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Published: Saturday, Feb. 15 2014 9:18 a.m. MST

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Thid Barker
Victor, ID

Weather expert Joe Bastardi said the cause of California's drought is that the Pacific Ocean is cooling therefore there is less evaporation and less atmospheric moisture over California. Obama says the drought is caused by pollution and green house gases. Who do you believe?

FT
salt lake city, UT

Joe Bastardi is a weather forecaster and entertainer, not a scientist, physicist or climate researcher. Fox News refers to him as an expert and if you were looking for a forecast that may be right. If you wanted science supported by facts and agreement with 98% of the world's climate research experts you certainly would not ask Joe.

freedomingood
provo, Utah

Weather forecasters like Joe Bastardi use information given to them by NOAA supercomputers and scientists. The same scientists that FOX news says are lying about global warming.

Who do YOU believe?

VST
Bountiful, UT

It never fails to amaze me, that when another article is published about "climate change" or "global warming," all the nut cases come out of the woodwork on both the liberal and conservative side of the political spectrum. They spout forth their rhetoric in a vain attempt to back up their claim that global warming IS, or IS NOT, anthropometrically caused (AGW). Furthermore, if you do not agree with their argument, you are an idiot.

What both sides continue to completely ignore is this: The real question regarding proof to the hypothesis of AGW is this: How SENSITIVE is the earth's atmosphere to these increased CO2 forcings?

Compounding the answer to this question, there are also many other atmospheric forcings that can cause increases in average global temperatures. But it is difficult to isolate and measure the overall sensitivity of each forcing along with their respective interrelationships.

The answer to these questions is still under investigation by the REAL climate scientists. But until they have that answer, the hypothesis that AGW is the main cause of rising average temperatures on earth, it will remain just that – a hypothesis and not yet a proven scientific fact.

VST
Bountiful, UT

Just a side note to this subject: Until all you global warming alarmists get India, Russia, and especially China to sign-up to reducing their CO2 emissions, then anything we do here in the U.S.A. to decrease our emissions will be the equivalent of "spitting into the wind."

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Well, in spite of who is lying or not, this is what we know: California is having a drought caused by the same climate as massive flooding in England, the very unusual fact that snow is now on the ground in 49 of the 50 states, near record ice accumulations in N. America and sea ice is growing at the poles. All this in the face of what "scientist" told us would happen over 10 years ago, due to global warming. Science is fleeting. Everything we think we know will eventually be proven to be either completely wrong or at least very incomplete. As our grandparent's science it to us, so will our science be to our grandchildren.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

Alaska hit a new record low in the wind chill department Feb. 14, when sensors at Howard Pass recorded a wind chill of -97 degrees Fahrenheit. Do you believe that? These and other facts cause me to believe Joe Bastardi is right about the cause of California's drought being created by a cooler Pacific Ocean. It makes scientific sense that a cooler Pacific would have less evaporation which would decrease atmospheric moisture over California. Duhhh!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Do we have an uneducated country?

Study some history, and you'll find that climate has never been constant. We find citrus trees in Greenland.

Government creates crisis--than fixes it. In the process, they gain greater control of the people, and bring in more taxes, and regulations.

Amazing how citizens are so fooled.

Let's fix our bridges again.

freedom in 2017
SLC, UT

ft, and barry obama is a scientist? gore is a scientist? those are the two entertainers. I'll trust bastardi.

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