Monday, August 26, 2013


For tweet’s sake: How to get the most out of 140 characters | Grist
[David Roberts] The thing about climate change is that very few people want to hear about it. It’s pretty depressing.
2013 : Least Extreme Summer On Record In The US | Real Science
The summer of 2013 is over in a few days, and has had the fewest 40ºC temperature readings of any year in the last nine decades. There were only 832 40ºC temperatures recorded in 2013, compared to 8,357 in 1936.
2013 has also had the fewest tornadoes on record, and zero hurricanes through August.
Bottom line is that the summer of 2013 has blown away all records for being the mildest and least extreme summer on record in the US.
Gore Hijinks: Everyone’s Favorite Crazy Uncle Al Is On the Loose Again
For the record, rather than a “100-fold increase” there has been no upward trend in hurricanes or other extreme weather events. The increased number of catastrophic fires in the West is due almost entirely to criminally negligent federal mismanagement of our National Forests.

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