April 18, 2011
Global Warming Update (LVIII)
Seattle is shivering
enduring the coldest average high temperature for the first half of April on record at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. And there's no end in sight, the National Weather Service says.
Johnny Burg, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, notes the average temperature has been about 5 degrees below normal, and Cliff Mass, atmospheric scientist at the UW, confirms it's not our imagination that this spring has been a cold, wet blanket.
"It's pretty bad," Mass said. "It's an all-time record for the least number of days above 55 degrees" -- for him a temperature that feels like spring.
So far, he's enjoyed only two 55-degree days since Feb. 1 -- compared with 26 by now last year.
Yeah, yeah, I know. Weather isn't climate, but record cold weather is evidence of warming
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Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at April 18, 2011
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I'm so glad we'll have wind farms to generate electricity to warm us. Question....do the wind farms make us cooler since they are a "fan". hehehe. I can't wait for the time when it's once again global cooling we need to be afraid of. I'm suprised that that fad didn't already hit Seattle since dressing 70's did.
Enjoy your tax day. For a few lucky citizens, you only have to work a few more weeks to start earning for yourself. Others....good for you. You don't pay income tax, but get money from it. Do you feel you've paid your fare share?
2. Off topic: Sorry, just learned our elightened state senators are going to look into why gas priceses are going up so fast. How about the fact that they both vote against the US from drilling our own oil. I guess they both think the "market" (yes I understand the OPEC argument some folks use) doesn't work. So maybe they can legislate what gas and oil should be. THey are both so smart and business savy. Remember Cantwell was an Exec at Real. yeah and my ass after a long bike ride smells nice.
4. it's pretty funny how most progressives dismiss Christians belief in God, but they sell their sole for Global Warming.
5. Here's another good read on the ridiculousness that is Global Warming.
I've been saying this for several years here in the comments. If you understand engineering and how to look for the really big inputs that actually control any system, then you intuitively know that CO2 can't be a dominant input or influence upon global temperature.
Here are the two numbers that really tell the story:
Heat capacity of ocean water: 3993 J/kg/K
Heat capacity of air: 1005 J/kg/K
So the Pacific Ocean is where the majority of the world's heat is kept. This should be obvious to anyone who can look at a map and see the size of the Pacific Ocean. When there are significant upwellings and downwellings of several thousand mile wide regions of water with specific heat content, that has a far greater effect on the climate than anything in the atmosphere, because water retains so much more energy than air. And CO2 is a minuscule percentage of air. So to believe that is has any effect at all, you have to believe in wildly unrealistic feedbacks that have never been shown in any way to exist. And in fact the Global Climate Models have consistently failed to predict any current or past climate. That anyone would think they could predict the future is laughable. Meanwhile, the heat migrations in the Pacific Ocean are very strongly and obviously correlated with climate shifts. For example, everything we have felt in the climate of this past winter correlates directly with a rise in warm water in the Northern Pacific.
Like Sunspots, that we also don't understand perfectly, regional heat in the Pacific is not fully known. It's entirely likely that sustained patterns in Pacific Heat Content can explain major observed climate phenomena. Especially when coupled with Solar and other massive effects such as a very large volcanic eruption.
Whatever the major inputs to climate, it's most certainly not humans. We pale in comparison to all of the truly massive forces that move the world. One only need to see video of the Tsunami wave hitting Japan to get more perspective on the scale of earthly forces vs those of man. If you are worried about SUV exhaust, you are simply gullible.
6. Thank God for global warming!
7. I thought this was alredy proved to be a boatload of junk science.(To be disposed of in nearby garbage can!!)
Now, a simple scientific problem - If the sun is cooling off and the earth is emitting more CO2, methane and water vapor, what will the end result be ? (or in other words will the earth win - (by making the planet warmer) or will the sun win - (by making the planet cooler) ?
A: The more the sun cools off, the wider the margin of victory by the sun. Man-made Global warming radicals, repent !