Blizzards in May. Wild fires. Is this global warming?

May 3, 2013 Full story: Salon 8

Winter made a return appearance in southeastern Minnesota this week where residents are digging out of more than a foot of new snow.

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Dont drink the koolaid

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 4, 2013
Yes! Another story suggesting that extreme cold is further evidence of CAGW.
Now, if a story tried to represent that Midwestern May Snowstorms indicate an absence of Global Warming...

too funny
litesong

Everett, WA

#2 May 4, 2013
drink the kkk-aid wrote:
...... story suggesting that extreme cold is further evidence of CAGW.
Not a story, but it is the way of the Earth & has been told to "drink the kkk-aid". Since "drink the kkk-aid" never elected for science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc, "drink the kkk-aid" knows how to avoid the truth.
Dont drink the koolaid

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 5, 2013
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a story, but it is the way of the Earth & has been told to "drink the kkk-aid". Since "drink the kkk-aid" never elected for science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc, "drink the kkk-aid" knows how to avoid the truth.
Yes, the "way of the Earth" is that cold and snow in the Midwest is evidence of Global Warming AND such weather was forecast by computer climate models. Many times I have been TOLD to BELIEVE these pronouncements.

Google 'droughts','floods','tornadoes ', hurricanes', even 'rain', and 'snow'. There one will find studies that offer evidence of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change. A record HIGH temperature - even a record LOW temperature suggests, to some that Global Warming is real and likely is caused by Man.

And as I an not a man of letters, all I have is logic and reason to support my perspective.
If someone finds the rationality of my statements suspect then please point out the fallacies. If one posesses no intelligent and thoughtful response please reply with insults and personal attacks.
SpaceBlues

Pasadena, TX

#4 May 5, 2013
koolaid is not cool. bwaaaakkkkkkkk
litesong

Everett, WA

#5 May 5, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
koolaid is not cool. bwaaaakkkkkkkk
You almost have it. koolaid, in truth, is 'drink the kkk-aid'.'drink the kkk-aid' has supported even the worst of toxic topix AGW deniers, bob burns, who is a slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pig AND proud threatener.
litesong

Monroe, WA

#6 May 7, 2013
drink the kkk-aid wrote:
And as I an not a man of letters, all I have is logic and reason to support my perspective. If someone finds the rationality of my statements suspect then please point out the fallacies.
If 'drink the kkk-aid' had logic & reason, it would have taken science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc for its poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaa. As it is,'drink the kkk-aid' never earned enough letters to spell,'a'.
Dvls Advct

West Columbia, SC

#7 May 10, 2013
Mars - 95% CO2 - no coal burning or cars there - average temp?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#8 May 10, 2013
Dvls Advct wrote:
Mars - 95% CO2 - no coal burning or cars there - average temp?
1. Research it.
2. Volunteer on a one-way to Mars.

Read Al Gore before all that:

400 ppm May 10, 2013 : 10:25 AM

Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet's atmosphere. This number is a reminder that for the last 150 years -- and especially over the last several decades -- we have been recklessly polluting the protective sheath of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth and protects the conditions that have fostered the flourishing of our civilization. We are altering the composition of our atmosphere at an unprecedented rate. Indeed, every single day we pour an additional 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the sky as if it were an open sewer. As the distinguished climate scientist Jim Hansen has calculated, the accumulated manmade global warming pollution in the atmosphere now traps enough extra heat energy each day to equal the energy that would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-scale atomic bombs exploding every single day. It's a big planet -- but that is a LOT of energy. And it is having a destructive effect.

Now, more than ever before, we are reaping the consequences of our recklessness. From Superstorm Sandy which crippled New York City and large areas of New Jersey, to a drought which parched more than half of our nation; from a flood that inundated large swaths of Australia to rising seas affecting millions around the world, the reality of the climate crisis is upon us.

Our food systems, our cities, our people and our very way of life developed within a stable range of climatic conditions on Earth. Without immediate and decisive action, these favorable conditions on Earth could become a memory if we continue to make the climate crisis worse day after day after day.

With any great challenge comes great opportunity. We have the rare privilege to rise to an occasion of global magnitude. To do so, our communities, our businesses, our universities, and our governments need to work in harmony to stop the climate crisis. We must summon the very best of the human spirit and draw on our courage, our ingenuity, our intellect, and our determination to confront this crisis. Make no mistake, this crisis will demand no less than our very best. I am optimistic because we have risen to meet the greatest challenges of our past.

So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on which it depends. Rededicate yourself to the task of saving our future. Talk to your neighbors, call your legislator, let your voice be heard. We must take immediate action to solve this crisis. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. Now.

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