Doom Today: The Black Widow Spiders Are Coming Because You Eat Burgers

It’s always something with these Climahysterics. Always some sort of coming doom. Here’s today’s


As climate change warms the earth, black widow spiders are moving north.

The spiders are notorious, because venom is 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. A bite can cause aches, pains, and paralysis of the diaphragm which make breathing difficult.

In a study published in PLOS One on Wednesday, Canadian researchers reported that over the past 60 years the northernmost point black widow spiders live has moved 31 miles north, into southern Canada. The scientists believe that the spread of the spiders, which prefer a temperate climate, is due to climate change.

Of course, this is not proof of anthropogenic or natural causation. It’s just happening. But, how did they arrive at this conclusion?

The team used citizen data to make updated species distribution maps for the spider. “In our project, the citizen science data was essential in modeling distributions of spiders,” Christopher Buddle, a co-author on the study and professor at McGill University, said in a statement. “People who are excited about discovering where species live can contribute in meaningful ways to scientific progress and this is exciting, important, and is changing how we do research.”

If people are finding cobras in NYC, that doesn’t mean they have established a foothold: it just means one escaped from the zoo. Regardless, things change on earth. The climate changes. Species ranges change. It’s like these people who say that Darwinism is holy writ immediately drop that belief for Hotcoldwetdry.

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If All You See…

…is a world drying out from too much carbon pollution, except where its flooding, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Bunkerville, with a post on deporting a California assemblywoman.

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Peak 2018: Tourists In Rome Come To Blows Over Best Place To Take A Selfie

You might be thinking “well, why didn’t one take a selfie then get out of the way for the other?” Because they’ll take dozens of selfies in order to get that one perfect one, especially if they’re trying to get that sexy one for Instagram

Female tourists set off 8-person brawl at Rome’s Trevi Fountain — and it’s all because of selfies

One of Rome’s most famous landmarks was the backdrop for a vicious brawl Wednesday night — and it all started with a desire to take selfies.

The Guardian reports that local police were called to the Trevi Fountain — the iconic, Nicola Salvi-designed tourist destination famous for appearing in films such as Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita — after two women came to blows. The reason for the dispute? Both women wanted to use the same spot to take selfies.

As Italian newspaper La Repubblica was the first to report, the two tourists — a 19-year-old Dutch woman and a 44-year-old Italian-American — argued over the space, with their respective family members eventually getting involved. All told, eight people were reportedly involved in the fight, which required four police officers to break up.

There’s already plenty of bad behavior going on at this fountain, and many others. People wading in (and recreating the scene from Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, in which the late Swedish actor Anita Ekberg wades into the fountain), dipping their toes, swimming, dropping food in, and so forth. Rome authorities are looking at ways to make it so people walk by scenes such as the Trevi Fountain without stopping. Bad apples are ruining for everyone else.

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Boston Globe Wants Media To Go To War With Trump Next Week

Here’s Excitable Joe Scarborough

The thing is, the media has already gone to war with Trump. This started before he even won the primary, and would have gone on no matter who won the primary. It goes on against elected Republicans and Republican voters. We didn’t start this, Trump didn’t start this, but, we’ve been calling for decades for elected Republicans to stand up and take on the media. And when Trump did this we get


The Boston Globe has called for the coordinated publication of editorials by any and all news outlets criticizing President Trump’s rhetoric on the press, scheduled for next week.

They have asked a number news organizations to publish editorials condemning the president’s labeling of the press as “the enemy of the people.”

Marjorie Pritchard, who oversees the Globe’s editorial page, says dozens of newspapers have agreed so far to write their own editorials, according to the Associated Press.

The Globe’s decision comes as a response to the president’s increasingly hostile rhetoric towards many news organizations — what the Boston newspaper calls his “dirty war against the free press.” Trump has consistently called out specific news organizations like CNN and MSNBC

What they want are papers to publish them on August 16th, but, really, this will be virtually nothing different from the rest of the week. Month. Year. If Trump came out in support of an assault weapons ban, keeping abortion illegal, a stronger Paris Climate Agreement, etc, the media would still find a way to slam him.

The media may not be the enemy of the people, but it sure is the enemy of Republicans/Conservatives. And anytime you think “perhaps Trump went a little too far by saying/tweeting X”, remember that the Boston Globe, a news outlet, wants all news outlets to band together to go after the duly elected president. But barely even chided Obama when he was literally spying on reporters.

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DNC Decides They’d Once Again Love Some Of That Sweet, Sweet Fossil Fuels Companies Cash

After railing against fossil fuels and fossil fuels companies, after many Democrats at the state and local levels, with the blessing of national figures, suing fossil fuels companies, and passing a resolution stating they won’t take fossil fuels companies money, and having ‘climate change’ in their platform, which includes

Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred this century. While Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” 2016 is on track to break global temperature records once more. Cities from Miami to Baltimore are already threatened by rising seas. California and the West have suffered years of brutal drought. Alaska has been scorched by wildfire. New York has been battered by superstorms, and Texas swamped by flash floods. The best science tells us that without ambitious, immediate action across our economy to cut carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases, all of these impacts will be far worse in the future. We cannot leave our children a planet that has been profoundly damaged.

…We will transform American transportation by reducing oil consumption through cleaner fuels, vehicle electrification increasing the fuel efficiency of cars, boilers, ships, and trucks. We will make new investments in public transportation and build bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure across our urban and suburban areas. Democrats believe the tax code must reflect our commitment to a clean energy future by eliminating special tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies as well as defending and extending tax incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy.

…Democrats believe that climate change is too important to wait for climate deniers and defeatists in Congress to start listening to science, and support using every tool available to reduce emissions now.

The pretty much want to stop frakking, do away with gasoline/oil, they mention they back Obama on stopping Keystone XL, and oppose drilling on all public lands. Yet

From the link

The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon that activists say effectively reverses a ban on fossil fuel company donations.

The resolution introduced by DNC Chair Tom Perez states that the party “support[s] fossil fuel workers” and will accept donations from “employers’ political action committees.” It was approved by a 30-2 vote just two months after the committee adopted another resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies by a unanimous vote.

The new resolution nods to “forward-looking employers” that are “powering America’s all-of-the-above energy economy and moving us towards a future fueled by clean and low-emissions energy technology, from renewables to carbon capture and storage to advanced nuclear technology.”

Some Democrats are livid, and they’ll take long, fossil fueled flights and car rides to let the DNC know. The DNC is mostly waffling on the reasons for this, but, this looks like a biggie

Hinojosa said the resolution came in response to “concerns from Labor” that the original fossil fuel donations ban “was an attack on workers.” Just 4.4 percent of workers in the mining sector ― including coal, oil and gas ― are union members, according to the Union Membership and Coverage Database. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, however, remains a strong supporter of building pipelines and donated more than $305,000 to the DNC this year.

On one hand they’re trying to kill off projects that put money in the pockets of workers, on the other they’re trying to get campaign donations from those same workers.

The question now becomes whether any of the companies will give money to Democrats. They have to know that it would be a waste, because it won’t influence Democrats to offer support to the companies.

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Excitable Joe Romm: Trump’s Re-election Could Maybe Lead To A Climate Death Spiral

But, hey, remember, this is all about science!

Why Trump’s reelection may lead to a climate death spiral

Do we really need to go beyond the unhinged headline? Seriously, maybe it would be best to call these people Climatruthers, like the 9/11 conspiracy nutjobs were called Truthers or Twoofers, because both think that they are using science to push conspiracy theories. Well, let’s go on, so I can drop a graphic in

Our current climate is near the very edge of stability, according to a major new study by 16 leading climate scientists.

We are pushing the planet toward an irreversible “Hothouse Earth” — catastrophic warming of 9°F (5°C) or more with sea level rise of up to 200 feet — the study warns. And we may be much closer to the “point of no return” than most people realize.

Simply meeting the near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets that more than 190 nations agreed to in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord is not enough to be certain of avoiding this fate, the study states.

(blah blah blah to the end)

What’s news is that one international team of scientists say we may be close to the point of no return for the Hothouse Earth — and that we have a president, who, if he is able to continue his climate-destroying policies into a second term may make  avoiding that point of no return all but impossible.

The climatruthers will be singing the same “doom is juuuuuuust around the corner” song a 100 years from now as the climate flips to a Holocene cool period.

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If All You See…

…is wood rotting from too much carbon pollution heat, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Moonbattery, with a post on the NFL’s male cheerleaders.

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Man Arrested For California Wildfire, Charged With Arson And Climate Change

It’s funny how every time there’s a wildfire the Cult of Climastrology blames “climate change’, and then we find out it was from poorly maintained electric lines or someone set the fire

Holy Fire: Man suspected of arson for California fire that put 20,000 people under evacuation

A man has been arrested in connection with the Holy Fire in California that has caused more than 20,000 people to be evacuated from their homes.

Police in Orange County have arrested suspect Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, on suspicion of arson. Mr Clark was booked into Orange County jail for two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorise and one count of misdemeanour arrest,according to officials from the Cleveland National Forest. He has been held on $1m bail. (snip)

“This is a monster,” said Todd Spitzer, Orange County supervisor. “Who would go out with low humidity and high wind and the highest heat temperatures this time of the year…” (snip)

The suspect apparently has a strained relationship with some of his neighbours. Weeks before the fire, Mr Clark allegedly sent a message to Mike Milligan, a volunteer fire chief in the community, reading: “The place is going to burn just like you planned.”

Of course, Warmists will manufacture links that this wouldn’t be as bad without ‘climate change’, because this is what they do. In fact, there are less wildfires now. And we can’t forget environmental laws that stop the clearing of brush in a place that historically is dry and windy during certain parts of the year.

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Surprise: Democratic Socialist Darling Refuses To Debate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that she would debate anyone, and, when an offer was made, she made it about sexism

(Fox News) Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro challenged democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a debate, offering to donate $10,000 to her campaign if she accepted — but it triggered a sparring match online.

Shapiro initially tweeted a video on Wednesday in which he mocked Democratic National Committee chairperson Tom Perez for calling Ocasio-Cortez, a New York congressional candidate, the “future of the Democratic Party,” before issuing his challenge.

“Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I’m really excited that you’ve been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues. You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you,” Shapiro said.

“Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I’m willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special,” he continued. “We can have an hour long conversation about all the topics under the sun, really probe your belief system.”

Here’s how she responded

To which Shapiro responded

Discussion and debate are not “bad intentions.” Slandering someone as a sexist catcaller without reason or evidence does demonstrate cowardice and bad intent, however.

We shouldn’t be surprised that AOC would refuse to debate her beliefs, nor go down the sexism route, because, really, even her discussions with friendly media have turned into dumpster fires they’re so bad.

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Democrat Anti-ICE Talk Leads Man To Offer $500 To Kill A Federal Immigration Officer

Now, just imagine that some sort of push by a Republican led to a Trump supporter offering money to anyone who would, say, kill a Planned Parenthood abortion doctor. Would this be splashed all over the news? Instead of mostly being a small story?

(CBS Miami) A man who offered on social media to pay $500 to anyone who would kill a federal immigration officer was arrested on Thursday, prosecutors said.

Law enforcement officials said they hope the arrest of Brandon Ziobrowski sends the message that they will not tolerate a rise in threats against immigration officers and others amid increasingly heated political debates.

“The agents and officers out there enforcing federal laws are doing their job, plain and simple,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said. “Those who disagree with their mission are of course free to say so. But there is a difference between public debate and intentionally putting others in fear of their lives.”

Ziobrowski, of Cambridge, is charged with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person. He was arrested in New York, where he was visiting a friend.

His Twitter account was finally suspended, but not before someone in the government grabbed a screenshot

And he’s also not a big fan of the police

Ziobrowski also tweeted about his desire to kill Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain and said guns “should only be legal for shooting the police like the second amendment intended,” prosecutors say.

Perhaps some reporter could ask Democrats like Kirsten Gillibrand about their abolish ICE push.

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