Will Hurricane Irene Be a Wake-Up Call About Climate Change?
Amy Goodmanm of Democracy NOW!:
“Hurricane Irene received a massive amount media coverage, but television reports made little or no reference to the role global warming played in the storm…
We speak with someone with his eye on climate change and its impact. ‘We’ve had not only this extraordinary flooding, but on the same day that Hurricane Irene was coming down, Houston set its all time temperature record, 109 degrees,’ says Bill McKibben, co-founder and director of 350.”
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"If you dive into the weeds a little bit on this global warming thing, you see that it seems that facts are certainly on Huntsman’s side on all of this and fact checkers have come out, we’re actually having our own brain room look at this right now, that any of Perry’s comments on this don’t seem to hold a lot of water. It doesn’t matter. What’s resonating right now in South Carolina is helping Governor Perry tremendously, and he fired back at Huntsman on global warming and gaining traction, facts or not."
Fox & Friends anchor Clayton Morris, essentially saying that scientific facts and theories don’t matter - it’s what the VOTERS think that’s actually the truth.
And wait… Fox News has a brain room? WTF is that?!
A brain room, huh? Must be a very small room.
(Source: crooksandliars.com, via sarahlee310)
Critters Moving Away From Global Warming Faster - ABC News
Animals across the world are fleeing global warming by heading north much faster than they were less than a decade ago, a new study says. About 2,000 species examined are moving away from the equator at an average rate of more than 15 feet per day, about a mile per year, according to new research published Thursday in the journal Science which analyzed previous studies. Species are also moving up mountains to escape the heat, but more slowly, averaging about 4 feet a year.
Fascinating story. What should we conclude? Maybe that animals, who apparently do recognize global warming, are smarter than Republicans.
Animals have more sense than Republicans.
Al Gore Lets Loose In Aspen Institute Speech About “Bull**** Anti Global-Warming Pseudo-Science”
I feel bad for Al Gore. Honestly. Just imagine being in his position: You know something most people don’t know, namely, that the planet is in jeopardy. You run for president to help everyone, and are cheated out of the win - and not by another decent guy, but by Bush - the “dubya” - who helps make matters worse. You make an award winning documentary to warn people the world over, which results in major corporations paying people and agencies to mislead and fool the public about the facts. Meanwhile the environmental and governmental situation is worsening. And everywhere he goes he probably encounters people that either say, “yeah, ok, you’re right, but whatever” or “I heard someone on a talk show say this is bogus”.
Imagine that being your life.
Honestly, I’m amazed he’s stayed this collected and rational about the whole thing.
(Source: realcleverscience, via vinylsticker)
Ronald Reagan Said a Lot of Stupid Things...
"Approximately 80 percent of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation. So let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards for man-made sources."
—Ronald Reagan, quoted in Sierra, September 10, 1980
"I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The U.S. Geological Survey has told me that the proven potential for oil in Alaska alone is greater than the proven reserves in Saudi Arabia."
—Ronald Reagan, quoted in the Detroit Free Press, March 23, 1980. (According to the USGS, the Saudi reserves of 165.5 billion barrels are 17 times the proven reserves—9.2 billion barrels—in Alaska.)
"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?"
—Ronald Reagan, campaign speech, 1980
"Trains are not any more energy efficient than the average automobile, with both getting about 48 passenger miles to the gallon."
—Ronald Reagan, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, May 10, 1980. (The U.S. Department of Transportation calculates that a 14-car train traveling at 80 miles per hour gets 400 passenger miles to the gallon. A 1980 auto carrying an average of 2.2 people gets 42.6 passenger miles to the gallon.)