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(3 of 3) Voters think Republican climate dissenters are ‘ignorant, out of touch or crazy,’ bipartisan poll finds

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Via: Raw Story

Results show risks that deniers in Congress pose to GOP as majority of younger constituents back Obama’s carbon plans.

Republicans in Congress who reject the science behind climate change could soon be reduced to political fossils, with new polling on Wednesday suggesting three-quarters of young voters find such views: 1) ignorant 2) out of touch 3) or, BAT-SHIT INSANE!.

The bipartisan poll conducted for the League of Conservation Voters found SOLID 80% SUPPORT among UNDER-35 VOTERS for Barack Obama’s climate change plan – and majority support even among those who oppose the president.

Read more,  HERE:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/25/voters-think-republican-climate-dissenters-ignorant-out-of-touch-or-crazy-bipartisan-poll-finds/

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The GOP continues to piss-off: Latnos, women, labor, poor and middle income people, LBGT, and the young voters.

They still can count on the ‘Angry White Male’, but even so, I give ’em 10-years, on the outside.

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July 26, 2013 Posted by | 2016, Boehner, GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 3) – $60 TRILLION Arctic ‘Time Bomb’

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Via: Huffington Post

A release of methane in the  Arctic could speed the melting of sea ice and climate change  with a cost to the global economy of up to $60 trillion over  coming decades, according to a paper published in the journal  Nature.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Erasmus  University in the Netherlands used economic modelling to  calculate the consequences of a release of a 50-gigatonne  (55,115,565,546 tons) reservoir of methane from thawing permafrost under the East  Siberian Sea.

They examined a scenario in which there is a release of  methane over a decade as global temperatures rise at their  current pace.

They also looked at lower and slower releases, yet all  produced “steep” economic costs stemming from physical changes  to the Arctic.

“The global impact of a warming Arctic is an economic  time-bomb,” said Gail Whiteman, an author of the report and  professor of sustainability, management and climate change at  the Rotterdam School of Management, part of Erasmus University.

“In the absence of climate-change mitigation measures, the  model calculates that it would increase mean global climate  impacts by $60 trillion,” said Chris Hope, a reader in policy  modelling at the Cambridge Judge Business School, part of the  University of Cambridge.

That approaches the value of the global economy, which was  around $70 trillion last year.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/arctic-methane-climate-change_n_3643917.html

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July 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 3) ‘Lake North Pole’

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Via: The Atlantic

In what has now become an annual occurrence, the North Pole’s ice has melted, turning the Earth’s most northern point into a lake. Call it Lake North Pole. To be clear, the water surrounding the pole is not seawater seeping up from the ocean but melted icewater resting on top of a thinning layer of ice below the surface.

It’s a shallow lake. It’s a cold lake. But it is, actually, a lake,” writes William Wolfe-Wylie of Canada.com.

That lake started to form on July 13 during a month of abnormally warm weather — temperatures were 1-3 degrees Celsius higher than average in the Arctic Ocean this month — and has come to stretch a significant distance, though not out of the camera’s range. In addition, the water is likely to get worse over the coming week, as an expected Arctic cyclone’s strong winds and rain will loosen the ice coverage even further.

The picture above is what the North Pole looks like now, via the North Pole Environmental Observatory. The photo below is what it looked like back in April, and probably how you pictured it before you starting reading.

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/07/north-pole-has-melted-lake/67577/

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July 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment