Thursday, February 21, 2013

Could Chris Christie Bring the GOP Around on Climate? | Mother Jones
as governor, Christie has gutted many programs that aimed to address climate change. He got rid of the Office of Climate Change and Energy within the Department of Environmental Protection shortly after taking office, withdrew the state from the Northeast's cap and trade plan known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), weakened the state's renewable energy standard, and took $210 million from the state's clean energy fund to balance the budget.
Robertson Dismisses "Nutty," "True Believer" Climate Scientists - YouTube
Pat Robertson labels climate change scientists as "nutty" and "true-believers"
Neil Wagner: Gambling With Our Climate
Finally we have the following assessment from Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research's Climate Analysis Section. "Yes, undoubtedly. The environment in which all storms form has changed owing to human activities. The human component does not change much from year to year and affects all storms."

Undoubtedly. Affects all storms. Got it.  [Does carbon dioxide make any weather event less extreme or less dangerous?]
Hurricane's Blogs: "Wishcasting" Climate | NBC 10 Philadelphia
In daily weather forecasting, a heavy wishcaster will be proven wrong time and time again. But in climate forecasting, the results won’t be known for decades, or longer. So, climate wishcasting is likely to continue well into the future.
Golf: Snow in Arizona delays resumption of Match Play | The Salt Lake Tribune
After more snow during the night and morning temperatures around freezing, the course remained coated Thursday morning, further delaying play.

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