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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Climate change: What We Know.



apropos, from the always excellent Neurologica Blog:
The Global Warming Consensus

The degree to which there is a scientific consensus in anthropogenic global warming (AGW) remains politically controversial, even though it is not scientifically controversial. Denial of the consensus remains a cornerstone of AGW denial, so let’s examine the science and the arguments used to deny it..
The Anthropocene. Notwithstanding what The Donald thinks. And I use the word "thinks" charitably.

FROM SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
The Risk of Conflict Rises as the World Heats Up
Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S.


The Trump administration scorns climate science: it has rolled back environmental regulations while promoting fossil fuels, and removed and downplayed mentions of climate change on government websites, among other moves that could weaken efforts to address global warming. It should come as no surprise, then, that the White House also seems to be ignoring—even potentially challenging—research and expert opinions on the connections between climate change and national security…
Yeah. significant, overlapping adversities loom. Read the 2018 IPCC Report.

 
UPDATE

One of my Facebook friends nails it:
Q: How do you get a Denialist to change his mind on global warming?
A: Claim it causes autism.
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AUGUST 9TH, IPCC UPDATE



Note: TRNN interview transcript at Naked Capitalism.

AUG 11TH UPDATE: COMING SOON

Two new books on my radar.


See "Environmental racism is bad for your brain."
...One factor that is little considered, even by academics who rail against racist stereotypes, is pollution and its impact on the brain. Research shows that contamination from cars, planes, power plants, factories and landfills is eroding the bodies and minds of black and brown Americans. Two new books call attention to this invisible crisis...
The Upstream.

UPDATE

Ran across this outfit:

DeSmog launched in January 2006 and quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns...
Well, we''ll see if those self-kudos are warranted.
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More to come...

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