12th April - Today's News: Spring Storm Kills 3 in US Midwest

More floods in Argentina as heavy downpours flood Santa Fe's capital

Climate change did not cause 2012 US drought, says government report - but it acknowledges it was caused by the jet stream being much further north than usual .......  The actual report can be downloaded here - but both the full report and the summary are poorly produced and in places are effectively impossible to read .....  The conclusion appears to be that the drought had no significant direct cause and was just 'one of those things'.

Meanwhile if anyone still doubted that fundamentalist bronze age religious beliefs were behind climate change denial, US congressman cites biblical flood to dispute human link to climate change

And Harvard researchers find that warmest summers in last two decades in northern latitudes were unprecedented in six centuries - though of course, that takes us back only to the beginning of the LIA so it's not necessarily unexpected.


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