'Wilderness Alliance herded peasants into community agriculture projects linked to its ecotourism venture' --Peasants said 'they felt 'trapped in a state of indentured servitude' and had been threatened with expulsion if they refused to work. 'I experienced 3 years and 8 months of the Khmer Rouge regime, and this is similar because they ordered us to work like we are in a totalitarian state,' said one. 'It is really miserable to live there'
Tattooed skeptics will reveal they were the ones who 'tried to stop the world [from] doing something' about global warming -- 'My God, these people (deniers) are frustrating. You just know that in 20 years' time, when the costs of our inaction are clear, the climate deniers will become climate-denial-deniers. That's why the tattoo has its appeal'
Meteorologist Cliff Mass: Without global warming, we “still would have experienced the most severe heat wave of the past century.” ... Mass concluded climate change didn’t play a central role in an event largely caused by the natural variability of our regional weather. He notes the temperature soared by more than 40 degrees above the normal high, and climate change added only a few degrees, thus “a record-breaking unique heat wave” would have occurred even without global warming. In his blog, he lays out a golden rule that — based on this analysis — the bigger the temperature surge in an extreme event, the smaller the role of climate change, and accuses the World Weather Attribution report of “misinforming millions.” Mass says his criticism is grounded in a deep knowledge of the intricate mix of ocean, mountains and atmospheric flows that help to produce Northwest weather, as well as climate models he runs. ...
“I don’t believe we are facing any kind of existential threat,” Mass said. “But it is not a good idea to muck around with the climate of the planet.”