Thursday, November 15, 2012

About face: U.S. tornado activity near low point in modern record - Capital Weather Gang - The Washington Post
“[W]e are approaching a theoretical minimum in the annual tornado count for the modern era,” said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Ok.

What’s especially remarkable about the year’s depressed numbers is that tornado activity got off to a red-hot start. Through mid-April, tornado counts were highest on record. But then, an extended tornado drought struck and the count ranking plummeted.
Doha conference: carbon cuts talks must wait, says key negotiator | Environment |
The debate on whether the world needs stronger greenhouse gas cuts to keep the planet from warming by 2C should be deferred until next year, according to Brazil's lead negotiator at the upcoming talks in Doha.
24 Hours of Reality: the Dirty Weather Report
8.44pm: Gore says CO2 should be treated like sewerage, other pollutants - even though it's odourless and colourless.
Folly of new carbon tax | Chris Horner - The Orange County Register
Such a levy can't be justified on basis of altering climate; real goal is a revenue stream to fund European-style government.
A Response to the President's Comments on Global Warming — Bastardi
Before we adopt carbon policy that can hurt our already struggling economy, there needs to be an unbiased debate about what is actually driving our climate. A leader truly interested in the good of his nation would allow the lifeblood of the economy, which is still fossil fuel energy sources, to flow freely while cultivating the alternative energy sources in a way where someday they can compete and drive down prices further. If the president is serious about doing what is in the best interest of the nation, then he will acknowledge the reality of the AGW situation: It has paused, and in the coming years will be proven to be cyclical in nature as cooling becomes more established.

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