Skip to comments.This US summer is 'what global warming looks like'
Posted on 07/03/2012 6:42:28 AM PDT by mykroar
WASHINGTON (AP) - If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.
Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.
These are the kinds of extremes climate scientists have predicted will come with climate change, although it's far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June.
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And this weather has been local. Europe, Asia and Africa aren't having similar disasters now, although they've had their own extreme events in recent years.
Or maybe not.
The derecho is not a freak occurrence. They’ve been happening all along. We now have a word for them.
I so totally believe it... here in LA on July 4rd, temp high? 75
So this is the big doomsday horror we were warned about?
Here in Melbourne, Australia, we’re told the drought for the past decade was caused by global warming, now we’re receiving massive rain because of global warming
The horrendous wildfires in recent years (since Indonesia which actually darkened the skies around the world) have in many cases been set. Everybody take a wild guess...
I think God is trying to get our attention.
Cold weather is simply weather.
Summer is hot, winter is cold, news at 11! I bet we get extremely temperate weather in the spring and fall! The world is dying!!! The END IS NEAR!!!!!! OHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I assume the record snowfall in Anchorage, AK this past winter was do to global warming as well.
...although it’s far too early to say that is the cause.
But we’ll say it is anyway.
Yeah, sure right .OK .should I panic that some Idiots received a Degree in Science or Meterology and the Univesity graduated them anyway with all Ds ?
Or is this the Idiot Al Gore again ?
In my area of Michigan we’re experiencing a very localized drought. 20 or 30 miles away in all directions is getting plenty of rain but here we’re bone dry.
I was in Hilton Head, SC the first week in June and in never went over 80 degrees. Usually we go in May and it is in the 90s. I thought it has been a below average year, aside from last week’s heat wave. I couldn’t even get into our pool until about 10 days ago becaus ethe water was too cold.
Obama said he could change the levels of the oceans. And he may have. Just think, this is the type of weather experienced in the 1930’s.
So we get the second coming of FDR and he brings that frigging weather with him. Should we also get ready for dust bowls, soup lines and world wide wars?
More global cooling/warming/climate change idiocy.
Last winter was one of our mildest in decades.
The previous winter was one of the worst in decades [beat the all-time state snowfall record by 0.5 inch.]
I recall some summers from the 1950s that had devastating heat waves and droughts.
Some probably remember that period from the 1930s called the Dust Bowl.
Anything for more grant money.
I read this article this morning, just to kill some time.
I was looking for one thing - the “solution” that he proposed. It really was only mentioned in passing, in closing - government funded PV solar panels.
Well, Eugene, if that was the only agenda of the global warming crowd, you would get that much pushback. No, the agenda is definitely anti-capitalist and anti-energy in general.
If the “solutions” to these “crises” proposed by the left ever become anything other than an expansion of government power over our lives (ie, communism), we will start listening to you. Until then, shove it.
This is what it is like with decades and decades of gubbmint willful neglect, and what will be like SOLELY dependent on gubbmint for all your needs.
Granted some stuff you can not do without in your daily living amongst the society. But to stretch it to global warming fearmongering is simply wishful thinking.
When our sun entering its final days, yes, everything and everyone will be baked, but nor for a very long long time yet. And there's nothing the human can do about it. Unless we can all get off the planet, that is.
We all know the people back east think they live at the center of the universe, but where I live the temperature has been it’s usual perfect 70-74 degrees.
But no one wants to mention that.
BS. Weather patterns are cyclical and I have seen this before in my lifetime.
Too hot -> Global Warming!
Too cold -> Global Warming!
Drought -> Global Warming!
Floods -> Global Warming!
Bumper crops -> Global Warming!
Famine -> Gloabl Warming!
VCR flashing 12:00 -> Global Warming!
Power outages -> Global Warming!
Creeping socialism -> Global Warming!
Bad hair days -> Global Warming!
Amazing that something with no scientific evidence backing it up has such wide ranging effects.
The world is STILL colder than it has been for most of it's existence. We need to warm up a bit more yet.
In the summer, it is “global warming”. In the winter, it is “climate change”.
I believe it is Spanish for right.
I've lived longer than the average Freeper and can say with certainty "extreme" weather events like this, hot or cold, have happened regularly over my lifetime. But communications were slower in years past and there wasn't a cadre of zealots trying to panic the folks into believing world socialism will simultaneously control the weather and deliver us into utopia.
For the most part, even our local (Midwest and South) leftist news channels have been too smart to take this bait. Most are remarking how much this summer is shaping up like 1953 and 1954.
I do understand how important it is for DC to call their storm a Mexican storm the term was first used for this type of storm in 1888. They would want a “new term” and wouldn’t want it to be blamed on the current administration. Kind of like his green policies were so helpful to the Colorado wildfires.
Of interest, even NPR notes that in the border area between Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, these storms are at least an annual occurrence, just not important to the right people. (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/02/156106723/word-of-the-day-derecho).
Temperatures in the mid-90’s in Ohio and Washington, DC in July. Stop the Presses!
Add to your list:
El Niño -> Global Warming!
La Niña -> Global Warming!
Like every other summer I've seen for my entire lifetime?
I think you are right.
Weather in California could not be more pleasant.
I have to admit, it appears California Air Resources Board (CARB) global cooling efforts have paid off. Sure, we fee’d and fined our best businesses out of state to get this done but it seems worth it now.
Of what “death panels” might look like.
No electricity for you! Take a pill.
“Obama said he could change the levels of the oceans. And he may have. Just think, this is the type of weather experienced in the 1930s.”
Obama healed the nation, well, he did cure white guilt!
If you are experiencing "drought" conditions for the majority of the time, don't you think the paradigm should change so that the "drought" becomes "normal," and unusual years would be considered "wet?"
Here in the western US, it seems like drought conditions prevail (at least in the high desert areas where I always seem to end up living). Maybe the climate is just dry here! It's not a drought, it's just normal!
Seth Borenstein must be William Connolley's man at the AP. SSDD.
Total BS. This is what a HOT SUMMER looks like. Here in Virginia it’s awful, but our past two summers were pretty mild. So what’s this brainiac’s explanation for that?
“Derecho”....last I heard, it was known as a straight-line wind. I really think they make up this stuff as they go along.
Since the Colorado Springs fire, that leveled 346 homes and killed 2 people was ARSON, it seems the prime suspects would be found among those hyping the “Global Warming” lie.
I remember spending the summer in Atlanta in 1977 and they had something like 50 days in a row over 90 degrees. Unusual even for the Deep South. Anybody mentioning global warming in those days would have been laughed at and regarded as a crackpot. Those were the days!
funny... and here i thought it was just weather
of course, you can’t get campaign contributions or levy taxes on people for ‘weather’. to do that, you have to dress it up a bit and get people panicking.
Please.. what udder bunk.
Heat Waves, droughts, wild fires, floods, mud slides, tornados, hurricanes... all have happened long before anyone burned a hydrocarbon and will continue to happen long after the last one gets burned.
This is idiotic. The earth naturally goes through cycles, some are short enough for man to have noticed directly and predict (11 year sun spot cycles).. others can only be observed indirectly (glacial maximums and minimums). Given we are in an interglacial period, (and thank god we are) history suggest the climate will continue to moderate, until such time as we enter a long term cooling period and glacial activity increases and expands.
Its FREAKING SUMMER!!! HEAT WAVES HAPPEN.. WILD FIRES HAPPEN... to try to blame this on “man made climate change” is nonsense.
There are plenty of real damage we do do to the environment, acid rain, acid mine drainage, direct polution, etc etc etc.. but this CO2 is killing the earth is NONSENSE on its face, and its shameful folks are buying into it.
Hey, no problem.
The us federal government will simply tax the Glowbull Warming, then tax the not Glowbull Warming.
Just remember: Hot in Summer = Global Warming, Cold in Winter = Climate Change.
I've noticed that also.
Now that weather has been politicized, it's all about the hype and the agenda.
Nobody ever does analysis of how good the predictions were.