“I would point out that if you’re a believer in in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change, and that certainly wasn’t because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.” —Texas Congresscritter Joe Barton, defending the Keystone pipeline. [BuzzFeed, via Political Wire]
Al Gore hides his brain in a lockbox, hilarity ensues.
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The tongue-in-check teaser trailer, which is playing in theaters before 21 Jump Street, shows the four actors driving through their neighborhood in a large SUV. At one point, Hill’s character, using his hand, pretends to shoot at a group of teenagers.
“Rains unprecedented in 117 years of record keeping set new yearly precipitation totals in seven states during 2011… Despite the remarkable number of new wettest year records set, precipitation averaged across the contiguous U.S. during 2011 was near-average… This occurred because of unprecedented dry conditions across much of the South, where Texas had its driest year on record.” [Weather Underground]