Category Archives: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Oklahoma, where the denial comes right before the drought

I lived in Oklahoma, a half-hour’s commute from Tinker Air Force Base, where I was assigned, for nearly three years in the 80s. When I saw and read this article, I just had to share it here. So read it and then remember that Oklahoma is represented by denier-in-chief James Inhofe in the U.S. Senate. Whatta champ. Well isn’t he?

Dr. James Hansen: Climate change is happening now

Another warning – and a stark one at that – from the scientist who first put the problem of climate change before the American public – of what awaits if no action is taken to stem the carbon tide.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/29/climate-change-carbon-price?fb=optOut

Stand still for the apocalypse

Is columnist Chris Hedges pushing the envelope in this piece? Or is he on the mark? I’d bet that NASA’s James Hansen would agree with Hedges’s points.

Let the coal burn! And China and India are doing just that

Amazing the amount of press time/coverage a lousy rock, aka “coal,” gets around the world. And never mind the carbon dioxide emitted whenever a supply of those rocks are burned – for heat, for electricity, for steam, etc. What would the Molly Maguires think today? Read here to learn about the role of coal in China and India. Not good.

The forest fires this time

This op-ed piece by writer Timothy Egan, whose book on the epic northern Idaho fire of many decades ago is a great read, holds nothing back in pointing out the connection between human-caused climate change and the new vagaries of Wild Nature. Will Mitt Romney and his cohorts and even President Obama start clamoring for decisive action to stop the human trashing of our atmosphere? Don’t count on it, sadly.

The true story of ‘pal review’

You know right up-front that the climate change contrarian’s view is bogus when you take into account the “pal review” process. This Climate Progress article looks at this PR quackery.

Carbon dioxide level reaches milestone

This Associated Press article appeared in many papers across the country this morning; I saw it on the Web sites of at least a dozen a few minutes ago. In any case, the world has indeed reached a milestone in the parts-per-million ranking of carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas. And, guess what? Humans are responsible (no matter what the Cato Institute might say). The Cato, by the way, is referenced in this reporting as the journalist attempts to include the “balance” thingee, no matter how inane that “balance” source may be. It’s the old he said, she said style of reporting. Yeah, yeah, yeah.