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(Mother Nature Network)   If global warming is so real, then why did we see fewer tornadoes in America this year? "We are approaching a theoretical minimum in the annual tornado count for the modern era"   (mnn.com) divider line 12
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2012-11-21 09:32:07 AM  
3 votes:
So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!
2012-11-21 11:05:23 AM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So Global Warming is the new Swiss Army Knife. It is whatever you need it to be!


Well, it sure as shiat is real. The question of "what is and isn't attributable to Global Warming?" should be moot. We SHOULD be asking "can we do anything to mitigate this?"

But we wouldn't want to accidentally leave the world in better shape for future generations.
2012-11-21 10:52:51 AM  
2 votes:
Weather is not climate.
2012-11-21 12:35:11 PM  
1 votes:

indarwinsshadow: Calling all Fark Global Warming Experts...Attention all Fark Global Warming Experts. You are needed immediately in thread #7445143.

Remember to bring your insults, slander and graphs with you...


Amazing. It worked!
2012-11-21 11:37:01 AM  
1 votes:
Its not Global Warming, its "Climate Change". Since the climate changes all the time, one can never be wrong when one exclaims "Climate Change is real!" while implying that someone else doesn't believe the obvious.

"Extreme weather" is another one.

Using weather to advance one's ideological agenda and demand money is brilliant. Hats off.
2012-11-21 11:25:08 AM  
1 votes:

PirateKing: At what point do I get to say 'fark it', and kick back with popcorn while waiting for the world to burn? I just want to see the looks on deniers' faces when the Armada Storms start marching across the planet.


Except you'll be long dead by then, even if it comes to pass. A few hundred years into the future, maybe?

That's just it, no one knows what significant amounts of extra CO2 will do to the climate, except that it's probably a bad idea on balance. The alarmists have done everything up to and including fudging numbers in order to get people to act now, while the deniers seize upon any gaffes or trends that show everything is ok as proof that the alarmist have it wrong.

Truth be told everyone is wrong. This planet has never had a perfectly circular orbit, the Sun has never put out an absolutely constant amount of light, radiation and heat, and there are additional outside influences like asteroids and comets slinging about that could raid the dice game at any moment. Simply put the thing deserves a lot more invested in study before we can safely conclude anything. But there are things we can do, like becoming more efficient with our use of fossil fuels and gradually weening ourselves off them that accomplish multiple goals (less pollution, less dependence on non-renewable resources) that we can move forward with regardless of the outcome on climate research.
2012-11-21 11:05:28 AM  
1 votes:
No more winter or tornadoes? Global warming f*cking rules
2012-11-21 10:57:53 AM  
1 votes:
wouldnt the theoretical minimum be 0?
2012-11-21 09:42:07 AM  
1 votes:
The fact that "tornado alley" is almost all red states seems like God's telling you something.
2012-11-21 09:11:29 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: Well... that was an unfortunate typo...


Great typo, or GREATEST typo?

"Tornado Coont" is now the name of my next band.
2012-11-21 09:07:33 AM  
1 votes:
Tornadoes only form under certain conditions. They don't automatically form just because storms get stronger. You can have a hellacious thunderstorm with a 75000 foot cloud top, hurricane force winds and softball-size hail that doesn't form tornadoes. That's doesn't mean it won't completely kick the ass of anything underneath it.
2012-11-21 08:52:38 AM  
1 votes:

Paris1127: Are you trying to see a record tornado coont next year? Then don't say anything about the lack of tornadoes this year, you'll jinx it


Well... that was an unfortunate typo...
 
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