Tag Archives: Global Warming

Longtime Foe

Artist – Jimmy Margulies In other news, there’s yet another reason to be concerned about global warming. According to a new study, warming temperatures could increase lightning strikes by as much as 50 percent. Meanwhile, here’s the first ever photo … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad News

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned multiple rulings today by reinstating gay marriage bans in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The majority ruling could described as nonsensical, among other … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal and the Science Deniers

Bobby Jindal is not a scientist, man. At a prayer breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor this morning, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said the Obama administration is filled to the brim with “science deniers” who are “holding our economy … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Nothing Congress

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has been confirmed as the next Secertary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Meanwhile, Kentucky state senator, majority whip, and amateur astronomer Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) says it’s obvious … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Jeff Miller Believes Global Warming is a Killer… of Dinosaurs

During an interview with MSNBC host Richard Lui, Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL) said that he doesn’t believe humans are responsible for global warming because global warming killed the dinosaurs. Duh. Miller: It changes. It gets hot, it gets cold. It’s … Continue reading
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Hell And High Water

Artist – David Fitszimmons The Obama administration and the EPA revealed new rules today that will aggressively tackle carbon emissions to the extent that the executive branch can on its own. You can review the rules at the White House … Continue reading
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A Poorly Regulated Militia

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, climate change is now a more divisive issue than abortion or gun control according to a new poll. 83 percent of Democrats believe humans are contributing to global warming while only 23 percent … Continue reading
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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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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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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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Chart of the Day

NASA brings us this chart showing international consensus on the climate crisis: Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

“I am a global warming denier. I don’t deny that.” -Senator Tom Coburn at the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce 8-26-13 Tom Coburn does not deny that he’s a denier. I’m glad we’ve settled that. Not to be overlooked, during … Continue reading
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Scandal Monger

Artist – Matt Wuerker In other news, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) says global warming is a conspiracy intended to create one world global government. Rohrabacher is a senior member of the House Science Committee. Because of course he is. Also … Continue reading
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Chart of the Day: Climate Crisis Edition

Yeah, global temperatures from the World Meteorological Association:

Another gigantic piece of evidence that the right will deny. I wonder what the next nine years will look like? (Not good.)
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Arizona Nineteen

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, 19 firefighters were killed while battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona yesterday, marking the worst casualty event for firefighters since September 11th, 2001, and the highest death toll for firefighters fighting a wildfire … Continue reading
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Nice Things and Why We Can’t Have Them

This should be self-explanatory. And as you may recall, only The Weather Channel carried the president’s speech in full. MSNBC carried it for 41 seconds. (via Judd Legum) Continue reading
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Strong Majority of Americans Support The President’s Climate Change Plans

According to this report from Reuters, 65 percent of Americans support “regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and factories” while 65 percent also support the president’s plan to begin taking action now. And, more significantly, this include a majority … Continue reading
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Video: President Obama’s Full Speech on Climate Change

In case you missed it (which you probably did if your TV was locked to cable news), here’s President Obama’s full speech on climate change which he delivered today at Georgetown. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news … Continue reading
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Obama’s Climate Speech is a Big Effing Deal

So says Jonathan Cohn: Even so, make sure you pay attention to what President Obama says on Tuesday, when he talks about climate change in a speech at Georgetown University. The announcement Obama makes is likely to be big f***ing … Continue reading
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