Chasing Ice Documents Drama of Glacial Melt

I’m not sure how global warming deniers can continue to state their case with any sort of sound reason, even when things happen directly in front of them, as documented in the film previewed above.

Chasing Ice is a riveting three-year capture of our planet’s rapidly declining ability to maintain its glaciers. Even if you’re not a believer in what this film is ultimately suggesting, at least find an appreciation for what the filmmakers were able to put on camera. If nothing else, it’s nature’s high drama at its most Shakespearean.

How prepared is your state for water doom?

NRDC map

click the map to find out more about your state.

The Natural Resources Defense Council put together a rather handy spreadsheet detailing which states are better prepared—if at all—for the impending water apocalypse. This isn’t just about plans to deal with temporary summer droughts. Rather, this is a list for when we reach a “Holy shit the country’s a super-heated barren sand pit, what the hell do we do now?” situation. One would think the southwestern states would be all doomsday prepper for this kind of event. Apparently, not so much.

Download the PDF map here.

NASA study (sigh) gets global warming debate hot again.

Melting sea ice

Follow the money

“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.”

At least they’re admitting it’s happening. I guess that’s a start, considering from where this research emanated.