That’s trillions of gallons in one month. These are amazing stats. Meanwhile, there’s a drought in California.
That’s the Arctic ice over 27 years. It’s disappearing.
Just in case someone tells you global warming isn’t real.
At some point, the squirrel should have just said, “Dudes! Where’s my scarf?”
And Sulu as the narrator, especially for the end of the universe, was … eccentric?
Stockman also said he “can’t get answers” to how long it would take for the sea level to rise two feet. “Think about it, if your ice cube melts in your glass, it doesn’t overflow. It’s displacement. This is some of the things that they’re talking about that mathematically and scientifically don’t make sense.”
Holdren wasn’t given a chance to answer this question, but the answer is pretty simple. Stockman seems to be forgetting that not all melting ice is already in the sea. Melting land ice — glaciers, ice sheets, ice caps, and permafrost — are the major contributors to global sea-level rise as their water flows into the ocean. And even though melting sea ice doesn’t directly contribute to sea level rise, it does cause ocean temperatures to rise. This causes the ocean to expand and rise — a big component of sea level rise — and the added heat can ultimately cause more land ice to melt.
The exchange ends with an awkward silence over the length of ice ages, and Stockman eventually getting interrupted by the committee’s sitting chair to move on with the hearing.
An interesting little science fiction film that gets pretty racy at the end. In Spanish with English subtitles.
I’ve lived mostly on the East Coast, so I remember a few of these. (via XKCD)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared at Netroots Nation Friday and explained it all to you.
Most true Americans believe these things, not the stuff that the Tea Party terrorists stand for, and …
Wait?! Wasn’t that the Incredible Hulk at the end? If we’re gonna fight, and Hulk smash, we will win.