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Climate change threatens Winter Olympics
Truth Dive ^ | 1/24/14

Posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:09 AM PST by Libloather

Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century if global warming projections prove accurate.

Even with conservative climate projections, only 11 of the previous 19 sites could host the Games in the coming decades, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Management Center Innsbruck (Austria).

“The cultural legacy of the world’s celebration of winter sport is increasingly at risk,” said Professor Daniel Scott, a Canada Research Chair in Global Tourism and lead author of the study.

“Fewer and fewer traditional winter sports regions will be able to host Olympic Winter Games in a warmer world,” he said.

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Make Algore the spokes-idiot.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:09 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The crazy _astards just can’t stop, even when it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass monkey.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 3:08:02 AM PST by iontheball
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To: Libloather
Blah blah blah.

Too hot global warming. Too cold climate change.

Blah blah blah.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 3:24:22 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: iontheball

What happen this winter season is that the polar cold was diverted by a flex in the jet stream, that sent the greatest surge of cold over the Western Hemisphere, while what would have been the normally frigid winter that usually has encompassed the Sochi region was diverted at just a critical time for the Winter Olympics.

The greater picture is much more defined than it has been made out to be, but most people cannot see further than what is going on in their own street.

Greenland is probably actually getting a more than average increase in their seasonal ice coverage. But northern Siberia is not.


4 posted on 01/24/2014 3:27:02 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Libloather

It`s that Bush & Rove weather machine !!!


5 posted on 01/24/2014 3:29:37 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: Libloather

Brain rash...


7 posted on 01/24/2014 3:30:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Libloather

In Other News:
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The Super Bowl may be delayed due to winter conditions...


8 posted on 01/24/2014 3:32:20 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Libloather

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9 posted on 01/24/2014 3:32:54 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Libloather

We don’t have any mountains but its plenty cold here.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 3:33:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

What BS! I was freezing yesterday and I’m in Tampa.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 3:36:48 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: Vendome

Stupid plan having SB in February in NJ, in an open stadium.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 3:39:21 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

Warm temp in Russia is climate. Cold temp in North America is weather.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 3:44:02 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Vaquero

No duh

Even better is changing the schedule to tentative.

It’s not like anyone is going to SB party with about 150 friends and watching on nearly 20 screens...on a Sunday.

Besides, it’ll likely be 70 some odd degrees where I am and my home team, 9’ers, can watch in the same comfort


14 posted on 01/24/2014 3:46:17 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: iontheball

You don’t understand. As global warming leads to global cooling, global cooling leads to global warming.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 3:50:35 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather

Even if this happens, which is doubtful, would anyone really miss the winter Olympics? Few people wake up in the night worried about this non-crisis.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 3:51:53 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Libloather
May God help us from these Global Warming loonies! Here in our neck of the woods, the Seattle City Council is talking about banning gas driven leaf blowers, for God's sake! True, leaf blowers do blow out more CO2s. But, how many leaf blowers are being used compared to all the other internal combustion engines? How about one airliner trip from New York to Los Angles?

After we act like Chicken Littles about all of man's CO2 emissions, we can get a better perspective by eating a little pie chart:


17 posted on 01/24/2014 3:52:43 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Libloather
Two Rules About Global Warming

1 - Record Setting Cold Temperatures:
Snow or ice does not disprove the existence of Global Warming. They are just anecdotal evidence of a temporary condition and cannot be regarded as valid indicators.

2 - Record Setting Warm Temperatures:
Drought, rain, storms, melting ice, or other unusual conditions are undeniable empirical evidence that man caused Global Warming is destroying the planet, and maybe even the entire galaxy.

18 posted on 01/24/2014 3:57:06 AM PST by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hey now, we got da Porcupine Mountains, and Crystal Mtn. and all dem other ski Mtns. We could easily do da Olympics in da UP, eh? And it sure as heck has been cold enough, we could have the figure skating on Lake Michigan, hockey on Pick Any Lake....


19 posted on 01/24/2014 4:02:08 AM PST by blu
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To: alloysteel
What happen this winter season is that the polar cold was diverted by a flex in the jet stream, that sent the greatest surge of cold over the Western Hemisphere, while what would have been the normally frigid winter that usually has encompassed the Sochi region was diverted at just a critical time for the Winter Olympics.

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I saw a great article the other day by a climatologist (believe it was posted on this site) that said the sun, which provides all the external heat on earth, is in a decline that will likely lead to a mini ice age. When the sun's energy lowers, it affects the earth's jet stream causing large north/south elliptical sweeps across the planet. These huge swings lead to extremes, such as we now have in the U.S. with California baking and the rest of the country in a deep freeze.

20 posted on 01/24/2014 4:06:21 AM PST by iontheball
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To: alloysteel
"... while what would have been the normally frigid winter that usually has encompassed the Sochi region was diverted at just a critical time for the Winter Olympics."

Mmmm, no, don't think so.

You do know that Sochi is a Black Sea summer resort which has palm trees? << psst, palm trees will die in prolonged sub-freezing temperatures.


Nope, didn't think so.

21 posted on 01/24/2014 4:10:34 AM PST by Justa
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To: ExCTCitizen

We’ll have to do the winter olympics there. Got any mountains?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 4:11:28 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Libloather
Only six of the previous Winter Olympics host cities will be cold enough to reliably host the Games by the end of this century if global warming projections prove accurate.

No global warming projections have proven accurate so far, ergo...

23 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:17 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Libloather
if global warming projections prove accurate

I'm speechless.

24 posted on 01/24/2014 4:13:20 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Vaquero
Stupid plan having SB in February in NJ, in an open stadium.

No doubt! Who the Fk came up with that stupid idea? Who in their right mind would spend all that money required to go to a Super Bowl only to freeze to death?

25 posted on 01/24/2014 4:24:25 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: SampleMan

People said from early on that Sochi was a really questionable place for a Winter Olympics as it doesn’t normally get much snow. It’s on the Black Sea, which is where Russians have their Summer resorts! If you look at it, the latitude looks to be about even with Florence, Italy.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 4:28:26 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: iontheball

More’s the fool for them to promote Global anything. As it is, it should be ‘LOCAL Warming’ (in CA’s case).


27 posted on 01/24/2014 4:28:48 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Libloather

They could have held it in Tampa last week..two straight days of waking up to 26 degrees


28 posted on 01/24/2014 4:38:20 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Libloather

If you check the History of weather for this region... Sochi is not a great place for the Winter Games... but it is the cheapest region to hold it for that part of the world. They would have to spend a bunch of money on infrastructure to hold it where it would be perfect.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 4:49:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Vaquero

I hope that there are 40 inches of snow on the field and the temps are about -15f. I hope algore is there.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 4:53:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: iontheball

Its a cult. I made a comment on a brutally cold day a couple years ago to a woman. All the sudden it was a cult style voice; “Oh no, global warming is real. My daughter just graduated as an enviromental biologist and unfortunately global warming means it is going to get colder in the midwest.”

She was a customer so I couldn’t tell her;

1) What part of global and warming aren’t you putting together? And

2) Your daughter is an idiot and you have been ripped off.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 5:00:24 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Vaquero

I’m hoping it dumps two feet of snow. Nobody in their right mind would want to go to crap holes like NY/NJ on their best days, much less in the winter.

NFL idiots deserve a disaster for picking such unattractive, backwards places.


32 posted on 01/24/2014 5:12:29 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Libloather
if global warming projections prove accurate.

That's a pretty big "if" There would be palm trees in Minnesota and no ice on the Poles right now IF warming projections had proved accurate. I would be rich IF it rained hundred dollar bills here.

33 posted on 01/24/2014 5:15:34 AM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Einherjar
It`s that Bush & Rove weather machine !!!

If that were the case, our weather would be 100 percent moderate.

34 posted on 01/24/2014 5:17:28 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Correct.

You can't compare a 1950s Olympic temp and 2010s Olympic temp, as if all locations are the same. Anyone with any science knowledge would understand that location, not time, is the primary variable.

Let's just examine the average January temps of four game sites from the 1950s games and the last four game sites.

1948- St. Moritz, Switzerland (-9.5°C)
1952- Oslo, Norway (-4.0°C)
1956- Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy (-4.2°C)
1960- Squaw Valley, U.S. (7.6°C)
AVERAGE (-2.5°C)

2000- Salt Lake City, USA (-2.3°C)
2006- Turin, Italy (2.9°C)
2010- Vancouver, Canada (3.0°C)
2014- Sochi, Russia (5.9°C)
AVERAGE (2.4°C)

So, with 10 minutes of research, I discovered that the average temperature of the last four Winter Olympic locations is 4.9C warmer than the four starting in 1948, due completely to location, not AGW. But this genius, likely spending months of time and tens of thousands in grant money, decided that location is a non-factor in temperature and that AGW was the clear underlying factor.

And the Left wonders why we don't take their “smart people” seriously.

35 posted on 01/24/2014 5:19:21 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Libloather

So is this moron suggesting that the indoor ice rink events will be affected by the outdoor temperature?

Or the temperature on the higher elevation ski slopes will raise from 10 degrees to 13 degrees will make them unusable?

Is this moron unaware that recent bobsled/luge courses are refrigerated?


36 posted on 01/24/2014 5:36:07 AM PST by kidd
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To: Lee'sGhost
I’m hoping it dumps two feet of snow. Nobody in their right mind would want to go to crap holes like NY/NJ on their best days, much less in the winter.

NFL idiots deserve a disaster for picking such unattractive, backwards places.

Not going to argue the horrible liberal types that run my home state of NY. places like the meadowlands are pretty far from the horrors of places like Newark and NYC.

Do you consider the cities of New Orleans or Houston any less Liberal? Yeah the states may vote conservative but the stank coefficient seems to live in many cities even in the so called Red states.

37 posted on 01/24/2014 5:40:22 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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"People said from early on that Sochi was a really questionable place for a Winter Olympics as it doesn’t normally get much snow. It’s on the Black Sea, which is where Russians have their Summer resorts! If you look at it, the latitude looks to be about even with Florence, Italy."

Perhaps this location was picked, knowing that it would be too warm, just so that the international spotlight would then be on "Global Warming". Just saying.

Okay, I'll take off my tinfoil hat now. But deep down you know it has the ring of truth to it.

38 posted on 01/24/2014 5:46:15 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Libloather

“by the end of this century”


39 posted on 01/24/2014 5:49:48 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Libloather

The only thing that will save the Winter Olympics is more Marxism.

Pray America is Waking


40 posted on 01/24/2014 5:55:29 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Libloather
Ah, now it becomes clear why they picked what used to be the summer resort town of the Soviet elite to hold a Winter Olympics. The propaganda value of showing a place that has a Mediterranean (Black Sea, actually) climate and decrying the fact that there's no snow. An effect, of course, of all that evil CO2.
41 posted on 01/24/2014 6:16:49 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Vaquero

I don’t disagree with that.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 6:31:16 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: SampleMan

I disagree. They wonder no such thing. They just say that WE are the stupid ones.


43 posted on 01/24/2014 6:33:34 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Libloather

save for later


44 posted on 01/24/2014 6:52:53 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Libloather

Why not hold the next Winter Olympics in Baton Rouge, La., where right now, it’s below freezing?


45 posted on 01/24/2014 8:39:36 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: preacher

“Scientists” and the MSMedia: lean back and kick when we tell you and we’ll be able to make the swing go higher.

HF


46 posted on 01/24/2014 9:09:37 AM PST by holden
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47 posted on 01/24/2014 3:15:08 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Libloather

This is terrific news! I’ll finally earn my Gold in Winter Water Skiing!

See? Always, ALWAYS look for the Silver Lining! :)


48 posted on 01/24/2014 3:47:18 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Libloather

More eco-porn, equivocation and guessing.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 5:22:42 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Libloather
Judging from this curve, I'd be more worried about the 2100 Summer Games...if I worried about sports at all.

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50 posted on 01/24/2014 5:29:31 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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