Friday, September 16, 2011

Global Warming?? - 3251 - Perry and Romney Split on Global Warming - Washington Post ( (2) Surprise Snow in Colorado (3) Parts of Britain Suffer Coldest Summer for Nearly 2 Decades - The Telegraph

A sharp divide has emerged between two leading Republican presidential candidates on the issue of climate change. While apparent front-runner Mitt Romney believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called that “a scientific theory that has not been proven.” Taking questions at the storied Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, N.H., Perry was asked about a passage in his book “Fed Up!”, in which he expresses skepticism of the science behind global warming. In the book, Perry writes that there has been “doctored data” and accuses former vice president Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his call to action on climate change, of being a “false prophet of a secular carbon cult.” “They have seen the headlines in the past year about doctored data related to global warming,” Perry writes. “They know that we have been experiencing a cooling trend, that the complexities of the global atmosphere have often eluded the most sophisticated scientists, and that draconian policies with dire economic effects based on so-called science may not stand the test of time. Quite frankly, when science gets hijacked by the political Left, we should all be concerned. Read more........ Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Snow in Forecast for Mountain Snow in Colorado - Aspen - ASPEN — A slow-moving storm is expected to bring the mountains surrounding Aspen an early taste of snow on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.  The agency has issued a winter weather advisory for the central and southwest mountains of Colorado, including the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen. Snow is expected to begin accumulating above 12,000 feet in elevation at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Snow levels could drop as low as 9,000 feet, the weather service said. By Thursday morning, 2 to 6 inches of snow are possible above 10,000 feet.  Hazardous overnight driving conditions are possible on mountain passes, cautioned the weather service. AW: From Drudge - Pretty early for snow even in Colorado.

Parts of Britain Suffer Coldest Summer for Nearly 2 Decades - The Telegraph -  As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years.  The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.  For central England the average was 59F (15C), making it the coolest summer since 1993.  Helen Waite, a Met Office forecaster, said: “The average temperature for central England this summer has been just 15C – this sort of temperature is normally typical of September.  “Generally speaking, you would expect to see temperatures of at least 17C for this time of year.”

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