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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kevin Trenberth on PBS NewsHour: “This is a view of the Future. So Watch Out!”

“This is a view of the Future. So Watch Out!” – Kevin Trenberth on PBS NewsHour

by Peter Sinclair, Climate Crocks, July 3, 2012

Lack of water, “the great air conditioner,” is causing unusually high temperatures and extreme weather events in the United States, Kevin Trenberth with the National Center for Atmospheric Research tells Judy Woodruff.  Dr. Trenberth knocks it out of the park here.

It’s striking that Judy Woodruff, the interviewer, maintains to the end an all-to-characteristic checked-out journalist view from nowhere – “Well, that ought to be something to keep you scientists busy.”  Earth to Judy – Colorado is burning. Trenberth, to his credit does not let it slide.

NewsHour update on the recent rash of storms and heat below.

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