This week we would like to honor Dave Granlund. His cartoons have appeared in the New York Times,Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek and he has been a great source for our Blog. His art often illustrates many subjects we have featured with his great sense of houmor. His web site also features other artests which we have featured in the past @ http://www.davegranlund.com/cartoons/
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Weather has the ability to change so quickly that it is able to catch us completely off guard. Normally we expect the weather conditions to be in season with the time of year and therefor we are prepared for the seasonal climate. Occasionally however; nature will throw us a "curve ball" which catches us by "storm"! "The Urban Dictionary" defines inclimate weather in these terms:
"Inclement weather" means "unpleasant weather which is stormy, rainy, or snowy," and that can also be the meaning of "inclimate weather" when the weather is supposed to be pleasant. However, when the climate and the time of year normally would bring stormy, rainy, or snowy weather, "inclimate weather" is sunny or pleasant weather.
(Photo: Charism Sayat, AFP/Getty Images)
A reporter for the network in the Tacloban city was drenched in the pounding rain and said he was wearing a helmet as protection against flying debris. Visibility was so poor that only his silhouette could be seen through the driving rain and water.
(Nicolas Asfouri, AFP/Getty Images)
After roaring across the Philippines, Haiyan is expected to move into the South China Sea and eventually hit Vietnam and Laos over the weekend, still as a typhoon.
On average, the entire United States usually gets hit with 35 tornadoes in November. Only seven tornadoes on average occur in Midwestern states in November, and only one on average strikes Illinois in November.
The punishing winter weather has brought transport chaos to China andSouth Korea and claimed at least 60 lives in northern and eastern India.
Reports suggest that the states of Punjab, Bihar, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have borne the brunt of the freezing temperatures in India. "We are looking into the deaths and in the meantime have asked local authorities to arrange bonfires in the evening for the homeless," said a government official in Bihar, who added that all schools had been closed.
Something is happening to our planet and we can only hope and pray things will not worsen in the future. Clearly we need to do more in protecting our Earth. Thanks again for being with us at "The Noodleman Group"!
Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent