There I was glued to my TV watching Jim Comey, former FBI Director, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. While I hoped for some great unexpected bombshell, I knew that I’d have to wait until the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller’s reports his findings. Therefore, I watched Comey testify about his conversations with Donald the Dumb, our fake president.
There were only two issues that troubled me. One was that Ginger, my 55-pound Irish Setter puppy wanted to play or go out to potty during Comey’s presentation. I told her that this was important to which she replies, “Hey, everyone knows Trump will be either impeached or he will resign. So, let’s play.” I replied that I just wanted to hear Comey discuss his dealings with this wannabe president.
Additionally, the other issue was that Comey’s list of five lies that Donald the Liar had made did not include another lie. Comey never got into Donald the Liar’s lie about global warming. To resolve this lie, Donald the Dumb Liar can just go to this link to the NASA report on global warning and find volumes of data, charts, reports, etc. about global warning. Granted, that would require reading the data on NASA’s website.
Or Donald the Dumb could just call Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., (USMC-Ret.), who is the director of NASA, to the Green Room of the White House for dinner and have a talk about global warming. Bolden could bring his government laptop to the dinner and share some of these charts and videos with Donald the Dumb.
Bolden could also watch several videos like these three.
Greenland's thinning ice:
Ocean circulation plays an important role in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere:
Annual Arctic sea ice minimum 1979-2016 with area graph:
Also, the head of NASA could review the findings of the American scientific associations, science academies, US government agencies, and intergovernmental bodies along with their synopsis of their position on global warming.
American Association for the Advancement of Science "The scientific evidence is clear: global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society." (2006)3
American Chemical Society "Comprehensive scientific assessments of our current and potential future climates clearly indicate that climate change is real, largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem." (2004)4
American Geophysical Union "Human‐induced climate change requires urgent action. Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years. Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes." (Adopted 2003, revised and reaffirmed 2007, 2012, 2013)5
American Medical Association "Our AMA ... supports the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report and concurs with the scientific consensus that the Earth is undergoing adverse global climate change and that anthropogenic contributions are significant." (2013)6
American Meteorological Society "It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in the amount of atmospheric greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide." (2012)7
American Physical Society "The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now." (2007)8
The Geological Society of America "The Geological Society of America (GSA) concurs with assessments by the National Academies of Science (2005), the National Research Council (2006), and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007) that global climate has warmed and that human activities (mainly greenhouse‐gas emissions) account for most of the warming since the middle 1900s." (2006; revised 2010)9
"Climate change is real. There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate. However, there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring. The evidence comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increases in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems. It is likely that most of the warming in recent decades can be attributed to human activities (IPCC 2001)." (2005, 11 international science academies)10
U.S. National Academy of Sciences "The scientific understanding of climate change is now sufficiently clear to justify taking steps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere." (2005)11
U.S. Global Change Research Program "The global warming of the past 50 years is due primarily to human-induced increases in heat-trapping gases. Human 'fingerprints' also have been identified in many other aspects of the climate system, including changes in ocean heat content, precipitation, atmospheric moisture, and Arctic sea ice." (2009, 13 U.S. government departments and agencies)12
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, and sea level has risen.”13
“Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.”14
Even though I have only taken one science class in four years of college and eight years in graduate and post-graduate school, looking at this map, it won’t be long before a large part of the Larsen C ice shelf breaks off, creating one of the largest icebergs.
The calving parts of Antarctica give birth to icebergs. The term, calving originated from the process of cows giving birth to calves. One of the reasons why calving occurs in Antarctica is that the water under the shelves is getting warmer thus creating a process of slowly melting the ice at the bottom of the shelf until an iceberg is born. That is what is happening with Larsen C ice shelf. The rift that is being created now is merely the birthing process.