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The Seven Most Alarming Effects of Climate Change on North America, 2013 Edition

Environment  (tags: climate-change, climate, politics, environment, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, conservation, world, weather )

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While it's clear to just about everyone at this point that Mother Earth is out of balance, perhaps it is difficult to galvanize mainstream Americans (and the U.S. Congress) with bureaucratic-sounding terms such as climate change.

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Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:45 am

David C (129)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 12:32 pm
sad....the new norm if we don't act......our children will never forget us because of the damage our generation is doing to our home....

Winnie A (179)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 4:41 pm
Thanks for the info.

pam w (139)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:10 pm
And yet....some are STILL in denial!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:13 pm
As bad as 2012 was, it will not be long before we remember it as "the good old days."

Phillip Wood (210)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:10 pm
That's a pretty fair summary. The only thing I would add is that another significant impact is that the cost of food will go up, as drought, flood, & extreme weather make it harder to produce food.

Gloria HennenFitchett (64)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:35 pm
noted and worried about the future........

Ramu Reddy (8)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:58 pm

Ram Reddy (7)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:35 pm

lee e (114)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:46 pm
Too bad all the "christians" and "jews" who were tolld to be "good stewards of the earth" - haven't obeyed their "leader"!

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Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:14 am

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:30 am
Noted. Thanks

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Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:43 am

Many Feathers (139)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:32 am
Seven deadly changes...

paul m (93)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:33 am


S S (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:54 am
Thank you.

Ro H (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:48 am

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:24 pm
Thanks Cal.

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:27 pm
Sigh-ever wonder if the wealthy think they are immune to the changes greed is causing everyone and everything on this planet? I often wonder when or if any of the rich decide they are rich enough. Sure doesn't seem like it.

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:43 pm
Thanks for the article, Cal. Since I've lived in the Northeast over half my life, I can say with certainty that its changing. The storms this winter have been different with horrid winds. One day we have snow, then it turns to rain, etc.. I still wonder if these rich people that are climate deniers have another planet waiting for them that we all don't know about.

. (0)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 2:46 pm
Thanks for the info.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:18 pm
No wonder Mother Earth is kicking back! Thank you.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 4:59 pm
Very worrying. Why can't we do more to mitigate climate change before it gets out of hand.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 5:00 pm
It's also not fair that indigenous peoples should suffer more than others when they are probably less responsible for CO2 etc emissions.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 6:12 pm
Climate change deniers will NOT get "IT" until they are burnt out of their homes or 8 feet underwater. As a mother and grandmother I am ashamed of the legacy we are leaving future generations. We must unite and demand CHANGE NOW!

John B (185)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 7:11 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. Definite signs but the deniers will ignore them. Read and noted.

Susanne R (235)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:52 pm
So what will it take to convince the deniers? Those who refuse to see what's happening right before their eyes are living in a fool's paradise...

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:57 am
Early last year I said in passing, in a comment on climate change, that Americans wouldn't believe in it till the sea came into New York, and a US poster was very scornful about such an absurd and impossible idea.

I was too polite to come back later and post "I told you so..."

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Monday February 25, 2013, 10:39 am
How can you ignore the signs of climate change? There never has been a debate about it among intelligent people, yet you still hear these yahoos who listen to Faux News saying that there is room for doubt. Interesting that they have room to doubt scientifically verified facts, but there's no room to doubt the existence of God...

Gene J (290)
Monday February 25, 2013, 11:25 am
" According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the severe weather changes could be thanks to climate change. The agency says that since 1970, the average temperature in the Northeast has increased by two degrees Fahrenheit. and the average winter temperature has gone up by four degrees."

Well, ONE of the things people, including journalists (excluding climatologists who already HAVE this right) "could" do is STOP saying these events we are witnessing now, year after year, season after season is saying they "could" be the result of climate change. They ARE the result of climate change, the data prove that, the scientists who are not paid by the Koch boys ALL say that. Not could, IS. Stop hiding from the truth behind your journalistic habit of NEVER taking a firm stand on anything and stop using the word could. Because until we begin calling a spade a spade, some are going to continue to obfuscate the issue by saying it "could" be a mirage or a heart or an accident or anything but the truth. It is here, it is human caused and it is NOT going away. Say THAT, maybe someone in position to DO something, finally will.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday February 25, 2013, 12:59 pm
Thanks, Cal.
I think Gene has it in a nutshell. Complicit corporate media, who was thrilled to fearmonger us into war in Iraq to continue the cash flow for the wealthiest, has hopped on board the climate change denial bandwagon. As I watched a "weather spokesperson" be interviewed by Letterman regarding Hurricane Sandy, he slipped up when Letterman asked him a specific question on "climate change"....and said he wasn't supposed to mention that, and refocused the subject. Who is telling our journalists how to inform the public? Who has enough clout to threaten their jobs if they deviate from the talking points? Why all the complicity?

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Monday February 25, 2013, 4:56 pm

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Michela M (3964)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:28 pm

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Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:31 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:51 am
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