Friday, January 11, 2013

Federal report: Warming is changing US daily life - SFGate
WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive new federal scientific report says global warming is already changing America from sea to rising sea and how Americans live.

The government issued Friday a 1,146-page draft report that details in dozens of ways how climate change is already disrupting the health, homes and other facets of daily American life. It warns that those disruptions will increase in the future.  [So 55.3 degrees F.  is too warm, and 54.5 degrees F. is "just right"?  If that's the case, why do so many of us prefer home temperatures much warmer than that?]
Byron York: For Jon Stewart, Gore-Al Jazeera deal is chance to attack Fox |
It seemed like classic Daily Show material: Former Vice President Al Gore, recipient of the Nobel Prize and the Academy Award for his work warning of the dangers of global warming, selling his struggling network Current TV to Al Jazeera, of the oil sheikhdom of Qatar, for 500 million petro-dollars. How could Jon Stewart not have some fun with that? But a week went by, and the Comedy Central mainstay said nothing about the deal.

Until Thursday night...It was a tough assignment for the liberal comedian to deal with a high-profile embarrassment involving a Democratic icon.
Miranda Devine: Green arrogance burns fiercely (also inc. 2GB Radio Link) | Climate Realists
Tasmania is a petri dish, demonstrating the consequences of green ideology run rampant. No jobs, the forestry industry on its knees, and bushfires feasting on fuel built up over two mild fire seasons. Yet, instead of facing up to their errors, the Greens conveniently blame climate change. They pretend imposing a carbon tax or destroying the coal industry will prevent bushfires, while reducing the actual fuel which powers the flames is "futile".
End Climate Silence Now: Draft Climate Assessment Warns Of Devastating 9°-15°F Warming Over Most Of U.S. | ThinkProgress
Continued lengthening of the growing season across the U.S. is projected.
Global sea level has risen by about 8 inches since reliable record keeping began in 1880. It is projected to rise another 1 to 4 feet by 2100.

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