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Deluge Drowns Brooklyn

Helloooo…anybody paying attention? USAToday: Trains and planes were delayed while cars and pedestrians slogged through knee-deep water in battered Brooklyn as flash flooding swept through parts of the borough following days of intense heat and power outages. The storms hit…

Last Letter from a Glacier

Price of Oil: So is this how it ends? As our climate emergency deepens, as the once great Arctic icescapes melt before our eyes, and once majestic glaciers break up and melt and disappear, we are left to put plaques…

Moon Denial’s Perennial Crocks

Moon landing denial might be the quintessential science denial meme. Maybe Buzz Aldrin shows us the most effective, and eloquent, response to it. Esquire: The fifty years since we sent three men there—and put two on its surface!—have seen giant…

50 Years on: The New Mission

The Drive: Analysts believe that 2018 will go down as the best year for internal combustion vehicle sales ever, predicting a downturn in demand for the mode of propulsion starting in 2019. “At the beginning of the year we had…

Deep Dew Dew. New Record for Dew Point?

Wikipedia: The dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled to become saturated with water vapor. When further cooled, the airborne water vapor will condense to form liquid water (dew) Woke up last night to check out the thunderstorm rolling thru.Normally, one feels a rush of…

Heat Wave a Sample of Things to Come

Stepped outside yet today? Today in the midwest is what a normal summer day will be like in a few decades. National Geographic: In less than 20 years, millions of people in the United States could be exposed to dangerous “off-the-charts”…

Steering Wind Turbines to Greater Efficiency

Tiny changes in the orientation of wind turbines pay big efficiency dividends. Renews.biz: Researchers at Stanford University, in California, have shown that angling turbines slightly away from the wind can boost energy produced overall. Pointing turbines slightly away from oncoming…

As Heat Builds, Extreme Impacts Grow

Jeff Berardelli for Yale Climate Connections: Consider a graph of temperatures plotted on a bell curve. Most temperatures fall near the middle of the curve, and those temperatures would be considered typical. Any temperature that falls on the edges of…

Number One Climate Action: Talk about Climate

Proceedings of the National Academy – Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of Climate Science: …discussing global warming with friends and family leads people to learn influential facts, such as the scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is happening.…

New Genre: Climate Crisis Cat Videos

I’m inaugurating a new genre of YouTube memes. While I caution my catastrophist friends (get it?) that we are not looking at imminent human extinction, there are enough climate disasters in the pipeline to supply us with many decades of…

Denier: Hurricane from the Illuminati

As climate change gets more obvious, Deniers get more imaginative. Right Wing Watch: Mark Taylor, a radical right-wing conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet,” appeared on the “Up Front In The Prophetic” radio program yesterday, where he declared that the…

Putin on Wind Energy: What about the Worms?

Fossil powered autocratic leaders have consistent messaging about renewable energy. They don’t like it.But they love birds. They’re all about the birds. And now, the worms. Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned on Tuesday the use of…