Unintended (or intended) climate-change irony from the SEJ

From the unintended (or probably intended, given the source) irony department: the first three news items from the Society of Environmental Journalists’ e-mail summary this a.m. For those living in caves and U.S. Senators from Oklahoma: heat waves such as the one stoking the wildfires in Colorado and intense storms like those we’re seeing in Florida and Duluth, Minn. are among the many symptoms climate models predict for a warming planet.

“RIO+20 ENDS WITH WEAK TEXT, EMBOLDENED OBSERVERS”

“Global leaders ended a U.N. development summit on Friday with what was widely considered a lackluster agreement, leaving many attendees convinced that individuals and companies, rather than governments, must lead efforts to improve the environment.” Paulo Prada and Valerie Volcovici report for Reuters June 25, 2012.

http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/65746

SEE ALSO:

“Factbox: Main Points In Rio+20 Agreement” (Reuters)

http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/65738

“Rio+20: Agreement Reached, Now the Work Begins” (ENS)

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2012/2012-06-22-01.html

“Rio+20 Earth Summit: Campaigners Decry Final Document” (Guardian)

http://bit.ly/MuUP5i

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“TOLL FROM COLORADO WILDFIRE RAISED TO 248 HOMES”

“COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The total number of homes destroyed by a two-week old wildfire in northern Colorado was raised to 248 on Sunday as residents of a subdivision near Fort Collins learned that 57 more homes in their neighborhood had been lost, authorities said. … With a total of eight fires burning, Colorado is having its worst wildfire season in a decade.” The Associated Press had the story June 24, 2012.

http://usat.ly/MS81wy

SEE ALSO:

“Eight Wildfires Roaring Across Colorado” (Denver Post)

http://bit.ly/KX9dVJ

“Fires Spread in Colorado, Utah” (Los Angeles Times)

http://bit.ly/Q1Xwez

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“SLOW-MOVING TROPICAL STORM DEBBY DRENCHES FLORIDA, SPAWNS TORNADOES”

“MIAMI — Tropical Storm Debby whipped Florida with bands of drenching rain Monday while its center was nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico. Its slow progress meant the most pressing threat from the storm was flooding, not wind.” MSNBC had the story June 25, 2012.

http://on.msnbc.com/MKh9aG

SEE ALSO:

“Tropical Storm Debby Trains Sights On Florida, Alabama” (AP)

http://huff.to/Lukdbe

 

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