Climate & Climate Politics
- Al Gore’s Nuanced Support for Climate Change Adaptation Efforts « The Reality-Based Community
- Climate Change And The Blizzard: Nor’easters More Fierce With Global Warming, Scientists Say
…Michael Mann, a climatologist who directs the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, compared a major storm like Nemo — or Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy, for that matter — to a basketball slam-dunk with a lower net.
“If you take the basketball court and raise it a foot, you’re going to see more slam-dunks,” Mann said. “Not every dunk is due to raising the floor, but you’ll start seeing them happen more often then they ought to.”
The two key ingredients in a big snow: just cold-enough temperatures and a lot of moisture. Combine the chilled air converging on the East with the massive moisture coming from the Gulf of Mexico region and you’ve got the “perfect setup for a big storm,” Kevin Trenberth, of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, told The Huffington Post in an email…(read the complete article…)
- Al Gore: Fix the filibuster, talk about climate change, ensure privacy online – Salon.com