NCDC: October USA – temperature 3rd coldest on record, wettest ever on record

From the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), State of the Climate, National Overview, October 2009: Temperature Highlights – October The average October temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data. For the nation as a whole, it was the third coolest October…

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Georgia Tech: “50 percent of the [USA] warming that has occurred since 1950 is due to land use changes rather than greenhouse gases”

From a Georgia Tech Press Release: Reducing Greenhouse Gases May Not Be Enough to Slow Climate Change Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Professor Brian Stone publishes a paper in the December edition of Environmental Science and Technology that suggests policymakers need to address the influence of global deforestation and urbanization on climate change, in…

Pachauri claims Indian scientific position “arrogant”

From the : India ‘arrogant’ to deny global warming link to melting glaciers IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri accuses Indian environment ministry of ‘arrogance’ for its report claiming there is no evidence that climate change has shrunk Himalayan glaciers The Himalayas. The IPCC has warned that Himalayan glaciers are receding faster than in any other part…