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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math (It's a catastrophe!)
Rolling Stone ^ | July 19, 2012 | Bill McKibben

Posted on 07/19/2012 6:12:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States.

That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

Meteorologists reported that this spring was the warmest ever recorded for our nation – in fact, it crushed the old record by so much that it represented the "largest temperature departure from average of any season on record." The same week, Saudi authorities reported that it had rained in Mecca despite a temperature of 109 degrees, the hottest downpour in the planet's history.

Not that our leaders seemed to notice. Last month the world's nations, meeting in Rio for the 20th-anniversary reprise of a massive 1992 environmental summit, accomplished nothing. Unlike George H.W. Bush, who flew in for the first conclave, Barack Obama didn't even attend. It was "a ghost of the glad, confident meeting 20 years ago," the British journalist George Monbiot wrote; no one paid it much attention, footsteps echoing through the halls "once thronged by multitudes." Since I wrote one of the first books for a general audience about global warming way back in 1989, and since I've spent the intervening decades working ineffectively to slow that warming, I can say with some confidence that we're losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial about the peril that human civilization is in.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 07/19/2012 6:12:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess this means that although 2 + 2 used to equal 5, it now equals 6.

I'll have to adjust my spreadsheet calculations accordingly.

2 posted on 07/19/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I haven’t even put my bedroom ac in yet and it only takes 15 minutes. :-)


3 posted on 07/19/2012 6:16:42 PM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Plus, grandpa’s gout is hurting something bad and we have a flock of crows nesting in the oak tree out back

If that ain’t a sign of something bad about to happen, I don’t know what is.


4 posted on 07/19/2012 6:16:57 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heh, Rolling Stone.

That’s got a lot of Obama-level cretins on the staff.

I ‘m sure that what they say is the truuuuuthhhhhhh.


5 posted on 07/19/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heh, Rolling Stone.

That’s got a lot of Obama-level cretins on the staff.

I ‘m sure that what they say is the truuuuuthhhhhhh.


6 posted on 07/19/2012 6:17:59 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The left keeps forgetting their meme that ‘weather and climate are two different things’.

See, they trot that out when there’s inordinately cold weather and then conveniently forget it when there’s hot weather...like you have in the summer.

The drought in the midwest is the ‘worst since 1956!’ yet no one blames the 1956 drought on global warming, do they? Because that occured during the 1947-1980 cool period.

In short, I am tired of these people.


7 posted on 07/19/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by MeganC (If you are hell-bent on delaying maturity you will likely succeed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Chance Of Heat Wave Only 1 in 1.6 Million? Or, Probability Gone Wrong
8 posted on 07/19/2012 6:23:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I miss Harriet Miers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Massive solar flare in March broke sun storm records.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/13/massive-solar-flare-in-march-broke-sun-storm-record/#ixzz217AwrDXh


9 posted on 07/19/2012 6:24:49 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I'd be far more receptive to the idea of global warming and climate change if it wasn't for the fact that the left only seems to have one answer to ALL our climate woes.

More big government socialist paradigm!!

I'm all for protecting the environment, but I'm sick and tired of the left using the environment as a vehicle to advance their causes and belief systems.

10 posted on 07/19/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One very simple, fundamental problem with all his (?) sensational prose...

I don't believe it for a second. All that hysteria is based on numbers and calculations that are known to have been falsified and/or cherry-picked.

Sure, you can claim these are the real deal, that you (so-called climate "scientists") have cleaned up your act. But you have zero credibility. None. All your wild predictions of chaos may even be correct (But then, why would you have felt the need to lie and alter the basic data?) but no-one is going to believe it. You've all been shouting "the sky is falling" while trying to sell umbrellas so long that no one is buying into your agenda anymore. Go away, go home, get a real job.

11 posted on 07/19/2012 6:29:18 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

12 posted on 07/19/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Free ThinkerNY

they should stick to rock n roll and with wenner picking hof inductees they suck at that too.


13 posted on 07/19/2012 6:32:19 PM PDT by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No serious person still believes the global warming hoax.


14 posted on 07/19/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

It’s going to be 9/11 times a thousand!


15 posted on 07/19/2012 6:39:27 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SUSSA

only nancy and barry can save the planet!!!


16 posted on 07/19/2012 6:43:11 PM PDT by StevieRay20
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Global Warming... That must be the reason Seattle has had a total... That’s right, a TOTAL of 50 minutes above 80 degrees this year so far. That’s over a three day period. 50 minutes. June average high temp was 58 deg.

Global Warming. If it’s like this, I can live with it.


17 posted on 07/19/2012 6:52:37 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meteorologists reported that this spring was the warmest ever recorded for our nation

That long, huh? That would be about 150 years of recorded temperature. An veritable eon.

It may be true, but it offers little evidence that man is responsible for any of it.

18 posted on 07/19/2012 6:54:59 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Bill, may I just call you a MORANIC DRONE for short. MORANIC DRONE. That is called a heat wave. When the ocean seems like it's rising, that is called TIDE. When we had the record cold spells recently, remember that, that wasn't the on slought of GLOBAL COOLING was it. It was a cold wave. Those things occur natually in nature. I know it hard for SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT MORANIC DRONES to fathom. But there is no GLOBAL WARMING CAUSED FROM HUMAN CO2 occuring. And you or any other MORONIC DRONES can not prove otherwise, without doctoring the data like you did in the IPCC climategate scam.
19 posted on 07/19/2012 7:17:36 PM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
An inconvenient truth from 18 months ago...


20 posted on 07/19/2012 7:34:35 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

According to Nasa, (in spite of Jim Hansen’s presence) this is the 10th hottest year on record, so far.
It is not the hottest. This blather is indeed meant to instill panic.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 7:51:57 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


22 posted on 07/19/2012 8:28:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but I am not prepared to accept Bill McKibben's numbers. For all I know, he used the data which "got lost" by East Anglia.
Is this clown a statistician? or is he simply parroting something another criminal pulled out of his nether regions?
Until genuine peer review of his assertions is done by real scientists, I ain't buying a thing.

Since I wrote one of the first books for a general audience about global warming way back in 1989,

That makes you a scientist? Tell us about the book you wrote for actual real scientists, and then we can stop laughing at your strident hysteria and melodrama, and take you seriously. After reading the experts' reviews, that is.

23 posted on 07/19/2012 9:14:28 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks.


24 posted on 07/19/2012 10:07:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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25 posted on 07/19/2012 10:22:56 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Da Coyote
Huffington post is Huffing .... ,and blowing,...:

Related thread:

Is global warming just another ‘End-of-the-World’ delusion?

26 posted on 07/19/2012 10:37:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: MeganC

That’s my standard answer to ‘it’s the warmest it’s been since 19 or 18**’:

‘Well, exactly what the hell was happening in 19 or 18** to make it so warm?’


27 posted on 07/19/2012 10:42:06 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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28 posted on 07/19/2012 10:42:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Related thread regarding this author:

Climate Craziness AND Quote of the Week – Bill McKibben suggests we can ‘change physics’

29 posted on 07/19/2012 11:16:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That is the ultimate science journal right there.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 12:09:44 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So far, our AC bill is virtually zero! California is having a cold summer... it might have reached 80 today.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 12:35:49 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: publius911
the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99

McKibben is an utter moron. The temperature each month is correlated to the previous month so he flunks based simply on that.. Natural increases from Little Ice Age dominated the 20th century so having "above average" months every month is expected not unexpected when the average contains part of the Little Ice Age. No, he is not parroting anyone, just a moron.

32 posted on 07/20/2012 7:01:24 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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