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Weather shifts behind disasters need 'urgent' probe: UN
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/10 | AFP

Posted on 08/18/2010 3:09:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

GENEVA (AFP) – Climate scientists must urgently look into changes in atmospheric currents linked to devastating floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia, UN climate and weather bodies said on Wednesday.

Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Programme, told AFP that changes, known as blocking episodes, can prevent humidity or hot weather dispersing.

That intensified heavy rain or heatwaves and locked them over an area, he explained, potentially with a growing impact on extreme weather events that scientists expect to happen more frequently with global warming.

Asrar said that European researchers had modelled the blocking pattern in atmospheric currents and resulting weather behind the Pakistani rains and Russian heatwave a few weeks in advance.

They "clearly flagged this formation and kept track of it", said Asrar, whose programme is partly linked to the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

"We know for sure that the two events in Pakistan and Russia are linked," he added.

Asrar and the WMO underlined that the intense monsoon rain in Pakistan and heatwave in Russia, as well as rain-induced landslides in China and the split of a giant iceberg in Greenland in recent weeks were exceptional even by the standards of naturally-occurring climate extremes.

The WMO called the four "an unprecedented sequence of events" that "compare with, or exceed in intensity, duration or geographical extent, the previous largest historical events".

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1 posted on 08/18/2010 3:09:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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If anything needs a good probe, it’s the UN..


2 posted on 08/18/2010 3:09:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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An aerial view shows water covering huge areas in the southern Punjab province. Climate scientists must urgently look into changes in atmospheric currents linked to devastating floods in Pakistan and wildfires in Russia, UN climate and weather bodies said on Wednesday. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)


3 posted on 08/18/2010 3:11:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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UN calls for probe of weather

Maybe they ought to just put some ice on it.


4 posted on 08/18/2010 3:12:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a GOP conspiracy! Calling Nazi Pelosi (I love that).


5 posted on 08/18/2010 3:15:44 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, we’ve never had floods before.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 3:15:58 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: NormsRevenge; markomalley; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Nipfan; rdl6989; Tunehead54; Clive; ...
"That intensified heavy rain or heatwaves and locked them over an area, he explained, potentially with a growing impact on extreme weather events that scientists expect to happen more frequently with global warming."

As if.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 08/18/2010 3:17:07 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Flag_This

Yopu would think that a weather disaster had never ocurred before. What is the sense in studying what you cannot change.

They have a plan and that plan is to sell carbon Credits, which will not stop any bad weatehr , but will make someone rich.


8 posted on 08/18/2010 3:18:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

All they need to do is hook up for data from that excellent NASA satellite that shows Lake Michigan’s temp to be 600 degrees plus.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 3:19:33 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stupid Stupid Stupid!

We have known conclusively for over 100 years that weather is more variable during Sunspot Minimums and Sunspot Maximums. ( we are just leaving a very long deep minimum) In fact there had been observations more than 200 years ago correlating size of wheat harvest to sunspot activity.

Why does the UN not know this. They do, but it does not fit their agenda. This is about control through Globalism, with the UN at the helm. HORROR.


10 posted on 08/18/2010 3:19:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Venturer
"Yopu would think that a weather disaster had never ocurred before. "

There may not be one in the Koran.

11 posted on 08/18/2010 3:23:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: steelyourfaith
Well, it looks like unless we make some major changes, we are going to cause a lot of suffering and devastation in the third world, eventually leading to our own demise. At least the UN is saying so, and , of course, they are a peace loving group with only our best interest in mind.

So let's raise our taxes, stop eating beef, pay world taxes, increase international bureaucracy, give up our guns, become good muslims, ride bicycles to our assigned jobs, bomb Israel, and STFU about everything else. It's the UN way; it's the dimocRAT way, and it's apparently our only chance of survival. So says algore and his RATS in the media.

12 posted on 08/18/2010 3:33:31 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought I remembered seeing an article on FR that Russia claims that the US has climate weapons. Maybe they should start their probe there. /s


13 posted on 08/18/2010 3:35:24 PM PDT by derekr44
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To: NormsRevenge
Whatever the problem is, I'm sure some sort of wealth transfer tax on white Americans will fix it.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

14 posted on 08/18/2010 3:39:41 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Trolling for funds.


15 posted on 08/18/2010 3:41:10 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: NormsRevenge
"We know for sure that the two events in Pakistan and Russia are linked," he added.

Prove that assertion. Show the evidence and explain how you know "for sure".

16 posted on 08/18/2010 3:43:13 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge
Ooooooh. It's unprecedented.
17 posted on 08/18/2010 3:45:10 PM PDT by FourPeas (God Save America)
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To: NormsRevenge

What are they going to do? Put God on trial?

Blame global warming for normal weather?


18 posted on 08/18/2010 3:47:53 PM PDT by madison10
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL they should probe HAARP.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 3:58:02 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: madison10

It’s been tried before. Why not this time?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081015/ap_on_fe_st/suing_god_2


20 posted on 08/18/2010 4:03:17 PM PDT by derekr44
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To: NormsRevenge

Just raise taxes! That’ll fix it.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 6:38:48 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

Can’t these anti-science, weather-fool,eco-nut freaks let it go. I think the UN needs a special kind of probe. I don’t think they would be happy.


22 posted on 08/18/2010 7:16:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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