Saturday, July 14, 2012

Storms Fast and Slow

A solar storm, resulting from this huge solar flare, reached the Earth on Saturday.  So far no major effects reported, though some big time auroras seem likely this weekend in northern areas.  As for our comparatively slow motion climate crisis,  NOAA issued its comprehensive report on global weather patterns in 2011, and even with some cooling effects produced by double dip La Ninas, the categories highlighted in this excellent summary all are in line with what climatologists expect from  ongoing global heating.  Except for one statistic: with all this evidence over all this time, a rational being might expect that the rational beings in control of artificial CO2 emissions that in large part are creating this global threat would be busy reducing them.  That didn't happen. The level of  CO2 emissions increased in 2011.

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