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Weather and Climate: Why all the fuss?

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https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/one-earth-and-yet-again-the-saga-continues

Wow the “historic,” “catastrophic,” biggest ever,” “unprecedented,” “epic” nature of a single event; of one simple hurricane. I won’t go into the definitions of what those words mean but they either have been used recently with superficial intent to capture soundbites, or they have been used with meaningful intent. I leave that up to you all to decide, argue about, contemplate and "wax on/wax off" with eloquence.  Heck, better yet, maybe if you know someone who has used these type of words to describe the world we live in:  Ask Them!

A Category 4 hurricane in Texas, where “Even experts have said they’ve never seen one like this!” 

Is this simply an isolated once in a lifetime event of catastrophic proportions, or are other extreme weather events unfolding across the globe? Just a question.

As George Santayana is attributed as saying “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Then there is the one by Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” And then there is Alfred North Whitehead, a defining entity in the field of process philosophy who said: “It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.”

Ok, so after 120 years of mind numbing nonsense, what happens in November at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) event, COP 23 in Bonn, Germany?  

Maybe it is time to take notice.



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Joel Anderson

3 years ago #4

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/src-ear080118.php

Francisco Lopez

4 years ago #3

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To avoid this kind of hysterical view, I pay more attention to scientific publications and the kind of journalism that is not directed to the masses (unless for warnings and other public service).This, however, does not dismiss the trends nor scientific findings. A problem is politics,. In one side, people with special interest who can be affected from public backlash and policy resulting from climate research, in the other side are business haters and other who may be well intention-ed but lack an understanding of the matter.. The current state of things is a set of powerful interests (some previously did studies and covered things up), no longer trying to deny, instead, creating doubt (the same people who went against the environmentalists, the same people defending Tobacco, against food and drug safety, and who thinks that anyone opposing their interests is a communist).Things are coming, is wiser not to bury the head in the sand.

Joel Anderson

4 years ago #2

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Barry J Wilson Nice blog. As we collectively try to figure this stuff out, and stop the perpetual ying and yang about it all I will continue to dare each of us to be different, think different, act different, behave different. To anyone who reads this post and follow on comments: "I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have."

Joel Anderson

4 years ago #1

#1
Barry J Wilson Nice blog. And as we collectively try to figure this stuff out, and stop the perpetual ying and yang about it all. As for me, I will continue to dare each of us to be different, think different, act different, behave different. To anyone who reads this post and follow on comments: "I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have."

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