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As Blizzard Nemo Strikes, Global Warming Won’t Be Far Behind

M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:56 PM
There is no direct link between a particular storm and global warming. What scientists know is that ocean temperatures are getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and the atmosphere contains more moisture because the air is warmer. All of these factors can lead to more severe storms and more coastal flooding. Events that were "100 year floods/droughts" will occur more often. Storm surges that had no effects before will now be more likely to cause flooding. Ransom can laugh about global warming on the east coast. He may not be as amused about its effects on the snow melt in the Rockies (
Cynthia197 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:20 PM
I'd like to see a study on how the wind farms are affecting the air currents and the weather, and how people who are building right up to the coastline are affecting the fact that more and more people are being affected by weather. I know I'm really worried about global warming. Now climate change, that's another matter. I think if everyone would collectively hold their breath for a year or maybe two, we could change a lot in this world.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 6:04 PM
yes, the wind turbines are devastating to the bird populations but that is not allowed to be mentioned.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 6:12 PM
The Corps of Engineers granted permission for a wind company in Oregon to kill golden eagles because their nests were where the wind farm was to be built.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:08 PM
And at the last glacial maximum, neither Britain nor Borneo was an island. The Medieval Warm Period that was such a boon to Europe also caused the droughts that ended the Classic Maya.

Were those caused by human beings? Climates change. Mars's climate is changing right now, did we cause that?

I am prepared to accept global warming (which never JUST meant temperatures INCREASING), but I still think only human arrogance could claim we're causing it. Do you know how big this planet's atmosphere is?
M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:13 PM
From the study:

"A USGS study released today suggests that snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years are unusual compared to the past few centuries. Prior studies by the USGS and other institutions attribute the decline to unusual springtime warming, more precipitation falling now as rain rather than snow and earlier snowmelt.

The warming and snowpack decline are projected to worsen through the 21st century, foreshadowing a strain on water supplies. Runoff from winter snowpack – layers of snow that accumulate at high altitude – accounts for 60 to 80 percent of the annual water supply for more than 70 million people living in the western United States."
Pistol Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:05 PM
Thank you, Hillinger, it is a relief to know that changes in the weather have been occurring for centuries.

What would REALLY get my attention is several years in a row in which there were no changes in the weather.
PsychoDad Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:00 PM
Do you have anything to offer but more panicmongering? Can you show any evidence of sea level rise? I can show you evidence of constant sea level all p and down the West Coast.

By the way, does anyone remember the doom-mongers from ten years ago saying snow would be a thing of the past by now?
Pistol Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:21 PM
Let me get this straight, Hillinger. Global warming is causing the severe snowstorms in Boston, and reducing the snowpack in the rockies. Uh huh. Mark Twain remarked a meteorologist is a fellow that goes to college for four years to study the weather, and when he graduates, his guess is as good as anybody's.

You wouldn't happen to be a meteorologist, would you?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:49 PM
Or from forty years ago, who said we'd be well into an Ice Age by now?
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:52 PM
This USGS survey, over the last 30 years, is worthless. The climate has a cycle of 50-60 years, twice their survey length. It's like saying it got warmer from January to June, so by next December we'll all be dead from the heat. . .

Blizzard Nemo is bearing down on the Northeast- hence the term nor’easter to describe it- so prepare for the folks at Fashion Week, now being held in New York City, to be out in force battling the storm.

“The organizers of New York's Fashion Week,” reports the CSMonitor,  “a closely watched series of fashion shows held under a big tent – said they will have extra crews to help with snow removal and will turn up the heat and add an extra layer to the venue.”

We can only hope that they wear furs.

Because we’ll need blizzards of hilarity...

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