Extreme Temperature Diary-November 28, 2018/ Topic: Consternation… More Fallout From NCA4

Wednesday November 28th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. 

Consternations… More Fallout From NCA4

Well this is a big change. I can’t remember a time since the release of An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore in the mid 2000s in which climate change related news has been in the forefront of U.S. national attention for more than two news cycles. It’s now Wednesday, so the 4th National Climate Assessment has made waves going into day six since its release last Friday. Of course, there has been a lot of pushback from Trump even though the report was released  under his Administration. It appears that trying to hide NCA4 with a release on Friday during the middle of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has really backfired, which is a very good thing. Now more than any time in the past ten or so years the issue of climate change is on everyone’s minds. Finally the subject of climate change is coming up on nearly every major news broadcast. I suppose that we won’t see this effect in the national news media too much longer, but the consternation and “debate” created by NCA4 at least for one week has been well with the huge effort to prepare the over 1000 page report. Today I will just cobble together on this post some media items from the fallout produced by NCA4 with a little of my commentary.

Weather Underground gets my “grand prize” for the best summary of NCA4. Check it out by as usual clicking on the blue link below the image in the tweet:

First I just have to laugh out loud over comments coming from Trump when interviewed and questioned about NCA4. Like many I’m beginning to wonder if the leader of the free world has lost the ability of rational thought:

Second, those who have been trying to communicate to the public the dangers of climate change for decades have been really taxed this week in particular to do interviews and correct inaccurate responses to NCA4. Again, this is a very good development in the battle to save humanity from itself:

 

 

The interviewers themselves are getting a little stressed:

Third, I’ve never seen so many articles written on climate change come out in just one week. I can’t keep up even using speed reading skills. Here are just a few examples:

I’ll be adding more to this post later today.

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Here is some other climate and weather related news from Wednesday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity.)

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