Month: January 2019

It’s time to ‘take out’ environment ministers who fail on climate. #auspol #qldpol #ClimateEmergency #StopAdani #ClimateStrike #ExtinctionRebellion Charge with treason? Criminal Negligence?

The long-time Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaign
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‘Nightmare’: Over 2000 flying foxes perish during Victorian heatwave

Flying foxes were falling from trees and dying in huge numbers in East Gippsland on Friday as temperatures soared into the mid-40s.
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From Cairns in the North to Gippsland in the South, Australia’s flying foxes are dying.

Trump used the polar vortex to mock global warming. This map shows how wrong he is.

Exposing the Big Game

Trump tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming?” Well, it’s still happening.

It’s freaking cold out there, America. But you don’t need a Vox explainer to know that. You knew it the second you woke up. Knew it in that dreadful moment just before peeling off the blankets, when you thought, “This is the warmest and most comfortable I’ll feel all day.”

A mass of polar air is descending over the Midwestern United States. Chicago might hit a low of minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday. It’s a dangerous, potentially deadly situation. “This is not a case of ‘meh, it’s Iowa during winter and this cold happens,’” the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service warned.

This forecast is not, however, evidence against climate change. Let’s say it again: This forecast is not evidence against climate change.

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What is the polar vortex and is global warming to blame?

The Extinction Chronicles
Forecasters say millions of people in the Midwest and Great Lakes will see record-shattering wind chills from 40 to 65 degrees below zero this week — cold so extreme it could cause frostbite on exposed skin in five minutes or less. Some 100 million people will experience temperatures near or below zero. Here’s what you need to know about the polar vortex behind the deep freeze.

What is the polar vortex?

The frigid air will come from a brief visit by the polar vortex — which is a real meteorological phenomenon, not just a sensational headline. It’s a whirling mass of cold air circulating in the mid- to upper-levels of the atmosphere, present every winter.

It usually stays closer to the poles but sometimes breaks apart, sending chunks of Arctic air southward into the U.S. during winter.


This week’s particularly cold…

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