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(Des Moines Register)   279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming   (blogs.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 29
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2012-12-08 07:14:36 PM
6 votes:
What caused the lack of snow in 1889?
2012-12-08 04:02:13 PM
5 votes:
279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.
2012-12-08 07:23:48 PM
3 votes:

WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?



Global warning's dressed rehearsal?

That and all the SUVs running around 125 years ago that the current history books seem to ignore.
2012-12-08 05:36:28 PM
3 votes:
YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS
2012-12-08 05:07:21 PM
3 votes:
And it's 82 in houston in mid-december. For the fifth day in a row. So, good news is, being in the energy business, I'd like to thank everyone for cranking that AC up today. Bad news, yeah, I think we've broken the planet.
2012-12-08 07:24:01 PM
2 votes:
I don't think I've been getting the email update memos.
So we DO use "Global Warming" when we're talking about it being warmer or no snow, but we're supposed to say "Climate Change" when it's colder and there's more snow than usual? Are those the latest talking point guidelines?
2012-12-08 07:18:24 PM
2 votes:
Too much snow? Global warming.

Not enough snow? Global warming.
2012-12-09 12:24:03 AM
1 votes:

Deep Contact: Global warming, not here.
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Wow...three winters ago, it was cold in the world's coldest city.
2012-12-08 09:56:48 PM
1 votes:

common sense is an oxymoron: bingethinker: 40 years ago I had to endure two weeks of -40 degree weather every winter. Now I don't. Tell me again how awful global warming is.

/and then tell me how your 120 years of measurements relate to 4.5 billion years of reality


Tell me how the past 4.5 billion years is relevant to a specific atmospheric change that began a couple of centuries ago.


Both are irrelevant. The only thing that we have to determine is how much of Americas GDP can be siphoned off to the rest of the world with Global Warming as a reason.

Then when that is settled they will move on to the next issue that only the UN can handle and it also will magically involve a tax on western countries to shift money to the less developed world.

Progressives haven't had a new idea since Margaret Sanger and Hitler were in charge, its still the same old song and dance,
2012-12-08 09:24:45 PM
1 votes:
40 years ago I had to endure two weeks of -40 degree weather every winter. Now I don't. Tell me again how awful global warming is.

/and then tell me how your 120 years of measurements relate to 4.5 billion years of reality
2012-12-08 09:00:06 PM
1 votes:

justGreg: You'd think some of that positive feedback from the models would eke its way into the actual observed data at some point, wouldn't you.


The planet's 'climate sensitivity' is the expected temperature increase from a doubling of pre industrial atmospheric CO2 (280ppm to 560ppm, currently at ~390ppm). Studies have shown a range between +1.5 C to +6C or even higher with +3C being the most likely figure. So no, I wouldn't expect to see a spike in warming just yet. The predicted warming is also neither A) instantaneous nor B) monotonically increasing. It's not as if adding CO2 today will automatically mean an increase in temperature tomorrow.

The oceans are also absorbing the vast majority of the added heat. So, if you're looking for data that shows a stronger increase, here:

www.skepticalscience.com
2012-12-08 08:50:26 PM
1 votes:
I have a house in Providence, RI that I payed $80k for back in 95, I'll let it go for the first $400k that walks in.

The price goes up when the celsius hits 135〫
2012-12-08 08:41:38 PM
1 votes:
Oh hogwash, every single world wide respected GOP leader has called this bullshiate from the getgo, its just more liberal wahwah hype to scare up liberal govt programs that bleed us dry.
2012-12-08 08:37:28 PM
1 votes:
It has been a very mild Fall here in Wisconsin, but what concerns me the most is the lack of moisture coming off a very dry Summer. We need the cold weather to kill the mosquitoes.
2012-12-08 08:26:01 PM
1 votes:

EVERYBODY PANIC: Baryogenesis: DrPainMD: 279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.

0/10

Everywhere on earth has had wet spells and dry spells, cold times and warm times - if you look back far enough. The world appears to be warming a bit during the present period. It might be from man-made causes, but other factors should also be investigated. And should the planet actually go up or down a couple degrees in this century, it will certainly have consequences, both good and bad. Whatever happens, mankind will do what it always does... deal with it.

Many are easily frightened, believing that warming will have mostly negative consequences. They may be right, but temperature fluctuations tend to include benefits. We will survive it, and we will adjust. That's how we roll. Cooling will have greater consequences, for we will lose habitable areas and croplands will be greatly diminished. Cooling equals famine. Cooling equals FLorida becoming less muggy. Goes both ways.


The downsides of climate change outweigh the benefits.
Stern Review, Economics of Climate Change (pdf)
Positives and negatives of global warming
2012-12-08 08:23:50 PM
1 votes:
Earlier reports indicated today would be the 278th day without snow, but Donavon said the weather service checked its records again Saturday and released previous reports had the number of days wrong.

ONCE AGAIN THE GLOBAL WARMING ILLUMINATI ARE CAUGHT IN A LIE AND HAVE TO BACKTRACK. HOW LONG ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW THEIR LIES IN THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA TO HELP GATHER THEIR BILLION$$$$ IN RESEARCH DOLLAR$$$$$????
2012-12-08 08:08:36 PM
1 votes:

DesertDemonWY: i1057.photobucket.com


i.imgur.com

Not that it will change your mind.

Baryogenesis: For those who don't know, 2005 is the warmest year on record so starting a graph there will show flat or declining warming trend. Deniers love cherry picking.


Plus, that.
2012-12-08 08:08:25 PM
1 votes:

Baryogenesis: DrPainMD: 279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.

0/10


Everywhere on earth has had wet spells and dry spells, cold times and warm times - if you look back far enough. The world appears to be warming a bit during the present period. It might be from man-made causes, but other factors should also be investigated. And should the planet actually go up or down a couple degrees in this century, it will certainly have consequences, both good and bad. Whatever happens, mankind will do what it always does... deal with it.

Many are easily frightened, believing that warming will have mostly negative consequences. They may be right, but temperature fluctuations tend to include benefits. We will survive it, and we will adjust. That's how we roll. Cooling will have greater consequences, for we will lose habitable areas and croplands will be greatly diminished. Cooling equals famine. Cooling equals FLorida becoming less muggy. Goes both ways.
2012-12-08 08:02:40 PM
1 votes:

DesertDemonWY: Mugato: That's EXACTLY how global warming works!

Yes, I'm beginning to see the trend

[i1057.photobucket.com image 850x637]


lol, 2005-2012

For those who don't know, 2005 is the warmest year on record so starting a graph there will show flat or declining warming trend. Deniers love cherry picking.
2012-12-08 08:02:28 PM
1 votes:

ClavellBCMI: QT_3.14159: WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?

Krakatoa

6 years too late, my friend.


No. First the gases released cause some minor warming in year 1, then in years 2 - 4 it's colder and wetter than normal because of all the ash in the atmosphere. Then as the atmosphere rebalances it dries out and causes 2 warmer and drier years. Duh.
2012-12-08 07:31:30 PM
1 votes:
I live for cold weather and snow. Wtf? The weather is broken and now i have nothing to look forward to in life. I need to move to a pole.
2012-12-08 07:18:20 PM
1 votes:
"279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming"

Whow!! I never knew Des Moines was feeling the effects of Global Warming in 1889!!
2012-12-08 07:16:58 PM
1 votes:
Ah, 1889. The new Eiffel Tower, Benjamin Harrison and a proud 42 US States. Good times, good times...
2012-12-08 07:15:55 PM
1 votes:

RockChalkH1N1: As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this


As a former Northern Wisconsinite... I'm OK with this, as well (even if it does seem strange to not be walking through 4-ft snowdrifts to get to the mailbox by this time of the year).
2012-12-08 07:14:03 PM
1 votes:
Where I am, it's -22C with a windchill of -27C.
Translation for the Americans: it's -7.6F with a windchill of -16.6F.
I would welcome ANY warming right about now ;)
2012-12-08 07:06:16 PM
1 votes:
Ned Stark lied.

Winter ISN'T coming.

And Jon Snow isn't his kid.

Lying SOB.
2012-12-08 07:03:49 PM
1 votes:

DrPainMD: 279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.


0/10
2012-12-08 07:00:30 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: Two records over a hundred years apart?


Wait...what does this have to do with Gun and Roses?
2012-12-08 06:50:40 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: That's EXACTLY how global warming works!


Two records over a hundred years apart?

/I keed!
 
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