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California Now Suffering Worst Drought Ever, 2014 Hottest Year On Record

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While most headlines are focused on the devastating drought in California, which by some measures is the worst on record, there is another 'factor' that has exploded to record highs - the heat. As Bloomberg reports, the California heat this year is like nothing ever seen, with records that go back to 1895 and with 70 percent of the state’s pastures rated “very poor to poor,” according to the USDA, things do not appear to be about to get better any time soon.

 

As Bloomberg reports,

The California heat this year is like nothing ever seen, with records that go back to 1895. The chart below shows average year-to-date temperatures in the state from January through July for each year. The eastern half of the U.S. has had an unusually cool 2014, but it's a lone exception compared to the rest of the planet.

 

 

The high temperatures have contributed to one of the worst droughts in California's history. The water reserves in the state’s topsoil and subsoil are nearly depleted, and 70 percent of the state’s pastures are rated “very poor to poor,” according to the USDA. By one measure, which takes into account both rainfall and heat, this is the worst drought ever.

 

Perhaps more worryingly,

The International Panel on Climate Change, which includes more than 1,300 scientists, forecasts temperatures to rise 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.

That puts California's record heat well within the range of what’s to come, turning this “hot weather” into, simply, “weather.”

 

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:05 | 5111002 Iranian Dictator
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:08 | 5111019 James_Cole
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lies from the pit of hell!!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:11 | 5111036 knukles
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MOAR IPCC manipulated data.
Not that it ain't serious out here, folks, but hockey sticks do not science make.
Funding... sure do.
And while we got a real shortage of water, it has not been any hotter, and in fact in many places, cooler, than normal.

This is bullshit

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:15 | 5111045 Keyser
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It may not be any hotter, but one cannot deny the lack of rainfall... At the rate they are going and with the lack of rainfall, I'd say there will be a mass exodus from LaLa land in the next year... 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:15 | 5111065 in4mayshun
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The rainfall issue is legit, but as far as I can tell, this summer has been a little cooler than normal. We havent seen but a couple of 100+ degree days and usually we have atleast 2 weeks each summer in the central part of hte state.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:18 | 5111086 Deathrips
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BULLSHIT!!!!

 

All they have to do is fractionalize and rehypothicate the water!!!!

 

Problem Solved Bitchezzzz...../faceplant/ /again/

 

FUCK

 

RIPS

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:26 | 5111127 James_Cole
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There is no global warming, and even if there was it's not caused by humans. And even if it was caused by humans there's nothing anyone can do to stop it. And even if there was something people could do to mitigate the effects it'd cost too much. And even if it didn't cost too much, well CHINA!!! INDIA!!!! Blame them!!

People need to grow up and take the adult approach - stick your fingers in your ears and sing loudly. 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:33 | 5111182 ugmug
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Obama is bringing in more people from south america to sponge up all the excess heat and sponge off all the people generating all that global warming by working everyday.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:40 | 5111208 Publicus
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Nothing a little Ebola won't solve.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:49 | 5111259 Pool Shark
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Blah, blah, blah, blah...

Us Californians old enough to remember back before last year can recall several "worst" droughts that ended with El Nino-style flooding a year or two later.

Prediction: within two years, we'll be (again) hearing stories of massive mudslides and flooding in Los Angeles.

[same as it ever was...]

 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:06 | 5111349 negative rates
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The level of lake Mead is at the same level as 1937, it took until the 1950's to fill that sucker. At todays depletion rates not Noah hisself could conjure up enough water to help la la land.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:45 | 5111656 Amish Hacker
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The real ark is Los Angeles itself. There you'll find a breeding pair of bizarre creatures you didn't think even existed.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:42 | 5112298 conscious being
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For 2 years  now, during the rainy season in CA, there has been a nearly constant ridge of high pressure, off the coast, diverting the rain bearing jet stream further north. The eddy this sets up results in the "Polar Vortex".

Is this a naturally occuring phenomina, or are the usual suspects up to something nefarious??

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:03 | 5112406 Landrew
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Wow, you are dumb, the polar vortex is created by the Artic warming.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:40 | 5113046 Realname
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Yeah, because, no-one has ever heard of such a thing as a polar vortex up until last winter. I remember a polar hurricane in Va Beach one year...it was followed up by unicorns riding aloft rainbows. Cold air caused by warming...now, thats a classic. Al Gore is awaiting your 'services'.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:12 | 5111424 Toxicosis
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Whew, am I ever glad we have you around here to assure us.  I mean you've done so much climate science work, like I feel honored to be in your presence.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:56 | 5111288 J S Bach
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"The International Panel on Climate Change, which includes more than 1,300 scientists, forecasts temperatures to rise 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century."

 

My God, what a load of bullshit.  These poltroons known as scientists told us we had global cooling 40 years ago... then global warming... now "climate change".  All they care about is the "importance" of their research - thus their paychecks. 

 

Notice how they never mention the fact that the midwest and parts of the east are experiencing the coldest August on record.  

 

Common sense tells the honest thinking person that the climate of earth as well as every other orb in the universe is constantly in flux.  It's called "the laws of nature".  You don't need a PHD and a $100,000 college education to come to these obvious conclusions.

 

What a waste of brain cells!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:56 | 5111299 James_Cole
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It's called "the laws of nature".  You don't need a PHD and a $100,000 college education to come to these obvious conclusions.

Yep, your ignorance is (and will always be) free of charge!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:00 | 5111315 J S Bach
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Do tell... where was I in error?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:07 | 5111352 Sophist Economicus
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Cole is in a constant state of PMS. All you have to do is tow the liberal line and all will be fine.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:14 | 5111429 James_Cole
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_climate_change_science

Tonnes of citations so don't give the stupid "wiki is not a reliable source WHINEEEEE" bullshit.

You can start with arrhenius:

Högbom found that estimated carbon production from industrial sources in the 1890s (mainly coal burning) was comparable with the natural sources.[14] Arrhenius saw that this human emission of carbon would eventually lead to warming. However, because of the relatively low rate of CO
2
 production in 1896, Arrhenius thought the warming would take thousands of years, and he expected it would be beneficial to humanity.

And move on to this:

For the century ahead, however, a survey of the scientific literature from 1965 to 1979 found 7 articles predicting cooling and 44 predicting warming (many other articles on climate made no prediction); the warming articles were cited much more often in subsequent scientific literature.

The mainstream news media at the time exaggerated the warnings of the minority who expected imminent cooling. For example, in 1975, Newsweek magazine published a story that warned of "ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change."[29] The article continued by stating that evidence of global cooling was so strong that meteorologists were having "a hard time keeping up with it."[29] On October 23, 2006, Newsweek issued an update stating that it had been "spectacularly wrong about the near-term future".

Evidence for warming accumulated. By 1975, Manabe and Wetherald had developed a three-dimensional Global climate model that gave a roughly accurate representation of the current climate. 

By the early 1980s, the slight cooling trend from 1945-1975 had stopped.

 In 1985 a joint UNEP/WMO/ICSU Conference on the "Assessment of the Role of Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse Gases in Climate Variations and Associated Impacts" concluded that greenhouse gases "are expected" to cause significant warming in the next century and that some warming is inevitable.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:32 | 5111529 J S Bach
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James, James, James...

 

There's no denying that the earth is going to "warm" or "cool" between any two periods of time - whether that period be 5 years or 5,000 years - yes, it's going to change.

 

The question is - which snake oil salesman are you going to believe as to up or down?  It's like predicting the stock market.  If you get it right, you're a genius... if wrong, you're a fool.  Either way, the broker selling or buying the stock makes money.

 

The whole discussion is ridiculous.  If mankind - as a microscopic bacillus on the face of this planet - were truly capable of making such changes, then there would be an issue.  As it stands, the earth itself belches out far more filth and toxins through the oceans and vulcanism than mankind could ever malevolently contrive.  By stating this, I am not "for" pollution nor irresponsible abuse of the earth or its natural resources.

 

For many, this whole "argument" is merely an obvious attempt at a power-grab from the totalitarians in our midst who will stop at nothing to tax or control us "plebs".  Fear is a great fund-raising motivator... and obivously, you have taken the bait.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:42 | 5111623 James_Cole
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There's no denying that the earth is going to "warm" or "cool" between any two periods of time - whether that period be 5 years or 5,000 years - yes, it's going to change.

The issue in this instance is not 'change,' it is rate of change. 

The question is - which snake oil salesman are you going to believe as to up or down?  It's like predicting the stock market.  If you get it right, you're a genius..

If a pretty smart chemist could predict impact of CO2 emissions in the late 1800s, don't have to be a genius to get the picture in 2014. 

The whole discussion is ridiculous.  If mankind - as a microscopic bacillus on the face of this planet - were truly capable of making such changes, then there would be an issue.

You can confirm it *IS* likely an issue by digging in here:

http://goo.gl/ILcpb

Fear is a great fund-raising motivator... and obivously, you have taken the bait.

True, all them client scientists rolling down my block in their lambos lol. If only the oil industry could afford comparable incomes..

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:50 | 5111654 J S Bach
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Okay... I give up.  My rich oil-buddy friends can't argue with all those client scientists in their lambos.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:57 | 5111763 James_Cole
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lol, you caught my talk n' type congrats. 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:04 | 5111813 J S Bach
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;)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:47 | 5112321 conscious being
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Citations from News Week?? Do those count?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:40 | 5112832 massbytes
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And you have obviously never done the math.  It is known how much CO2 etc mankind produces and it is known how much the planet naturally produces.  They know this because the CO2 isotopes produced by burning fossiles fuels are of a different ratio than CO2 generated by natural forces.  Not that tough.  But of course don't lets facts confuse you.  Keep blathering on about what you are "sure" about.  Try to read something that wasn't published 40 years ago or by the minority of true climate scientists that are simply gadflys. 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:16 | 5111449 GeorgeWKush
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Global warming is certainly real and it is most certainly man made. I don't see why so many Zerohedgers fall for the lies and misinformation of the oil industry, when the financial benefits of creating and covering up such a wild hoax clearly is miniscule compared to the financial losses big oil and other big corporations would suffer if CO2 emissions really were to be cut back on.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:48 | 5111686 EscapeKey
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Because everything on ZH is a conspiracy theory.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:32 | 5112119 DeadFred
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Nah we just look at data instead of the stuff we're spoonfed from the MSM. For twenty years I've been hearing this stuff and seen the models that get revised again and again because they're wrong. It's like looking at the IMF GDP estimates over time. Consistently wrong and revised in the same direction. Without government sponsorship the scientists who put this stuff out would be laughed out of town and we might get to the bottom of what is causing the global weather change (it's not warming but it is getting more extreme). Instead what we get is respected scientists who lose their funding after challenging the .GOV sponsored propaganda.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:57 | 5111758 CoastalCowboy
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Wow GWK! You drank the whole damn pitcher of Kool-Aid.

Yes, Global warming is real. My city was 90 miles from the sea 20,000 years ago and came to its present position of 15 miles from the sea about 4000 to 5000 years ago. As far a my knowledge of history goes the human population was WAY smaller and both industry and the internal combustion engine did not even exist to make CO2 emissions.

These are natural cycles so we have no choice but to live with them. Anthropogenic global warming is at best an extremely minor component of global warming if even that much

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:42 | 5112014 GeorgeWKush
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Oh yeah, I forgot that the climate used to change before there where humans and combustion engines on earth, and I assume most other scientists forgot as well. Sure thing moron.

I guess the fact that landslides use to happen before we got dynamite, avalanches happened before humans went skiing and forest fires raged long before humans began to use fire, just suggests, if not proved beyond any reasonable doubt, that neither landslides, avalanches nor forest fires can ever be caused by humans.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:00 | 5111790 Nick Jihad
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So, you are convinced that man-made global warming is real, because reducing CO2 emissions would hurt the oil companies?  Let me tell you about my theory that Social Security causes cancer...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:25 | 5111919 GeorgeWKush
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No, I'm convinced that AGW is real because of the scientific evidence that exists. The problem is just that there are so incredible many people out there pouring out all kinds of information (most of which is rubbish) about this topic, so whatever you must think of global warming you can trace down huge amounts of information supporting your case, and I'm not going to bother discussing all this data. Therefore, assuming that having a proper motive and the means to carry out a conspiracy is absolutely vital in proving any conspiracy theory to be fact, I try to show you that the motive and the means doesn't really seem match up this time, instead of arguing over scientific technicalities. Unfortunately it seems that too many people here like to believe in conspiracy theories just because they support their predetermined opinions and beliefs.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:10 | 5112449 Perdogg
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Scientific evidence exists because it has been manufactured. That's all. Please go sell crazy somewhere else.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:49 | 5112612 PhilofOz
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I for one will not fall for the lies of the greed-ridden psychopathic banksters that want to drain us of even more funds with any sort of carbon-trading scheme they can devise using man-made global warming as their excuse for it. Banksters or oil corporations? Hmmm! Which slime-ball scum of the earth should I trust more?!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:15 | 5111452 Toxicosis
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Yep the Northeast and midwest represent about less than 1% of the entire planet, so obviously you're right on the money.  Extrapolations and exceptions to measured assessments must be one and the same to you.

Whew, am I ever glad you're here to.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:26 | 5111534 Realname
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Dont forget the 'acid rain' scare of the 80's and 90's.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:53 | 5112347 conscious being
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Scrubbers on power plants, etc addressed this. Y2K was real too, [not all the fantastic predictions about what would go wrong], but money was spent and it was addressed.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:39 | 5112286 cougar_w
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Wow what a twit. That is one mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging rant for the archives, it is.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:49 | 5111264 Da Yooper
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It boggles the mind

 

ya have

 

millions of people living in a

 

what was once a desert & then

 

they wonder why it doesn't rain

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:58 | 5111305 James_Cole
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It boggles the mind

 

ya have

 

billions of people living on 

 

what was once a planet completely

 

inhospitable to humans and they
 

complain it's rapidly becoming that

 

way again

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:54 | 5111744 ajax
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Humans are inhospitable to humans no matter what the weather.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:24 | 5111114 Majestic12
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Agreed.  In fact, when my MIC buddies are not playing the HAARP (which is rarely), it is "sunspot activity" that controls our weather....goodle "Maunder minimum"...or don't...but the recent colling is the signal that the MM has started...it will bring a 100-year "mini Ice Age"...as it does cyclically....try tading carbon credits then....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:25 | 5111125 MeMadMax
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I just moved out of lost angeles a month ago and saw rain for the first time in 3 years during my stay in montana and I really can't wait for snow too.

 

The weather in california is just surreal. It's "blurry"... Not from smog but from something they call the marine layer or something like that, but anyways, the sky is just milky 24/7/365 and you can't see the stars or anything and it drove me up the wall...

 

I had to get out of there, it was driving me batty...

 

Plus no freakin jobs either...

 

Good riddence. mexico can have the place for all I freakin care...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:39 | 5111206 vulcanraven
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Hey brother, LA native here. Looking to leave the state by early next year and purchase a piece of property somewhere, have been reading alot about Montana. How is it up there? The landscapes look unreal

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:06 | 5111831 MeMadMax
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I am a montana native and right now the job scene reminds me of back in the 90's.

As far as property, try billings and work your way west towards the mountains as it gets prettier as you go. Go east and it gets more expensive but the landscape turns into flat prairie.

There are "Now hiring" signs everywhere in the eastern half of the state from billings on out, the closer you get to the oil boom the more you have... never seen anything like it. And if you compare it to los angeles, you would think you were in candyland as far as job outlook is concerned. Plus no sales tax and gas prices are steady at 3.59. Food prices are slightly less than cali. Overall, price of living is significantly less.

I went to billings as it's a good middle of the road town for starting from scratch.

 

The only down side is the current crop of young adults seem to have issues. They don't want to work and are into drugs, even thou the opportunity to work is there.

 

Otherwise, the place isn't flooded with people, immigrant or not. That "90's feeling" of good times is back. Prospects for making millions are not there, but living a good life are if you are willing to work for it.

 

Have a good one.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:01 | 5112091 jbvtme
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montana is a desert. they get one cutting of hay and need to empty a river to do so. the place is populated with red necks and californians, both pretty much clueless. raw milk is illegal in the state and you can count the number of organic gardens on one hand. plus the country music is from hell. the skiing, fishing, hunting, hotsprings, hiking, river running and yellowstone park are pure heaven...

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:01 | 5113248 Implied Violins
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That blurry sky is probably because of this:

http://wakeup-world.com/2014/06/08/who-stole-the-weather-chemtrails-and-...

There was recently a meeting of the Shasta county council where information was presented showing an increase in soil levels of 1000% of aluminum and barium due to spraying, which has drastically affected the weather. It made the news. I can't find the clip but it's there - search 'Dane Wigginton' (sp?).

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:41 | 5111625 Abitdodgie
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So if they stoped chem trailing over the pacific by caly and let some mosture through , then maybe it would rain . That would mean that Nancy would not be able to buy up that farmland in the valley (not San Fernando) for pennys on the Dollar , and who the fuck votes for that old bitch anyway.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:28 | 5111940 MeMadMax
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The problem is not chem trails or all that other crap, but the mountains.

The mountains bottle up the air creating what could only be described as a "dead pond" effect.

 

No wind, no rain, nothing...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:01 | 5112396 conscious being
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The mountains have been there for a bazillion years. Chemtrails are a new phenomina. There's nothing like ChemTrails in the sky where I live, but in CA, it's there all the time. One of the saddest comments on sheeple/human nature is almost no one can look up and notice the sky being poisoned overhead.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:16 | 5112487 Al Huxley
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They're constant in my area, and yet few notice them, or just assume them to be contrails.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:12 | 5113258 electropeasant
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I lived in San Francisco for 3 years and felt like I was the only one who noticed or cared about the almost incessant spraying. It was really strange, living in a city that felt more like Los Angeles than it ever should. The pattern was thus: spray, stay away, repeat. There would be a spray day, and the spray was incredibly heavy. The spray would occur in parallel lines and at 30 or 60 degree angles from the other sprays. Often the spray would happen out over the Pacific and drift in as 'clouds' that were actually just remnants of spraying that were completely obvious that they were chemtrail ghosts. Then there would be 3-4 crystal clear azure days, and then spray again. About 3-5 days after the heavy spray, there would be catastrophically inclement weather in the midwest or the east coast. It seemed as if some group was attempting to control the weather for the whole country by shaping it in the Pacific and pruning it over the continent.

What I notice here is the complicity of some type of financial organization (Goldmann Sachs? The Fed?) along with the military. To create a crash, both need to create the pre-conditions that make said crash look natural and not like it has been pushed and fomented into happening. Both benefit. Vulture capital firms get to claim property that wasn't previously theirs and then use it as a tool for speculation, and the military gets to claim the power of the lives of rioters and malcontents that start to vent against the state/police/military/anything. The other party that's in on it is 'News' media, especially weather people who report the weather as if it's natural. I wonder sometimes if they have the flight charts of the white military auto-pilot planes that are spraying the toxic heavy metal particulate and bio-synthetic organisms (which I know sounds crazy, but has been thoroughly researched) from which they can draw their conclusions about the weather in the coming days. 

I used to say 'want to know what the weather's going to be like? just ask a pilot.'

Either way, some organization with bottomless pockets is creating a synthetic high pressure dome in the west in order to drive all of the weather that California would otherwise receive and move it elsewhere, with devastating consequences.

But hey, the start-ups love it! Perfect weather to stay inside and keep social media warm to!

For anything that's natural, the consequences are at the most extinction and at least diaspora. I moved. I love California, but that place is FUCKED!

Hot particles mixed with intentional ecosystem destruction mixed with total irreverence. The only people who brought up the issue of (Fukushima) radiation independently without my prompting while I was living in San Francisco was the band Kraftwerk (in concert), and they're German. 

Mostly people just get stoned at 7am, turn buses over when their sports team wins some national competition, and get shot at by the police for no reason.

Actually, most of the US now is just a land of phone scrollers. Pay no attention to the (intentional) destruction of the ecosystem, here's a cool toy!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 22:10 | 5112452 waterwitch
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Print moar water!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:49 | 5114649 waterhorse
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Agreed.  I'm in the Sierra foothills and this summer has not been all that hot.  Haven't seen a 110 degree day up here.  Though that is pretty rare, we usually have at least one during the season.  Have used my portable AC unit a lot less than usual this summer.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:02 | 5111800 OldPhart
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I'm out near Barstow in the Desert...this has been one of the mildest summers in my 50+ years.  We haven't had a day yet, this year, that went over 120.  We should be seeing 120 pretty regular in August and I don't think we've hit 110 so far.

In fact, today it only got to 99.  We're damned near wearing sweaters out here.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:43 | 5112019 DeadFred
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knukles you're forgetting January and February which were tropical for us. It's been cooler than normal since then but the key is to pick that data window that fits the point you want to make, like all those global warming charts that all seem to conveniently start at the coldest point in the last couple millenia. Of course this case is different because EVERYBODY uses the January through July data window for their calculations.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:56 | 5112065 yrbmegr
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Agreed.  Your post is bullshit.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:12 | 5111042 Freddie
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God punishes Sodom and Gomorrah.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20 | 5111099 in4mayshun
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Yes, cause Ca is the only State where perverts live. In fact it's just queers everywhere you look. No hardworking families or small towns...just queers.
If only we could be so moral and upright like Ferguson, Mo.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:54 | 5111739 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The wayward comet into DC is way overdue.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:46 | 5112032 DeadFred
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Sadly it will hit in the Atlantic and eliminate the whole East Coast while DC and NYC were the real targets. Collateral damage sucks.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:26 | 5111132 Freedom In Your...
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If man is made in gods image, then he damn sure enjoys anal too. Purely a theoretical arguement of course...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:30 | 5111158 knukles
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Allah said buggery (especially with small boys) is all good.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:38 | 5111197 Freedom In Your...
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not surprising at all, religion is used throughout the world to control people and in the process it creates some truly fucked up individuals that do despicable things.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:13 | 5111431 in4mayshun
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Correction: the MISUSE of religion is used to control people. And "religion" is a pretty broad term these days. I could get together with 2-3 people and worship Miley Cyrus and call it a religion.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:23 | 5111517 X-defiler
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Please don't blame religion for fucked up people. That is like blaming the rape victim for the rape. As you can see, we have a Godless president and things got a lot worse way faster. Anyway, I love how people continue to blame God as they do everything opposite to what the good book teaches. You people are truely insane. 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:43 | 5111646 Freedom In Your...
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Not saying religion is the sole source for fucked up people or anything. Just another cog in the wheel of societal control as far as I'm concerned. I sincerely doubt ay god or supreme being is to blame for any of humanities problems either.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:39 | 5111621 Freedom In Your...
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I'm fairly certain that religion has been a tool used by a select group of people to control the behavior, thoughts, actions, etc. of a larger group of people throughout history. Whether you are talking about pagan druids, muslims, jews, budhists, or catholics. Religion has been and is being used exactly as it was intended by its creators.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:12 | 5111411 barre-de-rire
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ASS ?  you name,  freedom in your ass ?

if you like anal, your problem, not mine.

 

now repeat i do love anal & i prolapse your own ass over your head, fucking fagz

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:32 | 5111167 Majestic12
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Newsflash!  California (the 6th largest economy, and largest US state population) is about as diverse as a big chunk of Eurasia....you sound like you have never visited....While SF is the tiny area you skewer, the entire North is indistriguishable from Twin Peaks...and the south...Texazona...my guess (as a resident for 56 years) is about less than 1% of CA's population is the Godless queerfest that everyone paints us....otherwise, CA is as redneck and working class as most of the US...and it's "ilk" fightin' fo' "freedoms" and cleanin' up "idoloatry"....now go home an' tell yo Mama!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:48 | 5111683 Abitdodgie
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I lived in Venice Ca for about 20 years and over that time everyone got into their own bubble and stayed there

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:11 | 5111389 barre-de-rire
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go cali & repeat.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:13 | 5111056 Stoploss
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Pussies.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:34 | 5111179 Majestic12
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from a guy who needs a Stoploss button....;]

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:53 | 5111287 Van Halen
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Hottest year my foot. Besides, has ANYONE noticed that southern California is um... the desert?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:27 | 5111142 junction
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As California installs more and more solar reflector power farms, the drought gets worse.  Do you think there is a connectionbetween frying the air and any birds flying by superheated beams of light and the drought? Not according to bought off Governor Brown, who now resembles a ventriloquist's dummy, spouting lies written by his financial backers.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:25 | 5112781 PhilofOz
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An interesting theory. I have often wondered if a massive area was covered with solar panels bouncing back the suns rays, could it have some sort of long term effect on the climate, local or over a wider area.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 03:06 | 5113251 drendebe10
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Al Bore was right....  

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:06 | 5111004 Spastica Rex
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Pernicious NONSENSE!!!!!!!111!1!1

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:05 | 5111005 trader1
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anyone know how michael burry's almond farm investment is doing?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:50 | 5111701 ajax
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I read the pistacio farmers are having a tough time...

Go long cactus and tumbleweed ...

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:52 | 5114711 waterhorse
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Mmmm...love nopales.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:06 | 5111007 localsavage
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Those stats will be revised down just like unemployment data.  I live in CA and this is in no way the hottest year on record.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:08 | 5111024 Skateboarder
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It's been a mild summer in the SF Bay. The lack of last year's fall and winter rains kind of screwed us, but it's certainly not the heat this summer by far.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20 | 5111074 Hongcha
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I second Skateboarder.  58 f in SF downtown and the nipples are poking through the dress fronts of the new Chinese Givenchy gals in Union Square.

The lawns should go first, followed by the golf courses.  Lawns are a an utmost superfluity, a relic of Levittown and the post-war wish (inculcated by Madison Avenue) for the middle-class to have their own little fiefdoms.  Mine is getting just enough water to stay alive and I sense my neighbors are a little unhappy with that.  Many around us have let theirs go, dust-bowl style.  The water bill may have something to do with that, though.

Golf is over for me (no time) so I guess I can think it's over for everyone; but it should be, so long as these conditions persist.  Life is not fair.

There is a County water dept. hotline for water wastage and I have already ratted out one park ranger and am honing in on a housing tract.  Gone activist on their wasting asses.

No need to close doors and windows as there are almost no insects in the air.  I have not had a mosquito in the house in two years.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:31 | 5111159 Skateboarder
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My folks and I are currently renting a house and the landlord has gone dust-bowl. We took the lawnmower to the weeds the other day. Whoo. :-)

Two neighbors have scrapped the lawn for pebbles and a couple of cactii.

There's a new wave of Chinese girls huh? I don't go to the city much anymore, and never by Union Square, having no business thereabouts.

I think we're gonna see big rains and a flooded Central Valley this fall. Feels like it, at least.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:39 | 5111210 Freedom In Your...
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I would prefer that to another winter without any rain. 2013 was the only year I can remember without any fog in the valley I can remember in my lifetime. Just didn't seem right.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:48 | 5111253 Hongcha
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Skate, a few other long-timers have expressed a feeling we are going to get an El Nino relief rally. I hope so.  Burry's almonds are probably doing fine.  He has the $$ top pay for it and almonds seem pretty drought-resistant I would guess - our olive trees are doing fine.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:51 | 5111276 Professorlocknload
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I'll second that big rain forecast. Been salmon fishing in 58 degree water in Nor Cal (6 hours north of SF) when normal water temp should be 53 this time of year.

Last time this happened, we got 5 feet of rain from El Niño that winter.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:11 | 5111404 phaedrus1952
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Years ago, an oldtimer told me when you see ants start to scurry about food and coffee vending machines, rainy weather is right around the corner. The more ants ... the more rain. Last several days there have been a gazzillion of them all over.

I have no idea where this 'hottest summer' BS is coming from. All summer long in the SF bay area the radio deejays have been commenting about the low temps as they give the forecast.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:52 | 5111716 Professorlocknload
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Yup, water ants around the house all summer> wet winter coming.

Farmers Almanac is just as accurate as all these so called scientists.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 04:26 | 5113305 CHX
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"Been salmon fishing" - Keep that Geiger counter at hand !

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:43 | 5112840 mijev
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Hopefully the mozzies died from aids.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:10 | 5111035 F-Tipp
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There is definitely no way this is the hottest year on record. I love the ridiculous jump at the end of that bloomberg chart.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:13 | 5111054 knukles
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Try out http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com for an interesting perspective on the IPCC et al, hockey stick data manipulations.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:18 | 5111080 F-Tipp
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Thanks knukles. I'll have to read more of that when I get home.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:37 | 5111168 Ignatius
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Very good:  Dr. Easterbrook,  http://themindrenewed.com/episodes/268-ep007

Funny how they think they can model global climate, but couldn't seem to accurately model the tower "collapses" in NY (arguably orders of magnitude easier - less variables - than climate).

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:35 | 5112253 cougar_w
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There are lots of people smarter than you who can do all kinds of things you don't understand and they do what they do every single day and don't care what you think.

What are you even talking about?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 23:17 | 5112748 Ignatius
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You're too stupid to get it and never will, so don't worry about it.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:25 | 5111930 cougar_w
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Sorry, but one guy does not undo the work of several thousand other guys just because he says he does. That's just not how it works.

Goddard is a tool, and you can get his name tattooed on your arm and wear his sports apparel and name your kid after him, but he's still a tool.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:14 | 5111058 SurferNate
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Agree.  Has been extremely mild for the most part for inland San Diego Counry.  Spent the last week in central New Mexico and everywhere it is green; same time last year the fields were dead.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111071 SelfGov
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There is no way your feelings are more accurate or precice than thermometers. :)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:34 | 5111178 knukles
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But they feel better.  And it's not the thermometers bothers people.  It's the thermometer reading manipulaiton ....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:36 | 5111189 Majestic12
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'74 was an ass-burner for sure....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:06 | 5111014 cossack55
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So......go long tumbleweeds?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:08 | 5111020 drinkin koolaid
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Perhaps more worryingly,

The International Panel on Climate Change, which includes more than 1,300 scientists, forecasts temperatures to rise 2.5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.

That puts California's record heat well within the range of what’s to come, turning this “hot weather” into, simply, “weather.”

Who cares what those pompous douchebags say!
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:39 | 5111199 Majestic12
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I kinda miss douchebags....you don't see the good ole red rubber ones with the hose and nozzle...hanging in the shower to dry....ahh, good times...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:59 | 5111307 knukles
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Damn, another old fogey.
Always knew she put out when you saw that hangin' in the shower....
Otherwise....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:58 | 5111304 Van Halen
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The same jackasses who told us in the seventies we were all going to freeze under worldwide glaciers. That we would have been out of oil, food, and wood two decades ago. That most species would be extinct by now. That clean water would be impossible to find. That huge masses of the population would die off as they fought each other for what was left. That there would be no more space to put people. That hurricanes would be commonplace all year and bigger than ever, tornadoes too. And superstorms - remember those? And then children wouldn't ever remember what snow looked like because there would be none.

EVERY SINGLE THING THE ENVIRONMENTALIST WACKOS HAVE PREDICTED HAS BEEN WRONG.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:22 | 5111501 blackbeardz
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I predict you have a worry free and happy life.

- with love from THE ENVIRONMENTALIST WACKOS

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:25 | 5111524 Jack Burtan
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I rember the same thing in the 70's. We were suppose to be heading into an ice age back then.

And there was some serious drought issues in the 70's here in Cali also. 1974 was a blazer as I recall.

 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:59 | 5111780 Realname
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Wait...Al Gore said warmer weather caused bigger and more frequent hurricanes and storms. Im confused. Bring on the Maunder Minimum...its for da childrens!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:09 | 5111027 billwilson
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Facts. We don't need no stinking facts. It is all random fluctuations. Nothing to do with man. No need to do anything. Keep pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. It is our god given fucking right. Keep driving the SUVs. Keep running the A/C on high. Keep buyng shit we don't need. Keep overpopulating. The only thing that will get in the way is REALITY and facts. Fuck Reality. We get to create our own fucking reality dammit. This is America. God said so.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:11 | 5111041 Spastica Rex
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Keep pumping CO2 into the atmosphere. It is our god given fucking right.

Asshole.

It's our duty.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:39 | 5111207 Majestic12
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and mos of our vocations....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:14 | 5111059 NDXTrader
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If you believe this bullshit after the number of times they've had to "revise" their data then you likely believe government statistics too

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111063 Tsar Pointless
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Ooh! You's gon' git sum down votes fo' sho'!

But you is right on.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:19 | 5111087 bbq on whitehou...
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Tell me how many ice ages there were in the last 10 million years. How many warm periods, how many in the last 100 million years.
CA was mostly an iceage lake the bigger then Lake Superior. It drained into the sea and left fertile land behind or did you think man caused that soil to be fertile.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:32 | 5111170 Slave
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Since when does Bloomberg report reality or facts?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:07 | 5111834 Realname
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I guess Im not helping with my fermentation projects. Long live the Co2! Its got electrolytes!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:09 | 5111031 Rainman
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Dust Bowl, bitchez !! The Okies will head back to OK .... !!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:10 | 5111039 Freedom In Your...
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I'm right in the middle of the state and it's been noticably cooler this year than any I can remember. It's also rained 3 times (albeit briefly and not much quantity either time) the past 3 months which I can't remember happening before either.

Not sure about the other parts of the state but summer has been pretty mild in the central valley.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111062 knukles
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Exactly the same out central coast directions.... cooler (noticeably) and some sprinkles already (early)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:12 | 5111043 taketheredpill
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California Steaming...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:13 | 5111047 ShrNfr
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Bloomberg runs a story a day about how we should all do like he says and return to caves in order to avoid "Climate Change". Frankly, it is like believing Obama over ObamaNationCare.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:12 | 5111049 NDXTrader
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Coldest summer on record in Chicago. It's been like fall since mid-July

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:12 | 5111051 homiegot
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You live in a desert. That is all.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:12 | 5111053 loregnum
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All the fault of the humans! I mean when you have records that go back 120 years for a planet that has been around for billions then clearly you can accurately say that humans and the technology they have created are the cause for any current/recent temperature changes. Fuck the sun and fuck the planet's natural weather changes that have existed over those billions of years. Fuck logic!

 

 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:15 | 5111061 GrinandBearit
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Most parts pf So Cal are very nice, but I am very glad I moved out of there in March 2009... right at the bottom of the market, coincedentally.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111066 fzrkid
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http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/global-warming-cooling-space/2014/08/1...

 

There is this orange orb at the center of our system that likely influences the temperature and weather here on earth.. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHSoxioQtwZcJj_9clLz7Bggso7qg2PDj

 

If one looks at the numbers, record cold temperatures have far exceeded warm in 2014.

 

Pollution and destroying the earth is BAD, blaming the earths weather and temperature fluctuations on CO2 levels is nonsensicle.

 

 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:30 | 5111161 Freedom In Your...
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Nonsense! If your postulation had any validity, it would be noticably hotter during that day that it is at night. The IPCC has many charts proving that you are wrong. /sarc

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:20 | 5111909 fzrkid
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leave my postulation out of it

 

 

There are some trends out there trying to correlate sunspot numbers to market performance, though correlation does not prove causation

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111073 NOTaREALmerican
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Car sales were up 7% last month, so it's all good.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:17 | 5111079 kowalli
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They sale cars in credit, you sell all cars in the world like this...useless data

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:16 | 5111075 kowalli
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Water cost go up, production go down, food cost go up=)

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:19 | 5111084 Royal Fleming
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Can't be too bad...we are still building 1000's of new homes...and the fucktard govenor want to build a bullet train instead of desalination plants...no worries...lol

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:21 | 5111097 NOTaREALmerican
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Yup,  they'll build houses until the pumps run dry.  

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:26 | 5111137 Doubleguns
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With the fast train folks can leave Kalifornia faster. Maybe run from fires faster too!!

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:20 | 5111093 surf0766
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If everyone in Kalifornia pays a new tax the weather will cool. Hurry give now.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:39 | 5111200 knukles
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History of taxes in modern CA.
Put new massive New Special Purpose tax on ballot for public approval.
Guaranteed use for Special Purposes of schools (infrastructure) roads, etc.
Collect tax money.
Spend the General Fund bone dry (pun)
Raid the Special Purpose Funds for all their money to fund the General Fund run dry.
No money in the Special Purpose Funds to pay for Special Purposes
Need more money for Special Purposes for schools, roads, etc.
Repeat.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:27 | 5111537 FeralSerf
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California has decided not to levy anymore new "taxes". There are new "fees" though. Have you noticed the new 1% wood fee?

Taxes bad. Fees good.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:21 | 5111102 Magnum
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We're only two years into a 14 year cycle of drought.  It wasn't a great idea to allow immigration (legal and illegal) of all the Vietnamese, Mexicans, Filipino, etc etc etc.  There are far too many people in California now.  Outlook is just horrible.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:23 | 5111117 NOTaREALmerican
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How would we have a vibrant building industry without perpertual increasing growth?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:27 | 5111135 Rhal
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By engineering houses to last just 10 years, sort of like they've done with cars, light bulbs, appliences ...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:34 | 5111184 NOTaREALmerican
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We're doing both.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:23 | 5111111 Nadine of Tyrol
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Fascinating!  I don't know where they are taking their rainfall and temperature measurements, but it sure isn't in the future State of Jefferson.  In fact the cool weather here has been absolutely brutal on my tomato crop!

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