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Posted: Jul 13, 2024 - 10:28am

In the South, Sea Level Rise Accelerates at Some of the Most Extreme Rates on Earth
The surge is startling scientists, amplifying impacts such as hurricane storm surges and nuisance flooding and testing mitigation measures like the Resilient Florida program
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Posted: Jul 12, 2024 - 7:55am

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‘More Heat, More Often’: Temperature Records Keep Breaking
The burning of fossil fuels has created more frequent and more intense heat waves. Experts warn these heat waves are “the new normal.”
June was the Earth’s 13th consecutive month to break a global heat record. It beat the record set last year for the hottest June on record, according to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Union.“

We should consider this the new normal,” said Katherine Idziorek, an assistant professor in geography and community planning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “We need to be preparing for more heat, more often. That’s the reality.”

More than half the U.S. population — almost 175 million people — faced extreme heat on July 4, and the impacts of this new normal continued to broil the country this week. (...)

“Heat is like the silent storm,” said David Sittenfeld, the director of the Center for the Environment at Boston’s Museum of Science. Other climate-related hazards like heavy rain and wildfires are more visible, he said, but heat affects everyone and can exacerbate socio-economic inequalities.

The burden of urban heat, for example, isn’t equally distributed. A Columbia University analysis showed that neighborhoods that were historically redlined experienced hotter summers in 84 percent of major American cities, including Houston.

These communities often experience the urban heat island effect: Roads and rooftops absorb more heat than natural spaces do, making urban areas hotter than rural areas. A report by the nonprofit research group Climate Central found that almost 70 percent of 50 million city dwellers are in areas where the temperature was at least 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher because of city infrastructure.

Based on that analysis, over 1.7 million people in Houston were experiencing heat at least 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 90-degree temperatures that led to a heat advisory on Thursday — while more than a million people were still without power.


You see all this on Main Stream Media and I think most folks just don't get it, or don't care, or are resigned to it being normal. Wouldn't it be nice if when you went to the supermarket to buy groceries there were signs or videos showing what this heat does to our food infrastructure. When it's triple digits for weeks on end, how do you think the vegetables are doing? The cattle, the chickens. When it floods does everything bounce right back like it never happened? Instead most people think the high cost of groceries are the governments (usually the presidents) fault.  There needs to be some other form of communication to regular folks that this is effecting their lives in ways they don't obviously see but are real. 

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Posted: Jul 11, 2024 - 3:48pm

‘More Heat, More Often’: Temperature Records Keep Breaking
The burning of fossil fuels has created more frequent and more intense heat waves. Experts warn these heat waves are “the new normal.”
June was the Earth’s 13th consecutive month to break a global heat record. It beat the record set last year for the hottest June on record, according to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Union.“

We should consider this the new normal,” said Katherine Idziorek, an assistant professor in geography and community planning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “We need to be preparing for more heat, more often. That’s the reality.”

More than half the U.S. population — almost 175 million people — faced extreme heat on July 4, and the impacts of this new normal continued to broil the country this week. (...)

“Heat is like the silent storm,” said David Sittenfeld, the director of the Center for the Environment at Boston’s Museum of Science. Other climate-related hazards like heavy rain and wildfires are more visible, he said, but heat affects everyone and can exacerbate socio-economic inequalities.

The burden of urban heat, for example, isn’t equally distributed. A Columbia University analysis showed that neighborhoods that were historically redlined experienced hotter summers in 84 percent of major American cities, including Houston.

These communities often experience the urban heat island effect: Roads and rooftops absorb more heat than natural spaces do, making urban areas hotter than rural areas. A report by the nonprofit research group Climate Central found that almost 70 percent of 50 million city dwellers are in areas where the temperature was at least 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher because of city infrastructure.

Based on that analysis, over 1.7 million people in Houston were experiencing heat at least 8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 90-degree temperatures that led to a heat advisory on Thursday — while more than a million people were still without power.

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Posted: Jul 10, 2024 - 11:00am

Hot Nights Fuel Wildfires, Complicating Containment Efforts
Climate change is causing more fires to burn overnight, growing bigger, lasting longer and challenging the fire teams trying to control them.
Over the July 4 weekend, hundreds of fires sparked across California, feeding on the hot, dry conditions of an ongoing heat wave.

But some of these fires were strange.

They grew rapidly and expanded their territory at a time when fires, like people, traditionally rest: at night.

Overnight hours, when temperatures tend to go down and relative humidity, or the amount of water vapor in the air, goes up, can act as a barrier to fire. Overnight, fires tend to creep along, giving firefighters a chance to sleep or manage smaller flames. But human-caused climate change has accelerated nighttime warming more quickly than daytime warming, dismantling this natural shield.

“Night won’t save us,” said Kaiwei Luo, a doctoral student in environmental sciences at the University of Alberta and the lead author of a recent study in the journal Nature that found overnight burning can cause fires to burn larger and longer. “With climate change, we will see more and more overnight burning,” he said. (...)

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Posted: Jul 9, 2024 - 3:45pm

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Frustrations mount in the Houston heat after Beryl moves on and leaves millions without power
Beryl, which made landfall early Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, has been blamed for at least seven U.S. deaths — one in Louisiana and six in Texas — and at least 11 in the Caribbean. At midday Tuesday, it was a post-tropical cyclone centered over Arkansas and was forecast to bring heavy rains and possible flooding to a swath extending to the Great Lakes and Canada.

More than 2 million homes and businesses around Houston lacked electricity Tuesday, down from a peak of over 2.7 million on Monday, according to PowerOutage.us. For many, it was a miserable repeat after storms in May killed eight people and left nearly 1 million without power amid flooded streets.

Food spoiled in listless refrigerators in neighborhoods that pined for air conditioning. Long lines of cars and people queued up at any fast food restaurant, food truck or gas station that had power and was open. (...)

Robin Taylor, who got takeout from Denny’s, was getting tired of the same old struggle. She has been living a hotel since her home was damaged by the storms in May. When Beryl hit, her hotel room flooded.

She was angry that Houston didn’t appear prepared to handle the Category 1 storm after it had weathered much stronger ones in the past.

“No WiFi, no power, and it’s hot outside. That’s dangerous for people. That’s really the big issue,” Taylor said. “People will die in this heat in their homes.” (...)


Hey, climate change's only a hoax invented by commies!

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Posted: Jul 9, 2024 - 3:14pm

Frustrations mount in the Houston heat after Beryl moves on and leaves millions without power
Beryl, which made landfall early Monday as a Category 1 hurricane, has been blamed for at least seven U.S. deaths — one in Louisiana and six in Texas — and at least 11 in the Caribbean. At midday Tuesday, it was a post-tropical cyclone centered over Arkansas and was forecast to bring heavy rains and possible flooding to a swath extending to the Great Lakes and Canada.

More than 2 million homes and businesses around Houston lacked electricity Tuesday, down from a peak of over 2.7 million on Monday, according to PowerOutage.us. For many, it was a miserable repeat after storms in May killed eight people and left nearly 1 million without power amid flooded streets.

Food spoiled in listless refrigerators in neighborhoods that pined for air conditioning. Long lines of cars and people queued up at any fast food restaurant, food truck or gas station that had power and was open. (...)

Robin Taylor, who got takeout from Denny’s, was getting tired of the same old struggle. She has been living a hotel since her home was damaged by the storms in May. When Beryl hit, her hotel room flooded.

She was angry that Houston didn’t appear prepared to handle the Category 1 storm after it had weathered much stronger ones in the past.

“No WiFi, no power, and it’s hot outside. That’s dangerous for people. That’s really the big issue,” Taylor said. “People will die in this heat in their homes.” (...)

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Posted: Jul 8, 2024 - 11:54am

Can we air condition our way out of extreme heat?
Part 1: a primer on air conditioning
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Posted: Jul 7, 2024 - 9:10am

Climate Science Denial Rife at Launch of Jordan Peterson’s ARC Project


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Posted: Jul 4, 2024 - 8:29am

Market forces are not enough to halt climate change
Investor returns imply that the welfare of future human beings is close to irrelevant
At the heart of attempts to halt damaging climate change is a pair of ideas: decarbonise electricity and electrify the economy. So, how is it going? Badly, is the answer.

Will things change soon enough? Not on today’s trajectory. Worse, the politics, always difficult, have become even more so: people just do not want to pay the price of decarbonising the economy.

Here is a sobering fact: in 2023, the production of electricity generated by fossil fuels reached an all-time peak. The share of electricity produced this way did fall, from 67 per cent in 2015 (the date of the celebrated Paris Agreement) to 61 per cent in 2023. But global output of electricity jumped 23 per cent in those eight years. As a result, even though generation from non-fossil-fuel sources (including nuclear) rose by an impressive 44 per cent, that from fossil fuels rose by 12 per cent. Alas, the atmosphere responds to emissions, not good intentions: we have been running forward, but going backwards. (See charts) (...)

Moreover, it is clear by now that past predictions of global warming have proved largely correct. To persist with scepticism is immoral and stupid.

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Of course, half of America or their self-elected representatives still believe the Earth is flat. This epitomizes Capitalism as being perceived as superior and in favor of a flourishing mankind... for the akashic records and beyond.



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Posted: Jul 1, 2024 - 8:55am

Extreme wildfires in Canada and their contribution to global loss in tree cover and carbon emissions in 2023
Abstract: Canadian wildfires in 2023 were record breaking with wide-reaching impacts on people, nature, and climate. Extreme heat and low rainfall associated with climate change led to unprecedented forest fires that released enormous amounts of carbon as they burned. This study used data on fire-driven tree cover loss and forest carbon fluxes to estimate the total extent of stand-replacing forest fires and their associated carbon emissions. We found that the 2023 Canadian wildfires burned nearly 7.8 million hectares of forest and accounted for more than a quarter of all tree cover loss globally. Furthermore, forests impacted by wildfires emitted nearly 3 billion tons of CO2 or about 25% more carbon than all primary tropical tree cover loss that year. These results have important implications for global carbon budgets because emissions from these wildfires will largely be excluded from official greenhouse gas reporting.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 1:20pm

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I'm more of an O bla di, O bla da, guy.  Depends on the day though.

Probably the worst song they made. Together with Let It Be.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 1:15pm

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So then why are you so passionate about Climate Change ? You sure spend a whole lot of time on the issue.

Gotta fight unreason.

Fear-mongering about environmentalism, raping murdering invaders, etc.
 
I'm more of an O bla di, O bla da, guy.  Depends on the day though.

The coda (if I am using the term correctly) to one of my favorite songs is, "life's just a game, you fly a paper plane, there is no end ..."

I just played the album yesterday, btw.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 1:04pm

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So then why are you so passionate about Climate Change ?

You sure spend a whole lot of time on the issue.

Gotta fight unreason.

Fear-mongering about environmentalism, raping murdering invaders, etc.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 12:57pm

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Ah yes, virtue.  You can add fear to that list.  It is the virtue that is currently trending best these days.

Seems better than having no virtue at all. You saw the word virtue and stopped reading. "Unreal imaginings of evil cause distress about the present, or fear for the future. The ideal Stoic would instead measure things at their real value, and see that the passions are not natural. To be free of the passions is to have a happiness which is self-contained. There would be nothing to fear—for unreason is the only evil; no cause for anger—for others cannot harm you"
 
So then why are you so passionate about Climate Change ?

You sure spend a whole lot of time on the issue.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 12:43pm

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Ah yes, virtue.  You can add fear to that list.  It is the virtue that is currently trending best these days.

Seems better than having no virtue at all. You saw the word virtue and stopped reading.

"Unreal imaginings of evil cause distress about the present, or fear for the future. The ideal Stoic would instead measure things at their real value, and see that the passions are not natural. To be free of the passions is to have a happiness which is self-contained. There would be nothing to fear—for unreason is the only evil; no cause for anger—for others cannot harm you"

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Posted: Jun 30, 2024 - 12:39pm

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Ok. (...)

Distract from fail. I'm somewhat stoic.
 
Ah yes, virtue.  You can add fear to that list.  It is the virtue that is currently trending best these days.
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