Tuesday, September 24, 2013


No Cost-Free Climate Control | National Review Online
[Jonathan Adler] This is shameful stuff. The earth has been warming (until recently), and human activity shares part of the blame. Yet there is no evidence that global warming — human-induced or otherwise — has increased the costs of weather-related disasters. Contrary to the claims of Al Gore and other climate alarmists, neither hurricane frequency nor intensity has increased over the past century, despite the increase in atmospheric temperatures.
Study: Climate change pumps up risk of severe storms
Springtime severe thunderstorms could increase by as much as 40% over the eastern U.S. (roughly from the Rockies to the Atlantic) by the end of the century, says lead author Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford University..."This study is fairly robust," says Kevin Trenberth
Message from the EPA: It’s about protecting people, not polar bears | Grist
“Climate change is not about polar bears, which I think are cute,” McCarthy said during the unannounced visit. “It’s about people. It’s about water, wastewater, and the infrastructure that is under our water. It’s about the sewers that are backing up and overflowing all at the same time. It’s about our drinking water supplies.”

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