Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-06-21 (June 21, 2014) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: What you suggest may be all very well in practice, but it will never work in theory. Apocryphal French philosopher. [H/t Tom Quirk] Number of the Week: 72 Times THIS WEEK:…

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Study: Weather pattern changes cause regional weather extremes

From the University of Exeter  and the depart of ‘climate not mentioned’ comes this bit that fits in with what most operational meteorologists already know: the circumpolar vortex is a strong influence on weather events. Regional weather extremes linked to atmospheric variations New study shows drought, heat waves and cold spells linked to air flow…

24 Things the Media Claim Were Caused by ‘Global Warming’

By Katie Tubb  It seems like with global warming embedded in our politics (for now), anything we don’t fully understand can now be ‘legitimately’ blamed on the weather. Forget the trusty old excuse about the dog eating your homework: A sampling of news stories tells us instead that global warming might really be the cause…