The “WHUT Globull Warmin” Weekly for August 31st 2012…

Our Weekly Roundup of Global Warming, Aberrant Climate Change, and Severe Catastrophic Weather. Cannon fodder to fire at dirty energy, their mindless deniers, and shameless Republican puppets…

Defy deniers of global warming to peruse the links below to recent articles that prove that global warming and all of it’s deleterious side effects is much too real…

The articles are also a good source of information to wise up any uninformed, misinformed, and just plain brainwashed Americans.

To see a list of prior weeklys, click on ‘weekly’ either in the “category list” in the right sidebar, or in the categories listed just below the title at the top of this page in the dark green bar.

Reminder: keep in mind that scientific reticence is abundant in most of the articles linked to below, so when you see overly cautious words like ‘maybe’, ‘could’, and ‘might’, they might be “pulling punches”…

Clickable Index to Topics


Top Articles of the Week(?)
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Is It Getting Overheated in the Greenhouse?
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Is that light at the end of the tunnel a locomotive coming at us?
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Self-perpetuating Feedback Loops that WORSEN Global Warming.
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Whoops, Climate Scientists didn’t see that one coming…
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How Global Warming Sickens and Kills You and Yours.
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WHUT Sea Level Rise?.
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Is It Getting Dry In Here?
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Certifiable Pharmacuetically Lobotomized Morons…
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Round Up the Usual Smokescreens.
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Solutions?.
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Whatever…

Top Articles of the Week(?)

  • 5 Weird and Terrifying Consequences of Climate Change You May Not Know About. When you hear climate change you think of crazy weather, but there are other frightening effects.

  • Global Warming is approaching Irreversible, Warns Scientific Body. This is what we been sayin. And sayin… For a loooong time…

  • Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low–Extreme Weather to Come. Well, we already have extreme weather, what they mean is that more and worse extreme weather is going to ramp up.

  • America Hit With Record Devastation From Wildfires.

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    Is It Getting Overheated in the Greenhouse?

  • Scars on a Dry Land. In the American West — a land of “not enough water” — the hottest year on record forces us to see things as they are

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    WHUT light at the end of the tunnel barrelling toward us?

  • It is not yet terribly obvious, but “the climate” is quietly ramping up in many ways. This is just one aspect, of many, of the global climate that is ramping up that most folks simply do not see it yet as something that is obvious. ‘Yet‘, being the key word, as in a tiny snowball way up high on a mountain, slowly rolling downhill…

  • Strategists prepare for water wars as half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030. The author Mark Twain once remarked that “whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over” and a series of reports from intelligence agencies and research groups indicate the prospect of a water war is becoming increasingly likely.

  • Siberian thaw unlocks ice-age carbon vault: yet another feedback loop. A VAST outcrop of the Arctic Siberian coast that had been frozen for tens of thousands of years is releasing huge carbon deposits as rising temperatures thaw parts of its coastline, a study warned yesterday.

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    Natural Self-perpetuating Circular Feedback Loops that WORSEN Global Warming…

  • Record Temperatures And Wildfires In Eastern Russia Drive Amplifying Carbon-Cycle Feedback. Forests and bog land in far eastern Russia have been burning since the beginning of June 2012. Contributing to the record fires have been the record temperatures of this past summer. This summer in Siberia has been one of hottest on record. The most dangerous amplifying carbon-cycle feedback we face in the near term is the thawing northern tundra. It is poised to turn the Arctic from a carbon sink to source in the 2020s, releasing 100 billion tons of carbon by 2100.

  • Billions of Tons of Methane Lurk Beneath Antarctic Ice. But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg compared to the total big picture of all the circular cascading feedback loops which add up to hundreds of trillions of tons of methane and other assorted greenhouse gases, some thousands of times stronger than carbon dioxide. The sleeping gorrilla in the greenhouse that Republicans mindlessly keep poking with a sharp stick…

  • Methane’s Contribution to Global Warming Is Worse than You Thought
    . And here is some information on methane, which is twenty-some times stronger as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide…

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    Whoops, Climate Scientists Didn’t See THAT Coming…

  • Cambridge prof. predicts Arctic summer sea ice “all gone by 2015”. Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, who was branded “alarmist” after he first detected “substantial thinning” of sea ice in 1990, said: “The entire ice cover is now on the point of collapse.”

  • Arctic sea melt record more than broken, it’s being smashed (beyond past predictions). Sunday’s data confirms that the previous sea-ice extent minimum of 24 September 2007 was broken last Friday, 24 August 2012. What is also stunning are sea-ice daily extent figures averaging ice loss of more than 100,000 square kilometres per day for the last four days. This suggest melt is accelerating very late in the melt season in a pattern that has never before been observed.

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    How Global Warming Sickens and Kills You and Yours…

  • Climate change could push up risk of bird flu. Climate change could pose high risk of avian flu virus transmission in wild birds, a new study has warned.

  • Why Is West Nile Virus So Bad This Year?. There is really good picture of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito (carrier of west nile and dengue) if you do not know what they look like, but be aware that they can be very small, and are referred to as the “stealth bomber” of mosquitoes, and that they feed 24 hours a day (not just at sunset and sunrise), and they inhabit populated areas, having been known to breed inside homes in any open standing water (water picks, etc), and that they are small enough and smart enough to get through cracks around windows and doors…

  • Texas — and the DFW area, in particular — is the national epicenter for this year’s cases of West Nile virus disease. In its most recently published tally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that there had been 693 cases of the illness, including 26 deaths, this year. “The study shows that the warmer the temperature, the greater the advantage of the new strain. It also indicates that increases in temperatures due to global climate change would have major effects on transmission of the virus,” Kilpatrick said at the time.

  • Okla. heat, drought allow deadly amoeba to thrive. High temperatures and an ongoing drought are having an impact on more than just crops and livestock. State health officials say they are also creating ideal conditions for the growth of a tiny, single-cell organism that lives in Oklahoma’s rivers, lakes and ponds and can cause a disease that is almost always fatal.

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    WHUT Sea Level Rise?

  • Why The Arctic Sea Ice Death Spiral Matters. What happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay in the Arctic. The rapid disappearance of sea ice cover can have consequences that are felt all over the Northern Hemisphere, due to the effects it has on atmospheric patterns. As the ice pack becomes smaller ever earlier into the melting season, more and more sunlight gets soaked up by dark ocean waters, effectively warming up the ocean. The heat and moisture that are then released to the atmosphere in fall and winter could be leading to disturbances of the jet stream…

  • Whatever You Call it, Water is Rising in Norfolk. Water is inescapable in Virginia’s second-largest city, home to the world’s biggest naval base, three major port facilities and public and private shipyards. Norfolk is nearly surrounded by water: it sits at the mouth of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and the junction of the Elizabeth and James Rivers. Yet as much as water is a resource in Norfolk and the surrounding area, known as Hampton Roads, it also represents a threat.

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    Is It Getting Dry In Here?

  • Grains of wrath as drought hits hard. It’s not just America, extreme weather across the globe is recipe for surging food prices,

  • 11-mile stretch of Mississippi River closed. Nearly 100 boats and barges were waiting for passage Monday along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to low water levels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out. As the Earth’s average temperature creeps upward, climate scientists have predicted record heat waves and droughts. That’s what we’ve seen this summer in the U.S. The question has become, are we now seeing the real damage climate change can do?

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    Certifiable Pharmacuetically Lobotomized Morons…

  • Republican Platform Opposes Agenda 21. “We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax [a carbon tax],” the platform reads. Agenda 21 is a 1992 United Nations resolution that encourages sustainable development globally.

  • Environment America Statement on Selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican Running Mate. By now, no elaboration needed when Lyin Ryan is involved…

  • Climate change deniers are either extreme free marketeers or conspiracy theorists. Or both? Or just plain stupid…

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    Round Up the Usual Smokescreens…

  • Elephants In The Room: Urban Poverty, Climate Change, And Other Problems We Love To Ignore. Why the silence? Tough surmises that with millions of Americans on the economic ropes, Obama is hesitant to single out the urban poor. Never mind that one in 10 American children live in households that make less than about $11,000 a year — what the government deems “deep poverty.” Any mention of helping poor people is essentially verboten in mixed company.

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    Solutions?

  • Pledge to Resist Fracking. Writer-Biologist Sandra Steingraber Issues a Call for Action and a Warning to the Gas Industry: I choose to belong to a vision of an unfractured New York that turns its back on 19th century thinking and death-dealing fossil fuels and leads the world in the creation of a clean energy economy.

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    Whatever…

  • The Pissed-Off Polar Bears 8 Day Hunger Strike Against Global Warming. “A Taste of Things to Come — Famine Practice”

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