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For global warming believers, 2013 was the year from Hell
Financial Post ^ | December 19, 2013 | Lawrence Solomon

Posted on 12/21/2013 3:55:34 PM PST by rickmichaels

2013 has been a gloomy year for global warming enthusiasts. The sea ice in the Antarctic set a record, according to NASA, extending over a greater area than at any time since 1979 when satellite measurements first began. In the Arctic the news is also glum. Five years ago, Al Gore predicted that by 2013 “the entire North polar ice cap will be gone.” Didn’t happen. Instead, a deflated Gore saw the Arctic ice cap increase by 50% over 2012. This year’s Arctic ice likewise exceeded that of 2008, the year of his prediction. And that of 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Weather between the poles has also conspired to make the global warming believers look bad. In December, U.S. weather stations reported over 2000 record cold and snow days. Almost 60% of the U.S. was covered in snow, twice as much as last year. The heavens even opened up in the Holy Land, where an awestruck citizenry saw 16 inches of snow fall in Jerusalem, almost three feet in its environs. Snow blanketed Cairo for the first time in more than 100 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at opinion.financialpost.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 12/21/2013 3:55:34 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

USAToday ain’t giving up.

Just this week they had stories on record rises in coastal seawater levels in the US AND record high temps in Russia.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 3:57:01 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: rickmichaels

Stick it to The Mann.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 3:57:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: rickmichaels

Al Gore may be “deflated” by the increasing ice, but he’s grown filthy rich on his environmental scams and the sale of his Green TV station to Al Jazeera.

They say that most Greenies are like watermelons—green on the outside, red on the inside.

Leftist Al reverses this—he’s red on the outside, and green on the inside.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 3:57:51 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: nascarnation

All the “warming” somehow got into the deep parts of the ocean.


5 posted on 12/21/2013 4:00:37 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: nascarnation
Go to the FR link and then listen to the Joe Bastardi summary where he puts the lie to the global warming type's claim that this past November was the warmest on record. Oh, and make sure you have your heaviest winter wear available for the end of the month!

Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary December 21, 2013

6 posted on 12/21/2013 4:07:53 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: rickmichaels

This link does not work (possibly because I’m using a ‘smart’ phone)


7 posted on 12/21/2013 4:13:58 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: CedarDave

The MSM just won’t let this die.
Too much invested in it I guess.
Like all these deals, a tough slog to refute.
I will give them credit for an adroit switch from “global warming” to “climate change”.
Now every friggin’ storm is a “crisis”.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 4:15:43 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: rickmichaels
Hmm... Try this link:

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/12/19/lawrence-solomon-for-global-warming-believers-2013-was-the-year-from-hell/

9 posted on 12/21/2013 4:16:48 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: nascarnation

I thought I saw Al Bore in the grocery store buying dry ice and packing it in his shorts..........


10 posted on 12/21/2013 4:17:24 PM PST by coonass
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To: rickmichaels

He’ll? Shouldn’t they be relieved?


11 posted on 12/21/2013 4:17:46 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Vaquero
See #9
12 posted on 12/21/2013 4:18:19 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: rickmichaels
Starting in 2013, though, their excuses have been wearing thin. China’s Suntech, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, has now filed for bankruptcy, as has LDK Solar, another major firm. Sinovel, China’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines and the world second largest, reported it lost $100-million after its revenues plunged 60%, and it is now closing plants in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.

Sweet little gem buried in the article

BTW, your linky is bad..

13 posted on 12/21/2013 4:20:18 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels
According to the International Agency, coal’s dominance will especially grow in the countries of the developing world, helping to raise their poor out of poverty as they modernize their economies.

Hah...Libtards drone on about how "green energy" will raise the poor out of poverty where in most cases he drives them into poverty because their few resources are sucked away into green boondoggles...

14 posted on 12/21/2013 4:24:38 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.area.arctic.png

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.arctic.png

I’m not so sure the news about arctic ice is accurate, the folks who track it don’t show the record ice the article talks about.

Oh and in the charts, “anomaly” means “difference from average”.


15 posted on 12/21/2013 4:24:40 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Any large expanse of ocean, even at the Equator, where the sun’s direct influence is most intense, grows colder with the depth, from 500 to 1,000 meters down, until the temperature reaches a steady level, approximately 38 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Centigrade It is at this point water is most dense, and sinks to the lowest points of the ocean. Upwelling from the depths brings this cold water near the surface, and has an overall COOLING effect on the greater part of the oceans, and consequently on the atmosphere that lies above the ocean surface.

There are deep currents, caused by the melting of polar ice, which is at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Centigrade but it is LESS dense than the cold saline water that lies beneath it. It too is warmed to the warmer saline surface currents, but the warmer saline water is LESS dense that the less saline meltwater, which sinks BELOW the warmer saline water, causing a vertical mixing and a new dynamic for current flow.

The whole point is, that the deep parts of the ocean are NOT subject to warming, no matter what Al Gore says. Even if an underwater volcanic vent opens, and water seeps down to the magma, the water will NOT turn to steam, but is ejected under great pressure, cooling rapidly as the hot water (which may be close to 700 degrees Centigrade), but making little upset to the overall temperature of the depths. The pressure is so great the water cannot become steam, and is cooled long before it could effect much stirring at great depths.

But in a localized area of relatively shallow ocean, such as the Arctic, enough of this very hot ejected water may reach the underside of the polar ice the cause melting from beneath. This is not in fact global warming, but global COOLING, as the pressure valve is popping off. Doesn’t have a darned thing to do with humanity, and it cares not one whit about polar bears.

In case one wonders how there could be undersea vents in the Arctic Ocean, part of the Pacific “ring of fire” extends up into the undersea parts off the coast of Alaska and Siberia.


16 posted on 12/21/2013 4:29:45 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: rickmichaels; Pearls Before Swine

If we did not have a crooked justice system Al Gore would be in jail for fraud.


17 posted on 12/21/2013 4:30:11 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: CedarDave

A very good video, thanks.
Funny he should mention 1994, I was at the GM Cold Weather Test Facility in N. Ontario in Jan 1994 and it never went above 0F until late in the month. -30F or lower most nights.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 4:32:25 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: DBrow

http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/16/global-warming-satellite-data-shows-arctic-sea-ice-coverage-up-50-percent/

Here’s the link to the statistics the article was referring to. It’s true, the ice coverage in the Arctic is 50% greater than last year according to Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft.


19 posted on 12/21/2013 4:32:33 PM PST by Helotes
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To: BBell

If we did not have a crooked justice system Al Gore would be in jail for fraud.

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I don’t think so, the justice system didn’t send previous failed prophets of doom like Charles Taze Russell or William Miller to the hoosegow.

Errant religious prophecies are usually exempt from fraud prosecution, and “global warming” is a religion.


20 posted on 12/21/2013 4:34:54 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: BBell
If we did not have a crooked justice system Al Gore would be in jail for fraud.

Oh'...No

Al Gore should be hung for treason for what he has done to this country...

Just think where we would be today energy wise if "global warming" was never invented to make him rich...

21 posted on 12/21/2013 4:38:15 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels
Turns out the highest paid person at the EPA has been indicted for lying and pretending to work for the CIA and scamming the taxpayer to the tune of $1 M. He's apparently a global warming expert But he told his boss he was needed in Pakistan.During the times he was supposedly overseas doing CIA work he went to is home in VA and rode his bike, did housework, etc.

This is the kind of people these Global Warming activists are. They will lie, cheat, and steal to get taxpayer funds. Their motive is not science. It is to get as rich as the oil barons of whom they are insanely jealous.

22 posted on 12/21/2013 4:40:57 PM PST by what's up
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To: coonass

Oh please name the next solar minimum the “Gore Minimum” so his deceit will endure until eternity.


23 posted on 12/21/2013 4:42:49 PM PST by Thom Pain
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To: DBrow
I’m not so sure the news about arctic ice is accurate, the folks who track it don’t show the record ice the article talks about.

They are talking about two different things:

The sea ice in the Antarctic set a record, according to NASA, ...

In the Arctic the news is also glum. Five years ago, Al Gore predicted that by 2013 “the entire North polar ice cap will be gone.” Didn’t happen. Instead, a deflated Gore saw the Arctic ice cap increase by 50% over 2012.

That 50% increase is the largest one year recovery (from 2.2 to 3.6 million sq.Km). However, the current mid-December value of 10.9 has a long way to go to reach the record 15 million sq.Km of 1978.

24 posted on 12/21/2013 4:45:46 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: alloysteel
In case one wonders how there could be undersea vents in the Arctic Ocean, part of the Pacific “ring of fire” extends up into the undersea parts off the coast of Alaska and Siberia.

And they have recently found volcanoes in Antarctica under the landward ice sheet that is causing melting. In spite of that, the seaward portion of the ice pack is NOT melting, but increasing.

25 posted on 12/21/2013 4:49:59 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: rickmichaels

26 posted on 12/21/2013 4:55:04 PM PST by mikrofon (A Blessed Christmas to All)
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To: Helotes

“The North Pole is still there, and growing. BBC News reports that data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft shows that Arctic sea ice coverage was nearly 9,000 cubic kilometers (2,100 cubic miles) by the end of this year’s melting season, up from about 6,000 cubic kilometers (1,400 cubic miles) during the same time last year.

This came as a shock to researchers who saw Arctic sea ice coverage shrink to a documented low in 2012. However, now sea ice coverage has expanded to reach the sixth record low, according to AFP.”

Right, it’s up 50% after a “record low” last year, not a record high since 1979. It’s about 1.7 million sq km lower than 1979, according to the Cryosphere links I posted (assuming we can trust NOAA).


27 posted on 12/21/2013 5:02:52 PM PST by DBrow
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To: CedarDave

Ah! Oh well, never mind...

Thanks!


28 posted on 12/21/2013 5:04:51 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

South pole is the one with the record

http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/


29 posted on 12/21/2013 5:05:14 PM PST by Technocrat (Romney-Ryan 2012 No I'm not changing my Sig)
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To: rickmichaels

The Left has no memory, or has Stalinist memory, that the North Korean Kims have adopted, and Orwell described so well. History gets overwritten, on to the next cause.


30 posted on 12/21/2013 5:08:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: rickmichaels

that link doesn’t work for me....


31 posted on 12/21/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: CedarDave

thanks


32 posted on 12/21/2013 5:12:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Technocrat

Yup got it, thanks

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.png


33 posted on 12/21/2013 5:17:11 PM PST by DBrow
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To: rickmichaels

If they put the word “believer” in the title then that tells you the subject is, well; subjective.


34 posted on 12/21/2013 5:28:44 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: rickmichaels

Address Not Found

www.opinion.financialpost.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.


35 posted on 12/21/2013 5:32:27 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: DBrow

Any semantical argument is beside the point. The Arctic ice cap is 50% larger based on satellite data than last year. Your graphs just don’t tell the story of how big the ice coverage was last year at this time.

There’s no argument about that. The measurements by the satellites don’t lie. The article was correct when it said the ice cap is significantly larger (over 50%).

Period. The global warming government funded crowd is wrong.

There is no crisis.


36 posted on 12/21/2013 5:33:19 PM PST by Helotes
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To: arthurus

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/12/19/lawrence-solomon-for-global-warming-believers-2013-was-the-year-from-hell/


37 posted on 12/21/2013 5:35:00 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Popman
Al Gore should be hung for treason for what he has done to this country...

Algore lies off the stupidity of others.

38 posted on 12/21/2013 5:51:01 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Helotes

It’s not a semantic argument. The graph I posted a link to shows that Arctic sea ice is below the average level. It also shows the deep low for 2012, and how that dip in ice level is over.

Yes, last year was a record low, and this year is 50% more than last year, but it is still below the average.

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.arctic.png

There is no crisis, yes, and Algor was wrong for sure.


39 posted on 12/21/2013 5:57:51 PM PST by DBrow
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To: I_Like_Spam

Algore has grown filthy rich on business scams predicated on global warming. There’s plenty of material an honest prosecutor could make many fraud cases out of.


40 posted on 12/21/2013 6:19:57 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: rickmichaels

the weather channel should start getting weather reports from hell beginning next year. that would make things more interesting. and live from hell, we have Beallzubub with the latest updates on the unexpected cold wave hitting the land way down under.


41 posted on 12/21/2013 6:25:53 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: DBrow

Well, maybe if it grew another 50% next year we wouldn’t have a problem at all.:)

Happy Holidays


42 posted on 12/21/2013 7:27:38 PM PST by Helotes
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To: alloysteel

Why do you hate science? ;-)


43 posted on 12/21/2013 7:57:49 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: Helotes

Ha ha ha Yes, Merry Christmas!


44 posted on 12/21/2013 8:01:11 PM PST by DBrow
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