Saturday, December 16, 2017

Climate change as a matter of fact: U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Military Not Doing Enough to Prepare Bases for Climate Change, GAO Warns.  (Inside Climate News, 12/14/2017)
The auditing arm of Congress has warned that the military is failing to adequately plan for the risks that climate change poses to hundreds of overseas facilities, and that engineers at these sites rarely include foreseeable impacts in project designs.  
The Government Accountability Office, Congress's nonpartisan oversight agency, wrote that while the Defense Department has identified that climate change and its effects will threaten many of its facilities, these installations are not consistently tracking costs they're already incurring because of extreme weather.

Previous climate change as a matter of fact posts:
Shrinking sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.  (12/14/2017)
Emaciated polar bear.  (12/9/2017)
California fires.  (12/8/2017)
Wisconsin.  (11/16/2017)
Hampton Roads, Virginia.  (11/4/2017)
U.S. military bases.  (9/22/2017)
Georgia peach orchards.  (9/18/2017)
Northeast U.S. pine forests.  (8/29/2017)
Tangier Island, Virginia.  (8/25/2017)
South of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. (8/25/2017)
New Orleans.  (8/12/2017)
Kenya.  (7/23/2017)
Portugal.  (6/19/2017)
The Netherlands.  (6/19/2017)
Brazil.  (6/8/2017)
Global Seed Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.  (5/20/2017)
Madeline Island, Wisconsin.  (2/23/2017)
Mexico City.  (2/19/2017)
Kansas.  (1/29/2017)
Moose of Maine.  (1/21/2017)
Florida Keys.  (1/14/2017)
California wine country.  (1/11/2017)
Kaktovik, Alaska.  (12/20/2016)
Bolivia.  (7/11/2016)
Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park.  (7/7/2016)
Kiribati.  (7/6/2016)
Peru,  (5/21/2016)

UPDATE. In Scott Fitzgerald's GOPland, if you don't like the message, you shoot the messengers

Reported in Power play: Scott Fitzgerald threatens to force out state elections, ethics chiefs.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 12/16/2017)

Original 12/15/2017 post, "Wisconsin GOP legislative leaders bully oversight commissions", starts here.


Robin Vos, Scott Fitzgerald to state ethics, elections chiefs: Resign.  (Madison, com, 12/15/2017)
 Ethics commissioners, Republican and Democratic, also have defended Bell from fallout from a report issued last week by Republican state Attorney General Brad Schimel — to which Vos and Fitzgerald referred in their letters.

 Robin and Scottm doing what they do best:  playing politics.

Susan Schmader Warner (1940-2017) Warren High School class of 1958

1958 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] Schmader Casimer 5 Cobham Park rd
  • [county section] Schmader Susan 5 Cobham Park rd
  • Schmader Wayne C (Lorena L) driver Masterson Trucking r39 Hemlock
  • Schmader Wm S (Charmaine L) asst supt Pennsylvania Railroad h61 McKinley av
1983 Warren City Directory
  • Schmader Debra sls clk Earring Tree h23 Plum St
  • Schmader Dennis L & Mary J; driver Fitzgerald h623 Prospect St
  • Schmader James & Debra J; emp Deluxe Metal h 23 Plum St
  • Schmader Wayne C emp Flickinger's (Falconer NY) h39 Hemlock St
  • Schmader Wm S & Lawanda C; emp Warren County h417 Rankin Av
  • [county section] Warner Dan 130 Race St Sugar Grove
  • [county section] Warner Susan 130 Race St Sugar Grove

The popularity of Susan, still in decline (down to 922), as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Kathleen.  
During the 20th century, Kathleen spent 72 years (1918, 1920-1990) in the top 100, four of those (1948-1951) in the top 10, peaking at #90 in 1949.   So far in the 21st century, she's experiencing a precipitous decline.

Other class of 1958 members.
Mary Ann Campagna Cross.  (9/19/2017)
Sally Jones Darling.  (9/7/2017)
Jack Colvin.  (12/14/2016)
Thomas Gerarde.  (11/11/2015)
John "Jack" Suppa.  (10/10/2015)
Susan Mead Mastrangiola.  (8/6/2015)
Barbara Baldensperger.  (6/21/2015)
Dennis Morell (3/8/2015)
Joyce Black Wohlers.  (3/16/2014)
Susan Leonard Anderson.  (3/15/2014)
Doris Musante.  (1/9/2014)