Skip to comments.Expect More Droughts, Heavy Downpours, Excessive Heat, And Intense Hurricanes... NOAA
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 NOAAs 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.
I’ve had it up to here with government agencies like NOAA and NASA promoting the Scam.
Shut them down.
Well it was supposed to be a picture of the Stay Puft marshmallow man.
Not knocking you. But it's the Lord who decides the weather...NOT the weather forecasters/algore/etc.
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.
I just wonder what this stupid report cost the tax payers of this country?
Yesterday they said that there would be more intense earthquakes too. They are getting desperate, people are catching on.
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.
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.
I thought we were all for change ... well, change means it has to get hotter or colder and no one seems to be clamoring for it to get colder. So what’s the problem?
That's really going out on the forecasting limb there.
Since the numbers just don't show our temperatures increasing, how can temps that are not going up cause all of these disasters?
The less effect their lies have, the bigger the lies get.
WHERE’S THAT BS METER???? Oh, maybe this was too much for it.
This is PURE bull$h*t - no meter required.
These idiots can’t even reliably predict where a hurricane is going to go. And I’m going to believe them when they tell me what the weather will be like *if* something should happen?
Broke my heart when my wife's dog fell for the neighbors cat.
Found the kitty torn to shreds, neighbor crying, kids freaked out.
Knew it was going to happen, Sam our dog had seen the cat around the corner flirting with a bull dog.
This being Sam's first cross- species love affair, he just lost his mind.
Been told once you go CAT you never go back.
Hope he finds love soon.
Grandma used to say, “Don’t like the weather? Hang around a bit, it’ll change.”
Now they will move from ‘global warming’ to ‘global weather change’ just to cover their a$$e$.
Anyway to tax us more or take more of our freedoms and rights from us. Get the picture?
The pathetic thing is how many people can’t see through this BS.
Some times I seriously think about becoming an anarchist just to help destroy a good idea that has gone wrong because it has been seized by politicians and crooks. They’re so imbedded and infested that they will never be driven out.
In my new world anyone that spouts anything socialist or leftist will be immediately excised. That way that form of cancer will never spread.
Who’d have ever thought that such a noble experiment would come to such an ignoble end?
Yes, we should all take this report by the NOAA seriously as they have been so accurate the last two years.....ummmmmm.....scratch that.