Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's a FACT. Let's ACT.

I just found this blog, and haven't had a chance to check it completely out.  The basic premise seems sound, though.

And if you are wondering who Anthony Watts is, and why there seems to be a link to his website in every tweet you get from a denier - well, there's your answer!

I personally am going to tweet the meme on the left, together with a link to the settled science blog, to every denier on this list.  (Well, except for Michele Bachmann.  ;-)

I apologize in advance for how BORING my Twitter feed is about to become!

And hey - anyone want to join me?

With all the flooding in Florida...

You'd think Rick Scott and Marco Rubio would get a clue.

At least Rick Scott met with some scientists.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More memes...

In case you would like even MORE of my pesky #peoplesclimate memes... here are a couple additional pix!

The little brick building with the flag in front of it is the Senior Center in Charles City, Iowa, where my mother lives.  They may have voted for crazy lady Joni Ernst for Senate - but Iowans still don't deserve to suffer from runaway climate change.  ;-)

US & China Sign Historic Climate Change Deal!

Thanks, once again, to President Obama!  This is a potentially HUGE deal, and I am going to spend a big part of today reading up on precisely what's included - and not included.  I'm starting with the piece on, here.

But I'm worried, on so many levels.

The announcement that China will be producing 20% of its energy from clean sources by 2030 seems too good to be true.

It also seems to be too little, too late.

And there are no enforcement mechanisms built into the agreement, which seems perilous, given the wave of GOP legislators set to descend on Washington and do their darnedest to block the President's every move.

John Kerry wrote an op ed in the New York Times opining about how the US and China are "encouraging other countries to put forward their own ambitious emissions reduction targets soon and to overcome traditional divisions so we can conclude a strong global climate agreement in 2015."

Again, worried.  Seems possible that, instead, other nations may stand back and say, "You go, Big Guys!  We'll see how it goes and act later."  Or perhaps, "You go, Big Guys!  That should solve the problem, and we won't have to reduce our measly little emissions!"

Global climate negotiations start up again in mid-December, in Peru, and then it's on to Le Bourget in 2015.

And then?

I have my fingers crossed, but honestly, my hopes aren't high.  And we have a big fight ahead of us, to hold our legislators' collective feet to the fire (Exhibit A: Jim Inhofe)and make sure something actually happens!

Otherwise, it's all just so much hot air.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Memes for you to share!

Like anything you see here?  Feel free to tweet that puppy out!

Will post more from time to time.  Hope you like them!