Weather as Climate

August 2, 2010

New book out Tuesday on weather and climate change.
Heidi Cullen, The Weather Channel‘s on-air climate specialist, is the author of The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet, in which local conditions are the up-close and personal of what is occurring with the planet.
AP has a review/look-see.
Money quote:

“Most Americans believe that we will not take steps to fix climate change until after it has begun to harm us personally,” she writes.
“Unfortunately, by that point it will be too late. The climate system has time lags. … So, by the time you see it in the weather on a daily basis, it’s too late to fix …”

Yes…as right now the Russians, the Chinese, the Pakistanis, along with other peoples in other parts of the globe are experiencing first-hand, a hands-on primer for climate change.

(h/t: theoildrum)

Read an asshole version/review of Cullen’s book here and see a good example of why the good, green earth and all its peoples are screwed.

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