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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 - 9:23am

Most bleak federal report yet on high-tide/sunny-day tide floods
Remember the octopus in the Miami parking garage in 2016? Think of it as today’s modern-day canary in the coal mine.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 12:35pm

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The water shortage is going to impact not only agriculture but fracking too. 

Gaia's not playing favorites. She's had enough of everybody.


Gaya's crying, can't you hear her crying
Like a whisper, oh so very soft and low
If you listen, underneath the status quo
Will she still be friends and once again
Pardon our ignorance?
Can we make ammends so near the end?
Is there no second chance?

No one hears when gaya cries
No one cares to wonder why
Can't they see the tears in gaya's eyes?
Gaya's crying (yes she is)

Selfish children, greedy little children
Took her loving and gave her nothing in return
Like invaders, everything is slash and burn
Count up every face and every race
That we will never see
Count the human ache we can't escape
The tears are for you and me

As her lovely green eyes
Turn black
And her pretty blue dress
Turn black
And her gentle red lips
Turn black
Everything that she has
Turn black
And is it too late?
Turn back
Is it too late?
Turn back
Is it too late?

No facts of life, no birds and bees
Can't see the forest, can't see the trees
Oh pitiful capricious lies
That hide the tears in gaya's eyes

Gaya's Eyes by Todd Rundgren from Second Wind


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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 11:57am

The water shortage is going to impact not only agriculture but fracking too. 

Gaia's not playing favorites. She's had enough of everybody.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 10:45am

kontrived kontrarian kurtster wrote:

There are more than one kind of deniers ...


Deniers of science. Deniers of racism. Deniers of lost elections. Etc., etc., etc.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 7:03am

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"Four nuclear plants depend on water flow for cooling"




misleading photo as this is a branch of the river, not the river itself...not to say there is no issue with the lack of rainfall.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 5:15am

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There are more than one kind of deniers ... the deniers of any type of natural or cyclical reasons or causes.


Of course, we only know of most of those developments you cited because of scientific research. And the vast majority of experts in relevant fields are opining that causes other than natural ones have us facing the relatively imminent, catastrophic effect on a global level.

The relevant question is not whether there are natural causes of some of what we are experiencing or observing, but whether these experts are correct.

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Posted: Aug 21, 2022 - 10:15pm

One of the biggest reasons I decided some 40 years ago to stay in Cleveland was its proximity to 20% of the world's fresh water.  Growing up in California defined the importance and uncertainty of a water supply.  One of the original drivers of splitting California into two states was over water.  The North had it and the South was a desert and needed to import its water from the North.  As well defined in the 1950's so this is hardly a recent revelation.  The great aqueducts were built by Gov Jerry Brown's father Gov Pat Brown.  They were designed only to move water without any thoughts of building storage and reserve systems into it.  That is their greatest failure and very apparent now.

Even back in the 60's I remember it being a big deal when the Colorado River actually made it all the way to The Sea of Cortez in Baja.  It rarely happened way back then.  And there was only a third of today's population then ...

Yeah, surprise, surprise, surprise ... no one saw this coming ...

Climate has always been changing and in the SW USA, geology has played a part.
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Petrified Forest National Park

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The park's earliest human inhabitants arrived at least 8,000 years ago. By about 2,000 years ago, they were growing corn in the area and shortly thereafter building pit houses in what would become the park. Later inhabitants built above-ground dwellings called pueblos.

Although a changing climate caused the last of the park's pueblos to be abandoned by about 1400 CE,

more than 600 archeological sites, including petroglyphs, have been discovered in the park. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers visited the area, and by the mid-19th century a U.S. team had surveyed an east–west route through the area where the park is now located and noted the petrified wood. Later, roads and a railway followed similar routes and gave rise to tourism and, before the park was protected, to large-scale removal of fossils. Theft of petrified wood remains a problem in the 21st century.


It's a wonderful stop btw.  Went through it in the late 60's during a cross country road trip.

Oh and there are real natural causes for rising ocean levels, which have been rising steadily for centuries already.  The Pacific basin is shrinking and the Atlantic is getting shallower with a growing land mass in the middle.  The Mid Atlantic Ridge.  The largest underwater mountain range on the planet and rapidly growing which will also affect currents.

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There are more than one kind of deniers ... the deniers of any type of natural or cyclical reasons or causes.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2022 - 1:12pm

"Four nuclear plants depend on water flow for cooling"

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Posted: Aug 18, 2022 - 3:30pm

A next-level water crisis: Colorado River Basin faces Tier 2 restrictions
The unprecedented move arrives as southwestern states wrangle over how to cut water use.
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Posted: Aug 16, 2022 - 10:06am

Every Dollar Spent on This Climate Technology Is a Waste
Subsidies in the climate bill will lock in carbon capture and storage, which will sustain fossil fuels.
These C.C.S. projects are subsidized by Section 45Q of the federal tax code, which now offers companies a tax credit for each metric ton of carbon dioxide injected into the ground. Those enhanced oil recovery subsidies would rise under the new law, from $35 to $60 per ton. The legislation also significantly broadens the number of facilities eligible for tax credits. And those facilities will be able to claim the tax credit through a tax refund. The 45Q program is nominally a program to fight climate change. But since nearly all carbon dioxide injections subsidized by 45Q are for enhanced oil recovery, the 45Q program is actually an oil production subsidy. (...)

These subsidies create a perverse incentive, because for companies to qualify for the subsidies, carbon dioxide must be produced, then captured and buried. This incentive handicaps technologies that reduce carbon dioxide production in the first place, tilting the playing field against promising innovations that avoid fossil fuels in the steel, fertilizer and cement industries while locking in long-term oil and gas use.

Industry campaigns for C.C.S. also have shifted their decades-long disinformation fight: Instead of spreading doubt about climate science, the industry now spreads false confidence about how we can continue to burn fossil fuels while efficiently cutting emissions. For example, Exxon Mobil advertises that it has “cumulatively captured more carbon dioxide than any other company — 120 million metric tons.”

What Exxon Mobil doesn’t say is that this carbon dioxide was already sequestered underground before it “captured” it while producing natural gas and then injected it back into the ground to produce more oil. These advertising campaigns lend support to government programs to directly subsidize C.C.S.

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Posted: Aug 15, 2022 - 10:38am

The Coming California Megastorm

Nice presentation of a new Worst Case Scenario: Those dried-up reservoirs  being overtopped by relentless rainfall...

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Posted: Aug 15, 2022 - 10:27am

Big changes are coming for the Colorado River soon—and they could get messy

A climate-induced reckoning is playing out on the Colorado River.

The 1,450-mile-long river provides water to over 40 million people and more than five million acres of agriculture across the western United States. But years of punishing drought have reduced its flows to unprecedented levels. In response, the seven states of the Colorado River basin are expected to announce a plan next week to trim between two to four million acre-feet of their water use in the coming year—about a quarter of the total that flows through the river annually these days.


Big changes are coming for the Colorado River soon—and they could get messy (msn.com)




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Posted: Aug 11, 2022 - 5:11pm

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Arctic Warming Is Happening Faster Than Described, Analysis Shows
The rapid warming of the Arctic, a definitive sign of climate change, is occurring even faster than previously described, researchers in Finland said Thursday.

Over the past four decades the region has been heating up four times faster than the global average, not the two to three times that has commonly been reported. And some parts of the region, notably the Barents Sea north of Norway and Russia, are warming up to seven times faster, they said.

One result of rapid Arctic warming is faster melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which adds to sea-level rise. But the impacts extend far beyond the Arctic, reaching down to influence weather like extreme rainfall and heat waves in North America and elsewhere. By altering the temperature difference between the North Pole and the Equator, the warming Arctic appears to have affected storm tracks and wind speed in North America. (...)



imagine that
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Posted: Aug 11, 2022 - 5:01pm

Arctic Warming Is Happening Faster Than Described, Analysis Shows
The rapid warming of the Arctic, a definitive sign of climate change, is occurring even faster than previously described, researchers in Finland said Thursday.

Over the past four decades the region has been heating up four times faster than the global average, not the two to three times that has commonly been reported. And some parts of the region, notably the Barents Sea north of Norway and Russia, are warming up to seven times faster, they said.

One result of rapid Arctic warming is faster melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which adds to sea-level rise. But the impacts extend far beyond the Arctic, reaching down to influence weather like extreme rainfall and heat waves in North America and elsewhere. By altering the temperature difference between the North Pole and the Equator, the warming Arctic appears to have affected storm tracks and wind speed in North America. (...)

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Posted: Aug 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

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Posted: Jul 29, 2022 - 3:52pm

The future of global catastrophic risk events from climate change
Increasing risks posed by climate change are causing rare extreme events that can kill more than 10 million people or lead to damages of $10 trillion-plus, posing threats of total societal collapse, a U.N. report finds.
Four times since 1900, human civilization has suffered global catastrophes with extreme impacts: World War I (40 million killed), the 1918-19 influenza pandemic (40-50 million killed), World War II (40-50 million killed), and the COVID-19 pandemic (an economic impact in the trillions, and a 2020-21 death toll of 14.9 million, according to the World Health Organization).

These are the only events since the beginning of the 20th century that meet the United Nations’s definition of global catastrophic risk (GCR): a catastrophe global in impact that kills over 10 million people or causes over $10 trillion (2022 USD) in damage. (...)

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Posted: Jul 24, 2022 - 1:16pm

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected? *
General warming predictions are still on track, but recent heat waves are a stress test for the modeling of extreme events.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2022 - 1:13pm

Sue someone too?
How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Calamity
Climate change is creating a growing class of displaced Americans, and the federal government is struggling to decide how to help them.
As the United States struggles to protect its citizens against the worsening effects of climate change, returning survivors to their homes after hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters has emerged as a particular failure. Money, it turns out, is not the problem. Instead, agencies are hamstrung by rules that often make little sense, even to the officials in charge.

The result is a growing class of displaced Americans, a version of domestic climate refugees, scattered across motel rooms and trailer parks, an expanding archipelago of loss.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 3:20pm

Climate Deniers and the Language of Climate Obstruction
From narratives about fossil fuels as a solution to climate advocates as out of touch with reality, here’s how the fossil fuel industry and its allies are weaponizing words to delay climate action.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2022 - 1:39pm

Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action
The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.
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