Climate Change and Weird Weather News Update

May 15, 2014
Professor Marco Rubio on Global Climate Change

 

 

 

 

 

… Republican’s personal opinions and their religiously-held ideologies on weather realities, are now especially poignant, as NASA scientists announce that the WAIS, a big ice cube that can all-alone raise world-wide ocean water levels 4 feet, as it goes ker-plunk from the land into the sea…

and

Marco Rubio Attempts To Link Climate Change To Abortion

 

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11 Responses to Climate Change and Weird Weather News Update

  1. The cartoonist for Washington Post has a blog as well as a daily cartoon. Yesterday he showed an elephant sliding off a tilted ice shelf, with this mini rant: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2014/05/14/big-enough-piece-of-evidence-yet/ Yes, it truly is stunning how gullible people are if they refuse to think scientifically. (Sorry that I’m not able to link yesterday’s cartoon.)

  2. Rick Nelson says:

    Amazing how the quantum leap was made from Maro Rubio to “republicans”. Kind of like saying “Anthony Weiner ” and then say “democrats send nude pictures of themselves”.

    • yucalandia says:

      Hey Rick,
      That spin ignores how the Republican party made Marco Rubio a head-liner at their 2012 RNC convention. That spin ignores that Rubio called the press conference to show-off his expertise, but didn’t do his homework.

      That spin ignores how Rubio was proclaimed as a star, and top possible Republican Presidential candidate – as Wiener was just a minor House representative, ignored by his party and ignored by their popularity-hype machine.

      Rubio was characterized as the lynch pin to Republicans gaining Latino votes in key states, Rubio was hyped by Republicans as the key to winning national elections… while Weiner, was just another face in the Democratic crowd.

      Why the sour grapes over Rubio’s repeated comic-pratfalls of top Presidential candidate level pol – when all Rubio had to do was a little reading to educate himself?

      Most of us expect the guys who challenge for national attention as a top leader, would do a little homework before they call press-conferences, and before they book themselves onto national talk-shows as supposed “experts” on Climate Change.
      Happy Trails,
      steve

      • Rick Nelson says:

        Rubio’s opinion is Rubio’s opinion.
        It’s still amazing to me how you can make a claim that all Repulicans believe what Marco Rubio believes?????

  3. Mike says:

    Who are you kidding. We all know that Dems solution to global warming is to make Republicans buy you boats.

    • yucalandia says:

      Hey Mike,
      Why make up things about me and us?

      I’m no Democrat, and never have been, so, I have no idea how they think. I grew up in a rock*ribbed Republican family in a century old Republican farm country. We were Centrists – believing in fiscal responsibility. Think Eisenhower, Dirksen, John B. Anderson, Howard Baker and other men with integrity. These were men and women who knew we could act responsibly and spend responsibly, while still caring for others – supporting fair wages – help for the helpless (like opposing slavery, while “Conservatives” fought HARD to maintain slavery). Remember that Everitt Dirksen had to break with his fellow Republicans to support Civil Rights.

      Like Abe Lincoln, we are not bound by group-think and group-speak. We are able to break-from-the-herd-mentalities that control how some people think and what they repeat. Like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Dirksen: Integrity and awareness free us to be fiscally conservative, while not swallowing and not supporting the Tea Party billionaire’s personal agendas.

      It also fits with being a good scientist: sorting out the facts from the chaff of the herd’s beliefs.

      That’s where Reagan’s broken promises, his increasing the deficits by 2X and his tripling the public debt, and Reagan’s raiding Social Security of $200 billion a year, and Reagan’s raising of tax rates on average people, as he created tax-loopholes that gave is rich supportors over $1 trillion worth of 1980’s tax breaks – all drove me from my own party.

      Mike, Please, stick with the facts. I don’t know Democrats solutions to global warning. I only know that we need to remove about 3 trillion tons (3 giga tonnes) of CO2 a year, between 2023 – 2075 to get the earth back to pre Industrial Revolution CO2 levels.

      As of right now, there is only one published proposal that can do that: Algae farming in the oceans, using EHUX algae that trap CO2 in their heavier-than-water carbonate skeletons. When alive, the EHUX algae absorb lots of CO2 at the oceans surfaces to build their carbonate skeletons. When EHUX blooms die, they naturally sink to the bottom of the ocean, forever trapping the CO2.

      This is exactly the same way the earth got out of the last super-heated high atmospheric CO2 period, by creating the deep beds of EHUX skeletons we now call the White Cliffs of Dover (and similar geological structures in Norway and Germany).

      Said another way, we can use Mother Nature’s solution, getting 14X amplification of CO2 trapping processes by intentionally growing a helpful natural algae. That same EHUX algae also happens to be the worlds major source of DMSO that also happens to be the major cloud seeding species over the oceans. More EHUX = more cooling clouds, and more rain clouds blowing in off the oceans… which might be a nice thing if you live in California….

      Me a Democrat? nah, I’m an Independent – able to choose the right thing, based on facts,

      I am not some Fox News Religion believer, nor Tea Partier bought and paid for by billionaires, nor some Saint Ronald Republican. I simply want what’s practical and best for America, without making an ideology or religion out of it.
      steve

      • Mike says:

        I don’t see how that’s a response to what I said nor do I see you mentioned in my post. By the way you are totally wrong on Reagan. He proposed a tax cut and a huge spending REDUCTION. A Democratic congress only went along with tax cut. It was a big battle he lost. Yours is liberal rewrite of history.

      • yucalandia says:

        Hi Mike,
        Read history. Study facts, then see what you think, (before publicly making yet more false accusations).

        Reagan initially cut taxes for ordinary people – but after he was elected the 2’nd time, he pulled a classic bait-and switch, and jacked-up overall taxes on ordinary Americans to record levels for his last 3 years (as he kept taxes on the rich and powerful low). Counting Math and bottom-line tax $$ taken from ordinary people don’t lie.

        Yeah, Reagan talked about cutting spending, but then why did he use EXECUTIVE ORDERS and EXECUTIVE perogative to DOUBLE the size of his Administrative branch…. You, and other “Conservatives” simply fell for another well-executed bait and switch. No big deal…

        So, looking at the bottom line, Reagan doubled military spending. Reagan personally doubled the physical size (employees and budgets) of the Administrative branch – his wing of the government – and Reagan personally started raiding social security – all of those items being Reagan initiatives – having naught to do with the Dems in Congress…

        “Saint Ronald” was just another politician. Raised as a rural common guy just 10 miles from my home, he knew what common people wanted to hear. As a former Hollywood actor, he had highly-refined skills to tell voters what they wanted to hear, promising things they wanted, but he never even tried to deliver on most of the campaign promises. He then honed his craft to make yet more fresh promises to get elected to a second term….

        Reality: Our deficits of today, and huge public debt of today are the direct results of Reagan creating $3 trillion in tax loopholes for his rich friends and big business, and the direct results of deregulation of banking and other key industries.

        Read some unbiased, fact-based history. Learn what Reagan actually personally approved, and personally completed, and you find that we are still paying for Reagan’s reliance on psychics “predictions” and other voo-doo-ish false beliefs in running the USA.

        Bush the First was exactly right when he called Reagan’s fiscal policies: VOO DOO Economics….
        Trickle down did NOT work. The rich simply kept the $trillions that Reagan gave them, and did NOT create jobs – the rich and powerful simply made bigger and bigger piles of personal wealth from tax loopholes and government paying welfare to big corporations…

        Enjoy the weekend,
        steve

    • yucalandia says:

      Hey Mike,
      Realize, some of us find national politicians just spitballing their facts – and getting called on it – and then having that leader fumble, stumble, and just make stuff up, repeatedly, is funny

      Also realize that just because someone does not parrot the opinions and mantras that you and other “Conservatives” try to enforce on the altar of ideological purity, does not make us wrong. Our family’s men and women knew we could act responsibly and spend responsibly, while still caring for others – supporting fair wages – giving help to the helpless (like opposing slavery, while “Conservatives” fought HARD to maintain slavery).

      Remember that Everitt Dirksen (R) had to break with his fellow Republicans to support Civil Rights – as his fellow “Conservative” Republicans (like Goldwater et al) and the hateful “Conservative” Southern Democrats, harshly attacked him. Without Dirksen’s personal courage, integrity, and leadership, ~ breaking with REPUBLICAN opposition to equal rights ~ then national Civil Rights laws never would have passed the 1960’s very-conservative Senate.

      Just because someone describes pesky facts that contradict your beliefs, and expresses perspectives and experiences that differ from your personal beliefs, does not make them either wrong or an enemy. It often means they see things that you are unable to see => worth a second look.

      Like Abe Lincoln, we are not bound by group-think and group-speak. We are able to break-from-the-herd-mentalities that control how some people think and what they repeat. Like Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Dirksen: Integrity and awareness free us to be fiscally conservative, while not swallowing and not supporting the Tea Party billionaire’s personal agendas.

      It also fits with being a good scientist: sorting out the facts from the chaff of the herd’s beliefs.
      Enjoy the day,
      steve

  4. Rick, your reasoning is a bit narrow, perhaps? Yes, Anthony Weiner was, well, a wiener. And we shouldn’t tar all democrats with that brush, as he surely is not typical. But Rubio’s position on climate is not unusual for a Republican, no? The anti-science, anti-warming charge – that science and liberals are hoaxing the public discussion – is rampant, and Rubio seems to be in line with his party, according to this article in LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-rubio-denies-climate-change-20140511-story.html

  5. Rubio also is a flip-flopper, as he espoused concern about global warming when running for office in Florida. But now, in the presidential spotlight, he must talk the party line. (There’s a term for this!)

    But there’s a better place to visit on this topic. Bill Moyers has hosted David Suzuki, who has a tv show in Canada for 30 years on environmental science. He has some deeply troubling insight on what is coming our way in this interview: http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-time-to-get-real-on-climate-change/ We insist on denying the evidence of extinction! (I’m so glad I have no children.)

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