Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

March 15th, 2022 - 6:40 pm § in Politics, Religion, Science

Here’s GOP candidate’s “proof” evolution isn’t real

“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?” No. Science never said “man came from apes.” But that’s what GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker told a congregation on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (story here), adding for good measure, “If that is true” (it i[...]

February 25th, 2022 - 12:15 am § in Environment, Politics

Oklahoma GOP Sen. Imhofe to retire

Sen. Jim Imhofe (R-OK), 87, who was re-elected to a 5th term in 2020, is expected to announce this weekend he will resign at the end of this year so his successor can be elected this coming November (see story here). Imhofe previously had said he wouldn’t run for reelection in 2026. He plans t[...]

November 27th, 2021 - 1:44 am § in Environment, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Arizona GOP sues to keep out climate change

Faced with irrefutable proof of climate change — the proof of their own eyes — Republicans no longer deny it’s happening. Now, their battle has shifted to keeping it out of their states. By preventing people from elsewhere bringing it with them. For example, when the Arizona attorn[...]

November 22nd, 2021 - 1:13 am § in America, China, Environment, Politics

Major cities hire “chief heat officers”

Here in Seattle, we sweltered through prolonged 100-degree-plus heat last summer, and I began joking to friends about buying Arctic beachfront property while it’s available. The warming Arctic is no joke, though. Seattle isn’t one of the cities hiring “chief heat officers” &#[...]

November 9th, 2021 - 2:52 pm § in Economics, Environment, Health, Religion

Beef prices are soaring. Is that bad?

“Meatflation” is here. “Startlingly high” beef prices “are appearing in meat aisles across the country,” the tabloid Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, which is blaming supply chain backlogs, staffing shortages in processing plants, and social dista[...]

August 29th, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Environment, Politics

Should we stop farmers from wrecking the climate?

Fossil fuels. Cars and planes. Food production. All contribute to climate change. Farms produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Lots of it. You’ve heard of burping cows? No joke, cows are a major emitter of methane (see story here; for a quick overview of agricultural pollution in general, g[...]

August 9th, 2021 - 4:47 pm § in Environment

PHOTOGRAPHY: Woodland angel

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August 1st, 2021 - 11:19 am § in Environment, Science

Proof the earth isn’t flat

This photo taken from the international space station while orbiting above the Pacific Ocean lays to rest the argument the earth is flat. Can we get past that now, huh? Okay. Next on the agenda: Human influence on earth’s climate. “Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a delicate [...]

July 16th, 2021 - 2:12 am § in Environment, Science

A brief history of climate disasters that collapsed civilizations

“The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks.” “All of recorded human history … has played out in perhaps the most stable climate window of the past 650,000 years. We have been shielded from the climate’s violence by our short … memory, and … [...]

July 6th, 2021 - 4:29 pm § in Environment, Politics, Science

Calling climate change “B.S.” doesn’t make it less real

Sen. Ron Johnson (photo, left; bio here), a Republican from Wisconsin, who is arguably the most factually-challenged member of that body in addition to being a liar (“the rioters were just tourists”), “insisted again last week that he is not a climate change denier,” but CNN [...]