A Climate-Killing Oil Pipeline May Make North America the New Middle East | Environment | AlterNet

Jeff Masters, probably the world’s most widely read meteorologist, calculated that the year featured the most extreme weather since at least 1816, when a giant volcano blew its top.Since we’re the volcano now, and likely to keep blowing, here’s his prognosis: “The ever-increasing amounts of heat-trapping gases humans are emitting into the air put tremendous pressure on the climate system to shift to a new, radically different, warmer state, and the extreme weather of 2010-2011 suggests that the transition is already well underway.”

via A Climate-Killing Oil Pipeline May Make North America the New Middle East | Environment | AlterNet.

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