Climate scientists were put in there place this week.
For years, the non-climate experts have been shouting at us that these so-called climate experts are feeding us a pile of falsehoods…and it turns out they might be right. Read the rest of this entry
It’s hard to think about things like global warming (or climate change if you prefer) while some of us have been enjoying unseasonably cool late-summer temperatures, but a UN panel is forcing the issue.
According to the panels report, they’re 95 percent certain that humans are responsible for the dramatic climate change since 1950 (before that, it’s all on the dinosaurs).
That’s up five percent from the last report in 2007, which was 90 percent certain that humankind is to blame. Read the rest of this entry
Case and point: avid readers of 2WC may recall my blog from last Wednesday which heralded the non-arrival of spring and plotted the ways in which we might take out our frozen angst on the groundhog (Phil) that lied to us…all in jest PETA…
It would seem I was not the only Midwesterner with this brilliant plan. Since then some friendly banter has passed between a prosecutor in Ohio and the rodent, and no charges have been placed…especially since one of the handlers came forward and took the fall.
Although, I for one am beginning to doubt the fact that spring will ever arrive at all, and I think we all know whose fault that it really is…
Time to call in Mother Nature…
Huffington Post: Groundhog Pardon?
This is pretty much what goes on in any theater dorks head when the blame game starts:
Good news, fellow humans. We are off the hook with this whole climate change issue. Someone else is going to take care of it.
And as an added bonus, this “someone else” is adorable.
According to new research, a sea otter population boom could go a long way to reduce sea urchin numbers, and therefore allow kelp forests to become very large.
The kelp forests in turn are able to absorb 12 times the amount of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Of course, even the best laid plans have a way of going awry. And while these cute, fury earth savers may seem adorable and harmless now. We may be singing a different tune when they out numbers us five to one and are looking for a bit of gratitude for saving the planet.
…and I guess it could mess with the food chain. Which would be bad. Plus that’s always been our job.
More on the Story: PlanetSave.com
…just for fun:
It’s that time of the year again. That one Saturday when we take an hour to give our planet a rest.
It’s Earth Hour!
Tonight for one hour as part of a global effort to raise awareness about global climate change, the movement asks that every one turn off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes.
This epic hour of darkness begins at 8…30?
Wait… wait…wait… we couldn’t arrange for Earth Hour to be on the hour? Was there a conflict?
Is someone hosting a “Blow Your Fuse Box Half Hour” at 8?
I don’t understand what could possibly require this rolling global event (it’s 8:30 local time… whatever your locale may be) to occur at such a not on the hour time. If 8:30 why not 8:15 or 8:42?
Can someone please explain this to me?
If I’m going to give up my non-essential power sources for 60 minutes to raise awareness about global climate change then why can’t it be at 8?
It must be a candle company conspiracy. Typical.
…click through to the YouTube page for some Earth Hour fun…
oh and this video is not exactly