Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page5 years ago in Reviews & Guides
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
Realities of Climate ChangeClimate Change is a Reality. This cannot be questioned. It has been going on ever since the Earth's atmosphere formed, and it will be going on quite a long time after the Human race vanishes from the face of the Earth. It is going on now; it was changing during the Little Ice Age. The Midieval Warm Period. The Dark Ages cooling. The Roman Warm Period. The Minoan Warm period....Realities of Climate Change6 years ago in Editorial
Skeptics- the ones who matter- do not deny climate change, or global warming. That science is Sound. But when the representation of science becomes politicized- as with the Unproven theory of 'man-made' global warming- then we begin to run into problems.
When the media, most politicians, or even people on this site, claim that 'denialists' are nothing but dogged, ranting right-wing bloggers or AM radio hosts, 'creationists,' in the pay of 'Big Oil,' they are at the very least being Specious. Claims that the Bible has anything to do with the situation, are not even worth considering. In fact the entire pur
climate changes of your thighsplease understandclimate changes of your thighs6 years ago in Free Verse
why you and the weather
aren't best friends anymore:
because you called a twister
tornado in bed.
that the rain doesn't
fall when you cry,
and it will not
snow on your birthday.
that you were born
during a thunderstorm,
and that's why your mother
named you disappointment.
that you will die
during typhoon season
your last word: goodbye,
your voice shivering like
an electric whirlwind,
your last breath stolen
by a salty hurricane.
that when you left,
the sun still shone
like the jealous star it is
a ball made of hydrogen,
helium, and skin cancer.
that i am not a tornado,
and i will get upset.
that when i'm gone,
shift for the sake of
a surrealist's poetry.
that your promises
are hailstones on a mountain.
that the blizzard on the moon
should be over in a year or so.
that when i forget your name,
i just really don't care about climate changei am fourteen.i just really don't care about climate change2 years ago in Free Verse
i am fourteen years old and they tell me
to take on the world, to hold the globe
like a precious creature in my palms
and to balance the continents
between my fingers.
i don't want to suck the toxins from
the atmosphere and pollute young
lungs, the exposition of explicit
curriculum drives me crazy.
it may be compulsory but having
it drummed into your ears and weaved
into your innards is not the way that
(i want to live).
i am fourteen years old,
and they tell us that kids are growing up way too fast
in a world that's self destructing by the second,
but ignorance is bliss - weren't they the ones
who taught us so?
Climate Change To Make Lightning More CommonClimate Change To Make Lightning More Common11 months ago in Free Verse
I wake before the alarm goes off. Lightning strikes my pillow
seconds after I get up. I smell singed cotton.
In the kitchen, I put bread in the toaster. Lightning hits it.
I scrape the bread with a knife, then butter it and eat.
I make coffee and carry my cup to the table.
I put it down where lightning struck moments ago.
I turn on the radio and lightning turns it off again.
I read the morning paper around the scorch marks.
Later I leave the house wearing my shoes with thick rubber soles,
though it is a myth that they offer any protection.