Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Basketball feels the impact of climate change

I can't resist sharing Joe Romm's delight in the teams playing in the American NBA final where Heat comes up against Thunder. He calls it the First All-Weather NBA Final: Heat Vs. Thunder.

Given the poor track record of Florida, home of the Miami Heat, on addressing climate change it's hard to back Heat in this NBA final.

However, Romm notes that Oklahoma, home to Oklahoma City Thunder, has its own climatic ironies.

Insured losses due to thunderstorms and tornadoes in the U.S. in 2011 dollars. Data and image from Property Claims Service, Munich Re.

With climate change, no one's a winner.

UPDATE: Heat beat Thunder 4:1 in best of 7.


News of the day on the Transformations menu tab.

A better lithium ion battery, Nanophosphate EXT, delivers 20 percent more power, works at temperatures as low as -30°C and as high as 60°C, and should be just as easy as current batteries to manufacture. It can be air-cooled, saving cost and weight. Source: Scientific American.

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