Way back in February, which seems like an eternity ago now, the critics of global warming started doing cartwheels when it was announced that February was the third coldest on record. The critics couldn’t wait to say “ha ha” and again trash Al Gore and those of us who believe global warming is real. I did a post on the “Basics of Global Warming” to try to explain the process of global warming.

Where are those same people now as we suffered through day after day of 90+ degree heat? Nowhere to be found. It seems to me if critics of global warming are to be consistent, they might acknowledge the unusual heat and humidity that we saw beginning in May, which had about 6 days of 90+ temperatures. Bitter cold in February – no global warming; record setting heat in May as well as June and July – global warming. Of course, I am kidding – that not only would be a simplistic way of looking at global warming but also would be an inaccurate way of viewing it.

This is where it helps to understand that – and I will say it again – it is called global warming for a reason. Global means “global”; it doesn’t mean a variation in regional or local temperatures on an inconsistent basis. Weather is the day to day stuff we experience. Just because we have an unusually cold month or an unusually hot month doesn’t mean we have no global warming or that we have global warming. It is the cumulative effect over years and decades that is analyzed and recorded. NOAA is an excellent source of over a hundred years of data and statistics.

And here is a sure sign that warming is real and that any gardener can appreciate: the USDA will soon be releasing a new hardiness zone map. The National Arbor Day Foundation also prepared a new map, and, guess what! The zones have changed. Many areas jumped one or two zones higher. “The climate has changed,” Woody Nelson, vice president of communications for the foundation said. “It has warmed.”

So as good ostriches do, snuggle your head into the warmer soil and forget about climate change. After all, why bother with evidence when it contradicts your position.


About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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  1. Robert Rouse says:

    People used to say street gangs were a problem for larger cities and denied they could spread to smaller communities. Naysayers are the kind of people who will deny the nose on their face if it doesn’t gibe with their beliefs. Don’t forget there are still people who swear man has never been to the moon.

  2. Robert Rouse says:

    Drop by Left of Centrist for a major announcement.

  3. Iceironman says:

    I heard on the radio today Kentucky is set to break a record on low temps. The month of July’s highs are EIGHT degrees below average. Thats EIGHT, not POINT EIGHT. That is HUGE. By the way, in the 90s we called wierd weather patterns a result of El Nino or La Nina? What ever happened to these proven weather patterns, and how do they influence al gores THEORY?

  4. iceironman says:

    Booya!!!!!!!!! My head is not in the sand. Global warming is a hoax. The UN is now asking for billions up front from the US to help with what the US has done to the world. Obama wants cap and tax based on global warming that will break the middle class. Al Gore is a liar and has recieved accolaids based on this lie. Trust your gut, take the money out of the picture and global warming has no feet. But dont listen to me Im just a lowly little conservative that doesnt understand science. Did you know that farmers would be taxed or given credits based on carbon released from their ground??? All based on a hoax.

    A few of the emails from cbs

    I am seriously worried that our flagship gridded data product is produced by Delaunay triangulation – apparently linear as well. As far as I can see, this renders the station counts totally meaningless. It also means that we cannot say exactly how the gridded data is arrived at from a statistical perspective – since we’re using an off-the-shelf product that isn’t documented sufficiently to say that. Why this wasn’t coded up in Fortran I don’t know – time pressures perhaps? Was too much effort expended on homogenisation, that there wasn’t enough time to write a gridding procedure? Of course, it’s too late for me to fix it too. Meh.

    I am very sorry to report that the rest of the databases seem to be in nearly as poor a state as Australia was. There are hundreds if not thousands of pairs of dummy stations, one with no WMO and one with, usually overlapping and with the same station name and very similar coordinates. I know it could be old and new stations, but why such large overlaps if that’s the case? Aarrggghhh! There truly is no end in sight… So, we can have a proper result, but only by including a load of garbage!

    One thing that’s unsettling is that many of the assigned WMo codes for Canadian stations do not return any hits with a web search. Usually the country’s met office, or at least the Weather Underground, show up – but for these stations, nothing at all. Makes me wonder if these are long-discontinued, or were even invented somewhere other than Canada!

    Knowing how long it takes to debug this suite – the experiment endeth here. The option (like all the anomdtb options) is totally undocumented so we’ll never know what we lost. 22. Right, time to stop pussyfooting around the niceties of Tim’s labyrinthine software suites – let’s have a go at producing CRU TS 3.0! since failing to do that will be the definitive failure of the entire project.

    Ulp! I am seriously close to giving up, again. The history of this is so complex that I can’t get far enough into it before by head hurts and I have to stop. Each parameter has a tortuous history of manual and semi-automated interventions that I simply cannot just go back to early versions and run the update prog. I could be throwing away all kinds of corrections – to lat/lons, to WMOs (yes!), and more. So what the hell can I do about all these duplicate stations?…

    I love the load of garbage comment!!!!!!!!! Sums up what Ive said for years. So Libs go ahead and love the environment like I do but dont be stupid and break the American economy because of a lie.

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