350 or bust: Extreme Weather Costing U.S. Billions – When Does The Climate Change Lightbulb Go On?

It’s been an exhausting and extreme year weather-wise across the U.S., as this pointed out in this Reuters article, Weather Disasters Keep Costing the U.S. Billions This Year. And yet, there is still resistance across that country and my own, furiously propped up by wealthy fossil fuel interests, to the scientific evidence pointing out people’s ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: God’s Stimulus?

Contrary to Michele Bachmman’s belief that last week’s “Hurriquake” was a sign from God to curb federal government spending, it would seem that tens of billions of dollars will now be required to fix the widespread damage to infrastructure along the eastern seaboard caused by storm surges and flooding. Who knows, perhaps this is the ...

Trashy's World: Sometimes, ya just can’t win…

A. An over reaction? B. An under reaction? You be the judge which is worse. I’d take A over B any day. New York City officials made the right call. As does anyone who errs on the side of caution in situations like this. Share and Enjoy: Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Number One Lesson *Not* To Take Away from Hurricane Irene

800px-Atlantic_hurricane_tracks.jpg I was watching CNN this morning. I don’t know why—except that it was on in the gym at the hotel where I’m staying. Pretty soon, I was arguing with the screen. A narrative is developing in the media that Hurricane Irene was somehow “overhyped,” that politicians “cried wolf,” and then the devastating damage that ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Hurricane Irene, Climate Change, and the Need to Consider Worst Case Scenarios

Irene Track Aug 25.gif In May of 2005, a few months before Hurricane Katrina, I wrote an article that nobody noticed. It was entitled “Thinking Big About Hurricanes: It’s Time to Get Serious About Saving New Orleans.” In it, I talked about how devastating a strong hurricane landfall could be to my home city: In ...