Sunday, December 13, 2009

something is rotten in Denmark

From todays National Post:
  • Sunday marked the coldest Dec. 13 in Edmonton’s history.
  • Environment Canada recorded a frigid -46.1 C, or -58.4 C with wind chill, at the Edmonton International Airport at 5 a.m., Environment Canada meteorologist Pierre Lessard said.
  • The old record of -36.1 C was set last year, he said.
  • “To break a temperature by 10 degrees is very exceptional,” said Lessard.
  • Countries like China and India say the industrialised world must make bigger cuts in emissions and help poor nations to fund a shift to greener growth and adapt to a warmer world.
  • Richer countries say the developing world's carbon emissions are growing so fast it must sign up for curbs in emissions to prevent dangerous levels of warming.