Sunday, September 04, 2016

FACT: global warming ... FACT: global warming deniers have no place in elected office ... by gimleteye

Let's see if I get this right:

1) Coastal cities are experiencing flooding from global warming. ("Flooding of coast, caused by global warming, has already begun", NY Times, Sept. 3, 2016)

2) The scientific record -- through easy-to-understand visualizations -- is clear: global warming is FACT.

3) Global warming is quickly amplifying refugee crises around the world. Pope Francis at the Vatican, two days ago, said, "Climate change is contributing to the heart-rending refugee crisis. The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact."

4) The GOP has a presidential candidate, Donald Trump, and Florida has a US Senator, Marco Rubio, who deny man-made global warming.

5) Corporations, more powerful than people, continue to fund anti-global warming messages through right-wing media organizations like Fox News.

Have we all lost our minds even considering candidates who deny FACT, or, will American voters elect candidates who understand global warming is FACT and understand, like the US military does, that the impacts of this FACT significantly threaten our national security and economic future?

Climate change just got another telling visual courtesy of the famed temperature spiral creator. But rather than a graph, it’s a series of 167 maps.

Alone, they each tell the story of whether a year was mostly hot or mostly cold or mostly average. Together, they show unequivocally how much our planet has warmed since the 1850s, including the rapid rise over the past three decades.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The heat map is very revealing. Reminds me of Noah. Talk all you want, present as much evidence as you want, get almost every scientist in the world to agree with you, but stupid people keep electing these irresponsible people. So as disaster after disaster happens, maybe only a few people will escape.