Monday, February 25, 2013

Global warming may cause extremes by slowing planetary waves | Reuters
a build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, blamed on human activities led by use of fossil fuels, is heating the Arctic faster than other regions and slowing the mechanism that drives the waves, the study suggested.
Past studies have linked such extremes to global warming but did not identify an underlying mechanism, said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute and a co-author.

"This is quite a breakthrough," he wrote. The scientists added that the 32-year-period studied was too short to predict future climate change and that natural variations in the climate had not been ruled out completely as a cause.
Flashback: ‘Forget global warming, Alaska is headed for an ice age’ | Watts Up With That?
In the first decade since 2000, the 49th state cooled 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Not the droughts the IPCC predicted | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
I’ve asked why Tim Flannery is still our Chief Climate Commissioner after predicting the rains would never again fill our dams and river systems.

But he was not alone in being utterly wrong. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2001 also predicted more droughts in eastern Australia, not these annual floods
Support for Keystone XL Continues to Grow On Nation’s Opinion Pages – Latest Editorial Highlights Committee’s Keystone Clock
In an editorial published February 24, The Oklahoman joined the chorus of newspaper opinion pages calling upon President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. In making their case, the editors highlighted the committee's live Keystone clock that is counting the time since the Keystone XL application was first submitted to the State Department in September 2008.

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