Subtitle: Doing away with Dirty Energy, That is
Those pesky climate scientists are at it again!
(Gasp) “What are those global pariahs doing now?”
Pointing to another example of extremes in weather that could be as a result of recent shifts in climate patterns, which are very likely linked to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases that would seem due in no small part to human caused pollution.
Lots of conditional statements in such an observation, predictably useful for those in denial, and others wanting those in denial to remain so, as BAUAAAE (Business As Usual And Above All Else) continues. I mean, what possibly could go wrong?
As someone who has looked at the television screen as it showed a scene of disastrous flooding and said, “Hey! That’s where I live!”, I can relate to the rapid deluge in Georgia that Professor
Look, sheeple, I told you so Romm describes as a “global warming type” record rainfall. In this case, “Douglas county Georgia was “hit by 21 inches of rain in a 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday and as much as 15 to 20 inches of rain pounded counties around Atlanta for more than 72 hours.”
While some like to point out that such a rapid deluge is a repeat of others, will be happening more and more, and is one of the most basic predictions of climate science, the starry-eyed (astronautical allusion) among these annoying climate catastrophe prognosticators go so far as to advocate taking the fun and profit out of destroying life on the planet as we know it.
Unfortunately (for life on the planet as we know it), such advocacy is directed toward leaders of a first world country, the first to use nuclear warfare, the one constantly at war with other smaller countries. In other words, the country responsible for the lion’s share of anthropogenic GHGs has a military-industrial complex (and a leadership that spends the lion’s share of discretionary funds on Defense. (Note: It is impolitic to refer to this as Destruction, War-Making, etc.)
If, on the other hand, you want them to stop the worse polluting coal plants, and you really want these leaders to put their support behind clean energy alternatives, then… well, then, you are back to explaining repeatedly that hundred-year flooding following hundred-year droughts is very anomalous.
“Greenpeace activists rappelled off of a Pittsburgh bridge with a massive banner displaying our message to G20 leaders. The banner, a stylized “road sign,” warns of the political maneuvering and delays that have put an international climate treaty in jeopardy as the world enters the final stretch on the road to Copenhagen.”
Meanwhile, more pillow talk:
He: “Yeah, not London…”
She: “Or, Paris…”
She: “Pittsburgh! I tell you where they should meet. Where was that coal ash spill?
He: (Thinks, “Which one?”)
She: “They should meet there, where they can look out on the muck. Or, at that school beneath that (hand wave meaning coal ash impoundment) Massey place. That’s where they should be meeting!”