Cicadas: Latest Evidence for Climate Change

Since I know that many of you are missing the inane arguments from the other place, I thought I would do my civic duty and report on what the Cicadas are saying.  They, according to this scientist, are thinking that their underground homes are getting too hot and they are leaving them early.  This has been a consistent pattern and attributed by this scientist as more evidence of climate change.

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12 responses to “Cicadas: Latest Evidence for Climate Change

  1. lilacluvr

    Sounds like the cicadas have more sense than those on the other blog will ever have.

    To me it just makes sense since humans have been putting all kinds of chemicals in the air and water for a long time, there is bound to be some consequences.

    But when have we seen any of the Religious Righties who fight the global warming ‘scam’ take responsibility for anything they do or say?

  2. jammer5

    The indigenous people of Alaska have stood firm against some of the most extreme weather conditions on Earth for thousands of years. But now, flooding blamed on climate change is forcing at least one Eskimo village to move to safer ground.

    The community of the tiny coastal village of Newtok voted to relocate its 340 residents to new homes 9 miles away, up the Ninglick River. The village, home to indigenous Yup’ik Eskimos, is the first of possibly scores of threatened Alaskan communities that could be abandoned.
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/04/24/climate.change.eskimos/

  3. Don’t worst-case scenarios have America’s seaboards under water, Northern Ireland frozen…? Just seems to me the arguments about what is causing global climate change must stop, while we move forward to address the challenges and prevent those worst-case scenarios.

    Another crisis that will be addressed in spite of the deniers.

  4. jammer5

    I’m not totally convinced man has anything to do with global warming. However, the globe is warming and we need to do some serious planning to be prepared for the changes that are coming. Fnord is right there.

    Creeping up sea levels will make many areas of this country unlivable. New Orleans could be beyond hope, Manhattan Island could be flooded and look like Venice Italy, which itself could become an undersea city. Crops could become a serious issue due to climate changes and could lead to serious conflicts, including war. People will fight when hungry.

    The evidence is there: California’s recent fires are probably caused by climate change. Drought, earlier growing season . . .all lead to an earlier fire season and one moving higher up in the mountain ranges. And all that is expected to move east as the climate continues to change.

    If a consensus could be reached that concludes the climate is changing, regardless of fault, we might be able to start preparing. The stupid thing is to fiddle while Rome burns, which is what seems to be happening.

  5. lilacluvr

    Haven’t we been fiddling for a long time?

    Maybe if scientists could come out with a brand new label (same old global warming) and put it to the Republicans that it is a fantastic venture capital opportunity to make millions – and see how many Republicans take the bait.

    Because when Obama talks about global warming and ‘going green’, Republicans just laugh at him.

    But Obama is correct in his assessment. Going green will bring jobs and a safer, stronger America if we are self-sufficient in our energy resources.

    Republicans are so entrenched now in denying global warming that they cannot back down from their original stance of just saying NO.

  6. lilacluvr

    Of course, this rebranding global warming assumes that most Republicans don’t really know what global warming means – and from debating with the Cons on the other blogs – I’m betting they don’t.

  7. jammer5

    I agree. The Republicans, who consider small business, large business and profits, their birth right, should be jumping on the band wagon here. Thousands of jobs and hundreds of small businesses started because of renewable energy, carbon reduction, pollution cleanup, etc.. One would think the Christian ideal would be to care for the planet their intelligent design theories say God created. After all, wouldn’t that make this planet and all thing on it sacred?

    But the opposite seems to be the case: We got it; we’ll use it; future generations be damned. That, in my mind, strikes me as just a bit hypocritical and totally un-Christian. There’s something just not right with the fundy side of the Republican party, and people are starting to take notice, or at least I hope they are.

    • lilacluvr

      I think the majority of Americans are catching on to the fundy side of the Republican party .

      Their hypocrisy. since 1994 when Newt and his Contract ON America came into power, has been so blatant and when George W. got into office, there were no boundaries and they went wild.

      I like to think that even their own God is shaking his head in disbelief.

  8. frigginloon

    Hmm, after reading all of that I think I might make like a cicada and put my head in the sand. Funny you should mention cicada’s I have a friggin noisy one outside my window. The other day it was singing it’s little heart out to the early hours of the morning so I crept outside and told it to shut the hell up (which it did) and as soon as I put my head back on the pillow!!!! OK, the Loons a nature lover but those cicadas push my patience .

    http://www.insectvista.com/Cicada_Trivia.html

  9. Speaking of nasty weather, a thunderstorm with 70-80 mph winds blew through here this morning. Power was out for hours.

  10. lilacluvr

    Here in Southeast Wichita, we got the rain and wind but kept our power. Now the sun is shining and looks like it will be a nice day.

    Mother Nature likes to keep us guessing, doesn’t she?