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Old 20.04.2018, 14:29
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

Reminded me to check the current status of Global Warming here from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department.

After the years 2015–17 had the three warmest Marches on record, March 2018 was 0.5C lower than the highest March record from 2016 with 2018 so far looking to be the 6th warmest year since 1880, same as 2008.
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Only just came across this that was reported in the Basler Zeitung last week. A new research institute is being set up on the Ägerisee to investigate the natural causes of climate change. The director doesn't seem to think CO2 is responsible for the Earth warming up.

Klimaskepsis am Ägerisee
Climatologist don't dispute that climate fluctuates and changes naturally.

The problem with climate change is the speed change is happening with.
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So, this hot summer: is it climate change or just weather?
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Old 30.07.2018, 19:28
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So, this hot summer: is it climate change or just weather?
I don't want to be negative but I think it is the start of the Apocalypse.
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Old 30.07.2018, 19:49
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

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So, this hot summer: is it climate change or just weather?
I don't know if I'm just paying more attention to the news, or there is just more news to pay attention to.

Fires in Sweden, fires in Germany, fires in Greece (and floods, too), floods in Romania, fires in Spain, fires in California... some of these events "happen anyway", but not to the degree (pun not intended) that they are this year.

It is really easy to say that this could be the beginning of the end, but that just sounds alarmist. And yet, I am second-guessing my "need" to take a joy ride out in the countryside, adding more burned fossil fuels to the fire (this pun was also not intended).
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Old 30.07.2018, 19:56
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I don't want to be negative but I think it is the start of the Apocalypse.
How long does the Apocalypse take?
I might enjoy it and die a natural death before it's done.

I believe it's weather (while not claiming that global warming is not happening). It's not that we never had this kind of summers before. We've not even had the desert sand covering our cars and streets yet, have we?

While I love every minute of this when it happens, many people have serious health-problems, the farmers need to be inventive, there are cut-backs.
But all in all I truly believe it's not a bad thing for the Westerners to deal with mother nature and it's moods for a change. Might put their ignorant attitude towards African and Arab life-situations in perspective.
Yea okay, it probably won't.
One can wish.
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So, this hot summer: is it climate change or just weather?
According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department here globally this year will likely be colder than the last three years so "weather".
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Weather, yes. Climate, ask back in ~ 30 years.
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Old 31.07.2018, 20:22
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

July 2015 was similar apparently - at least in Aargau.
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Weather, yes. Climate, ask back in ~ 30 years.
Basically right. Excepting we had a once-in-a-century summer in 2003. Then another in 2006. Then in 2015. And again in 2018. The signs are all there.
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Old 01.08.2018, 11:02
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Basically right. Excepting we had a once-in-a-century summer in 2003. Then another in 2006. Then in 2015. And again in 2018. The signs are all there.
Well, let's face it. The climate change influences our weather.

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Basically right. Excepting we had a once-in-a-century summer in 2003. Then another in 2006. Then in 2015. And again in 2018. The signs are all there.
Every century is shorter than the one before.

As they say: The older you get the faster time flies.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

I love how everybody watches the weather and jumps with every little fluctuation, like watching a company stock as it fluctuates within the day And if you walk to work instead of driving is like a raindrop on a fire. Of course clean and renewable energy will be the future, but technology is still moving, we have to wait a bit.

...oh, and what about the worlds population going from about 1 billion to about 8 billion in the last 100 years or so? These people all want to drive cars, take planes on vacation, etc... Why does nobody talk about population control when discussing global warming?
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I love how everybody watches the weather and jumps with every little fluctuation, like watching a company stock as it fluctuates within the day And if you walk to work instead of driving is like a raindrop on a fire. Of course clean and renewable energy will be the future, but technology is still moving, we have to wait a bit.

...oh, and what about the worlds population going from about 1 billion to about 8 billion in the last 100 years or so? These people all want to drive cars, take planes on vacation, etc... Why does nobody talk about population control when discussing global warming?
Because SJW's digitally/morally will try to kill you when one wants to install measurements for population control and one easily becomes a nazi or facist.
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Old 02.08.2018, 13:27
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True. I guess population control would also be bad for business, I mean the more people there are buying iPhones, the company shows sustained growth, and stock prices keep going up. It's a consumer economy, so the more consumers the better.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

As the weather models have been jumping about the place for a while now - cat on a hit tin roof springs to mind.. Rossby Wave is now deemed to be the culprit as to why we are having extremes in weather/ heat and cold so far this year.

The R. wave has knocked the jet stream about leaving us with unusual weather patterns this Summer. I was wondering why no one was predicting when the heat will end or when we will see a change/return to the cooler westerlies. The constant fluctuations and jumps in the weather models means we just have to wait and see, it seems.

The next question then, I guess, is: are Rossby waves caused by climate change or climate change the result of Rossby waves?
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Old 02.08.2018, 14:19
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The next question then, I guess, is: are Rossby waves caused by climate change or climate change the result of Rossby waves?
a) If climate change is the result of Rossby waves: we are all going to die a hot, firey death

b) If Rossby waves are the result of climate change: we are all going to die a hot, firey death AND we can yell and point fingers at each other
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a) If climate change is the result of Rossby waves: we are all going to die a hot, firey death

b) If Rossby waves are the result of climate change: we are all going to die a hot, firey death AND we can yell and point fingers at each other
No, those answers don't work. Back of the class, please.
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a) If climate change is the result of Rossby waves: we are all going to die a hot, firey death

b) If Rossby waves are the result of climate change: we are all going to die a hot, firey death AND we can yell and point fingers at each other
Guess which version the EF-ers prefer.
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

Climate-heating greenhouse gases at record levels, says UN

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Meanwhile global temperatures are falling since 2016, see graph

Not wanting to start a storm but maybe just only looking at greenhouse gases is an oversimplification?
I mean if greenhouse gases are at record levels then should not global temperatures also be at record levels?

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