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Thursday, March 4, 2010
Weather or Not
Does it seem like we're getting more than our fair share of extreme weather recently? It's fair; we're earned it. Yesterday in the Archdruid Report, John Michael Greer helps explain some of it: "I’m not generally a fan of Thomas Friedman, but he scored a bullseye in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded when he pointed out that what we’re facing isn’t global warming but “global weirding:” not a simple increase in temperature, but an increase in unexpected and disruptive weather events. As the atmosphere heats up, the most important effect of that shift isn’t the raw increase in temperature; rather, it’s the increase in the difference in energy concentration between the atmosphere and the oceans." more