by: the Common Constitutionalist
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How many times would you put up with being cheated on in a relationship? How many times would you tolerate being lied to? Is it one and done? Or maybe 2 – 3 – a half a dozen?
Obviously, this is a loaded question. It would depend on a number of factors. Independence vs. interdependence – or maybe just how forgiving a person is. Maybe it’s a relationship of convenience – like the Clintons – more a business partnership than a personal, loving relationship.
But what if the relationship were between you and cause? A cause you felt so strongly for, people considered you “wedded” to it. A cause like…oh…I don’t know…Global Warming.
What if you were all-in on man caused global warming because, as experts have oft-repeated, the science of global warming is settled? But then you found out that the cause you’ve been wedded to is almost entirely a lie? What would you do? You just may have to reevaluate your loyalty. read more
by: the Common Constitutionalist
It’s been a couple of decades since we’ve experienced a powerful El Niño event. El Niño is a rise of the ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, which in turn can cause some unusual weather events, such as heavy rains in the West, which of course they need desperately.
But the coming El Niño is being hailed as potentially much stronger than past events. And naturally, as one might expect, it’s been linked to global warming as the cause. Of course, what else would it be?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is already predicting that this El Niño is “set to boost global warming to new record levels.”
And Kevin Trenberth, a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder Colorado, says, “In an era of global warming, ocean currents and weather systems might not be able to bleed off all the heat pumped into the tropical seas. Periodically, it has to get rid of the excess that builds up, and that safety valve is El Niño.”
So what is that supposed to mean? Does it mean that the El Niño is merely a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that assists the earth in rebalancing the global climate? Or is he saying that this El Niño will be different? read more
The above NOAA Climate Map was published at Slate.com yesterday. The short article was entitled, “Last Month Was the Fourth Warmest March Since 1880. Happy Earth Day!”
If you just glance at the map, your eyes are drawn to the red, which represent warming. But if you examine it, assuming it’s even accurate and not a “computer simulation”, you’ll see that the overwhelming majority of the globe is either light pink or blue, which means that temperatures are within 1 degree of being normal or colder.
And interestingly, at the bottom right of the map is a tiny caveat, which states that the “Gray areas represent missing data”. Missing data? I guess that’s okay. I guess the gray areas, both poles are not supposed to matter or have any effect on “Global Temperatures”! Why factor in the two places on earth where it’s fricking freezing all year long.
So with the whole Western Hemisphere either normal or way below, the data from both poles simply missing and most of the Eastern Hemisphere within a degree either way – Slate has determined that this is Global Warming.
Last I checked – Global anything means the entire globe.