It’s time to take global warming–or climate change, if you prefer–seriously. Climatenamechange.org tells us 2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States, and 10 of the past 15 years have been the hottest on record globally. And as the planet heats up, our weather is becoming more extreme and less predictable. Scientists are expecting a 3.6 degree Fahrenheit increase in global ocean temperature in the next century. Globally, sea levels have already risen 4 inches since 1950, and in the North East U.S., the sea level has risen four times faster than the global average. But deniers abound, especially in Congress. The following video may help.
Petition to the WMO to name extreme storms after climate change deniers.
Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. As scientific evidence shows that climate change is creating increasingly frequent and devastating storms, and with climate scientists declaring these extreme weather events as the new normal, Climate Name Change propose a new naming system. A system that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy. Sign the petition.
Future hurricane names: A few congressional climate change deniers:
Rep. Martha Roby – (R) Alabama
Rep. Mo Brooks – (R) Alabama
Rep. Robert Aderholt – (R) Alabama
Rep. Spencer Bachus – (R) Alabama
Sen. Jeff Sessions – (R) Alabama
Sen. Richard Shelby – (R) Alabama
Rep. Don Young – (R) Alaska
Rep. Trent Franks – (R) Arizona
Rep. Paul Gosar – (R) Arizona
Rep. Rick Crawford – (R) Arkansas
Rep. Timothy Griffin – (R) Arkansas
Sen. John Boozman – (R) Arkansas
Rep. Ken Calvert – (R) California
Rep. Jeff Denham – (R) California
Rep. Darrell Issa – (R) California
Rep. Devin Nunes – (R) California
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher – (R) California
Rep. John Campbell – (R) California
Sen. Marco Rubio – (R) Florida
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart – (R) Florida
Rep. Paul Broun – (R) Georgia
Sen. Rand Paul – (R) Kentucky
Rep. Steve Scalise – (R) Louisiana
Rep. Bill Cassidy – (R) Louisiana
Sen. Mary Landrieu – (D) Louisiana
Sen. David Vitter – (R) Louisiana
Rep. Fred Upton – (R) Michigan
Rep. Michele Bachmann – (R) Minnesota
Rep. Collin Peterson – (D) Minnesota
Rep. Joe Heck – (R) Nevada
Rep. Michael Grimm – (R) New York
Rep. John Boehner – (R) Ohio
Sen. James Inhofe – (R) Oklahoma
Sen. Tim Scott – (R) South Carolina
Rep. Joe Barton – (R) Texas
Rep. Lamar S. Smith – (R) Texas
Governor Rick Perry – (R) Texas
Rep. Ted Poe – (R) Texas
Rep. Morgan Griffith – (R) Virginia
Rep. David McKinley – (R) West Virginia
Rep. Cynthia Lummis – (R) Wyoming
Rep. Paul Ryan – (R) Wisconsin
I have to ask–Does today’s Republican Party (especially the Tea Party contingent) think that modern day accepted science (at least, the prevailing scientific theory accepted among the majority of legitimate mainstream scientific organizations) is some kind of Communist/Socialist/Liberal plot against the United States and God? I notice there is only one Democrat named in that whole bunch! It saddens me that some people seem to believe that a belief in modern day science is incompatible with faith of any other kind.
There was a time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuHvCJ1JiNM (JFK’S ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, OCTOBER 22,1963)
Now we have Republican grifters, Republican religious fanatics (many of whom worship a fanatic sociopathic narcissitic atheist named Ayn Rand – go figure) and Limbaugh, Beck, Fox Zombies, et al.
Apparently not everyone thinks there is any warming going:
Steve Wood says
Again bashing Republicans in this biased liberal news media.
Nancy N. says
But Steve…they make it so easy. It’s hard to resist.
No, biased liberal science. After all, climate change is just a theory, and we know that theories aren’t fact. For example, the germ theory of disease, the theory of gravity, the theory of quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity. It’s not flaglerlive’s fault that many within the republican party have decided to ignore science that might take money away from the companies that donated to their campaigns.
Seriously, at this point those that deny the fact that the climate can be seriously affected by the actions of humanity are really no better than those within the church that refused to acknowledge the fact that the earth isn’t the center of the universe.
Can someone explain to me how the sea level can rise faster in one area of the world, the Northeast U.S.? That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. And actually A.S.F., there are two Democrats on the list, which brings to mind another interesting question: We’re the Republicans in control of Congress when the glaciers melted forming the Great Lakes, and were they driving SUV’s??.
Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh say it isn’t so. So it must not be.