climate change

Weather Varies During Holidays Across U.S.

Dec 29, 2015
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Extreme and in some cases, tragic weather conditions over the holidays are sure to prompt more discussion about climate change.  Sarah Lynn Cunningham, director of the Louisville Climate Action Network, says recent conditions do not fall into a normal climate pattern.  She says any measures to reduce pollutants could carry long term weather impacts.  “Greenhouse gases, once they’re in the atmosphere, are gonna warm the earth for a while, sometimes a long while,” Cunningham said.  “But anything we do now is gonna be making things a whole lot less worse than they’re gonna be if we keep tryin

Kentucky Mostly Spared From Turbulent Holiday Weather

Dec 28, 2015
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There’s been a significant temperature variance in Kentucky from one section to another in recent days.  A meteorologist with the Jackson National Weather Service office says Kentucky has largely dodged weather related issues so far.  But Chuck Greis says many states west of the commonwealth have not been so lucky.  “We’ve been spared this event for the most part, compared to the rest of the country, especially the southern plains,” said Greis.

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Climate change will begin to have a demonstrative effect on Kentucky’s economy within five years.

An organization focused on quantifying economic risks and impacts of climate change, Risky Business, is releasing a report this week on its effects on the Southeastern United States, including Kentucky.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, we discuss the projected harmful effects of climate on the Commonwealth.

 

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