Temperature Record of the Week
The temperature Record of the Week is from Columbia, MS. During the period of most significant greenhouse gas buildup over the past century, i.e., 1930 and onward, Columbia's mean annual temperature has cooled by 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit. Not much global warming here!
"In May, U.S. government and private forecasters warned of another dire Atlantic hurricane season. Coming on the heels of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the forecasts kept oil prices near a record for months. They scared away some insurance investors in a year the companies may end up turning in higher profits. And hedge funds like Amaranth Advisors LLC gambled big that natural gas prices would climb -- and lost. No hurricanes have struck the U.S. coast so far this year, deflating natural gas prices... The bungled forecasts shed light on what happens when energy traders, investors and, in some cases, the news media, rely too heavily on an inexact science" -- Bloomberg news service (with thanks to Benny Peiser at CCNet).