From the irony department,
NOAA: Blizzard Rearranges Climate Change Announcement
As D.C. continued to dig out from Snowmageddon and is keeping an eye on another storm system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was busy making a climate change announcement.
NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, is going to be providing information to individuals and decision-makers through a new NOAA Climate Service office. “More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information about these changes to inform decision-making about virtually all aspects of their lives,” the release says.
Earlier snowmelt? That would be nice.
As I write this, the weather cable TV stations are forecasting 4″ of snow today and an additional 6″-8″ tomorrow. Washington, which was slammed harder than us over the weekend causing the government offices to close and the National Guard to be called on duty, is supposed to get even more.
But, says NOAA spokesman Justin Kenney, they’re happy to have a chance to educate people about the difference between the climate and the weather.
Or, as Don Surber puts it, Baghdad Bob joins NOAA.
Early snowmelt? Last year and the year before, we had snow in our yard until mid-May. We live in southern NH, not Alaska. How is that for an inconvenient truth?!
The Global warming is a phenomenon which is pretty much known to every one this is one of the most talked about phenomenon of the century and this is not a catastrophe which is occurring. The temperature of the earth is raised because of the excess presence of the CO2 in the atmosphere. The CO2 forms a shield over the atmosphere and this is shield traps the sun raise and in turn increase the temperature of the earth.
I guess that explains that global temperatures have been in decline for the last decade.