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Andrew Dessler
Climate scientist at Texas A&M; author of Introduction to Modern Climate Change ()
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Andrew Dessler 7h
Every credible scientist who's read this thinks it's a dumpster fire — even Roy Spencer (). No one is going to waste any time on this, so it is going to quickly disappear into the garbage can of bad ideas.
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Andrew Dessler 7h
if you're looking for a great (but sad) story, read this great Texas Monthly article The Doting Boyfriend Who Robbed Armored Cars - Texas Monthly -
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Andrew Dessler 8h
Replying to @AgWxMan1
Worth noting that annual average precip for Houston is about 45"
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Dominic Roser 9h
Sigh. These opinion pieces telling us that "climate action = religion" seem to come daily now. It's not like they're not on to *something* -- but, ultimately, it misses the mark completely...
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Andrew Dessler 9h
Slight update: Police are telling people to leave. Gerard Baker won’t leave & says God Will Save Me. Water gets higher and coast guard comes in boats..GWSM. Helicopter with Baker on roof...GWSM. He dies. GB: why didn’t u save me? God: I created scientists to warn you
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Andrew Dessler 9h
Carl Wunsch was one of the reviewers of Pat Frank's dumpster fire. He now says he doesn't really agree with the paper & important changes were made after he saw the paper. h/t
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Gernot Wagner 12h
No, dude. is the kind of person who enters the 1.5°C special report into the Congressional record. If that scares you, time to rethink your own assumptions.
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Andrew Dessler 12h
Replying to @MichaelEWebber
Yes, this will be a huge problem for US science, esp. if students from China stop coming here.
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Emma Kennedy Sep 20
Don’t tell me one person can’t change the world
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Andrew Dessler Sep 20
Replying to @AndrewDessler
When people say adaptation to climate change will be easy, watch how hard it will be for the East Texas to recover. Now recognize that this is going to happen more and more frequently and you'll get a feel for how hard adaptation is going to be.
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Dan Rather Sep 20
Sometimes the politics around issues change rapidly. I saw it with Vietnam, civil rights, and gay marriage. And I have a reporter's hunch the Climate Crisis could surprise in 2020 as more people are "mugged by reality" (an apt phrase I first heard from George Shultz).
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Andrew Dessler Sep 20
These kids are brave. No other word for it. A startling contrast with the venal cowardice of climate skepticism.
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Andrew Dessler Sep 20
Replying to @AndrewDessler
It is uncomfortably hot at the rally. This is not just a coincidence.
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Andrew Freedman Sep 19
Striking to see warming stripes on the cover of The Economist.
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Andrew Dessler Sep 19
1 deg C cooler than today is a different enough climate that it has its own name: the "Little Ice Age".
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Russ Schumacher Sep 19
I've been studying extreme rainfall long enough to remember when 40-inch storms in the US were considered huge extremes, rather than annual events. But figured I'd look at some data to make sure. (thread)
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Vince Agard Sep 19
Important op-ed here by Kerry Emanuel, John Fernandez, Raf Ferrari, Susan Solomon, and Rob van der Hilst
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Andrew Dessler Sep 19
Replying to @AndrewDessler
And as always, the bad effects fall more strongly on the poor, which makes these disasters a moral as well as physical disaster. But, hey, that's the free market in operation, right. If poor people don't like it, they should become rich. AmIrite?
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Andrew Dessler Sep 19
Replying to @AndrewDessler
Maybe you should just abandon the house and walk away. You might get sued by your bank and your credit will be shot — good luck buying another house or car — but, hey, you're out of that flooded dump. This can lead to neighborhoods just evaporating ...
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