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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Florence Waters, and Fears, Still Rising,

Washington Post: Floodwaters breached a dam near a Duke Energy power plant on Friday, the company said, raising fears that toxic coal ash could reach the nearby Cape Fear River. The rising waters also swamped a 625-megawatt natural gas plant near the site, forcing it to shut down, the company said. Fears about the situation […]

Today: 16:55   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: More Evidence: East Antarctica a Sleeping Giant

Nature: Understanding ice sheet behaviour in the geological past is essential for evaluating the role of the cryosphere in the climate system and for projecting rates and magnitudes of sea level rise in future warming scenarios. Although both geological data and ice sheet models indicate that marine-based sectors of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet were […]

Today: 16:44   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: PBS Newshour – Media Catching up with Science of Climate/Cyclones

The tracks of Cyclones in temperate regions may be affected by changes in arctic sea ice. But those watching these videos heard from the key players in this emerging science in 2012. When Jennifer Francis started finding tele-connections between the arctic ice, jet stream flow, and temperate zone weather systems, she was considered to be […]

Today: 16:37   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In China, Agriculture, Forests, and Solar Power Pushing Back Deserts

Model for pushing back deserts in China. Just to be clear, China is engaged in pillaging and raping environments around the world, – but credit where it’s due – this appears to be promising sustainable technology – and points the way for serious, but still conservative – geo-engineering. Note at 3:34 – solar plus agriculture.

Today: 16:12   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Rush for Better Batteries

Above, gravity storage concept is a physically simple idea, one of dozens currently in development to tackle the variable energy of renewables. Wired: But this exhilarating progress in “decarbonizing the energy sector” (in the jargon of energy economists) misleads. Today, utilities manage the intermittency and seasonality of renewable energy by firing up small “peaker” power […]

2018-09-20 16:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Even In Trump Era, GOP Must Still Pretend to Care about Environment

Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue, and nowhere more evident here. Well known as a racist and Trump sycophant, (but I repeat myself..) Florida Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis recently told reporters that sea level rise, might indeed be related to global warming. (how could we possibly know, right?) DeSantis currently down 6 points in polling […]

2018-09-20 15:18   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Leon Bridges – Beyond

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2018-09-20 13:58   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: One Power Plant in NC Did Not have a Toxic Spill

Photo of one of Cypress Creek’s solar plants in Eastern NC, taken after the hurricane – in solid shape. Resilient, sustainable power 💪 (and with on-site fuel supply!) pic.twitter.com/3q2RPMxAya — Tyler Norris (@tylerhnorris) September 18, 2018

2018-09-20 13:57   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Animal Death Toll Heavy in Florence

Quartz: Another victim of Hurricane Florence: farm animals. Millions of animals left on farms in North Carolina during the record-breaking rainfall have drowned in the flooding. As of Tuesday (Sept. 18), the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which has been counting livestock deaths in the field, says 3.4 million chickens and turkeys […]

2018-09-20 13:50   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting: Post Florence – Cold Blob now a Hot Topic

Gentle reminder: Those who follow these videos will get an early heads up on emerging topics in climate change. Stefan Rahmstorf’s 2015 paper (with Michael Mann and Jason Box) is, in the wake of Hurricane Florence, a hot topic of discussion – mainly in terms of the “cold blob” south of Greenland, and its possible […]

2018-09-19 13:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: S**tStorm: Florence Brews a Toxic Poop Soup in NC

In other words, the ultimate Trumper wet dream. Yahoo News: About 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to state officials. The N.C. Department of Agriculture issued the […]

2018-09-19 12:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Jennifer Francis: How Climate and Ice Melt Intensify Hurricanes

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2018-09-19 01:48   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Video: Textbook Trauma – The Emotional Cost of Climate Change

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2018-09-18 12:31   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Lewis Black on Climate Change

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2018-09-17 15:34   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Florence in Tweets

Local beach and dune erosion (before and after) in Kill Devil Hills, NC from #HurricaneFlorence pic.twitter.com/AP17T3UPFj — Nick Cohn (@ntcohn) September 16, 2018 WATCH: A herd of deer attempt to cross a flooded road in Jacksonville, NC, during Hurricane Florence. https://t.co/l2ICMjbwqz pic.twitter.com/fh9IwQV2UP — NBC News (@NBCNews) September 17, 2018 Running out of ways to express […]

2018-09-17 15:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How a Big Coal Based Utility Pivots to Wind, Renewables

Up until just a few years ago, Detroit based DTE, the second largest utility in Michigan, and a classic example of a big, coal-heavy rust belt electric producer, was still pushing back on efforts to decarbonize and enact more ambitious Renewable Portfolio standards in the state. Then something happened. Confess I’m not sure exactly what […]

2018-09-17 14:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: As Florence Still Drenches, Learning the Lessons

AP climate reporter Seth Borenstein is tallying the lessons of Florence – and doing a pretty great job of brushing off denial trolls on his twitter feed. Seth Borenstein for Associated Press: For years, when asked about climate change and specific weather events, scientists would refrain from drawing clear connections. But over the past few […]

2018-09-16 14:22   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Mangkhut Pounds Phillipines

Brutal effects of Super Typhoon Mangkhut over the northern Luzon Island, Philippines! Report: Jordan Rae Salinas / Amanda Smith pic.twitter.com/jnPuBD2BkP — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) September 15, 2018 Advertisements

2018-09-16 02:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Bill Nye on Hurricane Florence

I like Bill, but I don’t think he’s all that good at this climate comms stuff. (compare to Radley Horton below) But journalists will at least put him on television – because they think their audiences would turn off real scientists – so there’s that.

2018-09-16 02:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: PBS NewsHour: How Climate Loads the Hurricane Dice

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2018-09-15 19:14   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Is Florence a View of the Future?

Above, video from 2012. Most relevant passage starts at 3:15. Hurricane Sandy’s sharp left turn. Harvey’s slow walking thru Texas. Florence lingering over the East Coast. All one-offs? Or evidence of climate dynamics affecting storms in an unexpected way? ThinkProgress: We know that global warming makes hurricanes more destructive in several ways — stronger winds, higher […]

2018-09-15 15:04   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: As Florence Bears Down, GOP Steals from FEMA and Coast Guard to Jail Babies

New: In addition to FEMA, money being transferred to ICE for detention operations also came from the Coast Guard budget to the tune of $29 million. pic.twitter.com/d47UaaNqCo — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 13, 2018 Priorities. Putting brown skinned babies in camps more important than protecting life and property. Advertisements

2018-09-13 02:26   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Dark Snow Poetry Expedition Premiers

This year’s Dark Snow Project helped support a team from 350.org bring together an international communication effort around ice melt and sea level rise. Today the work product premiers in the Guardian and a number of other newspapers around the world, along with an essay by Bill Mckibben. Bill McKibben in the Guardian: High up […]

2018-09-12 16:32   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Florence is Bad, but Not the Baddest Right Now

For all the headlines, Florence is not the strongest storm spinning right now. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bigger, badder, and threatens more people. Climate deniers, focused on land falling hurricanes in the US, don’t realize that most tropical cyclones, by far, form in the western pacific – scientists discuss above. New York Times: HONG KONG […]

2018-09-12 15:39   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Good News: Pat Robertson will Pray Hurricane Away

Pat Robertson’s Bible thumping empire is in the path of the oncoming climate-fueled Hurricane Florence. All y’all can relax now.

2018-09-12 14:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Hell, Hot Water and Hurricanes

Trying to pack a lot of info in while a catastrophe has our attention. Above, on the day (Monday Sept. 10) that is statistically the peak for tropical cyclone activity – the satellite does not disappoint. Gizmodo: The second big factor favoring Florence’s rapid intensification is the remarkably warm ocean. The storm is cruising over […]

2018-09-11 14:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Warming and Superstorms – Our Past is the Future

Above, discussion of what new climate research says about storms in warm eras of the past. Below, Jeffrey Kiehl of National Center for Atmospheric Research discusses the paleo-evidence for heat-fueled superstorms in the deep past. Dr. Kiehl has a lead role in the new Yale Climate Connections video coming out this week. Advertisements

2018-09-10 21:29   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting: Ocean Heat is Fuel For Storms – What We Learned from Harvey

All Star science team’s post mortem on last year’s “Big One” – Hurricane Harvey drowning Houston. #Florence is getting supercharged by near-record warm (~2C/3.6F above normal) subtropical North Atlantic ocean surface temperatures (https://t.co/8vutoyB14S). Even just a 1C global-warming trend can increase the likelihood of this sort of ‘ocean heat wave’ ten-fold or more… — […]

2018-09-10 21:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Get Out Now. South Carolina Orders Coastal Evacuation Ahead of Florence

UPDATE: Mandatory. We are not risking first responder’s lives on your sorry ass. Get out. Post and Courier (Charleston): Gov. Henry McMaster ordered evacuations along South Carolina’s entire 187-mile coastline starting at noon Tuesday, saying residents and tourists must get out of Hurricane Florence’s potentially devastating path. The evacuations will cover some areas inland […]

2018-09-10 20:17   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Reposting: Kerry Emanuel on Climate and Hurricanes

As good a time as any to repost this. Primer/context for Florence. Advertisements

2018-09-10 15:28   Click to comment


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