Skip to comments.Living in the new abnormal because of climate change
Posted on 06/24/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
ASPEN Living in a world where the population is topping 7 billion and temperatures are rising is going to be anything but normal.
A panel Saturday morning at the opening session of the Aspen Environment Forum painted an often bleak picture of how climate change is altering the world and how humans are dealing with the challenges.
The annual conference, presented by the Aspen Institute and National Geographic, is titled Living in the New Normal this year. The opening discussion carried the same name, but it soon became evident that there is no new normal.
We're living in a new abnormal, perhaps, said Dennis Dimick, National Geographic magazine's executive editor for the environment. He showed detailed graphic displays that demonstrate how global temperatures have increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1970s. Projections indicate that summers in 2040 to 2060 will be warmer than the warmest on record, he said.
Go ahead and throw weather records out the window, agreed Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The atmospheric conditions are changing to the point where every weather event is different than it would have been, Trenberth said. We keep changing the climate so there is no new normal.
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Perhaps they might eventually get around to admitting that nothing is normal....never was....never will be, and it might rain on Tuesday....maybe...if not, then Wednesday.
Give us access to all our clean burning coal, oil and natural gas and we can air condition the planet.
Why all the doom and gloom? If the weather is really getting warmer, growing seasons will lengthen and the permafrost belt will shrink, opening up more arable land.
This random number generator is not behaving in a predictable way!
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Get that tree hugger some lotion to soothe the hands he has bloodied by wringing them to much.
The earth’s climate has been changing continuously for billions of years. On that basis, what defines “normal”?
The climate is changing, but I don’t think humans are causing it. Where I live (Michigan), it’s vastly different from when I was a kid. Summers and winters are a lot warmer. Next to nothing snow in the winter anymore. Not even cold enough to freeze pipes, so people aren’t worried about pipes freezing anymore without a cover of snow. And drought is the new normal.
The sky is falling
Eco-fascism is a cult made up of savages whose members are incapable of rational thought. They continue to carry out one of Hitler’s most infamous dictates: Think in blood, meaning rid yourself of rationality and be ruled by your primitive instinct and red-hot emotion.
The Yahoo answer boards are infested with little teenage insects who have been completely brainwashed by their teachers and believe this eco-cr*p, which can be easily disproved through reading and applying a modicum of common sense. They are the future Himmler Eisengruppen who will try to build ovens again and send millions to their oblivion.
They have already made progress with their abortion factories. The elderly are next, followed by Christians. It’s time to move against this neo-Nazi cult.
The doom and gloom is that if it warms, Aspen may no longer be filled with the glitterati.
Too bad those idiots aren’t required to wear clown makeup when they make fools of themselves. Is Ringling Brothers hiring?
Green is the new Red
That pic looks like Kevin Trenberth.
This is called selecting the data to suit the hypothesis, and it is intellectually dishonest.
Warmer than the warmest on record.
In 1946, Midland, Texas had its warmest year on record at 66.0 F. In 2011, that record was tied. I wonder what they thought was going on back in 1946?
In Cleveland, OH, the ten warmest years have been:
1. 53.5 1998
2. 53.4 1931
3. 53.0 1953
4. 53.0 1921
5. 52.8 1991
6. 52.8 1949
7. 52.7 1938
8. 52.6 2010
9. 52.6 1973
10. 52.5 1946
I wonder what they thought was going on back in 1921 and 1931 and 1938?
Would it have been better if the temp had gone DOWN by 1.5 degrees since then? NO.