Politics and its Discontents: Bad News From The North

No matter how you parse it, this is extraordinarily bad news. That glacier melt is taking place at an alarming rate is bad enough, but the nature of that melt, as you will learn in the following report, should make all of us very, very nervous. You can read more about the study here. Time ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Very Ominous Sign

Thanks to my friend, The Mound, for passing this on to me. It is not good news. The Tyee reports the following: As Arctic sea ice melts, one of the forces doing the melting is the Arctic Ocean itself. No other region on the planet is warming as fast as the Arctic, where a balance ...

The Disaffected Lib: Canada’s Latest Climate Change Casualties

We seem to have lost two Dutch researchers to our dwindling Arctic sea ice. Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were on a two-month scientific study of the area’s ice for the organization. The site says part of their research involved interviewing local hunters about ice conditions. The two men left Resolute on skis April ...

Politics and its Discontents: Blue Ocean Event: Much Worse Than Predicted By The Models

Although I gladly yield expertise on the environmental and climate change files to my fellow blogger, The Disaffected Lib, who has been doing exemplary work these past several years, every so often I come across something that is a screaming indictment of world leaders who have been content to whistle past the graveyard while we ...

The Disaffected Lib: This Should Give You Something to Chew On

Remember that global warming target of keeping temperature increases within 2 degrees Celsius by 2100?  2C, you may recall, is supposed to be the point within which we might – just might – avoid catastrophic, i.e. runaway, global warming.  2C, it’s thought (perhaps wishfully) will give us a better than even chance of keeping this ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Polar Vortex Explained

In response to my post the other day about Donald Trump’s fatuous dismissal of climate change because of the cold we are experiencing, The Mound of Sound, who does exemplary work on the subject, explained that the loss of Artic ice is powering the Polar Jet Stream currently engulfing us. Here is a video that ...