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environmentalillnessnetwork:

Thom Hartmann:

awkwardsituationist:

founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey (eis) is an innovative, long-term photography project documenting climate change with 28 cameras deployed at 13 glaciers throughout the world. each camera takes about 8000 photos a year, which are edited into stunning time lapse videos that reveal the pace and effects of climate change. balog and eis were the focus of the 2012 documentary, chasing ice.
1. columbia glacier, columbia bay, alaska - 2006 and 2012. the glacier has lost two miles of ice in six years, and the rate of its retreat is accelerating. since 1980 it has diminished vertically an amount equal to the height of new york’s empire state building, and has retreated 13 miles. 
2. stein glacier, switzerland - 2006 and 2012. if the trend of hotter and drier summers persists in the high country, many alpine glaciers could lose as much as 75 percent of their bulk by century’s end or even vanish, imperiling the region’s water supply. 
3. bridge glacier, british columbia - 2009 and 2012. retreating roughly five feet a day during melt season, the 10.5 mile bridge glacier suffers both lower snowfall in winter and hotter temperatures in summer.
#climate change
awkwardsituationist:

founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey (eis) is an innovative, long-term photography project documenting climate change with 28 cameras deployed at 13 glaciers throughout the world. each camera takes about 8000 photos a year, which are edited into stunning time lapse videos that reveal the pace and effects of climate change. balog and eis were the focus of the 2012 documentary, chasing ice.
1. columbia glacier, columbia bay, alaska - 2006 and 2012. the glacier has lost two miles of ice in six years, and the rate of its retreat is accelerating. since 1980 it has diminished vertically an amount equal to the height of new york’s empire state building, and has retreated 13 miles. 
2. stein glacier, switzerland - 2006 and 2012. if the trend of hotter and drier summers persists in the high country, many alpine glaciers could lose as much as 75 percent of their bulk by century’s end or even vanish, imperiling the region’s water supply. 
3. bridge glacier, british columbia - 2009 and 2012. retreating roughly five feet a day during melt season, the 10.5 mile bridge glacier suffers both lower snowfall in winter and hotter temperatures in summer.
#climate change
awkwardsituationist:

founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey (eis) is an innovative, long-term photography project documenting climate change with 28 cameras deployed at 13 glaciers throughout the world. each camera takes about 8000 photos a year, which are edited into stunning time lapse videos that reveal the pace and effects of climate change. balog and eis were the focus of the 2012 documentary, chasing ice.
1. columbia glacier, columbia bay, alaska - 2006 and 2012. the glacier has lost two miles of ice in six years, and the rate of its retreat is accelerating. since 1980 it has diminished vertically an amount equal to the height of new york’s empire state building, and has retreated 13 miles. 
2. stein glacier, switzerland - 2006 and 2012. if the trend of hotter and drier summers persists in the high country, many alpine glaciers could lose as much as 75 percent of their bulk by century’s end or even vanish, imperiling the region’s water supply. 
3. bridge glacier, british columbia - 2009 and 2012. retreating roughly five feet a day during melt season, the 10.5 mile bridge glacier suffers both lower snowfall in winter and hotter temperatures in summer.
#climate change

awkwardsituationist:

founded in 2007 by james balog, the extreme ice survey (eis) is an innovative, long-term photography project documenting climate change with 28 cameras deployed at 13 glaciers throughout the world. each camera takes about 8000 photos a year, which are edited into stunning time lapse videos that reveal the pace and effects of climate change. balog and eis were the focus of the 2012 documentary, chasing ice.

1. columbia glacier, columbia bay, alaska - 2006 and 2012. the glacier has lost two miles of ice in six years, and the rate of its retreat is accelerating. since 1980 it has diminished vertically an amount equal to the height of new york’s empire state building, and has retreated 13 miles.

2. stein glacier, switzerland - 2006 and 2012. if the trend of hotter and drier summers persists in the high country, many alpine glaciers could lose as much as 75 percent of their bulk by century’s end or even vanish, imperiling the region’s water supply.

3. bridge glacier, british columbia - 2009 and 2012. retreating roughly five feet a day during melt season, the 10.5 mile bridge glacier suffers both lower snowfall in winter and hotter temperatures in summer.

#climate change


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quickhits:

Stories to Watch: 11/18/13.

As we consider the phenomena of superstorms, perhaps the best question to ask isn’t, “Did climate change cause this?” but rather, "How much did climate change contribute?"


The Cheney family is reportedly in the midst of a feud, as the sisters split over gay marriage. Look, just waterboard Liz until she changes her mind. Easy-peasy.


Palestine casts its first vote in the UN general assembly.


You probably knew this already, but Fox Business host Stuart Varney is a prick.


The University of Texas’ Young Conservative chapter hosts a “Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game — which is a billion times more racist than you’re probably imagining. The bright side of this is that one day at least one of these douches is going to run for office one day and this will all come back to haunt them.


Rep. Steve Israel compares the Obamacare rollout to Bush’s launch of Medicare Part D and basically declares them equal: “Things went wrong with the Medicare prescription D plan that George Bush rolled out. When things go wrong, there are two things we can do as a country. We can spend all our time figuring out who to blame, or we can spend all our time figuring out how to fix it.” PolitiFact: True. “There definitely were problems,” PolitiFact ruled, “and in some cases, the parallels between the prescription benefit program’s introduction and the Obamacare marketplaces are strikingly similar.”


Finally, after a thrid judicial nominee was blocked by Republican obstructionism, Senate Democrats say they’ll invoke the “nuclear option” and kill the filibuster for executive branch nominees. I’d rather they did away with it altogether and let democracy take its course, but I guess it’s baby steps. That is, if we even get this step.


[cartoon via McClatchy Newspapers]