Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Climate change dunce Ted Cruz should join an expedition to the melting glaciers of China and Tibet

As quoted in Ted Cruz derides climate change at hearing.  (Dallas Morning News, 12/8/2015)

Cruz mouths a popular Republican meme.

In the news the following day.  More facts and evidence!

Chinese Glacier’s Retreat Signals Trouble for Asian Water Supply.  (The New York Times)
The extreme effects predicted of global climate change are already happening in western China. Glacier retreat here and across the so-called Third Pole, the glaciers of the Himalayas and related mountain ranges, threatens Asia’s water supply. Towns and villages along the arid Hexi Corridor, a passage on the historic Silk Road where camels still roam, have suffered floods and landslides caused by sudden summer rainstorms. Permafrost is disappearing from the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau, jeopardizing the existence of plants and animals, the livelihoods of its people and even the integrity of infrastructure like China’s high-altitude railway to Lhasa, Tibet.

Related posts:
What the heck! Another Republican spouting nonsense about climate change.  (12/6/2015)
The newest Republican meme: Mock climate change by linking it to ISIS.  (12/2/2015)
Meet Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  (11/28/2015)
The 3 contenders for Speaker of the House speak out on climate change.  (10/6/2015)

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