climate-changing:

liberalsarecool:

Science always has its skeptics. Unfortunately, Republicans elect them

Awesome

climate-changing:

liberalsarecool:

Science always has its skeptics. Unfortunately, Republicans elect them

Awesome

(Source: truthdig.com)

ecowatchorg:

Climate Change Causes Chain Reaction in Ecosystems
An ecosystem is made up of a multitude of species interacting with each other and this study has shown that many of the climate-related impacts on a given species occur as a result of changes in other species within the ecosystem, which then cascade through …
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/climate-change-chain-reaction-ecosystems/

ecowatchorg:

Climate Change Causes Chain Reaction in Ecosystems

An ecosystem is made up of a multitude of species interacting with each other and this study has shown that many of the climate-related impacts on a given species occur as a result of changes in other species within the ecosystem, which then cascade through …

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/climate-change-chain-reaction-ecosystems/

wotfigo:

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"There is no standstill in global warming," Jarraud said as he presented the WMO’s annual review of the world’s climate which concluded that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth hottest year since 1850 when recording of annual figures began.

"The warming of our oceans has accelerated, and at…

(via climate-changing)

baby-make-it-hurt:

hoffmango:

cause-shes-bittersweet:

smindersonfan:

secretmindreader:

Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.

FUCKING RELEVANT

Yes.This.

baby-make-it-hurt:

hoffmango:

cause-shes-bittersweet:

smindersonfan:

secretmindreader:

Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.

Spreading the word.

My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.

She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.

I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.

I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.

Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.

Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.

Get angry. Be in command.

FUCKING RELEVANT

Yes.
This.

(Source: nothingbutobsessions.tumblr.com\, via cognitivedissonance)

While reading the new IPCC report. 

(Source: unalike, via cognitivedissonance)

socialismartnature:

From challenging evolution to denying climate change, the right’s anti-science dogmas are promoted with the aim of bolstering conservative causes.

… Consider the reception to the current Fox Cosmos series, hosted by physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Right-wingers are gaining media attention by attacking the show for its “biases” against creationism and “intelligent design” theory, the (slightly) more sophisticated version of creationism. Typical was the complaint of Danny Faulkner of the creationist group Answers in Genesis: “Creationists aren’t even on the radar screen for them.”

It’s true that Cosmos has not given equal time to creationists—because, as deGrasse Tyson points out, the origins of the universe and the theory of evolution are settled questions as far as science is concerned. He told CNN:

I think the media has to sort of come out of this ethos that I think was in principle a good one, but doesn’t really apply in science. The ethos was that whatever story you give, you have to give the opposing view, and then you can be viewed as balanced. You don’t talk about the spherical earth with NASA and then say, “Let’s give equal time to the flat-earthers.”

(via climate-changing)

maptacular:

There’s Been a Huge Burst of Earthquakes in a Part of Ohio That Has Never Had Them
“Last month, the state of Ohio shut down Hilcorp Energy’s major fracking operation near the Pennsylvania border after five earthquakes occurred over the course of two days, including one that reached magnitude 3. No earthquakes had ever been reported in the area, located near the Carbon Limestone Landfill in Poland, Ohio.
Now, scientists say they have evidence that links the quakes directly to Hilcorp Energy’s fracking operations. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources claimed in a statement that their scientists “believe the sand and water injected into the well during the hydraulic fracturing process may have increased pressure on an unknown microfault in the area,” and have taken immediate action to shut down seven wells. The department has issued new requirements that wells drilling within three miles of a known underground geologic fault line or any location with a measured 2.0 magnitude or greater seismic event since 1999 be equipped with seismic monitors.”
Via PolicyMic

maptacular:

There’s Been a Huge Burst of Earthquakes in a Part of Ohio That Has Never Had Them

Last month, the state of Ohio shut down Hilcorp Energy’s major fracking operation near the Pennsylvania border after five earthquakes occurred over the course of two days, including one that reached magnitude 3. No earthquakes had ever been reported in the area, located near the Carbon Limestone Landfill in Poland, Ohio.

Now, scientists say they have evidence that links the quakes directly to Hilcorp Energy’s fracking operations. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources claimed in a statement that their scientists “believe the sand and water injected into the well during the hydraulic fracturing process may have increased pressure on an unknown microfault in the area,” and have taken immediate action to shut down seven wells. The department has issued new requirements that wells drilling within three miles of a known underground geologic fault line or any location with a measured 2.0 magnitude or greater seismic event since 1999 be equipped with seismic monitors.”

Via PolicyMic

(via climate-changing)

cartoonpolitics:

"This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.” ~ (Rutherford B. Hayes)

cartoonpolitics:

"This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations.” ~ (Rutherford B. Hayes)

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com, via climate-changing)

ecowatchorg:

Purdue and Cornell Researchers Reveal Up to 1,000 Times More Methane Emissions Than Estimated

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/15/purdue-cornell-researchers-methane-emissions/

ecowatchorg:

Purdue and Cornell Researchers Reveal Up to 1,000 Times More Methane Emissions Than Estimated

cognitivedissonance:

milvertons:

itswalky:

out-there-on-the-maroon:

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.

(gawker)

Pictured: a proper April Fool’s joke.

INTERNETS

"I read every day, sometimes many times."

Reblogging again because I love this so hard.

urbangeographies:

REGIONAL TRENDS IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Taken from the recent report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this fascinating map show regional trends in global climate change. Note that the regional symbols indicate increasing, decreasing, or (when arrows point both directions) more erratic patterns of heat, precipitation, and droughts. In fact, the general trends are clearly toward greater climate volatility.
Source:  IPCC WGII AR5 Summary for Policymakers, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, 2014

urbangeographies:

REGIONAL TRENDS IN GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Taken from the recent report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this fascinating map show regional trends in global climate change. Note that the regional symbols indicate increasing, decreasing, or (when arrows point both directions) more erratic patterns of heat, precipitation, and droughts. In fact, the general trends are clearly toward greater climate volatility.

Source:  IPCC WGII AR5 Summary for PolicymakersClimate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, 2014

(via humanscalecities)