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“human-caused climate change is real, serious, and immediate” – Scientists

September 21, 2016

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An Open Letter Regarding Climate Change From Concerned Members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Human-caused climate change is not a belief, a hoax, or a conspiracy. It is a physical reality. Fossil fuels powered the Industrial Revolution. But the burning of oil, coal, and gas also caused most of the historical increase in […]

Will the Climate Deniers Finally Discover El Niño?

July 22, 2014

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An El Niño event could seriously damage the denier narrative, unless… Remember 1998?  That was a very good year, as Old Blue Eyes might have said.  It could well be the best, most important year ever if you are a climate change denier.  In 1998 world-wide surface temperatures got so high that it took at least […]

Climate Change and the Superstorm

December 8, 2013

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What is a hurricane?  It is a tremendous pot of energy, of whirling wind and rain.  It gathers the energy over water, and expends it in wind, lightning and sometimes destruction.  I’m going to try to give an explanation of the processes and specific conditions involved in building such a storm. First, let’s talk about […]

Climate Change Since the Industrial Revolution

November 24, 2013

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Father Theo goes to climate school 7 Weather changes day-to-day, year-to-year, but beneath this noisy everyday record, climatologists have discovered clear trends in our modern climate.  Temperatures have risen about 0.6o C in the last 50 years, and almost 1o in the past century.  Most of the detected warming has occurred over land and in […]

The Ice Ages, Part 2

November 13, 2013

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Father Theo goes to climate school 6. Continued from parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and particularly 5. According to what scientists now believe, the Ice Ages, which have come and gone for the last million years or so, were caused by the coupling of Milankovitch cycles with certain natural feedback loops.  The Milankovitch cycles couldn’t […]

Equal Say for Aboriginal People on Everything Whatsoever

November 2, 2013

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Why shouldn’t Aboriginal people get the same deal as climate deniers. Now I have a proposal about the media in British Columbia, and maybe all across Canada.  It’s an equality thing.  It’s a balance thing.  You know the drill. I think the media should grant equal say between the Aboriginal people and the rest of […]

The Ice Ages, Part 1: Milankovitch Cycles

October 23, 2013

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Father Theo goes to climate school 5. Continued from parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Your house is on fire.  Down the block, the police have stopped a gentleman with matches in his pocket and a can of petrol suspended from his arm.  “Houses have burned down before,” he says. Of course they have.  That’s […]