Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sign up with the Rainforest Alliance!

Take the first step toward helping the Rainforest Alliance in their mission to preserve threatened ecosystems, protect wildlife and provide benefits to forest-dependent communities around the world—all while curbing climate change and encouraging companies to behave responsibly. 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Where did "normal" weather go?

Since when does every winter bring catastrophic cold fronts causing life to come to a standstill? Summers now are expected to bring hellish wildfires and drought? The world now has to expect epic hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding. And all this is normal these days?

The USA is a mid-latitude, temperate country. We have, or are supposed to have, a relatively mild climate, especially compared to countries in less favorable latitudes. Wiki defines a temperate climate as:
"Average yearly temperatures in these regions are not extreme, not burning hot nor freezing cold. Temperate means moderate."

Temperate means mild, moderate. If you're a temperate person, you are calm, reasonable.

How “calm and reasonable” have extreme weather events, brought about by the planet’s rejection of the virus of fossil fuels, been as of late? Let’s review:

Meanwhile, the mainstream media continues to bury its head in the sand and act like this is a surprise; this unusual, freakish, weather that upsets human life everywhere, including America? Well guess what? Man-made climate change doesn’t care where you live.

Why did Hurricane Patricia (pictured below) get to be the strongest hurricane on record? The answer is human-caused climate change - greenhouse gas emissions brought about by the burning of fossil fuels.