When people talk about the theory of climate change I politely remind them that a warmer, wetter atmosphere is already having consequences: fickle winters, fewer subzero nights, more downpours and hailstorms. We've gone from theory to reality. So what? "A warmer Minnesota is a good thing Paul. Don't get your undies in a bunch!"
I speak out because I'm in touch with the world's leading climate scientists. They're scared.
Imagine 98% of cardiologists give you the same diagnosis, but 2 guys suggest you lower your blood pressure using magnets and duct tape. Crazy, huh?
But those 2 pseudo-scientists represent a trillion dollar industry. They confuse the public, keep doubt alive, falsely accuse the other 98%.
Sounds like the tobacco "debate" of the 70s; only it's 100 times worse, with serious implications for the planet - and our grandkids.
This is about science, justice, and doing the right thing, not just for us, but future generations. That's why I speak out.
Monsoon season is over, for now. A cooler, drier week is shaping up - comfortable 60s into Friday. A weekend warm-up sparks a few T-showers, but no flash floods this time.
9.15" in May? Yes, the drought is over.
TUESDAY: Sunny start, PM clouds with a spotty shower or two north. Breezy and cooler. High: 63 Winds: W 15-30mph.
THURSDAY: Leftover clouds, showers possible far south. Low: 48. High: 64
FRIDAY: More sun and a little warmer. Low: 50. High: near 70
SATURDAY: Sun fades with a stray late day storm. Winds: S 10-15. Low: 53. High: 74
SUNDAY: Partly sunny and warmer with a chance of an afternoon/evening thunderstorm Low: 58. High: near 80
MONDAY: Summer-like again, few storms. Low: 62. High: 84
The National Weather Service has dropped the flood warning for the St. Louis River at Scanlon. Flood stage is 10.5 feet, and the river was at 9.98 feet Monday morning. It is forecast to crest at about 10 feet early Tuesday - down from an earlier forecast crest of more than 11 feet. The river is running at its highest level in more than four years."
See the full story HERE from the Duluth News Tribune
Image Courtesy: Clint Austin & Duluth News Tribune
2nd Wettest May in Recorded History @ MSP
How about this... we've had so much rain this month that we're now sitting at the 2nd wettest May!