Tag Archives: Climate Change

Climate Change Study Spells Doom, GOP Says Studies Are Bad

A new report on climate change from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that the world will face a ‘break down of food systems’ in the future as well as conflict over water supplies. Meanwhile, here at … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Here’s a Great Idea: Utah Rep Wants to Increase CO2

According to Utah state Representative Jerry Anderson (R), what the planet needs right now is more carbon dioxide, not less, and Anderson has introduced a bill aimed at boosting it. Anderson’s bill would prevent the establishment of state standards for … Continue reading
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Posted in Stupid Party, Super Stupid, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

This Is What Freedom Looks Like

Here comes the sun… “Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines…” … Continue reading
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Posted in Energy, Environment, Science, Technology | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Science Learnin’

Artist – David Horsey In related news, a snow plow driver had a gun pointed in his face outside Pittsburgh today because he had the audacity to plow snow from a driveway into a yard as people tend to do … Continue reading
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Idiot Quote of the Day

“It is really freezing in D.C. I have to admit I was surprised. Al Gore told us this wouldn’t happen!” -Senator Ted Cruz Zing! Pow! Get it? Why does Al Gore use airplanes? The GOP will be in for quite … Continue reading
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Posted in Quote, Stupid Party, Super Stupid | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

The Flat Earth

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, Medicare is reportedly paying twice as much for penis pumps has non-Medicare providers as mandated by Congress. It’s funny that we don’t hear much about the cost of penis pumps and boner pills … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Russia | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Last Stand

Artist – Nick Anderson In other news, the Obama administration has announced the creation of climate “hubs” that will help local farmers adapt and react to climate change-fueled disasters. A move toward mitigation rather than prevention seems inevitable to me. … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Racism | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Video: 60 Years of Warming

Here’s 60 years of global warming in 15 seconds courtesy of NASA. Scientists emphasize that weather patterns always will cause fluctuations in average temperatures from year to year, but the continued increases in greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere are … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

We’re Being Watched

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, extreme weather cost Canadian insurers a record $2.92 billion last year, twice as high as the previous record. But it’s snowing in winter and the arctic circle is cold so climate change is … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Conspiracy Theory

If Gabriel Sherman’s recounting of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes in his book The Loudest Voice in the Room is accurate, Ailes believes as Alex Jones does that “the globalists” and the one world government are coming to get us. … Continue reading
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Posted in Conspiracy Theory, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Colbert on Fox News and Climate Change Denial

Here’s Colbert on the Polar Vortex and noted climatologist Donald Trump. Well done, all the best news reports end with ‘I don’t know where we got this.’ Can’t stop laughing. Continue reading
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What’s Next?

Artist – Bob Englehart In fact, Newt Gingrich is an imbecile. The GOP can’t decide if climate change exists, or if it does exist and is no big deal. Some imbeciles, such as Maine Governor Paul LePage, believe climate change … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Rand Paul | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The Science Guy

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the Senate has voted to confirm Janet Yellen as next Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve by a margin of 56 to 26. Yellen will be the first woman to serve as the head … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, Rand Paul, Science | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

LePage: Look on the Bright Side of Catastrophe

According to Maine Governor Paul LePage, we’ve been thinking about this climate change thing all wrong. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up,” Maine Gov. Paul LePage … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Step-by-Step

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, Texas state Senator Leticia Van de Putte announced today that she will run for lieutenant governor alongside Wendy Davis. This marks the first time in Texas history that two women have been on … Continue reading
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Study: Dramatic Change for Oceans by 2100

I’m sorry to bring you down from one apocalypse (the debt ceiling) just to begin talking about another, but this is important. Using data provided by the latest U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, scientists have produced an … Continue reading
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Mike Lee Really Hates Regulation of Toilet Water

As water levels in Utah hit a 20-year low amid record drought, Utah Senator and government shutdown aficionado Mike Lee’s primary concern is not how to repair the damage but rather the government telling people they can’t water their rock … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Horton Hears an Idiot

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, the long-awaited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has been released and it’s not pretty. You may want to have a few drinks before you read it. Meanwhile, the possibility of a … Continue reading
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World Bank: Stop “Silly Arguments” Over Climate Change

While the United States is still home to an untold number of Climate Change deniers and skeptics, the president of the World Bank is convinced. A draft working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due Sept. 27 … Continue reading
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Posted in Energy, Environment, Science | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

EPA Announces Carbon Limits

Good news — the EPA has announced limits on the amount of carbon new power plants are allowed to emit. On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced updated draft rules setting a limit on the amount of carbon dioxide that … Continue reading
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Posted in Energy, Environment | Tagged , , | 4 Comments