Tag Archives: global warming

Rush Limbaugh On Global Warming

“Folks, if you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in manmade global warming. You must be either agnostic or atheistic to believe that man controls something that he can’t create. The vanity! These people — on the one hand, ‘We’re no different than a mouse or a rat.’ If you listen to the animal rights activists, we are …

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Warmest Year Ever For New York City

Via Wall Street Journal: New York City is poised to finish its warmest year since modern record-keeping began, with an average temperature projected to top 57.2 degrees. A Wall Street Journal analysis of federal temperature data from an observation station at Central Park puts 2012 on course to surpass the three-way tie for the city’s warmest year, which is currently …

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On The Rising Seas

Today the New York Times posted interactive maps of a dozen coastal cities to demonstrate the flooding that will take place if the seas continue to rise due to climate change. Above is their prediction of what the New York City area might look like if the seas rise as much as 25 feet in coming centuries. (Miami would be …

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Al Gore On Hurricane Sandy

“This week, our nation has anxiously watched as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast and caused widespread damage–affecting millions. Now more than ever, our neighbors need our help. Please consider donating or volunteering for your local aid organizations.  The images of Sandy’s flooding brought back memories of a similar–albeit smaller scale– event in Nashville just two years ago. There, unprecedented …

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Quote Of The Day – Bill McKibben

“New York is the city I love best, and I’m trying to imagine it from a distance tonight. The lurid, flash-lit instagram images of floating cars in Alphabet City or water pouring out of the East River into Dumbo, the reports of bridges to the Howard Beach submerging and facades falling off apartment houses – it all stings. It’s as …

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Today In Global Warming Denial

Fischer links to this blog: Together, the 48 contiguous states are comprised of 2,959,064 square miles (which excludes bodies of water). There are 640 acres in a mile. There are about 4,840 square yards per acre. To calculate the number of square yards in the United States, we multiply 640 * 4,840 * 2,959,064, which yields 9.17 trillion square yards …

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Drought Shrinks Mississippi River Traffic

The level of the Mississippi River has gotten so low that cargo ships and barges have had to severely restrict the weight of what they can safely carry. If the country’s largest river system continues to rapidly shrink, all river traffic could get shut down and cost the US $300 million a day. The Mississippi, which has become thin and …

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CONNECTICUT: Warm Seas Force Shutdown Of Nuclear Power Plant

Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because the ocean water used to cool the machinery is now too warm to be effective. Millstone Power Station has occasionally shut for maintenance or other issues, but in its 37-year history it has never gone down due to excessively warm water, spokesman Ken Holt said on Monday. Water from Long …

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July Was The Hottest Month In History

It wasn’t your imagination. July was the hottest month the continental US has seen since records began, federal scientists have said. Last month, the average temperature was 77.6F (25.3C), hotter than the old record from July 1936, during a period of severe drought known in the US as the Dust Bowl. The last 12 months were the warmest since modern …

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Bad Weather Threatens Ozone Layer

According to a new study, this summer’s waves of ferocious thunderstorms are threatening the ozone layer over North America. Strong summer thunderstorms that pump water high into the upper atmosphere pose a threat to the protective ozone layer over the United States, researchers said on Thursday, drawing one of the first links between climate change and ozone loss over populated …

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Food Costs To Rise Due To Weather

Unsurprisingly, these unrelenting heat waves and the worst drought in five decades is going to make itself known in your shopping cart. “It is one extra kick in the stomach” for low-income families, said Chris G. Christopher, senior principal economist at IHS, a consulting firm. “There’s a lot of people in this country living paycheck to paycheck. This is not …

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