The Disaffected Lib: You May Find This Hard to Believe

Just in from NOAA, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. January, 2015 was the second hottest January on record.  I know, I know – the Polar Vortex, all those snowstorms, – yada, yada, yada.  But, you see, that’s the “global” part of global warming. Much of central and eastern North America has been in ...

Politics and its Discontents: It’s Called "Nuisance Flooding"

Posted by MoS, the Disaffected Lib: It’s the latest term spawned by climate change – “nuisance flooding.” According to Insurance Journal, nuisance flooding is the periodic flooding being experienced due to rising sea levels. Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding – which causes such public inconveniences ...

The Disaffected Lib: This Is Going to Trash Real Estate Prices

Starting this year, buyers shopping for a nice coastal dream home in the U.S. will be able to consult ‘storm surge maps’ produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  That is, unless Congress kills this idea before it came come to pass. Starting this 2014 hurricane season, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center will begin ...

350 or bust: Happy Holidays: Oil To The World & All That

The U.S. National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its updated Arctic Report card earlier this week. Like many other recent reports about the condition of the north, the canary in climate change coal mine, the news is sobering; new records have been set for snow extent, sea ice extent and ice sheet surface melting. ...

DeSmogBlog: Media Fails Again On Climate Change Coverage During Massive Heat Waves

corporate media ball chain.jpg North America just witnessed the hottest month in the history of record keeping (about 117 years). The month of July shattered every previous record, but was certainly not a freak occurrence. So far, the first 7 months of this year have been the warmest on average since records began over a ...

DeSmogBlog: 400 PPM Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Breach The Arctic

Mauna_Loa_Carbon_Dioxide.png There's a saying that trouble comes in threes. Earlier this week, the International Energy Administration announced that emissions reached a record high last year, increasing by 1 Gt worldwide. At the Bonn climate talks, experts have warned that the window to curb a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees is swiftly drawing ...