28 May '11, 3am

Peak Energy: A link between climate change and Joplin tornadoes ...: It's far smarter to repeat to yourself the

Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections…. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind ... It’s far smarter to repeat to yourself the comforting mantra that no single weather event can ever be directly tied to climate change. There have been tornadoes before, and floods — that’s the important thing. Just be careful to make sure you don’t let yourself wonder why all these record-breaking events are happening in such proximity — that is, why there have been unprecedented megafloods in Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan in the past year. Why it’s just now that the Arctic has melted for the first time in thousands of years…. Better to join with the U.S. House of Representatives, which voted 240 to 184 this spring to defeat a resolution saying simply that “climate change...

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