For the record, I am not saying that it isn't possible that the earth could be warming (caused by natural warming cycles that occur over massive periods of time), but I am ripping on those who prophecy doom for planet earth caused by 'manmade' global warming. I think the scare-tactics of people like Al Gore are ridiculous. Of course, we need to take care of the environment and seek cleaner methods of manufacturing and energy use/capture, but I do not believe that we've sunk the entire planet in 100 years of human industry.
Some scientists are now speaking of a "global cooling". Click on the global warming link from Old Books Club; check out the stories covered here. We'll keep you updated on this political fiasco.
Here's what the Weather Channel has to say about April 10, 2008!
Potent spring storm
A potent spring storm system will move from West Texas today, toward the western Great Lakes Friday, sweeping a strong cold front eastward through the Mississippi Valley.
Severe thunderstorms were ongoing this morning from parts of Texas, through Arkansas, with reports of widespread wind damage in the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area, along with many reports of hail through the region.
The severe weather threat will expand east and northeast through the Mississippi valley today, impacting areas such as Houston, Little Rock, Memphis, Kansas City, and St. Louis today, and then into the Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, and Birmingham areas tonight.
Widespread severe weather is expected, including tornadoes, large hail, widespread damaging winds, and flash flooding rains.
There will be in increased risk for tornadoes over much of Arkansas, western Tennessee, southern eastern Missouri, and southern Illinois today.