The 12 Days of Global Warming

Courtesy of Minnesotans for Global Warming, this entertaining video for today. Merry Christmas everyone, stay warm!

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72 Responses to The 12 Days of Global Warming

  1. J.Hansford. says:

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Dave Johnson says:

    Great stuff, Merry Christmas

  3. Stefan of Perth WA says:

    I’m doing my bit to combat the widespread global cooling – I’ve been shovelling ice into Tequila Sunrises en masse for the happy bunch around at our place for Christmas dinner.

    Merry Christmas one and all!

  4. DocWat says:

    I sang in the choir at church last night. Now i have a sore throat. Must be AGW.

    Merry Christmas to all. Have fun, Be safe

  5. hernadi-key says:

    No Matter What Happens, Someone Will Blame Global Warming ?!?

    Global warming was blamed for everything from beasts gone wild to anorexic whales to the complete breakdown of human society this year — showing that no matter what it is and where it happens, scientists, explorers, politicians and those who track the Loch Ness Monster are comfortable scapegoating the weather.

    FOXNews.com takes a look back at 10 things that global warming allegedly caused — or will no doubt soon be responsible for — as reported in the news around the world in 2008.

    1. Cannibalism

    In April, media mogul Ted Turner told PBS’s Charlie Rose that global warming would make the world 8 degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state, like Somalia or Sudan, and living conditions will be intolerable,” he said.

    Turner blamed global warming on overpopulation, saying “too many people are using too much stuff.”

    Crops won’t grow and “most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” Turner said.

    2. The Death of the Loch Ness Monster

    In February, Scotland’s Daily Mirror reported that 85-year-old American Robert Rines would be giving up his quest for Scotland’s most famous underwater denizen.

    A World War II veteran, Rines has spent 37 years hunting for Nessie with sonar equipment. In 2008, “despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.”

    3. Beer Gets More Expensive

    In April, the Associated Press reported that global warming was going to hit beer drinkers in the wallet because the cost of barley would increase, driving up the price of a pint.

    Jim Salinger, a climate scientist at New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said Australia would be particularly hard hit as droughts caused a decline in malting barley production in parts of New Zealand and Australia. “It will mean either there will be pubs without beer or the cost of beer will go up,” Salinger said at a beer brewer’s convention, the AP reported.

    4. Pythons Take Over America

    Giant Burmese pythons – big enough to eat alligators and deer in a single mouthful – will be capable of living in one-third of continental U.S. as global warming makes more of the country hospitable to the cold-blooded predators, according to an April report from USAToday.com.

    The U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service investigated the spread of “invasive snakes,” like the pythons, brought to the U.S. as pets. The Burmese pythons’ potential American habitat would expand by 2100, according to global warming models, the paper reported.

    “We were surprised by the map. It was bigger than we thought it was going to be,” says Gordon Rodda, zoologist and lead project researcher, told USAToday.com. “They are moving northward, there’s no question.”

    5. Kidney Stones

    A University of Texas study said global warming will cause an increase in kidney stones over the next 30 years, the Globe and Mail reported in July.

    Scientists predict that higher temperatures will lead to more dehydration and therefore to more kidney stones. “This will come and get you in your home,” said Dr. Tom Brikowski, lead researcher and an associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. “It will make life just uncomfortable enough that maybe people will slow down and think what they’re doing to the climate.”

    6. Skinny Whales

    Japanese scientists, who have claimed that the country’s controversial whaling program is all in the name of science, said in August that if they hadn’t been going around killing whales, they never would have discovered that the creatures were significantly skinnier than whales killed in the late 1980s, the Guardian reported in August.

    The researchers said the study was the first evidence that global warming was harming whales by restricting their food supplies. As water warmed around the Antarctic Peninsula, the krill population shrank by 80 percent as sea ice declined, eliminating much of the preferred food of the minke whale.

    The whales studied had lost the same amount of blubber as they would have by starving for 36 days, but the global warming connection couldn’t be proven because no krill measurements are taken in different regions.

    7. Shark Attacks

    A surge in fatal shark attacks was the handiwork of global warming, according to a report in the Guardian in May.

    George Burgess of Florida University, a shark expert that maintains an attack database, told the Guardian that shark attacks were caused by human activity. “As the population continues to rise, so does the number of people in the water for recreation. And as long as we have an increase in human hours in the water, we will have an increase in shark bites,” he said.

    Shark attacks could also be the result of global warming and rising sea temperatures, the Guardian said. “You’ll find that some species will begin to appear in places they didn’t in the past with some regularity,” Burgess said.

    8. Black Hawk Down

    Although it happened in 1993, the crash of a U.S. military helicopter in Mogadishu that became the film “Black Hawk Down” was blamed on global warming by a Massachusetts congressman in 2008.

    “In Somalia back in 1993, climate change, according to 11 three- and four-star generals, resulted in a drought which led to famine,” Rep. Edward Markey told a group of students who had come to the Capitol to discuss global warming, according to CNSNews.com. “That famine translated to international aid we sent in to Somalia, which then led to the U.S. having to send in forces to separate all the groups that were fighting over the aid, which led to Black Hawk Down.”

    9. Frozen Penguin Babies

    Penguin babies, whose water-repellant feathers had not grown in yet, froze to death after torrential rains, National Geographic reported in July.

    “Many, many, many of them—thousands of them—were dying,” explorer Jon Bowermaster told National Geographic. Witnessing the mass penguin death “painted a clear and grim picture” of global warming.

    “It’s not just melting ice,” Bowermaster said. “It’s actually killing these cute little birds that are so popular in the movies.”

    10. Killer Stingray Invasion

    Global warming is going to drive killer stingrays, like the one that killed Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, to the shores of Britain after a 5-foot -long marbled stingray was captured by fishermen, the Daily Mail reported in June.

    A single touch can zap a man with enough electricity to kill, the Mail said, and global warming is bringing the Mediterranean killers north.

    “Rising sea temperatures may well have brought an influx of warm water visitors,” sea life curator Alex Gerrard told the Mail. “Where there’s one electric ray, it’s quite likely that there are more.”

  6. Adam Soereg says:

    Awesome!

    Merry Christmas

  7. vukcevic says:

    Could the global temperature records be magnetic north pole drift?.
    For this interesting and unusual correlation see:
    http://www.vukcevic.co.uk
    follow link GTvsMNP
    HAPPY Xmas to all

  8. vukcevic says:

    above should read :
    Could the global temperature records be related to magnetic north pole drift?

  9. Brian Johnson says:

    Big glass. Large slug of tequila then another one, one more and then fill to the brim with ice. Watch the ice melt. All the liquor that spills over as a result of the ice melting is called the Al Gore cocktail.

    Take a turkey, marinade it overnight with 2 bottles Scotch and 1 bottle Brandy.

    Cook the turkey, throw the turkey away, drink the gravy!

    Happy Christmas!

  10. Ric Werme says:

    That was so much better than I expected, kudos M4GW.

    I gave my wife a solar panel, charge controller, and a 12V compact fluorescent light bulb for Christmas. The panel only puts out 10 watts, so I better set it up soon to begin making up for the energy cost from production. I’ll use an old battery for now, so at least that one has been expensed.

    It’s for our yurt on Mt Cardigan, which is near a road, but the nearest utility pole is a couple thousand feet away, so I can justify dabbling with photovoltaics. :-)

    Peace on Blogs, goodwill to those who haven’t seen the light, and 365.2422 days of thanks to Anthony and his elves.

  11. Smokey says:

    Just a little off topic, but an interesting article anyway:

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/santa-klaus-takes-on-global-warming

  12. RICH says:

    If slightly warmer temperature introduces slightly more water vapor into our atmosphere, how will this result in increased droughts?

    Have a green Christmas all, but don’t emit GREENhouse gas?

  13. Bruce Cobb says:

    For Christmas, my wife gave me “Red Hot Lies” by Christopher Horner (I already have his “Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming”), plus “Unstoppable Global Warming” by Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, and Michael Chrichton’s “State of Fear”.
    Global warming, or climate change is a taboo subject in my family, as it probably is in many other skeptic or climate realist families, as we are at the very least misguided and misinformed. Of course, they are the ones who are sadly misguided and misinformed. They do not realize that they have been brainwashed, and will fiercely defend their Belief. But, I love them anyway.
    Merry X-mass all, and, echoing Ric, many thanks to Anthony and his elves.

  14. Bill Junga says:

    Merry Christmas everybody
    Excellent video.
    For the alarmists next “project”, blaming volcanic activity on AGW. Gotta get the research money somehow!

  15. Robert Bateman says:

    How to obtain the perfect 100% energy saving light bulb:
    1.) climb up local Street Light
    2.) remove bulb and splice in wire.
    3.) run new wire to your house.
    4.) attach it to your battery charger
    5.) Enjoy the free lighting you have always been paying for but was wasted on crickets and fireflys at 2 am or some other ungodly hour when the only thing moving was Otis the town drunk singing to the park bench.

  16. Wondering Aloud says:

    Wow the people who make the Minnesotans for global warming stuff are not only pretty funny they are pretty darn good.

  17. Basil says:

    What a funny present for Christmas morn.

    Merry Christmas to Anthony, and all of WUWT’s readers.

  18. Harold Ambler says:

    Some will have seen a similar, and at least as good, version on my site by Bethany Cole. For those who haven’t, it’s here:

    http://talkingabouttheweather.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/the-twelve-days-of-global-warming/

    Merry Christmas!

    –Harold

  19. Leon Brozyna says:

    Good show.

    And a Merry Christmas to all.

  20. Ed Scott says:

    A MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY TO ALL!!!

    Enjoy a fine Kangaroo dinner.

    How kangaroo burgers could save the planet

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026873.100-how-kangaroo-burgers-could-save-the-planet.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

  21. Merry Christmas!
    Warm is good, cold is bad. [snip] Their obvious contribution with a big amount of GHGs it is a matter of real scientific interest because these not only are the origin of “heat islands” temperature but because they increase vegetation.

  22. KlausB says:

    Here is another one:
    Santa Claus Bailout Hearings
    http://blip.tv/file/1592405

  23. Cathy says:

    Merry, merry Christmas, Anthony!

    May the New Year be filled with all good things for you and your family.

  24. How do we nominate this guy for a Nobel prize?

    Or a Grammy, at least

  25. Michael J. Bentley says:

    Ric,

    No cause for apologies in using some of the bleeding edge “power” technologies out today. The only good thing about the AGW craze is research into energy alternatives. Many of these (small windmills, solar panels and the like) are well suited to small, low power applications. They still just don’t scale up well for utility use.

    In addition, you didn’t seek a government subsidy for putting it on your get-away, so it didn’t cost me anything.

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

    Mike

  26. Bruce says:

    “In April, the Associated Press reported that global warming was going to hit beer drinkers in the wallet because the cost of barley would increase, driving up the price of a pint.”

    Actually, AGW hysteria will increase the price of beer because farmers are switching from barley to crops more suited for biofuels (or is that biofools?).

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/biofuels-to-blame-as-beer-prices-soar-40-per-cent-in-germany-454376.html

  27. amundson says:

    I love the picture of Charleton Heston holding up the incandescent light bulb!

  28. DR says:

    by questioneverything at SC24

    The Twelve Days of Global Warming

    On the first day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the second day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the third day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the fourth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the fifth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the sixth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the seventh day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the eighth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    El Nino missing,
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the ninth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Scientists a-censored,
    El Nino missing,
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the tenth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Arctic Ice Recovering,
    Scientists a-censored,
    El Nino missing,
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the eleventh day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    C02 a-rising,
    Arctic Ice Recovering,
    Scientists a-censored,
    El Nino missing,
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.

    On the twelfth day of Global Warming,
    my true love sent to me
    Twelve years this cycle,
    C02 a-rising,
    Arctic Ice Recovering,
    Scientists a-censored,
    El Nino missing,
    Climate Models drowning,
    Hanson a-lying,
    SOLAR MINIMUM,
    More falling temps,
    No warming trend,
    Two Clinton thugs,
    And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy!

  29. Robert Bateman says:

    Actually, if all AGW happens to accomplish is that we stop wasting energy as if tomorrow will never come, I’d be happy with that.

  30. Mike McMillan says:

    Merry Christmas to all, and just remember-

    Ahhhh, it’s a marshmallow world in the winter,
    When the snow comes to cover the ground.
    It’s the time for play, it’s a whipped cream day,
    I wait for it the whole year round!

    Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly,
    In the arms of the evergreen trees;
    And the sun is red like a pumpkin head,
    It’s shining so your nose won’t freeze!

    The world is your snowball, see how it grows,
    That’s how it goes, whenever it snows.
    The world is your snowball just for a song,
    Get out and roll it along!

    It’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
    Take a walk with your favorite girl.
    It’s a sugar date, so what if spring is late,
    In winter it’s a marshmallow world!

    It’s a marshmallow day in the winter,
    When the snow comes to cover the ground.
    It’s the time for play, it’s a whipped cream day,
    And we wait for it the whole year round!

    Just you remember that,

    Those are marshmallow clouds being friendly,
    In the arms of the evergreen trees;
    And the sun is red like a pumpkin head,
    It’s shining so your nose won’t freeze!

    You must remember that,

    The world is your snowball, see how it grows,
    That’s how it goes whenever it snows.
    The world is your snowball just for a song,
    Get out and roll it along!

    It’s a yum-yummy world made for sweethearts,
    Take a walk with your favorite girl.
    It’s a sugary date, so what if spring is late,
    In winter it’s a marshmallow world…
    In winter it’s a marshmallow world…
    In winter it’s a marshmallow world…

    Marshmallow World
    By: Carl Sigman

  31. Robert Bateman says:

    That’s better than the video, Dr.
    Reality strikes deep.

  32. Mike from Canmore says:

    Anthony and all the other Contributors.
    Thanks for the great year and Merry Christmas.
    Holy Crap do we have a lot of snow for Vancouver, BC. A white Christmas. My children are loving it. My just over 1 niece who’s up from L.A. isn’t quite so sure.
    All the best.

  33. Richard deSousa says:

    OT – Dr. Roy Spencer has a new website up;

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/index.php

  34. KlausB says:

    By the way,
    after serveral states got a good chunk of snow – canucks too – maybe
    Germany, Denmark, Sveden are the next on schedule:

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/topkarten/fsgmeeur.html

    take 850 hPa Temperature, 132 (hours ahead)

    had ‘em before, developing like that : Winter 78/79
    good overview on that by Thomas Saevert:
    http://www.saevert.de/2winter7879.htm

    and a 45 min video (german language)
    http://video.google.de/videoplay?docid=-5616993840761940811

  35. KlausB says:

    For Leif:

    Leif, there are some expiriences from Denmark from 78/79, too:
    Nytårssnestormen 1978-1979:
    http://www.dbhome.dk/snestorm/

    Snestormen omkring nytår 1978/1979, “Århundredes snestorm”.
    http://home20.inet.tele.dk/eriklind/snestormen78.htm

    Denmark had got it much and hard, too.

    But the guys just north of Flensbourg always amaze me with their dry sense
    of humor:

    A guy in our village here, cental Germany, comes from Åbenrå, (deutsch Apenrade),
    has a house there still.
    After a severe storm in the mid-nineties, he phoned his father, father still living
    near Åbenrå:
    “Dad, how’s the house looking?” … “Fine, son, somehow littla bitta wet, after storm and rain” … “And how’s the roof ? … “Hummm, don’t know, son, was blown away…. We didn’t find it yet”

  36. Frank Ravizza says:

    Bravo! “…Five Drowning Polar Bears…” LOL!

  37. janama says:

    Dr Alanna Simpson

    1997-2000: Bachelor of science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    2000-2002: Master of science for studies in geology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

    2002-2006: PhD studies in Earth sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane

    2007: PhD awarded

    2007-present: Vulcanologist, Geoscience Australia

    AUSTRALIA’S neighbours in the Asia-Pacific region face an era of “mega-disasters” affecting hundreds of thousands of people as urbanisation, climate change and food shortages amplify the impact of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and cyclones in coming years, scientific research has shown.

    Alanna Simpson, a scientist at Geoscience Australia, said the risk assessments used data for the Asia-Pacific from the past 400 years and modelling to predict the frequency of natural hazards.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/disasters-warning-for-asiapacific/2008/12/25/1229998661989.html

  38. Graeme Rodaughan says:

    Bruce (09:59:42) :

    “In April, the Associated Press reported that global warming was going to hit beer drinkers in the wallet because the cost of barley would increase, driving up the price of a pint.”

    I’m waiting for a tax on the CO2 in beer – after all it’s a “dangerous pollutant”.

    Now that’s a popular decision for a courageous politician.

  39. Ray Reynolds says:

    Today, here, It just looks like Christmas, you would burn more energy shoveling snow off a solar panel than it would produce once cleared. Pretty sure I am snowed in again.

    Merry Merry Ho Ho

  40. Mike Bryant says:

    Also:

    “Whilst the incidence of natural hazards themselves – earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the like – hasn’t really changed, the sheer number of people living in the Asia-Pacific region means any earthquake has the potential to affect hundreds of thousands, if not millions,” Dr Simpson said.

    Looks like business as usual to me.

  41. KlausB says:

    @Janama,
    yep, there are allways waiting bad things in future…
    but, but, the expected – nearly allways – didn’t happen.

    The occurences which did happen – were nearly allways – rather not expected.
    So what? Shall we be scared about that expected
    or shall we face what really will come?

    In my whole life – now nearly 55 years – I never had such sum of scaremongering about our future – and personally, I place myself allready among the rather sceptics!

    Our future won’t be the black, black NoFuture.
    Too, it won’t be “The future is allways bright”.
    It will be same kind of gray abyss we know from last umpteeeht centuries.

    To fear future, implicts to achieve nothing.
    To live through fear and limit it, may not change it,
    but it gives a chance, at least.

    Better to die for a chance than to survive with the fear.
    Fear itself is the way to die “The way of endlessly dying,
    the way of thousand deaths”.
    To me, one is allready sufficient:

    KlausB
    I wish all here the very best and a pretty good ’09.

  42. Ed Scott says:

    Manmade Global Warming: A Dangerous Urban Legend?
    December 23, 2008
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.

    “Only a fool believes we can punish the use of energy, and make the economy grow as a result. T. Boone Pickens makes it sound like an old Oil Man can be turned green, but note his public advertising campaign for wind energy is to get government subsidies (i.e., more of your tax dollars) to make his huge investment in a west Texas wind farm economically viable.”

    “Those few dozen bureaucrats and politically-savvy scientists in charge of the IPCC process now exert considerable influence over what kinds of climate research is funded by congress. The government funding and peer review process has been corrupted by a few outspoken scientists, bureaucrats, and politicians who now have a vested interest in the theory of ‘manmade global warming’.”

    “In my view, this constitutes gross negligence and misuse of science to advance the political objectives of the IPCC leadership and the United Nations. That political agenda has been embraced by too many U.S. politicians who wrap themselves in the cloak of ‘scientific consensus’ which has been asserted by the IPCC leadership — without any vote from the hundreds of scientists being represented.”

  43. Ed Scott says:

    Manmade Global Warming: A Dangerous Urban Legend? http://www.drroyspencer.com/roys-blog.php

  44. Ed Scott says:

    Explaining global warming to the crazies on the right.
    —————————————————————
    The Thom Hartmann Program
    http://airamerica.com/content/thom-hartmann-snow-global-warming

    [snip]

    ~ charles the moderator

  45. Douglas DC says:

    As one who should not be walking this snowy earth this Christmas,-count your blessings.Merry Christmas to one and all…

  46. Ed Scott says:

    Humans started causing global warming 5,000 years ago, UW study says

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/36279759.html

    “Global warming didn’t start with the industrial revolution, but began 5,000 to 8,000 years ago with large-scale agriculture in Asia and extensive deforestation in Europe, according to new research by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists.”

    “Using powerful supercomputers and advanced climate models, the researchers concluded that methane and carbon dioxide – the building blocks of global warming – began rising with the introduction of rice cultivation and large-scale tree removal.”

    “I think that the take-home message is that this hypothesis shows that climates are extremely sensitive to small variations in greenhouse gases,” said Steve Vavrus, a climatologist at UW’s Center for Climatic Research.”

    Three different climate models were used. The researchers removed the amount of greenhouse gases that humans sent into the atmosphere, based on the ice core samples. The models show more permanent snow and ice cover in Canada, Siberia, Greenland and the Rocky Mountains.”

  47. Ed Scott says:

    charles the moderator

    The {snip} was not my contribution, it was from the web site.

    [I know, however, it was easily interpreted differently and we have been lax in enforcement] ~ charles the moderator

  48. Bruce says:

    “Using powerful supercomputers and advanced climate models”

    Translation: We can’t predict tommorrow’s weather with any certainty at all, but we can model 5,000 – 8,000 years ago … and you can’t prove any different suckers!

    Wikipedia estimates 15,000,000 people 8,000 years ago.

    Now … they also suggest 1.2 billion people in the middle of the last little ice age around 1850.

    Are they seriously suggesting 1.2 billion people caused the temperature to drop 150 years ago, while 8,000 years ago 15 million made it rise?

    Are they insane?

  49. Paddy says:

    I just finished talking with my son, who manages the race department at Beaver Creek, Co. They have 12 feet of snow on the ground. This fact dramatizes the absurdity of 12/24 posting on ICECAP, “Study: Global Warming Will Challenge Ski Industry”. The authors should be sued for damages caused by their malpractice, fraud and terminal stupidity.

    Merry Christmas.

  50. Ed Scott says:

    The Final Report on Abrupt Climate Change has been released.
    ————————————————————-
    Final Report
    http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap3-4/final-report/default.htm

    Abrupt Climate Change Summary and Findings
    http://downloads.climatescience.gov/sap/sap3-4/sap3-4-brochure.pdf

    Rapid change in glaciers, ice sheets, and hence sea level.

    Widespread and sustained changes to the hydrologic cycle, including drought and flooding.

    Abrupt change in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a critical component of global climate, characterized by the northward flow of warm, salty water in the upper layers of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Rapid release to the atmosphere of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, trapped in permafrost and in ocean sediments.

  51. Pete says:

    Ed Scott (15:20:28) :

    Thom Hartman is pretty sure of himself that the snow in Oregon is consistent with Global warming because the large scale melting of ice puts more moisture in the air which can then fall as snow.

    It’s amazing how he can make such a leap of certainty within a complex system.

  52. Robert Bateman says:

    Global Cooling brought on by a comatose Sun for 40 years out to be enough to lower Sea Levels to dry up the Suez and Panama Canals.
    Why else would a tough plant like a Lily not grow?

  53. Kum Dollison says:

    I can’t get 1998, 1999, and 2000 out of my head. The CO2 content of the atmosphere increased a whopping 2.90 ppm, or so (depending on how you measure it,) in 1998.

    In 1999 the La Nina started up and it got considerably cooler. The CO2 component only increased about 110 ppm.

    Now comes Jan 2000 thru Jan 2001, an even Cooler year, and the CO2 addition to the atmosphere Increased to the tune of 2.24 ppm. This is above the average of the last ten years of about 1.90 ppm.

    This bounce-back phenomenon plays out consistently over the period that’s covered by satellite data. The first year gets a Big Decrease in the rate of growth, and the following year gets a make-up bounce (even if it’s a cooler year). The three years averaged, together, come close to the overall trend.

    This seems like it almost has to be a factor of how fast the Oceans can “absorb”/reabsorb CO2. BUT, that action where the CO2 in the atmosphere makes an Above-Average jump on the Coolest year is fascinating. Any Ideas?

  54. Ron de Haan says:

    Twelve days of Global Warming!
    Have a look at this map: http://www.seablogger.com/?p=12485

    Half the US covered by snow, coast to coast!

  55. Gerard says:

    The Australian cricket teamis struggling now. It must be global warming!

  56. Sean says:

    Happy holidays!

  57. Patricia says:

    Bruce asked:

    Are they insane?

    That’s a rhetorical question, right?

  58. anna v says:

    Kum Dollison (20:24:26) :

    This seems like it almost has to be a factor of how fast the Oceans can “absorb”/reabsorb CO2. BUT, that action where the CO2 in the atmosphere makes an Above-Average jump on the Coolest year is fascinating. Any Ideas?

    We’ve been through this in the thread http://wattsupwiththat.com/2008/12/17/the-co2-temperature-link/ , the CO2 Temperature link.

    See the second figure.

    What you say is there, but do not forget that Mauna Loa is sitting in a volcano, and from what I have heard they have a “volcano adjustement”, subtract what they think the volcano is contributing. Since it also is on in a wider region/arch of a lot of volcanic activity, maybe they did not correct enough, they did not learn that downwind or upwind some vent vented. There is very bad policing of CO2 sources and sinks. The new satellite will solve this I am sure, as AIRS only measures CO2 from 5000 meters and anyway starts after september 2002.

    The specific jump may be statistical variation.

    Speculations:
    It may also reflect what a lot of people are saying: that temperature globally averaged has no meaning, One would need the local to Mauna Loa average temperature to make any real sense. Maybe for that year undersea vents heated the water and also sent up CO2 locally and thus the variation you observe is not statistical but systematic, of using two different types of data sets, global on the temperature side and local on the Mauna Loa CO2 side. In other words, if we had a corresponding globally averaged CO2 value there might be much less of a jump.

  59. MA says:

    Patricia. No. I can’t see that the question is rhetorical because it was afinal commeent to arguments which you totally omitted in your reply. I wonder why you totally omits the arguments and criticize a final adequate comment? Isn’t that rhetorical?

    (BTW, I don’t want to participate in meta debate, so you’d better go right on the crucial and main stuff in Bruce’s comment if you are going to post one more comment here on this. Of course I will otherwise not take notice.)

  60. MA says:

    Patricia. About the word insane. That’s fair to say about those who blame mankind for temperature change if we now have temperature fluctuations in the same way or less dramatic than we had before.

    I would use the word swindlers or deceivers, but that isn’t more nice to the AGW “scientists” who do promote the AGW than to say they are insane.

  61. Jeff says:

    OT, has anyone seen this article

    http://green.sympatico.msn.ca/article.aspx?cp-documentid=775785

    Being from Alberta, Canada, home of the oilsands, if Quebec (home of seperatists who want to leave Canada) does not want our oil, that is just fine with me. They can buy it from terrorist harboring nations from the middle east like everyone else. We can sell our out to the USA where it is appreciated.

  62. RICH says:

    Any naughty person who gets a lump of coal in their stocking next Christmas, will also receive an Obama TAX on that lump of coal.

    Better be good… for the planets sake!

  63. vukcevic says:

    Global temperature vs Magnetic North Pole drift correlation
    http://www.vukcevic.co.uk/GTvsMNP.gif
    http://www.vukcevic.co.uk link GTvsMNP

  64. vukcevic says:

    Appeal for a map of the Magnetic North Pole drift
    with higher resolution and more details than the one shown on
    http://www.vukcevic.co.uk/GTvsMNP.gif
    Please either post a web location or email to: vukcevicuATyahoo.com

  65. Thanks for the post!!
    I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!
    And May All Your Globes Be Warmed!!!

  66. http://ericlightborn.wordpress.com/2008/12/23/global-warming-politi-science-or-fact/

    I am with you but this blog here is about addressing the fact that some STILL think climate change is not real or a hoax or liberal agenda. We have a lot of work to do if you are serious about cleaning up the environment and part of the clean up job is an information clean up job.

  67. Jeff Alberts says:

    Robert Bateman (10:52:19) :

    Actually, if all AGW happens to accomplish is that we stop wasting energy as if tomorrow will never come, I’d be happy with that.

    Then why are you using a computer? It’s a waste of energy.

  68. bucko36 says:

    I sent an e-mail today to the Editor of the Seattle Times Newspaper after reading their “Earthweek” article that was published in todays edition.

    To “Whom it May Concern” or to those, who it may “Be of Interest”.

    After reading the 12/26/08, Article “Earthweek” section in the Seattle Times Newspaper; I question the sanity of the author of the “Climate change now” subparagraph, text Quoted as Follows:

    (Scientists gathering in San Francisco were told that the United States could suffer the effects of abrupt climate change within decades–far sooner than warnings issued just a year ago. Using data not available to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia University and other institutions factored in faster than-expected loss of sea ice, rising sea levels and near permanent drought developing in the American Southwest. “It appears this has already begun,” the researchers told the American Geophysical Union. They pointed out that some projections of the impact of climate change issued by the IPCC in November 2007 have proved to be too conservative.)

    What a bunch of CRAP!!!!!!!

    I guess the real question should be: “How can anyone with “half a mind” be ignorant enough to believe it????”

    Later on in, the same article out of nowhere; the author “Highlighted” the fact, that yesterday it was +111F. Degree’s temp. in Nullagine, W. Australia. (Not the record for Australia, but of course, it is summer down there and it does get hot in the “Outback”. I have been there!)

    WHO MAKE’s THIS CRAP UP?????

    The hottest day in Australia was 128F Degree’s in Cloncurry, Queensland on Jan 16th, “1889″, a 110 years ago!!!!

    (SEE “LINKS” A & B BELOW for “World” and US “States” Record Temps and Dates) “Note” the by State year of record temps for each state. Any questions come to your mind? “Please note the years of record!”

    Question for all: Does the “The World’s highest recorded Temperatures” and the “dates/locations” they occurred, raise any Questions” in any ones “mind”, but “mine”?

    A.) Worlds recorded Highest Temperatures: (Location/”DATE”/Temperature) “Please check the year of record!”

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001375.html

    B.) US, by STATE recorded High Temperatures: (By State/Temperature/”DATE”) “Please check the year of record!”

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001416.html

    “Do the years raise any questions of doubt”, anyone????

    A Global Warming Skeptic!!!!!

    (Name and Address included in e-mail)

  69. Mike D. says:

    The oceans are going to boil, people!!! Runaway AGW! The Venus Effect!

    That’s got to affect the price of beer, I’m positive of that.

  70. Smokey says:

    Yet another disaster in the making: click

  71. Garacka says:

    bucko36 (20:03:50)

    Interesting U.S. State (w/DC) High Temperature numbers from 1880′s through the 1990′s. Before 1940, there were 35 highs and after 1940, there were 16 highs.

    Don’t the pre-1940′s numbers need to be adjusted downward to comply with the Hansonian method or have they already been?

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