Republicans are always talking about the world they want to leave to their kids and grandkids. But these same Republicans will go to war with anyone claiming that climate change is happening, and that man is the biggest contributor to that change.
Scientists reported Wednesday that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history by far, breaking a record set only the year before — a burst of heat that has continued into the new year and is roiling weather patterns all over the world.
In the continental United States, the year was the second-warmest on record, punctuated by a December that was both the hottest and the wettest since record-keeping began. One result has been a wave of unusual winter floodscoursing down the Mississippi River watershed
Although there are physical, tangible and scientific evidence to back up a warming atmosphere, Republicans continue to doubt the facts because they are deeply entwined with the special interests that make billions from the elements contributing to global warming.
And although the records go up and up each year, Republicans continue to bury their head in the sand as these special interests grease their pockets.
Cheers to our kids and grandkids!
Have you been outside lately? Today is December 24th, and here in the Northeast average temperatures should be in the 20’s or if we’re lucky, in the 30’s. But today, December 24th, we’re expecting temperatures to be well into the 70’s. That’s like… summertime temperature!
Well Bill Nye went on MSNBC and tried to explain the science behind the warmer temperatures, and yes, it has something to do with “Climate Change,” something Republicans refuse to acknowledge although the signs of climate change are blowing down their front door!
On the radio Rush Limbaugh has a job to do. His job is intentionally designed to keep his listeners ignorant, and he does that job extremely well.
But Rush Limbaugh knows the truth. He knows that something is happening wuth the weather, with climate change. And Rush Limbaugh is doing everything he can to secure his beachfront home from the effects of Climate change, even if that means working with the Obama administration.
Limbaugh just signed off on a plan to cooperate with the US Army Corp of Engineers to use his property to store sand and then spread it along the beach where he resides. In his easement deal with the Corps obtained through the town of Palm Beach, Limbaugh is allowing the use of his 2.5 acre compound on the extreme north side of the island to “enhance shoreline management” and provide “storm protection in safe guarding coastal properties”.
Republicans are known for criticizing climate and climate change. They call climate change and the science that backs it up a liberal conspiracy. And now this, the Republican savior for the 2016 election, Jeb Bush, is signaling that he too believes in climate change.
Oh the calamity!
Bush (R) acknowledges human activity contributes to climate change but cautioned against actions that would harm the U.S. economy. In written answers to Bloomberg BNA, Bush said the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan is “irresponsible and ineffective” and “oversteps state authority.” He also tells Bloomberg BNA reporter Anthony Adragna that phasing out the renewable fuel standard “over time” is the “proper thing to do.” Bush, who served as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007, also called approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline a “no brainer.”
Bloomberg BNA:Is climate change occurring? If so, does human activity significantly contribute to it?
Bush: The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core.
Once again Pope Francis is making conservatives and Republicans angry, with his calls for redistributing wealth, helping the poor, and helping the sick and needy. You know, the things Republicans hate to do.
And now this: Pope Francis wants us to take care of the World and environment, to be good stewards of the place we call home. What is wrong with this dude?
Republicans would be catch a fit when they hear about this!
Pope Francis made the religious case for tackling climate change on Wednesday, calling on his fellow Christians to become “Custodians of Creation” and issuing a dire warning about the potentially catastrophic effects of global climate change.
Speaking to a massive crowd in Rome, the first Argentinian pope delivered a short address in which he argued that respect for the “beauty of nature and the grandeur of the cosmos” is a Christian value, noting that failure to care for the planet risks apocalyptic consequences.
“Safeguard Creation,” he said. “Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this!”
The pope centered his environmentalist theology around the biblical creation story in the book of Genesis, where God is said to have created the world, declared it “good,” and charged humanity with its care. Francis also made reference to his namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was a famous lover of animals, and appeared to tie the ongoing environmental crisis to economic concerns — namely, instances where a wealthy minority exploits the planet at the expense of the poor.
Get ready for some more Pope Bashing, from your loving Republican Party.
I now know why I never liked The wheel of Fortune. On Monday, host Pat Sajak pointed out the reason. Pat Sajak is a non believer in Global Warming.
Apparently the Republican nonsense has overpowered the Wheel of Fortune star, prompting him to use his twitter account to call environmentalists “unpatriotic” and even “racists.”
“I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends,” Sajak tweeted without context. “Good night.”
This is hardly the first time that the TV host has taken it upon himself to comment on the environment on Twitter. Earlier this week, he wrote,
“Help…climate changing…must send money to lots of places…a lot of money…hurry…time is short…not kidding…” and “Very hot weather: ‘We’re all going to die!’ Very cold weather: ‘There’s a difference between climate & weather, moron!’”
While Sajak has kept his political views off of his Vanna White-assisted show, he has reportedly been a frequent financial contributor to the Republican Party and conservative candidates. The game show star has given a reported $10,000 to political causes.
Meanwhile, Republicans insist that climate change or global warming is a figment of our imagination. They totally disregard the science of it all.
Around the planet, April temperatures averaged 58.5°F, which is 1.3°F above average temperatures. This is only a tad lower than than the warmest April ever recorded, a milestone hit in 2010 when NASA calculated global temperatures of 1.44°F above average, according to the data sheet.
The data announcement also marks this April as the 350th month in a row where the globe has experienced above-average temperatures, a phenomenon that scientists agree is largely caused by increases of man-made greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Incidentally, April 2014 also marked the first month in human history when average carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached above 400 parts per million.