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2012-07-06 11:31:53 AM
Global warming, huh?

Yes. Yes, global warming. Or, rather, "global weirding."
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-06 12:12:38 PM
20 more miles per hour before the cops pull me over? Hell, yeah, I'm for that.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-07-06 01:56:26 PM
Indeed:

mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-07-06 01:57:27 PM

HailRobonia: Indeed:

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GILF
HAWT
 
2012-07-06 02:00:04 PM
Suck it red states.
 
2012-07-06 02:00:37 PM
Great news story. "[Insert your favorite weather/geophysical event] could be more common in the future." Or might not. Somebody ought to write a book about these bogus news stories. I'd buy it.
 
2012-07-06 02:00:53 PM
I was hoping you were talking about age, subby. I'd pack my house up and move north, if it wasn't so blasted hot.
 
2012-07-06 02:01:37 PM
at 80 or 100, its still like pulling apart a luke warm grilled cheese.
 
2012-07-06 02:01:50 PM
I blame the weather.
 
2012-07-06 02:06:00 PM

Langdon Alger: at 80 or 100, its still like pulling apart a luke warm grilled cheese.


Unless she's dead.....*THEN* it's awesome.
 
2012-07-06 02:07:18 PM
If that worst prediction comes true, 98 degrees will become the new normal at this time of year in Washington 88 years from now.

Jesus no!!! What have we done??? I hate that band.
 
2012-07-06 02:09:03 PM
This just in: Hot summers have always been a part of Washington's summer, which is why Congress has a summer recess. Back in the days before air conditioning it was farking unbearable, and everyone left town from June through November.
 
2012-07-06 02:10:51 PM
welcome to the south
 
2012-07-06 02:12:31 PM
The weather on any given day is not evidence that global warming isn't true. Unless it's hotter, then it is.
 
2012-07-06 02:15:29 PM

ChipNASA: HailRobonia: Indeed:

[mimg.ugo.com image 640x480]

GILF
HAWT


I don't think any of her idiot children have been shown to have reproduced quite yet.
 
2012-07-06 02:15:57 PM

MaliFinn: This just in: Hot summers have always been a part of Washington's summer, which is why Congress has a summer recess. Back in the days before air conditioning it was farking unbearable, and everyone left town from June through November.


While I believe in climate change this statement is factually true. Diplomats considered it a hazardous post because of this and the low lying marsh areas bred an abundance of mosquitoes.
 
2012-07-06 02:18:04 PM

Gabrielmot: If that worst prediction comes true, 98 degrees will become the new normal at this time of year in Washington 88 years from now.

Jesus no!!! What have we done??? I hate that band.


Maybe you should head in that One Direction
 
2012-07-06 02:18:14 PM
One of the comments:
"WTF - CO2 contains two elements. Carbon and Oxygen. Nether, when separated from the other, would ever be described as an acid."

Amazing lack of basic chemical knowledge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonic_acid
 
2012-07-06 02:19:49 PM
We really need these.

www.technovelgy.com
 
2012-07-06 02:20:57 PM

s1ugg0: iplomats considered it a hazardous post because of this and the low lying marsh areas bred an abundance of mosquitoes.


It smelled bad, too. Now that's just the Blue Plains waste treatment plant.
 
2012-07-06 02:21:03 PM

s1ugg0: MaliFinn: This just in: Hot summers have always been a part of Washington's summer, which is why Congress has a summer recess. Back in the days before air conditioning it was farking unbearable, and everyone left town from June through November.

While I believe in climate change this statement is factually true. Diplomats considered it a hazardous post because of this and the low lying marsh areas bred an abundance of mosquitoes.


Agreed sir, it's not meant to be a rebuke to the facts of global warming - what's already bad is now worse, that's all.

Except I think you had it backwards, it was the mosquitoes complaining about the bloodsucking politicians.
 
2012-07-06 02:21:59 PM
Also water tube kick fighting will become the norm too if the articles picture is any indication.
 
2012-07-06 02:22:46 PM

Galloping Galoshes: Great news story. "[Insert your favorite weather/geophysical event] could be more common in the future." Or might not. Somebody ought to write a book about these bogus news stories. I'd buy it.


I'm still waiting for the new wave of larger and more intense hurricanes that Katrina was supposed to have been a part of, back in 2005.
 
2012-07-06 02:24:20 PM

SanjiSasuke: One of the comments:
"WTF - CO2 contains two elements. Carbon and Oxygen. Nether, when separated from the other, would ever be described as an acid."

Amazing lack of basic chemical knowledge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonic_acid


Not quite true; under certain descriptions, anything that is an electron recipient would be considered an acid. So if you were to pull off a single ion, you'd have an acid in there somewhere. Of course, it would be balanced by the electron donor...
 
2012-07-06 02:24:21 PM

cgraves67: I was hoping you were talking about age, subby. I'd pack my house up and move north, if it wasn't so blasted hot.


When you get to Minnesota, keep going.
Blazing here also.

on thread;

When did old get to be a bad thing?
Outliving your protagonists is the only real scorekeeping in the game of life.
Old is the only game where rules are non-negotiable.
You should try to win it.
 
2012-07-06 02:27:55 PM

paygun: The weather on any given day is not evidence that global warming isn't true. Unless it's hotter, then it is.


I'm not basing it on one given day. I'm basing it on the entire goddamn year and the likelihood that this will be the mid-Atlantic region's warmest year on record. And I'm pretty sure that record was set in the last 10 years, so that is kind of a big deal.
 
2012-07-06 02:29:50 PM
100 is the new 80

And then again Maybe not!

Or maybe monkies will fly out of my ass!

Or maybe we will just keep imagining things that could happen till we drown in stupid!
 
2012-07-06 02:31:57 PM

FabulousFreep: 100 is the new 80

And then again Maybe not!

Or maybe monkies will fly out of my ass!

Or maybe we will just keep imagining things that could happen till we drown in stupid!


Absolutely, because nothing ever changes, no matter how many signs and portents to the contrary there may be. The earth has always been exactly as it is now - for all six thousand years since the dawn of time.
 
2012-07-06 02:32:57 PM

FishyFred: I'm not basing it on one given day. I'm basing it on the entire goddamn year


Well if it's a hot year then yeah. Of course if it's a cold year then that means nothing.

I'm not even saying that global warming isn't happening. It's this tactic that there can be no condition that isn't evidence of global warming, that is pretty damn silly and transparent.
 
2012-07-06 02:33:02 PM

rvesco: Galloping Galoshes: Great news story. "[Insert your favorite weather/geophysical event] could be more common in the future." Or might not. Somebody ought to write a book about these bogus news stories. I'd buy it.

I'm still waiting for the new wave of larger and more intense hurricanes that Katrina was supposed to have been a part of, back in 2005.


You mean the "super hurricane" that "may be more common in the future". I'm still waiting for the coming Ice Age predicted in the 70s.
 
2012-07-06 02:34:12 PM
Yes just because something happens every couple of decade or so we should all go around being scared that teh eval Gloobal WORMING is going to kill us all.

//grew up in the DC area. Sometimes it got really hot
 
2012-07-06 02:34:34 PM
And that's what I get for not R-ing the FTA.
 
2012-07-06 02:35:46 PM
It's actually be a fairly mild summer here in Texas all things considered. It's amusing to see other parts of the country try to deal with the heat.
 
2012-07-06 02:36:38 PM
John Gustafson: You're supposed to be smoking filter cigarettes.

Grandpa Gustafson: I'm 94 years old. What the hell do I care?
 
2012-07-06 02:37:44 PM
Still not as hot as it was in 1812.
 
2012-07-06 02:38:11 PM

paygun: Of course if it's a cold year then that means nothing.


And that is where you are wrong. A recordbreaking cold year would certainly mean something. It is global climate change, not global warming. Never mind that over 4000 heat records were broken in this past week, that is pretty severe.

Stuff is getting more severe and less predictable, for example the derecho last week. See also: Link
 
2012-07-06 02:39:25 PM
I was watching the local weather a few nights ago, and when they showed the map of the country, the entire thing was red. I know that doesn't mean much, but it was weird enough for me to notice.
 
2012-07-06 02:39:56 PM

Titanius Anglesmith: It's actually be a fairly mild summer here in Texas all things considered. It's amusing to see other parts of the country try to deal with the heat.


Same here in Northern Cal...been a pleasant summer so far.
 
2012-07-06 02:41:06 PM

Galloping Galoshes: Great news story. "[Insert your favorite weather/geophysical event] could be more common in the future." Or might not. Somebody ought to write a book about these bogus news stories. I'd buy it.


Newsflash: publishing of books about equivocal non-news stories will be the hot new thing. Or will it?
 
2012-07-06 02:42:12 PM

Titanius Anglesmith: It's actually be a fairly mild summer here in Texas all things considered. It's amusing to see other parts of the country try to deal with the heat.


Remind me to chuckle heartlessly the next time Texas sees anything over 110 degrees.


/We've only see low 100's in NC, hot, but only marginally hotter than previous heat waves. 118 in Kansas, though? fark, that's hot.
 
2012-07-06 02:42:48 PM

ph0rk: And that is where you are wrong. A recordbreaking cold year would certainly mean something. It is global climate change, not global warming.


I guess you missed the part when I said there are no conditions that aren't evidence.

We all know what this is. The right came up with "you better vote for me or the terrorists will get you" and the left needed something of their own. So now it's "you better vote for me or the planet will kill you in nasty ways" and here we are.
 
2012-07-06 02:43:54 PM

paygun: FishyFred: I'm not basing it on one given day. I'm basing it on the entire goddamn year

Well if it's a hot year then yeah. Of course if it's a cold year then that means nothing.

I'm not even saying that global warming isn't happening. It's this tactic that there can be no condition that isn't evidence of global warming, that is pretty damn silly and transparent.


Good thing that nobody is saying that.
 
2012-07-06 02:45:23 PM

paygun: ph0rk: And that is where you are wrong. A recordbreaking cold year would certainly mean something. It is global climate change, not global warming.

I guess you missed the part when I said there are no conditions that aren't evidence.

We all know what this is. The right came up with "you better vote for me or the terrorists will get you" and the left needed something of their own. So now it's "you better vote for me or the planet will kill you in nasty ways" and here we are.


Maybe if we went to scientists for our science instead of politicians and journalists we wouldn't be so collectively confused. Instead the only issues anyone pays attention to are the ones that are politically charged with a not-so-subtle religious undercurrent.
 
2012-07-06 02:47:58 PM
bookmark...


...for next winter when its 20 below zero and I jokingly say, "Hows that global warming working out for you now" and you all jump on me for using annicdotal evidence and blah blah blah about long term trends and how the actual warming is only a percentage of a degree over several decades and blah blah blah.
 
2012-07-06 02:48:27 PM
Meanwhile, in the OTHER Washington, it is 73 degrees and sunny today.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-06 02:48:49 PM

SanjiSasuke: One of the comments:
"WTF - CO2 contains two elements. Carbon and Oxygen. Nether, when separated from the other, would ever be described as an acid."


Uh-huh. And cyanide is perfectly safe because it's made from carbon (y'know, like graphite or diamond) and nitrogen, which is 80% of our atmosphere. However, table salt is highly dangerous as it's made from an explosive metal and a corrosive, poisonous gas.
 
2012-07-06 02:50:00 PM

ph0rk: Maybe if we went to scientists for our science instead of politicians and journalists we wouldn't be so collectively confused. Instead the only issues anyone pays attention to are the ones that are politically charged with a not-so-subtle religious undercurrent.


Oh, it's much more complex than that. Politics and science have always been intertwined, more so now that much scientific funding comes from political sources. But the layman does tend to get worked up more when his or her prejudices and preconceptions are challenged. Actually, so do most scientists.
 
2012-07-06 02:50:23 PM
Don't you know how this works?

Cold streak = local weather phenomenon
Hot streak = proof of global warming

Why is this so hard for everyone to remember?
 
2012-07-06 02:50:24 PM
I like how instead of citing data or studies, the reporters just asked a bunch of people who were hot for quotes until they got the ones they wanted (it took 2 people to write this article, really !?!). I definitely consider a lady that sat on "a bench beneath the trees in Lafayette Square" to be a credible source on climate change. Even the "chief of climate monitoring at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C." said that "he expects data for the first half of this year will show that it was the warmest six months on record." Yeah, don't bother to crunch the numbers or anything, cause that might be hard. Just make a premature assessment on what you expect even though six months of data already exists. [Okay, so I just got to the end of the article (I didn't realize there was a page 2), and it actually took 5 people to write this. While I respect giving credit to the people that usually don't get mentioned, five people, really!?!
(with Seth and Amy)]
 
2012-07-06 02:50:28 PM

Gelatinous: SanjiSasuke: One of the comments:
"WTF - CO2 contains two elements. Carbon and Oxygen. Nether, when separated from the other, would ever be described as an acid."

Uh-huh. And cyanide is perfectly safe because it's made from carbon (y'know, like graphite or diamond) and nitrogen, which is 80% of our atmosphere. However, table salt is highly dangerous as it's made from an explosive metal and a corrosive, poisonous gas.


farking chemistry, how does it work?
 
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