Saturday, February 02, 2013

The future of the world — according to former Vice President Al Gore
The last driver Gore talked about was the climate crisis. Resisting the temptation of saying: “I told you so,” Gore told the audience of how 2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States. There was $110 billion in damage due to climate-related disasters. Half the North Polar Ice Cap is gone.

Every day we are spewing 90 million tons of global warming pollution (the equivalent of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs) treating our atmosphere like “an open sewer,” Gore said. “We are hearing mother nature’s voice very loudly.”
RI receives $250K to deal with climate change
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rhode Island will receive $250,00 from the federal government to help authorities in the state address and prepare for health effects associated with climate change.

That's according to the state's congressional delegation that says the funding will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse says climate change is already bringing warmer temperatures that affects children and seniors.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New book finds at least 63% of global warming was due to the Sun
A chapter in the book, Global Warming - Impacts and Future Perspective, published in September 2012, finds that at least 63% of the global warming of the past 400 years was due to an increase in solar activity. According to the authors, "The sudden increases of solar activity that occurred after the 1724 and 1924 solar dynamo transitions have been accompanied by sudden increases of average surface temperature of 0.2ºC and 0.34ºC after 1724 and 1924, respectively. Therefore, out of the total increase in global temperature of ~ 0.8ºC during the past 400 years, less than 0.3ºC may be of non-solar origin, in agreement with previous results." The authors predict a decrease in solar activity during the 21st century will result in global cooling of 0.64ºC over the next 100 years.

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