Thursday, February 10, 2011

Al Gore Watch: Oklahoma Colder than South Pole

Four men treking to the South Pole -- or they could just go to Okalahoma.
This tidbit from AccuWeather.com:

At 7 a.m. CST this morning, it was colder in northeastern Oklahoma than at the South Pole.


In Bartlesville, Okla., a temperature of 28° below zero was recorded at 7:19 a.m. . . . Elsewhere in the Bartlesville area, a temperature of 29° below zero was reported around 7 a.m.


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As AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak pointed out, the temperature at the South Pole was 23° below zero at 7 a.m. CST this morning. Therefore, parts of Oklahoma and Kansas were just as cold as, if not colder than, the South Pole.
Carbon credits, anyone?

Added 2/16/11:

I couldn't figure out how to embed graphics into the comment section, so I am posting this chart of global temperatures for the last 5000 years in answer to commenter John, who takes me for an "idiot" because I am not alarmed by claims of doom by proponents of anthropogenic global warming:





And then there's this, just because I like it, from Minnesotans for Global Warming:


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17 comments:

  1. Turd Algore was not available for comment.

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  2. The South Pole is right in the middle of its summer. Of course it's hot there now.

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  3. @Woodsterman - He was out equipping himself with heat-resistant apparel for the next life, perhaps, where it is rumored he will really need it. ;)

    @Steve - Brrrrr!

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  4. Crazy isn't it, but you'll never find fat al when a cold spell hits, he's long gone, along with all the money he made from all the gullible fools.

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  5. Too bad you idiots don't understand the difference between global CLIMATE and local WEATHER events. But enjoy wallowing in your ignorance.

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  6. This is actually one of the warmest winters on record - which indirectly causes it to be colder and snowier in other parts of the world, they just happen to be major population centers and so they get the most media coverage.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/26/national/main6336484.shtml
    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2011-01-20-united-nation-2010-tied-for-warmest-year_N.htm

    "It will probably come as a surprise to most Americans, but the winter just finished was the fifth warmest on record, worldwide.

    "Oh, sure, nearly two-thirds of the country can dispute that from personal experience of a colder-than-normal season.

    "But while much of the United States was colder than usual, December-February - climatological winter - continued the long string of unusual warmth on a global basis.

    "And parts of the United States did join in, with warmer-than-normal readings for the season in New England and the Pacific Northwest. Indeed, Maine had its third warmest winter on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.

    "NOAA's National Climatic Data Center reports that worldwide the average temperature for winter was 54.9 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 Celsius).

    "That's 1.08 degrees F (0.60 C) above average for the three-month period".

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  7. @John, above, I've posted a graphic and video above for your edification and amusement.

    Pop quiz: Can you tell which illustrates CLIMATE and which illustrates WEATHER?

    We idiots would like to know. . .

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  8. The source for your graphic would be what exactly? Posted without that or (any other context) it's totally meaningless.

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  9. @John - I fixed the bad link to the source above, and you can also find the source by clicking here.

    You might also be interested in NOAA's Climate Source Investigators' latest conclusion that global warming is not involved in the record snows we've been experiencing lately. Link: here.

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  10. Sorry, the graph that you posted above doesn't exist on the link (http://www.foresight.org/nanodot/?p=3553).

    Your second link only says that NOAA has concluded that *human-induced* global-warming is not to blame for the recent heavy snowfalls, not that global-warming doesn't exist at all (as you seem to be trying to spin it).

    And I stand by my original assertion that small-scale local weather events are HUGELY different from global climate trends. Too bad you don't seem to be able (or maybe willing) to understand the difference.

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  11. @John - The data is there, directly above the words "Well, no — over the period of recorded history, the average temperature was about equal to the height of the MWP."

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  13. @John - My answer to all your points is contained in the data that I referred you to. If you'd look at that data, you wouldn't have to rely on assumptions.

    Assumptions don't make good science, but they do swell the ranks of global warmists.

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  14. So what exactly are you asserting here - that global warming doesn't exist, or that is isn't caused by human activity?

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  15. Thought you might have something intelligent to add to the discussion, but obviously just misplaced optimism on my part.

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  16. And you can censor my posts all you want to, but that still doesn't change the underlying science that you're obviously so factually-resistant to.

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  17. Typical right-wing losers, run away when the facts prove them wrong, LOL!

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