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The Disaffected Lib: October 9. Miami’s Day of Reckoning.

On October 9, the Earth, sun and moon will align just so to create a King Tide, the highest tides of the year.   In Miami, all eyes will be on the rising seas.

On high tides or in the event of storm surge, Miami streets are awash in sea water.  Storm sewers back . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: October 9. Miami’s Day of Reckoning.

The Disaffected Lib: Why the English-Speaking World Resists the Reality of Climate Change

You would think if you were a country particularly prone to being mugged by severe storm events of increasing intensity, frequency and destructiveness you might be just as particularly receptive to overwhelming scientific evidence of the causes.  However if you happen to be one of the major English-speaking countries you are and you aren’t.  When . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Why the English-Speaking World Resists the Reality of Climate Change

The Disaffected Lib: Throwing Down the Gauntlet – "Rational" People Will Be Convinced By the Science – IPCC

There are encouraging signs that, this time, climate scientists are coming prepared for a fight against the forces of denialism.

You can tell the Fossil Fuelers and the rest of their supporting cast in the denialist community have their knickers in a bunch over the pending release of the next IPCC report on climate . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Throwing Down the Gauntlet – "Rational" People Will Be Convinced By the Science – IPCC

The Disaffected Lib: Denialism 2.0 – Even More Dangerous Than the Original

By and large, the pioneers of climate change denialism have moved on.   Those who used to lead the campaign claiming that the theory of anthropogenic global warming is a hoax, a conspiracy, a fraud or  fundamentally flawed, have retrenched.

In his final column for The Guardian, Leo Hickman warns these veteran denialists have morphed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Denialism 2.0 – Even More Dangerous Than the Original

The Disaffected Lib: "In America truth is offensive, If you tell the truth, you are offensive."

So writes former U.S. deputy treasury secretary, Paul Craig Roberts, in his column for CounterPunch, America, Land of the Lost. 

Roberts recently published the e-book, The Failure of Laissez-Faire Capitalism, reviewed on this blog three weeks ago.   Plenty of offensive truth-telling there.   Now, Roberts confronts the shrill unacceptability of being both honest and open . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: "In America truth is offensive, If you tell the truth, you are offensive."

The Disaffected Lib: Nothing Convinces Quite Like a Taste of the Lash

The onset of extreme weather events is rapidly culling the ranks of climate change skeptics.    Megastorms, droughts, heat waves and floods are prevailing as science never could, especially in the home of denialism, the United States.

A poll released on Friday by the Associated Press-GfK found rising concern about climate change among Americans in general, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Nothing Convinces Quite Like a Taste of the Lash

The Disaffected Lib: It’s Like Living With Crazy People

Case in point.  A great guy.  We’ve been friends for almost 40-years.  He’s devoutly Conservative and has been actively involved in the party longer than I’ve known him.  Well educated, well traveled, well spoken.  He has had a career as a lawyer, judge and an elected official in two levels of government.  He remains . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s Like Living With Crazy People