Floods

Prices are going to rise, probably exponentially, over the next few decades. The reason for that's simple: everything, more or less, has been artificially cheap. The costs of everything from carbon to fascism to ecological collapse to social fracture haven't been factored in — ever, from the beginning of the industrial age....

More
  • October 25, 2021

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

More
  • October 19, 2021

… and, winter is coming. China, already in a significant energy crunch, has been experiencing energy shortages due to extreme weather, a surge in demand, and a fledgling effort to reduce CO2 emissions. It is a triple whammy for the country that produces the second-highest global greenhouse emissions in the...

More
  • October 11, 2021

… and, winter is coming. For those just scrolling by while whistling past the graveyard, you might want to read this story and prepare yourself while you watch your wallet because the shit just might hit the fan and soon. Economic Impacts from climate change are here and only getting worse. There...

More
  • October 11, 2021

“Concurrent extreme events of more than one kind, rather than isolated events of a single type, will be the ones that actually harm people, society, and the economy.”  Katrina Bennett, Los Alamos National Laboratory hydrologist and lead author of the study Over 40 million people in the western United States rely on...

More
  • April 14, 2021

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

More
  • April 10, 2021

A glacial landslide scar, all that remained of a previous piece of ice that had collpased, is believed to have triggered a new landslide that slammed into and triggered part of Nanda Devi glacier to collapse. When the rocky debris slammed into the Himalayan glacier’s much larger remnant, it sent rock and ice down a valley...

More
  • February 8, 2021

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle It is a fact that the biggest threat to our species is not climate change, though it will likely end much of what we experience today, but rather our war on bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is under attack from...

More
  • February 6, 2021

By January Bethany Lake in NW Oregon, just west of Portland, gathers storm waters from hundreds of acres of avoided wetlands. Effluent also drains from the thousands of manicured yards and miles of streets in the surrounding suburban areas. The Lake and its tributaries discharges to Rock Creek, which slithers down...

More
  • January 17, 2021

A senior Biden climate team transition official alerted E&E News that the damage Trump and his fossil fuel grifters (that have held power over the agencies tasked with protecting the climate system) have been successful in hollowing out the EPA of staff and resources at a time when the “ability to...

More
  • January 15, 2021

But there are 40-odd cinder cones of once-active volcanos clustered near the bucolic town of Boring, just east of Portland Oregon.  These, and the related lava flows, are part of the Boring formation. I live off this map to the left (west of Beaverton).  I am intensely interested in this Boring...

More
  • December 12, 2020

Jo Biden had offered 20 billion to preserve the Amazon. It was ridiculed denied by the Trump of the Tropics, Jair Bolsonaro. Perhaps a similar offer to the nations involved in Africa would be a rational response and likely considered. It’s worth a try. I highly suspect this diary will...

More
  • November 3, 2020
/ 2016 / 2020 / Administration / Aging / America / anticalialistmeetup / anticapitalism / anticapitalist / AnticapitalistChat / Arctic / Becoming / Berman / biden / Book / Boom / Budget / Business / Campaign / Capital / Capitalism / Change / Climate / Climate Change / CO2 / Community / CoronaVirus / Courage / COVID / Covid-19 / COVID19 / Crisis / Cult / Culture / dangerous / Death / Debt / Deforestation / Degrowth / Delusional / Democracy / Destruction / Disease / Doctors / e / Ebola / Economic / Economics / Economist / Ecosocialism / Emissions / Energy / Environment / EPA / Evidence / EXTRA / Failure / Fascism / Floods / Fuel / Funding / Future / GOP / Harvard / harvey / Health / HealthCare / Heat / heating / herdimmunity / House / Humanity / ICE / IDEA / Immunity / infection / infections / Infrastructure / International / Jacobin / Jobs / JPMorgan / know-nothings / Korea / Lancet / Lies / LightBulbs / lockdown / Losers / Love / Marx / Media / members / Memo / Microbes / Military / Money / Moving / Nature / NBC / Nurses / Obama / October / Oil / opening / Pandemic / person / PoliticalEconomy / Pollution / pompeo / Populism / Positive / Power / Presidency / Pride / principles / Progressive / Public / Race / Rally / reading / Recession / Recovery / Respect / Response / Restaurants / rise / Sadism / Science / Socialism / species / State / Stimulus / SuperSpreader / Survival / TheLancet / Thinking / Threat / Time / TimOBrien / Trade / Trump / Truth / Twitter / Unemployment / Values / Virus / Wall / War / Wealth / White House / Woodward / Workers / World / Writing

Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

More
  • October 25, 2020

Inside Climate News has been doing profiles on the major races this year and how climate change has been an issue in these races. One of the big races they’ve been following is the Iowa U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D....

More
  • September 10, 2020

In a scene that may eerily replicate the mass evacuations that occurred with Hurricane Rita in 2005, residents in the same area are warned to flee the coasts of Texas and Louisiana as a powerful Category 4 hurricane will soon barrel over the area. Hurricane Laura, now a major Category 3...

More
  • August 26, 2020

It’s especially hard to organize folks these days. You can’t call a meeting.   It’s tough to talk and listen with masks on. Yet suburban folks west of Portland Oregon are organizing against a  developer’s plans to build a Chevron gas station/mini-mart adjacent to wetlands, big trees, and a Park Greenway....

More
  • August 2, 2020

I wrote a diary on my memorable encounter and conversation with Congressman John Lewis .  I woke up around 2:00 AM this morning to see headlines of John Lewis’s passing.   I was immediately saddened.    I sleep with the television on sometimes and this was not what I wanted to...

More
  • July 18, 2020

Sapiens has trouble with timescales of planetary forces. Greenland Ice Sheet Fossil fuels and agriculture have driven methane emissions to record highs across the globe claim two new studies. Methane is a colorless gas and comes from natural and human-made sources. The gas is a danger to humans because it...

More
  • July 15, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

More
  • June 21, 2020

Even if a small fraction of the Arctic seafloor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re fucked. Climatologist Jason Box, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland We all have our hands full at the moment, with multiple catastrophes occurring at once. Before scrolling past the headline of this diary, I implore...

More
  • June 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D. MD) in support of John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: John Hickenlooper (D. CO) I’m reaching out today to ask you to support John Hickenlooper for Senate in his race against Cory Gardner, who Politico called “Republicans' most vulnerable Senate...

More
  • May 27, 2020

Trump: “I was honored as the Man of the Year in Michigan… 5 or 6 years before I even thought about running for President.” x Here's my old fact check about “Man of the Year in Michigan.” Former GOP Rep. Dave Trott called me up to solve the mystery of...

More
  • May 20, 2020

“I feel like more than anything, we’re just trying to keep our people in some state of calm as we daily put out these bleak circumstances, these bleak numbers. We’re just praying every day that we don’t end up in a state of anarchy.”  Belinda Constant, Mayor of Gretna, Louisiana...

More
  • April 3, 2020

If you're asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you're really asking when's it going to happen to “me,” because it's already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

More
  • February 17, 2020

If you’re asking when climate change is going to “happen,” you’re really asking when’s it going to happen to “me,” because it’s already happened to many other people. Eric Roston Swarms of Desert Locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) have haunted parts of Russia, Spain, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and, SW...

More
  • February 16, 2020

There’s a common belief reflected in popular culture and even “progressive” entertainment media that vegans are part of some ghoulish, otherworldly cabal disgorged from Satan’s viscera to rob our planet of joy. Lazy screenwriters often portray vegans as preachy, joyless, listless, pale, and weak. Similarly, vegan food is seen as tasteless,...

More
  • January 17, 2020

We know from the National Climate Assessment that climate disruptions to agriculture over the past 40 years has increased and, will only worsen as the climate crisis continues to unfold. Drought and flooding will increase, and heatwaves will come earlier, be more frequent and, last longer threatening the lives of...

More
  • January 13, 2020

Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable nations on earth to climate change. Indonesians will face more intense floods, droughts and sea level rise in the years to come. The low lying and densely populated nation has 18,000 miles of coastline and many islands at sea level. Winds and rainfall...

More
  • January 9, 2020

Some good news for the north coast of Western Australia. A tropical Cyclone promises heavy rain and winds to the parched, tinder dry, NW region of the island continent. “The Bureau of Meteorology’s Neil Bennett said the cyclone’s expected path would take it into WA’s southeast and close to the...

More
  • January 7, 2020

They tried to beat Bernie Sanders by ignoring him. They found out that it was impossible to beat a real message especially one that is existential. Bernie Sanders on the rise What most in the corporate media fail to understand is that it is less about Bernie Sanders and more...

More
  • December 27, 2019

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

More
  • December 13, 2019

What is propaganda? …The notion that propaganda is a technique for spreading a coherent ideology also feels a little anachronistic. Most of what we would call propaganda today, like much of the content on Fox News, is more about pushing conspiracy theories or misleading spin than anything else. The main...

More
  • November 3, 2019

photo: Hurricane Harvey, the costliest in the history of the United States Image captured by NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite • Public Domain For a greener tomorrow, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Are We Prepared For The Deadly...

More
  • August 27, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Progressives Change Campaign Committee: Today, we’re announcing the newest members of our Champions List! These 24 candidates are running for state and local elections across the country, and deserve our support. These are leaders who will champion priorities like expanding health care, making college...

More
  • August 14, 2019

At 11:45 EDT, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the DC area: Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of  Columbia, and northern Virginia, including . . . The District of Columbia. . . Until 8 PM this evening. Slow moving showers and thunderstorms are...

More
  • July 4, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p”> For most of Japan, this time of the year is the rainy season. The rains have taken a deadly turn in recent years according to the Straits Times. Singapore daily notes that “The deluge, which began last Friday and is forecast to continue until at least Thursday,...

More
  • July 3, 2019

I’ve really been liking the Democratic U.S. Senate candidates that have been emerging. Yes, it’s a tough Senate map and some of the big names like Stacey Abrams, Beto O’Rourke and Joaquin Castro have passed on the races. But this is an incredible opportunity for us to create new rising...

More
  • June 14, 2019

A retired Kentucky farmer who only does limited farming now has written a short article about how Republican land owners and Republican bankers are keeping dissent down on the farm against Trump’s trade war with China.  Besides the trade war, there is budget that cuts insurance subsidies by 15%, and...

More
  • May 25, 2019

and that was only one of many memorable lines in one of the most remarkable political speeches I have ever heard. My wife called me down when Mayor Pete came on stage.  I watched.  I listened. No, the speech was not on an overarching theme. It did not offer specific...

More
  • April 14, 2019
2020 / Abolitionists / Abuse / Addiction / Administration / alone / America / Americans / Arrest / Assault / Attack / Attacks / Authoritarianism / Bail / Banks / Belief / Black / Border / Brown / cages / California / Campaign / Capital / Change / Charlottesville / Children / Citizenship / Civil Rights / Climate / Climate Change / College / Community / Congress / Constitution / Corporations / Court / Crime / Crisis / Cut / CyberSecurity / damn / Daughters / Debt / Decency / Democracy / Disease / Domestic / Donald / Dreamers / Dreams / Drugs / Economics / Economy / Education / Election / Elections / Emergency / Enforcement / Fail / FAIR / Faith / Families / Fathers / Fear / Fiction / Fight / Fine / Floods / foreign / Freedom / friends / Fuel / Future / give / God / Guns / Harris / Hate / Health / Health Care / Help / History / Homophobia / Honor / Horror / House / Hurricanes / Immigrants / India / Indivisible / Infrastructure / Integrity / jail / Jesus / Justice / KamalaHarris / Kennedy / Killed / King / Law / Leaders / Leadership / Losing / Love / March / Mass / Massacre / Medicare / members / Men / Middle Class / moral / Mother / Murder / Nuclear / Oakland / Party / paycheck / Peace / person / Pittsburgh / Policing / Power / President / Press / Public / Race / Racism / REAL / Recession / Refugees / Religion / Respect / Response / Responsibility / Retirement / rise / Safety / School / Schools / Science / Security / Service / Sexism / Silence / Speech / State / Stop / Students / Stuff / Tax / Teachers / Threats / Transcript / Trust / Truth / Uncomfortable / Union / Unity / Values / vanity / Veterans / Virginia / Voting / Voting Rights / Wall / Wall Street / War / Wealthy / White House / Wildfires / Women / Workers / World

For your consideration. This was a damn fine speech. (close captioned — she begins @ 1:06:30) “I’m running for president because I love my country. I’m running to be a president by the people. Of the people. For all the people,” “We are here at this moment in this because...

More
  • January 27, 2019

By Debra Schrishuhn for Mike F., Mike H., Dr. Bill, Janis, Dan, Kimberly, Bryan, Donna, Judy, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team Act Now! Support the Off Fossil Fuels Act! The scientific community agrees that climate change contributes to the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and cyclones. We need to...

More
  • September 14, 2018

It’s something you periodically hear whenever the topics of “electric cars” and “natural disasters” meet: fear. There comes an image of electric cars stranded across the roads, endless impractical lines for charging, while their gasoline-driving compatriots escape to safety. In the aftermath, there’s an image of people in their powerless...

More
  • September 15, 2017

We always knew the name Surf Street was dead on. When we were little, a sign that spelled “No Wake” was attached to the telephone pole at the top of the street, for when boats would pass through from Shore Road. I’d never seen boats float by our front window,...

More
  • November 1, 2012
Available for Amazon Prime