- NASA says that THE PLANET JUST HAD ITS HOTTEST 4 YEARS IN RECORDED HISTORY. TRUMP IS DISMANTLING EFFORTS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.
- NOAA merely lists 2017 as the third highest ever:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
PUNA CONTINUES IN HIGH HEAT--PLANET EARTH, TOO
Day 57 of the Lower Puna Eruption, and the latest headline has to do with looting. Apparently, thieves are landing by boat and taking items like solar panels and water heaters, for areas are closed off to residents, and there is no enforcement. Otherwise, the usual earthquakes and, this morning, a plume up to 15,000 feet.
Global warming has regularly been deprecated by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. From a Gallup poll:
In general, Democrats view global warming seriously, while Republicans view it skeptically:
But here us the reality:
Here is a running list of how Trump is changing the environment. Surely enough, the FY2019 budget proposed by the White House further reduces the NOAA budget by 20%, primarily aimed at climate change research.
Head cheerleader for global warming is James Hansen, someone I've been communicating with for a very long time. He today sent me an opinion piece he wrote for the Boston Globe, entitled Thirty years later, what needs to change in our approach to climate change. Of course what he's saying makes sense, but does this make a difference to Republican lawmakers and Donald Trump? No.