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mac



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said:

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An analysis of satellite images dating to 1979 has shown that climate change is making hurricanes more intense and destructive. The probability of a storm growing into a major one of Category 3 or higher has increased by about 8 percent per decade, according to the study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (The New York Times)
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Trump administration has been less incompetent as they roll back environmental regulations intended to protect public health. But less incompetent is far from competent.

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Career staff of the Environmental Protection Agency warned of serious flaws with the agency's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards designed to reduce pollution from cars but were ultimately ignored, according to documents shared with a media outlet. The employees' tussle with Trump appointees included an exchange between two agencies that was not entered into the public record, despite Clean Air Act requirements to do so. (The Washington Post)


When the dust settles, and investigations into Trump's firing of 5 different inspector generals have been completed, he will go down in history as the most corrupt and incompetent person to ever be elected President. Like Jesse Ventura in Minnesota, after a while people will be too embarrassed to admit they voted for the moron. Not the stooges.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170403-miamis-fight-against-sea-level-rise
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who don't have their heads completely in the sand. The real estate sector has fine tuned the Federal system to subsidize development and transfer the risk to the public sector. Roughly half of the residential home loans are backed by the Federal government. Between the inevitable shock of the pandemic and flooding, it is the public that is at risk.

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U.S. taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars in climate-related property losses as the government backs a growing number of mortgages on homes in the path of floods, fires and extreme weather.

Violent storms and sunny-day flooding are on the rise, and more houses are being built on at-risk land. But fewer people are buying federally backed flood insurance despite requirements that homeowners in flood plains be insured if their mortgage is backed by taxpayers.

In short, the government’s biggest housing subsidies — mortgage guarantees and flood insurance — are on course to hit taxpayers and the housing market as the effects of climate change worsen, a POLITICO analysis finds. A series of disasters in a single region could trigger a full-blown housing crash.


“Where catastrophe happens and physical climate really manifests itself, the public tab will end up carrying this,” said Ivan Frishberg, vice president for sustainability banking with Amalgamated Bank. “Everyone is exposed in this. I’ve had conversations with all of the big banks and we are kind of all aware of this.”


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/08/borrowed-time-climate-changemortgage-market-304130?fbclid=IwAR3MzBex6Im7k_v5mu2q2jQ1Tq8uvUzmAdiSc2aeaV4eP6psGeRGROLpI0Q

Is this a great country, or what?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trump has stocked the bureaucracy with liars.

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Lisa Friedman
By Lisa Friedman
June 15, 2020, 3:00 a.m. ET

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WASHINGTON — Efforts to undermine climate change science in the federal government, once orchestrated largely by President Trump’s political appointees, are now increasingly driven by midlevel managers trying to protect their jobs and budgets and wary of the scrutiny of senior officials, according to interviews and newly revealed reports and surveys.

A case in point: When John Crusius, a research chemist at the United States Geological Survey, published an academic paper on natural solutions to climate change in April, his government affiliation never appeared on it. It couldn’t.

Publication of his study, after a month’s delay, was conditioned by his employer on Dr. Crusius not associating his research with the federal government.

“There is no doubt in my mind that my paper was denied government approval because it had to do with efforts to mitigate climate change,” Dr. Crusius said, making clear he also was speaking in his personal capacity because the agency required him to so. “If I were a seismologist and had written an analogous paper about reducing seismic risk, I’m sure the paper would have sailed through.”

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The arctic is on fire. Must be from another hoax.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/rapid-arctic-meltdown-in-siberia-alarms-scientists/2020/07/03/4c1bd6a6-bbaa-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much work has been done showing the decoupling of carbon fuels and economic growth. It belies the arguments of oil apologists that reducing global warming will require us all to walk and wear hair shirts. This graph shows it dramatically.

Meanwhile, Japan is flooding, made worse by climate change. https://www.swissre.com/en/japan/news-and-insights/natural-catastrophes/mitigating-flood-risk-in-japan.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, more science to ignore:

https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/Techrpt_092_2019_State_of_US_High_Tide_Flooding_with_a_2020_Outlook_30June2020.pdf
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MalibuGuru



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some scientific research
https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/07/24/study-mediterranean-sea-was-3-6f-hotter-at-time-of-the-roman-empire/
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure poorly documented temperatures in the Mediterranean hundreds of years ago are more important than current science. To Breitbart readers.

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Twenty-five top scientists have concluded that catastrophic levels of global warming are almost inevitable if the world doesn't curb its greenhouse gas emissions, according to research published in Reviews of Geophysics. The study, which focuses on the question of how much the planet would warm if the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere doubled, both ruled out the most optimistic scenarios and lowered the odds of more dire estimates by updating the range to 2.6 to 3.9 degrees Celsius (up from 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius). (Bloomberg)
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