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IS GLOBAL WARMING HERE TO STAY??

CHUCK 2012/08/08 21:26:44
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July was the hottest month on record
in the continental United States, continuing the warmest
January-to-July period since modern record-keeping began in 1895,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Wednesday.

The average temperature for July across the continental US was 77.6 degrees F -- 3.3 degrees F above the 20th century average.


The last four 12-month periods have each successively established new records for the warmest period of that length.


In the 12-month span from August 2011-July 2012, every state observed
warmer than average temperatures except Washington state, which was
near average.


A record setting drought continues to plague 63 percent of the 48
contiguous states, according to NOAA's Drought Monitor, with near-record
drought conditions in the Midwest.


According to Jake Crouch, a scientist at NOAA's National Climatic
Data Center, drought and heat continue to play off each other, as dry
soils in the summer tend to drive up daytime temperatures.


"The hotter it gets, the drier it gets, the hotter it gets," Crouch told Reuters.


A statistical climate change analysis
led by NASA's James Hansen, released Monday shows that recent extreme
weather events are not anomalies, but rather the result of a systemic
climate change patterns fueled by man-made global warming.
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  • Savious 2012/08/08 21:41:23
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    Savious
    +5
    It’s hot now; and it’ll be cold on another day; and to try and insinuate that humans are the sole reason is ludicrous at best, and dangerous.

    If those who subscribe to Global Cooling/Warming/Change were serious about dealing with the issues, instead of fear mongers, who want us to all, go back to living in teepees, then they would start advocating some real solutions, like geoengineering instead of just carbon reduction.

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  • Footage 2012/08/10 17:04:12
    NO IT IS JUST TEMPORARY..
    Footage
    +1
    The planet is always either warming or cooling. It's been that way for 4.5 billion years. There has never been a time in Earth's history when the planet climate has been static. A thousand years ago the Vikings were growing crops in Greenland, and England produced the best wine.

    As for this being the hottest July on record, we are .2 degrees warmer than the second hottest in 1937, and we have dramatically cooled since then. And this is only as long as they've been keep records in North America, which is a fraction of an eye blink on the geologic clock.
  • Jerry 2012/08/10 03:06:42 (edited)
    YES IT IS..
    Jerry
    ..............Now, I'm going to say this only once...........READ THE BOOK, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, BY AL GORE, better yet, buy or take out a copy of the DVD, by the same name, You persons, have Your denial heads, ducking in a hole in the ground......Global Warming, is No myth, with all of the Internet at Your disposal, why don't You research this important issue, instead of say Your own............blah, blah, blah........The Book was fascinating and so is the DVD, I've watched it many times, and every time I watch it, I pick up more information........Man, has caused the problem, slowly destroying Our already thin ozone layer of the atmosphere........with holes in the ozone layer, Our powerful Sun, is making Our climate, drastically change, research shows that Our Oceans, are increasing by degree, more and more, remember, the book, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, well Al Gore has visited that mountain a few years back, and reports in the book, " There virtually is no snow left on that mountain " ........... with the heat of Our Sun, glaciers are receding at a rapid pace, drastic ice melt at record pace, in Antarctica, because We are having droughts regularly, it is affecting the food chain for animals.........I say, read the book, and watch the DVD, instead of posturing that there i...
    ..............Now, I'm going to say this only once...........READ THE BOOK, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, BY AL GORE, better yet, buy or take out a copy of the DVD, by the same name, You persons, have Your denial heads, ducking in a hole in the ground......Global Warming, is No myth, with all of the Internet at Your disposal, why don't You research this important issue, instead of say Your own............blah, blah, blah........The Book was fascinating and so is the DVD, I've watched it many times, and every time I watch it, I pick up more information........Man, has caused the problem, slowly destroying Our already thin ozone layer of the atmosphere........with holes in the ozone layer, Our powerful Sun, is making Our climate, drastically change, research shows that Our Oceans, are increasing by degree, more and more, remember, the book, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, well Al Gore has visited that mountain a few years back, and reports in the book, " There virtually is no snow left on that mountain " ........... with the heat of Our Sun, glaciers are receding at a rapid pace, drastic ice melt at record pace, in Antarctica, because We are having droughts regularly, it is affecting the food chain for animals.........I say, read the book, and watch the DVD, instead of posturing that there is not issues of Global Warming, I've done further research myself, online, You should take the time to do the same, presuming something, does not make it so, You need to prove it, and Al Gore, certainly has..............enough said......... An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore DVD documentary An Inconvenient Truth
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  • Footage Jerry 2012/08/10 17:12:34
    Footage
    +1
    Al Gore's book erroneously concludes that higher carbon in the atmosphere throughout global history has lead to global warming, which science has debunked. In fact, higher carbon in the atmosphere generally follows a warming trend. Al Gore himself, does nothing to practice what he preaches, he just wants the rest of us to do it. Oh, and don't forget, he is very heavily invested financially in a move to "cap and trade". So if we actually have to start trading carbon credits on the global market, Al Gore stands to make millions. Al Gore is a fraud with an agenda.

    The climate is changing, for sure. The climate has never, in the history of the world, NOT been changing. Sometimes warming and sometimes cooling. We're still incredibly cooler than we were only a thousand years ago.

    Yes, we should be good stewards of our planet, but we should not gut our infrastructure and our global economy on this hoax called "Human Caused Global Warming".

    The bottom line, don't listen to Al Gore. Research this yourself and use your own ability to reason and think the issue through with an open mind.
  • Glfer65 2012/08/10 03:00:52
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    Glfer65
    +1
    We have a planet going through some changes and it happens to be on the warm side. For how long we really do not know and all the BS scare tactics need to stop. Give us some plausible accounts that we can use and work with to understand.

    This not a man made condition it is the planets cycle of its life which is billions of years old and really hard to have people know how much it does and has done in its lifetime.
  • Soup Man 2012/08/10 02:42:37
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    Soup Man
    +2
    CO2 levels and temperature have risen since pre-industrial times, but the warming directly due to CO2 is only a third of the observed warming. The theory assumes no other major influence on temperature changed, so the effect of the CO2 must have been amplified threefold, presumably by changes in the atmosphere due to humidity and clouds.

    There is no observational evidence for this amplification, but it is nonetheless built into all the models. Sceptics point out that if the extra humidity simply forms extra clouds, then there would be no amplification.

    If the CO2 theory of global warming is right, the climate models should predict the climate fairly well. If the CO2 theory is wrong, because there is another, larger driver of the temperature, then the climate models will perform indifferently.

    According to the latest data from mankind’s best and latest instruments, from impeccable sources, the climate models are doing poorly.
  • strawberry 2012/08/10 01:11:58
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    strawberry
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    Call it what you like. Geological changes of Earth will never stop. Current Continents will sink as they did thousands of years ago. Weather changes can go from hot spells to freezing spells. Even human evolution will not stop. Man made pollution does not help this matter, but is not the major cause.
  • Glfer65 strawberry 2012/08/10 03:03:20
    Glfer65
    +1
    Yet we have people constantly taking man as the reasons for this. Will they ever understand that earth is billions of years old and changes are a part of it?
  • NO IT IS JUST TEMPORARY..
    One of Y'shua's,דָּנִיֵּאל
    EARTH and IT CLIMATES/WEATHER are CYCLICAL..fact ..end of discussion...
  • Stormy 2012/08/09 07:13:55
    YES IT IS..
    Stormy
    Well since we've done nothing about it, and keep pumping more CO2 into the atmosphere I'd say yes it's here to stay. It'll get a lot worse though.
    According to Richard Muller ex GW skeptic, " homo Sapiens will experience temperatures they have never before experienced. " TIME TO ACT !
  • Silvershadows 2012/08/09 01:19:29
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    Silvershadows
    Why not consider the study of the weather?? At one time, there was a warm period in Europe of approx. 400years (before that, it was a tad cool) Europe prospered----then----the Little Ice Age showed up and stayed around until the 1800's, really put a bite in civilization! Weather change is mostly because of the Sun's output and the earths orbit. We contribute a small portion to it. It'll change again. Remember your history and "The Year Without A Summer' caused by a volcano spewing tons of sulfur, etc. into the atmosphere. Just wait, it'll change again.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/08 23:23:03
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    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    Only in the minds of brainwashed liberals.
  • Theresa 2012/08/08 23:11:04
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    Theresa
    +2
    As long as the Sun's output increases our temperature on this planet will increase too. It has everything to do with the Sun's output and NOTHING ELSE!
  • Icarus 2012/08/08 22:47:25
    YES IT IS..
    Icarus
    +1
    Unfortunately, yes. Much of the US has been having a hot summer but in a few decades the same temperature will be a rare cool spell compared to the normal roasting summers then.
  • Racefish 2012/08/08 21:53:01
    NO IT IS JUST TEMPORARY..
    Racefish
    +2
    We'll probably have the wackos sending us into an ice age next.
  • johnc 2012/08/08 21:49:59
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    johnc
    +2
    I believe earth has always had climate change, thankfully,

    some planet don't, but they are void of life.

    No more goofy MMGW lies.
  • Savious 2012/08/08 21:41:23
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    Savious
    +5
    It’s hot now; and it’ll be cold on another day; and to try and insinuate that humans are the sole reason is ludicrous at best, and dangerous.

    If those who subscribe to Global Cooling/Warming/Change were serious about dealing with the issues, instead of fear mongers, who want us to all, go back to living in teepees, then they would start advocating some real solutions, like geoengineering instead of just carbon reduction.
  • kevracer 2012/08/08 21:40:13
    YES IT IS..
    kevracer
    +2
    the results of worldwide climate change will just keep growing and compounding
  • Racefish kevracer 2012/08/08 21:54:20
    Racefish
    +2
    Are you investing in Nomex underwear?
  • kevracer Racefish 2012/08/08 21:58:04
    kevracer
    had that for years
  • Skylaris Alanis 2012/08/08 21:28:32
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    Skylaris Alanis
    +4
    global warming does exist but it's a completely natural process...earth is going through a change, just like it did a million years ago. it's got nothing to do with us wee humans.
  • johnc Skylari... 2012/08/08 21:51:06
    johnc
    +2
    follow the money of the MMGW nuts.
  • CHUCK johnc 2012/08/08 22:25:10
    CHUCK
    +1
    WHAT IS THE MMGW NUTS??

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  • johnc CHUCK 2012/08/08 22:27:30
    johnc
    +3
    those that are making millions on man made global warming.

    nobama 2012
  • CHUCK johnc 2012/08/08 22:43:24
    CHUCK
    +2
    THANKS..
  • johnc CHUCK 2012/08/09 03:39:07
    johnc
    +1
    welcome.
  • Icarus johnc 2012/08/08 22:49:58 (edited)
    Icarus
    +2
    If you're following the money, look to the fossil fuel industry - the most lucrative enterprise in all of human history, and self-confessed funder of the global warming denial scam.
  • Theresa Icarus 2012/08/08 23:14:07
    Theresa
    +1
    There is no such thing as Fossil fuel! The dinosaurs did not turn into oil! Oil is a chemical process which lubricates the Mantle from the Crust! It is unlimited! Stop foisting off old ideas!
  • Icarus Theresa 2012/08/09 06:20:00
    Icarus
    +1
    Are you serious? Where do you get these bizarre fantasies from?
  • Stormy Icarus 2012/08/09 07:08:05
    Stormy
    +1
    These people seem to have an "unlimited " source of BS junk pseudo science. I wonder where that might be coming from ? They are sooooo delusional Icarus.
  • Icarus Stormy 2012/08/09 10:33:08
    Icarus
    +1
    It's a very well-funded global warming denial scam and the key point in its success is that many/most people *want* to believe that we're not trashing the climate - that way, they don't have to do anything about it. You've seen many people on forums like this reeling in horror at even having to change a light bulb, let alone anything more substantial about their lives, in order to avert climate chaos. That's why I'm not optimistic that we'll do anything significant any time soon.
  • Stormy Icarus 2012/08/09 10:38:31
    Stormy
    have you been following the carbon tax saga in australia at all.
  • Icarus Stormy 2012/08/09 10:53:47
    Icarus
    Not in detail - I should read up about it.
  • Stormy Icarus 2012/08/10 06:55:00
    Stormy
    It's interesting stuff. A country whose wealth and electricity comes from steal and coal, predominantly, introducing a carbon tax after being decimated by huge weather disasters. Julia Gillard the PM is being attacked by the fossil fuel lobby viciously of course.
  • Icarus Stormy 2012/08/10 23:41:46
    Icarus
    +1
    Interesting. It'll be a miracle if we ever get the majority of industrialised nations to do the same, and make it effective.
  • Stormy Icarus 2012/08/11 05:54:10
    Stormy
    It'll take a massive turn around in how people think about climate change. This drought and heatwave might be the wake up call for America. The fallout from this drought will be felt globally. It might just wake people up. Plus the Richard Muller study. A high profile Koch funded skeptic proving himself wrong is pretty catastrophic to the denial industry.
  • Theresa Stormy 2012/08/09 17:35:20
    Theresa
    You are the delusional psuedo science ones not I. You do not get it. All energy on this planet is from the SUN! Everything else is minuscule. I can not believe your ignorance!
  • Stormy Theresa 2012/08/10 07:04:51
    Stormy
    +1
    Did you mean ' Pseudo science '? Spelling AND science your weak points I see.
    Now as for the sun being the only energy source. . . whoops again. We've forgotten about our molten core haven't we ?
    I CAN believe your ignorance because you are displaying it for all to see. Please try and learn about global warming from reputable sources. Sadly you have been misinformed by a powerful well funded campaign designed to protect Big Oil profits at everyone else's expense. Be angry about that VERY angry. Not angry at me for trying to help you understand.
  • Icarus Theresa 2012/08/10 23:39:12
    Icarus
    Theresa, you just don't understand anything about the Earth's climate. You really don't. Moreover, you're not prepared to learn, because that would mean having to abandon your preconceptions, and you clearly don't want to do that. I've explained to you numerous times that human influences are now much larger than the small variations in energy from the sun - this is a straightforward undeniable fact, but you choose to reject it out of willful ignorance. So be it, but don't think for a moment that you're fooling anyone.
  • Theresa Icarus 2012/08/09 17:33:44
    Theresa
    Science you should try it not politicalize it!
  • Icarus Theresa 2012/08/09 19:00:04
    Icarus
    +1
    I've tried to educate you about science but you just keep repeating the same tired old myths and lies, with a few new ones sprinkled in like the abiotic oil fantasy that you brought out above. You seem to be ineducable, but it would be nice to be proven wrong on that.

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