some of y'all need to stop being oblivious to the how humans are constantly fucking up the environment AKA Miss Earth. all of this crazy weather is happening because of pollution, climate change, and humans exploiting the planet catalyzed in greediness. It’s time for you “climate change is a hoax” freaks to wake up and realize we have a serious ass problem. future generations are going to suffer and go through even worse weather conditions if we don’t take the proper precautions to not be disastrous Miss Earth. she’s fucking pissed.
I really think it needs to be drilled into every capitalist’s head that their ideology is going to cause long-term agricultural collapse.
I’m serious. The concept of profit is the sole reason why we haven’t found a solution to global warming yet, and global warming will make vast swaths of land either uninhabitable or unsuitable for the growth of modern crop yields.
No matter how many times people uncritically repeat canned anti-communist, anti-socialist, or anti-leftist rhetoric, there is no escaping the fact that the necessity of profit in a capitalist economy has directly caused an environmental catastrophe that is likely to kill more than a billion people.
Now is absolutely the time to politicize Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters
“The full suite of data we have incontrovertibly points to one conclusion: the human effects that contribute to climate change are severe, and are making these disasters we’re experiencing far more damaging than they would otherwise be. The time to transform these scientific lessons into a policy that makes our nation and our world a safer, more secure, more resilient place is now. Natural disasters will always occur, but there’s no good reason to make them worse, especially when we can do something about it today. In the long run, it may be both more compassionate and less expensive to simply craft a better policy, but we can’t do that unless we craft those policies based on the best science humanity has to offer.”
Hurricane Irma has, as of this morning, knocked out power to more than 6 million, caused the evacuation of millions more, and has caused flooding and extreme wind damage across hundreds of miles across Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. When Irma first made landfall in the Florida Keys, it set a new ‘first’ for 2017: two Category 4 (or stronger) hurricanes made landfall in the USA in the same year for the first time. This is not simply a bad year or an unlucky coincidence, but is an effect of a planet that has been artificially warmed by human activity. This continues a pattern we’ve seen globally of more intense but fewer hurricanes in numbers, and 2017 is shaping up to be the most expensive hurricane season in US history. At the same time, wildfires are ravaging the western United States, and no, that’s not coincidence, either.
the link really comes down to one figure: the air can hold 7% more
water with every degree Celsius that the temperature rises. That figure
comes from the Clausius–Clapeyron equation, a widely accepted physical
law established centuries ago long before any politicized debate on
warmer ocean makes a warmer atmosphere, a warmer atmosphere can hold
more moisture,” says Gabriel Vecchi, a professor of geosciences at
Princeton University who studies extreme weather events. “So, all other
things equal, the same storm in a warmer planet would give you more