THEY'RE HERE TO FIX CLIMATE CHANGE! THEY’RE COLLEGE REPUBLICANS...

An attendee wears a GOP elephant necklace during a California Republican Party convention in Burlingame, California. Stephen Lam / Reuters

 

"A lot of young conservatives are frustrated by the false choice between no climate action and a big government regulatory scheme."

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SPRING HAS ARRIVED EARLY FOR MUCH OF THE US. IT’S GORGEOUS — AND CONCERNING...

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This map will show how early spring has arrived in your state...

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‘THERE IS NO ICE’...

                            

A polar bear testing the strength of thin sea ice in the Arctic. Credit Mario Hoppmann/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

 

 “There is no ice where there is almost always ice,” The Washington Post’s weather experts tweeted yesterday, referring to an area north of Greenland...

 

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SCIENTISTS HAVE DETECTED AN ACCELERATION IN SEA LEVEL RISE...

The intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy flooded much of the town, aided by rising sea levels. Photograph: Mel Evans/AP

 

Faster melting of ice sheets is speeding up sea level rise..

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WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE: COMFORTING FALSE HOPES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING REDUCTION PROGRESS OR HONEST FACTS?

               

 

Myself, our organization, and our allies are constantly struggling with how to communicate the truth about our current state of global warming. How do we effectively tell our members what many climate scientists know, but few will publicly state because of negative repercussions to their funding, careers, and personal safety?

 

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HOW TO OVERCOME “APOCALYPSE FATIGUE” AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE...

 

Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes explains how to reframe discussions of climate change so that we feel inspired to act...

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'REALLY EXTREME' GLOBAL WEATHER EVENT LEAVES SCIENTISTS AGHAST...

Source: http://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/arctic-temperatures/

 

Climate scientists are used to seeing the range of weather extremes stretched by global warming but few episodes appear as remarkable as this week's unusual heat over the Arctic. Zack Labe, a researcher at the University of California at Irvine, said average daily temperatures above the northern latitude of 80 degrees have broken away from any previous recordings in the past 60 years...

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ABBOTT AND FEMA ARE USING HARVEY TO REINVENT DISASTER RESPONSE. SOME SAY THAT MAKES DISPLACED TEXANS "GUINEA PIGS"...

Workers in Rockport repair waterfront condominiums damaged by Hurricane Harvey on Feb. 22, 2018. Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune

 

In the six months since state and federal officials decided to use the biggest housing recovery in modern history to rewrite the nation's disaster playbook, neighborly networks and organized charity have buoyed disheartened Texans on the coast...

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STOP TRUMP'S INFRASTRUCTURE SCAM...

 

Trump’s new infrastructure plan is nothing but a climate-wrecking giveaway to big polluters and the 1%.

The proposal would fast-track fossil fuel pipelines and gut bedrock environmental protections — at the expense of frontline communities and working people...

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WELCOME TO THE AGE OF CLIMATE MIGRATION...

Sean McCabe for Rolling Stone

 

Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year. It could soon reshape the nation...

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LEFT TO LOUISIANA’S TIDES, A VILLAGE FIGHTS FOR TIME...

Marshes near Jean Lafitte. Rising sea levels and land loss are driving back Louisiana’s coastline, and a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone.  Photograph by WILLIAM WIDMER

 

 

For the community of Jean Lafitte, the question is less whether it will succumb to the sea than when — and how much the public should invest in artificially extending its life...

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IMPACT OF WARMING SEAS FELT BY NORTHEASTERN FISHERIES...

Boats float in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick at high tide. Larry Montrie

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE BAY OF FUNDY AND GULF OF MAINE...

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IT WILL BE WARMER AT THE NORTH POLE NEXT WEEK THAN MUCH OF EUROPE, AS SEA ICE MELTS...

Polar bear standing upright on pack ice in the Arctic ocean on the North Pole. Image: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

 

In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic...

 

 

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SIGHING, RESIGNED CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SAY TO JUST ENJOY NEXT 20 YEARS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN...(SATIRE)

GENEVA—Attending a conference to discuss alarming new data on rising sea levels, a weary group of top climatologists suddenly halted their presentation Friday, let out a long sigh, and stated that the best thing anyone can do at this point is just try to enjoy the next couple decades as much as possible. “You know what, guys? Just go out there and have a good time—don’t worry about any of this,” said climate scientist Annalisa Feldt who tore in half the report she had compiled and suggested everyone consider traveling to a place they’ve never been before, or taking up a pastime they’ve always imagined might be fun. “Go see a show. Join an intramural sports league. Learn a musical instrument. Have more sex. Try skiing, if you never have, although that’s one you’d better do within the next five years or so.” Reiterating the need for people to live it up while they still can, the climatologists announced that if anyone was interested in joining them, they would be skipping the remainder of the conference to get completely shit-faced at the nearest bar...

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FEBRUARYS WILL CONTINUE TO GET WARMER, WHICH IS GOOD FOR PICNICS BUT BAD FOR HUMANS...

Temperatures across the United States on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3 pm. NOAA

 

Our fingerprints are all over this week’s record-breaking heat...

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THE TERRIFYING PHENOMENON THAT IS PUSHING SPECIES TOWARDS EXTINCTION...

Dead saiga antelopes in a field in Kazakhstan. About 20,000 of the species were found dead in one week. Photograph: Reuters

 

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, FEBRUARY 12-18, 2018...

The Figure is from paper #24.

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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WE CAN’T ENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Nope, that won't do it... Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

 

Unfortunately, that’s what some scientists think humans will try to do...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #8...

Credit: Erika Maldonado Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Editor's Pick:

Seas Will Rise for 300 Years

And the longer it takes to reduce carbon emissions, the higher they will go...

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ARCTIC TEMPERATURES SOAR 45 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL, FLOODED BY EXTREMELY MILD AIR ON ALL SIDES...

The temperature difference from normal over the Arctic averaged over the next five days in the GFS model forecast. (University of Maine Climate Reanalyzer)

 

While the Eastern United States simmers in some of its warmest February weather ever recorded, the Arctic is also stewing in temperatures more than 45 degrees above normal. This latest huge temperature spike in the Arctic is another striking indicator of its rapidly transforming climate...

 

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