Tuesday, January 22, 2013

President Should Declare Global Warming Victory and Go Home
The President’s assertion about more powerful storms is particularly fictitious. NOAA reports a long-term decline in strong tornadoes striking the United States. The National Hurricane Center reports that the past 40 years have seen the fewest major hurricane strikes since at least the mid-1800s. Even Hurricane Sandy reminds us that the U.S. Northeast has experienced only one major hurricane strike since 1960, but experienced six major hurricane strikes during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, when global temperatures were cooler.

When it comes to President Obama’s call to take action “to respond to the threat of climate change” we should declare victory right now and allow Obama to yet again take political credit.
Twitter / borenbears: Here in DC, its likely not ...
Here in DC, its likely not to go above freezing. 1st time that's happened in exactly 2 years. Get used to it.5-day forecast all subfreezing
Every Tree Counts In Fighting Climate Change, Says Ecologist | KPBS.org
"The idea there is that cities could plant trees within the city limits and use them for carbon offsets in California’s Cap-and-Trade program," said Ravdin, "where you actually register your project and the trees are verified by a verifier and you submit it to the air resources board."

Ravdin said even though her count isn’t currently getting official credit, the trees are still working to alleviate climate change.
The tree map is funded by a $3.5 million statewide grant from Cal Fire.
Thunder Bay breaks cold weather record - Thunder Bay - CBC News
It was a record-breaking day for weather in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, with the temperature dropping to -36.3 C.
Environment Canada reported this new low makes it the coldest Jan. 22 since it began recording temperatures. The previous record was set in 2011, when the mercury dipped to -35.7 C.

Meteorologist Geoff Coulson said recent winters have seen cold days, but not often back-to-back, as Thunder Bay is now experiencing.

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