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When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.

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Hey now

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42383 Jan 2, 2014
Global warming cancels 1/3 of Cleveland air traffic today.

12 inches of global warming snowfall on its way to the northeast.

It's not weather. It's climate. And vice versa.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#42384 Jan 2, 2014
Hey now wrote:
<quoted text>
My grandfather was one of the government weather data collectors. He said they didn't keep good records back in the 1930's or 1940's. Him and his buddies used to say "close enough for government work". Said the thermometers were sometimes broken, or in the shade or had fallen over from the week before and were not quickly repaired.
He also took to beer and wine a bit as did his other co-workers.
Jessie wrote:
My great grandfather used to record temperatures for the government from 1911 to 1933. He said they (him and his friends) used to make up numbers all the time because half of the thermometers were broken. He said it was "good enough for government work". He said he could tell within 2 or 3 degrees what the temperature was at any time.
He tended to drink a bit also.

James wrote:
There is no global warming. My grandpa used to keep those temperature records. He said him and his co-workers would just make numbers up. Said it was "close enough for government work".
He said the thermometers didn't work very well and were sometimes in the shade as trees and bushes grew. The shaded thermometers were wrong so they just picked a number that sounded good.

Joe wrote:
My great grandfather used to record temps back in 1920-1935. He said they drank wine and often made up temps for the log book. He said it was "close enough" for government work. Said everyone did it.

Either there were a lot of grandfather who were derelict in their duty, and thought nothing of fraud if it lined their pockets and served their comfort, or it's one punk telling the same story over and over.

Have you inherited the same moral outlook?
Hey now

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42385 Jan 2, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Jessie wrote:
My great grandfather used to record temperatures for the government from 1911 to 1933. He said they (him and his friends) used to make up numbers all the time because half of the thermometers were broken. He said it was "good enough for government work". He said he could tell within 2 or 3 degrees what the temperature was at any time.
He tended to drink a bit also.
James wrote:
There is no global warming. My grandpa used to keep those temperature records. He said him and his co-workers would just make numbers up. Said it was "close enough for government work".
He said the thermometers didn't work very well and were sometimes in the shade as trees and bushes grew. The shaded thermometers were wrong so they just picked a number that sounded good.
Joe wrote:
My great grandfather used to record temps back in 1920-1935. He said they drank wine and often made up temps for the log book. He said it was "close enough" for government work. Said everyone did it.
Either there were a lot of grandfather who were derelict in their duty, and thought nothing of fraud if it lined their pockets and served their comfort, or it's one punk telling the same story over and over.
Have you inherited the same moral outlook?
Wow. My family heritage experience sounds consistent with that of other posters on this site. More solid evidence. It really points out the weaknesses in the credit data collection procedures. Thanks.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#42386 Jan 2, 2014
Hey now wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow. My family heritage experience sounds consistent with that of other posters on this site. More solid evidence. It really points out the weaknesses in the credit data collection procedures. Thanks.
Jessie wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm a girl. Joe is my cousin. James is my uncle.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

So how do you fit into this family tree?

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#42388 Jan 2, 2014
Talking of sock puppets, rightupthemiddle and heavytunes both seem to have disappeared, along with the keyboard with the dodgy shift key.
Truth Facts

Chillicothe, OH

#42390 Jan 2, 2014
I guess they forgot to ask the climate fairy to stay away on this one.The climate fairy will return around March.You climate nut bags should just go hibernate for a few months when it starts to get warmer.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42391 Jan 2, 2014
GORD is gone. Teener is gone.(sob) I miss them....

and ole earthling's barely hanging on, on the plain in Spain.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42392 Jan 2, 2014
As part of my "People" series, let's see what people on the ground have to say about it all:

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/icelands-v...

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#42393 Jan 2, 2014
Truth Facts wrote:
I guess they forgot to ask the climate fairy to stay away on this one.The climate fairy will return around March.You climate nut bags should just go hibernate for a few months when it starts to get warmer.
Poor thing, you do not understand the difference between seasons and climate!

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#42394 Jan 3, 2014
Climate is weather averaged over time and space.

Climate change mitigation is a hoax.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42395 Jan 3, 2014
Interesting article about about record breaking increase in temperatures for 2013 in the southern hemisphere breaking all previous records in terms of Heat.

I thought the comment of day belonged to one clever individual which pretty much sums up all deniers. "I always thought the Heat played in Miami"&#65279;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25573712

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42396 Jan 3, 2014
Meanwhile in the northern hemisphere: "especially for the nothing to see here folks"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25325...

Expect to see more of the same extreme winters for a few years to come while the sea ice keeps melting.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/72047560/Potsdam-Gr...

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Suffolk, VA

#42397 Jan 3, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>
Pathetically predictable projection.
Pretty obvious you never made it far past the 5th grade yourself, if not from the childish twaddle you think passes as science, then from your spelling.
What a hoot.
I post scientific undisputed fact and you claim "projection"?
The you demonstrate your liberal artist degree by picking on one's speliing?
No wonder you magical science guys can't debate.
You guys and your misdirection tactics: "Yes, those are facts but, look over here!"
Pfft!
Fair Game is more like We're Lame
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#42398 Jan 3, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>What a hoot.
I post scientific undisputed fact and you claim "projection"?
The you demonstrate your liberal artist degree by picking on one's speliing?
No wonder you magical science guys can't debate.
You guys and your misdirection tactics: "Yes, those are facts but, look over here!"
Pfft!
Fair Game is more like We're Lame
"scientific undisputed fact"?

Where?
truth facts

Lewis Center, OH

#42399 Jan 3, 2014
Apparently climate change only happens in certain areas.The coldest temps since 96 will happen Monday here in Oh.I guess we are exempt from GW.The Gov must have went to the GW fairy and got us excused.I'd wouldn't want to be a GW nutjob right now, you all look like morons.Those GW scientist stranded on the ship in the antarctic should have buried their heads in the sand,oops that's snow.How embarrassing was that.I guess that grant is looking more and more bleak.SUCKERS

“BET DAP”

Since: Feb 09

GOOM BOWN

#42400 Jan 3, 2014
The big farce aka man made climate change is laughable. You people are strange.
Expert climatologist Phd

Corona Del Mar, CA

#42401 Jan 3, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
Meanwhile in the northern hemisphere: "especially for the nothing to see here folks"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25325...
Expect to see more of the same extreme winters for a few years to come while the sea ice keeps melting.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/72047560/Potsdam-Gr...
That's weather, not climate. What a dummy.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#42402 Jan 3, 2014
Expert climatologist Phd wrote:
<quoted text>To another poster:

That's weather, not climate. What a dummy.
No, you are wrong because he's posting about the global climate.

Do you get it??

P.S. What is Phd? Certainly, not a PhD. Look it up.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#42403 Jan 3, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>What a hoot.
I post scientific undisputed fact and you claim "projection"?
The you demonstrate your liberal artist degree by picking on one's speliing?
No wonder you magical science guys can't debate.
You guys and your misdirection tactics: "Yes, those are facts but, look over here!"
Pfft!
Fair Game is more like We're Lame
Got science? I guess you have none.

That explains why you don't understand scientiific discourse.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#42404 Jan 3, 2014
truth facts wrote:
Apparently climate change only happens in certain areas.The coldest temps since 96 will happen Monday here in Oh.I guess we are exempt from GW.The Gov must have went to the GW fairy and got us excused.I'd wouldn't want to be a GW nutjob right now, you all look like morons.Those GW scientist stranded on the ship in the antarctic should have buried their heads in the sand,oops that's snow.How embarrassing was that.I guess that grant is looking more and more bleak.SUCKERS
You be another one of those "the Heat plays in Miami" guys. I know Fox would have done the scientists stuck in ice story to death so that's why it is mentioned here every second post.
Yet it still can't get through that filter in the brain that global warming = climate change.
Climate change doesn't just mean the summers are hotter, it also means too much rain, not enough rain, too much snow, no snow, stronger hurricanes etc etc etc. It's all of the above, yet post after post we get moronic statements how cold it is outside today in your locale. Nothing about that will change, as long as the average temps on the planet keep rising expect more extreme weather no matter what part of the world you live in.

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