Seasonal Insomniacs In Times of Climate Chaos, by Rivera Sun

New Mexico - Desert Snow 1, January 1, 2020

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 30, 2021

It snowed, finally. We’ve been waiting for months, restless and agitated. Have you ever seen your child settle more deeply into slumber after you tuck them under the blanket? That’s how it feels here. I live in the high-altitude desert of Northern New Mexico. Deserts often invoke images of Saharan sands, but this desert sprawls atop black, volcanic basalt. Perched at 7,000 feet, it snows here in the winter. Or, it used to.

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Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable + Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change

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TheRealNews on Aug 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis.

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If There’s Global Warming … Why Is It So Cold?

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yaleclimateforum on Jan 28, 2014

It’s that time of year, the perennial “It’s snowing so it can’t be warming” season – or, as scientists call it, “winter”. Depends on where you’re standing, actually — I stood on a frozen lake with Dr. Jeff Masters to discuss the current planetary changes, but at the same time, in Alaska, historic warm temperatures were unfolding, and across the west, the deepest drought in decades… Continue reading

Extreme weather, more extreme greenhouse gas emissions beckon urgent activism by Patrick Bond

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by Patrick Bond
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Durban, South Africa
August 28, 2013

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The northern hemisphere summer has just peaked and though the torrid heat is now ebbing, it is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated. The latest report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a notoriously conservative research agency – will be debated in Stockholm next month, but no one can deny its projections:

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Will Superstorm Sandy Break The Silence on Climate Change?

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Nov. 2, 2012

Times Square Connect the Dots action before Hurricane Sandy

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As of Nov. 2, the toll from Hurricane Sandy, the huge storm that ravaged the Caribbean and then cut a swath from the mid-Atlantic states all the way up into Canada, is reported to be 67 people killed in the Caribbean and 95 people dead in  the U.S., including 44 in the New York City area.

Millions are still without power, and the damage is reckoned at many tens of billions of dollars. No numbers have been put on personal losses of the masses of people in terms of their homes, cars, household possessions, lost wages, lost jobs, let alone irreplaceable personal items of precious, lifetime, sentimental value.

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Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: If There Was Ever A Wake-up Call, This Is It

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Oct 29, 2012 by

Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean where it battered Haiti and Cuba. Continue reading

Record breaking drought to affect US food prices


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Jul 26, 2012 by

The record breaking temperatures in the U.S. and the worst drought in nearly half a century are now driving up food prices.

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This is What Global Warming looks like 2.0

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Drought effecting the Butterfly Bushes

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Jul 26, 2012 by

We dump billions of tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year. As a result, the concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by 40%. Excess carbon dioxide traps excess heat in the atmosphere. Excess heat causes extreme heat waves, droughts, and storms.

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“Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives” + Yes, Virginia, Sea Level Really is Rising

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Jul 9, 2012 by

Don’t miss the Companion video at the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media

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Weird Winter – Mad March

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Deaths as Hurricane Irene batters U.S. East Coast

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on Aug 27, 2011

Millions of people are taking shelter along the American east coast.

Hurricane Irene is not the most powerful storm on record, but still large enough to cause damage.

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The Sky Really Is Falling by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
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May 30, 2011

Boone County Fire Protection District in Joplin

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The rapid and terrifying acceleration of global warming, which is disfiguring the ecosystem at a swifter pace than even the gloomiest scientific studies predicted a few years ago, has been confronted by the power elite with equal parts of self-delusion. There are those, many of whom hold elected office, who dismiss the science and empirical evidence as false. There are others who accept the science surrounding global warming but insist that the human species can adapt. Our only salvation—the rapid dismantling of the fossil fuel industry—is ignored by both groups. And we will be led, unless we build popular resistance movements and carry out sustained acts of civil disobedience, toward collective self-annihilation by dimwitted Pied Pipers and fools.


via Truthdig

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From Snowstorms to Heat Waves, How Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather and Climate Instability

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