Monday, September 11, 2017

We're Not Even Trying Any More

Global Warming Climate Change dogma is so affixed in our culture that it's become a throw-away line in conversation. Dig this.

Prior to these, we've had no major hurricanes since 2005. This year, we've had two. If Global Warming Climate Change causes hurricanes, what causes the lack of them?

Whatevs. Like racism is the cause of all social pathologies, Global Warming Climate Change is the cause of all bad weather. It just is, so get over your denialism. If you disagree, we'll send the ANITFA folks over to your house or maybe we'll just fire you. We don't have time for conversation, we're too busy leaning forward.

Whatever that means.


Anonymous said...

Not an unreasonable point, but Claudette, Allison and now Harvey. That is three 500 year storms/floods in Houston since 1979. That does make it seem like perhaps something is changing. We know that warmer air holds more water vapor, something like three and a half percent per degree fahrenheit. We also know that the ten hottest years ever recorded have all happened since 1998. Computer simulations seem to bear out that hotter wheather leads to more violent downpours (as opposed to drizzel).

Beyond that, there are an unusual number of record breaking downpours over a number of years now. Insurance companies paying out on floods are seeing roughly three times more events than they used to. It is very difficult to lay any one particular weather event at the feet of global warming, but there seem to be enough trends and evidence to say that things are becoming wetter and more violent in general.

K T Cat said...

Houston has had 3 big storms? OK. Why aren't all the places where the weather is pretty normal news? Here in San Diego, we're not seeing much out of the ordinary.

Anonymous said...

Inland, San Diego had one of the hottest summers on record:

San Diego also had its highest ever recorded temperature at 124, and in Palm Springs it got so hot jets were unable to take off.

And as mentioned, globally, there is a definite uptick in record setting rain events:

K T Cat said...

I dunno, I've lived out here in east San Diego for 8 years now. Our hottest summer was the first one. This one wasn't anything special. I see those stats and then I look at our digital thermometer which tracks highs and lows and don't see it. We had a couple of 105 days, but we always have those. 8 years ago, we had two separate weeks of them.

I have to say that I no longer trust the "data" we're told. Too much money is riding on the data saying what some people need it to say. Instead, I look around and don't see anything happening and see the elites still buying coastal property, flying around the world and behaving like robber barons. If the threat was real, they'd act like it.

Meanwhile, Earth-Healer Obama bought beachfront property in Hawaii. Check it out. If he really believed all this doom-mongering, would he be buying property right where the rising seas could drown it out? Nah.

Anonymous said...

It could just be you are acclimated to it, the first one is always the roughest; if data is not persuasive there isn't much to say. As for elites buying beach property, don't you spend most of your time deriding their judgment?

The worst of Global warming is going to pretty far down the line; and elites can typically afford insurance, or even to buy an entirely new house as needed.

Ohioan@Heart said...

Good grief Anonymous! The data in the article you reference don't support your hypothesis. It says that Ramona got "one of the hottest summers", yet it admits that the data only go back to 1974, and even then 3 years in the 1980's and 90's were hotter. As to the desert and the jets, the article says this was the hottest in Palm Springs "since 1922". Unfortunately that is not clear. It could mean that 1922 (maybe 1921) was hotter or that data only go back that far. I suspect the former. Well jets being grounded would have happened then too (if they had existed). Then finally you completely ignore the last sentence that says, "San Diego’s coastline experienced a persistent marine layer, which tamped down temperatures." So basically it was hot in some parts and cooler in others.

Look, I'm not saying that the climate isn't changing. I am saying you haven't (and can't) prove it by referencing 'weather'. You have to show long term sustained changes. I am worried about the changes we've made (are making) to our atmosphere. As a conservative I'd like to conserve our atmosphere for future generations. But don't tell us the sky is falling if you want us to respond, and don't tell me California (or the US) can fix the problem while China, India, etc just keep burning coal.