Morning Reads — Thursday, September 26, 2019

Are you in the mood for a brief reprieve from the impeachment news? You’ve come to the right place…mostly.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

10
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
3 Comment threads
7 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
5 Comment authors
EllynnxdogchefdavidarmanidogDave Bearse Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Fifteen of the first 17 days of September had 90 degree or higher highs in Atlanta. Yesterday was the third consecutive 90 degree or hotter high day, and 90 or higher highs are forecast for the next five days. That would be 25 days 90 degree or hotter days Sept 1 through Oct 2 if the forecasted 90’s occur. The 52 year Atlanta average is 35 days per year of 90 degree or hotter highs, including 3 in September. It’s running 10 degrees above “normal:, but it’s just another normal the GOP doesn’t care about. we’ve a fossil fuel industry… Read more »

armanidog
armanidog

Palm trees and crocodiles above the Arctic Circle: “Looking ahead, expect major temperature increases by 2100 Model simulations using the A2 emissions scenario found that by mid-century, people in the U.S. can expect a four to six-fold increase in the number of days exceeding 95°F (35°C).[36] If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise throughout the 21st century, the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects that the global average temperature will rise 4.7°F to 8.6°F (2.6°C to 4.8°C) by 2081-2100 (relative to 1986-2005).[37] The higher end of this estimate puts temperatures in 2100 close to one… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

But hey, we’ll have colonize space by then. Ha. I’ve speculated that other life forms in the universe haven’t contacted us because a species that would destroy it’s own and only home should be avoided and not enabled.

GOP indifference is why the word “conservative” has little meaning beyond protecting immediate self-interest.

chefdavid
chefdavid

The BLM does not agree that the proposed development is inconsistent with maintaining a livable planet (i.e., there is not a climate crisis). The planet was much warmer within the past 1,000 years, prior to the Little Ice Age, based on extensive archaeological evidence (such as farming in Greenland and vineyards in England). This warmth did not make the planet unlivable; rather, it was a time when societies prospered.

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/102555/20003765/250004421/Volume_3_Appendix_S.pdf

armanidog
armanidog

So if they were farming in Greenland and growing grapes in England, was Georgia like Panama? Or Kuwait?

xdog
xdog

I guess in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary deniers have finally stopped claiming that recent temps aren’t increasing and have shifted to the view that higher temps are good for us. Temp variations in the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period were regional, not global, and not everyone benefited as much as English wine makers. For one example, large parts of the US suffered major droughts at that time. But the big objection to your comment comparing then to now is that you ignore cause. Best evidence is the MWP resulted from increased solar activity and… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

We’ve put as more GHG emissions into the atmosphere since 1998 as we did in all of our existence before then.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The citation is a 1,500+ page of responses to public comments on a North Slope Oil and Gas Leasing Program. How about a page number of numbers?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Do we have any info on how this is effecting the timber industry in Georgia?

https://www.axios.com/us-lumber-trump-china-trade-war-1f22783b-a4ec-4d16-a733-4e59ea44b8ca.html

armanidog
armanidog

House Intelligence committee has released the declassified whistleblower complaint regarding Trump’s phone call. It is a pdf:
https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf