Sao Paulo is rapidly descending into a dystopian crisis that is a harbinger of future world calamity brought about by shifting climate regimes. This city of 20 million people has recently had to endure mandatory water shutoffs for 4 days of the week. This is what it looks like.
In February 2012, renowned climate scientist James Hansen gave a TED talk. In it he shocked the world by explaining how global warming was heating planet Earth on a scale that was equal to 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day! However, recent work by several scientists has shown that his estimates were significantly understated. And the heat rate is going up much faster than we thought!
400,000 Hiroshima Bombs per Day in 2007 is Actually 800,000 Hiroshima Bombs today!
In 2001 a scientist in China published a striking account of how local pollution was dramatically cooling the planet. Since then, Chinese air pollution has tripled. The implications for why we have experienced only a moderate increase in temperatures over the last decade are explored here.
This diary is part 2 in a 3 part series part I is found here
When #47Traitors Sen. Jeff Sessions grilled Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA on climate change, he used a short series of denier lies. This diary exposes those lies and his role as a tool of the Koch brother funded campaign of denial and death.
The woeful example of this murderous traitor using his role in the U.S. Senate to lie with intent to harm the American public can be observed here:
I am sorry to tell you this, I know that you don't want to believe that this is happening, but it is. I am sorry.
If you want to understand how water and energy consumption impacts the average American's diet. . .how this will impact the IPCC's estimates for emissions and resultant climate warming. You MUST watch this video.
IMO, after researching the ins and outs of climate change and mitigation scenarios, it doesn't matter WHAT we do. If we don't address THIS. We won't have a chance
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FUCK YOU Senator Inhofe
Fuck you and your rightwing red-state climate denial, anti-science, anti-human agenda! When we go down we are taking YOU ALL with us!
I'm calling it. California's last 36 months were the hottest & driest, by far, in the 119-yr instrumental record. pic.twitter.com/3KE6XqYPxI— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) December 31, 2014
California Sierra Snow-Water Levels are 40% of our annual average for this date
Years of Living Dangerously is now free online, full series here:
groundbreaking, this documentary travels all over the world with real scientists and public figures working to understand where we are as a society and planet, and where we are going from here.
Scientists connect 2013's weird weather extremes to jet stream
They're trying to understand the cause of these unusual patterns
They blame it for everything from snowstorms in May to the path of Superstorm Sandy.
And last week, it was responsible for downpours that led to historic floods in Alberta, Canada, as well as record-breaking heat in parts of Alaska, experts say. The town of McGrath, Alaska, hit 94. Just a few weeks earlier, the same spot was 15 degrees.
more below the ixthus
Ocean Warming Has been Drastically Underestimated. This came across the wire a few days ago. Most do not understand what it means. Here is a detailed explanation.
"Never trust anyone over 30"
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