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Just The Facts

Dr Masters confirms what I suspected: Spring 2012: Most extreme season in US history.

Look at the data for the lower 48. Only Oregon and Washington had normal Spring temperatures, every other state was above normal, the majority in the East well above normal. This is all time record stuff, but people still claim nothing is happening.

The North Carolina legislature is attempting to limit the rise in sea level with a law, so developers can sell ocean-front property without worrying about being charged with fraud when it sinks below the waves.

6 comments

1 Steve Bates { 06.08.12 at 11:12 pm }

My electric bill reminds me every month of the extremity of this year. It seems impossible to remind Stella, who stonewalls all attempts to raise the thermostat. My conscience is assuaged only by the fact that Our House is on a 100% wind power plan; we may kill some migratory birds (and my bank account), but we won’t have any future Chernobyl or 3-Mile Island or Fukushima events on our consciences.

I blogged on that NC bill in a post titled Who Will Tell The Sea? Full-blown batshit crazy, they are…

2 Bryan { 06.09.12 at 11:07 am }

The bill is about coastal development and the protection of the 1% planning to exploit it. not about the people of North Carolina. It is legislative fraud, plain and simple.

3 Badtux { 06.09.12 at 11:15 am }

I suppose the next thing the North Carolina legislature will try to legislate is that the sun rises in the west.

Our weather here in the Silly Cone Valley has been uber weird the past couple of months. We had an unusually warm May, and now we’re having an unusually cool June. And it *rained* last week. It simply doesn’t rain here in June, it’s our dry season! I’d ask the right-wing dingbats what’s with that, if it’s not global climate change, but they’d just handwave and say it’s just some invisible sky demon fscking with us just because…

– Badtux the Heretic Penguin

4 Bryan { 06.09.12 at 12:15 pm }

If an El Niño forms, as many are predicting, you won’t have to worry about watering your garden, Badtux.

The current jet stream pattern is just weird. Nothing is where it should be. Flying out of Offutt at Omaha, Nebraska you learned about the jet streams because they could really affect your flying time. The jet streams have a major effect on storm paths across the country, and, thus, local climates.

In San Diego, almost the whole decade I lived there, the weather forecast for the entire month of June every year was ‘night and morning low clouds, a high of 72°, 0% chance of precipitation.’ Now, you have to actually listen to daily forecasts.

5 cookie jill { 06.10.12 at 10:24 am }

Virginia GOPers are trying to block certain…”dangerous words”

State lawmakers ran into a problem this year when recommending a study on rising sea levels and their potential impacts on coastal Virginia.

It was not a scientific problem or a financial one. It was linguistic.

They discovered that they could not use the phrases “sea level rise” or “climate change” in requesting the study, in part because of objections from Republican colleagues and also for fear of stirring up conservative activists, some of whom believe such terms are liberal code words.

http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2012/06/lawmakers-avoid-buzzwords-climate-change-bills

6 Bryan { 06.10.12 at 3:15 pm }

Well, Jill, facts do have a well-known liberal bias. Everyone knows that the facts are almost always at odds with conservative concepts and policies, which proves that they are biased… 😈