Tuesday, May 17, 2005

April weather

Last week I linked to a series of articles in the New Yorker on global warming. This week, I give you NOAA's rundown on April's weather. Seems that despite the unusually cold weather we had here at the end of April, it was still the second hottest April on record. And check out Australia's variation above the norm! I'll repeat what I've said before and what Elizabeth Kolbert touched on in her articles: global warming won't necessarily make the world tropical, it's just going to add a lot of energy to the global system which will lead to more extreme fluctuations from it's "usual" equilibrium points. Anyway, interesting reading for those of you interested in either meteorology or global warming or both.