Sizzling Summer

Summer has arrived. And how? Sweating, sweltering, sizzling,.. superhot. Here in the center of Spain we’ve been suffering a two-week heatwave that started on the 10th of June and is set to continue several days yet. It’s been the hottest June in Cercedilla since 2003 according to local records..and i guess the same goes for multiple other locations on the Spanish peninsula. Looks very much like we are set for yet another record-breaking year of heat. AGW anyone? No, ‘course not, thaz juzza big ol’ hoax, all ya gotta do is look out the window..and you can see the Earth is flat.

For any flat-earthers out there who are interested (probably not, fundamentalists die hard) or anybody else who’s feelin’ the heat and never really understood the whole climate change thing, here’s an excellent video from 350.org outlining the history of climate science and how we got to where we are today, all in plain easy-to-understand language.

As the video points out, among the first scientists to conclude that the Earth was warming significantly – and to attribute this warming to human activity, burning fossil fuels, etc – were people working for the big oil companies. Back in 1977. Since then these same companies have spent vast sums of money trying to confuse the science, hide the truth and leave people in the dark. As a small gesture of thanks to one of these companies for their great efforts there is a petition afoot to name a huge iceberg about to break off the Antarctic ice-cap in their honour:

Name The Larsen C Iceberg #ExxonKnew

Sign the petition and give some recognition – send some love – to the nice people working so hard at EXXON.

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About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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