Tuesday, July 3, 2012

If It's Summertime...

...why, it must mean that ZOMG IT'S TEH HOT AND ZOMG GLOBAL WARMENING!

This US summer is 'what global warming looks like'
WASHINGTON — If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.

These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it's far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.


Yes, there were no wildfires, or heat waves, or droughts before man invented machines. Life was idyllic, perfect, without a single bad weather-related issue. Pompeii? Never heard of it. Until the Industrial Revolution, temperatures were even, never rose sharply, and patterns were predictable and stable. It is 100% man's fault that we've had recent fluctuations - remember, 25 years is the scope of this study, and in a geologic sense that's barely an eyeblink.

This is the kind of junk science smart guys like Borepatch like to deride:
  • But since at least 1988...
  • So far this year...
  • Since Jan. 1...

They're talking about events that have happened so recently as to be instantaneous in relation to the scale on which weather events occur. Changes in temperature - global, geologic shifts - don't happen overnight, or a in year, or over a century. Yet these "scientists" are extrapolating a year's worth of local weather variations to condemn humanity to death by global warming.They even agree that weather in Europe has been stable - so they're issuing blanket statements about this global crisis based on localized weather patterns.

So, by their own logic, since it has been colder than usual here in New England, obviously we are free from global warming, right?

That is all.


Rev. Paul said...

2012 marked the heaviest recorded snowfall in Anchorage ... EVER. I guess that's from global warmening, too.

bwaites said...

Well, and the fact that the Pacific Northwest summer failed to install?

We usually have temps in the high 90's to 100, wheat harvest usually starts by 7/15, and corn is usually 7 feet tall by July 4th.

Wheat harvest will start the first week of August, (maybe), corn is 4 feet tall in the tallest fields, and we've had no high 90's, and only a couple days close to 90.

People say, "so what if harvest is late?". The so what is that college kids provide much of the truck driving for harvest, and they head back to school in mid to late August, leaving farmers without a labor source. If corn harvest goes late, it often gets pushed past Halloween, and that means they may be harvesting in rain, or worse, snow.

Climate change, maybe, but as one friend says, "The climates been changing since the last ice age!"

Mussorgsky112 said...

If you ever want to confound a global warming/climate change/[insert new name here when the others fail] person, ask them one of these:
So, if all these temperature fluctuations are caused by man, what ended the Ice Age? Did the cavemen drive around in hummers? Were there billions of them lighting fires and burning down the forests to combat the encroaching glaciers?

And, for the more scientifically-informed of them: if carbon is the problem, where does the carbon come from? If it comes from man, where does man get that carbon, and where does that source get it, and so forth. Remember that matter cannot be created or destroyed under normal conditions. So ask them how we just magically create those evil carbon atoms that destroy the atmosphere.

Also, weren't we already supposed to have sunk into the sea by now? Doesn't changing the predictions every decade to push it back even further mean that you folks haven't a bloody clue what you're saying? And weren't we promised an ice age (another one) from industrialization?

And, finally, why is the West/"developed" world the only area where we must implement changes, but China has the most polluted cities in the world?

SpeakerTweaker said...



John said...

This global warming seems an awful lot like a few summers that we experienced back when I was a kid in the 70s -- except back then, they said it was clearly, indisputably, scientifically proven to be the coming of the next ice age.

Anonymous said...

If you ignore central North America, the rest of the planet is running slightly below average. Scandinavia is running ten degrees below normal and has had the most rain since records began in the mid 1700s. Add in what's been happening in South America and South Africa and global warming my hind leg!