What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 21, 2016

Meanwhile Outside, It's Still Getting Warmer

From NOAA:
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for August 2016 was the highest for August in the 137-year period of record, marking the 16th consecutive month of record warmth for the globe. The August 2016 temperature departure of 0.92°C (1.66°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F) surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 0.05°C (0.09°F). August 2016 was also the highest monthly land and ocean temperature departure since April 2016 and tied with September 2015 as the eighth highest monthly temperature departure among all months (1,640) on record. Fourteen of the 15 highest monthly land and ocean temperature departures in the record have occurred since February 2015, with January 2007 among the 15 highest monthly temperature departures.
Some takeaways:
  •  Warmest August in 137 years.
  • 16th consecutive month of record warmth for the globe.
  • 14 of the 15 highest monthly departures have occurred since 2015.
But since we're in the middle of a campaign season, let's review.
  • Donald Trump calls climate science a hoax.
  • Pat Toomey does not believe that human activity contributes significantly to climate change. 
They are both completely wrong.

From Responsiblescientists.org, we find this:
Human-caused climate change is not a belief, a hoax, or a conspiracy. It is a physical reality. Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution. But the burning of oil, coal, and gas also caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. This increase in greenhouse gases is changing Earth’s climate.

Our fingerprints on the climate system are visible everywhere. They are seen in warming of the oceans, the land surface, and the lower atmosphere. They are identifiable in sea level rise, altered rainfall patterns, retreat of Arctic sea ice, ocean acidification, and many other aspects of the climate system. Human-caused climate change is not something far removed from our day-to-day experience, affecting only the remote Arctic. It is present here and now, in our own country, in our own states, and in our own communities.

During the Presidential primary campaign, claims were made that the Earth is not warming, or that warming is due to purely natural causes outside of human control. Such claims are inconsistent with reality.
So beyond everything else (the Supreme Court, Obamacare, choice) being decided with this election, we have a clear choice between one candidate (and party) that accepts science and one that simply doesn't.


4 comments:

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Anti Science Republicans abusing absolute power of the Science Committee to subpoena heroic science defenders AGs United for Clean Power and a reddit post over striping out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived [Clinton] email.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/296896-gop-follows-reddit-clues-in-clinton-search
"Meanwhile, the Science Committee, which is investigating the security of Clinton’s server, has threatened to subpoena the alleged author of the post if he does not submit to a transcribed interview by Friday."

Dayvoe said...

Um...huh?

Wait, wait!

Look. Over. There.

Deplorable Omega Supreme Cuck said...

Democrats defending striping a email address from archived [Clinton] email. so they no longer are subject to FOIA.
http://crooksandliars.com/2016/09/desperate-republicans-are-now

Anti science Witch hunts of Bryan Pagliano and tech specialist Paul Combetta
https://jonathanturley.org/2016/09/21/stonetears-secret-immunized-former-clinton-aide-allegedly-sought-advice-on-removing-email-address-for-very-vip-official/

Dayvoe said...

Oh, ok. Look over there.