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(NPR)   Across the country, more than 7,700 daily temperature records were broken last month, but the jury is still out on this whole climate change thing   (npr.org ) divider line 24
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2012-04-08 11:55:01 PM  
8 votes:

Confabulat: Wow, a bet this thought hasn't occurred to any of the world's climatologists. You should get into that field! You'd revolutionize it!


Ok course it did, but they all ignored it so they could swim in their ill-gained gold from other climatologists and Big Electric Power. Unlike the pure at heart climate skeptics, who have never accepted any industry money.
2012-04-08 11:47:56 PM  
6 votes:

foo monkey: It's the natural ebb and flow of our planet's climate. The same thing happened 55 million years ago. Link (new window)


Wow, a bet this thought hasn't occurred to any of the world's climatologists. You should get into that field! You'd revolutionize it!
2012-04-09 12:28:11 AM  
5 votes:
It snowed in Alaska this winter, therefore Global Warming is a myth and Barack Obama has to watch all 9,001 episodes of Bleach in a row.
2012-04-09 06:55:55 AM  
4 votes:
This is clearly an issue that needs to be decided by public opinion. Let's just have a mandated national poll, and then notify the scientists of the world of the results.
2012-04-09 05:26:19 AM  
4 votes:
This just means kids were able to set up their lemonade stands earlier. It boosted the economy and kept our children safe from sex and hard drugs.

Why do climatologists hate America?
2012-04-09 12:28:08 AM  
4 votes:
Hey I heard in the late heavy bombardment period 4 billion years ago it was fairly common and totally natural for extinction level asteroid events to occur. So what's with all this spending to identify near earth objects? It's all part of the natural ebb and flow.
2012-04-09 12:18:54 AM  
4 votes:

foo monkey: It's the natural ebb and flow of our planet's climate. The same thing happened 55 million years ago. Link (new window)


I thought the Earth was only 6000 years old. I can't keep track of it all.
2012-04-09 02:28:49 AM  
3 votes:
We need to ask thirty Helens.
2012-04-09 10:40:01 AM  
2 votes:

Tricky Chicken: You seem to rely entirely on the arguments of others.


Yes, I generally trust the opinion of scientific experts in a field of study when I'm researching that particular field. But then, I'm not a goddamned moron.

I can see why our views would differ on that.
2012-04-09 07:13:31 AM  
2 votes:
If it gets women wearing revealing clothing more often, I'm all for it.
2012-04-09 12:23:57 AM  
2 votes:

elchip:
They do. These figures have been cherry-picked and placed in a vacuum where they don't belong. But 2005 - 2010 were exceptionally hot years despite low solar activity.


Technically, the Earth exists in a vacuum (although the climate, admitedly, does not).
2012-04-09 12:13:54 AM  
2 votes:
Honestly, the fact that a couple of cities broke April all time record highs in March scares me a lot more than the sheer volume. That honestly shouldn't be possible. Mid-month too, which says that not only was no previous year on this day this hot but it was also hotter than it's ever been for the entire recorded history on for the next 45 days. To the best of my knowledge and it appears anyone else's, this has never happened before in recorded history. No temperature record had ever been shattered this bad. And these were cities with 100+ year record IIRC.

It's disturbing. But hey, it used to be hot 20 million years ago, so clearly we can't be changing anything.
2012-04-09 03:32:45 PM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: neversubmit: 2210: The Collapse? - National Geographic Channel (new window)(video)

In the year 2210, scientists uncover the ruins of a great civilization, they piece together a story of collapse about what on Earth happened to us.

Yeah. We get it. The end is neigh. Blah blah blah.


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2012-04-09 10:06:36 AM  
1 vote:

Erix:
The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that "right" and "wrong" are absolute; that everything that isn't perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong. "


I do not doubt that humans are having a contributory influence on climate change. Nor do I doubt that if I throw a ball off the back of a train it makes the train go faster. I also accept that if I stand on a skabeboard and throw the same ball, the skateboard will move. It is just that one reaction is much more negligible than the other.

If you want to make the skateboard stop, it would be a good idea to get me to stop throwing my balls around.

If you want to stop the train, you should probably concentrate on something other than my balls.
2012-04-09 09:43:12 AM  
1 vote:
Yer all in the pocket of Big Weather!! Tom Skilling is the devil! John Coleman eats babies!! Willard Scott is a hundred years young today! AHHHHHHHHHHH!
2012-04-09 09:14:27 AM  
1 vote:
It's the government's fault. They've instituted these smoking bans everywhere. When people have to go outside to smoke, all of that fire heats the atmosphere. Indoors it doesn't do that. What did these scienceologists think was going to happen?
2012-04-09 07:59:42 AM  
1 vote:

HotIgneous Intruder: You're not going to stop climate change, bro, no matter what you do.


Lets assume that human beings are 100% at fault for global climate change, and significant changes in our behavior could change or even re-mediate increased warming.

Does anyone really think that those changes will really happen? Remember, not only the first world nations, but developing nations have to make radical changes. While the basic concept of green policy may be popular, implementation is the opposite. And that's in the first world, developing nations are much more focused on economic growth and development. In their view, if developed nations put in policies that clearly retard growth, so much the better; they grow all the faster in response.

It's very simple, the climate is changing, and were going along for the ride. We adapt, or we die. The sooner we give up the idiotic idea that we can change human behavior on a global scale the better.
2012-04-09 07:21:31 AM  
1 vote:
The world is ending there's nothing anyone can do just give up and kill yourselves. If you send us $250 dollars we'll send you an NPR totebag.
2012-04-09 07:05:32 AM  
1 vote:

Anal: This is clearly an issue that needs to be decided by public opinion. Let's just have a mandated national poll, and then notify the scientists of the world of the results.


I completely agree. After all, as we all know, all the climate scientists wait with anticipation for the next installment of the Fark Climate Threadtm so they can decide what is actually going on and then advise politicians n stuff.

This is important stuff. No wonder people are paid to rant here.
2012-04-09 07:01:51 AM  
1 vote:

mr lawson: how many daily record lows were observed?


Weather is a chaotic system. The more energy that you pump into a chaotic system, the more chaos you get.

So yes, the flip-side of "global warming" does indeed the potential include colder winters as well, along with more frequent and powerful hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, etc. Luckily, we haven't had any of those things start acting up yet... er... waitaminute...
2012-04-09 01:18:52 AM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: /seems like we've been breaking records every year for as long as I can remember


Records were made to be broken! Except for some reason Mother Earth outright REFUSES to circle the sun in less than 365 days. What's her deal?
2012-04-09 12:02:02 AM  
1 vote:
Why have the recent solar flares during the heat wave not mentioned in the article?? I thought the climatologists figured the patterns the sun into the equation?

/Trust no one
//Question everything
2012-04-08 11:45:45 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-04-08 11:45:07 PM  
1 vote:
It's the natural ebb and flow of our planet's climate. The same thing happened 55 million years ago. Link (new window)
 
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