What happened to Global Warming?

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by ZombiesRus5 | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything

What happened to Global Warming?

When I put my first above ground pool in around the late 90's we were able to open it in April and start swimming in May.

Now my pool is just opened and still not warm enough to swim in


I'd like some global warming back...


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Reply #2121 Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:23 PM

God save us....

Not only are we arguing about climate change, but we are also now using the Bible and Koran as proof...


Reply #2122 Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:34 PM


God save us....

Not only are we arguing about climate change, but we are also now using the Bible and Koran as proof...


Well where else am I gonna get reference material from 2000 - 5000 years ago?  It's not like I can subscribe to any comics or magazines of the time.  Apparently, Moses had one going that chronicled the plagues and his run-ins with the Egyptians, but sadly that went out of circulation just before I was born... and I no longer have access to Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower since I hung Willy out at the front door to scare them off, but I'm sure if you pick one up you'll find references in it to those biblical times when it was either raining cats and dogs or so hot they could cook camel eggs in the sand in under a minute... and believe me, they weren't small eggs.

What, you didn't know that camels laid eggs back in those days?  Hmmm?  Guess it must have gotten lost in translation somewhere along the way.

Oh well, maybe archaeologists will eventually dig up some fossilised ones for all to see.


At least I only mentioned a couple of books, with no requests for divine intervention... ala, " *** save us..."

Reply #2123 Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:21 AM

*zombie voice* ...must buy carbon offsets...

Reply #2124 Friday, May 2, 2014 8:32 AM


Couple facts:

Global mean temperature in 2012 was less than it was in 2001 when the IPCC report came out.

In 2001 the predicted "best guess" temperature was supposed to be 0.60C higher by 2011. 

i don't understand why we have these debates still as they've now gone on long enough that he predictions can now be compared with the actual measured global temperatures.


lol, I guess even CEOs can sometimes fail at statistics...

Reply #2125 Friday, May 2, 2014 8:51 AM


Reply #2126 Friday, May 2, 2014 2:30 PM

Oi, Bartowski, me thinks ye'll pay fer digging up this foul smelling creature and unleashing it on the unsuspecting community.

Oi, Bosun, break out tha cat o' nine, will 'e.... us 'aves a blaggard in our midsts wot dared ta dig up tha demon we 'oped 'd ne'er rear it's ugly 'ead agin.

No, no, I don't want ye ta whip 'im wiv it... it be an incentive fer 'im ta walk tha plank. Aaarrggghhhh!

Reply #2127 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:31 AM

Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans From Polar Melt




“Today we present observational evidence that a large sector of the West Antarctic ice sheet has gone into irreversible retreat,” Dr. Rignot said in the NASA news conference. “It has passed the point of no return.”

Reply #2128 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:14 AM

Just when you think this sucker is dead and buried....

Like wot the fech have we gotta do to put it out of our misery?

I mean, did peeps go on and on and on..... AND ON about the last Ice-Age or the one before?

No they fechen didn't!  There were no internet posts or peeple flapping about it on TV... NO, they just got on with things and hoped for the best.

And that's what we gotta do... hope for the best and let the planet do what it has to, cos the planet will eventually get over its hissy fit and put itself right again, with life springing forth in abundance to repopulate and multiply.

I like the bit about repopulation and what that entails, but I won't be here to fulfill any of that as I'll be long gone and the daisies will have stopped growing.

Reply #2129 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:57 AM

Seriously, I don't thing you fully realize the scope of the problem. It's similar to saying: "Execution? I've had worse. Just chop me head off and be done with it." But once he sees the axe and the block, it's different song altogether. 


BTW the planet won't do anything, because it's an inanimate object. 

Reply #2130 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:34 AM

Reply #2131 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:54 AM

Thank you Hankers, we need to be reminded once in awhile just what all the hand waving and chest thumping is all about.  Some may have not appreciated the message from George Carlin but he had a way of putting things in perspective. 

Reply #2132 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:05 PM

Seriously, I don't thing you fully realize the scope of the problem.

Thing is, I do understand the scope of the problem... and it is NOT global warming... NOPE, NOT AT ALL.  There are natural causes for what is happening in the Antarctic, natural causes that have been occurring for a couple of billion years, but we won't talk about those cos governments don't know how to fechen tax them.

BTW the planet won't do anything, because it's an inanimate object.

If you believe that then there is little or no hope you will ever see the bigger picture and start believing in the truth... which is that Planet Earth is a constantly evolving dynamic eco system, which can and does repair/heal itself.  

Mankind has placed himself in harms way for centuries now, by camping at the foothills of active volcanoes, or right on top of faultilines/tectonic activity...aka earthquakes, and thoughout the centuries mankind has gone "oh woe is me, x-amount of thousands are dead", yet it is the planet healing itself.  I mean, what do you think would happen if Planet Earth suddenly stopped spewing lava, or suddenly became one fused mass and there were no more plate tectonics or earthquakes?  Yes, Planet Earth would become inanimate and would eventually die, as would all living things on it.

Coincidentally, the world's most fertile soils are generally situated over volcanic regions - because so many minerals and nutrients are brought up - thus creating rich farming lands, etc. upon which mankind grows food to survive.  So for all the "woe is me", there is a huge plus to these so-called disasters... and maybe the increased number of volcanic eruptions over the last decade is just Mother Earth saying: "Well you've destroyed so much farmland and vegetation through mismanagement, so now I have to restore/put it back."


Hehe, Hankers, that Carlin clip is brilliant.. gotta love it.  He puts it so much funnier than I, but he's on my wavelength and says pretty much the same things, though with a humourous twist to make it more interesting for his intended audience.  I'm no expert on the subject(s), but I did go back to school in my early 30's to try to better myself, and through history, geography, geology and economics, I did learn something about the planet and our role on it... and because of what I did learn, I can't swallow this global warming crap. 

Sure, mankind needs to clean up its act for the sake of future generations - food, health and cleaner living, etc - but it is not impacting on the planet to anywhere near the level these GW alarmists are trying to convince us of. However, there's huge sums of money to be made from environmental protection/cleanups,etc, and that's what all this GW crap is all about.... Greed and MONEY.

Reply #2133 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:09 PM

Carlin clip is one I revisit often.  Excellent.  No matter what we do, the environment will continue changing.  The real question that matters for our descendents is this:  How quickly will we turn the entire planet into a midden and thereby make it unsuitable for their continued existence. 

Reply #2134 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:20 PM

Reply #2135 Friday, July 18, 2014 12:51 PM

Speaking of crazy people: now it's getting really stupid/scary.

Reply #2136 Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:00 AM

Speaking of crazy people: now it's getting really stupid/scary.

Scary, very scary.  Probably not stupid, just misguided, oh, and did I mention "scary?"

Reply #2137 Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:15 AM


Quoting Daiwa,

Speaking of crazy people: now it's getting really stupid/scary.

Scary, very scary.  Probably not stupid, just misguided, oh, and did I mention "scary?"

I don't hope or wish for alot, but this is one occasion when I do.

I just hope these nutters don't end up in the lunatic asylum I've a pre-booking for.

Reply #2138 Sunday, July 20, 2014 8:56 AM

I wonder, is there any numbers of how many in a specific country or the world who believe in climatechange/global warming?


What about the US?   Like, have there always been so many powerful storms there or has it started a decade ago and people blame climatechange?   Do americans believe in climatechange?


It seems that mosty young people are activists in climatethings (like in Copenhagen).

Reply #2139 Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:47 PM

Increasing storm severity, and weather severity in general, is non-existent in the US.  Low numbers of hurricanes, weak hurricanes when we have them, tornado producing storms are likewise less frequent and less severe.  They make a lot of racket over the droughts as well, but the 30's have the last decade or two beat real bad on that front.  There may be some nice droughts, but they're no depression era dust bowl.




A nice misleading list of hurricane activity.  As you can see by the numbers, we have massively more the last couple decades than any time before, but landfall wise there's nothing unusual at all.  2005 is the only year that was particularly impressive, a real banner year with 3 of the top 10 landfalls.  Unfortunately we didn't have satellite tracking in 1933.  It matches up quite nicely, once you consider the several storms that milled about in the middle of the Atlantic would only have been reported by sheer dumb luck.


Outside of 2005, which really was quite the impressive year for hurricanes, both landfall and otherwise, the last couple decades have been decidedly uneventful.  The last Category 5 landfall was Andrew in 1992, and it wasn't any better than the Labor Day hurricane in 1935.


There's a similar phenomenon being shown in tornado statistics, we've had relatively calm years recently, but when you find graphs showing overall tornado activity, they show massive increases since the 90's, due to our weather satellites picking them up, and tornado chasers running around filming them.  The stats show massively more in the last few decades, an order of magnitude more in the 90's than were in the 70's, but the F3+ charts, which are the ones that stick around long enough to regularly do major damage people can see afterwards, show the 70's as having far more.  Reporting could easily be skewing tornado statistics by a factor of 20.


The ice storm that hosed Christmas present deliveries was talked up mightily, but the one that hit the same area in the mid 80's left millions of people without power for months.


When used as an argument for climate change, weather is unimpressive.

Reply #2140 Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:14 PM


When used as an argument for climate change, weather is unimpressive.

You just hit the nail squarely on the head.

Weather has gone through various fluctuations since before recorded history, and we have archaeological evidence of this, so what is occurring now is just another fluctuation caused by natural events.  And no, it's not cows farting!  Nor sheep!  As some people would have us believe.

As for the weather being a cantankerous bitch, it was minus 4c here at 6.00am the other morning, and during the day it went up to 24c.  That's a difference of 28 degrees and I'm not impressed.  First off yer gotta get rugged up to the nines and wear thermal underwear so yer willy don't drop off, then yer gotta put on sunscreen once you've stripped it all off.

Anyway, while global warming is a crock of shit designed to part us from more of our money through various carbon taxes and the like, mankind surely needs to clean up its act and show greater respect for the planet we call home... cos frankly, there ain't any place like it.

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