Posts tagged ‘climate change’
Just read an article – a great one – on Cosmos. The link is below.
Neil deGrasse Tyson v. the Right: Cosmos, Christians and the Battle for American Science – http://huff.to/1l3Nerk
This is a passage that struck me:
“The scientific consensus about global warming must be untrue, because, as Dr. Innes writes in Left, Right and Christ, the world is “not a glass ornament that we might accidentally destroy… we are not capable of destroying it, whether by nuclear weapons or carbon emissions.”
Just to clear something up:
The Earth itself will be fine. The Earth doesn’t care about its cities; it will keep spinning and orbiting. It’s the humans who are at risk. It’s our way of life that would suffer. The rocky planet will keep going…
Here’s the Daily Show where Jon Stewart covers that Koch-funded study the supports climate change.
The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to global warming deniers. He pursued long-held skeptic theories in analyzing the data.
Stop the presses. The end of days is surely upon us.
There is no reason now to be a skeptic about steadily increasing temperatures, Muller wrote recently in The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages, a place friendly to skeptics.
But beyond that is the thing he now says he is wrong about – this is practically the foundation of all things ‘conservative’: Climate Change! Of course, there’s only so long that you can keep decrying the evidence before your legacy is that you were an idiot. Eventually, even the most anti-progressive, evidence-ignoring conservatives among us finally conceded that maybe the Earth isn’t flat, after all.
Nothing makes a conservative happier than to say that Climate Change is just a bunch of hype. Denying Climate Change is a core belief of the conservative. You find a Republican and they can’t wait to talk about how Climate Change and Global Warming are totally fictitious inventions of the progressive mind.
Every time it gets cold my Republican friends can’t wait to be first to point out that Global Warming is a myth. In the early portion of this year, we got snow. What I heard that day: So much for Global Warming; Are these liberals gonna tell me about Global Warming now?; Yeah, Climate Change is real…whatever. I can look outside and see that Global Warming is bullshit. This is because it snowed….in the WINTER. As unfathomable as that sounds, it snowed between December and March.
There is a large percentage who literally have no distinction between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’. And will argue with you about it. And their Hannity-inspired understanding of Climate Change is that it means there will never be another cold day on Earth.
So back to the story – another great part about it is that study was funded in large part by the neo-con Koch brothers:
One-quarter of the $600,000 to do the research came from the Charles Koch Foundation, whose founder is a major funder of skeptic groups and the tea party.
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, run a large privately held company involved in oil and other industries, producing sizable greenhouse gas emissions.
When I was a child, I remember learning about the Scopes monkey trial, and how the progressives ‘modernists’ of 1925 helped bring the conservative ‘fundamentalists’ into the modern era by illustrating scientific evidence, while keeping religious beliefs out of school. Maybe they will re-learn that lesson next. Or maybe they’ll re-learn about the heliocentric system. Stay tuned for part 2 of the “As the Conservative Progresses”.
Hopefully between things like this combined with the completely ludicrous Conservative candidates for 2012, the USA can move forward again.
Republicans have vowed to fight the EPA’s attempts to set limits on pollution and is introducing bills to bar the government from using environmental law to fight pollution.
Climate change doesn’t exist – just step outside…see how cold it is today?
Pollution is healthy.
Brawndo helps plants grow – “It’s got electrolytes!!”
“Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is expected to unveil draft legislation Wednesday that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.”
These same people who support pollution, who create laws to fight conservation…they are in church. How they can fight to protect polluters and still maintain straight A’s on their Christianity report card is appalling.
By MARESA PATIENCE, Associated Press Writer Maresa Patience, Associated Press Writer – Wed Oct 14, 8:59 pm ET
LONDON – The North Pole will turn into an open sea during summer within a decade, according to data released Wednesday by a team of explorers who trekked through the Arctic for three months.
Melting Ice Warning for the top & bottom….Greenland & Antartica ice is melting quickly!
Check out this interactive site on ice in Antartica:
And see this slideshow on Warming Signals. For instance – burning the Amazon rain forest (yes, we’re still doing that). We’re adding CO2 and reducing Earth’s tools to combat CO2…at the same time.
When tropical forests are burned and cleared, it affects every one of us. The burning and clearing of forests pours at least 20 percent of climate-changing greenhouse gases into our atmosphere — more than all the world’s cars, trucks, and airplanes combined.
Just $15 dollars protects an entire acre of precious rainforest and prevents climate change causing gases from being emitted.
This is a 4 star charity from Charity Navigator (it’s highest ranking) and its secured by Verisign.