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GOP shuts down federal government with global warming jedi mind tricks.

Well of course they didn’t, but since manyliberal folks hold fast to their faith in man made global warming, will it be long before we’ll see those kinds of headlines? Seriously, Washington DC is currently shut down because of frozen man made global warming. Due to Republicans being blamed for any shutdown of government, could it be long before we’ll be regaled by these kinds of tales? 

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
242 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ040-042-051>054-501-502-
211545-
/O.NEW.KLWX.WC.Y.0005.140121T2300Z-140122T1700Z/
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.W.0002.140121T1200Z-140122T0400Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...LEESBURG...
CULPEPER...MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...
FALLS CHURCH...WARRENTON
242 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING
TO 11 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY. A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW
REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM UNTIL 11 PM EST.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM THIS MORNING.
  THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED DURING THE MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON
  HOURS. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.

* WIND CHILL...BETWEEN 5 AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TONIGHT THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING INTO THE 20S THIS MORNING...THEN FALLING
  INTO THE TEENS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOW TEMPERATURES
  TONIGHT WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. HIGH TEMPERATURES
  WEDNESDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH...INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST
  TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. THE
  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO
  BELOW ONE-HALF MILE AT TIMES. TRAVELING WILL BECOME DANGEROUS TODAY.
  THE MORNING COMMUTE MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE SNOW...BUT
  SIGNIFICANT IMPACT IS EXPECTED FOR THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  COMMUTE. DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
  MORNING MAY LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR FROST BITE ON EXPOSED SKIN.

 

The Cool Kids Check the Temps of Oregon Global Warming Report

Stay cool, Oregon!
Stay cool, Oregon!

The dire predictions and claims in Oregon Global Warming Report are put to test by scientists who question assumptions made about man’s influence on climate.

Man made global warming skeptics are greeting the Oregon Global Warming Report with what you might expect from scientists: skepticism. 

For openers, the group of scientists who range from Climate Scientist,  Astro phyisicist, to Meteorologist wonder how the report can support this claim about rising temperatures in Oregon:

Al Gore predicted New York would be under water by now and that the Arctic would have no ice. The Arctic has 60% more ice than usual this time of year. New York is still dry. Al Gore has made $100 million + on his Global Warming scare.
Al Gore predicted New York would be under water by now and that the Arctic would have no ice. The Arctic has 60% more ice than usual this time of year. New York is still dry. Al Gore has made $100 million + on his Global Warming scare.

Climate change is here. Average temperatures in Oregon are rising. 

From one of the many scientists weighing in on the new report:

The first statements on the Oregon Global Warming Commission’s website at http://www.keeporegoncool.org are,“Climate change is here.  Average temperatures in Oregon are rising.”, but the NOAA National Climatic Data Center Climate at a Glance site at www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/ presents the official Oregon climate data indicating that:

 ·         Oregon’s year to date (January – August) temperatures have trended downward at a rate of 0.5 degrees F per decade during the last 20 years.

·         Oregon’s year to date (January – August) temperatures have trended downward more rapidly at a rate of 1.8 degrees F per decade during the last 10 years.

The list of Commission members features Al Gore acolyte Bill Bradbury, environmentalists, corporate types, leftist politicians and one scientist of Oregon State University.
The list of Commission members features Al Gore acolyte Bill Bradbury, environmentalists, corporate types, leftist politicians and one scientist from Oregon State University.

The Commission (see list nearby) also claims Oregon has reduced its greenhouse gas use. 

These improved and up‐to‐date data indicate that Oregon met its 2010 greenhouse gas reduction goal, having arrested the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and, it appears, also establishing a downward emissions trajectory in which emission levels are expected to be reduced into the future. 

I’m just a layman, but I would expect that in a great recession with record numbers of  people out of work–who have no jobs to drive to, businesses have had to shutter, and production has gone overseas, that there might be reduced output of anything. They’re free to take a victory lap, of course, but where there’s less productivity, there is less CO2 and other greenhouse gasses emitted.

The report also assumes CO2 is what drives temperature increases, but that is in dispute. In fact, the rising sea tide is actually turning against that assumption. 

The Commission also claims:

The problem: too much carbon in the atmosphere. 

I recognize that there’s only one apparent scientist on the list of Commission members–see it nearby–but isn’t a bit flabby to call CO2 carbon? They’re not the same thing. This has been an ongoing problem with discussion of global warming. C02 and carbon are, for some reason, used interchangeably. Considering this is supposed to be some kind of scientific document, you’d think they put in the effort to be precise (Please see the full report below). 

I asked one of the man made global warming skeptics about this and he was a bit more forgiving (and he’s a scientist and I’m not, so I add it here):

They interchange the terms regularly and do separate calculations, both for carbon consumption and CO2. The difference is just the molecular weight of C12 and its isotope burned from fossil fuel and the resultant oxidized atoms of carbon to oxygen forming the CO2 molecule. 

For those non scientists out there, here’s a wonderful explanation of the difference between CO2 and carbon. 

“Carbon” (chemical symbol C) is what we burn to get energy to power modern society. Carbon is the molecular building block for wood, charcoal and coal, and hydrocarbons (HC) like oil and natural gas. Cars and power plants do not emit carbon, except in the form of soot. Thus, talk of “carbon disclosure” or “reducing our carbon emissions” is misleading, unless one is confessing how much charcoal was used at a picnic, or apologizing for not having pollution controls on a wood-burning stove.

“Carbon dioxide” (CO2) is another natural byproduct of combustion, from power plants, factories, vehicles, homes, hospitals and other users of wood, coal, petroleum and biofuels. This is what many environmental activists, politicians and scientists blame for recent and future climate change.

 Please enjoy reading the report below. More updates will follow. 

Oregon 2013 Global Warming Commission Report