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CLIMATE CHANGE: NASA Image: Hotter Lows and Hotter Highs in the US


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- 2928 days ago - news.mongabay.com
New images show just how much US temperatures in July and January have changed recently as the nation feels the impact of global climate change



   

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Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 11:24 am
Great post!!!
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 12:27 pm
all this knowledge and no progress :/
 

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 12:56 pm
We need to step up research into alternative energy sources with urgency, as well as alternative ways of building and living---the way we conduct our lives is going to be defunct soon with all the changes coming our way
 

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 1:58 pm
Yeah, its hot, but it isn't as hot as it was back in 1980. When this weather continues for another 10 years, then we can call it climate change, but for now, its just weather.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 6:36 pm
This NASA information. How are the climate change deniers going to counter this? Oh I know NASA, Not Another Silly Analysis.
 

T. A. H (39)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 6:42 pm
Excellent to see, as if we needed more evidence of the catastrophe unfolding. But, we can't end the subsidies to the billion-dollar oil/gas industry, because that would be "raising taxes", according the GOP logic.

Forbes, or one of the national biz magazines published an article last week identifying the 10 best cities projected for job growth in the next years -- they made no mention whether a person could actually LIVE in any of them due to climate change --- 90% were in the south or southern plains which is currently in "exceptional drought", the worst in 60 years. And don't think this to a one-off, this is the new normal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 9:35 pm
Noted, blogged and shared. Thank you!
 

Azaima A (207)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:47 am
The climate change deniers have dollar signs in their eyes. Facts won't dissuade them. We need to boycott Koch Industries products.
 

KS Goh (0)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 6:41 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Denisszia Gerocz (5)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 7:27 am
It's the same feeling here, in Romania too. We're still inthe dark ages, when it comes toour environment. :-<
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 7:44 am
Renewables are doable. That's one of the slogan's of "Beyond zero Emissions."

A group of young scientists, engineers, accountants, economists, sociologists etc mostly centered around and in Melbourne University have worked on this. Zero emissions is doable with today's technology. It would be more easily doable using the many good and creative ideas that the threat of global warming is inspiring in young people, who are obviously the ones that are the most threatened and the ones that have most to gain by resisting and fighting global warming.

Please check out beyondzeroemissions.org and download their book.
 

Morris G. (18)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 11:04 am
"This NASA information. How are the climate change deniers going to counter this?"
First this is NOT data that confirms or denies climate change. Most recent (June) data available for NASA's AQUA satellite which is the most accurate measure of deep atmospheric temps shows an anomally of +0.31 degrees from "average." This is a worldwide measurement not just the US.
Second there are NO climate change deniers. There are only those that say MANMADE climate change will be catastrophic and others that say manmade climate change is and will be minimal. Both use NASA data as well as NOAA satellite data among other sources.
Climate is always changing. Always has - always will. That has never been in question - only the magnitude that man is affecting it.
 

Michael L (2)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:09 pm
This will collide with Al Gore's mindset of global generated warming that of mankind.
 

Paul Carter Block (28)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
Well, Morris G, if indeed there are no ACC deniers, then what the hell is Ralph R Sutton who posted July 13, 2011, 1:58 pm. Ralph, that kind of spurious logic does not work for a moment. It was hot in western Europe in 1976 and there was no rain for weeks in the south of England. There have been colder and less dry summers since then but that does not indicate that the extremes of 1976 were NOT a result of ACC any more than an isolated summer can be taken as proof that ACC is happening. Climate scientists measure underlying trends in weather change year on year and not in isolation. That is the bigger picture. Further, determining the extent of global warming is not simply watching the weather forecast to see how many magnetic smiley suns the pretty girl sticks on her map. There are a myriad other observations which turn up important and worrying indicators: ocean acidification, increasingly energetic weather systems, sea-level rise, the spread of invasive species into previously cooler environments, desertification and on and on. All of these clues, and the rate at which they are happening, point to one conclusion only. Anyone with a brain and a concern for the future of our world should be radically altering their lifestyle and demanding the same and more from our legislators and governments. Weirdly, 95% of Americans believe in a god who has left us not a shred of evidence of his existence yet just half that many are open to accepting the combined findings - and warnings - of every reputable climate scientist on Earth. Ralph, keep your head in the sand for now but you may want to come up for breath when the advancing tide comes in.
 

Alice B (241)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:48 pm
NOTED.
 

Jennifer M (78)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:56 pm
We MUST do whatever it takes to slow down climate change! There's no way to stop it, but if we ALL work together and change our ways, we can start helping our wonderful planet heal from all the horrible damage we've caused.
 

Olive Tassell (7)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 2:52 pm
I live in the interior of B.C. and we have never had a worse combined spring and summer. There is still unmelted snow in the lower mountains, the sun has shined so seldom and like now not just rain but every day torrents washing garden seeds away; if there is a plus side at least here fire danger looks unlikely.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 5:05 pm
Excellent comment Alexandra and several others, too. I've lived in the Southwest, mostly in Arizona, since 1963 and have never seen a dust storm as bad as the one that hit Phoenix Metro this July 5th. I couldn't decide whether I was living through Lawrence of Arabia or the Dust Bowl scenes from Bound for Glory. Visibility was near zero. I could barely see to avoid tripping over the thousands of humanoid ostriches with their heads still buried in the sand. It is, I fear, about ten years too late to "stop" climate change; but it is possible now, with available technologies and without massive human sacrifices - or nukes - to slow it, avoid the much worse that otherwise is yet to come, and begin to reverse it; but not if corporate greed, political timidity, and that combination of apathy and denial that, in the nuclear weapons context, Robert Jay Lifton called "psychic numbing" continue to overwhelm our will to respond. The other animals are mute without us; but what will our grandchildren and great-grandchildren say of us if we fail to do so?
 

Angela W (27)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 5:47 pm
And still people think humans aren't to blame for this change.
 

Patricia L (45)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 11:58 pm
Anyone who reads the sad and dire consequences of our changing weather patterns and doesn't believe in global warming is either in denial or doesn't give a damn. The time to change our fuel from fossil to solar, wind and other choices is now. The time to discontinue use of single use plastic bags is now. The time to recycle, even if it means, as it does for me, driving miles to the recycler, is now. The time to begin cleaning up our filthy oceans, stop big oil from dumping their dangerous emissions in rivers, streams, lakes, is now. We are responsible for the mess; there may not be time to undo the damage we've done, but we must make the effort. Teach children not to litter, not to use plastic or buy plastic. Teach them about the beauty of unsullied nature and how to avoid their parents' mistakes. Teach them to choose the environment over profit.
 

Marianna Molnar (9)
Friday July 15, 2011, 3:06 am
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