Saturday, May 28, 2011

Who's To Blame, Senorita?

Trying to never let a serious crisis to go to waste, Iowa Senator Rob Boss Hogg got the Ragister to print his opinion piece

The era of climate disasters has begun

Hogg cites floodwaters along the Mississippi River and the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri as a new era of human history -- an era of climate disasters, where human fingerprints are found on disasters previously called "natural."

Naturally not everyone agrees and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Hogg's hometown newspaper, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, quotes State Climatologist Harry Hillaker -- The nation’s stormy spring is typical for a waning La Nina. The La Nina weather pattern is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific.

La Nina's have been documented in 1904.

Then there are those who state, “global warming is reducing the threat from tornadoes.”

Global warming causes tornadoes? Oops. Not exactly

If Boss Hogg needs to see the human fingerprints of disaster, he only needs to look in the mirror.

That may be a little harsh, I'm sure Boss Hogg is just trying to be a conscientious liver, like this young lady.

North Iowan biking to raise climate change awareness

There's no hope for me or my liver.


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