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Energy Department: Global warming made Hurricane Sandy worse
Yahoo! News ^ | 7/12/13 | Jon Terbush

Posted on 07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

The latest evidence that climate change is already causing massive damage

Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming are a serious threat to the nation's energy infrastructure, according to a new report from the Department of Energy, and their destructive effects are already being felt nationwide.

"Increasing temperatures, decreasing water availability, more intense storm events, and sea level rise will each independently, and in some cases in combination, affect the ability of the United States to produce and transmit electricity from fossil, nuclear, and existing and emerging renewable energy sources," the report states.

In the most striking example, the report says climate change contributed to last year's powerful Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the Northeast, closing ports, pipelines, and oil refineries, and knocking out power to some 8 million customers. And, the report warns, future storms will only get worse.

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KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; climatechange; energy; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; globalwarmingscare; hurricanesandy; hysteria; junkscience; marxistlie; pseudoscience; thebiglie; thegreenmenace; worse
Hey, I can't help myself. I see stuff like this I have to post it. From "The WEakly" no less.. ;-]

Blame Global Varming. Jaaa.

1 posted on 07/12/2013 10:34:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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actually , this piece is from The Week. ap’s ugly little cuzzin.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 10:35:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Since there is no global warming since 1992 or so, what they’re saying is that NOTHING made Sandy worse.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 10:36:15 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Just wonderin’ why Sandy didn’t remain a hurricane then.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 10:37:30 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well see, then MAN is to blame because in the 1970s we were headed for a new Ice Age and we took steps to avoid that and WHOA Nelly, WE OVERCORRECTED!!! Man’s fault. Clearly.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 10:37:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NormsRevenge

The DOE was created to achieve energy independence, not work on weather issues. The link between this weather event and energy independence is tenuous at best. The DOE has failed at their mission and the agency should be sunset out of existence.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 10:38:33 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: NormsRevenge

Global Warming caused the full moon? Wow.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ridiculous assertion. Did global warming contribute to the powerful Galveston hurricane of 1900, or the 1938 New England hurricane, which was far worse than Sandy?

Or how about the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed 22,000 people with winds of over 200 mph?

8 posted on 07/12/2013 10:40:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: NormsRevenge
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

They actually expect people to STILL believe this stuff?!?!

Maybe I'll go into the business of manufacturing cans of “Okee Doke”

9 posted on 07/12/2013 10:40:59 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: NormsRevenge

Like clockwork...Obummer gives a speech on his latest nonsense and 2-3 weeks later, the MSM starts pushing it.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 10:41:17 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess the hidden nugget is this came from the Energy Dept. Probably because no one at the National Weather Service wanted to trash their future career reputations for this.


11 posted on 07/12/2013 10:41:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NormsRevenge
Hurricane strength is partially a function of the difference between air temperature and ocean temperature... the colder the ocean, the stronger the hurricane.

Global warming would make the oceans warmer, leading to weaker hurricanes.

12 posted on 07/12/2013 10:42:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than mainstream journalism?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Great list of everything anybody needs to refute any global warming argument... which is all being completely ignored by the agenda makers: http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/just_the_facts_maam1/
13 posted on 07/12/2013 10:42:24 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Well see, then MAN is to blame because in the 1970s we were headed for a new Ice Age and we took steps to avoid that and WHOA Nelly, WE OVERCORRECTED!!! Man’s fault. Clearly.”

Which begs the question, “what is the game plan for correcting the over correcting and what happens if you over correct again?” “ And how is giving money to Al Gore and his buddies going to prevent over correcting?”

Two questions no one has asked since we over corrected.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 10:42:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell the DOE can’t handle the job their tasked with, now they want to swerve into the other lane?


15 posted on 07/12/2013 10:43:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge


16 posted on 07/12/2013 10:46:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Until I hear one of these supposed scientists including the work of Edward Lorenz, strange attractors, and resonances in their computer models, they’re more like snake oil salesmen than they are scientists.


17 posted on 07/12/2013 10:47:12 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: NormsRevenge
The left treats global warming, er, climate change (an amorphous term) like a dog with a bone. Despite scientific evidence that disproves it and the fraud that was uncovered in the supposed scientific 'studies' on global warming they simply ignore all that and pretend that we're all gonna die because we drive SUV's and like our homes warm in the winter.

We know the 'climate change' scam is intended to justify huge new taxes and to cripple the oil and coal industries, who are a target of the left. That the Obama administration remains oblivious to the fact that there is no demonstrable 'global warming' yet puts out these 'sky is falling' releases shows us the utter contempt these people have for us. Well, as far as I'm concerned, that contempt is mutual.

18 posted on 07/12/2013 10:50:59 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: NormsRevenge

1938 New England hurricane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Hurricane_of_1938

The storm formed near the coast of Africa in September of the 1938 Atlantic hurricane season, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale before making landfall as a Category 3 hurricane on Long Island on September 21.

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1821 Norfolk and Long Island Hurricane
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1821_Norfolk_and_Long_Island_hurricane

As it approached the United States coastline, the hurricane was very intense, with winds estimated at over 135 mph (215 km/h) and potentially as strong as 160 mph (260 km/h), or a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale.


19 posted on 07/12/2013 10:52:54 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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20 posted on 07/12/2013 10:53:09 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Even though the planet has been cooler for the last 15 years.
Wow! that Glowbull Warming is powerful.
21 posted on 07/12/2013 10:55:54 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No respectable climate scientist would make such an assertion.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 10:58:18 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: NormsRevenge
They are confused. We are actually in a cool period.

Ref: http://www.scotese.com/climate.htm


23 posted on 07/12/2013 10:58:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: NormsRevenge

D1 Department: Mental Instability Makes Global Warming Worse


24 posted on 07/12/2013 11:00:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: TigersEye

The lying Marxists behind the globalist warming baloney should be serving time in prison for financial fraud.

There was more fact behind Joe McCarthy’s “list of known Communists” and we were told that was a “Red Scare”, nothing but “hysteria”. We are now facing a “Green Menace” pushed by even MORE hysteria and lies.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 11:00:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NormsRevenge

Meanwhile, in other news...

The Girl Scouts have released a study indicating that failure to buy Girl Scout Cookies leads to global warming.

In other, other news the Girl Scout Cookie selling season begins next week.


26 posted on 07/12/2013 11:04:18 AM PDT by moovova
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To: NormsRevenge
So the Department of Energy now does weather?

How does the DOE become a global warming advocate? I thought NOAA was a part of the Commerce department?

-PJ

27 posted on 07/12/2013 11:16:38 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Global warming has made taxes higher, utility bills much higher, gasoline much higher, higher road taxes, lower standards of living, and loss of individual rights.
28 posted on 07/12/2013 11:16:52 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Global Warming???

Oh, they’re talking about Hurricane Saudi...


29 posted on 07/12/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: TigersEye

Here in Virginia, we had the coolest spring on record. So far the summer has turned out to be the coolest I can remember. And I love it.

Last night I caught a little of the Weather Channel. The guy on camera said that, during July, Atlanta normally has 15 days in the nineties. So far they’ve had none, and there are none in the forecast.

You could hear the reluctance in that guy’s voice. The WC is heavily into advancing the global warming agenda, and that was news he really didn’t want to report, LOL.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 11:29:32 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Timber Rattler
Uh-oh! You're not supposed to notice stuff like that. These "scientific" reports are intended for the brain-dead, environmentally-indoctrinated history-deprived apparatchiks produced by our government schools. Meanwhile, Big Sis will take over the UC system to produce many more of them.

NASA was created to send Americans to the Moon and beyond. I've been reading a series of reports in the Ventura (Caif.) Star newspaper about a NASA program, funded with $593,000 taxpayer dollars, to indoctrinate local "science" teachers on how to brainwash students about climate change aka global warming.

The second annual NASA-sponsored (and funded) Summer Climate Science Institute and Camp at California State College Channel Islands just ended. One of the science frauds-for-hire, climatologist William Patzert from JPL, was quoted: "The uncertainty is the amount of melting that is arising. The rising oceans really tell the tale. You're living in a warming world...Those are the two unassailable facts about global warming. You can't dispute those two things. After that it gets a little more controversial."

Yes it does! He conveniently avoids mentioning that the process has been going on since the end of the last Ice Age -- about 14,000 years ago -- when ocean levels worldwide were about 300 feet below current levels.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 11:33:08 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: NormsRevenge

I understand that the things that caused the most damage from Sandy was corrupt government, unions and looting thugs but that’s redundant.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: CatherineofAragon
Last night I caught a little of the Weather Channel. The guy on camera said that, during July, Atlanta normally has 15 days in the nineties. So far they’ve had none, and there are none in the forecast.

You could hear the reluctance in that guy’s voice. The WC is heavily into advancing the global warming agenda, and that was news he really didn’t want to report, LOL


A couple of days ago here in Tucson we were ready to break the longest streak of consecutive days over 100 F.

We equaled the record, but then the next day just would not cooperate at a mere 98 F and, like you say, the reporters were very disappointed...:^)

33 posted on 07/12/2013 12:14:10 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: NormsRevenge

Prove it DOE... I want to see ALL of your data and I want proof that the SCIENTIFIC METHOD was adhered to! Bunch of lying whores.

LLS


34 posted on 07/12/2013 12:56:49 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Blah. Blah. Blah. More lies wrapped around conspiracies from DC. We are currently still in a record setting period for the length of time with no major hurricanes hitting the US. None. Nada. Just a few Cat 0-1's that the MSM claims were Super Caines.

So the truth is that our current climate is not promoting extremely powerful hurricanes (>cat 3) hitting the US mainland. And our current climate is a cold Pacific with a slightly warm to cooling Atlantic. In this pattern, according to expert Joe Bastardi, hurricanes tend to go up the east coast and not into the gulf. That is why Sandy occurred. And we could get another this season.

35 posted on 07/12/2013 2:28:38 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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36 posted on 07/12/2013 7:53:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Extreme weather patterns spawned by global warming

They are throwing chaff. The "AGW-97" meme has been unjustifiably expanded to include "weather pattern" changes. Obviously there is 97% agreement that CO2 causes warming (despite some claims to the contrary). The question at hand is whether the minor and benign warming from CO2 (maybe 1/2 degree C) is going to cause weather pattern changes such as the deep upper trough that steered Sandy west. The idea that the pattern could change already because of a little enhancement of warming in the Arctic (alleged to be AGW also) is ludicrous.

The variations in the weather patterns are natural. Similar tracks have occurred in the past. The sea surface temperatures were a bit warmer in spots along Sandy's path, but not particularly warm. There was sea level rise enhancement of the surge from Sandy. But the manmade component of that rise was a few inches at most, the rest being a natural rise that has been ongoing since the 1800's (end of the Little Ice Age).

37 posted on 07/13/2013 5:30:43 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
the colder the ocean, the stronger the hurricane.

Not generally. There are cases where the dynamics of temperature contrasts can temporarily strengthen a hurricane. One example is the extratropical transition when the hurricane hits colder waters. Mostly in the tropics, the warmer the water, the stronger the hurricane.

38 posted on 07/13/2013 5:34:03 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: CatherineofAragon
he guy on camera said that, during July, Atlanta normally has 15 days in the nineties. So far they've had none, and there are none in the forecast.

The southeast US has had cooling for a decade or two.

39 posted on 07/13/2013 5:40:24 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: TigersEye
Even though the planet has been cooler for the last 15 years.

No cooling. But no statistically significant warming for at least 15 years.

40 posted on 07/13/2013 5:43:04 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: justa-hairyape
We are currently still in a record setting period for the length of time with no major hurricanes hitting the US. None. Nada.

Worth repeating. Weather rules. Climate is secondary, global warming from CO2 is a very minor component of climate. Solar spectral changes are more important along with ocean circulation cycles. Those are responsible for patterns like the lack of strong hurricanes hitting us.

41 posted on 07/13/2013 5:54:03 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: NormsRevenge

Eco-Porn.


42 posted on 07/13/2013 7:10:26 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Fight the culture of nothing.)
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To: palmer
It looks to me like it's cooling.


43 posted on 07/13/2013 8:38:43 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

More HupA science.


44 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:33 PM PDT by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44)
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To: TigersEye
Your chart appears to stop in 2009. Here's the satellite up to the present:

Statistically speaking, temperatures are flat since the trend is a lot less than the variations.

45 posted on 07/13/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: palmer

Your chart is way out of sync with the one I posted for the ten years the chart I posted represents.


46 posted on 07/13/2013 2:45:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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