Category Archives: climate change

Big Melt

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So much for the polar vortex. It’s gone home. Taking its place – the big melt. Temperatures are soaring as much as 60 degrees.

Vortex Phil

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The polar vortex isn’t sticking around for Groundhog Day. Hope it’s not too late for Phil. But if he’s unable to see his shadow AccuWeather will do it for him. The weather people say, “while frigid air may ease back a bit in the first and second week of February, the reprieve will be short-lived.”

Climate Fire

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When wild fires destroyed the town of Paradise, California Governor Jerry Brown blamed climate change. For the past few weeks Paris has been burning and French President Macron can blame the climate too. The French revolted against a carbon taxed aimed at reducing France’s .4% share of global warming caused by cars.

The €8 billion tax bite comes on top of a 9% unemployment rate. The peasants are pissed.

And so far it’s peasants 1, president 0. Macron backed down and delayed the tax.

Nuke Global Warming

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Time’s running out according the latest government climate change report. The Fourth National Climate Assessment says global warming will shrink the economy 10% by the end of the century.

But Bjorn Lomborg says it’s not all that bad. His worst case scenario would only cause a 5% hit to the economy.

Deadly Global Warming

Oh wait, that’s not the real worst case scenario. In 2017 the Daily Mail said there’s a 5% chance climate change will kill every last one of us by 2021.

Anyway, it seems like people who take these reports seriously might also take nuclear power seriously as a solution. This Scientific American article says we can nuke our way out of global warming.

G7 American Allies Battle

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There was discord during the buildup to the G7 meetings of rich nations in Quebec. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau was insulted because he thinks Trump considers Canada to be a security threat.

But President Trump did say he had to hit American allies with high tariffs for national security reasons.

G7 American Allies

Then on Thursday, which happened to be the D-Day anniversary, French President Macron took a shot at Trump saying, “No leader is forever.” He also said, “the six G7 countries without the U.S. are bigger than the American market.”

The next day Trump waded into the meetings insisting that Russia be included.