Saturday, May 24, 2014

An "Extremely" Long Time

It's been almost 9 years since the last category 3 level hurricane has hit the America mainland. This represents the longest period without such an event since 1851 and I am betting some serious money here that somebody is going to blame it on global warming.


BB-Idaho said...

Maybe, maybe not. It's like the guy that ate an ice cream cone too fast and thought his head pain
was a tumor...maybe, maybe not.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Obama goes in front of audience after audience and says that extreme weather is getting worse and there is absolutely zero evidence for it. At this point I'm beginning to think that global warming is caused by misinformation.

BB-Idaho said...

We had a tornado in Idaho the other day. Rather odd.

dmarks said...

BB: Not terribly common, but they do occur in Idaho:

USA Tornado Map.

As for the first comment of yours, BB, there's this.

BB-Idaho said...

We note that the 400 ppm CO2 level has sustained thus far this Spring, a condition last observed in the mid-Pliocene some 2-5 million years ago. Arctic core samples from that time indicate
Arctic temps about 14F higher, as well as pollen and pine seeds in areas that have been covered in glaciers since. Cyclical? perhaps, but a really long cycle.
We can await the brouhaha when climatologists adjust their models to the Pliocene data!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

The relationship between CO2 and temperature is a logarithmic one and so an increase from 400 ppm to 420 ppm is a miniscule fraction of what an increase from 0 to 20 would be. That, and the feedbacks in natural systems are almost always negative (proven in this case with the lack of warming and the fact that escaping radiation is INCREASING) in that that's how they sustain themselves.