25 feet of sea level rise at American tourist destinations over the next 25-100 years (roughly)
Top Left: The Jefferson Memorial
Top Right: The Statue of Liberty
Bottom Left: Washington Monument, Washingotn DC
Bottom Right: South Beach’s Ocean Drive
- Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of the death penalty for federal or state crimes.
- Neither candidate is interested in eliminating or reducing the 5,113 US nuclear warheads.
- Neither candidate is campaigning to close Guantanamo prison.
- Neither candidate has called for arresting and prosecuting high ranking people on Wall Street for the subprime mortgage catastrophe.
- Neither candidate is interested in holding anyone in the Bush administration accountable for the torture committed by US personnel against prisoners in Guantanamo or in Iraq or Afghanistan.
- Neither candidate is interested in stopping the use of drones to assassinate people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia.
- Neither candidate is against warrantless surveillance, indefinite detention, or racial profiling in fighting “terrorism.”
- Neither candidate is interested in fighting for a living wage. In fact neither are really committed beyond lip service to raising the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour – which, if it kept pace with inflation since the 1960s should be about $10 an hour.
- Neither candidate was interested in arresting Osama bin Laden and having him tried in court.
- Neither candidate will declare they refuse to bomb Iran.
- Neither candidate is refusing to take huge campaign contributions from people and organizations.
- Neither candidate proposes any significant specific steps to reverse global warming.
- Neither candidate is talking about the over 2 million people in jails and prisons in the US.
- Neither candidate proposes to create public jobs so everyone who wants to work can.
- Neither candidate opposes the nuclear power industry. In fact both support expansion.
The optimist’s case for rescuing the planet
You may not believe me, but I have news about global warming: Good news, and better news.
Here is the good news. US carbon emissions are decreasing rapidly. We’re down over 10% from our…
Better than nothing at this point. :T
Science educator Bill Nye on Monday told CNN that they weren’t doing the public any favors by giving climate change deniers equal airtime because “the two sides aren’t equal.”
“There are a couple of things that you can’t really dispute,” Nye explained to CNN’s Carol Costello. “Sixteen of the last 17 years have been the hottest years on record. That’s just how it is.”
“I appreciate that we want to show two sides of the stories — there’s a tradition in journalism that goes back quite a ways, I guess — but the two sides aren’t equal here…”
Here are just a few of the records broken.
109° Columbia, SC (old record 107° on two previous occasions)
109° Cairo, IL (old record 106° on 8/9/1930)
108° Paducah, KY (ties same on 7/17/1942
106° Chattanooga, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952)
105° Raleigh, NC (ties same on 8/21/2007 and 8/18/1988)
105° Greenville, SC (old record 104° 8/10/2007 although 106° was recorded by the Signal Service in July 1887)
104° Charlotte, NC (ties same on 8/9 and 10/2007 and 9/6/1954)
102° Bristol, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952-this site now known as `Tri-State Airport’)
109° Athens, GA. This is just 1° shy of the Georgia state record for June of 110° set at Warrenton in 1959.
As ExxonMobil attacked global warming publicly, geologists working within ExxonMobil were examining how a warmer Earth — resulting from global warming — could create new business opportunities for ExxonMobil. (via nprfreshair)
It’s not like Exxon’s doing poorly at the moment: It’s made $104 million per day so far in 2012.(via think-progress)