Forecast calls for more downpours, ac...

Forecast calls for more downpours, according to Environment Texas

There are 30 comments on the Austin American-Statesman story from Jul 31, 2012, titled Forecast calls for more downpours, according to Environment Texas. In it, Austin American-Statesman reports that:

The report found that heavy downpours used to happen once a year on average in the state; they now happen once every 9.3 months, according to data from the National Climatic Data Center.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#21 Aug 4, 2012
litesout wrote:
Ah, so you think equally radical weather didn't affect past primitive societies more extensively than modern societies, which can buffer extreme weather effects much better than non-technical societies.
Swap the words "non-technical societies" for poor societies and you'll be right.
Thankfully, 98% fewer people are dying due to severe weather events than at the beginning of the last century.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#22 Aug 4, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>I used to consider weather in the yUK to be, erm, frankly, shitty, as opposed to radical, that's one reason why I moved a few klicks south.
That was before I'd heard the term Glowbull warming.
I still reside within the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, but it's a much more pleasant experience now.
I too chose to live in the moderate temp zone, spent my time in the land of grey skies. And at a high elevation, I think I've got the best weather in the world.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#23 Aug 4, 2012
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, so you think equally radical weather didn't affect past primitive societies more extensively than modern societies, which can buffer extreme weather effects much better than non-technical societies.
The problem is AGW states more energy is in the Earth system with the potential for greater departures from normal weather. & those predictions are coming true.
No, I have stated many times the impact on humans from climate and weather, not just primitive societies, but well organized civilizations.

The impact of climate change is well documented. What is in question here is not the impact. It's the cause.

If the weather we are experiencing is man made then the solution is to fix the weather.

But if this weather is a naturally occurring event(s), then our solution should be to adapt to it.

If we can't provide evidence that we caused it, we would be better served if we explored methods of adaptation.

LIA man was as much as 3" shorter than MWP or current era man. It was cold, nutrition was bad, diseases were rampant; weather impacts more than just primitive societies.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#24 Aug 4, 2012
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is AGW states more energy is in the Earth system with the potential for greater departures from normal weather. & those predictions are coming true.
I have to refer you back to "The Great Pacific Climate Shift of 1976". Before we 'knew' about the functions of the ocean oscillations, we observed the phase shift of the Pacific ocean in 1976-78. The weather patterns were so changed that the above title was given to the what they were witnessing.

We are again experiencing a phase shift in the pacific and a significant reduction in solar activity. Either one has resulted in weather changes in the past, both together would enhance those weather patterns.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#25 Aug 4, 2012
Fun Facts wrote:
I think I've got the best weather in the world.
I'm not sure if any weather is the best, but it sounds amazing in the Azores, 14º C winter minimum, 25º C summer maximum.

NB: Check your "as much as 3" shorter" facts, I think you'll find it's a myth.
Fun Facts

Huntsville, AL

#26 Aug 4, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure if any weather is the best, but it sounds amazing in the Azores, 14º C winter minimum, 25º C summer maximum.
NB: Check your "as much as 3" shorter" facts, I think you'll find it's a myth.
Why do you think so?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#27 Aug 4, 2012
Fun Facts wrote:
Why do you think so?
i don't, in fact I wish it were true.
In the 80s I visited a village in central England called Keynsham.
Walking along a street past some cottages, I noticed that the doorways were in the guesstimate range of about 5' 4" high.
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SpaceBlues

Melmore, OH

#28 Aug 4, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>i don't, in fact I wish it were true.
In the 80s I visited a village in central England called Keynsham.
Walking along a street past some cottages, I noticed that the doorways were in the guesstimate range of about 5' 4" high.
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More tomorrow.
LOL "i" is NOT 'I'- remember how you corrected another poster?

Also, Keynsham .. is a town and civil parish between Bristol and Bath in Somerset, south-west England. It has a population of 15,533.[1] It was listed in the Domesday Book as Cainesham, which is believed to mean the home of Saint Keyne.

NOT central England!

Furthermore, NOT a village but a town 15,533!

Who needs more of this stuff?
litesong

Everett, WA

#29 Aug 4, 2012
steenking piddling diddling middling mudling mudslinger dirtling wrote:
Swap the words "non-technical societies" for poor societies and you'll be right.
No,'non-technical societies' of past times fits best. Even poor societies of the present benefit from technologies of richer countries, despite the present general unconcern & weak caring of richer & technically gifted societies.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#31 Aug 5, 2012
litesout wrote:
No,'non-technical societies' of past times fits best. Even poor societies of the present benefit from technologies of richer countries, despite the present general unconcern & weak caring of richer & technically gifted societies.
I see, is that why so many people on this planet don't have access to potable water?
Are you trying to tell me that if they could afford it, because they're "non-technical" they couldn't have it?
Money rules, my injun friend, if you had more, you could afford to dump that old Festiva and buy a nice new gas guzzler.
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