Sunday, December 22, 2013

Earth Has Warmest November On Record.

USA Today reports “the Earth as a whole had its warmest November on record,” according to the national Climatic Data Center. NASA also reported that it was the warmest November ever recorded. The center reported, “Most of the world’s land areas experienced warmer-than-average monthly temperatures, including much of Eurasia, coastal Africa, Central America and central South America. Much of southern Russia, northwest Kazakhstan, south India and southern Madagascar were record warm.” The US, along with much of North America, “was one of the only parts of the world that was cooler than average.”
        The CBS Evening News reported it “was the 37th consecutive November with above-average temperatures.”
While the USA had a slightly cooler-than-average November, much of the rest of the world, including Russia, was unusually warm. Areas in blue were cooler-than-average while areas in pink and red were warmer-than-average.(Photo: National Climatic Data Center)
        According to NBC Nightly News “temperatures on land and at sea were an average of 1.4 degrees hotter.”
        ABC World News reported “California is dealing with what could end up being the driest year on record” as it highlighted “wildfires gnawing away at 500 acres” near Big Sur, California. Fire Chief Martha Carstens, who’s own home was destroyed in the fire, said, “It’s just devastating. To stand there and watch your home burn, it’s just not what you want to do.” The World News also covered the difficulty drivers faced during “the dangerous icy commute” in the Northeast.
        The Washington Post  “Capital Weather Gang” blog also covers the story.
        Blog Coverage. Deneen L. Brown at the Washington Post (12/18, 4.28M) “Local” blog writes how Adelphi Elementary School students visited the Hard Bargain Farm to learn how humans are changing the environment. Brown cites several NASA studies as evidence of the “urgency of the instructor’s lesson.”

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next