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2013-06-18 04:25:43 PM
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Representative of the unwashed masses: nekom: Good thing there's no globular warming, or it would be worse right?

*how cute* Especially after the coldest wettest spring in 18 years according to the article.

Sometimes wacky weather is just that.  Why the hell does everyone think that any deviation from the average is evidence of ZOMGECOPALYPSE!!!


Regularly occurring deviations that are in one direction.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/globalwarming/ar4-fig-3-6.gif
2013-06-18 06:42:26 PM
1 votes:

Myria: Alaska, Canada, and Russia are going to make out like bandits from global warming.  A lot of land quickly becomes useful.  That, or has to deal with extreme temperature shifts each year.


There's only one problem with the theory about land becoming more useful:  most of the land does not.  It's either rock, muskeg or acidic sponge sitting on top of permafrost.  In exchange for such dubious much we'd lose the Australian, American, Chinese and Indian breadbaskets/ricebowls.
2013-06-18 04:37:23 PM
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: nekom: Good thing there's no globular warming, or it would be worse right?

*how cute* Especially after the coldest wettest spring in 18 years according to the article.

Sometimes wacky weather is just that.  Why the hell does everyone think that any deviation from the average is evidence of ZOMGECOPALYPSE!!!


The idea of an apocalyptic event strikes me as hilariously human in nature. Alaskans aren't going to wake up someday to find mangroves and palm trees instead of conifers, just like *that*. Climate change takes a long time to happen. A really long time. It takes so long that the fact that we can even measure it happening right now is evidence (IMO) that it is happening way too goddamn fast. And it's rather ironic that the same species that cannot make plans to deal with such long-term problems would also invent a concept like "apocalypse"- a single, cataclysmic event where everything fails at once. We want to believe in an apocalypse, becuase it is a simple way of framing a complex problem that we don't understand. And the problem was created because we didn't understand the complex consequences of our actions. There's a lesson in there somewhere, I think.

/I'm referring to problems that are caused by humanity
//Problems caused by external forces- such as an asteroid hit- would truly be apocalyptic event.
///Or if Christians are all correct about armageddon
////This is my Force Majeure Clause
2013-06-18 04:34:39 PM
1 votes:

Sybarite: It's getting hot in herre, so hot, so take off your anorak
I am, getting so hot, I wanna take my mukluks off


Bulbous bouffant
Blubber
Galoshes
Mukluks
Macadamia
Gazeeeebo!
2013-06-18 04:28:58 PM
1 votes:
The bad part about the whole climate change debate is this:

The rational people who are capable of critical thought know that weather isn't climate, and correlation isn't causation. They can't point to a record-shattering summer in Alaska and say, "Look, climate change!".

However, the irrational people who are not capable of critical thought can point to ANYTHING to prove that their chosen side is correct, and they do. They're the ones out there shrieking "OMG LOOK CLIMATE CHANGE EVIDENCE" and "OMG HIPPY LIES DRILL BABY DRILL".  If the rational people venture an opinion in this "discussion", their observations and deductions will get lumped in with the panicked guy who took photos of his melted popsicle to prove that it's hotter than last year.

The tragedy here is that this "debate" misses the exceptionally important fact that we could possibly be killing everyone on the planet. You'd think people could take a minute to learn what the difference between observed data and opinions are, and to put aside partisanship if the stakes were everyone's survival.  But, apparently not.

Then again, this is how we've always done things.  Go, humanity. :\
2013-06-18 04:18:16 PM
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: nekom: Good thing there's no globular warming, or it would be worse right?

*how cute* Especially after the coldest wettest spring in 18 years according to the article.

Sometimes wacky weather is just that.  Why the hell does everyone think that any deviation from the average is evidence of ZOMGECOPALYPSE!!!


Why, it's almost as if global warming contributes to greater and greater temperature swings or something.

Scientists should look into this new theory which is really new and is not old at all.
2013-06-18 04:15:02 PM
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: nekom: Good thing there's no globular warming, or it would be worse right?

*how cute* Especially after the coldest wettest spring in 18 years according to the article.

Sometimes wacky weather is just that.  Why the hell does everyone think that any deviation from the average is evidence of ZOMGECOPALYPSE!!!


...maybe because "wacky weather" seems to be becoming more and more common.......

I'm sure this is not at all related to the polar icecap melting or glabal warming in any way. It was probably just their "Inidan" Summer".....  and I bet the Alaskan bears  (and other assorted wildlife) would have moved to the Carribean years ago if we'd have only let them..............
2013-06-18 04:14:38 PM
1 votes:
I'm in Juneau at the moment. It was hot enough last night that I had to keep my window open...which was nice when the sun came up at 3:30 am!
2013-06-18 04:11:52 PM
1 votes:

Representative of the unwashed masses: nekom: Good thing there's no globular warming, or it would be worse right?

*how cute* Especially after the coldest wettest spring in 18 years according to the article.

Sometimes wacky weather is just that.  Why the hell does everyone think that any deviation from the average is evidence of ZOMGECOPALYPSE!!!


And the year before that Southcentral Alaska set a 100+ year record for snow.

Hell, even my dog started hanging out up on the roof...

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2013-06-18 04:11:43 PM
1 votes:
This is Allahs way of telling Sarah Palin to STFU.
2013-06-18 04:07:56 PM
1 votes:
My cousin lives in Fairbanks, and observed that a couple of months ago it was 137 degrees colder than it is now.  Ugh.
2013-06-18 03:48:08 PM
1 votes:
It's getting hot in herre, so hot, so take off your anorak
I am, getting so hot, I wanna take my mukluks off
2013-06-18 03:38:55 PM
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure this guy was baked in Alaska:

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