Human climate change big factor in Somali famine

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by futurecurrents, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. I know the rightwing assholes here don't give a shit but.....



    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Human-induced climate change contributed to low rain levels in East Africa in 2011, making global warming one of the causes of Somalia's famine and the tens of thousands of deaths that followed, a new study has found.
    It is the first time climate change was proven to be partially to blame for such a large humanitarian disaster, an aid group said Friday.
    Three climate scientists with Britain's national weather service studied weather patterns in Somalia in 2010 and 2011 and found that yearly precipitation known as the short rains failed in late 2010 because of the natural effects of the weather pattern La Nina.
    But the lack of the long rains in early 2011 was an effect of "the systematic warming (of Earth) due to influence on greenhouse gas concentrations on the long rains," said Peter Scott of Britain's National Weather Service, known as the Met Office.

    The British government estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 people died from the famine

    http://weather.yahoo.com/global-warming-may-fueled-somali-drought-153536825.html
     
  2. pspr

    pspr

    LOL More foolishness from the Alarmists.

    Study of the orbital mechanics of the solar system in the 1970s led Russians to believe the Earth was about to cool and we should prepare quickly because it will be catastrophic. Their arguments were lost in the rush to warming group-think in the 1990s, but the arguments for impending cold are well founded and still believed by many good scientists. As the sun goes even quieter and January, 2008 saw the greatest year to year temperature drop ever (128 years of NASA GISS data) and thru the end of 2008 remains relatively cool, it is clear cooling needs to be considered as a very plausible future. This is highlighted by 2 papers published in March 2008. Scafetta and West showed that up to 69% of observed warming is from the sun and remind us that the sun is projected to cool and Ramanathan and Carmichael show that soot has 60% of the warming power of CO2. Both papers state that these factors are underappreciated by IPCC. The soot may well explain the Arctic melting, as it has recently for Asian glaciers. Many scientists believe the temperature changes are more dependent on the sun than CO2, similar to the relationship in your home with your furnace. With the Sun's face nearly quiet, the monthly patterns over the last 12 months are most similar to those of 1797 preceding the Dalton Minimum of 1798-1823 during the little ice age (Timo Niroma).

    The southern hemisphere has been cooling over the last 10 years, just about as much as the north has been warming. There is no proof within observational data of warming outside of natural variation. Northern Hemisphere Ice Cover- click for latest When 3 of the highest 5 or 6 years in the temperature record (since 1890) occurred over 70 years ago and 1900 was warmer than recent years in the USA (where the best data are), we are nowhere near statistical proof, nor even evidence of warming. Modelers are still unable to include important variables and no one is able to predict the future. At least Hadley Centre have tried (below). While CO2 continues to rise, the temperature has stabilized at a warm level, but not unusually so. Which way will it go? The world seems to be betting on warming. However, the probability of cooling may be equally valid and we must be prepared for both. Cooling presents the real danger. Things that go up and down only go so high. It has always been this way. Image of current northern sea ice (latest). Check the S. hemisphere sea ice (latest).

    Virtually all scientists agree that the Earth has warmed a small amount since the year 1000 or, if you choose, since 1850, when instrumented temperature records became reasonably accurate and distributed in key areas of the world. An alternative view, is that the Earth has been cooling since the 1930s when we had 3 of the 5 warmest years since 1860 in the US, and probably globally if the world environmental data base were cleaned up as is happening in the US. This site will be developed to show the science and the impacts related to global cooling, a very scary event compared to warming. It corresponds in the opposite way to the thousands of global warming sites. An unbiased view is at our sister-site: Climate Change Facts. The Editor started his interest in climate change in the 1970s, charged with helping industry adapt to the certainty of global cooling. Tim Ball has documented the cooling trend and its implications.


    http://www.climatecooling.org/
     
  3. Give it up knucklehead, the science is settled.
     
  4. pspr

    pspr

    You're imagining ghosts again. Be sure to take your meds, moron.
     
  5. Human-induced climate change contributed to low rain levels in East Africa in 2011

    Hmnnn. if them there Somalians are human, they brought it on themselves, just by breathing.
     
  6. Don't worry, I care. Where can I donate some KFC?
     
  7. tens of thousands of deaths that followed

    There ya go. Dead bodies decomposing more CO2.

    This shit has gotta stop.

    Breathing and dying...:cool:
     
  8. pspr

    pspr

    <img src=http://minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4gw/2010/09/16/GlobalClimateDisruption.jpg>
     
  9. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    You're right, I don't. The planet is grossly overpopulated anyway.
    Besides, if you believe in man mad GW, then fewer people is a good thing.
     
    #10     Mar 15, 2013