THE CLIMATE SHOW #14: VOLCANOES, BLACK CARBON AND CROCKS FROM CHRISTY
Nature’s fury reached new extremes in the U.S. during the spring of 2011, as a punishing series of billion-dollar disasters brought the greatest flood in recorded history to the Lower Mississippi River, an astonishingly deadly tornado season, the worst drought in Texas history, and the worst fire season in recorded history. There’s never been a spring this extreme for combined wet and dry extremes in the U.S. since record keeping began over a century ago, statistics released last week by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reveal.
“I think there’s been too much jumping to conclusions about seeing something happening in the climate and saying ‘well the only way that can happen is human effects”“I think most of all, [current temperatures] are part of the normal ups and downs of climate.”“We are finding that the climate is not very sensitive to CO2 and those kind of gases”
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