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Snow hits California in September!

Original post made by Global Warming, another community, on Sep 24, 2013

Snow hit the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California in September. To watch the film from WTTG in Washington D.C. press this web link

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Yes, I know. It's George Bush's fault.

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Posted by Thanksgiving skier
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

When our kids were young, we took the family skiing at Tahoe every Thanksgiving. Now, I cannot remember the last time there was enough snow to do that. Is global warming George Bush's fault? Probably not. But it is his fault that we did nothing about it for more than a decade.


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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:23 am

There's never any early snow anymore, like the old days.

Too many random freak weather events these days, as predicted by the Climate Change folks. Massive wildfires due to drought. Hurricane Sandy. Worst tornado seasons, one after another.

And this weekend was the first significant rain in what, maybe 8 months?


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:26 am

Dear Thanksgiving Skier,

You can also blame George Bush for your forgetfulness. A major blizzard hit Lake Tahoe on Thanksgiving week 2010 dumping 4 to 6 feet of snow.

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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

@global - you bring up Bush in every post

If George Bush is such a hero for you, can you tell me why he didn't get prime time speaking slots in the last two conventions, like Bill Clinton did for the dems? Dems embrace their presidents, republicans run like hell from theirs. Of course Clinton left a great economy, and Reagan and the Bushes left disasters.

Why are republicans always running away for Bush all the time?

Last time I saw Bush, he was touring Haiti with Clinton, shook the hand of a Haitian and then wiped his hand on Clinton's shirt.

"George W. Bush Wipes Hand On Bill Clinton's Shirt, After Meeting Haitians" Web Link

Guss he didn't want any Haitian germs on his finger painting hand.


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

Dear Foster Green,

My apologies. I should not bring up Dubya. After all it was the Lord Obama who opened up the Heavens and allowed that miraculous white stuff [portion removed; don't accuse others of criminal behavior without evidence] to float down and blanket the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe.


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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

"Lord Obama" ???

Wow.

Hate, much?

Hatred fogs so many views these days. May you find peace in your life. Try the Clinton style of helping, rather than the Bush style of wiping your hand on another's shirt.


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

For substantiation of Obama's admitted use of cocaine you need go no further than the New York Times. The Almanac, in its desperate efforts to protect its hero, has forgotten that Obama in his book "Dreams From My Father" admitted to cocaine use.

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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Keep on hating, @global.

The fringe right and it's politics of hatred send so many moderate Americans voting blue... we appreciate the help!

That's a major reason Mr 47% Romney got skunked by 5 million votes and a 332-206 electoral landslide.

Must still drive you fringe guys crazy, eh?


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Crater Lake Oregon gets 8" of snow. The earliest snow accumulation since 1986. Must be that global warming.

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Posted by Climate Change 95% human caused
a resident of James Flood Magnet School
on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Only the deniers refer to radical weather induced by Climate Change as 'global warming'.

Maybe @Foster is on to something: there's a lot of 'crazy' going on! At least @global managed to not bring his mancrush, Dubya, into the discussion this time.

@Foster: "Must still drive you fringe guys crazy, eh?"

Too soon, man, too soon....

/snort

Seriously:

Tomorrow, the 5th IPCC report comes out. In it, they raise the probability of Climate Change being caused by humans. Called the AR5, the U.N. fifth assessment is the work of more than 200 leading scientists embodying the findings of more than 9,000 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. The IPCC has upped the odds of humans being the cause of global warming from the 90 percent noted in the fourth assessment published in 2007 to 95 percent.

9,000 peer reviewed studies and articles, from 90% to 95%.

Or we can believe Dubya's buddy because he saw snow.

Poor guy.






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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

Earth surface temperatures rose during the 70s, but have been relatively even over the past 15 years, rising only 0.05 degrees Celsius (0.09 degrees Fahrenheit) per decade according to data from the U.K.'s weather-watching Met Office, a trend current models of the world's climate have been unable to predict.

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A draft of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)report leaked in early September acknowledged that trend and put it bluntly: We simply can't explain it. To appease the environmental left that language was stripped from the final report.

Then it said that their models are not very good but we should believe them anyway.

Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, said the slowdown was a far larger issue than the report shows. Peiser said "Unless global temperature will begin to rise again in the next few years, the IPCC is very likely going to suffer an existential blow to its credibility."

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Judith Curry, professor and chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, said "IPCC has thrown down the gauntlet – if the pause continues beyond 15 years (well it already has), they are toast."

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A study in the journal Nature Climate Change compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, the study's author said 3 were roughly accurate and 114 overestimated the amount of warming.

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On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred.

Climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville said "It's a real problem . It shows that there really is something that needs to be fixed in the climate models."

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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Sep 27, 2013 at 9:19 am

@global put on his tin foil hat and is talking about some super-secret, illegal, leaked, damning, draft of a report, that only his super-secret cabal of tin foil conspiracy theorists can decrypt with their magic decoder rings, from their Cap'n Crunch boxes...

Of a report that was RELEASED today. Web Link

Don't put on the tinfoil, with tea bags hanging off. Read the actual report, 36 pages: Web Link

"A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

The report by the UN's climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change.

On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is "unequivocal", it explained.

It adds that a pause in warming over the past 15 years is too short to reflect long-term trends.

The panel warns that continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all aspects of the climate system"

- more -

"Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface, and warmer than any period since 1850, and probably warmer than any time in the past 1,400 years.

"Our assessment of the science finds that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, the global mean sea level has risen and that concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased," said Qin Dahe, co-chair of IPCC working group one, who produced the report.

Speaking at a news conference in the Swedish capital, Prof Thomas Stocker, another co-chair, said that climate change "challenges the two primary resources of humans and ecosystems, land and water. In short, it threatens our planet, our only home".

Since 1950, the report's authors say, humanity is clearly responsible for more than half of the observed increase in temperatures.

But a so-called pause in the increase in temperatures in the period since 1998 is downplayed in the report. The scientists point out that this period began with a very hot El Nino year.

"Trends based on short records are very sensitive to the beginning and end dates and do not in general reflect long-term climate trends," the report says.


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

The Medieval Warm Period, from around 1000 to 1200 AD, when the Vikings farmed on Greenland, was followed by a period known as the Little Ice Age. Since the end of the 17th Century the "average global temperature" has been rising at the low steady rate although from 1940 – 1970 temperatures actually dropped, leading to a Global Cooling scare.

Temperatures rose from 1970 to 1998 and now they are cooling. This is a natural warming and cooling cycle of the earth. Yes thee is warming and cooling but no proof that either is anthropogenic.


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Posted by reality already posted above
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Listen to the facts, not the drivel from the deniers:

"A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

The report by the UN's climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change.

On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is "unequivocal", it explained."

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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Oct 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

On Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29 "almost 19 inches of snow fell after a series of storms moved through the Willamette Valley Saturday and Sunday, turning to snow in the Cascades."

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Global Warming:

don't confuse weather with climate. Two completely different things.


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:03 am

So when evidence is provided that contradicts global warming (which there hasn't been any since 1998) then it is weather. In the meantime you can enjoy these pictures of the early October blizzard in Rapid City South Dakota.

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and

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Posted by Foster Green
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:17 am

UNEQUIVOCAL.

"A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

The report by the UN's climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change.

On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is "unequivocal", it explained."

UNEQUIVOCAL.

Unless you are an anonymous poster who somehow believes weather is the same as climate. But by all means, post some more pictures.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Global:

you point to weather as proof that there is no global warming. One storm. That's not climate change, it's weather. Clearly you don't understand the difference.


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Posted by Edward
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Oct 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Of course: climate change = erratic weather


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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

The National Center for Atmospheric Research climate scientist Kevin Trenberth said in an email: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't."

Talk about lack of objectivity. It used to be that scientists were in search of the truth no matter where it led them.

But now the hysterical scientists of the global warming cult are in search of an answer that fits their beliefs and bitterly complain when they uncover facts that contradict their beliefs. They have no credibility.


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Posted by Dickie Betts and the ABB
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

"global warming cult "

translated - the cult consists of the following tin foil hat cultists: every major government and their national science academies. Oh, and the American Military, who has been tracking and preparing for the inevitable change.

A bunch of crazies, eh? Let's compare those scientists with the Big-Oil funded deniers, who MUST be right!

To Trenberth: he said that in 2009. Let's look at some context:

"An apparent mismatch between the modeled estimate and the heat that could be accounted for on Earth, led to well-known climate scientist, Kevin Trenberth to lament that it was a travesty. Trenberth was, of course, referring to the inadequate state of global observations, such as the sparsely sampled deep ocean among other things, but his comment was predictably distorted by misinformers and spawned a fake-skeptic climate myth of its own."

More distortion from the flat-earthers.

from @foster:

"A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

The report by the UN's climate panel details the physical evidence behind climate change.

On the ground, in the air, in the oceans, global warming is "unequivocal", it explained."




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Posted by Global Warming
a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Let me know when you find the purloined heat. Some evil Republican is hiding that heat somewhere. Perhaps the purloined heat can be found in the hot air contained in Al Gore and Barack Obama speeches. Some of it could be hidden in Jay Carney speeches. That guy really knows how to tell whoppers.


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