Signs of new climate ‘normal’ apparent in hot 2012
Last year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a “new normal,” scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the Climate report.
Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.
via McSpocky’s Progressive News Watch http://mcspocky.blogspot.com/2013/08/signs-of-new-climate-normal-apparent-in.html
President Obama gives Jay Leno new car for collection
Wrapping up his sixth Tonight Show appearance with Jay Leno —and probably his last before the host hands over the reins of the franchise to Jimmy Fallon early next year — President Barack Obama said he’d come with a parting gift for a man who owns perhaps Hollywood’s most famous car collection.
“There’s one piece that’s missing,” Obama said, unveiling a Matchbox-size replica of the presidential limousine, complete with flying flags above the headlights.
via McSpocky’s Progressive News Watch http://mcspocky.blogspot.com/2013/08/president-obama-gives-jay-leno-new-car.html
Complete Guide to Troop ID Military and Veteran Discounts
Until recently, brands and non-profits were unable to deliver military and veteran discounts
through their website or mobile apps because they were unable to verify their customers eligibility. Troop ID
solved this problem by creating a digital ID card for service members and veterans so they had a secure means of proving their identity online. The service — free to service members and veterans — launched on November 12, 2012 with Under Armour. Since launch, many more brands like Overstock and Tough Mudder have integrated the technology.
The following list is a comprehensive guide to Troop ID protected military and veteran discounts: http://bit.ly/16A68Tc
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