Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Global Warming: a Controversial Bill, And a Game of Roulette | Popular "Science"
Now, before you smelly hippies start planning a bonfire party to celebrate, or you thoroughly confused climate-change deniers start complaining about impending socialism, everyone should note that the bill still has a long way to go before it becomes law, and will likely undergo substantial changes as it passes through the sausage factory that is the U.S. Congress.
Snow in May: It's allegedly your fault
KATHMANDU, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Heavy snowfall and storm have hampered hundreds of tourists and trekkers in Mt. Qomolangma region with most of them stranded at the base camp, 5,365 meters on Tuesday.
It is a very unusual phenomenon and the Himalayan range hadn't witnessed this kind of snowfall this season, said the general manager of Himalaya Expeditions, Satish Neupane.

  Senior meteorologist at department of metrology and hydrology Keshav Das Shrestha said that unusual snowfall in the Himalayan range is a direct effect of climate change.
TV Review - 'The Goode Family' - A New Series Aims at Familiar Targets - NYTimes.com
But the show feels aggressively off-zeitgeist, as if it had been incubated in the early to mid-’90s when it was still possible to find global-warming skeptics among even the reasonable and informed. But who really thinks of wind power — an allusion to which is a running visual gag in the show — as mindless, left-wing nonsense anymore?
Editorial Cartoon Backfires | GlobalWarming.org
Unless I’m totally misunderstanding the sketch of today’s editorial cartoon by the Washington Post’s Tom Toles, which unimaginatively illustrates climate change “deniers” like a head-in-the-sand ostrich, he also also has drawn a huge sun which apparently is throwing intense heat on the “deniers” (which are supposed to be Republicans, I guess).

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