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Global warming humor

superyooser (100462) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 9

These pictures are from slideshows linked from this article about southern California getting rare snow and ice; 3 inches in some places; LA's first snow in 30 years!

Tropical freezing ("Ice in Ojai Orchard" - Stephanie Callahan)

These pictures are from slideshows linked from this article about southern California getting rare snow and ice; 3 inches in some places; LA's first snow in 30 years!

Tropical freezing ("Ice in Ojai Orchard" - Stephanie Callahan)

Do the global warming dance! ("Freezing in Palmdale" - F. Melero)

An inconvenient truth ("cold in Lawndale" - Mike Lanning)

"Help us, Al Gore!" ("very small snowmen along Kanan Road in Malibu hills" - Christine Vanek)

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Hate to mention it (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17668586)

But that storm (which hit us in Oregon too) is actually a SYMPTOM of global warming. More chaotic winters is part and parcel of the price of hotter summers on the west coast of the US.

What you're getting mixed up is the difference between weather and climate. I did too to a certain extent.

Re:Hate to mention it (1)

superyooser (100462) | more than 7 years ago | (#17671344)

But that storm (which hit us in Oregon too) is actually a SYMPTOM of global warming. More chaotic winters is part and parcel of the price of hotter summers on the west coast of the US.

So, let me get this straight. Warmer winters are evidence of global warming. Colder winters also are evidence of global warming. Is there any mercury level that isn't evidence of global warming?

What you're getting mixed up is the difference between weather and climate.

This brings up a question I thought of earlier: Why is the "most prominent climatologist" at The Weather Channel advocating [slashdot.org] that broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of man-made climate change--global warming?

Re:Hate to mention it (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | more than 7 years ago | (#17671548)

So, let me get this straight. Warmer winters are evidence of global warming. Colder winters also are evidence of global warming. Is there any mercury level that isn't evidence of global warming?

A winter can be statistically warmer (climate) with individual colder events (weather). Chaos theory in action. Individual mercury levels mean nothing- statistical averages are what global warming is about. Due to the mess caused by global warming, you can have *some* statistical points that are much, much lower than average- after all, the energy for the warmer summer the Southern Hemisphere is experienceing right now has to come from somewhere, and it ain't all sunlight.

This brings up a question I thought of earlier: Why is the "most prominent climatologist" at The Weather Channel advocating that broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of man-made climate change--global warming?

Because he's an idiot on the other end of the scale who thinks that the best way to end scientific debate is with censorship. Both the AGW deniers and idiots like this one are sigma-1 outliers to what we actually know: that CO2 levels are going up (on a geologic scale, we've had a 33% increase between now and the highest pre-1800 value in 800,000 years worth of ice samples), and perhaps coincidentally, so is temperature. Doesn't matter- either one will kill you if it continues. That does NOT mean "The sky is falling" people are right however- just because the human race dies doesn't mean that the earth won't continue to go on. With or without us, the balance will likely be restored sometime in the next 100,000 years.

Moo (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17668588)

The CHP began escorting motorists

Oh no, images of Eric Estrada and what's his name come to mind.

I still can't figure out if i liked that show. :P

Don't answer! It's a trap (1)

TheConfusedOne (442158) | more than 7 years ago | (#17681666)

Being able to provide the correct name will forever brand you as hopeless. :-D

Moo (1)

ncc74656 (45571) | more than 7 years ago | (#17673182)

That last one is begging to be photoshopped. "HALP US ALL GOER, WEE R STUK HEAR N KALIFOURNYA!"

(Frakking lameness filter...garbage added here to bypass it.)

Re:Moo (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 7 years ago | (#17762058)

No, the filter got it right :-)

Tiny Snowmen (1)

Talinom (243100) | more than 7 years ago | (#17674204)

"very small snowmen along Kanan Road in Malibu hills" - Christine Vanek

The reason they are so small is that they decided to go and buy them at the Gucci store. They are also about $10,000 each, handmade, individualy numbered and guaranteed to have a limited lifespan. Nobody but you will ever own one the same.

Re:Tiny Snowmen (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 7 years ago | (#17756418)

They're probably not made of the kind of snow you're thinking of. You know that a "White Christmas" in Beverly hills is just the butler throwing handfuls of cocaine from the roof.
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