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dirtbag

climber
Apr 1, 2014 - 10:04am PT
Fooking idiot. ^^^^^^^
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Apr 1, 2014 - 10:51am PT
raymond phule

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 03:25pm PT

Climate experts... one after another... making gloom and doom predictions.... only to be proven wrong by....

THE CLIMATE!!!

Priceless.

A lot of the quotes are from Europe. Do you have any data or information that prove those quotes wrong? Many of the quotes seems to be correct to me.

It also seems a little strange to say that claims like the following have been proven wrong...
"29. “By the year 2050 … temperatures will rise 1.5ºC to 2.5°C (summer) and 3°C (winter). … in the summer it will rain up to 40% less and in the winter up to 30% more.
German Federal Department of Highways, 1 Sept 2010"

"17. “Spring will begin in January starting in 2030.”
Die Welt, 30 Sept 2010"

Many of the quotes are also non specific.

But whatever, it is just bad trolling that you have probably found on your favorite website as usual.
raymond phule

climber
Apr 2, 2014 - 03:29pm PT

58. “With the pace of global warming increasing, some climate change experts predict that the Scottish ski industry will cease to exist within 20 years.”
Guardian, 14 February 2004
[4 January 2013: “Nevis Range, The Lecht, Cairngorm, Glenshee and Glencoe all remain closed today due to the heavy snow and strong winds.”]

Yes, because a snow storm in January 2013 prove that the ski season in 2024 is going to be good.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 2, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Coldest December-March Period in Chicago History


CHICAGO:

THE IMPRESSIVE COLD THIS PAST WINTER CONTINUED DURING
MARCH...WITH A MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF ONLY 31.7 DEGREES
FOR THE MONTH. THIS RANKS AS THE 19TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD IN
CHICAGO. HOWEVER...OF EVEN MORE INTEREST IS THE FACT THAT WITH THE
ABNORMALLY COLD MARCH ACROSS THE AREA...THIS MADE THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR THE DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH PERIOD IN CHICAGO 22.0
DEGREES...WHICH IS THE COLDEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD FOR CHICAGO
DATING BACK TO 1872!

HERE IS A LIST OF THIS YEARS DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE RELATED TO THE OTHER COLDEST SUCH PERIODS ON RECORD
IN CHICAGO:

RANK AVERAGE YEAR
DEC-MAR TEMP
--------------------------------------------------
1. 22.0 2013-14
2. 22.3 1903-04
3. 22.5 1977-78
22.5 1892-93
5. 22.7 1978-79


ROCKFORD:

UNSEASONABLY COLD CONDITIONS ALSO OCCURRED IN ROCKFORD IN MARCH.
THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 29.6 DEGREES...WHICH WAS THE
12TH COLDEST MARCH ON RECORD. THE DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE FOR ROCKFORD WAS 18.4 DEGREES. THIS RANKS AS THE 2ND
COLDEST SUCH PERIOD ON RECORD IN ROCKFORD DATING BACK TO 1906!

HERE IS A LIST OF THIS YEARS DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE RELATED TO THE OTHER COLDEST SUCH PERIODS ON RECORD
IN ROCKFORD:

RANK AVERAGE YEAR
DEC-MAR TEMP
------------------------------------------------
1. 18.2 1977-78
2. 18.4 2013-14
3. 18.5 1978-79
4. 19.1 1911-12
5. 21.0 1981-82

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=101458&source=0
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 2, 2014 - 04:21pm PT
Veganism /ˈviːɡənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.
Distinctions are sometimes made between different categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (or strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but, in contrast to ovo-lacto vegetarians, also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet, but extend the vegan philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals or animal products for any purpose.[4] Another term used is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the harvesting or industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.[5]
The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the British Vegan Society, at first to mean "non-dairy vegetarian" and later to refer to "the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals."[6] Interest in veganism increased in the 2000s; vegan food became increasingly available in supermarkets and restaurants in many countries, and several top athletes in endurance sports, such as the Ironman triathlon and the ultramarathon, began to practise veganism and raw veganism.[7]
A 2009 review of recent research indicated that vegan diets tend to be higher in dietary fibre, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron and phytochemicals, and lower in calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12.[8] Well-planned vegan diets appear to offer protection against certain degenerative conditions, including heart disease,[9] and are regarded as appropriate for all stages of the life-cycle by the American Dietetic Association, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, and Dietitians of Canada.[10] Because uncontaminated plant foods do not provide vitamin B12 (which is produced by microorganisms such as bacteria), researchers agree that vegans should eat B12-fortified foods or take a supplement.[11]
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Apr 4, 2014 - 10:25am PT
IPCC Insider Rejects Global-Warming Report
Richard Tol says alarmism is wrong.
By Alec Torres

Richard Tol, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and an expert on climate change, removed his name from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. While he considers much of the science sound and supports the underlying purpose of the IPCC, Tol says the United Nations agency’s inflammatory and alarmist claims delegitimize the IPCC as a credible and neutral institution.

“In the SPM [Summary for Policymakers], and much more largely in the media, we see all these scare stories,” Tol tells National Review Online. “We’re all going to die, the four horsemen of the apocalypse . . . I felt uncomfortable with the direction [the IPCC report] was going.”

Tol, who has been working with the IPCC since 1994, was the lead author of Chapter 10 of the report, on key economic sectors and services. He was also a contributor to Chapters 17 and 19, on the economics of adaptation to climate change and emergent risks, respectively.

He took his name off of the final summary because he felt the IPCC did not properly account for human technological ingenuity and downplayed the potential benefits of global warming.

“In the current SPM there are a number of statements in there that are widely cited that are just not correct,” Tol says.

One prediction has it that crop yields will begin to fall dramatically, a statement “that is particularly not supported by the chapter itself,” Tol says. “What it completely forgets is technological progress and that crop yields have been going up for as long as we’ve looked at crop yields.”

Beyond misleading statements on agriculture, Tol says the IPCC report cites only the maximum estimate for how much it will cost to protect against sea-level rise associated with current climate-change predictions. “Why do we show the maximum but not the average?” he says. Estimates say that “for a tenth of a percent of [worldwide] GDP we can protect all vulnerable populations along all coasts.”


The report also stresses that global warming will cause more deaths due to heat stress, but ignores that global warming would reduce cold stress, which actually kills more people than heat stress each year.

Tol is far from a conspiracy theorist, but he nonetheless thinks the IPCC has built-in biases that keep it from adequately checking alarmism.

First, there is a self-selection bias: People who are most concerned about the impact of climate change are most likely to be represented on the panel. Next, most of the panelists are professors involved in similar academic departments, surrounded by like-minded people who reinforce each other’s views. Those views are welcomed by the civil servants who review the report, because their “departments, jobs, and careers depend on climate being a problem,” Tol says.

“There are natural forces pushing these people in the same direction. I think the IPCC should have safeguards against this tendency, but it does not.”

However misleading the IPCC may be, Tol is not a climate-change skeptic. Though he is doubtful the IPCC, as a big UN organization, will be able to reform, he still plans to work on future reports because, he says, the “IPCC is important and it should be done right.”

— Alec Torres is a William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review Institute.
stuv

climber
pas de montagnes
Apr 6, 2014 - 02:42pm PT
The video is good and funny, Bruce. (9/10) A+++ would watch again!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 6, 2014 - 03:31pm PT
Good discussion of climate change at ~3:00, after a quick discussion of the problems with Obamacare.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/618470
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Apr 6, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
LOL, Sketch.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 6, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
http://www.thepiratescove.us/2014/04/05/just-a-girl-in-a-bikini-getting-tasered-for-climate-change/
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 6, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
Credit: Wade Icey
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 6, 2014 - 10:18pm PT
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 7, 2014 - 12:09am PT
Credit: Global Warning III
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Apr 7, 2014 - 10:31am PT
Did you watch this important NBC documentary? Our Year of Extremes: Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?

Get the word out, people. Help snuff out the Deniers' Fire.

DMT
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Apr 7, 2014 - 10:39am PT

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC

Apr 7, 2014 - 07:26am PT
Climate McCarthyism rides again.

Sketch is a smart guy. Nothing gets past his keen instincts. This is what its all about: A world wide network of liberals, queers and communists organized enough to control the outcome of all scientific endeavor for the purpose of human sacrifice to our god - mother nature ( note the feminist focus)

Basement dwelling day traders are among the smartest individuals on the planet, and their instincts are entirely trustable. Trust me on that.

Now I understand
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Apr 7, 2014 - 11:12am PT
Sketch just debunked decades of climate science with one image, guys. Threads over. Pack it up.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Apr 7, 2014 - 11:16am PT
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 7, 2014 - 11:19am PT
yes

Al Gore was right!

absolutely right

the world grain markets are already anticipating and fearing a hot drought summer
with prices already rising while the new crop is not even in the ground yet
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 7, 2014 - 11:24am PT
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