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