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gif – California drought

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The Green Bridge passes over full water levels at a section of Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Marina on July 20, 2011, in Oroville, California, followed by current drought levels on Aug. 19, 2014.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/18/california-drought-gifs_n_5843534.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000044

September 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Yeah well, maybe you should.

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August 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Brandon Smith (R-KY) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Huffington Post

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In a condemnatory speech last week against the Obama administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency carbon emission regulations, Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith (R) (See Photo) claimed that man-made climate change is scientifically implausible because Mars and Earth share “exactly” the same temperature.

Smith, the owner of a mining company called Mohawk Energy, argued that despite the fact that the red planet doesn’t have any coal mines, Mars and Earth share a temperature. Therefore, Smith reasoned, coal companies on Earth should be exempt from emission regulations.

During a Natural Resources and Environment Committee meeting Thursday, Smith, the Senate majority whip, said:

As you [Energy & Environment Cabinet official] sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I won’t get into the debate about climate change but

I’ll simply point out that I think in academia (University of Kentucky???) we all agree that the temperature on Mars is EXACTLY as it is here.

Nobody will dispute that.

Yet there are no coal mines on Mars.

There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”

 

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FACT:

According to NASA, the average temperature on Earth is 57 degrees Fahrenheit — 138 degrees above Mars’ average of -81 degrees.

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C’mon, who are you going to believe; a mine owner or, NASA?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/08/brandon-smith-mars-climate-change_n_5568058.html

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July 10, 2014 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wind Energy In 2013 Was Equivalent To Taking 20 MILLION CARS Off The Road

Via: Think Progress

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Wind energy reduced power sector emissions by more than 5 percent last year, saving the same amount of CO2 as taking 20 million cars off the road, according to a new report.

The report, published by the American Wind Energy Association, found that wind energy production in 2013 resulted in carbon emissions reductions of 126.8 million tons. Some states achieved larger reductions than the national average, with 11 states reducing carbon emissions by 10 percent compared to 2011 levels through wind energy. Texas — a state which broke its record for highest wind generation ever in March — had the highest volume of carbon reductions, followed by Illinois, California, and Colorado.

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READ MORE, HERE:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/27/3441782/carbon-reductions-from-wind-energy/

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And the truth is, we can do even better!

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May 29, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Message of the Day’

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May 23, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

 

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VOTE BLUE – and vote these ‘Greedy Lying Bastards.com’ OUT in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8, 2014 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Antarctic Ice Shelf On Brink Of Unstoppable Melt

Via: Reuters

Ice calving from the Petzval Glacier in Paradise Bay in Antarcti

Part of East Antarctica is more vulnerable than to a that could to trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise world sea levels for thousands of years, a study showed on Sunday.

The Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica, stretching more than 1,000 km (600 miles) inland, has enough ice to raise sea levels by 3 to 4 METRES (10-13 FEET) if it were to melt as an effect of global warming, the report said.

The Wilkes is vulnerable because it is held in place by a small rim of ice, resting on bedrock below sea level by the coast of the frozen continent. That “ice plug” might melt away in coming centuries if ocean waters warm up.

“East Antarctica’s Wilkes Basin is like a bottle on a slant. Once uncorked, it empties out,” Matthias Mengel of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, lead author of the study in the journal Nature Climate Change, said in a statement.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/05/antarctic-ice-melt_n_5263660.html

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personal thought:

The GOP and Fox News can deny it all it wants, but the consequences of climate change is real, and they are going to be felt sooner, rather than later.

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May 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Republicans

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March 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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March 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Kerry compares climate change deniers to ‘Flat Earth Society’

Via: MSNBC

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Secretary of State John Kerry injected some stridency into the Obama administration’s environmental advocacy on Sunday when he delivered a speech on the need for a coordinated, international response to climate change.

“The science is unequivocal. And those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,” he said in Jakarta, Indonesia. “Now, President Obama and I believe very deeply that we do not have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

The White House has been signalling a major push on climate change policy for months, but rarely have administration officials rejected denialism in such strongly worded terms. Nor have they discussed the potential effects of global warming with such specificity and urgency. Kerry, who described climate change as “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction,” dedicated much of his 45-minute speech to detailing the anticipated humanitarian and economic consequences.

Scientists now predict that by the end of the century, the sea could rise by a full meter,” Kerry said.Now, I know that to some people a meter may not sound like a lot, but I’ll tell you this: it’s enough to put half of Jakarta underwater. Just one meter would displace hundreds of millions of people worldwide and threaten billions of dollars in economic activity. It would put countries into jeopardy. It would put countless – I mean, come to the local level – it would put countless homes and schools and parks, entire cities at risk.”

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/kerry-slams-climate-change-deniers?cid=sm_facebook

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February 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment