The Canadian Progressive: Paul Roundy: Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfire

Paul Roundy, a professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, discusses El Niño’s role in the Alberta wildfire. The post Paul Roundy: Why the effects of 2016 El Niño trumped climate change in the Alberta wildfire appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: No Encouraging News Here

For those of us who follow such matters, this news is not really surprising: 2015 was the hottest year on record: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: "The Ocean, If It Wants Us, It’ll Come And Take Us"

So says a bemused victim of climate change in California. Jaw-dropping and chilling is how I would describe this, yet another reminder of our powerlessness in the face of nature: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Forget What Your Grandparents Told You

…. about going through five-foot drifts of snow as they walked ten miles to school. They never had to deal with conditions like this: Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: A Graphic Illustration Of Humanity’s Hubris

People of a certain age will remember the commercial with the tagline, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” Heedless of that warning, that’s exactly what we continue to think we can do, despite all of the evidence to the contrary. Some will take false comfort in blaming this year’s weather disasters on a strengthened ...

Politics and its Discontents: Apocalypse Now, And The Shape Of Things To Come

I decided to take a break from the political landscape today to look at our physical one. Regrettably, although the title of this post comes from two films, what is depicted here is all too real. I’ll let the disturbing imagery speak for itself. Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: Another Hot Year, Even Hotter for 2016

Word from Australia that this year and next will probably see record-breaking temperatures. Sea temperatures around Australia are posting “amazing” records that climate specialists say signal global records set in 2014 may be broken this year and next. March sea-surface temperatures in the Coral Sea region off Queensland broke the previous high by 0.12 degrees ...

The Disaffected Lib: Another Part of the Puzzle – Our Warming Oceans

The playpen of climate change denialists is on temperature change.  They like to cherry pick statistics, sweep the bulk of the data under the carpet, and declare that global warming has stopped. Not so fast. Here’s an example of what the denialist mantra carefully omits. This is a depiction of what’s happening in the  North ...

Politics and its Discontents: Is El Niño Set To Return?

Although he is taking a hiatus from his blog, The Mound of Sound is keeping very active in his research and studies. Those who read him regularly know of his ongoing deep concern with our terrible and heedless treatment of the world and its resources, pursuing lifestyles that cannot be sustained if we are to ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Relief of California

Desperately needed rain may be enroute to northern California.  With any luck some agricultural production may be saved.  There’s hope that an El Nino believed to be building in the Pacific will indulge California with a good drenching next winter.

The Disaffected Lib: Denialists Are Not Skeptics, Even When You Turn the Planet Upside Down.

Maybe the time has come when the onus of proof should shift off the shoulders of climate science and onto the shoulders of the denialist community.   You say it’s all a hoax then prove it.  You say what’s happening now is just natural variability, then prove it.  You say that mankind isn’t driving it, then ...