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Neo-Con TeaParty nut Rob Bishop, looking to strip our Nat. Mon. land, down to it's salable resources

National Monuments are National Monuments!! H.R. 1459 is a real piece of rotten work coming from Neo-Con TeaParty Caucus, Rob Bishop R-UT.. Again the right confuses We the People with a small group of opportunist looking to strip America's National Monument land, down to it's salable resources.

Vote against HR 1459 or introduce counter-proposals to keep the Tea Party from destroying the single most effective tool to protecting our national heritage. Sign the petition at the link below to Kill the Bill.


https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/kill-the-monument-bill-hr-1459?source=fb_share_sp&sp_ref=50101759.4.7406.f.26599.2

Run the Honest Politician for U.S. Senate


So far he has raised $30,000

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/politics-blog/2014/07/18/honest-gil-coming-to-billboards/12834599/

Earth Just Finished Its Warmest Quarter-Year Ever Since Record-Keeping Began

New data released Monday shows humanity has just unlocked another achievement in the race to cook the planet: The last three months were collectively the warmest ever experienced since record-keeping began in the late 1800s.


The Japan Meteorological Agency said June 2014 was the warmest June globally since at least 1891, when its dataset begins. This follows May 2014, which was the warmest May globally on record, which follows April 2014, which was the warmest April globally on record.

Taken as a whole, the just-finished three-month period was about 0.68 degrees Celsius (1.22 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 20th-century average. That may not sound like much, but the added warmth has been enough to provide a nudge to a litany of weather and climate events worldwide. Arctic sea ice is trending near record lows for this time of year, abnormally warm ocean water helped spawn the earliest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in North Carolina, and a rash of heat waves have plagued cities from India to California to the Middle East. In addition to the relentless push by human-caused global warming, this year’s extra heat comes in part because of a building El Niño emerging in the Pacific.

More: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/07/15/april_may_and_june_2014_is_the_warmest_three_month_period_ever.html

South Florida's Rising Seas - Sea Level Rise Documentary


Food for thought

However, this is very difficult to accomplish but it is something to strive for.


Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers


In November 2013, a full moon and high tides led to flooding in parts of the city, including here at Alton Road and 10th Street. Photograph: Corbis


Read entire article here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/11/miami-drowning-climate-change-deniers-sea-levels-rising

This study of flooding in Miami Beach is absolutely devastating! The area will probably be a ghost town by 2050 with 30 to 70 tidal flooding events each year. It went from .2 in 1998 to 2 per year in 2013: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/users/swdowinski/presentations/2014-Wdowinski-SLR-Miami-Beach.pdf

And then there is this: World's Hottest May Is Now May 2014: NOAA


http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/may-2014-was-worlds-hottest-warmest-record-noaa-20140623

The linked thread deserves way more recs!


Seriously? Only 26 recs so far for the below link about how Obamacare has caused the uninsured rate to drop to the lowest on record? This is why we are Democrats! The outcome is the essence of what we are all about! We dedicate our lives to helping out the little guy. Obama is helping millions and perhaps saving millions of lives down the road. That thread should have 1000 recs for a President actually doing something awesome for a change!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014843587

Did anti-ObamaCare ads actually boost health care enrollment?

ObamaCare enrollments were noticeably higher in states that also saw the most concerted anti-ObamaCare ad campaigns, according to a new Brookings report.

Brookings' Niam Yaraghi calculated per capita spending on anti-ObamaCare ads, and then compared it against the percentage of eligible ObamaCare enrollees who signed up for coverage. The results:

fter controlling for other state characteristics such as low per capita income population and average insurance premiums, I observe a positive association between the anti-ACA spending and ACA enrollment. This implies that anti-ACA ads may unintentionally increase the public awareness about the existence of a governmentally subsidized service and its benefits for the uninsured.

Of course, there are other reasons people signed up en masse in some states but not in others. Kentucky, for instance, had the most anti-ObamaCare ad spending — but it also boasted a fantastic state-run exchange website. Still, the Koch brothers and others who bankrolled the enormous campaign to curb ObamaCare enrollments can't be happy with the news they may have inadvertently undercut their own effort.
- - Jon Terbush

http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/264516/speedreads-did-anti-obamacare-ads-actually-boost-health-care-enrollment

What fashion designers in 1939 thought we would be wearing now




The Planet Just Had Its Warmest May On Record



Snip> Not only was the month of May the warmest ever measured across the face of the globe, but some areas faced extremes in precipitation. Parts of Austria and Norway received record amounts of rainfall, while the northern and eastern areas of South America and Australia suffered extreme dryness.

2014 is not yet an El Nino year, but scientists have been looking at Pacific Ocean currents and are predicting one to start by the end of the year, which would make it even more likely that 2014 will be the hottest year ever recorded.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/23/3451944/warmest-may-on-record/
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