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Climate Change to Bring More Hot Days to Los Angeles Region: UCLA Study
NBC News LA ^ | June 21, 2012 | Melissa Pamer

Posted on 06/21/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Los Angeles region is expected to see more days above 95 degrees by the middle of the 21st Century, according to a first-ever report from UCLA on the local impacts of climate change.

The report, "Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region," predicts that temperatures will rise an average of 4.6 degrees Fahreneit if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to increase at current levels.

The change would mean three times today's number of extremely hot days in downtown LA, and four times as many in the surrounding valleys and mountain areas.

The report is the first of five expected releases from Climate Change in the Los Angeles Region.

The report was produced – with federal funding provided to the city of Los Angeles – in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, a network of government, business, academia and non-profit groups.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; globalwarming; hoax; socialism
I wonder if any of the remaining 4 reports will say climate change is a socialists wet dream. And a hoax.
1 posted on 06/21/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I wonder if any of the remaining 4 reports will say climate change is a socialists wet dream. And a hoax.

"The report was produced – with federal funding provided to the city of Los Angeles – in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability, a network of government, business, academia and non-profit groups."

Probably not.

2 posted on 06/21/2012 5:28:18 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Must be a bunch of grant money at stake.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 5:33:44 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This just in:

Summer is hot and winter is cold. Details at 11:00.


4 posted on 06/21/2012 5:34:05 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is BS for the simple reason that they can’t predict the pattern now, never mind with “climate change”. The way LA gets hot is offshore winds. Will “climate change” cause more or less of those? If they say they know the answer, they are lying.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 5:35:05 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s what they get for getting rid of the smog. At least it kept out the bright hot sun.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There might be some truth to that. Today, it was 105 degrees in Brawley, Imperial County, Calif. Must be due to global warming!


7 posted on 06/21/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"The report "downscaled" 22 global climate models and integrated the results to observe climate change's influence at the neighborhood level -- within a grid of 1.2-mile squares.The data includes Los Angeles and Orange counties and parts of Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties."

Garbage in, Garbage out.

8 posted on 06/21/2012 5:47:18 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Quick. Send them some more of our money. Look at the great work they are doing, projecting scare stories into the future.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hot weather in late June - they used to call it Summer


10 posted on 06/21/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: palmer
Ok, I read their "report". It is full of the usual BS about how they can "downscale" climate models to predict local effects. But that is wrong for two reasons, first climate models can't predict anything and second, they can't be downscaled.

This is their key to excessive warmth prediction: "The scaling factor β dictates the size of the coastal-inland pattern. Using our dynamically downscaled output, we compute that α ranges between -0.10°C (summer) and 0.15°C (fall). In contrast, β varies little by season, ranging from 0.26 (winter) to 0.39 (spring)."

Their prose is the skilled prose of professional liars. One might think that α and β are somehow calculated from weather patterns (present or even the unknowable future). But they are not. They are simply a garbage side effects of their statistical model which is filled with their made-up assumptions. They cannot possibly know whether there will be more land breezes or ocean breezes in the future.

11 posted on 06/21/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That's HOT!


12 posted on 06/21/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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Blah blah blah...climate change....blah blah...fossil fuels...blah blah blah.....gotta go green....blah blah blah.......Republicans....deniers....blah blah blah......tipping point...blah blah.....


13 posted on 06/21/2012 6:00:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

73 degrees, and a real nice on shore Pacific breeze right now....

I’m not sure I can take much more!


14 posted on 06/21/2012 6:04:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Way behind the times. And they call themselves progressive ?
It is no longer called Climate Change, which was a joke to start with. The climate always changes. It is now called Sustainable Development. And who knows what they will be calling it in a couple of years.


15 posted on 06/21/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Liz; AT7Saluki

16 posted on 06/21/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
118 out here in the desert all next week. The high was 118 last year.

These cycles suck, where's the ice age those damned hippies promised?!?

17 posted on 06/21/2012 6:18:02 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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What do ya want? It’s Arizona.

The temps in Arizona more resemble an oven setting.

Last time I was there, rented a car and the seat belt connector literally branded my arm...

If ya like living like a lizard, you’ll love Arizona!


18 posted on 06/21/2012 6:27:50 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In related but unreported news, it has now been 2432 days since the last major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) has made landfall in the United States. This shatters the old record of 2231 days set 19 Oct 1906.

This long calm spell is due, of course, to Global Warming.

19 posted on 06/21/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: palmer

Yep. At first the models probably predicted some cooling. After tweaking the variables enough the desired results were achieved.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 7:02:31 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An amazing fact: there are actually liveable communities east and north of L.A. that on average have temps 4.6 degrees warmer already. What’s the big deal?


21 posted on 06/21/2012 7:16:35 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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Florida been extremly cool so far this summer. Screw LA


22 posted on 06/21/2012 7:25:40 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Inconvenient truth ~ Longest day of the year and Sacramento is cold. FYI - No air conditioning required.


23 posted on 06/21/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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