See Trump science advisor Alex Jone’s video rant below on this page.

No doubt I’ll be hearing from deniers that Obama didn’t specifically deny that he was, in fact, a demon.


Alex Jones in full cry. One of Trump’s big inspirations.

Ok, he’s not technically the science advisor, yet, but I’m guessing head of DOE, perhaps, or maybe HHS.

Republicans, check mirror. You’ve. done. this. to. yourselves.

I got a question the other night about the Ozone hole. Important to note, the Ozone problem is not one and the same as the global warming issue (there’s a lot of confusion out there), a not-frequently-enough-remembered story about how that problem was solved has lessons for today.

Conservative heroes Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were savvy enough to see that the problem was real and demanded global action. That action is now bearing fruit, and the ozone layer is healing, saving much of life on earth.

Mrs. Thatcher of course, a chemist by training, also recognized early on the threat from climate change, and said so. My video from a few years ago documents. By all means, share with your ditto head uncle.

But that was in the old days, when conservatives believed in conserving. Read the rest of this entry »

For those that have bought the “dodged a bullet” theory of Hurricane Mathew.

In a sea level, water vapor, heat content transformed world, storms have multiple pathways to destructive power.


With North Carolina reeling from more than 17 inches of rain from Hurricane Matthew, it’s time to face the fact that the way we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely impacts is seriously flawed.

We need a new hurricane intensity metric that more accurately reflects a storm’s potential to cause death and destruction well inland, rather than the Saffir-Simpson Wind Intensity Scale, which focuses on the potential for coastal damage from high winds and storm surge flooding.


Right now, the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Intensity Scale is what we use to communicate how strong a storm is. Developed by engineer Herb Saffir and meteorologist Bob Simpson in the early 1970s, it is based on the maximum sustained winds in a hurricane.

But this ignores the multitude of other threats that hurricanes pose to coastal and inland areas. In the U.S., Hurricane Matthew, which was the longest-lasting Category 4 and 5 storm on record during the month of October, will be remembered more for its water damage — both storm surge and inland flooding — than its winds, which is what the Saffir Simpson Scale communicates.

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