Tag Archives: Climate Change

Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Drought Is Over / 3

Wind turbines on the mainland as seen from the backside of Padre Island National Seashore, at mile 25 on the four wheel drive only beach. Photo © Bruce Melton, 2012.The Climate Change awareness drought is overPart Three: It’s only pollution … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 2

Photos by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog.The Climate Change awareness drought is overPart Two: Voices tell us ‘the warmists are dead’ Which side is biased and how do we tell with all the noise in the media? By Bruce Melton … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : The Climate Change Awareness Drought is Over / 1

Photo © Bruce Melton, 2012.The climate changeawareness drought is over Part One: It’s time to change the tone The shift in awareness is very encouraging and seems quite likely to be more or less permanent because the number of unprecedented … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : Climate Change Texas: The Worst-Case Scenario is Happening

Austin, Texas, Late Summer 2011: This is not autumn in Central Texas. These are cedar trees (juniperus Asheii). The fall leaf drop does not begin here until about mid-October and extends through the first of the year. These cedar trees … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : What Can Be Done About Climate Change in Texas?

What a mess. Even without the fires, our natural environment has been devastated by these droughts. This scene was taken in late August just around the corner from my house in southwest Austin. Fortunately I have only lost a handful … Continue reading

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Richard D. Jehn : Moving Through the End of Growth

Transformation time. Image from Fluxed Up World.Moving through the end of growthand the collapse of the U.S. as we know it Welcome to the New World. By Richard D. Jehn | The Rag Blog | January 10, 2012 Although my … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : Has Texas Crossed a Climate Threshold?

Downtown Austin seen from near the intersection of Loop 360 and US 290/71 West. This photo was taken in early September 2011. The brownish yellow- and red-leaved trees in the left and bottom right foreground are elms. They naturally shed … Continue reading

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Rag Radio : Bruce Melton on the Real-World Effects of Climate Change

Climate change activist Bruce Melton, left, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer, in the KOOP studios in Austin, Texas, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio. Environmental activist Bruce Melton discussesthe real-world effects of climate change … Continue reading

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Bruce Melton : Welcome to Climate Change in Texas

Tree Kill in Central Texas, drought of 2011. Photo by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog.Drought and wildfires:Welcome to climate change in Texas By Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog / December 29, 2011 Environmental researcher and climate change activist … Continue reading

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Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

Cartoon from Saida Online.With U.S. leading the way:Irreversible climate change looms By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit … Continue reading

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Jay D. Jurie : Keystone XL is a Pipeline to Big Profits

Canadian tar sands crude oil. Image from The Alaska Gas Pipeline.Keystone XL:A pipeline to big oil profits Former NASA scientist Jim Hansen has argued that if tar sands development continues and the pipeline is built, it is essentially ‘game over’ … Continue reading

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Robert Jensen : Nature Bats Last

“Celebrating Global Warming.” Art quilt by Laura Wasilowski / PAQA. Nature bats last: Notes on revolution and resistance, revelation and redemption By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2011 [An edited version of this essay was presented … Continue reading

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