Weathering the T-Rump

March 21, 2017

Occasional bright sunshine this mid-morning Tuesday on California’s north coast, though, most of the time, the tone is more faded yellow than sparkle.
We’re forecast for some heavy weather the next two-three days, maybe later today chance of thunderstorms with hail. A cold, strong, upper-level storm system is expected to form-up in the northeastern Pacific by Thursday, also creating rain/hail — a short space of less rain over the weekend, supposedly.

Horribly, the biggest impact of the T-Rump clusterfuck is the distract/misdirect MO — smokescreen the shit out of everything.
While the Russkies are center-stage, the environment is getting waylaid.
And despite massive evidence to the contrary, a kind of ‘new normal’ in an age of ‘alternative facts,’ T-Rump and his boys will make climate change worse.

Illustration: M.C Escher’s ‘Scholastica,’ found here).

A warning-loop this morning at EnergyCollective:

It’s reported that the Trump Administration is poised to continue its barrage of attacks on some of our most vital health and environmental protections, following last week’s assault on broadly supported fuel economy and greenhouse gas safeguards for cars and light trucks.
Here’s one attack that they may try to sneak under the radar — a move that would undercut common sense climate protection all across the federal government: directing federal agencies to abandon the use of social cost of carbon estimates in their evaluation of new policy.

Madness, just as everything is heating way-up…
From the Guardian last night:

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.
The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise.
Global warming is largely being driven by emissions from human activities, but a strong El Niño — a natural climate cycle — added to the heat in 2016.
The El Niño is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the US in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows.

Alarms go unanswered by heartless ears…

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