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Jul. 27th, 2016



The Latest on Climate Change, and the California Drought

Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue: And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond
PHILADELPHIA—Billionaire climate advocate Tom Steyer believes young Americans will cast more votes this year based on rising temperatures than in past presidential elections.

Climate change is already killing people: European heatwave caused by global warming in 2003 led to hundreds of deaths
- From June to August 2003 a heatwave in Europe led to hundreds of deaths
- New study shown a fifth of these were due to man-made climate change
- Climate change increased the risk of heat-related deaths in central Paris by around 70 per cent, the study found

NASA Says 2016 Hottest On Record So Far, Arctic Sea Ice Cover May Reach New Lows

Arctic sea ice crashes to record low for June

From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 miles a day, about 70% faster than the typical rate of ice loss, experts say

Arctic sea ice: yet another record falls

A blanket of smoke from fires in Siberia is so huge it can be seen from nearly 1 million miles away in space

Satellite image of smoke from Siberian wildfires. (Source: NASA Worldview)

Millions of Dead Trees in the Sierra Nevadas Pose Unprecedented Fire Safety Hazard: SCE is working to mitigate the possible devastation caused by drought and beetle infestation, including wood chipping and removal of ‘zombie trees.’

There are an estimated 66 million dead trees in the southern Sierra Nevada. Jeffrey Moore of the Forest Service explains what it means for the region in the latest story in our series, Summer of Fire, on the state of California’s forests.

Good site: 66 Million Dead Trees, and more...

Lake Mead helps supply water to 25 million people. And it just hit a record low.

Water Knives in the Near Future — 16 Year Drought Brings Lake Mead To New Record Low


The Latest on California wildfires: Emergency Declared on 2 California Wildfires
Acting California Gov. Tom Torlakson has now declared a state of emergency for both major wildfires burning in the state.

Climate change comes to the DNC - POLITICO
Climate change will move to center stage at the Democrat National Convention tonight in the form of a 5-1/2 minute movie directed by James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm, narrated by Sigourney Weaver...

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries: Droughts and other extremes can cause dangerous economic shocks
See also the related stories on Syria/ Climate/ Refugees/ US Military planning.

Jul. 14th, 2016

red penguin of doom


Washed away...

Rising seas are washing away two US towns. How they're responding is a matter of faith, belief and money.

Louisiana's Isle de Jean Charles, the first community in the nation to receive federal funds to relocate due to climate change.

More: Rising sea levels are forcing an indigenous tribe from home and could be an example of the future

(This is highly debatable, as I am opposed to GMO): Cropland Lost to Saltwater Could Be Rescued by Rice with Salt-Tolerant Genes

Tropical forests overexploited by unsustainable logging

Clouds Get High on Climate Change: Changes in cloud patterns match predictions from climate simulations of a warming world

Jun. 28th, 2016

cheers - smiling flower


Warmest on Record, record, record, record...

This was published on April 19, but my guess is that um it still might be relevant...

NOAA: Monthly Temperature Reports Are ‘Sounding Like A Broken Record’ - Joe Romm, http://www.thinkprogress.org

"Last month was the hottest March on record by far, NOAA confirmed Tuesday. March was 2.2°F above the 20th century average. This anomaly (departure from “normal”) was “the highest monthly temperature departure among all months” in the 1880-2016 record...."

Read full article HERE.

See more HERE.

Sep. 22nd, 2014



Scientists Lead Huge Climate Change March in NYC

Scientists Lead Huge Climate Change March in NYC

NEW YORK — Lab-coat-clad and picket-sign-wielding scientists were on the front lines of the People's Climate Change march yesterday (Sept. 21) along with hordes of students and others concerned about the planet's changing climate.

The march, organized to bring more public awareness to climate change effects and policies, was planned in anticipation of the UN Climate Summit that will meet at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan tomorrow (Sept. 23). The march was divided into six different themed sections and scientists marched in the "The Debate Is Over" section. Many carried signs with slogans like "We are the 97 percent consensus," "Science is not a liberal conspiracy" and "Friends don't let friends deny reality." - Over 300,000 people - READ MORE

- (Notes: RFK Jr. was prominent in this march, and made national news. I had a dream about RFK Jr., the same morning, Sept.21, w/ no prior knowledge(!) - Also relevant to WARMING minds: There was a large march in Russia against involvement in Ukraine,(!), and there was, of course, the vote regarding Scottish independence).

Mar. 26th, 2013

mad cap


Regain ZOMBIE-nomics declared a SUCCESS! - (x-post)

Yay!... INTRO...Collapse )

Since this here post will probably be a cross-post to a few communities, here are the tags for each community. I urge you to check out the appropriate tag, and exhaust yourself reading and despairing, some fine Sunday morning!!!

o_c_c_u_p_y - HERE

economic_sanity - HERE
w_a_r_m_i_n_g - HERE
indie_lifestyle - HERE
brds_and_fishes - HERE
bp_oil_oil_oil - HERE
123_food_4_food - HERE

Feb. 17th, 2013

cheers - smiling flower


Largest climate-change rally!

US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming - http://phys.org/news/2013-02-protesters-urge-obama-global.html


(For more on Keystone, please see my previous post).

Feb. 14th, 2013



Keystone Pipeline - (x post)

Keystone pipeline protestors arrested - http://www.livescience.com/27117-nasa-climate-scientist-arrest.html

Daryl Hannah is on Thom Hartman show today; as is Bernie Sanders, who is big on addressing global climate change. Also, be sure to check out Bobby Kennedy Jr. on progressive, "Ring of Fire Radio," which discusses other important topics.


Another post re: Keystone - http://madman101.livejournal.com/1328385.html
My LJ communities which need your support: w_a_r_m_i_n_g, bp_oil_oil_oil, eco_altrnatives, o_c_c_u_p_y. (Also see my own LJ tags for these and econ issues).

Aug. 2nd, 2012



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In 1/2 hr, at 7:pm Central, WORT will have a local programme about the drought, on, "The Perpetual Motion Machine".

WORT 89.9FM Community Radio Station in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Providing listeners with an array of news and music. Listen Live - WORT 89.9FM Community Radio Station: Madison ... http://www.wort-fm.org/listen.php

Apr. 6th, 2012



Antarctic Ice Sheet Dwindles Under 'Eyes' of Satellite

As a European satellite enters its second decade in orbit, it continues to observe the retreat of an Antarctic ice sheet, which has been dwindling due to warming. - http://www.livescience.com/19512-satellite-antarctica-ice-sheet.html

Apr. 5th, 2012

egypt - hieroglyph


"Natural disasters not so natural after all"

Industrial pollution linked to 'natural' disasters:
Met Office research suggests industrial air pollution is largely responsible for changes in the temperature of the Atlantic Ocean which are linked to drought, flooding and hurricane activity. - http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/9525821.html

Hi! You are also invited to look into: brds_and_fishes, bp_oil_oil_oil, and o_c_c_u_p_y

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