Wednesday, January 10, 2007

2006 Hottest Year on Record

It's official: 2006 was the hottest year on record in the U.S. and the sixth warmest year on record worldwide, with temperatures 2.2 degrees warmer than average. December 2006 also set a record here in New York as the warmest December on record.

It's time to do something about global warming.

More on this soon, but it's important to make the point that global warming is happening and it is solvable.

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Anonymous said...

Our friends working at Gore Mountain Ski Resort have been hardly working at all and consequently spending a lot less on dinners out, winter gear, and even beer and other important winter supplies. The few trails open on Gore are so crowded (with even the small crowd that's there) that the die-hards refuse to make runs for fear of being run-over. Whiteface in Lake Placid has been forced to cancel its annual World Cup Freestyle competition (now being held at Deer Valley, Utah) and has virtually no beginner trails open.

Meanwhile, two of the largest developments in Adirondack history are expected to be rammed through the Adirondack Park Agency by pro-development George Pataki appointees. The most bizarre part of these projects is that they, believe it or not, have relied on development of two area ski resorts to appease locals and persuade some that the good they'll provide for the local economy by way of skiing will outweigh the damage to the park.

Alex Navarro said...

We need no more evidence that climate change is a critical economic issue in New York.

Stay tuned for some policy ideas from Working Families.