Catastrophic Climate Tuesday


Sure turned out different huh.

Tropical storm Harvey is by any standard off the scale. Some parts of Texas have received in just over a week the rainfall they would normally expect in an entire year, and the storm is described as generating as much rain as would normally be seen only once in over 1,000 years.

Exceptional as it is, Harvey is not a direct consequence of climate change, in the judgement of one leading climate scientist, Stefan Rahmstorf, co-chair of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany.

However, Professor Rahmstorf couples his clear rebuttal that the warming climate triggered Harvey with a significant qualification. The increased heat accumulating in the atmosphere, he says, has almost certainly intensified the storm’s destructiveness, in line with other evidence suggesting a link between extreme weather and the human influence on the climate.


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22 Responses to Catastrophic Climate Tuesday

  1. Micki says:

    Irma is revved up to Category 5. Landfall still “up in the air” but one computer indicates she could devastate Mar-a-Lago. Could almost make an atheist believe in god.

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    • Den says:

      Sure then rich boy would get disaster relief funds from FEMA.


      • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

        That’s what I was going to say, and after that taxpayers would fix all the damage for him in some other way, because he’s the president and needs protection, something.

        Someone on MSNBC said the most FEMA pays out to anyone is something like $33,000. Drop in the Mar-a-Lago bucket.


  2. Micki says:

    This is, indeed, uplifting! What a splendid story! Thank you!

    David B. Benson says:
    September 4, 2017 at 9:19 PM


  3. Den says:

    Kansas Kook Kobach sez dreamers need to go home and get in line, wow.

    What is so difficult about starting citizenship now? Go out and come back in is ludicrous at best and a typical asshole with too much power ploy, go back and count your illegal voters idiot!


  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Kind of coolish today, but we just can’t get any rain. I would think after Houston some of that weather would have made its way up here. Everything outside needs a drink and I don’t feel like doing any watering.


  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Went to Meijer’s in Mason today w/o a Bob-sitter. Everything went well, he was fine. Jill couldn’t come at all this week, Pete couldn’t come until Thursday and I couldn’t wait. Had to go today.

    Every day is a hurricane with Trump and the horrible republicans in charge, then we get real hurricanes to go along with all the political chaos. Never a dull moment, and I sure miss those dull moments. 😦


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Orange sun again today.


  7. Den says:

    Rained briefly here, enough to smell, mmmm, wet stuff.


  8. David B. Benson says:

    Once again 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe. Spokane paper has big type headline stating HOLY SMOKE. Emma stopped by my table to chat while she waited for her boyfriend. She said we met spring semester but I have no memory of that event; alternate reality?


  9. Micki says:

    The Eagle Creek Fire, in one of Oregon’s more scenic spots, along I-84, hugging the Columbia River is 0% contained.

    If eye witness reports that a group of teenagers “misusing” fireworks caused this horrible fire, prove accurate, sorry…I hope those kids are punished in some way…community service for the rest of their lives…financial restitution to the extent viable..SOMETHING! One woman reports the kids videoed one kid tossing a fireworks of some sort over a 200′ cliff into the tinderbox below — and LAUGHING!

    Our Portland daughter has sent photos of the ash raining down in PDX. The sky is a burnt orange-gray mix.

    I don’t know where our SMOKE originates — whether it’s the fires near Cle Elum, Crystal Mountain near Mount Rainier, British Columbia — or all three, but today In Bellingham looks eerie, other-worldly…and out-of-balance.

    My heart is just plain aching…for many people, for many reasons, for what seems to be diminishing chances for a healthy, livable future for younger generations.


  10. Micki says:

    I count my lucky stars that I don’t have grandchildren.


  11. Den says:

    Virus removal technique:


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