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You’re Fired! Rings out from every room! Tin hats being issued to everyone in the White House! A sweaty naked orange blip hands twitching on a cell phone has been spotted in the West wing! Run!!!! Rudy Giuliani lays spread-eagled on the bed hands fumbling….someone for god’s sake close the...

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  • November 9, 2020

Yale Environment 360 notes  “just as global warming has propelled the Arctic Ocean past a tipping point which will lead to a largely ice-free Arctic in summer in the coming decades. Wildfire scientists say that rising global temperatures and worsening droughts mean that the world has entered a new era...

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  • September 29, 2020

It boggles the mind.   Anyone with half a brain would be terrified to come to Florida during a pandemic but especially with the Idiot in charge of Florida and hurricane season bearing down. Now the RNC is talking about moving it outdoors.  Really?  What are these people on?  Seriously?  Do...

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  • July 16, 2020

Apparently Trump originally wanted to do a rally to support Tommy Tuberville against Jeff Sessions, but no one in Alabama wanted it. Then the campaign wanted to use that slot to do an airport-hanger rally in New Hampshire, but now a storm may rain on the Trump parade, probably fortuitous...

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  • July 10, 2020

Love this: x YouTube Video Democrat Jaime Harrison is returning fire on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) in South Carolina’s Senate race with a new ad accusing the GOP stalwart of playing politics with Congress’s coronavirus relief efforts. The six-figure TV and digital ad spot is set to debut Tuesday in all four South Carolina...

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  • July 1, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

The oceans are really what tells you how fast the Earth is warming. Using the oceans, we see a continued, uninterrupted, and accelerating warming rate of planet Earth. This is dire news.”  Professor John Abraham, University of St Thomas, MN There are many complicating factors in our efforts to combat the...

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  • June 26, 2020

Trump wanting to be so mask free and wanting his own way, Florida is going to be a nightmare I predict come August. Ron Desantis is so naive that he thinks the Republican Convention will bring prosperty and money into Florida’s economy at the risk of killing the state.   I...

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  • June 25, 2020

Last September, as Hurricane Dorian was heading for Florida, Bunker Boy (as he has since come to be known) warned people in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama to brace themselves for the impact. @realDonaldTrump In addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit...

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  • June 15, 2020

Trump’s doing the best he can to try to make his election about whiteness, and ax handles do have a meaning in the 1960s. Dixiecrat Lester Maddox was Georgia governor in 1968, and Trump is still crudely trying to use Nixon’s Southern Strategy with all its referents. Future Gov. Maddox (right) brandishing a...

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  • June 12, 2020

CO2-Earth tweeted a grim milestone yesterday after NOAA released data showing that the combined influence of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere has hit the CO2 equivalent of 500 ppm. Not one press release and zero media coverage have occurred since the release of the NOAA data were made public. Though Daily Kos is a...

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  • May 15, 2020

Not since the plague, also known as the Black Death, arrived in Europe in the early 1300s has the human population been more vulnerable to exotic disease. Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60% of the population of Europe.  With international transport of people and goods, dense...

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  • March 20, 2020

A City University of New York presser reveals with a new study, published on March 3, 2020, in the journal Scientific Reports that stony corals, the coral that builds the earth warm-water reefs, are reeling from the consequences of our fossil fuel emissions. These corals provide habitat for a quarter...

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  • March 5, 2020

A City University of New York presser reveals with a new study, published on March 3, 2020, in the journal Scientific Reports that stony corals, the coral that builds the earth warm-water reefs, are reeling from the consequences of our fossil fuel emissions. These corals provide habitat for a quarter...

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  • March 5, 2020

Anthony Fauci is the premier public health expert on viruses and their spread. He has been the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of NIH, since 1984. Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues....

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  • February 28, 2020

Trump really hates it when reality gets in the way of his fantasies. When Hurricane Dorian was threatening the southeast coast, Trump mistakenly included Alabama in a tweet, and Alabama residents, who had thought they were not in its path, started to panic. NOAA Birmingham, reacting to the panic (they...

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  • February 26, 2020

Faster than previously expected. Those four words are horrifying when it comes to describing the changes to our climate. We have been reading about these phenomena frequently lately and, they haunt with such dire consequences as increasing permafrost thaw, marine heatwaves, climate migration, increasing pressure on our food systems, to...

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  • February 7, 2020

On the eve of Trump’s State of the Union paean to himself, it may help to be reminded of all the ways in which the Guy  Who Knows Everything doesn’t know much, and doesn’t care. Jennifer Rubin, in her latest (well, latest as of yesterday) swipe at the Pr*sident Sh!t-for-Brains...

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  • February 4, 2020

There are two stories out this weekend that have more in common than first meets the eye: Newly-Released NOAA Emails Show Anger and Confusion Around Trump’s ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Dorian Map As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight In both cases, the leaders of the country spread false information...

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  • February 2, 2020

2020 cannot be an electability choice, 2020 remains a referendum on Trump. Remind yourself that “winning” Iowa still means proportional delegate allocation. “The Des Moines Register did not include Pete #Buttigieg’s name in at least one of their telephone calls for their poll this week and it’s unclear if the...

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  • February 1, 2020

The famine months begin. In a year may our Blue Xmas be less so. x SATELLITE SPOTLIGHT: The #WinterSolstice arrives at 11:19 pm EST tonight so we decided to look back at 2019 with a time lapse of each day of the year from @NOAA's #GOES16 #satellite. Notice how the seasons...

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  • December 21, 2019

The Arctic has been warming faster than any other region on earth. The marginal sea of the Pacific which divides the most extensive landmasses on earth, Eurasia (Russia) and North America (Alaska), is named the Bering Sea. It is here that the most dramatic changes can be seen observed. Alaska...

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  • November 5, 2019

Donald Trump, sad man-baby, had another episode of the continuing meltdown yesterday as he flipped the bird at a woman who showed him up. This display of passive-aggressive nonverbal anger is no way to run a Space Force. x THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4400: Trump speaks with First All-Female...

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  • October 20, 2019

Disruption is not a good thing for the web of life. It often leads to extinction. One of the Earths most spectacular events occurs just once a year, though the timing varies depending on the reef location, is coral spawning. The phenomenon is brought about by the lunar cycle as...

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  • September 21, 2019

I never thought we’d have a major scandal over weather forecasts, but I guess anything is possible in the Trump era. The New York Times is now reporting that Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney pressured Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to force the NOAA to issue the now-infamous...

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  • September 11, 2019

Trump’s altered map We just learned that a top NOAA official sent out an agency-wide directive warning staff not to correct Trump’s inaccurate statement on Alabama. A meteorologist blew the whistle: This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast. It’s...

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  • September 8, 2019

Trump’s altered map We just learned that a top NOAA official sent out an agency-wide directive warning staff not to correct Trump’s inaccurate statement on Alabama. A meteorologist blew the whistle: This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast. It’s...

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  • September 8, 2019

So you probably saw that Donald Trump has corrupted and politicized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And as I write that, I’m only just starting to grasp how bizarre and thoroughly depressing that is. What’s next? Will NASA tell us the sun revolves around the Earth because that’s where Trump...

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  • September 7, 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...

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  • August 27, 2019

And all those facing outward, towards the planetary, the geologic, the unknown, raised a great cry, a witnessing of the very tide that had been predicted. Homo Colossus did not stir from its dream of currency.  The Greenland Ice Sheet. All of the sea ice has melted around the Alaskan...

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  • August 14, 2019

The Paris Climate Accord goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 Celsius was to prevent runaway climate change (the world is currently at a 1C increase above preindustrial temperatures ). The study authors did note that humanity can avoid the loss of the Antarctic Peninsula by keeping temperature rise to...

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  • July 9, 2019

On CNN this morning, Mike Pence tried to summon as much gravitas as he could — veering dangerously close to the event horizon of fatally constipated — in order to sell a few of those common-sense homespun lies that play so well in the heartland. He sounded like an ass...

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  • June 23, 2019

Rep. Joe Knows how to make a point. x A Trump official said seismic air gun tests don’t hurt whales. So Rep. Joe Cunningham blasted him with an air horn.https://t.co/NbiQmET8r5 pic.twitter.com/GOuao8KxuG — Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) March 8, 2019 Washington Post “A hearing on the threat seismic testing poses to...

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  • March 9, 2019

Well, he’s not going to read peer-reviewed scientific journals, that’s for sure. So … x Winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening. https://t.co/LDqfq4JH9n pic.twitter.com/ndmLD637Cb — NOAA Climate.gov (@NOAAClimate) January 29, 2019 That might still be a little too abstruse for Trump. Has he ever seen a tea kettle?...

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  • January 29, 2019
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