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Global Warming: Kids Lead

In just two days, kids will be marching in Washington D.C. to urge our leaders to do more to fight against man-made climate change. I doubt the present leadership will listen. That doesn’t matter; what counts is that they are…

Global Warming USA: Patterns of Drought

A good measure of drought severity is the Palmer Drought Severity Index, also called simply “PDSI.” One thing to keep in mind is that negative numbers indicated drought, the more negative the more severe, while positive numbers indicate wet conditions.…

Spread the Word

I’d like to remind everyone that kids will be marching on Washington this Saturday, July 21st, to advocate for real action about climate change. Maybe the best thing you can donate to them is publicity. Got a facebook account? Post…

Global Temperature Update

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has published their data for global average temperature anomaly in June of this year. With June included, the latest data look like this: It’s not really a surprise; global temperature continues to fluctuate,…

Night and Day

I read an article yesterday about the impact of global warming of night-time temperatures. They are significant. The article also talked about night temperatures generally warming faster than daytime temperatures. That made me wonder … where and how is this…

Kids’ Climate March

Earther has an excellent article on the upcoming climate march on Washington D.C., organized by teenagers. The article also profiles one of the founders and leaders, Jamie Margolin. It states: “With renewable energy, we could create an amazing world,” Jamie…

Zero Hour

We talk about climate change, about how necessary it is to do something about it. That’s important, and I commend all of us who do. But there’s a group of kids who are going to march on Washington to press…

Much Ado About Blogging

The steady stream of nonsense in the comments by “Victor” (most definitely not Victor Venema) at the RealClimate blog makes me wonder once again, what is our purpose, and how do we best accomplish it? Not too long ago, I…

Sea Level Stations with a Long Record

Tide gauges measure local sea level, the difference between sea surface height (SSH) and the height of the land. If the sea surface gets higher — what we usually think of as “sea level rise” — local sea level won’t…

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Weak Sauce from Climate Deniers

Over at RealClimate, in a post about Jim Hansen’s forecasts from the 1980s, a commenter calling himself “Victor” has bent over backwards to argue that the climate change we’ve seen already is just “natural.” He recently went so far as…

Who will Suffer Most from Global Warming?

Kids. Youngsters. Youth. Young adults, teens, tweens, even younger. My generation will suffer too, but as bad as it gets for us it’ll be far worse for them. And they’ll suffer the consequences longer than we will. But they’re not…

Global Warming and Tick-Borne Diseases

The tick population has exploded in Maine over the last 20 years. The reason? Global warming. Yes, the reason is global warming. Since 1895, average temperature in Maine has risen about 3.6°F (2°C). More relevant is the fact that very…

Global Warming: Told You So

Thirty years ago James Hansen testified in congress that man-made climate change (a.k.a. global warming) was underway. He forecast that the world would get hotter. What happened since? The world got hotter. He also forecast that the Arctic would warm…

Make America Great Again

Mother is the name for God in the mind of a child. When mother and child come here because they hope for a good life in a great nation, not only will we not let them in, we will separate…

Global Warming *** New Rules ***

NEW RULE: Adults need to stop catering to whiny babies. At the recent G7 conference, responsible world leaders from major economies got even more serious about climate change. Funny how adults want to protect their kids, and everybody else’s kids…

Climate Deniers: Sinking Fast

When it comes to sea level rise, climate deniers are desperate. It’s so obviously happening that denying its reality is a loser. It’s so obviously costly already (half a billion dollars in Miami) that trying to deny that will only…

Sea Level Rise: Denial by Bullshit

Sea level rise is such a huge problem, and is so undeniable, that climate deniers have gone loony trying to blame it on anything and everyting but global warming. It’s not working; the recent idiocy from congressman Mo Brooks trying…

Killer Storms get Stronger

A post at RealClimate is a must-read. It addresses the impact of man-made climate change on tropical storms; it’s still hotly debated whether or not they’ll become more numerous, but the evidence they will becom stronger — that they already…

Take a Knee

Note: this post has nothing to do with climate change. You might know George Takei as Lt. Sulu on the original “Star Trek.” He’s an American of Japanese descent — born here, raised here, every bit as American as any…

Drowning in Sea Level Rise

It’s not likely that sea level rise will drown you personally. The sea is creeping up on us slowly, and yet — all too soon — it has already flooded streets even on sunny days, seeped into groundwater making it…