Monday, August 26, 2013


"Farmers' Almanac" predicts a "bitterly cold" winter - CBS News
LEWISTON, MaineThe Farmers' Almanac is using words like "piercing cold," "bitterly cold" and "biting cold" to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy "Storm Bowl."
NPR - A few storms over profile of the non-denialist but very indecisive climate scientist Judith Curry | Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT
Why not ask something like, look, if your family planned an adventure vacation with a 50 percent chance your grandchildren would get badly hurt, and a 5 percent chance they'd die, you were taking them into a perilous situation that many exsperts say threatens injury or even death, would you go? I thought not. But that's where we are these days. If one says there is 90 percent chance we done it, and a good chance it will keep going till it makes a good portion of the world unlivable or flooded, denialists will say that's not enough. They want proof. Otherwise, drill and mine away and don't go messing with my freedoms either.
Paul Douglas on Weather | [Remember during cold winters, when we're cautioned that weather isn't climate?  When it gets warm, that caution is immediately thrown out the window]
This is what climate change looks like. Did a warmer, wetter atmosphere trigger this record-setting, late-season heat wave? No. It would have warmed up either way. But there's growing evidence that a warmer, wetter atmosphere is intensifying the hot weather which occurs naturally.

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