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The Perfect Storm: California’s Record Breaking December Super-Soaker

(NASA JPL) A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. West Coast continues to experience record rainfall. The new animation shows the movement of storms from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites or GOES-West imagery from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3…

Microbes, rain, and climate

From the American Chemical Society Dust — and the microbes hitching rides on it — influences rain, climate SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13, 2014 — Dusty air blowing across the Pacific from Asia and Africa plays a critical role in precipitation patterns throughout the drought-stricken western U.S. Today, a scientist will present new research suggesting that…

Global Warming: The Incompetent Politician’s Excuse?

Detroit blaming global warming instead of poor infrastructure maintenance. Story submitted by Eric Worrall The US City of Detroit is currently in the midst of a crisis – a massive rainstorm has overwhelmed the city’s sewer system, causing extensive flooding. However, Craig Covey, spokesman for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, has blamed global…