Friday, September 9, 2011

A Decade of Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather in DC

Full and flowing 9-9-11 Burke LakeJust since I moved to the DC area in May 2002, we've had ...
And who knows where this week's rain will fall in the record books as we continue getting triple-teamed by tropical storms. The scary part is we're still in the very early stages of climate change. What kind of extreme weather world will our children face even a couple of decades from now?

But no need to cut our climate pollution, right John Boehner, Eric Cantor & Mitch McConnell? Best to just keep waiting it out, cashing coal & oil checks, and blaming moon volcanoes.

UPDATE 11:10am: Capital Weather Gang looks at some of this week's highest rainfall totals, with Fort Belvoir's 8.82" ranking among the highest on record. Joe Romm has a good look at this month's East Coast flooding through a historic lens.

Also, from the polluter-funded "Capital Research Center," we have a new crazy climate science denier meme: Cosmic rays! Even the article the CRC staffer links starts, "It sounds like a conspiracy theory ..." Yes! Yes it does!
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