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“They didn't use clean coal to mark the lines on Glacier America, because we can see it.”
“The lines are man-made crevasses. I worked for a contractor digging the one between GA and AL.”
“63% of the U.S. is now covered in snow. A natural result of Global Warming.”
“My area of the northeast is getting it's first snow fall of over 1" in 2010. We should be getting 2 - 4". Obviously this proves global warming. lol”
“D.C. Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse
AP By BRYAN WALSH Bryan Walsh – Wed Feb 10, 7:30 am ET
As the blizzard-bound residents of the mid-Atlantic region get ready to dig themselves out of the third major storm of the season, they may stop to wonder two things: Why haven't we bothered to invest in a snow blower and, also, what happened to climate change? After all, it stands to reason that if the world is getting warmer - and the past decade was the hottest on record - major snowstorms should become a thing of the past, like Palm Pilots and majority rule in the Senate. Certainly that's what the Virginia state Republican Party thinks: the GOP aired an ad last weekend attacking two Democratic Congressmen for supporting the 2009 carbon-cap-and-trade bill, and using the recent storms to cast doubt on global warming. (See pictures of a massive blizzard hitting Washington, D.C.)
Brace yourselves now - this may be a case of politicians twisting the facts. There is some evidence that climate change could in fact make such massive snowstorms more common, even as the world continues to warm. As the meteorologist Jeff Masters points out in his excellent blog at Weather Underground, the two major storms that hit Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., this winter - in December and during the first weekend of February - are already among the 10 heaviest snowfalls those cities have ever recorded. The chance of that happening in the same winter is incredibly unlikely.
But there have been hints that it was coming. The 2009 U.S. Climate Impacts Report found that large-scale cold-weather storm systems have gradually tracked to the north in the U.S. over the past 50 years. While the frequency of storms in the middle latitudes has decreased as the climate has warmed, the intensity of those storms has increased. That's in part because of global warming - hotter air can hold more moisture, so when a storm gathers it can unleash massive amounts of snow. Colder air, by contrast, is drier; if we were in a truly vicious cold snap, like the one that occurred over much of the East Coast during parts of January, we would be unlikely to see heavy snowfall. (See pictures of the effects of global warming.)
Climate models also suggest that while global warming may not make hurricanes more common, it could well intensify the storms that do occur and make them more destructive.
But as far as winter storms go, shouldn't climate change make it too warm for snow to fall? Eventually that is likely to happen - but probably not for a while. In the meantime, warmer air could be supercharged with moisture and, as long as the temperature remains below 32°F, it will result in blizzards rather than drenching winter rainstorms. And while the mid-Atlantic has borne the brunt of the snowfall so far this winter, areas near lakes may get hit even worse. As global temperatures have risen, the winter ice cover over the Great Lakes has shrunk, which has led to even more moisture in the atmosphere and more snow in the already hard-hit Great Lakes region, according to a 2003 study in the Journal of Climate. (Read "Climate Accord Suggests a Global Will, if Not a Way.")
Ultimately, however, it's a mistake to use any one storm - or even a season's worth of storms - to disprove climate change (or to prove it; some environmentalists have wrongly tied the lack of snow in Vancouver, the site of the Winter Olympic Games, which begin this month, to global warming). Weather is what will happen next weekend; climate is what will happen over the next decades and centuries. And while our ability to predict the former has become reasonably reliable, scientists are still a long way from being able to make accurate projections about the future of the global climate. Of course, that doesn't help you much when you're trying to locate your car under a foot of powder.”
“LOL Rosey is calling for Long term evidence...”
It's like the most perfect problem ever!
Too much snow: global warming/climate change
Not enough snow: global warming/climate change
Too much rain: global warming/climate change
Not enough rain: global warming/climate change
Too much heat: global warming/climate change
Not enough heat: global warming/climate change
Too much cold: global warming/climate change
Not enough cold: global warming/climate change”
“hey do the little black lines screw up navigation in the Great Lakes?”
“How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse
“Well yeah HPD....see when it gets HOTTER that mean Mother Earth gets angrier so it gets COLDER in the winter.”
“Global Warming is a Hoax.
These poor alarmists are in denial.
“If you look really close at the snow flakes you'll find they're made in China, no UPS even, no sales tax, Klean Koal particles in each flake.”
CRACKHEAD- ITs what's for Journalisim
However,” he continued, “one can ‘load the dice’ in favor of events that used to be rare — or unheard of — if the climate is changing to a new state.”
A federal government report issued last year, intended to be the authoritative statement of known climate trends in the United States, pointed to the likelihood of more frequent snowstorms in the Northeast and less frequent snow in the South and Southeast as a result of long-term temperature and precipitation patterns. The Climate Impacts report, from the multiagency United States Global Change Research Program, also projected more intense drought in the Southwest and more powerful Gulf Coast hurricanes because of warming.
In other words, if the government scientists are correct, look for more snow.
MAN are they ever so right....how horrible have the hurricanes been the last few years..>MY GOD..its been horrible....”
“AH here is a good giggle...(I love HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE)
“In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today's anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don't own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers and Flexible Flyers.
In those days, I recall my uncle, President Kennedy, standing erect as he rode a toboggan in his top coat, never faltering until he slid into the boxwood at the bottom of the hill. Once, my father, Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, brought a delegation of visiting Eskimos home from the Justice Department for lunch at our house. They spent the afternoon building a great igloo in the deep snow in our backyard. My brothers and sisters played in the structure for several weeks before it began to melt. On weekend afternoons, we commonly joined hundreds of Georgetown residents for ice skating on Washington's C&O Canal, which these days rarely freezes enough to safely skate.
Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil and its carbon cronies continue to pour money into think tanks whose purpose is to deceive the American public into believing that global warming is a fantasy.
~RFK Jr., expert climate change alarmist”
“EPW HEARINGS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
February 9, 2010
EPW HEARINGS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
UPDATE: The following Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearings have been postponed due to inclement weather this week:
- The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife, will hold a hearing entitled, "Collaborative Solutions to Wildlife and Habitat Management."
- The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing entitled, "Global Warming Impacts, Including Public Health, in the United States."
Once the hearings are rescheduled, information will be posted at www.epw.senate.gov”
“Anatomy of a Circle Jerk Thread
1st Poster: Posts a "legit" comment.
2nd Poster: "Way to go!"
3rd Poster: "You're the man!"
4th Poster: "I wanna have your baby!"
5th & 6th: More of the same
7th Poster: Comes in with a cock block threatening to derail the massive orgy.
8th Poster: Makes fun of the cock blocker, putting the whole circle jerk back on track.”
“Apparenlty someone on here has indepth experience with being cock blocked...(LOL)”
“"It is dark outside ... we can only assume the sun has been destroyed."
- Stephen Colbert”
“ROTFLMAO @ Vile...thanks I needed that laugh this morning”
“Hey it's a win-win for the Global Warming theorists:
Less cold, less snow: GLOBAL WARMING!
More cold, more snow: GLOBAL WARMING!
This year, Florida broke a long-standing record for most consecutive days where the temperature got below freezing. I went outside one day and the entire surface of my pool was covered in ice at 12 noon. I've never seen anything like it and it's a sure sign of...GLOBAL WARMING!”
“That's funny arclite, because I think my area of NY broke a record of days where the temperature got above freezing; 15 consecutive days in January. Maybe the earths axis is shifting and Florida will become the new north pole. ;-)”
“I once came in first and third in a circle jerk.”
“Good thing it wasn't a wet tee shirt contest gojo. :-D”
“Florida broke a long-standing record for most consecutive days where the temperature got below freezing.
Yep, the jet stream dipped down further south where the air is normally wetter. Record precips and cold weather result.”
“Rare snowfall in Rome as cold snap grips Italy
Tourists took rare pictures of snow falling on the Colosseum and the Trevi fountain on Friday, and the Pope reportedly appeared at a Vatican window to watch Rome's heaviest snowfall in nearly a quarter century.
“The El Nino's havin' a circle jerk?”
“I though Chevy stopped making those back in 1987 salebored.”
“I didn't like the uncomfortable bed in the back, so I didn't have an ElCumnino.”
“â€śThat's funny arclite, because I think my area of NY broke a record of days where the temperature got above freezing; 15 consecutive days in January. Maybe the earths axis is shifting and Florida will become the new north pole. ;-)â€ť
Jeez that's a scary thought, lumber. Because the global warming theorists have predicted that when the earth's axis shifts it will be proof of... GLOBAL WARMING!
"Yep, the jet stream dipped down further south where the air is normally wetter. Record precips and cold weather result.â€ť
Maaaan, what a Luddite! Don't you believe all those expert biologists and geologists who signed on to the... GLOBAL WARMING! crusade?”
“Phil Jones of CRU admits to fraud:
“But, but, but...the debate is over.”
“Here is the inconvenient truth about the weather in New York City for the next month:
Who cares if this scientifically concluded truth doesn't come to pass? We all need to start eating pork and beans, pork-and-beans, in order to save for our future utility costs. Forget the kid's education fund, forget costly trips to the doctor for check-ups, forget the retirement account, we must do it NOW!
We may not be able to predict the weather over the next week but we can predict, with startling accuracy, EXACTLY what the climate will be like over the next hundred years, and we know EXACTLY what causes that climate change.
And if you don't believe that, just ask Al Gore and Michael Moore. Ask all the sociologists, geologists, biologists, and medical doctors who have signed petitions saying we must act NOW!
If you don't believe them, you must be a fascist idiot! End of discussion!”
“Exactly Arc. We don't give two shyts about truth. All we care is how Al Gore's hedge fund is doing and that we keep throw money at the researchers who profit from the furthering of this theory.”
“This smear campaign will cost more than buying the 2010 and 2012 elections for the BigBiz boys. El Coolio may just be nothing but am annual visit of a beer drinking El Nino.
last edited: 2/14/10 7:14:16 AM”
“Petition for action on Global Warming:
"In the wake of the â€śClimategateâ€ť revelations and accusations from members of the U.S. Congress that scientists allegedly implicated in efforts to suppress studies undermining the theory of manmade climate change were engaged in â€śscientific fascism,â€ť the inevitable push back has begun.
The 31,000 American scientists who have signed the petition opposing the Kyoto agreement all agree that:
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
For some reason their skepticism regarding anthropogenic global warming doesnâ€™t get much attention from the media. Go figure.
Now 1,700 British scientists have signed a petition in support of the troubled theory, and itâ€™s a safe bet that they will have a much easier time getting the ear of the press."
â€śThe Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change.â€ť
â€śOne scientist told The Times he felt under pressure to sign. â€śThe Met Office is a major employer of scientists and has long had a policy of only appointing and working with those who subscribe to their views on man-made global warming,â€ť he said.â€ť
Here is a very partial list of some of those 1799 scientific â€śluminariesâ€ť who signed a petition to verify the accuracy of the global warming crisis.:
Clive Walmsley- Countryside Council for Wales
Future skill needs for the green economy
Prof Patricia Nuttall- Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Helen Kettle- Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
Nigel Winser- Earthwatch Institute
Dr Elizabeth Y. Haworth- Freshwater Biological Association
Prof Alan Maryon-Davis- Faculty of Public Health
Chris Lane- Health Protection Agency
â€˘ Outbreaks of nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 1e with reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin in Great Britain and the Channel Islands linked to imported pasteurised egg products
Mr Christopher Lane, Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom
John Baines- Institution of Environmental Sciences
Prof Sir John Houghton- John Ray Initiative
Prof Ralph Rayner- London School of Economics
Ruth.Willis- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Lil Stevens- National History Museum
David Pencheon- NHS Sustainable Development
Prof Ian Swingland- Oxford University (Conservation Biology)
Prof Rob Ellam- Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Dr Owen Jones- Zoological Society of London
“It's all a bunch of crap to cover up our awful energy policies and gross over use all energy sources and ignorance of how much pollution we create. We can't afford the cost of energy and the cost of corporate and individual welfare along with being the worlds security force. Al Gore is just another pig as are all of both sides of this religious Custer Fluck.”
“Climate Change Science needs to become an Olympic Event , or does it need a snow job too?”
“I would hope to live in a country where government does not control our use of energy nor the direction of new technologies.
However, I do believe it is a legitimate use of government to monitor and regulate environmental pollution caused by energy usage.
However, we run the risk of government becoming overzealous in its quest to expand its regulatory power.
However, we could all be better informed on these issues if we had a media that served as a check on the expansion of government.
However, fat freakin' chance.
It is funny how many of these "climate scientists" seem to have a vested self-interest; such as those that work for the "green industry."”
“The science is settled, rednecks.
Just ask those noted scientists, t*lty and markO.”
“Fifteen years with no statistically significant increase in global temperatures does not mean that the human race is not causing the climate to change, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told CNSNews.com on Tuesday.”
“not equal to $warming$”
Headlines for barking moonbats
“Scientist believe more science ($$$) is needed to determine why previous scientific evidence was wrong about the settled science of Global Warming.”
“The weather is as unsettled as you are Stovine.”
“Hope I never settle.
Snow in all fifty states. Global warming FAIL.”
CLIMATE scientists yesterday stunned Britons suffering the coldest winter for 30 years by claiming last month was the hottest January the world has ever seen.
The remarkable claim, based on global satellite data, follows Arctic temperatures that brought snow, ice and travel chaos to millions in the UK.
At the height of the big freeze, the entire country was blanketed in snow. But Australian weather expert Professor Neville Nicholls, of Monash University in Melbourne, said yesterday: “January, according to satellite data, was the hottest January we’ve ever seen.
“Last November was the hottest November we’ve ever seen. November-January as a whole is the hottest November-January the world has seen.” Veteran climatologist Professor Nicholls was speaking at an online climate change briefing, added: “It’s not warming the same everywhere but it is really quite challenging to find places that haven’t warmed in the past 50 years.”
Continue the Fraud.....lol”
“The warm southern pacific pumping up more moisture to form more clouds that cool the north and cause snow- what a silly story that is, who would believe that kind of logic?”
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