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10 Signs That Earth's Climate Is Off the Rails

Climate change is happening, it's real and it's our fault. The evidence is overwhelming — our planet is changing faster than it ever has before. Here are 10 stories from the past year demonstrating how Earth's climate has gone completely off the rails. 

A polar bear invasion

Some polar bears indulging in a trash heap.  (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Earlier this year, 52 hungry polar bears occupied a small work settlement in a remote Russian Arctic archipelago, much to the displeasure of the town's residents. It's not uncommon to see polar bears near Russia's southern coasts, where they regularly converge in winter for seasonal seal hunts. But thinning sea ice caused by global warming likely drove the bears inland in search of food. The allure of edible waste in the town's garbage bins and dump sites likely stopped the bears from migrating farther north and prompted regional officials to declare a state of emergency. 

Read more about the unwelcome polar bear invasion. 

Record-breaking carbon dioxide levels 

Scientists measured more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been in 800,000 years.  (Image credit: Shutterstock)

This year, scientists measured more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than there has been for 800,000 years — since before our species evolved.

In May 2019, the levels of the greenhouse gas reached 415 parts per million (ppm), as measured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at its Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. During the ice ages, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were around 200 ppm. And during the interglacial periods — the planet is currently in an interglacial period — levels were around 280 ppm, according to NASA. Humans are burning fossil fuels, causing the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. And as a result, every year, the Earth sees about 3 ppm more carbon dioxide in the air.

Read more about our atmosphere's skyrocketing carbon dioxide levels. 

The Arctic permafrost is rapidly disappearing

Aerial view of melting permafrost.  (Image credit: Georgy Golovin/Getty)

This year, we learned that in the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and from above looks a bit like Swiss cheese, satellite images revealed. 

This was shocking news because climate experts had predicted that air temperatures wouldn't be warm enough to melt the frozen ground until after 2090. However, researchers believe higher summer temperatures, low levels of insulating vegetation and the presence of ground ice near the surface contributed to the exceptionally rapid and deep thawing.

Read more about the rapidly melting Arctic permafrost.

Alaska got hotter than NYC this summer

a bear lies down on his back in a river in the heat in alaska

(Image credit: jared lloyd/Getty)

This year, for the first time in recorded history, Anchorage, Alaska, reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). That sweltering temperature, recorded on July 4, meant that the normally snowbound city, which is just 370 miles (595 kilometers) from the Arctic Circle, was hotter than New York City. (NYC hit 85 F that day, according to timeanddate.com.)

The previous record-breaking temperature in Anchorage was 85 F (29 C), which occurred June 14, 1969, according to KTUU, an Anchorage broadcast station affiliated with NBC News.

Read more about Anchorage's record-breaking heat. 

Arctic fires were visible from space 

wildfires in russia visible from space

(Image credit: Suomi NPP — VIIRS/NASA Earth Observatory)

The wildfires that burned large swaths of Russia generated so much smoke last summer that they were visible from space. NASA's Earth Observatory captured images of the 100-plus wildfires burning in the Arctic in late July. 

The Arctic is heating up faster than other parts of the world, making it easier for fires to thrive there. The largest fires — blazes likely ignited by lightning — were located in the regions of Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk and Buryatia, according to the Earth Observatory, and together, had burned over 500 square miles (1,295 square km) of land. 

Read more about the Arctic wildfires visible from space.

More than 200 reindeer died from starvation

reindeer skeleton in permafrost

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

This summer, researchers found more than 200 dead reindeer on the island of Svalbard in Norway. The animals starved to death because climate change disrupted their access to the plants that they typically eat.

Climate change brings warmer temperatures to Svalbard, which results in more rain. After the heavy December rain hit the ground, the precipitation froze, creating "tundra ice caps," a thick layer of ice that prevented reindeer from reaching vegetation in their usual winter grazing pastures, and the reindeer eventually starved to death. 

Read more about how climate change is killing reindeer. 

July was the hottest month ever recorded 

waders bathe in front of eiffel tower during a heat wave in paris

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

July 2019 was really, really hot. It was at least as hot as the previous warmest month ever, recorded in June 2016, and it may have even been hotter. The record put 2019 on track to be among the top five hottest years in history. 

Read more about July's record heat.

More than half of the Greenland ice sheet melted

At the beginning of the Quaternary period, glaciers crept down from Greenland to cover much of North America and northern Europe.

(Image credit: Nicolaj Larsen/Shutterstock)

A staggering 217 billion tons (197 billion metric tons) of meltwater flowed off Greenland's ice sheet into the Atlantic Ocean this July. The worst day of melting was July 31, when 11 billion tons (10 billion metric tons) of melted ice poured into the ocean.

This massive thaw represents some of the worst melting since 2012, according to The Washington Post. That year, 97% of the Greenland ice sheet experienced melting. By July of this year, 56% of the ice sheet had melted, but temperatures — 15 to 20 F above average — have been higher than during the 2012 heat wave. All told, this July's melt alone was enough to raise global average sea levels by 0.02 inches (0.5 millimeters), according to the Post.

Read more about Greenland's melting ice sheet.

September temperatures also set a record

Buenos Aires residents find relief from the heat at a fountain in front of the National Congress 27 February 2002. A heat wave continues with temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Farenheit). (Photo by ALI BURAFI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALI BURAFI/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Ali Burafi/AFP/Getty Images)

September also joined the list of hottest months on record. This September tied the record for the warmest September on the planet since record keeping began 140 years ago, and it was the warmest ever recorded for North America. However, it wasn't just September that experienced unusual warmth; 2019 also saw the second-warmest January through September ever recorded, according to a NOAA climate report

Read more about September's record heat. 

"Flesh-eating" bacteria are spreading

A scanning electron micrograph image of Vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

(Image credit: CDC/Janice Haney Carr)

This year, scientists released a report describing how "flesh-eating" bacteria that live in the ocean may be spreading to previously unaffected beach waters, thanks to climate change

The report authors described five cases of severe flesh-eating bacterial infections in people who were exposed to water or seafood from the Delaware Bay, which sits between Delaware and New Jersey. Such infections have historically been rare in the Delaware Bay, as the bacterium responsible for the disease, called Vibrio vulnificus, prefers warmer waters, such as those in the Gulf of Mexico.

But with rising ocean temperatures due to climate change, V. vulnificus may be moving farther north, making these infections more common in areas that were previously off limits, the authors said.

Read more about the spread of "flesh-eating" bacteria.

  • KeepGOVToutofScience
    At the risk of being labeled a “denier,” I’ll make this comment, and I hope my fellow earthlings will understand that as a fellow earthling, who must live in the same environment as the rest of us, I AM concerned about keeping the earth a livable place for my great-grandchildren to the umpteenth generation.
    That said, I’m also VERY concerned with making sure that the aforementioned offspring maintain the same LIBERTY as was bequeathed them by the brilliant Founders of this nation (USA), which means that I’m highly skeptical of any environmental “solutions” that seem far too simplistic, contrived, and prone to corruption by greedy, self-serving individuals in the government. To wit: the so-called “carbon tax.”
    Now, before I go on, I will ask my fellow Earth denizens to be, above all things, good scientists who practice skepticism (by which I do NOT mean “scorn” or “ridicule,” but the real meaning of the term) as ideas for various “solutions” arise; and I’ll go one step further... I’ll ask you to deeply consider not only the merits of the potential solutions, but also the potential political aspirations behind the ideas advanced– regardless of who offers them, or from whence they seem to come.
    Let me explain:
    Consider this “carbon-tax” idea... Please ask yourselves as scientists if you had any concerns initially about this “solution,” or if you were OK with it from a scientific standpoint (for now, let’s presume you agreed with the idea’s intent, sufficient to be willing to ‘give it a try’). If you did NOT, that’s OK— we’ll deal with that in a moment.
    The reason I present this in this way, is that when the whole “climate change” issue became a hot-button political topic, there was immediate pressure to “accept” the concept, with religious fervor— and anyone who expressed skepticism at first, found themselves the literal targets of a political and professional Inquisition.
    The “science was SETTLED,” and there was to be NO insubordination from the scientific community, or the penalty was swift, certain excommunication— from their community of peers, in many cases also from their JOBS, and in ALL cases, from any further FUNDING for research.
    It was profoundly disturbing to me to see the manner in which the “scientific” community responded to the phenomenon, how rabidly they ‘defended’ it, and how willing they were to instantly justify the persecution of their peers in the university setting, for failing to be “early adopters,” (to borrow a marketing term).
    From my perspective, the phenomenon “blew up” here in the US, near the end of Obama’s first term in office. It had apparently been an issue of importance in European universities for some time prior to that, but was brought to Americans by Obama’s demand that Congress immediately pass the “carbon-tax” law. “IMMEDIATELY!.. Right NOW!!”
    But wait, shouldn’t we examine the prob— “NO! No TIME! Must be passed NOW!!”—lem, and have Congress debate the— “NO!! Gotta PASS IT FIRST!! No TIME! The sky is FALLING!!”— possible consequences to our economy, and more important, our FR—“NO!! NOTHING is more important than PASSING THE LAW NOW!!!”—EEDOM?!?
    Needless to say, the authoritarian urgency under which it was DEMANDED that we comply with the carbon tax (right on the heels of Obamacare, no less) caused no shortage of pushback.
    Still, it was surprising and concerning that so many people just BOUGHT-IN with ZERO argument— but I digress.
    I wasn’t alone in immediately suspecting something was “off,” but once I learned more, I recognized right away that the carbon-tax was a TOTAL SCAM.
    So did a lot of other people.
    But that was NOT ALLOWED. University professors (tenured, no less) lost their jobs for suggesting there wasn’t enough evidence to claim anthropogenic cause of climate change– graduate students lost funding, and state attorneys general actually threatened “deniers” with JAIL!
    This all really happened. No joke.
    Why?
    Think about it. There was TREMENDOUS pressure to pass a law (again, without even reading it, just like the ACA) without any debate, which would give the federal government control over how Americans use energy, and how MUCH we could use.
    The tax would be collected by the Feds, and doled out to those who came up with the very best “green energy” ideas— all while “solving” the excess atmospheric CO2 “problem” by giving government power to LIMIT how much energy individual Americans consume.
    BRILLIANT!... Right?!
    Seriously?!? Americans actually BOUGHT this line of garbage— because unfortunately most Americans have no idea how willing are the people they elected, to waste our money– or to use it to line their own bank accounts– or to subject them to tyranny.
    Most people who’ve been adults for more than a couple of years recognize that the LEAST efficient way to get ANYTHING done is to let the federal government do it.

    What a LOT of people didn’t notice, is that the carbon tax was never intended to be a solution to “climate change.” ...Nope. Not at all.
    Makes you wonder... Did the AG’s who threatened to put people in jail for “denying” climate change actually BELIEVE in man-made climate change? Or were they just the ‘ram rods’ to get it done?
    The carbon tax is about CONTROL, not about the environment.
    Once established, and accepted by citizens as just a “cost of doing business,” to save the environment, people would hardly complain about the tax. Then, as time goes on, they’d barely make a peep when government starts getting specific in the way it charges people for their “carbon output.”
    How many working-class folk would question when they have to start paying more, because the government says their “carbon-footprint” had increased? They just PAY it, right?
    Until they begin to notice that just like the “social-credit” system in China, only the people who don’t kiss the asses of bureaucrats get their fees increased— or they find out that some ass-kissers use TWICE as much fossil fuel and put out twice the CO2, but pay only a FRACTION of what YOU are forced to pay– because you’re a skeptic...
    When you try to rebel, they just crank up your “carbon tax.” If you discover the truth and start speaking up, they just revoke your “carbon points,” and make life so difficult and miserable that you finally either shut up and go along with the program, or you starve to death. (You think you’re gonna get a straight answer about how your footprint is calculated? HAA!!)
    Why would they do this?... POWER.
    The whole point is to CONTROL you, and the carbon tax becomes the method by which they inflict economic pain upon you, if you don’t comply with what they expect of you.

    YES, there ARE people who want to control the world, and keep the best of what the world has to offer for themselves, and their children... YOU?! You can go pound sand!
    Oh, and the OTHER purpose for the carbon tax, besides controlling the behavior of you peons?... It’s to make CERTAIN there can never be another ‘Donald J. Trump’— they will work quickly to make it clear that THEY are the “Ruling Class,” and that YOU are the peon. They can’t tolerate any upstarts from the working-class accruing enough wealth to become a political challenger to those who control the carbon-tax receipts (because you peons might find out that most of it goes to the “party leaders” of the Ruling Class, for luxurious estates and rich, lavish lifestyles— they can’t have that, because it would upset the order of things).
    Disbelieve this scenario at the peril of your liberty, and that of your future generations.
    That plan was WELL under way, and has been interrupted ONLY by a kind, gracious God, a handful of real, modern-day Patriots, and the man who was miraculously elected President in 2016, against ALL odds.
    If Hillary had won, their plan would’ve advanced right under our noses, and none of us would have known until it was too late to stop the momentum.
    Why do you think he has been under such CONSTANT, unrelenting attack by the Deep State, by European politicians, and by the huge corporate DNC-affiliated media??
    He’s disrupting their 20-year plan (thank heaven), and God willing, he’ll be allowed to finish his work.
    You can disbelieve me, or think I’m a crackpot, and I don’t care. I have no interest in forcing you to see my point of view, or to know what I know...
    Just as long as you folks studying the climate keep one eye on the politicians, who would gladly let you be the suckers who give them control of the whole economy, under the LIE of “saving the environment.”

    The BEST WAY to solve any REAL issues of the climate is to allow the free market, and the brilliant minds of 330 million Americans to find the most efficient, least expensive ways to do it— without having to impose tyranny on a single soul, or enslaving the future generations of America.
    This time we dodged the bullet by the grace of God... we had better learn the lesson of what “eternal vigilance” means, because next time we might not be so lucky.
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  • deegee
    KeepGOVToutofScience said:
    At the risk of being labeled a “denier,” I’ll make this comment, and I hope my fellow earthlings will understand that as a fellow earthling, who must live in the same environment as the rest of us, I AM concerned about keeping the earth a livable place for my great-grandchildren to the umpteenth generation.
    That said, I’m also VERY concerned with making sure that the aforementioned offspring maintain the same LIBERTY as was bequeathed them by the brilliant Founders of this nation (USA), which means that I’m highly skeptical of any environmental “solutions” that seem far too simplistic, contrived, and prone to corruption by greedy, self-serving individuals in the government. To wit: the so-called “carbon tax.”
    Now, before I go on, I will ask my fellow Earth denizens to be, above all things, good scientists who practice skepticism (by which I do NOT mean “scorn” or “ridicule,” but the real meaning of the term) as ideas for various “solutions” arise; and I’ll go one step further... I’ll ask you to deeply consider not only the merits of the potential solutions, but also the potential political aspirations behind the ideas advanced– regardless of who offers them, or from whence they seem to come.
    Let me explain:
    Consider this “carbon-tax” idea... Please ask yourselves as scientists if you had any concerns initially about this “solution,” or if you were OK with it from a scientific standpoint (for now, let’s presume you agreed with the idea’s intent, sufficient to be willing to ‘give it a try’). If you did NOT, that’s OK— we’ll deal with that in a moment.
    The reason I present this in this way, is that when the whole “climate change” issue became a hot-button political topic, there was immediate pressure to “accept” the concept, with religious fervor— and anyone who expressed skepticism at first, found themselves the literal targets of a political and professional Inquisition.
    The “science was SETTLED,” and there was to be NO insubordination from the scientific community, or the penalty was swift, certain excommunication— from their community of peers, in many cases also from their JOBS, and in ALL cases, from any further FUNDING for research.
    It was profoundly disturbing to me to see the manner in which the “scientific” community responded to the phenomenon, how rabidly they ‘defended’ it, and how willing they were to instantly justify the persecution of their peers in the university setting, for failing to be “early adopters,” (to borrow a marketing term).
    From my perspective, the phenomenon “blew up” here in the US, near the end of Obama’s first term in office. It had apparently been an issue of importance in European universities for some time prior to that, but was brought to Americans by Obama’s demand that Congress immediately pass the “carbon-tax” law. “IMMEDIATELY!.. Right NOW!!”
    But wait, shouldn’t we examine the prob— “NO! No TIME! Must be passed NOW!!”—lem, and have Congress debate the— “NO!! Gotta PASS IT FIRST!! No TIME! The sky is FALLING!!”— possible consequences to our economy, and more important, our FR—“NO!! NOTHING is more important than PASSING THE LAW NOW!!!”—EEDOM?!?
    Needless to say, the authoritarian urgency under which it was DEMANDED that we comply with the carbon tax (right on the heels of Obamacare, no less) caused no shortage of pushback.
    Still, it was surprising and concerning that so many people just BOUGHT-IN with ZERO argument— but I digress.
    I wasn’t alone in immediately suspecting something was “off,” but once I learned more, I recognized right away that the carbon-tax was a TOTAL SCAM.
    So did a lot of other people.
    But that was NOT ALLOWED. University professors (tenured, no less) lost their jobs for suggesting there wasn’t enough evidence to claim anthropogenic cause of climate change– graduate students lost funding, and state attorneys general actually threatened “deniers” with JAIL!
    This all really happened. No joke.
    Why?
    Think about it. There was TREMENDOUS pressure to pass a law (again, without even reading it, just like the ACA) without any debate, which would give the federal government control over how Americans use energy, and how MUCH we could use.
    The tax would be collected by the Feds, and doled out to those who came up with the very best “green energy” ideas— all while “solving” the excess atmospheric CO2 “problem” by giving government power to LIMIT how much energy individual Americans consume.
    BRILLIANT!... Right?!
    Seriously?!? Americans actually BOUGHT this line of garbage— because unfortunately most Americans have no idea how willing are the people they elected, to waste our money– or to use it to line their own bank accounts– or to subject them to tyranny.
    Most people who’ve been adults for more than a couple of years recognize that the LEAST efficient way to get ANYTHING done is to let the federal government do it.

    What a LOT of people didn’t notice, is that the carbon tax was never intended to be a solution to “climate change.” ...Nope. Not at all.
    Makes you wonder... Did the AG’s who threatened to put people in jail for “denying” climate change actually BELIEVE in man-made climate change? Or were they just the ‘ram rods’ to get it done?
    The carbon tax is about CONTROL, not about the environment.
    Once established, and accepted by citizens as just a “cost of doing business,” to save the environment, people would hardly complain about the tax. Then, as time goes on, they’d barely make a peep when government starts getting specific in the way it charges people for their “carbon output.”
    How many working-class folk would question when they have to start paying more, because the government says their “carbon-footprint” had increased? They just PAY it, right?
    Until they begin to notice that just like the “social-credit” system in China, only the people who don’t kiss the asses of bureaucrats get their fees increased— or they find out that some ass-kissers use TWICE as much fossil fuel and put out twice the CO2, but pay only a FRACTION of what YOU are forced to pay– because you’re a skeptic...
    When you try to rebel, they just crank up your “carbon tax.” If you discover the truth and start speaking up, they just revoke your “carbon points,” and make life so difficult and miserable that you finally either shut up and go along with the program, or you starve to death. (You think you’re gonna get a straight answer about how your footprint is calculated? HAA!!)
    Why would they do this?... POWER.
    The whole point is to CONTROL you, and the carbon tax becomes the method by which they inflict economic pain upon you, if you don’t comply with what they expect of you.

    YES, there ARE people who want to control the world, and keep the best of what the world has to offer for themselves, and their children... YOU?! You can go pound sand!
    Oh, and the OTHER purpose for the carbon tax, besides controlling the behavior of you peons?... It’s to make CERTAIN there can never be another ‘Donald J. Trump’— they will work quickly to make it clear that THEY are the “Ruling Class,” and that YOU are the peon. They can’t tolerate any upstarts from the working-class accruing enough wealth to become a political challenger to those who control the carbon-tax receipts (because you peons might find out that most of it goes to the “party leaders” of the Ruling Class, for luxurious estates and rich, lavish lifestyles— they can’t have that, because it would upset the order of things).
    Disbelieve this scenario at the peril of your liberty, and that of your future generations.
    That plan was WELL under way, and has been interrupted ONLY by a kind, gracious God, a handful of real, modern-day Patriots, and the man who was miraculously elected President in 2016, against ALL odds.
    If Hillary had won, their plan would’ve advanced right under our noses, and none of us would have known until it was too late to stop the momentum.
    Why do you think he has been under such CONSTANT, unrelenting attack by the Deep State, by European politicians, and by the huge corporate DNC-affiliated media??
    He’s disrupting their 20-year plan (thank heaven), and God willing, he’ll be allowed to finish his work.
    You can disbelieve me, or think I’m a crackpot, and I don’t care. I have no interest in forcing you to see my point of view, or to know what I know...
    Just as long as you folks studying the climate keep one eye on the politicians, who would gladly let you be the suckers who give them control of the whole economy, under the LIE of “saving the environment.”

    The BEST WAY to solve any REAL issues of the climate is to allow the free market, and the brilliant minds of 330 million Americans to find the most efficient, least expensive ways to do it— without having to impose tyranny on a single soul, or enslaving the future generations of America.
    This time we dodged the bullet by the grace of God... we had better learn the lesson of what “eternal vigilance” means, because next time we might not be so lucky.
    If you are so concerned about future generations then act to get rid of trump.he is the biggest hold back to gaining world agreements on reducing global warming.
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  • davea0511
    KeepGOVToutofScience said:
    At the risk of being labeled a “denier,” I’ll make this comment, and I hope my fellow earthlings will understand that as a fellow earthling, who must live in the same environment as the rest of us, I AM concerned about keepin... YES, there ARE people who want to control the world, and keep the best of what the world has to offer for themselves, and their children... YOU?! You can go pound sand!
    Yeah, well while you're screaming about who's in control, guess what? The world is dying.

    Look, last I checked the solutions proposed to fix global warming are mostly coming from the commercial sector, not some communist dictatorship, and yes the brightest and best minds are working on it, and here's the thing: NONE OF THEM MAKE MONEY - Most all of the solar companies from the last 20 years? Bankrupt, because they couldn't compete against oil which holds a huge corner on the market. You know what does make money? Oil. Lots of it ... it makes lots of money. More than anything. The one downside of capitalism ... the goal is to make money at the expense of all else ... including the planet, and it's an unstoppable train.

    Yeah, oil ... they industry responsible for this mess. They're not going to clean it up. They don't care, and their protestations to the contrary sound just like your own.

    But solar ... efficiencies doubled and costs cut by 90% ... couldn't be done without subsidies necessary to develop the technology. We'd still be looking at 8% efficiencies costing $10/watt. Now it's 16% on average, costing $1/watt. Before subsidies.

    But there's the other thing that REALLY renders your argument moot ("they want to control the world"): The last time I checked Democrats, Greens, Tree Huggers, Conservationists, your favorite person to hate-on ... NONE of those people have exclusive rights ... or have really any premium stock options, that you can't invest in yourself. None of them. Nobody has a corner on this market and has locked you out. NOBODY.

    You and your like-minded skeptics have just as much capability to go buy stock in the most earth-saving technology as any of them. Yes, free market ... which is what completely destroys your argument that they have some kind of power against which you are powerless. You can buy stock in 100 different companies that are working on solving this problem (FYI ... Exxon is even working on it, so go crazy and buy all the stocks you can if you think they're in pole position. But I would recommend buying a more pure play stock).

    So your argument that this is a power-play by the worlds elite falls flat when anyone, including you, can start to invest in those same companies. If you really want to heal the world, put your money where your mouth is, or you're just running your mouth and frankly ... in 100 years your misguided rant about how you're somehow excluded from being part of the solution will look like exactly what it is: A partisan pitch, which by the way I've never understood ... conservatives (which I am, incidentally) should be working on conserving what we've got.
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  • Vektor1
    The biggest threat to the liberty of your offspring is to have to live in a world of chronic food shortages, economic disruptions, and billion-person refugee crises. These sorts of degradations of civilization inevitably lead to a militarizing and authoritarianizing of all governments and cultures. When civilizations are threatened, liberty is the first lamb sacrificed.
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  • Giganotosaurus
    Climate change deniers are no more trustworthy than the tobacco companies. Both groups have been thoroughly discredited, and their delaying tactics are harmful to the present-not just the future- survival of life on Earth. Both groups want to continue to spew toxins of many types into the biosphere so that their profit making activities can continue. Neither group cares about the harm it is doing-just let them keep their Cadillacs and BMWs a while longer. These people really disgust me.
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  • WaryRealist
    Throughout history we have faced the 'opinions' of those who huff and puff about this and that. Once the earth was declared flat by science (they were wrong obviously). Currently there are those screaming about 'climate change' and how man is causing it (again wrong) when the earth has been in a constant state of 'climate change' since its inception. The earth evolves in a dynamic state as geologist and geographers and meteorologists all understand, yet we have this author (a woman) clamoring about 'climate change' spreading fear, pretending its some new phenomenon and that man is responsible -- NOT HARDLY. We have a major problem with people on this planet who simply lack the 'bigger picture' concept of everything and spout off about subjects they don't really understand at all (much like the when the earth was 'said' to be flat) taking a few facts and then declaring, "this particular event is happening". The senator Al Gore was a major contributor to this nightmare of declarations 20 years ago as part of his political agenda proclaiming 'global warming' and 'climate change' as dastardly, man-made catastrophes. As most of us already know, weather professionals can't forecast weather accurately beyond 2-3 days while truly understanding little beyond the last 50 years. So what do we have? Theories, hypotheticals, and possibilities - no realities, no truths....and yet a woman 'Kimberly Hickok' writing articles in 2020 again claiming the 'world is flat'. One truth can be derived from all of this - a MAN will uncover the facts and understand the bigger picture - not a woman, as a man is in tune with GOD Almighty, an entity who does KNOW these things, while a woman does not have this connection, and will never understand the truths in life, but they will say and do things to ruin, mislead, and misguide everyone as the lesson in the Garden of Eden taught everyone, and as we see on a daily basis. As for one truth about earth? Earth will take care of herself, and man has little chance. Be wary of these naive articles by the likes of Hickok and many others - common sense dictate that they don't really know, and we won't know for a long, long time.
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  • ChemEngineer
    HOW MUCH LONGER must we bear the extremist claims of the so-called "experts" who have been lying and exaggerating to us for decades? Have they no shame? This worldwide economic depression engulfing us is the dream of environmental extremists who badmouth "fossil fuels" (ugh) at every opportunity. How do they like it?

    http://TheGlobalWarmingFraud.wordpress.com
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