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(Daily Mail)   Britain faces coldest winter in 100 years due to (spins wheel). Ah, global warming   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 244
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2012-11-29 12:42:55 AM
The Gulf Stream, how does it farking work?
 
2012-11-29 12:57:39 AM
I think it's called "Global Climate Change."
 
2012-11-29 12:58:22 AM

cretinbob: The Gulf Stream, how does it farking work?


Exactly. Get ready for more of this as melting ice caps fark with the ocean currents.
 
2012-11-29 01:01:50 AM
Those sunset pictures are really good.
 
2012-11-29 01:05:15 AM
No one ever blames good weather on Global Warming...
:(
 
2012-11-29 01:05:44 AM
Britain faces coldest winter in 100 years due to (spins wheela model that has been predicted for the last 20 years). Ah, global warming
 
2012-11-29 01:08:05 AM
First it was...global warming.

Then it was...climate change.

Then it was...climate instability.



The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.
 
2012-11-29 01:08:18 AM
Apparently, a large enough influx of fresh water into the North Atlantic due to melting ice could potentially put a complete halt to the Gulf Stream. If that happens the, ironically, global warming could trigger an ice age.
 
2012-11-29 01:08:30 AM
Global Climate Change is the perfect scam. It cannot be proved false. Too warm? Global Climate Change. Too Cold? Global Climate Change. Inconvenient climate? Oh, that's just weather, dummy!

LOL!
 
2012-11-29 01:08:58 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-29 01:09:39 AM
This just in... one in a hundred year events happen about every hundred years.
 
2012-11-29 01:09:53 AM
I remember reading 20 some odd years ago that climate change might disrupt oceanic currents possibly causing another mini ice age in Europe. So, cool tag?
 
2012-11-29 01:09:57 AM
brace yourselves, winter is coming
 
2012-11-29 01:11:41 AM

johnperkins: First it was...global warming.

Then it was...climate change.

Then it was...climate instability.



The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.


Well all the science you provided is very convincing.
 
2012-11-29 01:12:51 AM

johnperkins: The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.


That's right, because mountains of evidence disappear in the glare of weasel-y words.
 
2012-11-29 01:13:02 AM

bookman: Global Climate Change is the perfect scam. It cannot be proved false. Too warm? Global Climate Change. Too Cold? Global Climate Change. Inconvenient climate? Oh, that's just weather, dummy!

LOL!


www.coolgizmotoys.com
 
2012-11-29 01:13:14 AM
FTFA: Temperatures could fall to as low as minus 3°c (27°f) in some places, with snow already falling in the Pennines.


27 degrees? Really? Grow a pair, you ninnies.
 
2012-11-29 01:13:17 AM
FDR Jones: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 311x400]

That is one hideous man.
 
2012-11-29 01:17:57 AM
UKs winters getting colder do to climate change has been documented for years now. When the ice forms and melts each year it contributes to the Thermohaline circulation that brings warm water up to the UK from the S.Atlantic. less ice formation towards the poles means less warm water up near UK to keep her warm this time of year. Sucks for our cousins across the pond.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:01 AM

DemDave: FTFA: Temperatures could fall to as low as minus 3°c (27°f) in some places, with snow already falling in the Pennines.


27 degrees? Really? Grow a pair, you ninnies.


Is that even a real temperature? It dropped down to the low 50s the other night. I brought in my outdoor thermometer so it wouldn't get too cold.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:04 AM
Um, I think that's Rod Stewart.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:28 AM
I thought there weren't going to be anymore wintesr in the UK.
 
2012-11-29 01:19:11 AM
For some reason, I heard that headline in Jeff Goldblum's voice.
 
2012-11-29 01:19:12 AM
*winters
 
2012-11-29 01:20:46 AM

ComicBookGuy: FDR Jones: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 311x400]

That is one hideous man.


Who has had more p^ssy than you could ever dream of.
 
2012-11-29 01:21:58 AM
I sure hope those hikers don't trigger an avalanche.

/all two inches of it
 
2012-11-29 01:22:47 AM

richard_1963: If that happens the, ironically, global warming could trigger an ice age.


Cool, then we would have saber toothed tigers and mastadons again. I have my pointed stick ready.
 
2012-11-29 01:24:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: No one ever blames good weather on Global Warming...
:(


We had a *great* winter in Michigan last year. As in, we really... didn't have one. I was digging in clay soil in effing January. Great for me.

Really sucked for most of the farmers here, because that beautifully unseasonably warm weather caused apple and cherries and damn near anything else we have here you don't start from seed to begin growth early... and then got killed by a snap frost that wasn't even really a snap if I remember correctly in the historical sense... it historically made sense. Just not last year.

Great for me other than Michigan fruit costing way more than it used to (yeah that sucks). Really sucks for the farmers and people who make products with those crops and who profit from festivals celebrating those crops etc...

/yeah, climate change
//happening
///you are not a freaking brilliant scientific mind and "it don't sound right" doesn't mean it isn't true 

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2012-11-29 01:25:29 AM

johnperkins: First it was...global warming.

Then it was...climate change.

Then it was...climate instability.



The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.



Global Warming: accurate description of what is occurring (the global aggregate temperature is increasing)
Climate Change: accurate description and EFFECT of Global Warming
Climate Instability: who the fark used this?

Might i suggest you actually know what the fark you're talking about before you ever open your mouth again

just a suggestion.
 
2012-11-29 01:25:36 AM

DeadBaby: cretinbob: The Gulf Stream, how does it farking work?

Exactly. Get ready for more of this as melting ice caps fark with the ocean currents.


[Reputable scientific] citation needed
 
2012-11-29 01:26:48 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: AverageAmericanGuy: No one ever blames good weather on Global Warming...
:(

We had a *great* winter in Michigan last year. As in, we really... didn't have one. I was digging in clay soil in effing January. Great for me.

Really sucked for most of the farmers here, because that beautifully unseasonably warm weather caused apple and cherries and damn near anything else we have here you don't start from seed to begin growth early... and then got killed by a snap frost that wasn't even really a snap if I remember correctly in the historical sense... it historically made sense. Just not last year.

Great for me other than Michigan fruit costing way more than it used to (yeah that sucks). Really sucks for the farmers and people who make products with those crops and who profit from festivals celebrating those crops etc...

/yeah, climate change
//happening
///you are not a freaking brilliant scientific mind and "it don't sound right" doesn't mean it isn't true 

[img.gawkerassets.com image 300x405]


the Tulip Festival in Pella, IA got farked over too - everything was too early.

but that's ok.. fark PELLA.
 
2012-11-29 01:27:06 AM
If they would just switch back from Metric to Imperial, it would be about 32 degrees warmer.
 
2012-11-29 01:28:12 AM

Notabunny: Is that even a real temperature? It dropped down to the low 50s the other night. I brought in my outdoor thermometer so it wouldn't get too cold.


The high here today was 52. And for November, that's actually pretty damn warm. Always a few weeks in January/February where it doesn't get out of the teens (single digits or worse at night).

And there's plenty of people in more northerly climes that would call me a ninny for complaining about THAT, too. As they should.
 
2012-11-29 01:29:53 AM

opiumpoopy: DeadBaby: cretinbob: The Gulf Stream, how does it farking work?

Exactly. Get ready for more of this as melting ice caps fark with the ocean currents.

[Reputable scientific] citation needed


Do these count?
 
2012-11-29 01:30:00 AM
Global warming can cause cold temperatures in the same way that a speeding car can cause sudden deceleration.
 
2012-11-29 01:31:01 AM
woo.
here in Albuquerque, it got down to -17fahrenheit last February. Saw bunch of D.R Horton homes (cheap) with flooded floors when the pipes broke on thawing. I freaked when our faucets outside froze, but no damage when they thawed. Used faucet covers and everything.
/Lucky.
/Have a Pulte, with 6" walls.
 
2012-11-29 01:31:49 AM

thursdaypostal: Global warming can cause cold temperatures in the same way that a speeding car can cause sudden deceleration.


So that is a "i don't know how this works and i don't believe it so i'm going to make an absurd sounding statement and try to portray it as analogy".


Convection ... how does that shiat work?
Temperature flow, you can't explain that!
 
2012-11-29 01:33:10 AM

Ex-Texan: woo.
here in Albuquerque, it got down to -17fahrenheit last February. Saw bunch of D.R Horton homes (cheap) with flooded floors when the pipes broke on thawing. I freaked when our faucets outside froze, but no damage when they thawed. Used faucet covers and everything.
/Lucky.
/Have a Pulte, with 6" walls.


surprisingly the local contractor for D.R. Horton in Puget Sound seems to not build shiat. not that i bought from them, i bought from one of the local builders.

/WA has much stricter building codes.
 
2012-11-29 01:36:19 AM
Nice jerb, subtard.

The words "global warming" appear nowhere in TFA.

Meanwhile, here's your chance to submit questions for an interview with the notorious Dr. Michael Mann, himself, to be taped Friday. Difficulty for deniers: Please keep your questions short and respectful and focused on climate science.
 
2012-11-29 01:37:24 AM
Ask NJ & NY. What could go wrong?
 
2012-11-29 01:39:21 AM

FDR Jones: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 311x400]


* clap clap clap *

Was the first thing to come to my mind as well.
 
2012-11-29 01:39:31 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto:
[img.gawkerassets.com image 300x405]


Neither makes any sense. Global petroleum demand is constantly increasing, and no one has to bribe anyone to keep selling shiat tonnes of it, or keep prices up.

I think the most likely explanation is that the vast majority of people worldwide simply don't care one way or the other, and continue burning fossil fuels, and eating meat as a matter of course. It's just a given. They aren't evil, or in on a global conspiracy, or "deniers", or whatever. They simply would rather have meat diet and easy lifestyle than worry about climate change.
 
2012-11-29 01:41:49 AM
I think the quote in the documentary "The Corporation" best sums it up.

(I paraphrase)

"In the last 75 years, mankind has consumed and burned more resources than in the entire history of the Earth combined".

The Earth has been around for approximately 4.5 billion years. A lot has happened in that time, certainly. But consider that in a time span of only 75 years, a blink of an eye in comparison with the age of the planet, we have burned more gas, more diesel, clear-cut more forests and polluted more air to travel trillions of miles in planes, cars, trains and buses. And in that same span we have industrialized vast swaths of the planet for the sole purpose of producing stuff.

And there are those that would have us believe that this utterly unprecedented impact to the environment has had no consequence whatsoever.

Really.
 
2012-11-29 01:50:14 AM
El Nineo?
New Coke?
Katrina?
Superstorm Sandy?
 
2012-11-29 01:50:17 AM
Its -30C outside where I am right now, hard to find any sympathy for -2
 
2012-11-29 01:53:00 AM
So wait - on November 29, it's three degrees below freezing in a country that's completely north of Maine and whose northern provinces are on the same latitude as southern Alaska? Stop the presses.
 
2012-11-29 01:54:36 AM

Kazan: johnperkins: First it was...global warming.

Then it was...climate change.

Then it was...climate instability.



The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.


Global Warming: accurate description of what is occurring (the global aggregate temperature is increasing)
Climate Change: accurate description and EFFECT of Global Warming
Climate Instability: who the fark used this?

Might i suggest you actually know what the fark you're talking about before you ever open your mouth again

just a suggestion.




I wasn't addressing the science of it, or the right or wrong of either viewpoint (global warming exists vs doesn't exist). The point I was going for is that this series of apparently increasingly weasel-y expressions leads me to less and less of desire to trust or believe in the people using them. It's a bit like hearing the beginning of a speech and hearing the speaker transition to a political or sales presentation. Arthur Dent hears the story of the Krikkit and the wicket gate in Life The Universe And Everything, only for the story to end up being a commercial to sell wicket gate memorabilia. Imagine William Wallace in Braveheart- '...but they'll never take our FREEDOM...to buy Braveheart on DVD for the low, low price of $19.99!' Or Arthur (again), in So Long And Thanks For All The Fish, where the guy on Wonko's TV explains that it's 'supernormal,' not 'supernatural' or 'paranormal' because we think we know what those mean now. I don't remember where I first heard the term 'climate instability,' but there does appear to be a good number of hits on Google for it (with quotes).
 
2012-11-29 01:55:05 AM
London's latitude is somewhere between that of Calgary And Edmonton. And it's an ISLAND. The only reason it's not covered in a foot of ice 6 months a year is the warm air that comes off the gulf stream. If the gulf stream gets disrupted, Great Britain is proper farked.
 
2012-11-29 02:03:01 AM

johnperkins: First it was...global warming.

Then it was...climate change.

Then it was...climate instability.

The more weasel-y the words, the more trouble I have taking any of it seriously.


It's all of the above. The planet on average is warming, but it is not doing so uniformly. Local climates may change in either direction, warming faster than the average (e.g. the arctic) or cooling due to shifts in winds or ocean currents.

George Carlin summed it up quite nicely. "The planet is fine. The people are farked."
 
2012-11-29 02:03:42 AM
All of you on soap boxes know the whole Gulf Stream and Europe thing is a myth right?
 
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