Climate Change, You Bastard!

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• The arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. 

• "The first 13 years of the 21st century were among the 14 hottest on record." —Time 6.23.14

• Watch Will Ferrell channel George W. Bush above.

• "There is about 4 percent more water vapor in the atmosphere today than there was in 1970 ... (It’s) returning to earth as extra-heavy rain and snow.” — former Vice President Al Gore

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Reposted from Adrian Rojo; shirt by https://www.facebook.com/57thirtythree

• "Compared with citizens of Germany, South Korea, India, Turket and Brazil, Americans were the least likely to turn off the lights when leaving a room or power down their computer  at night and by far the least likely to walk or take public transit instead of driving." —Time 6.23.14

• "A majority (53%) of Republicans believe climate change is happening, while 95% of Democrats do." — survey by Resources for the Future, June 2014 (SF Chronicle 6.22.14)

• "(The climate change issue) plays into what I call the Republican troglodyte brand. Anti-immigrant, anti-woman,  anti-science."  — Chris Lehane political strategist (SF Chronicle 6.22.14)

 "Climate actionif it happens at all — will probably look like health reform. That is, it will be an awkward compromise dictated in part by the need to appease special interests, not the clean, simple solution you would have implemented if you could have started from scratch. It will be the subject of intense partisanship, relying overwhelmingly on support from just one party, and will be the subject of constant, hysterical attacks. And it will, if we’re lucky, nonetheless do the job." — Paul Krugman (NY Times 6.22.14)

• Credit: Map above of shifting wheat belt is from CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (NY Times 2006)