How can we keep up with explanations for extreme weather?

Climate Experts Agree: Global Warming Caused Russian Heat Wave: http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2010/08/11/globa...

Climate researchers: Russian heat wave was natural: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41991633/ns/technology...

Global warming means more snowstorms: scientists: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110301/sc_afp/climat...

NOAA finds no human “fingerprints” to implicate our involvement in the snowstorms: http://www.climatewatch.noaa.gov/2010/articles/for...

Scientists see climate change link to Australian floods: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/12/us-clima...

Climatologists blame the Australian flooding on a weather system called "la Nina": http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Flooding-...

So, what does your climate/extreme weather scorecard look like?

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  • Rio
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
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    Without all the fanfare?... One can't:

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v463/n7280/fu...

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    As always, the warmers are batting 1000. Their capability of predicting the events that will be caused by global warming after the events occur, is seriously uncanny. Its like that idea that hindsight is 20/20, which is clearly an idiot conservative idea designed to try to kill the world. IF those darn skeptics would actually stop questioning the spin doctoring of the scientists good work. IF they would simply accept that when the scientists models are not following with reality, it is reality that is wrong, then they may be able to stop the end of the world as we know it.

    Also they should realize that the warmers that block skeptics, like HEY DOOK. They do so for the best reasons possible. People like Hey dook are so good and noble that they cannot allow the useless idiocy called "logic" to get in the way of scaring everyone into accepting their viewpoint. Clearly a man ahead of the times.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I think what this proves is that while some embrace the idea of human caused global warming unblinkingly, others question our ability to predict with certainty what our climate is doing, when we can not even predict the weather with certainty looking forward only a week.

    Im not saying that the large amounts of CO2 we are pumping into the atmosphere is having no effect, only that our predictive abilities of complex systems with many variables, such as climate change, is limitted at best and perhaps we should not rush to judgment.

    This being said it is still important to pursue sustainable energies and living systems because it is the only logical way we can survive as a species with out destroying our home or shi***** where we eat.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    international climate is a dynamic technique, so it rather is consistently in a state of exchange regardless of guy. whilst meteorology became into first systematised as a technology in nineteenth century, between the straightforward axioms became into that climate numerous yet climate became into consistent. Advances made in twentieth century have shown that climate is likewise variable, yet on a distinctive time scale. all those straightforward assumptions in lots of situations dangle on long after their 'sell by ability of date' so some scientists insist that if the climate is changing, it is going to be by way of fact of human interest. modern climate theory states that extreme climate is pushed by ability of the temperature distinction between the poles and the equator, and since the poles heat up speedier than the equator, the temperature distinction is far less in an warmer climate, so there might desire to be much less extreme climate the hotter the climate. historic documents make particular this, the medieval heat era (900 - 1200AD) became right into a time of stability, whilst the little ice age (1400 - 1700AD) became into extraordinarily variable.

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  • Moe
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    There's an internal battle between alarmist on the issue of "extreme" weather.

    You got the weather extremist that want to get things going, there's no time to loose, all bad weather is a result of global warming and if we don't stop it it's going to get badder.

    You got the fence sitters that claim you cannot associate a single weather event with AGW but these are the types of weather events that one would expect in an AGW modified environment.

  • 10 years ago

    Step 1. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

    Step 2. Read the stories, not just the headlines. There is less contradiction than you imply.

    Step 3. Read what the scientists write, not what "journalists" write in an attempt to make the story more sensational. Again, there is less contradiction than you imply.

  • Vince
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    It always helps to look at when the story was published. The stories calling these weather anomalies natural were written before the stories linking these anomalies with global warming.

    Also, the story about "la nina" in Australia mentions that la nina's are common, But global warming may have affected the intensity of these storms.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    We all know what's causing all this weather. It is no surprise for those of us that pay attention. Ed Begley Jr. has been predicting this and telling us how to survive. I've done everything he says to do.

  • 10 years ago

    Watching the alarmists tripping and stumbling around conflicting reports like these while trying to figure how some way to put a twist on "NO" so that it looks more like "YES" can really be quite entertaining.

  • Jeff M
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Why are you paying attention to the media? You should know better than anyone that you shouldn't take third party interpretations of data and scientific understanding.

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