Yes folks, the globe is warming...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. First Half of 2006 Is Warmest on Record
    Jul 14 1:06 PM US/Eastern
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    The first half of the year was the warmest on record for the United States.

    The government reported Friday that the average temperature for the 48 contiguous United States from January through June was 51.8 degrees Fahrenheit, or 3.4 degrees above average for the 20th century.

    That made it the warmest such period since recordkeeping began in the National Climatic Data Center reported.

    No state was cooler than average and five states _ Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri _ experienced record warmth for the period.

    While much of the Northeast experienced extreme rainfall and flooding at the end of June many other areas continued below normal rain and snowfall.

    As of June, 45 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate-to- extreme drought, an increase of 6 percent from May.

    Dry conditions spawned more than 50,000 wildfires, burning more than 3 million acres in the continental U.S., according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

    Worldwide, it was the sixth warmest year-to-date since record keeping began in 1880.
  2. Everytime Al Gore opens his mouth the global temperature rises by 0.1 degrees farenheit.
  3. Don't liberals ever tire of this kind of handwringing? It was hot, so what?

    Better hot than the sort of ice age temps much of north america had for much of history.
  4. You really don't understand the concept of ecosystems, do you...

  5. I understand cause and effect. Nothing the global warming fascists are proposing will change a thing, except to create a depression and enormously increase government intervention in the economy, which is their true goal anyway.
  6. So you plan is to just turn on the AC and stay cool.

    What a global thinker you are...what a visionary.

  7. Sam123

    Sam123 Guest

    Nova had a piece on “Global Dimming.” Temperatures are not rising as much as they should because there are more particulates in the air, which dims the sun, including infrared.

    So here’s my solution: pollute the air more. If we’re spewing carbon dioxide, we better spew all that other shit too.
  8. bsmeter


    Those particulates act as heat traps.
  9. Arnie


    No they don't. Google "Volcanoes" and read up. The emissions from volcanoes (and other sources of particulate matter) have a cooling effect on the atmosphere.
  10. Cesko


    And your plan is really going to change anything. Have you,visionary, ever seen temperature chart for last 10 000 years or so? Because if you have you would know that with current temperature raising there is really nothing new going on.
    #10     Jul 15, 2006