Monday February 15th 2010, 11:04 PMSome folks have been wondering if the quirky weather we've been seeing this year is an indication of climate change. According to the National Weather Service, the unusually heavy snow, especially in the southern states, is due to warmer water temperatures causing changes in air pressure. But, that does not necessarily mean its connected with global warming, as we think of it. "It has to do more ... [News Source]
Is Quirky Weather an Indication of Climate Change? (FOX 40 Binghamton)
Scientists Cast Doubt on U.N. Global Warming Claims- Measuring the Hottest Temperatures in the Universe (Fox News)
Monday February 15th 2010, 2:00 PMThe predicted temperature changes (darker red indicating greater change) due to global warming, based on data from the Hadley Centre that some scientists now question. [News Source]
Stewart Pokes Fun at those Poking Fun at Climate Change (Tonic)
Monday February 15th 2010, 12:26 PMThe Daily Show takes on climate change naysayers who way record-breaking snowstorms in the Northeast mean Global Warming is nothing but a big joke. [News Source]
Canada looks to China to exploit oil sands rejected by US.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMCanada, faced with growing political pressure over the extraction of oil from its highly polluting tar sands, has begun courting China and other Asian countries to exploit the resource. [News Source]
Get this: Warming planet can mean more snow.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMMost climate scientists don't see a contradiction between a warming world and lots of snow. That includes Kevin Trenberth, a prominent climate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado. [News Source]
Series of missteps by climate scientists threatens climate-change agenda.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMWith its 2007 report declaring that the "warming of the climate system is unequivocal," the U.N. IPCC won a Nobel Prize - and a new degree of public trust in the controversial science of global warming. [News Source]
A federal climate agency.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMThe last two decades were the warmest on record, and it’s a worthwhile use of the federal government’s resources to try to find out definitively why. [News Source]
‘Complete Streets’ promotes livability.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMEighteen states and 103 locales have enacted laws that encourage building and rebuilding streets so that they can safely and harmoniously handle cars, sidewalks, bike lanes and transit stops. [News Source]
Climate changes are proven fact.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMIt is easy to lose track of the compelling strands of scientific evidence that have led almost all climate scientists to conclude that mankind is altering climate in potentially dangerous ways. A few essential points are undisputed among climate scientists. [News Source]
Climate science or climate evangelism?
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMIf the IPCC is to do to its job properly, it must own up to all of its missteps and clean house. Nobody expects it to be infallible. But neither should we tolerate its attempts to scare policy-makers rather than inform them. [News Source]
Govt should promote bicycles to preserve environment.
Monday February 15th 2010, 9:00 AMIf Uganda should be counted among the countries that are trying address the effects of global warming, the government should promote the use of bicycles as environmentally-friendly transport. [News Source]