President Barack Obama slammed pundits and members of Congress and called them what they are…..“fairly serious threat to everybody’s future.”
“Today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change, They’ll tell you it’s a hoax, or a fad.”
He criticized those who ducked the issue by claiming they weren’t qualified enough to speak on the matter, like House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R).
“Let me translate, What that means is, ‘I accept that manmade climate change is real, but if I admit it, I’ll be run out of town by a radical fringe that thinks climate science is a liberal plot.’”
"I’m not a scientist either, but we’ve got some good ones at NASA,"
Let xkcd put global warming temperature rise projections in perspective for you.
Who knows what the “?” will bring, but my guess is it won’t be fun. It may be too late to prevent change altogether, but it’s not too late to minimize the suck.
it’s not too late to minimize the suck
I don’t give a fuck about the climate, climate change can go suck a bag of dicks
this planet has been going through ‘climate changes’ for 5 billion years.
It wasn’t even an issue last century
but all of a sudden we’re supposed to care about it, well I don’t, animals will adapt or die, plants…
I like to play the role of Minnesota Nice. I try. But I cannot let this pass. I need to say something about this even though it won’t change your mind or mine on the subject.
It’s true that climate change is a natural phenomenon. But you’ve conflated natural with human-made climate change, saying it’s always happened when in fact there is no other generation of humans that have made such a lasting and deep impact on the earth’s natural systems than yours. I say yours because you seem older and in that “greatest generation” that is leaving us with the aftermath of rampant capitalism.
If you agree that we should care about the next generations after us then we may have something in common. But you said “adapt or die” which is not only callous and short sighted but is against almost any moral structure religious or otherwise. You’re asking people that had nothing to do with the poor decisions of greedy elites and careless wasters of your generation to just fend for themselves. And that’s pretty shitty when it was people not giving a shit that put them in that position.
I better stop now and count to 1000 before I regret typing more…. have good life sir.
A Hitch logic bomb for any climate change skeptics.
But we invest in non-polluting sustainable and renewable energy to what end? Clean water, air and food? How will that line my pockets?
John Oliver’s takedown of the way the media covers climate change last night was fantastic.
THIS is why we love comedy.
Truth in comedy.
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According to two new studies, the collapse of much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may now be irreversible. That could ultimately mean 10 feet of sea level rise.
Ten feet. Ha. Don’t be fucking naive. Greenland is turning to mush and that’s like sixty feet. I’ll be honest with you: I won’t miss Florida one bit, except for maybe the Keys. Louisiana, though, I think was a special place. Oh well. I think it’s possible that some of the big cities might be saved by seawalls, Netherlands-style, but I dunno, the Sandy experience should have been edifying and it obviously was not, just like pretty much every flood disaster that’s ever happened in this country. It is astonishing how people don’t get it. It’s astonishing how they keep chasing after the hotdog on the stick labeled “The Economy” without realizing that it’s the likes of the Koch brothers holding the stick and they’ll be dead soon and they’ll win because they’re going to die holding the most toys (i.e. members of congress).
I had to put up last week with some federal bureaucrats telling us (scientists) how we need to do a better job communicating to the public. No, I don’t fucking think so. I think we’re doing just fine, it’s the public that’s not doing a good job paying attention. They just don’t want to hear it. Have fun chasing that hotdog, people. And learn to swim.
Pay attention to the duck. He’s a scientist. And stop listening to the bullshit artists/con men in Congress.
The shit’s gonna hit the fan and the rivers gonna rise on into DC.
nothing to see here, move along
This is really happening. There’s nothing to stop it now.”
" a rise in sea level of 10 feet or more may be unavoidable in coming centuries"
I hope someone puts all of the stories of human greed, hubris and inaction in a time capsule for future generations. No doubt some will survive this but at what cost?
Pat Robertson: “He’s gonna win. Romney will win the election.”Benny Hinn: “What makes you believe that?”Pat Robertson: “Because The Lord told me.”
James Lovelock is now 94 years old and has been making predictions about climate change since the 1960s, most of which, alarmingly, have come true – he thinks we have twenty years before “global warming will hit the fan.” What’s his best advice? “Enjoy life while you can.”
Planet Earth as Gaia is indifferent to the plight of humanity. But let’s hope Lovelock is uncharacteristically wrong that mass migrations and wars are inevitable, for all our sakes.
This is what the earth will look like when the ice melts.
Nothing to see here, folks. Let’s all keep driving, shopping, consuming, wasting, and doing everything as if we were only visitors to the planet.
nothing to see here, move along