The Climate Is Changing

The anti-science right often tries to deny climate science with false claims that the earth has been cooling in recent years, denying all the evidence that the predictions of climate change are already coming true. The New York Times (which the anti-knowledge right will reject because it reports facts as opposed to right wing ideology) points out how recent changes in weather are consistent with the predictions of climate change:

The floods battered New England, then Nashville, then Arkansas, then Oklahoma — and were followed by a deluge in Pakistan that has upended the lives of 20 million people.

The summer’s heat waves baked the eastern United States, parts of Africa and eastern Asia, and above all Russia, which lost millions of acres of wheat and thousands of lives in a drought worse than any other in the historical record.

Seemingly disconnected, these far-flung disasters are reviving the question of whether global warming is causing more weather extremes.

The collective answer of the scientific community can be boiled down to a single word: probably.

“The climate is changing,” said Jay Lawrimore, chief of climate analysis at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. “Extreme events are occurring with greater frequency, and in many cases with greater intensity.”

He described excessive heat, in particular, as “consistent with our understanding of how the climate responds to increasing greenhouse gases.”

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  1. 1
    Billie Greenwood says:

    RT @RonChusid The Climate Is Changing, but the anti-science right will continue to deny it. #topprog #p2 http://bit.ly/da4CRp

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    Captin Sarcastic says:

    Based on what I have learned about the mental flexibility of the authoritarian types who make up a significant portion of AGW deniers,  I suspect that the oceans could boil and with their last breath before succumbing to the effects of a much warmer globe, they would argue that it was just a natural cycle and humans had nothing to do with it.

  3. 3
    K.Moreno says:

    RT @RonChusid: The Climate Is Changing, but the anti-science right will continue to deny it. #topprog #p2 http://bit.ly/da4CRp

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    Patricia Shannon says:

    Also China has had severe widespread flooding

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    Cara Lynch says:

    Oh, hello Sarah Palin! RT @RonChusid The Climate Is Changing, but the anti-science right will continue to deny it. #p2 http://bit.ly/da4CRp

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