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(BBC-US)   If you had "withering Beijing smog" on your list of why the U.S. keeps getting its ass pounded with powerful storms, step up and collect your prize   (bbc.com) divider line 104
    More: Obvious, air pollution, Pacific Storm, Beijing, Pacific, Asian, U.S., University of Reading, Dr Yuan Wang  
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2014-04-15 12:57:25 AM
Southern California: "Powerful storms?"
 
2014-04-15 01:02:30 AM
So the war drums begin.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-04-15 03:12:29 AM
da fuq?
 
2014-04-15 03:16:41 AM

phlegmmo: Southern California: "Powerful storms?"


Really. Send some powerful storms our way, China.
 
2014-04-15 03:17:48 AM

phlegmmo: Southern California: "Powerful storms?"


powerful storms of solar energy
 
2014-04-15 03:22:36 AM
Like I need another reason to hate the Chinese government.
 
2014-04-15 03:32:32 AM

phlegmmo: Southern California: "Powerful storms?"


Stupid jetstream.
 
2014-04-15 03:33:14 AM
i131.photobucket.com

that is insane
 
2014-04-15 03:34:37 AM

Danger Avoid Death: phlegmmo: Southern California: "Powerful storms?"

Really. Send some powerful storms our way, China.


www.thegoldencloset.com
Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
 
2014-04-15 03:35:12 AM

log_jammin: [i131.photobucket.com image 624x351]

that is insane


that is also a cherry picked photo. it ain't so bad here.
 
2014-04-15 03:36:51 AM
a normal day.
 
2014-04-15 03:38:18 AM
static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-04-15 03:40:16 AM

log_jammin: [i131.photobucket.com image 624x351]

that is insane


OK, that is insane.
 
2014-04-15 03:50:24 AM

some_beer_drinker: log_jammin: [i131.photobucket.com image 624x351]

that is insane

that is also a cherry picked photo. it ain't so bad here.


there had to be a cherry to pick.
 
2014-04-15 04:02:46 AM

some_beer_drinker: log_jammin: [i131.photobucket.com image 624x351]

that is insane

that is also a cherry picked photo. it ain't so bad here.


The fact that there is even a photo like that to 'cherry pick' is scary enough.
 
2014-04-15 04:11:51 AM
Can't we just put a giant glass dome over China? Maybe that'll learn 'em?
 
2014-04-15 04:13:02 AM

Enuratique: Can't we just put a giant glass dome over China? Maybe that'll learn 'em?


no. someone would try to make it into a crappy TV series.
 
2014-04-15 04:31:06 AM
Ah China...come for the factory slaves, stay for the benzine
 
2014-04-15 05:03:32 AM
 
2014-04-15 05:10:18 AM

A Terrible Human: some_beer_drinker: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]

Well yeah I mean it's not like when I searched google for the photo you posted that the smog in Beijing is being compared to nuclear farking winter.


i just keep my windows closed and think clean thoughts. it will be ok, i won't die. i won't.
 
2014-04-15 05:30:46 AM
Heh. It's kind of funny that it's a Chinese guy doing the study.
Fight fire with fire
 
2014-04-15 05:40:47 AM

log_jammin: Enuratique: Can't we just put a giant glass dome over China? Maybe that'll learn 'em?

no. someone would try to make it into a crappy TV series.


So how's that show going? Is Dean Norris still stuck on a shiatty show?
 
2014-04-15 05:48:19 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Heh. It's kind of funny that it's a Chinese guy doing the study.
Fight fire with fire


And, here is his webpage.
http://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Wang3/

Dude just got his PhD last year and is already making headlines.
 
Skr
2014-04-15 06:08:52 AM
Wow, really? All this time I thought it was rhinos farting on the Serengeti that caused the bad weather in the U.S. .
 
2014-04-15 06:22:37 AM
"There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

image.shutterstock.com
from China with love
 
2014-04-15 06:33:04 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love


wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.
 
2014-04-15 06:35:11 AM
So, not climate change this time either, eh?
 
2014-04-15 06:39:20 AM

dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?


There's nothing anthropogenic about that at all.
 
2014-04-15 06:43:40 AM

A Terrible Human: So how's that show going? Is Dean Norris still stuck on a shiatty show?


I don't know. I only made it about 4 episodes in.
 
2014-04-15 06:54:29 AM

dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?


As it turns out, few things are caused by something that is, you know, not happening.

www.woodfortrees.org

200+ months and counting....

/but I'm sure that warming is right around the corner, right, Chicken Libtard?
 
2014-04-15 07:00:25 AM

SevenizGud: dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?

As it turns out, few things are caused by something that is, you know, not happening.

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]

200+ months and counting....

/but I'm sure that warming is right around the corner, right, Chicken Libtard?


www.skepticalscience.com
 
2014-04-15 07:13:27 AM

dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.


I rather suspect that they mean something rather different than what you think they mean when they say "aerosol."
 
2014-04-15 07:34:27 AM

TheSopwithTurtle: dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.

I rather suspect that they mean something rather different than what you think they mean when they say "aerosol."


And what do they mean by `effect` and `affect`?
 
2014-04-15 07:36:03 AM

RussianPooper: SevenizGud: dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?

As it turns out, few things are caused by something that is, you know, not happening.

[www.woodfortrees.org image 640x480]

200+ months and counting....

/but I'm sure that warming is right around the corner, right, Chicken Libtard?

[www.skepticalscience.com image 500x341]


perfect
 
2014-04-15 07:55:24 AM

dready zim: TheSopwithTurtle: dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.

I rather suspect that they mean something rather different than what you think they mean when they say "aerosol."

And what do they mean by `effect` and `affect`?

affect: to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops.

effect: a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

Also, the definition of Aerosol they are almost *CERTAINLY* using: An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Examples of aerosols include haze, dust, particulate air pollutants and smoke.

(So: They don't mean 'stuff from spray cans'. This isn't necessarily your fault: There is often a disconnect between how scientists use a term, and how the general public uses it. This also causes confusion in Quantum Mechanics, where, for instance, 'observe' is used as shorthand for "Anything, at all, interacts with this system period."))
 
2014-04-15 07:55:38 AM

dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.


Did you know that temperature changes can affect water and cause it to become solid or gaseous? Crazy how one variable can have multiple effects, isn't it? It's probably magic.
 
2014-04-15 07:58:00 AM
I blame Nixon.
 
2014-04-15 08:04:55 AM

Felgraf: dready zim: TheSopwithTurtle: dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.

I rather suspect that they mean something rather different than what you think they mean when they say "aerosol."

And what do they mean by `effect` and `affect`?
affect: to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops.

effect: a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

Also, the definition of Aerosol they are almost *CERTAINLY* using: An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Examples of aerosols include haze, dust, particulate air pollutants and smoke.

(So: They don't mean 'stuff from spray cans'. This isn't necessarily your fault: There is often a disconnect between how scientists use a term, and how the general public uses it. This also causes confusion in Quantum Mechanics, where, for instance, 'observe' is used as shorthand for "Anything, at all, interacts with this system period."))


"effect" is also a verb meaning "to bring about," as in "The war effected change in US policy."
 
2014-04-15 08:16:08 AM
The US government has been selling the country to China since the Clinton administration.   They're just paying us back.   IN SMOG.
 
2014-04-15 08:29:15 AM
This will gain no traction, as there's no political advantage for the Democrats in it.
 
2014-04-15 08:31:12 AM

A Terrible Human: log_jammin: Enuratique: Can't we just put a giant glass dome over China? Maybe that'll learn 'em?

no. someone would try to make it into a crappy TV series.

So how's that show going? Is Dean Norris still stuck on a shiatty show?


We're still on hiatus between seasons.
 
2014-04-15 08:34:35 AM

dready zim: TheSopwithTurtle: dready zim: Day_Old_Dutchie: "There have also been suggestions that aerosols over the North Atlantic effect storms over the North Atlantic, and that aerosols in the monsoon region over South Asia can affect circulation around the whole of the world."

[image.shutterstock.com image 450x470]
from China with love

wow, two different effects both from aerosols? effecting north atlantic storms and affecting circulation around the world?

Powerful stuff.

I rather suspect that they mean something rather different than what you think they mean when they say "aerosol."

And what do they mean by `effect` and `affect`?


The verb "effect" means "to cause to come into being". The verb affect means "to change". There is no reason to assume they used either incorrectly here.
 
2014-04-15 08:39:29 AM
 
2014-04-15 08:39:54 AM

log_jammin: [i131.photobucket.com image 624x351]

that is insane


That is progress for the masses! (cough, cough, clunk). OK, they aren't quite as massive masses as anticipated, but hey, full employment!
 
2014-04-15 08:44:17 AM

SevenizGud: dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?

As it turns out, few things are caused by something that is, you know, not happening.



200+ months and counting....

/but I'm sure that warming is right around the corner, right, Chicken Libtard?


Back to lying with that same old chart again farkwad?
 
2014-04-15 08:44:26 AM
To be fair, it took the US decades to get its shiat together on smog and aerosol air pollution. All that time, we were farking over Europe. It's kind of punishment for the sins of our fathers.
 
2014-04-15 08:55:36 AM
ZOMG asymmetric warfare.
 
2014-04-15 08:56:03 AM

dready zim: So, not climate change this time either, eh?


No willful ignorance like primate willful ignorance.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-15 09:06:21 AM
Lawsuits in 3... 2.....1
 
2014-04-15 09:09:31 AM
Hey, you mother-frakkin' China! It's SUMMER HERE! STOP MESSING WITH OUR SUMMER! We only get one month of it as it is!

/minnesotan
 
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