Posts tagged ‘Global climate change’

July 5, 2013

Slow Burn (?)

by thoughtfulconservative


And the article:

If you think the weather here on Earth is “getting nastier, you’re right,” says Alex Kirby at Britain’s Guardian. A new report by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization — The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes [PDF file] — concludes that the world experienced “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” over the first decade of the 21st century, with more national temperature records being shattered than in any other decade on record.

via This has been the wildest decade of weather ever recorded on Earth – The Week.

For some questions on the above report see also:

WMO Repeats “Hottest Decade Ever” Mantra | Watts Up With That?.

You can do anything with math anymore…

January 21, 2009

Waukesha Carnival – Inauguration Edition

by thoughtfulconservative

Welcome to this weeks edition of the carnival. Yes, I’m late. Apologies. It’s tax time and unlike Tim Geithner, I know what I need to do, so the process has started. Oh, and I think there was an inauguration or something today.

Let’s start off with national politics. Huckleberry Dumbell at his post at the Spring City Chronicle shares his thoughts on Global Warming Climate Change.

Dad29 notes a Russ Feingold question of Hillary Clinton. What did that have to do with foreign affairs?

Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth notes some Bush bloopers. I love the dude but he could mess up the English language.

At Practically Speaking, Kyle Prast  wondered how Dixon Elementary was saving so much on natural gas usage. Kyle blogs plenty about Elmbrook School District stuff, if you live in the area.

Cindy Kilkenny published Elmbrook Schools’ superindendent Matt Gibson’s email on school consolidation at Fairly Conservative.

A little further west, James Wigderson says its time to end the Pabst Farms fantasy in a post at Wigderson Library & Pub. If liberals and conservatives agree, can it last very long?

In general stuff, Tom Gehl at Brookfield Basics gives us a tribute to retired Indianapolis Colts coach, Tony Dungy. He is an example to us all.

Dan Diebert is a 24 junkie also. He discusses the season thus far (before last Monday’s episode) and Jack’s kill count thus far at The D Spot.

MommaBlogger at Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy shares her experience at Iron Cupcake Milwaukee. Oh, and a nice little recipe for Apple Pancake Cupcakes.

Scott Feldstein had a post on morality and how those who don’t believe in God look at it. Some great comments. I disagree with Scott, but not on the fact that morality is a common problem, even if we don’t come to the same conclusion.

Blogs on the move. Bryon Houlgrave has moved his blog to WordPress. He posts some fine pictures.

Brian Fraley announced at Daily Takes that he was going on hiatus. We found out why.

Finally, Curt Otto has a question for us at Maple & Main. Well, an answer first, Two Thousand Five Hundred Forty Six. Here’s the story:

But last week, a student came to me and shared the most remarkable fact ever. And what made it even more spectacular was that she figured it out on her own.

It was an answer to an age old question- a question that has been asked for as long as I have been alive.

That’s it for this edition. If you have a post you liked, put it in the comments. Do the same for a post you’d like to submit for next week’s carnival. Or use this handy form. Past posts are archived here.

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December 19, 2008

The obligatory global warming post

by thoughtfulconservative

No sign of global warming in U-S weather today. Just the AP indexing the strange cold weather.

From NASA on

The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth’s tropics — the type associated with severe storms and rainfall — is increasing as a result of global warming, according to a study by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

And I thought we were supposed to be calling it “global climate change?”

Charlie Sykes posted a video of a weatherman on CNN saying that to think that man could mess up Nature on a grand scale is arrogant.

May 11, 2008

Curbing Bovine Flatulence

by thoughtfulconservative

A tip of the conservative ball cap to Watts Up With That?

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Scientists are now working to create a new “tootless” grass for bovine enjoyment which will help cut methane emissions from the bovine tailpipes. What next? A moratorium on baked beans at BBQs? Editing out that scene from Blazing Saddles so that school kids don’t get bad ideas that might harm the earth?

December 16, 2007

The Waukesha Carnival – edition 15

by thoughtfulconservative

Another week of posts from Waukesha Bloggers that, when I saw them in my reader, I had to read them. If you have some of your own, feel free to e-mail them to me at thoughtfulconservative [at] yahoo [dot] com, or put them in the comments.

In no particular order, here are this week’s posts.

Jobs figured in a couple of posts with The Asian Badger fearing for future job growth under Tom BarrettShawn Matson in Balancing Brookfield found a job he wouldn’t mind having. In the school system, can you believe it? silent e, meanwhile, seems to be in Cedar Rapids. If he’s one of the guys that restores power after disasters, he earns all the money he gets and more.

But a bigger source of posts this week was Snowpacolypse 2007. Sancho, posting at Hobo Springs, says school board members should try looking at radar in making their decision to close schools. Dad29 wrote about Elmbrook schools going ahead with schools that day. Jeff at Five Points blog loved having the schools closed. We got lots of snow pictures from Pete at Peterepublic. Ooooo, I loooooove snow! I do know the reason for all that snow. Dad29 and Pundit Nation agreed on something!

Of course, conservatives and lefties, like Tim at The Other Side of My Mouth, can agree on beautiful voices, too.

Only one on the Mitchell Report made the list. Did I subconsciously think mine were better? I hope not. But Huckleberry (the blogger at Spring City Chronicle, not the guy running for president) in his daily summary of news had a good thought,

I was distressed to hear that it named players who were taking substances which were not, at the time, banned by baseball. By definition, they were doing nothing wrong. It’s like suing Coca Cola for distributing coca leaf extract prior to 1903. It wasn’t illegal.

We get two Global Warming Climate Change posts, one from David at Carrick Bend Thoughts and one from James Wigderson.

It’s the Christmas season and the red kettles are everywhere. Well, except, it seems, for Sendik’s. Kyle Prast of Practically Speaking explains. Drop some change in them when you see them.

Scott Feldstein gives his personal experience with trying to get abisinthe.

I can’t remember if I clipped this post by Fox Head because of what he said about immigration or about teaching union history in school. Both were good.

Jessica McBride correctly notes that war supporters do not like the war as Speaker Pelosi claims.

I think Bob Flessas of Public Trough likes Ron Paul. silent e is “on the ground” in Iowa.

Spring City Chronicle knows personally that it’s not just country singers (or Miss South Carolina contestants) that are dumb geographically.

Dave at Yorick’s Persiflage, who’s majoring in English, wonders where’s the creativity in newspaper writing? Well, circulation numbers are dropping; maybe that’s the reason.

Finally, I’ll welcome Bryon Houlgrave to the blogroll. Bryon is a photojournalist for the Waukesha Freeman.

That’s it for this week. Hope you enjoy it.