Sunday Reads

Happy Sunday….

Here’s your cartoons from Cagle:

This is an open thread.

16 Comments on “Sunday Reads”

  1. MarkmBha says:

    Another wonderful newsletter, Skydancing,

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Hope you have a decent Sunday.

  3. dakinikat says:

    Thanks for all these juicy links and delightfully scary reads. It’s not good to tick off Mother Nature or Mother Earth.

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    • quixote says:

      One big difference though. The Germans except for a few tiny muted pockets in the hollows were 100% on the side of “Never Again.”

      But the racists would like to keep on doing racism, thank you very much. So learning about its effects does force them to see themselves. And it’s kind of hard to like what you see there.

      • NW Luna says:

        Though with CRT (I presume that’s what @primediscussion is talking about) the whites can’t ever be non-racist whether they want to or not or no matter how much they understand.

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  7. MsMass says:

    What a fantastic post today, (and every day) the cartoons were just great, really hit the spot. The Ten Commandments one, the captions of our usual suspects,phew! And the rest of the links were great. Thanks for the effort.

  8. NW Luna says:

    Detroit — and other places — where they build without looking at 100 year records. One of my relatives lives on a rural riverside area described as a 100-yr floodplain. Except records of river volumes haven’t been kept for 100 years, so even then it’s guesswork.

    In Seattle it’s supposed to get to 99 today and 108 tomorrow, then drop into (only) the 80s. Nightime lows are around our usual daytime highs. It’s really hard to handle for a native Pacific Northwesterner who gets too hot at anything over about 78. Prof Cliff Mass says it’s due to a

    downslope heat surge on the western slopes of the Cascades. A relative of the extreme heat associated with Santa Ana winds in southern California, but with a twist. … To get this amazing event, a series of ingredients had to occur at the same time and same place. To put it another way, it is like throwing several dice and having all of them come up with sixes. Ingredient One: An unusually strong area of high pressure aloft over our region (known as an upper-level ridge), associated with sinking air and unusually warm temperatures. … Why did we get this high amplitude ridge? It is associated with a highly amplified wave pattern in the eastern Pacific, which may have been caused by a tropical system interacting with the jet stream (see below). This is the result of natural variability ( I did a paper exploring this issue with climate models) Ingredient Two: An Approaching Trough of Low Pressure That Creates Strong Easterly/Downslope Flow over the Western Slopes of the Cascades.
    Forget the “heat dome” explanations found in the Seattle Times and some media outlets, or those saying that the extreme heat can only be explained by global warming. [emphasis added]

    He’ll be writing about this event soon in the context of climate change and I look forward to reading his discussion.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I hope you have air conditioning, Luna.

      • NW Luna says:

        I do! As of 3 yrs ago. It’s saving my sanity and health.

        • bostonboomer says:

          Thank goodness! Just stay inside and stay hydrated until it’s over. We’re having another heat wave here too. It will be in the 90s for the next four days.