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Climate scientists forecast permanently hotter summers

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Steve in M innesota

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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 7:46 am CDT

Yes! Cool


Last winter was nearly a record for snowfall and cold; we could use a bunch of hot summers.

Steve D

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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 8:00 am CDT

Here in Green Bay, Wisconsin, "hard" winters are merely what would have been normal in the 1970's and summers are increasingly sticky and humid. It can be as miserable as the South. Last winter, the one Steve in Minnesota thinks was so hard, was unusual only by the standards of the recent past.


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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 8:09 am CDT

So when I complain about our weather prognosticators not being able to accurately predict what the day will be like tomorrow, I should have some level of confidence that they are giving me good info for 60 years from now?!?

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 8:10 am CDT

Steve D said:

Last winter, the one Steve in Minnesota thinks was so hard, was unusual only by the standards of the recent past.

I think that's a great point.  Our expectations of global climate change are confounded by our own interpretation of our immediate local temperature.  We do a terrible job of taking into account all of the previous data.



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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 8:48 am CDT

Uh huh. Models again.

Yep, CO2 causes warming in the same way that increased consumption of ice cream at the beach causes more drownings. I can model it and predict it, so it must be true.


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Tue, Jun 07, 2011, 4:18 pm CDT

Warmer air can hold more moisture, and warmer water evaporates more readily. One result of global warming is more precipitation, but not spread evenly over the year. Drought and floods, drought and floods.

And Steve, *warmer winters produce more snow. If it gets down to minus 40 or so, it won't snow (no moisture in the air). The Antarctic is a desert - it gets almost no snow, but what has come down over millions of years does not melt. We are leaving our grandchildren hell and high water. It's not the legacy I was intending.



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Thu, Jun 09, 2011, 11:57 am CDT

How nice that they have finally discovered something that's not affected by the laws of thermodynamics.

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