‘The Next Genocide’- NYT OpEd: Climate ‘deniers’ present ‘intellectual stance that is uncomfortably close to Hitler’s’
‘Today we confront the same crucial choice between science and ideology that Germans once faced. Will we accept empirical evidence and support new energy technologies, or allow a wave of ecological panic to spread across the world? Denying science imperils the future by summoning the ghosts of the past.’…
Animal rights group outraged over Sen. Inhofe hunting fundraiser, sends Drone to film – Drone then shot down
An infamous fundraiser that involves shooting pigeons has taken down another flying object.
A group’s drone used to film the event has been grounded.
Showing Animals Respect and Kindness is an animal rights group that secretly filmed a fundraiser for Senator Jim Inhofe last year, where guests were shooting tame, banded pigeons that were thrown into the air.
This year, the group said they tried to use a drone to record the event Friday night in Greer County, but they reported the drone was shot down.
A spokesperson for S.H.A.R.K. also said the sheriff refused to investigate the downing, insisting shooting a drone is not illegal.…
Shortest Melt Season On Record In The Arctic
Using DMI’s 30% concentration ice as the measure of extent, 2015 was the shortest melt season on record in the Arctic. Ice peaked around March 25, and bottomed around September 3. The melt season was abut three weeks shorter than … Continue reading →
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4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought – ‘Last 4 years have experienced record low tropical cyclone activity’
4th Year of Earth’s Hurricane Drought
Even though today is the climatological peak in tropical cyclone frequency, there are currently no hurricanes (or typhoons or cyclones) anywhere on Earth. In fact, there are no tropical storms…or even tropical depressions! Where have all the hurricanes gone? A temporary fluke of nature you say? Well, take a look at the global Accumulated Cyclone Energy index (ACE), which shows that the last 4 years have experienced record low tropical cyclone activity: Global accumulated wind energy contained in tropical cyclones (graphic courtesy of wunderground.com) Now, contrast this with what President Obama said on Aug. 27 in New Orleans as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was marked: “There’s no denying what scientists tell us, which is that there’s reason to be concerned about these storms getting worse and more violent.” Well, I just happen to be a scientist with peer reviewed and published research on hurricanes, and I can tell you there is no “consensus” on what, if anything, might happen to hurricanes in response to global warming (which, we now know, is considerably weaker than expected). Maybe we should be concerned about the children…that they might grow up never knowing what a hurricane is. Kind of like the snow they would never see again.
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