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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Keeping Up With Global Warming

Appeals Court Upholds EPA Proposed Carbon Rule Standard: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) legal authority to limit industrial carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act to protect Americans’ health.

Heat Wave Threatens Corn Crop optionsXpress Futures Team ( Corn futures have caught fire in recent sessions due to the about-face in weather conditions in the US. The early warmth and good growing conditions of spring have given way to dry, drought-like conditions. The next 10 days are going to be vital for Corn, as intense heat and dry conditions are expected to stress crops. Temperatures are forecast to hit triple-digits (>37.8°C) across much of the Midwest. Any moisture would offer relief from the parched conditions seen recently. China is expected to see some moisture in the coming days, which should lessen the stress on crops there and take some of the pressure off US growers. The weekly Corn Conditions report showed that only 56% of Corn was rated good/excellent, compared to the 10 year average of 69%.

Wildfires burn across Colorado, Utah; force more than 10,000 from homes: (CNN) -- Hot, dry and windy conditions -- which have fueled rampaging wildfires across Colorado and forced more than 10,000 people from their homes -- will continue to plague the region through at least midweek.

Red flag warnings are in effect across portions of 10 states, meaning "a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential."

The developments are unwelcome news for firefighters who are battling tens of thousands of acres of wildfires in Colorado and neighboring Utah.

The warning signs have been obvious that Global Warming was a problem. Like the grasshopper who didn't prepare for winter, we have made a fatal error in not preparing for the future. Billions of humans will die for this error over the next 38 years.