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Expect More Droughts, Heavy Downpours, Excessive Heat, And Intense Hurricanes... NOAA
Science Daily ^ | 6-20-2008 | National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration.

Posted on 06/19/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT by blam

Expect More Droughts, Heavy Downpours, Excessive Heat, And Intense Hurricanes Due To Global Warming, NOAA

Tornado. A new NOAA assessment reports that droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and intense hurricanes are likely to become more commonplace as humans continue to increase the atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. (Credit: OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL))

ScienceDaily (June 20, 2008) — The U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research has released a scientific assessment that provides the first comprehensive analysis of observed and projected changes in weather and climate extremes in North America and U.S. territories. Among the major findings reported in this assessment are that droughts, heavy downpours, excessive heat, and intense hurricanes are likely to become more commonplace as humans continue to increase the atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change previously evaluated extreme weather and climate events on a global basis in this same context. However, there has not been a specific assessment across North America prior to this report.

The report is based on scientific evidence that a warming world will be accompanied by changes in the intensity, duration, frequency, and geographic extent of weather and climate extremes.

"This report addresses one of the most frequently asked questions about global warming: what will happen to weather and climate extremes? This synthesis and assessment product examines this question across North America and concludes that we are now witnessing and will increasingly experience more extreme weather and climate events," said report co-chair Tom Karl, Ph.D., director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

"We will continue to see some of the biggest impacts of global warming coming from changes in weather and climate extremes,” said report co-chair Gerry Meehl, Ph.D., of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. "This report focuses for the first time on changes of extremes specifically over North America."

Global warming of the past 50 years is due primarily to human-induced increases in heat-trapping gases, according to the report. Many types of extreme weather and climate event changes have been observed during this time period and continued changes are projected for this century. Specific future projections include:

Abnormally hot days and nights, along with heat waves, are very likely to become more common. Cold nights are very likely to become less common. Sea ice extent is expected to continue to decrease and may even disappear in the Arctic Ocean in summer in coming decades. Precipitation, on average, is likely to be less frequent but more intense. Droughts are likely to become more frequent and severe in some regions. Hurricanes will likely have increased precipitation and wind. The strongest cold-season storms in the Atlantic and Pacific are likely to produce stronger winds and higher extreme wave heights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources.

NOAA plays a key role in the Climate Change Science Program, which is responsible for coordinating and integrating climate research, observations, decision support, and communications of 13 federal departments and agencies.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research investigates climate, weather, and other topics related to the atmosphere. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by a nonprofit consortium of universities, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

The full CCSP 3.3 report, Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate, and a summary FAQ brochure are available online.

Adapted from materials provided by National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration.


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KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; climatecommunism; downpours; droughts; environment; heat; hurricanes; weather
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1 posted on 06/19/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

And is this a precursor to another “blame man for mother nature” scam, then tax him for it ??


2 posted on 06/19/2008 7:31:37 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: blam

Nightmare Science (Authority as Truth)
06/18/2008 1:28:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies · 331+ views
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2032963/posts


3 posted on 06/19/2008 7:32:31 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: blam

I predict that weather around the world will be hot or cold or wet or dry. Okay, where is my grant money?


4 posted on 06/19/2008 7:32:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: EagleUSA

can we go back to the seventies? I liked the global cooling shill better.


5 posted on 06/19/2008 7:32:57 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: blam

In other words, it is summer.....


6 posted on 06/19/2008 7:32:58 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: EagleUSA

What a crock of algore.


7 posted on 06/19/2008 7:33:28 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: blam
Hmmmm, kind of goes against the recent report that there would be no temperature rise until at least 2015.
8 posted on 06/19/2008 7:33:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: blam
Global warming of the past 50 years

50 years? Wasn't it just 30 years ago we were headed for an ice age???

9 posted on 06/19/2008 7:34:08 PM PDT by A message
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To: blam

Maybe God’s trying to get our attention?


10 posted on 06/19/2008 7:34:15 PM PDT by Rodm (Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings)
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To: blam

So, to summarize, we’re doomed.


11 posted on 06/19/2008 7:34:44 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: blam

I’m guessing there will also be mild 70 degree days. Drastic action is needed.


12 posted on 06/19/2008 7:35:03 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: blam

they’ve predicted app 31 hurricanes for the past two years and have recd none ... i’ll bet these predictions will dry up if obama is president


13 posted on 06/19/2008 7:35:09 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (H2OLY: The chemical formula for holy water.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Global chatting about the weather causes warming and creates revenue.


14 posted on 06/19/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT by shineon
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To: blam

Can we PLEASE have a BARF alert on crap science stories like this?


15 posted on 06/19/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: EagleUSA

That’s what I’m thinking. And, as a BONUS, we have not one, but TWO presidential candidates who believe this sh*t.


16 posted on 06/19/2008 7:36:11 PM PDT by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: blam

“Global warming of the past 50 years is due primarily to human-induced increases in heat-trapping gases, according to the report.”

Well, there ya go! Guess I need to get my wallet out.


17 posted on 06/19/2008 7:36:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: blam

This has nothing to do with weather - their predicting a Democrat landslide, therefore he mantra of global warming must be upheld.

Bureaucrats being bureaucrats.


18 posted on 06/19/2008 7:37:06 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: blam
Expect More Droughts, Heavy Downpours, Excessive Heat, And Intense Hurricanes... NOAA

In other words, expect more weather. Got it. Thanks for the tip.

19 posted on 06/19/2008 7:37:46 PM PDT by RockinRight (I just paid $63 for gas. An icefield in Alaska is NOT the Grand Canyon. F--- the caribou.)
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To: blam; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; Normandy; Delacon; TenthAmendmentChampion; Horusra; CygnusXI; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 06/19/2008 7:39:44 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: blam

To think this stuff can be spouted off with little or no accountability.


21 posted on 06/19/2008 7:40:57 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Proud participant in "Operation Chaos")
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To: InvisibleChurch
they’ve predicted app 31 hurricanes for the past two years and have recd none ...

Can you clarify that statement? Nobody has predicted 31 hurricanes during the last 2 years (combined...or even the last 3) and we have had hurricanes...including two cat 5's last year (Dean, Felix).

22 posted on 06/19/2008 7:41:23 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: neodad
So, to summarize, we’re doomed.

We're not just doomed, we're super-doomed. Anyone that doesn't get it yet, needs to read more of these stories and get with the program. You deniers should be rounded up and put into camps.
23 posted on 06/19/2008 7:41:51 PM PDT by ZX12R
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To: blam

it’s 69 degree F in Manhattan at this moment. And it’s the middle of June.


24 posted on 06/19/2008 7:41:55 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media vs. the people.)
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To: Brizick

McCain’s TV ad - global warming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuRHRRYHKIY


25 posted on 06/19/2008 7:42:07 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: EagleUSA

Sounds like something an end times preacher would come up with, Does the report say anything about earthquakes.


26 posted on 06/19/2008 7:42:22 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite
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To: blam

Oh for Gods Sake!! SPARE ME!! Gosh I am so sick of this BS.

Next they will be telling us that Dogs and Cats will be living together, mass hysteria!!!!

UGH!


27 posted on 06/19/2008 7:42:36 PM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: utherdoul

I’m with you.


28 posted on 06/19/2008 7:43:08 PM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: Kimmers

LOL LOL :-)


29 posted on 06/19/2008 7:43:31 PM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: blam
Expect More Droughts, Heavy Downpours, Excessive Heat, And Intense Hurricanes... NOAA

Plagues, darkness, the dead rising from the grave,forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes,riots in the streets, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!

30 posted on 06/19/2008 7:45:45 PM PDT by LRS
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To: ReformedBeckite

More junk science:

“Earthquakes Became Five Times More Energetic Due to Global Warming”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2033057/posts


31 posted on 06/19/2008 7:46:27 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: blam

I thought the “intense Hurricanes” claim for global warming had already been disproven.


32 posted on 06/19/2008 7:47:59 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: blam
So ... back in the early 70’s (April ‘74 I think) ... just a few years after I was warned in my Weekly Reader the earth was heading to another Ice Age ... hundreds of tornadoes touched down nation-wide and wreaked havoc. Wiped out Xenia Ohio ... Cincinatti got hit hard ... and now, 30 years later, I am in Michigan enjoying the most wonderful cool spring/early summer in memory. We had a line of very severe t-storms pass through last week. Knocked out power to nearly 1/2 M. And?

They don't know shit.

33 posted on 06/19/2008 7:48:32 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" White Guy)
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To: blam

ok excessive rain and drought at the same time?
I am just not getting this whole GW thing.


34 posted on 06/19/2008 7:48:34 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: blam

IOW, expect weather.


35 posted on 06/19/2008 7:49:27 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: blam

me thinks it’s Mother Nature’s way of saying to Algore...”hey, listen you POS, you don’t know what the &%$@ you’re talking about...want proof? watch this!”


36 posted on 06/19/2008 7:52:32 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (this space for rent)
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To: blam

37 posted on 06/19/2008 7:54:31 PM PDT by PROCON (No more politics, I promise!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
McCain’s TV ad - global warming

Gag me! He's a maverick alright. No original thought there.

God help us.
38 posted on 06/19/2008 7:55:56 PM PDT by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: EagleUSA

Interesting that this would come out after the DRILL NOW campaign has really gotten HUGE momentum. I don’t believe a word of it. We have had weird weather for a few years now so I wouldn’t be surprised if we had a bad hurricane and more tornadoes but that does NOT mean it’s a result of global warming.


39 posted on 06/19/2008 7:58:36 PM PDT by rtbwood
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To: blam

The temperature was low enough to cause our furnace to come on this morning, June 19th. That means it had to drop below 64 degrees in the house.

There was snow here in Upstate New York on the last day of April.


40 posted on 06/19/2008 7:58:41 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: LRS

41 posted on 06/19/2008 8:00:28 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: blam

I’ve had it up to here with government agencies like NOAA and NASA promoting the Scam.

Shut them down.


42 posted on 06/19/2008 8:02:01 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the girly-man population. Have the McCainiacs spayed or neutered.)
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To: LRS

Well it was supposed to be a picture of the Stay Puft marshmallow man.


43 posted on 06/19/2008 8:06:06 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: blam
The weather is as weather does. NO ONE consults with God about it. HE just says 'deal with it'.

Not knocking you. But it's the Lord who decides the weather...NOT the weather forecasters/algore/etc.

44 posted on 06/19/2008 8:08:07 PM PDT by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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To: blam
I will believe any of the these so called Climate experts when they release the following press release "I can guarantee that the temperature WILL rise by 3 degrees over the next 12 months and extreme weather WILL occur across the nation. If I am wrong about this I will quit in shame and never work in this area gain."

Come on all you weather experts take this challenge, of course the exact temperature rise will be up the the expert along with the outcomes, but they must be within 10% of the exact next 12 months of weather.

I am really getting tired of this crap of it might, I think, it may, it is possible, this may happen...etc. Declare an outcome or shut up.

45 posted on 06/19/2008 8:08:28 PM PDT by SledgeCS (Build the fence. Deport the Illegals. Sell all their assets to cover the cost.)
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To: blam

I just wonder what this stupid report cost the tax payers of this country?


46 posted on 06/19/2008 8:13:09 PM PDT by kempo (c)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Don't forget, Osama bin Obama said when he gets into office, he will stop the rise of the oceans, cure global warming and tax the living sh*t out of us to do it.
47 posted on 06/19/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: blam

Yesterday they said that there would be more intense earthquakes too. They are getting desperate, people are catching on.


48 posted on 06/19/2008 8:15:29 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’m in fire ravaged California and it was over 100 degrees today. Just like every other summer we have had for last God knows how many years.


49 posted on 06/19/2008 8:16:19 PM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: EagleUSA

They are setting up for the horrible Oceans 21 legislation that is moving out of committee soon.

It creates a sort of department of homeland security for the oceans by federalizing the oceans and giving control to the federal government over all water that flows into the oceans.

It ‘legitimizes’ NOAA turning into the EPA of the ocean—remember the EPA ushered in ‘sustainable development’ property rights abuses.

It is authored by Sam Farr, based on an agenda from the Pew Ocean Research group and Julie Packard, who I think is on the board a Pew or somehow affiliated with the group.

It is VERY bad legislation, and they’ll slip it in completely under the radar.


50 posted on 06/19/2008 8:17:10 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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