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Old 01-18-2017, 04:00 PM
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Mother Earth Has a Fever

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.84192d5a3de7

"In a powerful testament to the warming of the planet, two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.
Average surface temperatures in 2016, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were 0.07 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than 2015 and featured eight successive months (January through August) that were individually the warmest since the agency’s records began in 1880.
The average temperature across the world’s land and ocean surfaces was 58.69 Fahrenheit, or 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average of 57 degrees, NOAA declared. The agency also noted that the record for the global temperature has now successively been broken five times since the year 2000. The years 2005 and 2010 were also record warm years, according to the agency’s dataset.
[Scientists react to Earth’s warmest year: ‘We are heading into a new unknown’]
NASA concurred with NOAA, also declaring 2016 the warmest year on record in its own dataset that tracks the temperatures at the surface of the planet’s land and oceans, and expressing “greater than 95 percent certainty” in that conclusion. (In contrast, NOAA gave a 62 percent confidence in the broken record.)
NASA actually found a bigger leap upward of temperatures in 2016, measuring the year as .22 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the prior record year of 2015. The agency also noted that just since the year 2001, the planet has seen “16 of the 17 warmest years on record.”"WaPo

I hope we will wake the f**k up and do something about this but seeing as the science deniers are in the driver's seat, I have scant hope.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:06 AM
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unfortunately with the trumpkins running the ship "clean coal" and thirsty SUVs are gonna be belching out toxic waste in near record amounts for the foreseeable future. These guys have the attitude that money will fix everything, money in their pocket that is...
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I think it is already to late.

High of 56* today rain and tomorrow a high of 65*. Not typical for January of just a few years ago. About 30* warmer!!



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And the Repubs' answer to this? They want NASA to butt out of the climate business.
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I think it is already to late.
You're right.

We're fucked.
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Top down day today.
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The climate deniers will never get it. Not even while trying to enjoy an outside meal while cars roar by and loft dust onto their food. They will just raise their voices louder to explain that we need more jobs.

It's a maddening cycle.
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I have begun to believe, the power behind denial is the subconscious knowledge it is already to late. So just enjoy the ride left while you can in ignorant bliss!



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Wow, simply amazing the bravery of some people to confront tyranny. I know that this group is not every ones favorite and their activism at times is over the top.

7 Greenpeace protesters unfurl 'Resist' banner atop crane near White House



http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...ouse/97034816/

So Trump to issue an EO to outlaw construction cranes in DC?
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Wow, simply amazing the bravery of some people to confront tyranny. I know that this group is not every ones favorite and their activism at times is over the top.

7 Greenpeace protesters unfurl 'Resist' banner atop crane near White House



http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...ouse/97034816/

So Trump to issue an EO to outlaw construction cranes in DC?
He will order them shot and their family's homes bulldozed.
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