Posts filed under ‘The Environment, Weather, Etc.’

Guy Hates Prius Owners

Guy hates Prius owners so he spews crap into the environment in protest.

I wonder if he has kids or grand kids because they’ll be the ones who pay for his ignorance:

July 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM Leave a comment

800,000 Years of Atmospheric CO2

Peter Gleick is no slouch:  He’s a “climate/water scientist; member National Academy of Science, MacArthur Fellow; President Pacific Institute; author of Bottled and Sold.”

Here’s a tweet he just sent out and the news isn’t good:

Peter Gleick Tweet re CO2 7-3-14

(Image via Peter Gleick on Twitter)

July 3, 2014 at 11:56 AM 2 comments

Cool Morning Time Waster

Here’s a really neat interactive showing real-time wind patterns around the Earth.  Click on the globe to turn and then click on the background to activate.  Interesting.  And fun.

Wow, wind’s really blowing in the Antarctic today:

Antarctic wind

Image via Earth.NullSchool.Net)

Again, here it is.

July 3, 2014 at 8:24 AM Leave a comment

Ozone Alert Issued in Boulder, CO Due to Smoke From Fires…in Canada

As soon as the Sun started to rise this morning I noticed how hazy it was. Initially I thought it was caused by humidity but then I saw this:

Ozone Alert Issued for Boulder County, Front Range Due to Smoke From Canadian fires

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an ozone alert for Boulder County and other counties along the Front Range due to smoke from fires in Canada.

The alert says ozone concentrations are expected to reach the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range this afternoon and evening, and warns that unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.

The alert is in effect until at least 4 p.m. today.

According to the alert, smoke from fires in Canada is causing hazy skies across portions of Colorado.

More…

I did a bit more digging and the smoke isn’t just from fires in Canada, it’s from fires in northern Canada, as in the Northwest Territories. Here’s a map:

Fores in Northwest Terrorities

(Image via County10.com)

 

Wow.

July 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM Leave a comment

Tropical Storm Arthur: The National Hurricane Center Issues First Ever Storm Surge Map

What with Tropical Storm Arthur approaching the Eastern seaboard, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued its first ever storm surge map:

Natl Hurricane Center storm surge map 7-1-14

Image via NHC_Atlantic on Twitter)

(Via.)

Good idea.  What with the rise in sea level due to global warming it doesn’t take a full-blown hurricane anymore, with its high winds, to push ocean waters deep into coast areas.  Folks have to get that.  It could rain like hell and the already-higher sea level could push inland.  Things have changed.

July 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM Leave a comment

So-Called Democrats in Montana Refuse to Include the Words Climate Change in Their Platform

coal Mine via Wikimedia Commons

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Democrats in Montana who are (1) owned by the oil and gas industry or  (2) who suffer from Stockholm Syndrome and are to immature to know it and too terrified to get therapy to overcome it have got to go:

BUTTE – While the Obama administration is churning out rules to limit greenhouse gases that cause climate change, Montana Democrats on Friday resisted placing the words “climate change” in their party platform.

“We can sit here and talk about what we believe here as Democrats,” said Sen. Jim Keane, D-Butte, who argued against mentioning the costs of climate change in the platform. “I believe in the (coal) workers who work in eastern Montana, too.

[...]

A party platform committee considered the change, which would have said the party believes in protecting the environment rather than burdening future generations with the “extraordinary costs of climate-change-caused” effects, but voted against adding the climate change language.

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Short-sighted, uninspired, backward-looking idiots chained to the coal lobby:  A huge majority of Americans support regulating carbon from power plants. And they’re even willing to pay for it.

Do they have kids?  Grandkids?

We need LEADERS.

 

 

 

 

June 7, 2014 at 8:11 PM Leave a comment

Outrageous: Louisiana’s Republican Governor Signs Bill Blocking Lawsuits Against Oil and Gas Companies

Wow, what hutzpah and what a huge middle finger to all the people, animals, sea creatures and land damaged or destroyed by British Petroleum (BP) and oil companies past, present and future.  Talk about a corporatocracy.  This is just sickening. Talk about outrage overload:

BP Oil Spill via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia.)

Rejecting the advice of his own attorney general and dozens of legal scholars, Louisiana governor and potential presidential contender Bobby Jindal effectively blocked a New Orleans-area levee board from suing oil and gas companies for allegedly destroying the state’s coasts – and in so doing, may have also derailed state and local claims against BP for damages and tax revenue lost following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

[...]

Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, was also quoted in the statement distributed by the governor’s office, hailing the measure as a “huge victory for the oil and gas industry.”

The law, SB 469, essentially bars a levee district in New Orleans’ East Bank – the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, or SLFPA-E – from pressing forward in its lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, which it blames for exposing New Orleans to catastrophic damage from hurricanes Rita and Katrina by cutting thousands of miles of pipes and canals through sensitive barrier islands and wetlands that otherwise would have protected the coastal city.

The lawsuit, filed last summer, sought to force energy companies to restore the wetlands, fill in the canals, and pay for past damages.

“We are looking to the industry to fix the part of the problem that they created,” SLFPA-E vice president John Barry told the Times-Picayune last year. “We’re not asking them to fix everything. We only want them to address the part of the problem that they created.”

More…

Impeach the bastard for crimes against humanity and nature.  Not only that, what, he wants to use taxpayer dollars to clean-up BP’s mess?  What, he probably doesn’t care about clean-up at all.

Everyone in the country, er, the world needs to know about this.  This is what politicians who are owned by oil and gas companies do.

 

 

June 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM 7 comments

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