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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TheChatch, Apr 25, 2015.
Lotta people marching for something that’s clearly been debunked according to Chatch
Why in the world is this not being organized all over the US?
From downtown denver
Ok hell yeah big cities
of course my wife got an email today from a parent concerned about his child participating in “political protests”.
Might get up to 90 here on October first in South Bend. Not a fan at all.
Touched 97 today in Charlotte
93 in central park today
76 in AR today.
Yeah, 63 in South Bend. False alarm, Boys. /s
Nah, still hiting 90s in CLT, we are fucked
92 today in Little Rock
not to be that guy, but you guys can't do this and then laugh at Trump when it's unseasonably cold one day and he cracks about wishing he had some global warming.
Except he's joking because he says global warming doesn't exist and posters in here are doing that as satire because they know it exists
That’s what the whole “/s” was supposed to imply
Radical warming in Siberia leaves millions on unstable ground
the chatch you dumb mother fucker
don’t know why but yeah
Biggest shock ever
East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather
Issued on: 31/10/2019 - 14:46
A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.
Violent downpours in October have displaced tens of thousands in Somalia, submerged whole towns in South Sudan and killed dozens in flash floods and landslides in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Rising waters have wiped out livestock and destroyed harvests in swathes of the region still reeling from severe drought. Close to a million people in South Sudan alone are affected, with growing fears of disease outbreaks and starvation.
"This is a disaster... People are left with nothing," South Sudan's humanitarian affairs minister, Hussein Mar Nyuot, said Wednesday after the government declared a state of emergency.
The extreme weather is blamed on the Indian Ocean Dipole -- a climate system defined by the difference in sea surface temperature between western and eastern areas of the ocean.
At the moment, the ocean around East Africa is far warmer than usual, resulting in higher evaporation and moist air flowing inwards over the continent as rain: the hallmarks of a "positive" dipole.
But scientists say the strength of this dipole is of a magnitude not seen in years, perhaps even decades.
These waters around East Africa are about two degrees warmer than those of the eastern Indian Ocean near Australia -- an imbalance well beyond the norm.
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said the dipole was the strongest since it began recording these fluctuations in 2001. Other datasets suggested a similar event in 1997, BoM added.
"It's much stronger than records have shown from previous times," Red Cross climate advisor and meteorologist Maurine Ambani told AFP.
"This one is definitely significant."
- Not normal -
This supercharged dipole has delivered a deluge far beyond anything normal during the "short rains" that shower the region every October.
In South Sudan, medics were forced to use rowboats to manoeuvre around an inundated hospital in Pibor, the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.
In Maban, a child on oxygen support died when water flooded a generator, MSF said in a statement. There are fears of cholera and other waterborne diseases breaking out.
In Somalia, the town of Beledweyne was completely submerged, trapping residents on rooftops and in trees. At least 200,000 had been forced to flee, some by donkey and makeshift rafts, Save the Children said Thursday.
Some parts of northern Kenya -- where the UN humanitarian agency said Wednesday at least 29 had died -- received a year's worth of rain in a matter of weeks, triggering powerful mudslides.
A landslide over the border in southern Ethiopia killed 22 people this month following 10 hours of pounding rain.
And in Tanzania, officials say 45 people have died in flash flooding this month. Though further to the south than other disaster zones, the above-average rainfall was also likely stoked by the dipole, Abubakr Salih Babiker, a climate scientist at the Nairobi-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) told AFP.
- Worse to come -
Ambani said the super dipole would crescendo in November -- likely spelling more misery for the region.
"It could get worse," she said, adding that the system would shift south in coming weeks.
More bad news is already on the way for Somalia, with a tropical cyclone forecast to bear down on the semi-autonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland in just days.
ICPAC said above-average rainfall was expected to persist until December. The positive dipole, it said, was "likely" responsible.
The last major positive dipole was in 2006, when more than 300 people were killed in region-wide flooding caused by unseasonal rains.
Conversely, a "negative" dipole -- defined by cooler waters in the western Indian Ocean and warmer temperatures in the east -- brought a devastating drought to East Africa in 2016.
Parts of Australia are currently enduring a severe drought.
Ambani said as ocean temperatures rise because of climate change, Indian Ocean dipoles could become more frequent and severe.
Shocker that they could lie to just about everyone for decades and only start being held accountable when investors start losing money.
And lol at that possible penalty, less that 1% of revenue last year.
James has reportedly asked the court to force the fossil fuel company to pay between $476 million and $1.6 billion in penalties, although that number could grow. ExxonMobil generated about $279 billion in revenue last year.
Does it matter how much they are penalized? I bet the government subsidies they receive will increase by 2x whatever they are penalized.
that article is horrifying and the us just telling them “not our problem” is loathsome
They have the capacity for long term planning, they just elect not to use it.
There's a hidden consequence of climate change: A deadly virus that's killing key marine species
By Scottie Andrew, CNN
(CNN)Climate change means melting ice and habitat loss for animals in the Arctic. But there's an invisible side effect of warming temperatures and rising tides, and it's killing key marine species.
Melting Arctic sea ice has opened new pathways for Arctic and sub-Arctic species to interact, and that contact has introduced a potentially deadly virus to mammals in the Northern Pacific Ocean, according to a new study in Scientific Reports.
Over 15 years, researchers identified two new channels linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Russia and Alaska. Animals who live there are interacting for the first time, creating a reservoir of the deadly pathogen Phocine distemper virus.
The virus, also called PDV, was first identified in European harbor seals, killing thousands in 1988 and again in 2002. It reemerged in 2004, but this time in northern sea otters in Alaska.
It was surprising that the disease jumped to a different species in a different ocean, said study author Tracey Goldstein, associate director of One Health Institute at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. It's what led scientists to believe that melting ice was to blame for the infection's spread.
"Animal health and human health and environmental health are so linked, if one deteriorates then the rest do, too," she told CNN.
Infection peaked when ice was at its lowest
'It's all quite devastating': Documenting the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice
To evaluate the extent of the infection, researchers took nasal swabs and blood samples from more than 2,500 ice-dwelling seals, Steller sea lions and northern sea otters from Alaska to Russia living in its marginal seas and oceans.
Widespread exposure to the infection peaked twice, in 2003 and 2009. Both outbreaks were preceded by record-low sea ice, Goldstein said.
Ice is essential for marine mammals, she said. It's where they breed, rest and give birth. When water temperatures warm, their food likely travels deeper into the ocean, so animals are traveling further to catch them, spreading the pathogen across large swaths of northern seas.
Animals can't keep up with the rate of their rapidly changing environments, Goldstein said, and that makes them more susceptible to disease.
PDV has already impacted people
Goldstein compared PDV to measles in humans -- both are highly contagious respiratory diseases that spreads easily through contact (though PDV doesn't infect humans).
But it's already indirectly impacted humans who rely on the animals. It's harder for Alaskans to hunt and maintain their livelihood as seals and fish move further off-shore, she said.
Because the Arctic is so remote, it's difficult to discern how many species have died from the virus since the start of the study, she said. Some, particularly European harbor seals, are more vulnerable than others -- up to 50% of the harbor seal population died in the first two outbreaks, she said.
Outbreaks occur every five to 10 years, typically when ice is at its lowest. Sea ice cover in the Arctic hit its second-lowest level in 2019, according to NASA -- and that could mean new paths opened up, linking animals in both oceans and increasing the likelihood of the virus's reintroduction.
Eliminating the virus may be impossible, but humans can at least stall its spread, Goldstein said. Reducing the global carbon footprint can slow the effects of climate change and give animals a chance to catch up and adapt.
David Attenborough shocked as BBC camera crew experience ‘very hot’ Antarctica
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH was left stunned after his crew experienced “very hot” weather during filming in Antarctica, exposing the effects of climate change.
By Callum Hoare
PUBLISHED: 15:01, Mon, Nov 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:07, Mon, Nov 11, 2019
Earlier this month, Sir David – the legendary BBC presenter – took viewers to the South Pole for the first episode of his new series "Seven Worlds, One Planet". Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, home to some 1,000 scientists who live in the blistering conditions that reach -90C at times, as they attempt to understand more about the history of Earth and climate change. However, the 93-year-old was less than impressed with the state of affairs created as a knock-on effect from humans.
He revealed how his camera crew witnessed this first-hand, saying: “The shoot is going well, but the crew are noticing worrying signs.
“Parts of the Antarctic are warming five times faster than the rest of the world.
“On the last day of filming, the team can’t help but reflect on the future of the wildlife here.”
One of the cameramen then revealed how the increase in temperature could even be felt.
He explained: “It’s a really hot day today.
“30 years ago, the front of that glacier was right down on the beach.
“It has retreated a huge amount.
“I don’t really know what climate change is going to mean for all the wildlife that is living here.”
“If this trend continues, it will threaten the very existence of these polar creatures.
A second camera operator was equally as shocked, detailing why the finds made him emotional.
He added: “For me, it’s emotional because I know this might have been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“I will definitely take these memories with me and I will be sad.
“It’s a really special place you know and I just hope we can keep these places and protect them.”
Sir David previously revealed why he is still making documentaries at his age.
He said: “We are now universal, our influence is everywhere.
“We have it in our hands to save the world, and we have made a tragic, desperate mess of it so far.
“Nations are coming together and recognising we all live on the same planet and we are dependent on it for every mouthful of food we eat and every breath of air we take.
linked for pics https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/t...ew-seven-worlds-one-planet-antarctica-hot-spt
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Everytime this thread gets bumped I'm reminded of what a dumbass TheChatch was and almost certainly still is
He's probably getting dumber, given the idiots he's surrounded by professionally.