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Must-See Video Compilation Of Extreme Weather: ‘Welcome To The Rest Of Our Lives’

Peter Sinclair, who runs the blog Climate Denial Crock of the Week, just put together another fantastic film, this one a compilation of the recent extreme weather events around the U.S. The film’s title, taken from a quote by Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, is a scarily accurate and simple description of our new reality: “Welcome to the rest of our lives.”

7 Responses to Must-See Video Compilation Of Extreme Weather: ‘Welcome To The Rest Of Our Lives’

  1. Dano says:

    Peter’s work is getting better and better. It is gratifying to see. Now if only the Reality-Based Community could internalize his messages and pass them on.

    Best,

    D

  2. otter17 says:

    Good production values.

    Sorry kids for handing you the Earth like this. We are working on getting on a path that you can continue, but you still get a planet in flux.

  3. wendy says:

    Great video! Well done!

  4. graphicconception says:

    My understanding is that CO2 is such an insidious pollutant that it spreads all over the world very quickly. The scientists call it “well mixed”.

    So we think the level of CO2 is the same everywhere and that it causes global warming, then why is the warming not everywhere as well?

  5. Lt. Columbo says:

    We Can Adapt To That !

    On June 27th, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York…

    “Electricity will do more to improve the quality of life for people who still cook food by burning animal dung than trying to prevent climate change, which will be manageable.”

  6. Byron Smith says:

    If, as Joe has pointed out on many occasions, the warmest summers of the late 20thC will be cooler than the coolest summers of the 2nd half of this century, then the title of this video is quite misleading. We’re going to see *considerably* worse effects than these in the coming decades.

  7. Byron Smith says:

    @graphicconception (#4): the effect of well-mixed CO2 on heat flux is global (though does vary with latitude, due to angle of insolation), but the consequences for surface temperatures are considerably more complex than this, because many factors contribute (land vs ocean, clouds, prevailing wind patterns, surface albido and so on).