“We can only do so much,” said one of the 15 people who braved snowy weather in Houlton to hear McKibben at Cary Library. “It’s not just greed that has gotten us where we are. We can’t wean ourselves from petroleum soon enough.”
...“Maybe we need more extreme events closer to home,” was another response, referring to weather-related catastrophes that dramatize the effects of warmer air and surface ocean temperatures.
Preliminary reports from the National Climatic Data Center show 176 heat records broken in the first 2 days of the month, vs. 0 cold records in the lower 48 states, plus all of 2 in Alaska. You betcha', partial-term governor Sarah Palin, it really is cold in Alaska.
[Hansen] noted that the United States covered only 1.5 percent of Earth.