Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Rain in Texas is Mostly… Well, Everywhere
In other extreme Texas weather news, Midland continues to get more snow than some typical wintry locales. The city has had 19.3 inches of snow fall since the beginning of December, more snowfall than Denver has had since then. And beating a previous record from the 1940′s of 13.9 inches, according to the Midland Reporter Telegram.   [Via DB]
Twitter / Revkin: Australia may treble coal (CO2) ...
Australia may treble coal (CO2) exports by 2020- 10x expected CO2 curbed by domestic policies. via
America's Hottest Year On Record Fails To Make The Global Warming Case -
as widely read meteorologist and global warming skeptic Anthony Watts is reporting on his blog Watts Up With That, there's "a dawning realization among researchers that even these apparently tiny (solar) variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate."

Adds Watts: "A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), 'The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate,'lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet."

Watts, as he typically does, backs up his statement with multiple charts and various citations of scientific work.

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