The above link is to an article about how Costa Rica, for their electricity, have only used renewable energy since the beginning of this year. The country is currently meeting around 94% of it’s total energy needs from renewable. Some of the reasons that they are able to do this are unique to Costa Rica. However, this goes to show that there is no reason that the United States can’t do much more that we are currently doing, which is generating roughly 13% of our electricity from renewable sources.
Watch this video where a public official in Florida twists and turns, to the amusement of those talking to him, to try and not say the words “climate change”. It has to be seen to be believed. Ridiculous, idiotic, hilarious, and scary….
I meant to post this the other day, but I forgot, or I couldn’t make myself because of the astounding stupidity involved. Florida officials, once Rick Scott came into power, were told to not include the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in any official reports. If this wasn’t so insane and depressing, this would actually be hilarious. Florida is a state that is going to be in an especially dire situation due to climate change related problems. Here is just one article about one part of Florida that is going to face catastrophe due to climate change:
Do we really need leaders who not only don’t act in their constituents best interests, but don’t even allow debate about things that may affect those same constituents?
Since I just put up a post about climate change, I also wanted to share a link to this Instagram page. One of the hardest things about climate change, because it is so complex, is making it register in a visceral way. This page features shots from photographers all over the world that have been documenting the results of climate change. I think seeing the variety of the photographs connects in a way that no one single image can.
President Obama recently stated that the news media overstates the threat of terrorism compared to climate change. Despite some initial waffling by his press secretary, who also eventually answered the question in agreement, this statement seems like a no brainer. Here is an article on islands that are threatened because of sea level rise related to climate change:
Or check out the the predicted future for one of our country’s biggest cities:
My point is not to scare you about climate change, though I wish more people would get motivated to make the smart changes that we absolutely need to make, only to give some examples of arising problems related to climate change, as it is a serious issue. Overall, the threats we face from terrorism pale in comparison.
However, this is just another example of a mainstream media that entertains more than it informs and a human brain that is good at identifying localized or regional threats, but not large systematic ones.
The above article is a Huffington Post about how political advocacy groups connected to the Koch brothers are projected to spend nearly a billion dollars on the 2016 election. If you wonder how we can have a Senate where almost 50% of Senators believe that human behavior does not contribute to climate change, among other senseless beliefs, look no further. It is fucking troubling…
Is Keystone Backfiring on GOP Leaders?
We can only hope so! On the road this weekend, so posting will be sporadic.