What Do You Think?
by Bill Chameides | September 3rd, 2010
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)
Not since Hurricane Ike, with its 105 miles-per-hour winds and powerful storm surge, pounded several coastal states has a major hurricane struck the U.S. What will this season bring? (NASA)
Three burning questions to ponder over the long Labor Day weekend.
Question #1: As we head into the Atlantic hurricane season’s most active period, will our luck hold? With government scientists predicting a “90 percent chance of an above-normal season,” will we continue to be spared from a damaging storm this season?
This year’s sizzling temperatures put 2010 on pace to be the warmest year on record. But we’ve got four more months to go.
Question #2: Will 2010 indeed prove to be the hottest year on record?
The Skeptical Environmentalist Changes His Stripes
Bjorn Lomborg, the outspoken Danish champion of climate skeptics and frequent guest of the Wall Street Journal‘s op-ed pages (about whom I’ve written here, here and here), has changed his tune. He now declares that climate change is “undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world” and “a challenge that humanity must confront” through a carbon tax, no less.
Question #3: Will the Wall Street Journal ever allow him to write another op-ed?
Have a good weekend and TheGreenGrok will see you on Tuesday.filed under: climate change, faculty, global warming, temperatures
and: Bjorn Lomborg, climate skeptics, Hurricane Earl, Hurricane Ike, hurricanes, temperature records, Wall Street Journal