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Heat Wave 2011(Part I)climate change the reason some in media says?

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With most of America in middle of record breaking pre-summer 'heat wave' the climate change argument is again being waged. I am sure almost all of you remember the record breaking snow/cold temps this past winter and the heavy rains/tornados recently in April/May. With summer about to begin many weathercasters are calling 2011 the most wild and extreme year in modern US history. Not to mention similar extremes of cold/snow and record breaking heat.

 

First ready for the heat here closer to home for next few days and for summer '11? To get temps at or near 100 degrees in early June

is very rare.:confused:

 

 

Here link to tonight ABC News "World News' (6/8/11)lead story on the weather.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=13796344

 

What you guys think?:eek:

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This is out of the norm for us, we shouldn't see 90's until mid July at the earliest, well at least we are slightly above capacity with regards to our water reservoir levels. We got to take it as it comes.:cool:

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When it rains, people say global warming. When it snows, people say global warming. Even when we had record low temperatures in February, they said it was due to global warming. People will blame any weather phenomenon on global warming. Summer is supposed to be HOT.

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When it rains, people say global warming. When it snows, people say global warming. Even when we had record low temperatures in February, they said it was due to global warming. People will blame any weather phenomenon on global warming. Summer is supposed to be HOT.

 

That's the thing though. It is not summer yet. It is still spring. Just because it is called global warming, doesn't mean that it refers solely to it being hotter out. It means that the weather will become more irractic in general. The seasons will become more mixed up, so much so that summers will be hotter and winters will be colder. In sum you'll have chaos. I personally think there is some truth to it. With what man has done to mother nature over all of these years it is bound to have some sort of negative consequences sooner or later.

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They(weather.com) say we are going to have thunderstorms around 7pm, temp is going to drop from 93 to 72, but the humidity is going to go from 42%-81%. It remains to be seen how accurate that forecast is.

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When the weather is normal for the time of year, people blame global warming. When the weather is too cold, people blame global warming. When it's too hot, people blame global warming.

 

God forbid the weather actually is normal all year.

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This is out of the norm for us, we shouldn't see 90's until mid July at the earliest, well at least we are slightly above capacity with regards to our water reservoir levels. We got to take it as it comes.:cool:

 

We've seen 90's as early as early April lol.

 

This isn't out of the norm, this happened in 2008 around the same exact time, our record high for June is like 102. Although it's technically Spring the weather doesn't follow a calendar, it's really been Summer for a few weeks already.

 

Bring it on. Newark is currently at 100 and the heat index in Manhattan is 114.

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Well Andrew aka R68 and Forest Glen here an AOL article that tries to prove global warming.

 

Summers Are Going To Get Hotter, Stanford Scientists Say

BY Joanna Zelman AOL News/The Huffington Post

June 9 2011

"The summer season has not even officially started yet in the U.S. and already people are cranking up the a/c, boxing away the sweaters, seeking out the best swimming hole, and plotting how to avoid sweat stains. It’s about to get a lot worse.

 

A recent study conducted by Stanford University scientists has concluded that if greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, many regions in the world will probably experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years.

 

LiveScience explains that a single heat wave or warm day is not a sign of global warming. But while an individual weather event cannot be attributed to a warming world, more long-term trends are accepted in the scientific community as evidence of man-made global warming.

 

The recent Stanford study, which will be published this month in the journal Climatic Change Letters, found that middle latitude regions of Europe, China and North America (including the U.S.) will likely see extreme shifts in summers temperatures within the next 60 years. In just the next two decades, tropical regions of Africa, Asia and South America could see permanent and “unprecedented” summer heat. The most immediate rise in extreme temperatures is expected to occur in the tropics.

 

Last year tied with 2005 as the hottest year on record, with the average worldwide temperature 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The Associated Press reports, “Most atmospheric scientists attribute the change to gases released into the air by industrial processes and gasoline-burning engines.” This is man-made global warming.

 

The Stanford study's lead author, Noah Diffenbaugh, sought to determine when the current hottest temperatures would become “the new normal.” He says, "According to our projections, large areas of the globe are likely to warm up so quickly that, by the middle of this century, even the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest summers of the past 50 years."

 

Diffenbaugh and co-author Martin Scherer came to this conclusion after analyzing over 50 climate model experiments, including both computer simulations of 21st century predictions and 20th century simulations that accurately predicted the Earth’s climate over the past 50 years.

 

Beyond perhaps a need to stock up on sunglasses and deodorant, what is the significance of these findings? According to Diffenbaugh, this dramatic rise in seasonal temperatures could severely affect human health and agriculture.

 

Regarding health, heat waves can kill. As Diffenbaugh cites, heat waves in 2003 killed an estimated 35,000 people in Europe. Last year, a record heat wave in Russia killed 700 people per day. As for agriculture, new research reveals that global warming has hindered crop yields. Higher temperatures cause dehydration and prevent pollination, resulting in a rise in food prices. Other studies suggest that warmer winters keep pests alive longer, allowing them to carry plant diseases, and greenhouse gases affect a plant’s structure, reducing its protection abilities.

 

The Stanford report comes amid many other dire global warming predictions. One recent study found that rising sea levels could threaten 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100. Reuters reports cities including Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, and Virginia Beach could lose over 10 percent of their land area by the end of this century.

 

U.N. predictions suggest that there may be 50 million environmental refugees by 2020. This past year alone, natural disasters displaced 42 million people, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. According to the organization, over 90 percent of the disaster displacements were caused by weather incidents that were probably, to some extent, impacted by global warming.

 

Scientists and government planners announced in May that heavy rains, deep snowfalls, monster floods and deadly droughts signal a "new normal" of extreme U.S. weather events influenced by climate change.

 

How many looming threats and even visible evidence are needed before serious action is taken to fight global warming?

 

Instead of recognizing that another air conditioner is just a bandaid on our warming world, climate talks are expected to miss the Kyoto deadline, climate scientists are receiving death threats, and global emissions of energy-related carbon dioxide were the highest ever last year.

 

Will significant action against global warming have to wait until we can’t take the heat?"

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/09/summer-temperature-warmer-hotter-climate-stanford_n_873373.html

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Why is this even a post? This wasnt a heat wave. A heat wave has to last for days over above average temp and humidity. This was just one day. Stop crying "the sky is falling!"

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I think any weather story regarding temperature, is overblown...

If it's not about a tornado or hurricane, then it aint worth making a news report or a newspaper story out of....

 

If you find it too hot, keep cool... If you find it too cold, keep warm...

Simple concept.

 

for example.... You don't play 'ball in 90 degree weather for 4-5 hours, then complain about how hot it is outside.... that has always been asinine to me....

 

That's why I don't get too riled up whenever someone wanna bring up "heat waves" or "global warming" or anything of the sort....

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I really don't consider this a "heat wave" unless it's been going for at least three days straight. That's my take.

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Why is this even a post? This wasnt a heat wave. A heat wave has to last for days over above average temp and humidity. This was just one day. Stop crying "the sky is falling!"

 

 

I agree in principal. Still created it since the media was overblowing this.

Wait till July when the temps are really steaming.:cool:

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Why is this even a post? This wasnt a heat wave. A heat wave has to last for days over above average temp and humidity. This was just one day. Stop crying "the sky is falling!"

 

It actually started on Tuesday though. Today was just the worst of it.

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A week ago, it was barely 70 degrees. I saw some women wearing scarves at night when the temperature dipped into the 50's. Of course, people mysteriouly forget that.

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Point being, is there global warming? Yes. This man-made stuff and Al Goreism about "hurr teh carbinz die-ocks-aid is teh bad kill everything that makes carbinz" is what I can't take.

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