Gut Rumbles

February 11, 2006

global warming strikes again

Throw another log on the fire. Baby, it's cold outside. is forecasting this storm will have a longer lasting impact than just the snow it will deposit on the Northeast. In effect, this system will open up the gates that have been holding back the Arctic air for most of the past two months. The very cold air will funnel south, by the middle of next week it will reach the Central Plains, and even Texas and the Deep South will feel the chill. The Winter Center meteorologists are forecasting that the second half of February could be as cold as any February we have experienced in quite some time.

See? That's what makes those greenhouse gases so got-dam tricky. You just can't depend on them to do ANYTHING right. Plus, they are insensitive. Maybe even racist. They damn sure ain't politically correct.

They make climate "experts" look kinda foolish when the experts are standing ass-deep in a snowbank and screaming "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!" from Global Warming.

UPDATE: Oh, hell. It's too late for action now.)


Yep. Supposed to colder than a well diggers dick here next week-in the high 20s during the ight and in the sixties during the day. Hell, I can live with that. Beats the hell out of snow and minus twenty at night

Posted by: GUYK on February 11, 2006 11:14 AM

It's all Bush's fault.

Posted by: Geoffrey on February 11, 2006 11:55 AM

globa warming isn't something that happens fast, or atleast not as we think, it happens of hundreds or thousands of years, so saying that just because some artic air is coming south makes climitoligists look foolish, is foolish in itself


Posted by: gt1591 on February 11, 2006 12:19 PM

Who gives the fuck? Chop Chop.

Posted by: Catfish on February 11, 2006 12:51 PM

It's sunny and warm here today!

Posted by: livey on February 11, 2006 01:03 PM

Very good Livey, now you can get something done around your land. Get to work, Cat

Posted by: Catfish on February 11, 2006 02:33 PM

All the weather quacks have been going cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs over this "Blizzard of 2006" for the last 48 hrs. It's 1445 EST on Saturday, it's 36*F outside, and I have zip, zero, nada snow accumulation here in the central part of the People's Republic of Maryland. One of the local weather guys had the stones to throw the BS flag on this one last night, he and I will be eating crow (snow?) if we get clobbered overnight....

I wish the Global Warming wackos would, just once, look up a thing called the Solar Cycle. Amazing how that big yellow ball up there has an effect down here.....

Posted by: Grumpy Old Ham on February 11, 2006 02:55 PM

I think you have entirely missed the point that the global warming proponents are making.

Flood or drought, hot or cold, it is all due to global warming. ANYBODY can see that. Since Gaia is good, when she seems bad she is just reacting to the sins of Men.

Repent your ways before it is too late.

Now, say you are sorry.

Posted by: joel on February 11, 2006 04:08 PM

I'm going to be sorry I said anything but forget global warming. Think of it as climate disruption. The weather patterns are changing and if the jet stream gets dislodged, and anything is possible, you may find yourself with minus 20 degree nights in Florida in your lifetime while the freaking Arctic is in the 90s. Who knows? It's an imprecise science.
You don't give a flying leap, that's fine, but to pretend that change isn't happening is just silly. It's always changing and like it or not, we do make an impact on how fast it changes. To what degree is debatable, but not the existence of change. You folks are too smart to seriously deny the scientific proofs that it's occurring no matter what the cause.
If you're not alarmed, that's cool with me, but I am and so are a whole lot people way smarter than me. I have this little guy in my life who I really want a leave a healthy planet for. So humor us, would you? What have you got to lose?
The way I figure it, if we're right, we can avert an major enviromental disaster. If we're wrong, the worst that can happen is you get cleaner air. So where's the downside? You don't have to agree with us but it would be kind of cool if you could stop mocking our concern.
just saying...

Posted by: Libby on February 11, 2006 05:01 PM

Sorry Libby but nothing but nature is happening and some nut with a degree has convinced a lot of the simple minded that the sky is falling. It was warm in Jan. (not the first time) and colder than a well diggers ass in the yukon for the last week and now we've had snow flying for the past 24 hours and it's colder than normal (whatever the hell normal is supposed to be) . I turned 65 this month and i've seen it come and i've seen it go. Spent the winter in Fairbanks Alaska back in the 60's and they had the lowest tempatures ever recorded there for a week long spell. A lot ot the difference in today and ten/twenty years ago is nothing more than a more accurate way of measuring things today. (at least we're told it's more accurate but with the operation of my computer, I doubt it) Can't compare them to yesterday's measurements and say anything has changed except the way it was measured. Rambling, but makes sense to me...

Posted by: scrapiron on February 12, 2006 01:37 AM

Actually, a simple model of what is going on is this. We are in a system with negative feedback applied, as the system is disrupted by internal or external forces the feedback loop acts to hold the system in stability, the bigger the changes the bigger the fluctuations within the control loop which normally have a sine wave shape. As the stability of the system is tested in our case by more energy in the system ie global warming, as the feedback loop loses contol the sine wave shape will tend to become a square wave as the limits of control are reached.
In this case the world's weather is kept in some form of stability by the sharing of the heat at the Equator with the cold at the poles and vice-versa. See: Gulf Stream and Atlantic Conveyor our feedback loop.
The melting of the North Pole (fact) is allowing more fresh water into the North Atlantic which is disruption the process in ways not fully understood as yet. As this system is disrupted by whatever, we would expect to see more energy at the equator ie more hurricanes and less energy at the poles ie colder Winters on average.
The predictions are that there will be wilder weather for a while as the Global warming is exacerbated by our activities then as the feedback loop loses control completely we will go into an ice age for a few thousand years in as little time as 100 years as has happened many times before in the history of the earth.
Think of a bi state circuit which temporarily is maintained as a sine wave oscillator by feedback but has now flopped into one or other of the two states possible for a while to get a more accurate picture, I think.

Next Summer we will wait with trepidation to see what happens, Europe is already having the predicted colder Winter.

Posted by: Robert Worrill on February 12, 2006 03:45 AM

Please note that the main factors that make the Earth what it is, ie able to sustain complex life forms unlike anywhere else that we know, is the relatively circular orbit at the right distance from a Sun (stable small star) that puts out most of its energy with a peak in the spectrum where visible light is, the properties of water (H2O being a polarized molecule that floats when it freezes), the moon causing the tides and the tilt in the Earth's axis causing the seasons, also the feedback loop I mentioned above.

The net energy coming into the Earth is much the same for a long time now, the "Global Warming" is the poorer distribution of that energy over the planets surface.

It is harder to believe that our activities are not making any difference it defies common sense to think otherwise unless you think that god is looking after us, and that is even harder to believe.

Posted by: Robert Worrill on February 12, 2006 03:59 AM

So it's Global Warming/Cooling that causes the feedback loop to reverse against the sine waive oscillator and create a heretofore unseen phenomenom called a "change of seasons". This coincides with the inordinate number of flags burnt by Muslims creating a increase in Europeon Continental discharges that coincide with a cooling trend in Cleveland in February. I know this as a fact because I was in Cleveland once and it WAS cold. (emphasis addded) Personally, I'm switching to decaf to better cope with the warming/cooling patterns while I shop for a new Prius in a swaeter my ex-lesbian girlfriend gave me. Ciao!

Posted by: Rumbear on February 12, 2006 12:28 PM

Right, Rumbear! Once the oscillation in the pi of the countersign delta-waves are factored into the upper lumbar equation (i.e. the headbone connected to the neck bone), an inverse multiplier results, causing a ripple effect in the F(x) constant interface. Hence, Global Warming.

You also get fries with that.

Posted by: Acidman on February 12, 2006 07:09 PM
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