Category: Climate Change

So, Climate Change is going to kill us all, and it is all our fault?

Pirates Cove tackled the latest babbling idiocy from the Cult of Climate Change

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters

Global warming is posing such wide-ranging risks to humanity, involving so many types of phenomena, that by the end of this century some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers say.

This chilling prospect is described in a paper published Monday in Nature Climate Change, a respected academic journal, that shows the effects of climate change across a broad spectrum of problems, including heat waves, wildfires, sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, drought and shortages of clean water.

Such problems are already coming in combination, said the lead author, Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He noted that Florida had recently experienced extreme drought, record high temperatures and wildfires — and also Hurricane Michael, the powerful Category 4 storm that slammed into the Panhandle last month. Similarly, California is suffering through the worst wildfires the state has ever seen, as well as drought, extreme heat waves and degraded air quality that threatens the health of residents.

Things will get worse, the authors wrote. The paper projects future trends and suggests that, by 2100, unless humanity takes forceful action to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change, some tropical coastal areas of the planet, like the Atlantic coast of South and Central America, could be hit by as many as six crises at a time.

That prospect is “like a terror movie that is real,” Dr. Mora said.

Oh no! We are DOOMED, DOOMED I say. But wait, wait, there is one hope to avoid this calamity, but we all must act. Everyone who does not want to die from a tornado of fire and volcanic ash pull out your wallet……..

We can fix this all with a tax, you know. Because the storms and events and such now are totally different from the ones when CO2 was below the safe threshold of 350ppm. Like, say, during the time of the Black Death.

Yep! The only thing that can save us is for all of us to have less money! Well, except for the pimps who will profit off these taxes. Go green indeed! 

Lurch goes nuclear grade stupid

Oh John Kerry H/T Moonbattery

John Kerry’s moonbat antics are not always as serious as illegally colludingwith America’s most devoted enemy, Iran. Sometimes they are even good for a laugh, as when he suggested suing Donald Trump over lives lost due to severe weather, presumably on the grounds that Trump could stop hurricanes but chooses not to, no doubt out of sheer malice.

What used to be called acts of God are now apparently acts of Trump.

Seriously, Hanoi John is that insane. Monday evening at the Carnegie Center for International Peace he barked,

“I wish I could find legal standing to bring a case against Donald Trump for the lives that will be lost and the property that will be damaged and the billions of dollars because of his decision on climate change. This is life and death.”

Stupid on steroids

You + Straws + Climate Change = Hurricanes?

Good Freaking Grief!!

The hurricane season has been rather quiet this year, especially in the Atlantic, so, of the course the Warmists are back to their “rare but stronger meme”

How Climate Change Is Creating A New Breed Of Hurricane
Climate change is warming our oceans, and that thermal energy is fueling stronger hurricanes.

A Category 3 hurricane is currently barrelling across the Pacific toward the Hawaiian islands. The storm, known as hurricane Lane, is expected to batter the Hawaiian islands with 120 mile-per-hour winds and enough rain to trigger flash floods and landslides. In both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hurricanes are becoming more intense as a result of climate change. Hurricanes are fueled by warm water, which is becoming more widespread as greenhouse gasses continue to trap heat in the atmosphere.

Both hurricane strength and average sea surface temperature have increased significantly over the last century. Although hurricanes can be influenced by wind, humidity and other factors, the majority of scientists agree that warming oceans are the primary cause of the rise in hurricane strength.

Hurricanes form when evaporating sea water transfers thermal energy from the ocean’s surface to the upper atmosphere. The upward movement of warm, moist air creates a pressure vacuum that fuels strong circular winds. When that warm air reaches the atmosphere it condenses, forming storm clouds.

As climate change increases global sea surface temperatures, the strength of seasonal hurricanes is expected to increase. This means more catastrophic hurricanes may soon be on the
horizon.

Polar Bear so distraught by Climate Change it attacks cruise ship guide

Or, maybe the polar bear was just being a polar bear?

A cruise line employee was injured in a polar bear attack Saturday on an Arctic archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, according to local authorities.

The man was working as a polar bear guide aboard the MS Bremen. The ship had landed on the northernmost island of the Svalbard archipelago, an area known for its remote terrain, glaciers, reindeer and polar bears.

“The man was attacked by a polar bear and injured on his head,” Hapag Lloyd Cruises, who operates the ship, said in a statement to The Associated Press. “He was flown out, was responsive, and is currently undergoing medical treatment.”

Climate Change is making your kids dumberer or something

Via Pirates Cove

Bombshell, baby, bombshell!

(Think Progress) A stunning new study of U.S. high school students finds that heat waves lower their test scores, the effect is greater for minorities, and global warming is going to make things worse in the coming years.

Led by researchers from Harvard and the College Board, this National Bureau of Economic Research study, “Heat and Learning,” provides “the first evidence that cumulative heat exposure inhibits cognitive skill development and that school air conditioning can mitigate this effect.”

The study looked at almost 10 million students who took the PSAT twice (or more) from 2001 to 2014 and compared their scores with daily temperature data recorded by thousands of NOAA weather stations around the country.

Researchers found “hotter school days in the year prior to the test reduce learning, with extreme heat being particularly damaging.” Of course, global warming has already started making temperatures higher: As NASA reported in January, the five hottest years on Earth have all occurred since 2010.

Why does the Gore Cult of Climate Change hate science?

The SCIENCE is SETTLED! Right? No?

At least not to Think Progress

From the link

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reportedly planning to further restrict the use of scientific evidence in rule-making. The plans are inspired by efforts championed by one of Congress’ most notorious climate science deniers, House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX).

The EPA’s initiative was discussed during a closed-door meeting on March 15 at the Heritage Foundation — a Washington, D.C. think tank known for promoting climate science denial and which was instrumental in influencing Trump’s transition team — E&E News reported Friday.

If adopted, the plan would require the EPA to rely only on scientific studies where the underlying data used by the researchers is made public. The impact would be to impose a dramatic burden on EPA officials effectively limiting their ability to introduce new protections for health and the environment.

So, Think Progress hates science hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Baltimore to battle violent crime by banning styrofoam?

The city is one of the most dangerous in America, and, not surprisingly, one of the most violent, so what are the central planners going to do about the spike in violence? Not much it seems

The Baltimore City Council has moved a bill forward that would ban plastic foam containers for carryout food and drinks — a measure that Mayor Catherine Pugh has supported.

Our media partner The Baltimore Sun reports a vote Monday night unanimously gave preliminary approval to the bill. The ban aims to cut down on litter in the city.

The bill would create criminal fines for businesses that fail to comply with the ban on containers made of polystyrene foam, a substance more commonly known by its brand name, Styrofoam.

Styrofoam has long been used as an inexpensive convenience, but it isn’t free of other costs. It’s a major source of Baltimore’s litter, with much of it washing off streets and alleys and into the Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. And it isn’t cheap to recycle.

BRILLIANT!