Saturday, December 15, 2007


Weather in the news...

In news around the country this week:

New England digs out after record snowfall

“New England dug out on Friday from a record-setting storm that dumped 10 inches of snow on Boston, more than the city typically sees in the entire month of December.”

Power Slowly Returns As Crews Repair Lines Snapped in Midwest Ice Storm

Ice up to 1 1/2 inches thick has glazed much of the central Plains and Midwest this week. At least 27 deaths — mostly traffic accidents — have been blamed on the storm system since it developed last weekend….

“About 468,000 homes and business still had no power Wednesday in Oklahoma, suffering its worst power outage on record.”

And most recently:

“A significant winter storm, heading from the lower Mississippi Valley into the Northeast, is or will be bringing heavy snow and sleet, freezing rain, heavy rain and possible flooding, thunderstorms and strong wind to much of the eastern half of the nation” - Storm watch

Now the good news: Nations Forge Pact on Global Warming, Climate Change

Actually, all they did was agree to talk some more but hey, that’s progress. Hopefully they’ll be able to work out a deal in time to help those affected by all this nasty cold weather.

Actually I'd guess that all that talking in Bali would release enough hot air to really endanger our environment. I do not find that prospect comforting at all.
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