Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"The Science is Settled on Global Warming"

It is pretty austentatious to me that after the foils and follies of the AGW movement the past couple years - i.e. ClimateGate, ClimateGate 2.0, ad infinitum et nauseum, that the media would be a little more behooved to adhere to a neutral point of view. You'd think blanket assumptions or articles regarding warming would have stopped. When do liberals ever do anything "you'd think" should happen? This is a pretty innocuous story, right? Just a story I actually started reading just because I thought it seemed interesting, to be honest. Then, I get to the end - where it discusses the "effects of 'CLIMATE CHANGE'" will "lead to warmer temperatures." Oh, really? Seems like they made up their minds about the direction climate change was leading. This is but one of a slough of insertions I've been noticing lately, and is much worse with it than, although neither are free from guilt. In a recent story that is still on their front page about their predictions for the upcoming hurricane season, and how it will be less severe and below average, mostly due to an El Nino pattern that is setting up, throw in the necessary prerequisite AGW alarm bells at the end, informing us not to coast in our hurricane preparedness this season because "climate change will lead to warmer ocean temperatures and more intense hurricanes." Ironic, isn't it? Instead of focusing on El Nino - a pattern of above average sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific 2000 miles west of Chile that has dampening effects on hurricane genesis in the Atlantic - it's all about to ignore that story and focus on the possibility of perceived future warming that might lead to increased hurricane activity. I won't even start to tell you about how wet their panties were over the week of 80 degree temperatures we had in March. If that wasn't proof of global warming, then nothing is. Oh, wait, I forgot, the historic, very unusual, and unprecedented snow events in October and in April. The average high in the mid-atlantic and southern New England states for April 23rd is 69 degrees. Temperatures hit 25. That's 44 degrees below average. The largest departure from average we had in March was 35 degrees above average. Even though the cold was more historic than the warmth, the cold was proof of global warming, because more heat in the atmosphere means more cold air, but it also means more warm air too. Expect a future article from telling you how both increased and decreased rainfall, colder temperatures and warmer temperatures, and how walking your dog are all contributing to global warming.

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