Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
The choir agrees but the conservatives won't accept any proof of man
causing changes in the climate until the people they trust say it. But good on
you to keep trying.
What happened to global warming? , it seems to have missed Utah.
cjbBountiful, UTWhat happened to global warming? , it seems to have
missed Utah.9:32 a.m. Feb. 6, 2013=============== Utah State University ~ There is no longer any scientific
doubt that the Earth’s average surface temperature isincreasing and
that changes in ocean temperature, ice and snow cover, and sea level areconsistent with this global warming.In Utah, the average
temperature during the past decade was higher than observedduring any
comparable period of the past century and roughly 2oF higher than the 100
yearaverage.But I know, I know...Rush Limbaugh,
Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity [all college drop out millionaire radio talkers, let
alone accredited Climate Scientists] know more about it than Scientists do.There's no changing YOUR mind.
When I was studying geology in college back in the early 1960's, the debate
over the new theory of continental drift has causing a furor.Not
much different than the furor now. Continental drift has been proven beyond
doubt.What will we discover regarding warming?
one old manOgden, UTAgreed. Good comment.As noted
-- other avid deniers [RedShirt in particular]Believe in Abiotic oil (aka,
the earth makes oil faster than we can possible burn it),Global Warming is
a farse, Obama is not American, and his latest Anti-Science stance -
that the Earth absoluelty is only 6,000 years old [per some article about the
speed of light slowing down.]Junk-Science, Techno-babble.The far-right-wing conspiracy theorists fall for them all -
hook-line-and-sinker.The Tea Party is our 21st century John
Birchers...tin-foil hats, moon landings, and flouride part II.
Re: "When [substitute whatever you want -- ice melts, in this case] we will
have full-bore global warming."Yeah, yeah. That's been the
socialist refrain for, going on, what, three decades, now?And the
second verse, is always the same -- "If we don't worship trees, replace
freedom with tyranny, throw enormous sums of money at socialist and crony
capitalist scams, and don tinfoil hats and run to the basement, we'll all
die next Thursday."It's getting kinda old and boring.
It'll at least be fun to watch current tree-huggers scurry to whatever
becomes the next socialist crisis scam."Population bomb,"
bombed. "Food shortages" was short on substance. Maybe the left will use
asteroids, war, pestilence, and/or famine as their next "crisis" that
can only be "solved" by abandoning civilization, anointing them our
leaders, and overlooking their disingenuity.
Re: "Continental drift has been proven beyond doubt."Yeah --
and the socialists really missed that bus.They could STILL be
demanding we throw away all our freedoms and make all our national treasure
available to them and their crony capitalist buddies to stop the dreaded
"Continental Drift Crisis."But, they've learned their
lesson.They're not going to let this "Global Warming
Crisis" pass them by.
Re: "In Utah, the average temperature during the past decade was higher than
observedduring any comparable period of the past century . . . ."Yeah -- if you properly "norm" the data sets and
"smooth" the raw data.Otherwise -- you see a pretty flat
Man made Global Climate Change is a hoax I tell you . . .One
perpetrated for who knows what reason (but we know it can't be money - the
real money is on the other side of the debate).One that involves
tens of thousands of researchers of nearly every (adult) age, creed,
nationality, culture, language, etc.One that serves to advance the
socialist agenda (even though most of the scientists are not socialists - but
that is just a convenient cover).And finally one that, despite being
immensely difficult to manage, all falls together because of the phenomenal
charisma of one man - Al Gore (because only HE has the charisma to make them all
toe the line in unison).And there you have it Ladies and Gentlemen.
The vast global conspiracy to make Al Gore king . . . One that
"The ongoing melting of our polar icecap and the mountain and coastal
glaciers has a strong global cooling effect"One of the things
that made January as cold as it was is the snow cover we have. As one can tell
with sun glare reflecting off of snow, snow and ice have a high albedo (albedo
is the ratio of solar energy that's reflected off the ground back up rather
than absorbed into the surface). Grass, dirt, rocks, etc have a lower albedo.
More solar radiation is absorbed into those surfaces. So if we have snow/ice
covered mountains and that melts the albedo of the mountain is reduced, more
solar radiation is absorbed, and that's a warming effect, not a cooling
atl134Salt Lake City, UTOne of the things that made January as
cold as it was is the snow cover we have.========= The
unprecidented 20 days of inversion in the Salt Lake Valley didn't help much
with the global warming sketpics knot-hole view of the rest of the world
either.While shivering in the valley and complaining about global
warming being a hoax, they never take into account the 54 degree heat wave (yes,
it's been 30-40 degree ABOVE normal) we had 8,000 feet higher up at the ski
resorts.But their world views can be so easily formed from their
little old back door steps, and validate everything they heard on KNRS.
To "Open Minded Mormon" wow, you really hate me. I don't know if
I should be honored or not.I have never denied that the climate is
changing. The earth's climate has always changed, the geological record
shows that. It is your ilk that is demanding that it remain constant and not
change.If you want junk science, just look to the Climate change
alarmists. They are driving global policies based on models that they
themselves have stated do not balance.The other problem is that
there is no proof that human acivity is having any effect on the earth's
climate.In Forbes we read "New NASA data blows gaping hole in
Global Warming Alarmism" where NASA admits that new data shows large gaping
holes in the climate models that your ilk believes faithfully in.One
of the best articles about the lies being perpetuated by the alarmists is in the
UK Register. See "Painting by numbers: NASA's peculiar
thermometer" where not only do they show NASA adjusting data to fit their
hypothesis, also shows that the satelite data indicates a global cooling
trend.The big question is why do you believe the alarmist lies?
If you want facts, contact JPL. The US has a number of satellites collecting an
array of weather data that will end your speculation. This includes open ocean
temperatures, probably the most significant indicator.Please take
time to read these webistes, and please do not be afraid to ask the experts via
email. Keep your emails to a specific question rather than an ideological
statement, if you expect an answer. Also, do not hesitate to contact your local
I sighted a local University study conducted right here in Utah.You
however, once again -- sight a foreign tabloid from off the internet as a
legitimate news source.RedShirt,The UK Register (nicknamed El
Reg or The Reg) is a British OPINION website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee
and John Lettice.Hardly a reputable or creditable news source.But thanks for at least sighting your references.BTW - for years
it used to add creedance to your arguements, until I started looking them
up for myself....tabloids...that explains it...
RE: Redshirt - "wow, you really hate me. I don't know if I should
be honored or not"I think I would be honored!
To "LDS Liberal" again, you attack the source because it proves you
wrong.Look at the graphs they present. They pulled the published
NASA data and graphed it. They show that the raw NASA data indicates cooling
over the past 30 years, but the adjusted data shows warming.Why
would NASA have to adjust the data if their stations were properly located in
the first place? If they are adjusting them because of improper placement, why
are they relying on data from improperly placed weather stations?Here are what other news organizations have said about NASA's ever
changing data."NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space
Agency Admits" Fox News (yes we know you hate fox)"Doctored
Data, Not U.S. Temperatures, Set a Record This Year" Forbes"Error in NASA climate data sparks debate" at American Geological
InstituteApparently some other investigative reporters found that
NASA has been adjusting data to validate their claims.Again, why
trust the lies that the alarmists spread?
Global warming is just a bunch of hot air. (pun intended!)Man-made
global warming is a total farce.Too bad we can't harness it.
Heat is energy you know, so the trick is how to use this natural cycle of extra
energy to our advantage.What we should do is stop paying global
warming alarmists to run around with their hands in the air, and hire energy
engineers to develop uses for the added energy blessing from the warm part of
the climate cycle.
The Republicans will soon be green as well as pro immigration, women etc., only
ten percent without a party fail to acknowledge the problem.
"There is no longer any scientific doubt that the Earth’s average
surface temperature is increasing and that changes in ocean temperature, ice and
snow cover, and sea level are consistent with this global warming."Correct (at least up until 15 years ago). However, there is also no scientific
proof that it has anything at all to do with atmospheric CO2 or human activity.
The warming started 150 years ago or so. We may have finally reached the peak,
as global temperatures haven't done much for 15 years. According to NOAA, a
15-year cessation of warming invalidates the theory of human-caused global
warming at the 95% level.
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