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Deadly heat wave strikes U.S.

By Dan8267   Jun 19, 11:58am   1 link   271 views   7 comments   watch (1)   quote      

Climate change deniers silent.

From Phoenix to Sacramento, the West is sweating through worst heat wave in decades

“Heat of this magnitude is rare, dangerous and very possibly deadly,” the Weather Service in Phoenix warned on Monday.

Does this heat wave prove global warming? No. It's a weather event, not climate. However, it's important to recognize that climate change deniers will always cherry pick weather events that support their lies while ignoring weather events that do not.

No specific weather event demonstrates climate, but climate change is causing such heat waves and other severe weather events to become more common and more extreme.

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1   Ceffer   762/762 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 12:28pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

This heat wave is horrific. It occurs at a time of year when global warming advocates can't blame it on anything.

2   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 12:39pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”

In America, neither major party has provided any useful answer to the question that matters: how to manage the climate.

"Seventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world's human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent."

Democrats propose spending vast fortunes on corrupt patronage networks, basically expanding and exploiting the issue rather than addressing it. Their proposals would transfer enormous wealth away from advanced countries that could actually develop climate management systems, empowering instead backwards religious kleptocracies and kickback schemes.

Republicans tend to deny climate change, so the argument tends to stay there.

Even among many independents, e.g. the green party, the issue seems tinged with anti-capitalism, white guilt, patriarchy-bashing, and original sin. Geo-engineering is derided as further man-made interference with mother nature.

"Everybody Talks About the Weather, But Nobody Does Anything About It."

I don't see the point of obsessing over future climate without proposing any realistic way of managing it.

3   Fucking White Male   386/388 = 99% civil   Jun 19, 1:41pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Good time to buy land in northern Alaska and Canada.

4   Dan8267   3266/3310 = 98% civil   Jun 19, 2:23pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Ceffer says

It occurs at a time of year when global warming advocates can't blame it on anything.

No one is advocating global warming. We are advocating to stop polluting the Earth because pollution causes many problems including various changes in the climate.

5   Dan8267   3266/3310 = 98% civil   Jun 19, 2:24pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Fucking White Male says

Good time to buy land in northern Alaska and Canada.

The human race will be extinct from climate change before it changes enough to make Alaska feel even like New York City, nonetheless Hawaii.

6   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 4:40pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens. Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows.

Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be less lethal in the future, as people become accustomed to them.

A team of researchers examined 1,949 deadly heat waves from around the world since 1980 to look for trends, define when heat is so severe it kills and forecast the future. They found that nearly one in three people now experience 20 days a year when the heat reaches deadly levels. But the study predicts that up to three in four people worldwide will endure that kind of heat by the end of the century, if global warming continues unabated.

"The United States is going to be an oven," said Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii, lead author of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change .

The study comes as much of the U.S. swelters through extended triple-digit heat. Temperatures hit records of 106, 105 and 103 in Santa Rosa, Livermore and San Jose, California on Sunday, as a heat wave was forecast to continue through midweek. In late May, temperatures in Turbat, Pakistan, climbed to about 128 degrees (53.5 degrees Celsius); if confirmed, that could be among the five hottest temperatures reliably measured on Earth, said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of Weather Underground.

Last year 22 countries or territories set or tied records for their hottest temperatures on record, said Masters, who wasn't part of the study. So far this year, seven have done so.

"This is already bad. We already know it," Mora said. "The empirical data suggest it's getting much worse."

More: https://www.yahoo.com/news/too-hot-handle-study-shows-150320127.html

7   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   1207/1207 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 4:41pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

If you can't afford A/C or an ice berg, DIE! FUCKING! DIE!

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