Skip to comments.Climate Change to Bring More Hot Days to Los Angeles Region: UCLA Study
Posted on 06/21/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Los Angeles region is expected to see more days above 95 degrees by the middle of the 21st Century, according to a first-ever report from UCLA on the local impacts of climate change.
The report, "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region," predicts that temperatures will rise an average of 4.6 degrees Fahreneit if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to increase at current levels.
The change would mean three times today's number of extremely hot days in downtown LA, and four times as many in the surrounding valleys and mountain areas.
The report is the first of five expected releases from Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region.
The report was produced with federal funding provided to the city of Los Angeles in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, a network of government, business, academia and non-profit groups.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbclosangeles.com ...
"The report was produced with federal funding provided to the city of Los Angeles in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, a network of government, business, academia and non-profit groups."
Must be a bunch of grant money at stake.
This just in:
Summer is hot and winter is cold. Details at 11:00.
This is BS for the simple reason that they can’t predict the pattern now, never mind with “climate change”. The way LA gets hot is offshore winds. Will “climate change” cause more or less of those? If they say they know the answer, they are lying.
That’s what they get for getting rid of the smog. At least it kept out the bright hot sun.
There might be some truth to that. Today, it was 105 degrees in Brawley, Imperial County, Calif. Must be due to global warming!
Garbage in, Garbage out.
Quick. Send them some more of our money. Look at the great work they are doing, projecting scare stories into the future.
Hot weather in late June - they used to call it Summer
This is their key to excessive warmth prediction: "The scaling factor β dictates the size of the coastal-inland pattern. Using our dynamically downscaled output, we compute that α ranges between -0.10°C (summer) and 0.15°C (fall). In contrast, β varies little by season, ranging from 0.26 (winter) to 0.39 (spring)."
Their prose is the skilled prose of professional liars. One might think that α and β are somehow calculated from weather patterns (present or even the unknowable future). But they are not. They are simply a garbage side effects of their statistical model which is filled with their made-up assumptions. They cannot possibly know whether there will be more land breezes or ocean breezes in the future.
Blah blah blah...climate change....blah blah...fossil fuels...blah blah blah.....gotta go green....blah blah blah.......Republicans....deniers....blah blah blah......tipping point...blah blah.....
73 degrees, and a real nice on shore Pacific breeze right now....
I’m not sure I can take much more!
Way behind the times. And they call themselves progressive ?
It is no longer called Climate Change, which was a joke to start with. The climate always changes. It is now called Sustainable Development. And who knows what they will be calling it in a couple of years.
These cycles suck, where's the ice age those damned hippies promised?!?
What do ya want? It’s Arizona.
The temps in Arizona more resemble an oven setting.
Last time I was there, rented a car and the seat belt connector literally branded my arm...
If ya like living like a lizard, you’ll love Arizona!
This long calm spell is due, of course, to Global Warming.
Yep. At first the models probably predicted some cooling. After tweaking the variables enough the desired results were achieved.