2012 shatters heat records for continental U.S.

From The Washington Post:

“Last year was the hottest on record for the continental United States, shattering the previous mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

The average temperature was 55.3 degrees, 1 degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees more than the 20th-century average. Temperatures were above normal in every month between June 2011 and September 2012, a 16-month stretch that hasn’t occurred since the government began keeping such records in 1895.

Federal scientists said that the data were compelling evidence that climate change is affecting weather in the United States and suggest that the nation’s weather is likely to be hotter, drier and potentially more extreme than it would have been without the warmer temperatures.

Last year’s record temperature is “clearly symptomatic of a changing climate,” said Thomas R. Karl, who directs NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Americans can now see the sustained warmth over the course of their own lifetimes, something we haven’t seen before.”

Of course, if you’ve got your head buried in the sand — or your eyes and ears fixed to Fox News — you probably STILL haven’t noticed what has become so glaringly apparent.

– Jay Bookman

669 comments Add your comment

Jm

January 8th, 2013
1:59 pm

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/05/watch-what-might-be-the-worlds-oldest-dashcam-footage-from-1926/

Please note amount of snow in 1926 dashcam video. At the end of April.

Fun to watch.

Jm

January 8th, 2013
2:01 pm

Jay should be excited about Southern Company’s two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle. They will help stop global warming.

LUCIFER

January 8th, 2013
2:02 pm

But yes, there are Republicans who believe there’s no global warming going on. They are the same ones who believe like Rush Limbaugh that the world is flat and the sun revolves around the earth. Science? Too complicated to comprehend for their limited attention spans. And get this … these people vote! No wonder Congress is so screwed up!

Peadawg

January 8th, 2013
2:05 pm

“1926″

LOL WUT?

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:05 pm

If you miss the record heat from last summer, head on down to Australia, they are burning up, literally.

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:09 pm

To be fair, some government predictions of a ICE Age Y2K, aq and other warnings turned out to be bs.

I would look at extreme weather across the planet to add up the costs of rebuilding to the costs of trying to clean up pollution to stop it..

Jm

January 8th, 2013
2:10 pm

Peadawg. 1926 dashcam. No lie.

Fracking. Good for reducing global warming.

Jm

January 8th, 2013
2:11 pm

End wasteful wind and solar subsidies. Institute carbon tax.

Regnad Kcin

January 8th, 2013
2:12 pm

First, let me state that I am sure global warming is a real phenomenon, and is likely exacerbated by human activity.

That said, this is as close as Jay’s ever come to “drudgy spam” as I’ve ever seen. :(

Mick

January 8th, 2013
2:13 pm

Some people are fracking looney…I guess if I were canada, global warming might be a plus…

Peadawg

January 8th, 2013
2:14 pm

Again…1926? What does that have to do with 2013? Way to stay on topic.

Mick

January 8th, 2013
2:14 pm

**End wasteful wind and solar subsidies**

Ignorance is not bliss…

Jm

January 8th, 2013
2:15 pm

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:16 pm

” Institute carbon tax.”

Lib.

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:20 pm

“Jay should be excited about Southern Company’s two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle.”

Why should Jay be excited about the Southern Company’s new nuclear power project? They have been a disaster from the start and are already 1 billion dollars over budget, wow, who didn’t see that coming! Georgia Republicans created a perverted socialist financing plan to pay for it.

These power plants are way over the head of Republicans.

DownInAlbany

January 8th, 2013
2:20 pm

Obviously, a VERY slow news day! If you had someone other than Al Gore serving as the champion, more folks might listen, there, Chicken-Little!

Jm

January 8th, 2013
2:21 pm

get

I am in favor of taxing things that are bad to provide revenue for government, that we need.

Taxing CO2, cigarettes, consumption, waste = good.

Taxing work, saving, trade = bad.

DawgDad

January 8th, 2013
2:22 pm

“Of course, if you’ve got your head buried in the sand — or your eyes and ears fixed to Fox News — you probably STILL haven’t noticed what has become so glaringly apparent.”

We know what your game is, Jay; i.e., government expansion, taxation, cap and trade schemes, income/wealth redistribution, etc. I just read the Pravda article mocking the West for buying in to all this socialist Global Warming crap.

Two points:
(1) The climate changes all the time, sometimes perceptibly, sometimes not so much.
(2) Just because the climate might be changing “in the continental US” does NOT mean I’m willing to allow you or anyone else to use that as an excuse to confiscate my “stuff” — for your political benefit. Not now, never, no how.

BlahBlahBlah

January 8th, 2013
2:22 pm

Record high temps in USA? Global warming is the reason.
Coldest winter in decades in China? Global warming is the reason too!

And they wonder why there are skeptics.

Jack ®

January 8th, 2013
2:23 pm

Bovine flatulence is the culprit. Gonna make a fortune making corks; larger corks for northern cows.

Granny Godzilla

January 8th, 2013
2:24 pm

Support wind and solar energy!

Break the fossil fuel addiction.

Yes to the carbon tax!

No Nukes!

No fracking!

Love your planet as you want to be loved……

Taxi Smith

January 8th, 2013
2:24 pm

Can we pass legislation that would alter naturtal forces? Let’s leave the Left- and Right-Wing screeds out of this and turn to science: no one has clearly identified a man-made cause for this as yet. As Twain pointed out a hundred years or more ago, everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:24 pm

“I guess if I were canada, global warming might be a plus…”

The new northwest passage will be an economic boon for Canada.

DebbieDoRight - Conned And Confused

January 8th, 2013
2:25 pm

Yoo hoo it’s COLD outside and it was SNOWING in Denver!!! Jeesh!

Per Faux News–There are no such things as:

A Confused Conned
Immigration Reform
A White guy who can dance
Pretty girls who go to Harvard
Evolution
Birth Control
Sex Education
Heterosexual transmission of Aids
AND
GLOBAL WARMING!!!

Duh!

Granny Godzilla

January 8th, 2013
2:25 pm

Dawg Dad

Best get some P50,000 sunscreen and water wings for your puppies.

That is if you love your kids enough to help.

RW-(the original)

January 8th, 2013
2:25 pm

Yea! Another “all time record” brought to you by the folks that think the earth is about a hundred years old.

/drive by

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:26 pm

JAY

OK, let’s have a real look at practical perspectives on the whole manmade global catastrophe we will alledgedly experience in 50-100 years.

Basically we have a “science” that has been around for a few decades or so, who have questionable incentives, making predictions we should expect over a decade or so..

Just for fun…

http://fabiusmaximus.com/2012/02/03/34885/

Regnad Kcin

January 8th, 2013
2:27 pm

” does NOT mean I’m willing to allow you or anyone else to use that as an excuse to confiscate my “stuff””

Taxation = theft! Everybody drink!

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:27 pm

“And they wonder why there are skeptics.”

Most all of the skeptics are at unskewedglobalwarming.com

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:28 pm

Jay

Sorry, that was a science with a couple or so decades under it’s belt making projections for the second half of the next century…seems silly when put in that perspective eh?

Robert Lee - Cogito ergo zoom

January 8th, 2013
2:28 pm

Lord, that was a nasty trick making so many of the Georgia natives dumb as rocks. What did they ever do to you?

jj

January 8th, 2013
2:28 pm

I agree your numbers are 100% accurate…….Based on 164 years of record keeping on a 4.5 billion year old planet. (.000000041% of the earths estimated age) There is no one alive who knows if this is even close to the warmest year ever, including Jay.
Do we discount the coolest summer “ever” in the UK???? What about the shrinking artic ice but the growing antartic ice. I don’t know the answer but I do know there are still one hell of a lot of questions on both sides of this issue.

DebbieDoRight - Conned And Confused

January 8th, 2013
2:29 pm

Support wind and solar energy!

Break the fossil fuel addiction.

Yes to the carbon tax!

No Nukes!

No fracking!

Why don’t we just go ahead and kiss a few trees while we’re at it? Love me, Love my tree!

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:30 pm

” Another “all time record” brought to you by the folks that think the earth is about a hundred years old.”

Really? That study was produced by the Southern Baptist church? Interesting.

N-GA (economic base jumper)

January 8th, 2013
2:31 pm

Let’s do a simple analysis.

If global warming is real and we enact regulations to reduce carbon emissions, everyone benefits.
If global warming is real and we do nothing, catastrophe.
If global warming is bogus and we enact regulations to reduce carbon emissions, cleaner air anyway.

DawgDad

January 8th, 2013
2:32 pm

Let’s say we could all throw all our stuff into the big Government black hole and magically someone COULD control the climate. Who would want that??? Think about it, the ultimate tyranny. Endless wars. No? Constant campaigning to control the next day’s thermostat setting, enslaved to the Government for water, rain, sunlight, darkness, food. Just think of the cataclysmic protection rackets they could and (being politicians) would run. Sorry, this is Nirvana only in the minds of the mindless idiots. Thanks, but no thanks. I can wait for my afterlife.

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:34 pm

“Of course, if you’ve got your head buried in the sand — or your eyes and ears fixed to Fox News — you probably STILL haven’t noticed what has become so glaringly apparent.”

Of course, if you’re a columnist for a traditionally liberal newspaper of secondary significance, you probably would bet your children’s lives on the “consensus” that the recent global warming is mostly anthropogenic and would therefore be willing to spend or forfeit trillions of dollars to reduce CO2 emissions despite the reasonable questioning of people just next door (in Georgia Tech):

http://judithcurry.com/2012/10/28/climate-change-no-consensus-on-consensus/

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 8th, 2013
2:35 pm

getalife

To be fair, some government predictions of a ICE Age Y2K, aq and other warnings turned out to be bs.
———————————————————————

In IT Y2K was an accident waiting to happen especially in the banking and insurance industries.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:35 pm

Funny how with every other science known to man, skepticism is a necessary and fundamental part of a scientific process. The real question is: why do so many people (liberals) think that this infant science should be beyond any skepticism? If anything, it deserves materially more skepticism than other established science.

Could it be that any talking point coming from the left is a worthy point above suspicion and skepticism?

Regnad Kcin

January 8th, 2013
2:36 pm

“Let’s say we could all throw all our stuff into the big Government black hole and magically someone COULD control the climate. Who would want that??? Think about it, the ultimate tyranny. Endless wars. No? Constant campaigning to control the next day’s thermostat setting…Sorry, this is Nirvana only in the minds of the mindless idiots. Thanks, but no thanks. I can wait for my afterlife.”

Dude, is your dosage correct? :)

St Simons - aboriginal Bootakook 2014

January 8th, 2013
2:38 pm

keep poking mother earth in the eye with a stick
and she’s gonna bite you.

If we don’t develop a sustainable longterm system, instead of this
chewing through billions of years of resources for short term
wealth accumulation for a few right now, that will be our fate. word.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:38 pm

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:30 pm

I don’t care who you are but that’s funny..

GT

January 8th, 2013
2:39 pm

The right makes things go away by just saying that is not true. Like Alex Hawkins that is my story and I’m sticking with it. The polls were lying; Romney was ahead, until someone counted the real vote. The created a whole television network so they wouldn’t have to hear the truth. The gun violence is only in the urban areas and America is about the same rurally as Europe. Cigarettes don’t cause cancer and global warming is a bunch of eggheads with nothing else to do. It would be humorous if it wasn’t so serious, like the dog is housetrained about the time it shows it is not. The right rather be right, and die, than right and save the world. It is all egos with them, and once they have made a statement or have an opinion it should never change. Thank God the rest of the world is not the same; we would still be in caves.

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:39 pm

curious

January 8th, 2013
2:40 pm

With all the hot air produced during the recently completed election, it’s no wonder.

St Simons - aboriginal Bootakook 2014

January 8th, 2013
2:40 pm

and if we don’t stop cutting down & killing the planet’s oxygen machines,

we’re gonna run out of O2 long before we burn up

Regnad Kcin

January 8th, 2013
2:41 pm

“If anything, it deserves materially more skepticism than other established science”

Agree. What evidence do you want to offer to modify existing theory?

DawgDad

January 8th, 2013
2:41 pm

“Love your planet as you want to be loved”

I DO love my planet, and I’d love it a LOT more with fewer leftist/socialists badgering me and trying to seize control of it.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:42 pm

GT

January 8th, 2013
2:39 pm

Baaa Baaaa blue sheep. So you believe this 2 decades old science making projections for the latter half of the next century and further are convinced that is should not be subject to scrutiny?

Just damn..

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:42 pm

I am pro planet because there is only one.

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:42 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

January 8th, 2013
2:44 pm

C. Sense — “In IT Y2K was an accident waiting to happen especially in the banking and insurance industries.”

Not really. Banking and insurance outfits used to be the late adopters of technology, and given their need for financial projections and lookaheads, they would likely have been the *first* industries to notice weirdness around Y2K.

I started consulting back in the mid-90s, and as Y2K approached, several of my clients wanted Y2K analyses and remediation tacked onto their contracting agreements. At two of those locations, client employees asked me, point-blank, if I thought there was anything to the Y2K issue. I told both of them the truth, that IMO, no, Y2K wasn’t going to be a significant event and that any noted effects were likely to be small, easily contained and relatively quickly and simply addressed.

Didn’t endear me any to my consulting masters, but hey, the clients asked for the truth. :)

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:45 pm

“The real question is: why do so many people (liberals) think that this infant science should be beyond any skepticism?”

Beats me….maybe because that would be “politically incorrect”?

guy

January 8th, 2013
2:45 pm

Jay, blame everything on Fox and those who watch Fox. It’s none of your freaking business what people watch on tv. Fox doesn’t mean beans to me but you are not an expert either. You may or may not be right in your opinion but others have the right to their opinions also. Everybody is not as wise as you! You probably will now push to take TV’s away from certain folks.

RB from Gwinnett

January 8th, 2013
2:46 pm

How much heat is being generated by all you liberals computers? Shouldn’t you shut down if you care so much?

Just sayin’…

Fred ™

January 8th, 2013
2:47 pm

This topic is SO mind numbingly STUPID.

Is “global warming” happening? Of course it is. our climate has changed dramatically over the trillions of years that you Darwinists say the world is old. So what? it’s happening again. Guess what? The sun will rise tomorrow as well.

Is “evil man’ causing this? Doubtful.
Is there much we can do about it? Doubtful.
Can we TRY? Sure, why not, just quit being stupid about it.
Does anyone here or ANYWHERE have any definitive answers? HELL NO.

Stupid crap like this makes me want to start drinking again. Maybe if I get drunk enough I can be this stupid as well…….

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:47 pm

Well, big oil spent big on scientists and energy voter commercials so I factor in this fact when listening to the right.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:48 pm

GT

January 8th, 2013
2:39 pm

Same as any scientific inquiry. Proof that those who submit that they have the answer to show the work trying to disprove it. Simple scientific process. Develop hypothesis then do eveything in your power to disprove it…in other words, skepticism is a healthy thing.

Only the conflicted shy away from running down all the challenges….

I’m glad I’m in actuarial science…you better be darn sure any new concept stood the test of your own scrutiny or risk losing reputation…

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:48 pm

Fred ™

January 8th, 2013
2:48 pm

guy

January 8th, 2013
2:45 pm

Jay, blame everything on Fox and those who watch Fox. It’s none of your freaking business what people watch on tv. Fox doesn’t mean beans to me but you are not an expert either. You may or may not be right in your opinion but others have the right to their opinions also. Everybody is not as wise as you! You probably will now push to take TV’s away from certain folks.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Wow. Reading your posts makes me feel “dumber.” It surprises me that given your lack of cognitive powers and reasoning abilities that you can spell so well.

I guess that’s a plus in your column.

the cat

January 8th, 2013
2:49 pm

Obviously I should have made my observation about those having college degrees or not on this blog. The stupid-it burns.

JohnnyReb

January 8th, 2013
2:50 pm

The tree hugging would be taken more seriously if there was not wealth transfer at the core.

Only tree hugging Moonbats would expect the rest of us to agree there will be change if Amerca continues polluting but sends money for doing so to emerging countries.

Let’s see – “save the world” Gore has sold his TV station to Arabs who will pay him from big oil money.

And, the tree huggers think we should take them seriously?

stands for decibels

January 8th, 2013
2:51 pm

if you’ve got your head buried in the sand

looks like a lot of your regulars do, per usual, Jay.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 8th, 2013
2:51 pm

JHM

Having been in the trenches during Y2k as a consultant at a national bank in NC I saw many homegrown systems that were badly written and definitely at risk.

The vendor supplied software not as much.

The Medicaid system supplied to the DC gov’t by a vendor on the otherhand was horribly written and was of no use at it’s current state (at the time).

Some systems were great, others so-so and others were total failures IMO

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:51 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

January 8th, 2013
2:44 pm

Do you have any idea how much the big consulting firms (ie the current Accenture formerly anderson consulting, deloitte and other CPA firms and forensic tech firms) made on the work such that you did?

I usually follow the incentives…correct answer 100% of the time.

pete

January 8th, 2013
2:52 pm

As a former meteorologist, I studied weather cycles and this so called ‘global warming’ threat. It is just another way for the govt to scare the bejesus out of the gullible, and an excuse to make more money (i.e carbon offsets). We are going through a weather cycle like the cycle we went through back in the 50’s. The difference between now and then? We have more whiners today.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:53 pm

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
2:48 pm

Just amazing…

guy

January 8th, 2013
2:54 pm

Fred,
You still are the smartest of us all. No one can take that title from you. You are our mentor and our advisor. Thanks so very much!!! P.S. If I spelled some of this wrong,please understand.

GT

January 8th, 2013
2:55 pm

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am… what is your world like? What do you see in your perfect world and what are you doing to get there or are you in it now?

DownInAlbany

January 8th, 2013
2:55 pm

JohnnyReb

January 8th, 2013
2:50 pm

IF Al Gore had one ounce of credibility, he lost it by selling his station to the ARabs!

DannyX

January 8th, 2013
2:55 pm

“You probably will now push to take TV’s away from certain folks.”

Guy, its called tough love. Would you feed an alcoholic liquor? Would you supply meth to a meth addict? We should take away tv’s from those watching Fox News. Watching Fox News is now as a certified mental disorder. Fox News can cause birth defects. Have you ever looked at before and after pictures of Fox News watchers? Its very sad, the longer a person has watched the more their faces age, they start losing teeth, their hair falls out. It would be wrong to let them keep their tv’s. Pull the plug on Fox News watchers.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 8th, 2013
2:56 pm

College prof says ‘crisis actors’ at site; shooting ‘may not have happened at all’…

drudgey spam.

:lol: :razz: :lol: :razz: :lol: :razz:

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:56 pm

Gore got paid.

Wealth envy?

DebbieDoRight - Conned And Confused

January 8th, 2013
2:56 pm

It surprises me that given your lack of cognitive powers and reasoning abilities that you can spell so well.

I guess that’s a plus in your column.

Its called “Spell Check”. All the highly educated CONservatives have it. Double Duh!

MANGLER

January 8th, 2013
2:56 pm

Anyone want to quit with the conspiracy theory bashing and the blame game (on both sides) and take stock in the fact that historical US weather patterns are not today what they were 164 years ago and they will continue to change over time? The oceans are rising. There is evidence of that. The ice caps are melting. There is evidence of that. Precipitation patterns are changing. There is evidence of that. Kim Kardashian is having a baby. There is evidence of that. Honey Booboo is fat. There is evidence of that. Smokestacks belch out poisons into the air we breath. There is evidence of that.
Can weather change be stopped? Who knows. Can we prepare for it? Certainly. But it’s going to be costly.

rightwingextreme

January 8th, 2013
2:56 pm

Temperatures were above normal in every month between June 2011 and September 2012, a 16-month stretch that hasn’t occurred since the government began keeping such records in 1895.

Gee….wonder how hot it was prior to 1895?? So Jay is basing his entire argument on 117 years of data that I’m sure was consistently collected throughout this period. Man….wish I had that kind of faith.

getalife

January 8th, 2013
2:57 pm

guy,

Fred got under your skin?

Stalker much?

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
2:58 pm

Oddly, there are suspiciously few defenders of this issue than normal…where did all the ardent believers go?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 8th, 2013
3:00 pm

Well, I come on this blog hoping to learn something. The only thing I learned is, I better get the AC checked out before spring. I wouldn’t want old Ace and the missus to get too hot while I’m driving around in my air conditioned beer truck.

I guess the wild-haired radicals on this blog will read everything and run around talking about global warming and how we got to get back to the Stone Age way of doing things and such. My advise to them is to strip buck-nekkid tonight and run around outside to see how warm they get.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 8th, 2013
3:00 pm

The sunspots are to blame!

DebbieDoRight - Conned And Confused

January 8th, 2013
3:00 pm

As a former meteorologist, I studied weather cycles and this so called ‘global warming’ threat. It is just another way for the govt to scare the bejesus out of the gullible,

Well, as a former Sports Illustrated Swim Suit model, I’ve studied people who’ve studied weather cycles and they’re so called “government threats” are made just so that I won’t tan in my new french bikini.

Just another way for the “weather people” to keep the teeny weeny bikini wearing models down!

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
3:01 pm

GT

January 8th, 2013
2:55 pm

I have no idea what you are talking about. If you can dispute my position on this then I will beg your forgiveness..never, ever been accused of anything remotely resembling perfection…in fact the opposite is 100% of my reality.

getalife

January 8th, 2013
3:01 pm

Oddly, the cons still think rw media are credible.

guy

January 8th, 2013
3:02 pm

DannyX You are pathetic in that you and your gang want to control what others think and say. I don’t watch Fox or CNBC because both are one sided. It’s sad that people get so critical towards others just because they may have a different opinion. That’s not good.

Towncrier

January 8th, 2013
3:02 pm

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others:

“http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/337035/guns-me-not-thee-john-fund”

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 8th, 2013
3:03 pm

DDR

You do know that Katherine Webb (McCarron’s girlfriend) is an Auburn grad who shows good taste in men

:-)

Peadawg

January 8th, 2013
3:03 pm

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
3:03 pm

DebbieDoRight – Conned And Confused

January 8th, 2013
3:00 pm

Can you hook a brother up with some pictures or the edition? You would get a thousand positive responses to anything you posted provided the mental image all us guys would conjure when your name appeared:-)

getalife

January 8th, 2013
3:04 pm

common,

brent got creepy looking at her.

DownInAlbany

January 8th, 2013
3:05 pm

guy

January 8th, 2013
3:02 pm

DannyX You are pathetic in that you and your gang want to control what others think and say. I don’t watch Fox or CNBC because both are one sided. It’s sad that people get so critical towards others just because they may have a different opinion. That’s not good.

Welcome to Jay Bookman’s blog spot!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

January 8th, 2013
3:05 pm

peapuppy piddle

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Regnad Kcin

January 8th, 2013
3:06 pm

“IF Al Gore had one ounce of credibility, he lost it by selling his station to the ARabs”

This must be some conservative meme you would get if you listen to Rush…

Peadawg

January 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

First the squirrel and now Kam trolls Jay’s blog with drudge links all day.

So sad.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

You do know that Katherine Webb (McCarron’s girlfriend) is an Auburn grad who shows good taste in men.

Well, walk around the Auburn campus long enough and you’re bound to run into a woman that don’t resemble the local livestock.

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

get

Yep, all he needed was a trenchcoat :-)

stands for decibels

January 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

Oddly, there are suspiciously few defenders of this issue than normal…where did all the ardent believers go?

There’s really nothing for rational folks to say to the deniers at this point, in these forums. Same old same old. You’ll say that we don’t have enough information to act decisively to reduce greenhouse emissions; you’ll say that you can’t prove there’s a crisis. Some guys will take some middle ground and say “well wouldn’t it make sense to reduce these emissions anyway?” and then some guy yells “plant food!”

I don’t know what I can add, except to say that the people who believe in an imaginary “debt crisis” based on utterly speculative crap, are especially repulsive to watch when this topic comes up, because they’re invariably the ones who are just certain that this climate change crisis is just a buncha hooey.

(not always. but usually.)

skipper

January 8th, 2013
3:07 pm

The weather is constantly changing….history is full of ice-ages, warmer times, etc. If all plants close down today, no fires are built, and everyone is in the dark it probably would not affect the weather noticibly. And on top of that, the very idea of making Al Gore (”lock-bokth”…yes, that is how the lisping fumble lip pronounced “lock-box”) relevant is enough for me to turn away…but seriously folks……….

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 8th, 2013
3:08 pm

DANNY/GUY

Can you imagine Fox ratings if they actually did issue meth? If they didn’t cream the liberal cable channels in viewership, this conversation would not occur. GUY, go to XM America Left sometime and listen to Big Ed, Thom Hartman, or Lawrence O’donnell…they are the John Gibson, Huckleberry, and Sean Hannity of the left..all the same after a while..

Simple Truths

January 8th, 2013
3:08 pm

Yeah, the Heat were pretty good in 2012, winning the NBA title and all that.

Whoops, wrong Heat.

DawgDad

January 8th, 2013
3:08 pm

Regnad: So, what’s the purpose of worrying about it if we can’t control it?

Think about the FACTS. Facts are, in the early years of my lifetime no so many people lived in the South and Southwest. Then came air conditioning; jobs moved and people moved (consider how many Atlantans aren’t native Georgians). We did NOT need the Federal Government or taxation or carbon trading schemes or the like to recognize (1) there are jobs down there, and (2) it gets cold where I live, and I don’t really like shoveling snow and driving to work on icy roads. The climate changes, people will deal with it.

Climate change is, dare I say, OPPORTUNITY, which should NOT be the province of the politicians in a free society.

I’d suggest we focus Government’s attention on tornados, hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. Much more bang for the buck. The shortcomings in dealing with these “not global in scope” disasters are painfully obvious, and do not portend well for Government tinkering with “climate control” schemes.