Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Weather is not climate... 

...but still. Colorado ski resorts are opening earlier than they have since the 1960s, or before.


By Anonymous Brian Schmidt, at Thu Oct 08, 03:57:00 PM:

Appropriate time to repeat my offer to bet people who think the climate isn't warming?


Just wondering.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Thu Oct 08, 04:35:00 PM:

Of course the climate is warming, Brian. Remeber the black and white movie they used to show on TV, "Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates?" It features a race on ice skates on the canals in the Netherlands. They haven't been able to have that race for centuries because the global climate is warming. What is in contention is wether mankind is causing the warming. Also in dispute is whether cap and trade laws will "help global warming" or just ruin the economy. Another issue is why those scientists fudged their data to show a "hockey stick" in their global warming data. Also, why should we observe the Kyoto accords when China and India are exempt and why does AL Gore get to use a jet to travel but I shouldn't? Now, there are lots of things to dispute but the climate is definitly warming.

Until it starts to cool again.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Oct 08, 05:55:00 PM:

Tyree, that was a smackdown. Good job  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Oct 08, 09:52:00 PM:

Tyree, do you mean to say you think climate change is natural?! Not human caused? Watch out for the climate religionists!  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Oct 08, 10:00:00 PM:

Yes, weather is not climate but Chicago is expecting snow on Sunday. It's expected to demolish the record for earliest measurable snowfall.... set three years ago. If Chicagoland is surveyed next Monday, they'll be 10-1 in favor if global warming.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Thu Oct 08, 11:59:00 PM:

Thanks Anon, its a gift.  

By Anonymous Brian Schmidt, at Fri Oct 09, 06:06:00 PM:

I think Tyree is ignoring the post. Presumably a post about things being cold, if it makes any sense whatsoever, would mean support for a position betting against things getting warmer.

Tyree wants to do a little gish galloping to some other point, but let's dispense with the actual post first, I think.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Oct 10, 10:26:00 AM:

What happened to global warming?

That's the lede for a BBC strory today. You can read it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8299079.stm

The BBC is acknowledging that the science isn't settled. Whatever the science, the politics have never made sense to me.

Link, over  

By Anonymous tyree, at Sun Oct 11, 10:59:00 PM:

Brian, you think wrong.

Weather is not climate.
The earth is warming (unless it is cooling)
The science is not settled.

And politicians who claim it is are lying.

That pretty much sums it up.  

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