Friday, June 21, 2013


Video: Summer snow falls in Northwest China - DAWN.COM
A rare June snowstorm hit China's northwest on Wednesday (June 19), state media reported.
Illinois gets ready for carbon limits
During the 2008 presidential campaign, it was believed that Obama would seek to reduce CO2, a leading greenhouse gas that has been linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses, either through a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program
Smile: today is the happiest day of the year, apparently - Telegraph
Holiday excitement, 26C midweek temperatures and hope that Andy Murray will win Wimbledon mean tomorrow is officially the happiest day of the year, according to psychologists. [I'm confused again:  If Brits like warm weather so much, why should the prospect of slightly warmer weather be so frightening?]
Obama can hide his climate policy from Congress, but he can’t run away forever | Carbon Brief
Choosing to circumvent the legislative process could act as a red rag to congressional Republicans [Ya think?]. Obama's actions are an open invitation for Republican legislators to claim climate action inevitably means big government, anti-enterprise regulation.
Twitter / carbonbrief: Obama's new #climate policy ...
Obama's new policy is a case of shoving the cart down the hill in the hope the horse will chase after it
Climate policy in the Economist: Why 'wait and see' doesn't cut it | Carbon Brief
...experts who weigh up the costs and benefits of acting to curb emissions counter that the 'wait and see' argument ignores the full spectrum of risk the world faces when it comes to the effects of climate change. And scientists seem confident that the surface warming slowdown does not significantly alter these risks.
74% Of The US Below Normal Temperature In 2013 | Real Science

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