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(The Register)   Good news on the global warming front: you're going to freeze to death   (theregister.co.uk) divider line 278
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2011-06-15 12:37:25 PM  
Susanna, don't you cry.
 
2011-06-15 03:30:37 PM  
I thought we did this in the seventies.
 
2011-06-15 03:31:02 PM  
Has anybody contact Al Gore for a comment yet ?
 
2011-06-15 03:31:30 PM  
Good timing - the ice maker in my fridge just went tits-up.
 
2011-06-15 03:34:14 PM  
Good.

Now the Tampa Farkers will stop complaining about the heat.

/ref (pops)
 
2011-06-15 03:35:13 PM  
Watch this be some kind of incredible shiat luck in that we warm up our own planet only to have the sun go into this unexpected lowered solar activity mode, causing the net warmth effect on the Earth to be zero.

Lots of Republicans going "YA SEE TOLD YA"

I can see it now....
 
2011-06-15 03:35:33 PM  
Meh...I grew up in Calgary. Unconcerned.

canflag.com
 
2011-06-15 03:36:16 PM  
Yay! One more anecdata for the Never Changers to trump any discussion. "Don't forget, back in June 2011 WE ALL THOUGHT THE EARTH WOULD FREEZE OVER"

Two! Two warnings of an Ice Age, ha ha ha
 
2011-06-15 03:37:01 PM  
Unavailable for comment?

bokunosekai.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-06-15 03:37:27 PM  
Global warming is just a scam perpetrated by scientists to get rich off of grants.

Because we all know how lucrative those scientific grants are.
 
2011-06-15 03:38:40 PM  
Pfft. Scientists. What do they know?
 
2011-06-15 03:38:48 PM  
Great. I'm retiring to New Hampshire in 2013. I was COUNTING on teh global warmz.

/another fine mess I've gotten myself into
//greenhouses. lots of greenhouses...
 
2011-06-15 03:39:01 PM  
I, for one, would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new icy overlords.
 
2011-06-15 03:39:03 PM  
FWIW from wiki:

"Terrestrial climate
The recent rise in global temperature is too large to be caused solely by recent changes in solar luminosity.[22]
Observations have shown correlations between the length of the solar cycle and observed (or proxy-calculated) atmospheric temperature on the earth.
The most well-documented connection between solar activity and climate change is the Maunder Minimum, during which cold weather prevailed in Europe.[23] Research suggests a new 90-year Maunder minimum would result in a reduction of global average temperatures of about 0.3°C, which would not be enough to offset the ongoing and forecasted average global temperature increase due to global warming.[24]
Daniel J. Hancock and Douglas N. Yarger found "statistically significant relationships between the double sunspot cycle and the "January thaw" phenomenon along the East Coast and between the double sunspot cycle and "drought" (June temperature and precipitation) in the Midwest."[25]"

/copied
 
2011-06-15 03:39:13 PM  
Bad news, my anemic brethren.
 
2011-06-15 03:40:04 PM  

Current Resident: Good.

Now the Tampa Farkers will stop complaining about the heat.

/ref (pops)


How dare you! It was humid this morning! Really it was.

/you're right though, I would stop complaining.
 
2011-06-15 03:40:04 PM  
I've hoped for an ice age since childhood.
 
2011-06-15 03:40:17 PM  
I'm waiting for a government announcement that our patriotism will be measured by our carbon footprint. Also of the impending lynching of Prius drivers.
 
2011-06-15 03:40:58 PM  
Good job subby. I was ready to submit this link and saw it on top of the fark.com page. Sob!
 
2011-06-15 03:41:02 PM  
It astounds me how every article misses the entire report to focus on a dissenting opinion by a small...tiny really...minority of scientists who believe this.

Sunspot activity has not been conclusively shown to be related to earth's temperatures. Indeed, the LIA started long before the sun reached a Maunder minimum, and by now, we would have seen icebergs off the NYC coast line, since 2008 and 2009 saw nearly zero sunspots.

They were, however, two of the warmest years on record.
 
2011-06-15 03:41:28 PM  
Sweet I live in Phoenix. Can we get a 20 degree temperature drop? Then it would only get 95 - 100 degrees in July! I know that would probably kill off 2 billion people but as long as I am more comfortable, that is all that really matters.
 
2011-06-15 03:42:03 PM  
The sun has a greater impact on earth's temperature than humans...the more you know!
 
2011-06-15 03:42:21 PM  
James F. Campbell:
Because we all know how lucrative those scientific grants are.

When you're talking about the billions - literally - spent on global warming studies? And tens of millions apiece going to a handful of researchers? Yeah, "lucrative" is a very good word.

That's in addition to public speaking fees and "honoraria" from the people who make lots of money selling things like carbon credits.
 
2011-06-15 03:42:49 PM  
www.earthweek.com
 
2011-06-15 03:43:04 PM  
I seriously hope it doesn't get cooler though. Not that I plan on being up in this part of the country by the time next winter hits....but it was 37 farking degrees when I woke up this morning.

IT'S JUNE

Only supposed to get up to 61 today.....screw this nonsense.
 
2011-06-15 03:43:12 PM  
Killface unavailable for comment.
 
2011-06-15 03:43:59 PM  
1) We cannot accurately predict weather for tomorrow; we can get close; but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

2) You expect me to believe that we can accurately predict weather 100 years from now? What was that 10 day forecast again?
 
2011-06-15 03:44:23 PM  
I came in for the "Sunshine" reference. Thanks, ashinmytomatoes!
 
2011-06-15 03:44:41 PM  

cirby: When you're talking about the billions - literally - spent on global warming studies? And tens of millions apiece going to a handful of researchers? Yeah, "lucrative" is a very good word.

That's in addition to public speaking fees and "honoraria" from the people who make lots of money selling things like carbon credits.


www.thinkorswim.ie
 
2011-06-15 03:44:44 PM  
Shiat. Now the polar bears are going to rule the world...
 
2011-06-15 03:45:06 PM  

James F. Campbell: Global warming is just a scam perpetrated by scientists to get rich off of grants.

Because we all know how lucrative those scientific grants are.


You can't eat procedural integrity.
 
2011-06-15 03:45:28 PM  
Maunder two, all right.
 
2011-06-15 03:45:36 PM  
 
2011-06-15 03:45:44 PM  

cirby: James F. Campbell:
Because we all know how lucrative those scientific grants are.

When you're talking about the billions - literally - spent on global warming studies? And tens of millions apiece going to a handful of researchers? Yeah, "lucrative" is a very good word.

That's in addition to public speaking fees and "honoraria" from the people who make lots of money selling things like carbon credits.


He's right! Moar monie for wall street and tax cuts for corporations!
 
2011-06-15 03:46:59 PM  
I like the cold. You can always put on another layer, but you can only take off so much.
 
2011-06-15 03:49:09 PM  

astralvortex: I'm waiting for a government announcement that our patriotism will be measured by our carbon cartoon footprint.


FTFM
 
2011-06-15 03:49:23 PM  

The Silver Mullet: Good timing - the ice maker in my fridge just went tits-up.


Bet it is a GE.
 
2011-06-15 03:50:40 PM  
Keel Lorenz: Scientists, they always think they have all the answers.
Gendo Ikari: They all suffer delusions of grandeur.
Keel Lorenz: They are all so caught up in their own petty speculations and hypotheses they loosen their grip on reality.
Gendo Ikari: . . and yet they are supposed to be leading the rest of us on the quest for truth, how ironic.
Keel Lorenz: Oh they are far from altruistic. Discovery brings joy, understanding brings control. They are just trying to impose their puny wills onto the chaos of the cosmos.
 
2011-06-15 03:50:48 PM  

mavrickatubc: Meh...I grew up in Calgary. Unconcerned.


LOL Calgary.... cold... oh man thats funny
 
2011-06-15 03:52:14 PM  

James F. Campbell: Keel Lorenz: Scientists, they always think they have all the answers.
Gendo Ikari: They all suffer delusions of grandeur.
Keel Lorenz: They are all so caught up in their own petty speculations and hypotheses they loosen their grip on reality.
Gendo Ikari: . . and yet they are supposed to be leading the rest of us on the quest for truth, how ironic.
Keel Lorenz: Oh they are far from altruistic. Discovery brings joy, understanding brings control. They are just trying to impose their puny wills onto the chaos of the cosmos.


Favorited. So. Hard.
 
2011-06-15 03:53:20 PM  
I'm about to move up to the colder Canadian regions because of the heat here in the Northeastern US. Farking 97 degrees last week.

I love the cold myself. There's a lot better about it. You can have a fire place, boink some chick to get warmer.

/Damn office dwellers here complain that it's cold being 70 degrees with the air conditioning on.
//What dumbass actually likes the sweltering 80 degrees outside?
///Enjoy your skin cancer, bastards.
 
2011-06-15 03:53:25 PM  

actor212: It astounds me how every article misses the entire report to focus on a dissenting opinion by a small...tiny really...minority of scientists who believe this.

Sunspot activity has not been conclusively shown to be related to earth's temperatures. Indeed, the LIA started long before the sun reached a Maunder minimum, and by now, we would have seen icebergs off the NYC coast line, since 2008 and 2009 saw nearly zero sunspots.

They were, however, two of the warmest years on record.


Meat cooked in the over gains another 5 degreesish after being taken out and resting.
 
2011-06-15 03:57:08 PM  

mavrickatubc: Meh...I grew up in Calgary. Unconcerned.


Meh... I grew up in Edmonton. I'll be nomming on your corpsicle.
 
2011-06-15 03:57:29 PM  

iheartscotch: 2) You expect me to believe that we can accurately predict weather 100 years from now? What was that 10 day forecast again?


weather = climate
 
2011-06-15 03:57:37 PM  
See, at least securities salesmen need to warn you in their prospectus that "past performance is not indicative of future results". Global warming proponents or skeptics have no such scruples. I could make several arguments as to why I disagree with the global warming hypothesis, but what's the point, we've all made up our minds by now. All that's left is to wait and see.

Regarding the cartoon above about the better world, better for who? Better for the person who can't afford their electric bill since cost efficient means of production were shunned in favor of more politically correct ones?
 
2011-06-15 03:59:23 PM  
Nope. Michael Moore told me it was caused by rich Republicans - not sunspots. Sorry, physicists.
 
2011-06-15 04:00:29 PM  
I put this in a thread yesterday, when this story was linked there:

I can see scientists quoted there saying we may be heading into another 'Maunder minimum' period but the suggestion that it will lead to a mini-ice age appears to be something made up by the author of the article. Low solar activity may have been a large factor in the Little Ice Age period but extra radiative forcing from human-emitted greenhouse gases is simply a larger factor in the present. I would suspect these solar scientists are aware of that.

It would probably be good news, since it will dampen global warming for the moment, but not something we can rely on in the long run.
 
2011-06-15 04:00:46 PM  

Polly Styrene: I thought we did this in the seventies.


That was global dimming due to soot in the air. Particulate pollution standards in Europe and North America have reversed a lot of that, although China and India still produce a lot. Eventually, they'll get their acts together and man-made particulate pollution should be fairly minimal.

This is a little different.
 
2011-06-15 04:01:09 PM  
What's with Mother Earth? She's hot, she's cold, she's hot, she's cold -- c'mon, pick a temperature and stick with it!
 
2011-06-15 04:02:15 PM  
www.liveforfilms.com
 
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