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The Disaffected Lib: We Need To Do What These Guys Are Doing

“These guys” are the Brits.  What they’re doing is taking an inventory of their transportation infrastructure to assess its vulnerability to severe storm events caused by ‘early onset’ climate change.  The good news is that the Brits get it. They know climate change is real and that they’re going to have to adapt or . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We Need To Do What These Guys Are Doing

The Disaffected Lib: We’ll All Be Singing This Tune Before Long

It goes like this:

“If we had had more ambition [on emissions cuts from rich countries], we would not have to ask for so much [money] for adaptation. If there had been more money for adaptation [to climate change], we would not be looking for money for loss and damage. What’s next? Loss of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: We’ll All Be Singing This Tune Before Long

The Disaffected Lib: The Climate Change Bill Comes Due

It’s reported that if the steady decline in Mississippi water levels continues for just one more month, the river will be closed to most navigation.   The Mississippi carries some 60% of America’s agricultural exports and a great many other c… . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Climate Change Bill Comes Due

The Disaffected Lib: America’s Internally Displaced Refugees

We became familiar with internally displaced populations in the wake of the American conquests of Afghanistan and Iraq and the sectarian violence that ensued.

America suffered a bout of internally displaced people after Hurricane Katrina hammered New Orleans and many thousands were forced to leave the city to take refuge in FEMA trailer camps.

Now . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: America’s Internally Displaced Refugees

The Disaffected Lib: Another Crop Failure

Farmers in the United States and Russia are reeling.   Now it’s Australia, the world’s second biggest wheat producer, where production is in peril.

Lower production in Australia, the world’s second-largest wheat exporter, could boost momentum for world grain prices that have already surged to near-record levels this year, as searing heat has withered crops . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Another Crop Failure

The Disaffected Lib: Calling the Prince of Darkness, Calling Beelzebub

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has an unwelcome message for Steve Harper – global warming is real and it’s going to cost Canada big time.

Telling the Weather Story, a report released this week by the Bureau, predicts climate change will drive a 50% or greater increase in wild fires in British Columbia by 2050.

The study . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Calling the Prince of Darkness, Calling Beelzebub

The Disaffected Lib: About That Balmy Winter Weather – Part Deux

Most of Canada had a delightfully warm winter and enjoyed an early spring.   Now the bill has come due.

In Ontario, farms face the loss of millions of dollars worth of crops.

The early warm weather in March, followed by sudden flash freezes, has caused devastating losses to tender fruit and apple growers in a . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: About That Balmy Winter Weather – Part Deux