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Forum Post: Hot enough for you?!

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX
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I wonder what Fox's Tea Party morons and their Libertarian dupes think of this? I wonder if 'think' has semantic content for them?

"Government figures have confirmed July was the hottest month for the United States on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month saw a nationwide average of 77.6 degrees — 3 degrees above the 20th century average. The previous record dated back to the Dust Bowl era in 1936. The scorching weather in July helped bring on a devastating drought and contributed to the hottest 12-month period on record. The news comes just days after a new study by leading NASA climatologist James Hansen reported the recent spate of extreme weather seen in the United States and around the world cannot be attributed to anything but human-caused global warming." http://www.democracynow.org/2012/8/9/headlines#890

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Thanks for the mostly positive comments. As you can see, I pay little attention to the inherently specious art of marketing. I don't expect anyone to read the truth even less to pay for it. I fully expect the self destructiveness of contemporary culture to proceed to its inevitable end. All I can say is that I tried. You can lead a fool to the truth but . . .

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

How many will starve as speculators reap a drought bonus on this fall's dismal crops?

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[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The July 2012 record was two tenths of one degree hotter than the record set in July 1936.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/time-series/index.php?parameter=tmp&month=7&year=2012&filter=1&state=110&div=0

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

were the Himalayan glaciers whose summer melt supplies water to a billion people receding in 1936? What about the polar ice caps and Greenland sheet?

You see? I'm not extrapolating from too little data.

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

you need to look at as many measures as there are. No matter how good, one can never be sufficient for science, though politicians rarely understand that.

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago
[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1307) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_sea_level_rise “Global average sea level rose at an average rate of around 1.7 ± 0.3 mm per year from 1950 to 2009 and at a satellite-measured average rate of about 3.3 ± 0.4 mm per year from 1993 to 2009,[4] an increase on earlier estimates.[5]”

Your first link say that the peak of the last ice age was 20,000 years ago. Specious reasoning tells us the recent increase of sea level rise is meaningless since it's risen more on average since the last ice age??! Define specious for me.

On the subject of deception, do you remember when Cheney used to announce to the public each August that the ice in Antartica was increasing?

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 2 years ago

The sea level rise chart shows that over the last 4000 years sea level rise has been relatively slight.

An example of a specious argument. Using weather anomalies in a localized area to provide evidence for global warming.