(January 25, 2011)
Recent temperature anomalies are being linked to climate change. In the north, Canada and the arctic are 15-20 degrees above normal, while Atlanta is shoveling snow. In less populated areas, local high-pressure anomalies are setting new records daily: Canada Sees Staggering Mildness as Planet’s High Pressure Record is Obliterated.
(January 24, 20110)
In Congress, the battle to limit the power of the EPA and new clean air regulations continues. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are working on a bill which will suggest a broad indictment of EPA’s climate authority. The bill is expected to be unveiled in the next 4-6 weeks.
(January 24, 2011)
The White House coordinator for energy and climate change policy, Carol Browner, will be leaving the administration shortly with her major goals unmet. She was originally charged with directing efforts to enact emissions-reducing legislation that moved away from fossil fuel dependence. With that effort foundered last year, and new climate change legislation unlikely in the next 2 years, she is moving on in the face of new Republican strength in Congress.