March 2, 2012 on Twister Alley

The Governor of Indiana declared that Mother Nature was responsibile for the Black Friday March 2 tornado disasters that devastated small towns in that State.  A meteorologist said it was plain “bad luck.”  Another called it “natural variability”. Why is there such reluctance to make an association between extreme weather events and climate change?    Perhaps … Read more…

Hold the date of May 6, 2012!

We are running out of time to stop all of the worst case scenarios associated with climate change from becoming reality.  Experts tell us that there exists a tipping point: a point after which we will be helpless to stop rising global temperatures and all the related disastrous consequences.  This is called “runaway” climate change, … Read more…

Tar sands again!

Jean Charest, the Premier of Quebec, summed up Canada’s economy nicely: “Oil, gas and potash — and others. That’s the financial situation of the country. ”  Others could be a reference to Ontario’s manufacturing industry, which these days appears to be an also-ran. Perhaps the less than positive economic news in Ontario will impact the … Read more…