Weird Winter – Mad March

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Apr 16, 2012 by

Honeysuckle March 1, 2012

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This extraordinary mild winter in North America, followed by an unprecedentedly warm march, has shocked a lot of people who formerly dismissed the reality of climate change.

In addition, several years of violent tornado seasons have many asking if we are entering a “new Normal” in regard to our seasons.

For this two part series, I interviewed a number of climate scientists and experts from around the country, and found some surprising answers.

Weird Winter – Mad March – Part 1


Lots of Snow! Feb. 2, 2011

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Apr 16, 2012 by

One of the most confusing effects of climate change is the increasing incidence of weather extremes, that may include hot, AND cold, snow and rain, wet and dry, drought and flood.
Scientists have been examining this problem intensely over recent years, as Europe, America, and Asia have all been subject to wave after wave of record breaking weather events. Now the picture is coming into focus.

tornado counts, noaa…

Arctic Warming altering weather…

Arctic changes and Weather Extremes: NYTimes…

Jennifer Francis: Linking Weird Weather to Arctic changes…

Jennifer Francis graphs…

Munich Re:Statement of Prof. Peter Hoppe/2010 Press release on climate related Natcats

current tornado stats – US

shrinking western snowpack

Weird Winter – Mad March – Part 2


The Crisis of Civilization (must-see)

Patrick Bond: Climate Change and the Failure of Market Mechanisms

Blue Gold World Water Wars (2008; must-see)

Chris Hedges: Nonviolent Citizen Resistance to War and Global Climate Change

Noam Chomsky: Two Major Crises Looming: Nuclear War and Global Warming

You Can’t Kill a Planet and Live on It, Too by Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen

Global Warming on Dandelion Salad