Quote of the day

Mark Fischetti of Scientific American addressed the question of the hour:

If you’ve followed the U.S. news and weather in the past 24 hours you have no doubt run across a journalist or blogger explaining why it’s difficult to say that climate change could be causing big storms like Sandy. Well, no doubt here: it is.

The hedge expressed by journalists is that many variables go into creating a big storm, so the size of Hurricane Sandy, or any specific storm, cannot be attributed to climate change. That’s true, and it’s based on good science. However, that statement does not mean that we cannot say that climate change is making storms bigger. It is doing just that — a statement also based on good science, and one that the insurance industry is embracing, by the way.

Drill, baby, drill….

What does a catastrophe look like?

These satellite photos taken by NASA show what the global warming catastrophe looks like:

NASA took the photograph on the left on July 8, 2012. It took the photograph on the right on July 12, 2012. What do the two photographs signify? They indicate the melting of the ice on the island of Greenland. NASA scientists first concluded that a mistake had been made because the change in ice conditions on Greenland were so striking and rapid and were also unknown to recorded history. But the photos were not parts of a mistake. They instead depict an evolving mistake that will eventually bring ruin to much of the globe.

Let us hope this melting event fails to become an yearly one.