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The US Drought In Context: Spot The Global Warming

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"The drought that has settled over more than half of the continental United States this summer is the most widespread in more than half a century," and as the New York Times points out "is likely to grow worse." However, a glance at the last 112 years' June 'drought' conditions does not suggest this is a systemic trend (a la global warming) - with notably drier/hotter periods in the past - but we do note some interesting analogs as drought conditions as epic as the current one evolve and fade: from 1936-1938 the Dow fell almost 50%; from 1955-1957 the Dow fell over 18% (11% p.a.); and 1987 of course saw a 40% plunge. "It’s got the potential to be the worst drought we’ve ever had in Arkansas," said Butch Calhoun, the state’s secretary of agriculture. "It’s going to be very detrimental to our economy."

Nearly 1,300 counties across 29 states have been declared federal disaster areas. Areas under moderate to extreme drought in June of each year are shown in orange below


Source: NYTimes


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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:09 | 2642612 BigInJapan
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Dirt farm, bitches!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:19 | 2642667 SheepRevolution
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Just when you thought Franklin D. Roosevelt couldn't have screwed it up even more back then. 1934 FTW!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:24 | 2642694 MillionDollarBonus_
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I'm pleased to report that the pledge to make America carbon free by 2013 (the carbon free revolution) is making very good progress. Both President Barack H. Obama and William Milton Romney have expressed their intentions to manage the climate for optimal temperature for all ecosystems and maximum prosperity. Every day, more and more studies are coming out that demonstrate the statistical irrelevance of factors other than CO2 on the climate, much to the frustration of anti-science libertarians. It has also been demonstrated that renewable energies like wind farms and biofuels ARE in fact economically viable, and that the government is perfectly capable of financing these technologies, even if the pro-oil free market won’t.  

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642715 NewThor
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You got any brilliant ideas to cool the Sun off, Genius.

Robot Trader > You

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:38 | 2642756 MillionDollarBonus_
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Did you not read my post!? Studies show that varying CO2 emissions has a statistical effect on the climate that offsets the combined effect of all other factors. If that were not the case, then promoting policies to reduce CO2 emissions would be irresponsible, as the effects of the policies would simply be eliminated by random fluctuations in the non-anthropogenic factors. Progressives always DO THEIR RESEARCH, and only advocate policies when they have studied the effects until there is no chance of failure.

Currently, top scientists are busy developing an objective measure of the optimality of the climate. Once they have this measure, it is simply a matter of varying CO2 emissions until the optimal climate is achieved for all ecosystems across the planet. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:45 | 2642783 XitSam
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ha ha, now that was funny.  I still gave you a down arrow though.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:29 | 2642791 Precious
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Dude.  The earth can take care of itself perfectly well for another billion years.  Humans on the other hand, have very little future no matter what happens.  So just shut the fuck up.  You're insignificant.  Deal with it.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:50 | 2642817 Sabibaby
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It won't be long until thermostats are installed on every light pole in the nation and we can each set our desired temperature and weather to our own liking!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:29 | 2642945 A Nanny Moose
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Proles will get a smartgrid to reduce our energy consumption, so ManBearPig's Beach homes can always remain at the optimal temperature.

If only we were smart enough to recapture methane from the ManBearPig shit coming out of his mouth.


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:55 | 2642828 Rock the Casbah
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"statistical effect"? What's the R-squared?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:14 | 2642896 TheBillMan
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Oh, you thought there was a real statistical model using real world data.  Sorry, I should have clarified.  There's no statistical model and no data.  Just an excel spreadsheet with a bunch of "assumptions" (i.e lies).  I think the same guys who model global warming are also the ones who modeled the risk on CDO's, CDO^2, CDO^3...CDO^n.  Long live the spreadsheet masters.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:58 | 2642833 falak pema
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wonderful, we will do it by orchestrating our global farts!

CO2 control finetuned to a T. Even the cows will be tuned in thanks to Google Big data expert system. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:00 | 2642836 ATM
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Yup 394 parts per million is going to cause a catostrophic collapse of the climate and runaway greenhouse warming when 350 parts per million wouldn't.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:07 | 2642865 noses
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Just stop farting and keep your mouth shut and we all will be safe.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:13 | 2642888 Diogenes
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Studies by whom? The whole climate science department at the University of East Anglia is discredited. So is Michael Man. So is the University of Pennsylvania. So is the UN's climate group which is composed of the same discredited scientists. James Lovelock, inventor of global warming and the Gaia hypothesis, recently admitted that he was wrong and none of the predictions he made have come true. Al Gore of course is a politician not a scientist and nobody believes a thing he says anymore.

So which "top scientist" are you referring to?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:16 | 2642909 TheBillMan
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MillionDollarBonus_ is the master of sarcasm.  You gotta take him with a big grain of salt.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:31 | 2642950 potlatch
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if your theories involve a moonbase, I'm in.  Otherwise, too crackpot.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:36 | 2643178 Bull Bear Otter
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"Progressives always DO THEIR RESEARCH"...What a tool.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:44 | 2643200 JimBowie1958
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Currently, top scientists are busy developing an objective measure of the optimality of the climate. Once they have this measure, it is simply a matter of varying CO2 emissions until the optimal climate is achieved for all ecosystems across the planet. 

Lol, MDB, that was a classic. You are a genius at farcical comedy.

And thank you for the best laugh I have had in several weeks.

I look forward to your posts every day.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:47 | 2643210 UGrev
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Awesome.. go dig one small hole and one big hole. Put a plant in the small hole... you jump in the other and stfu with your bullshit science that was admitted to being manipulated by the very scientists who fear mongered global warming. 

Progressives don't do their research. They lie, cheat, decieve .. fuck, they'll do anything such that what ever they say is right. If they could change the laws of mathematics to suit their end, they would.

Progressives.. everyone one them ARE ALL PSYCHOLOGICALLY FUCKED IN THE HEAD. You have a global, economic catastrophe occurring and you still think everything is fine and there should be even more printing. Your thought processes are beyond rational. You border on retard. 

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:38 | 2659304 MeelionDollerBogus
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There was no such admission.

One tree-ring study does not make science nor a field of science. No admission of fraud, mistakes or wrong-doing exists whatsoever about climate change and global warming but for ONE tree-ring study. Just one.

Your lies are defeated.

The biggest global warming hoax is that there is no global warming.

It's hear, it's real, it's killing your food-crops as we speak and did last year too. You're going to kill yourself with stupidity.

The global environmental EXTINCTION-LEVEL EVENT is the REAL ECONOMIC CRISIS. Inflation alone is not driving up prices for food and water treatment, CLEAN WATER IS IN A SHORTAGE GLOBALLY AND SO IS FOOD.


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 15:18 | 2643481 Sparkey
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The dream of omnipotent man has been around for a long time, unfortunately man's power only exists in his own mind, someone penned the following in response to something else where the writer was looking for a 60% reduction in Co2 in 20 years, or whatever!

"# John Russell 2010-04-22 02:32

Dear Gentle reader, if it is now man's responsibility to regulate the climate that is simply another indication of how close we are to the end, our instincts guide us to ever greater exploitation while our minds are flexible about our personal responsibility for the destruction our, Collective, behavior causes.

Case in point; there is an article on this page about the damage Encana, among others is causing to the ground water by their practice of fracking, yet millions of "good" people own shares in Encana and while they might express dismay about the harm which is being caused to anonymous strangers, very few will sell their shares while the chance of a payoff seems real, It is something in the way our minds are constructed-- Many "good" people bought shares in slave ships, because the suffering of the others "slaves" didn't seem real and anyway, "everybody was doing it and everybody wants to be rich"- this is the bottom line! Everybody wants "More" They don't know why they want more but instinct not reason, controls all life on Earth, including people. Mankind is now where instinct has brought us!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 21:40 | 2644346 Nassim
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Here is research that shows that Northern Europe has been gradually cooling for 2000 years. It was warmer in Roman Times and for parts of the Middle Ages. The research is based on tree-rings (i.e. it is accurate and repeatable).

Of course, this sort of research - by showing "undesirable" outcomes - does not make it to most newspapers.

You may remember that 3 years ago everyone was saying that Australia's drought was "proof" of global warming. The local politicos went on a binge building a giant useless desal plant (still unfinished, over-budget and indebted), a huge water pipeline and so on. Well, that is old news as the water reservoirs are almost completely full - fullest for 15 years.

The people plugging CO2 and so on are all working for the nuclear industry - whether they know it or not.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:35 | 2659300 MeelionDollerBogus
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repair, transport and construction for the nuclear industry requires massive CO2 output as well so there's no savings there.

Thorium nuclear would be a savings as there's less waste to transport, the waste is less dangerous and lasts a shorter time, the mining of thorium is cheaper as it is abundant and with rare-earth elements we need for other things, but there is no Thorium market yet.

It will come. the world can't afford NOT to use it.

Your lies, otherwise, are dismissed. The world has not one region anywhere, including Northern Europe, that's been cooling for the last 2000 years.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:32 | 2659294 MeelionDollerBogus
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Absolutely NO ONE is trying to determine optical climate as this means knowing optimal evolutionary paths for every species and optimal transformation for every biome. No scientists are doing this and no computation can handle this as this exceeds the computing power of all computers combined ever to exist.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:31 | 2659293 MeelionDollerBogus
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The sun's not overly hot and comparison with the moon and other planets confirms excess solar activity is not at play.

Most of the sun's energy hitting us is not even photons during CME's, it's electrons and protons carrying NO heat to us as they are mostly KINETIC energy moving quickly and CHARGED particles never reaching our atmosphere as they are deflected by the magnetic field of our spinning iron core.

MeelionDollerBogus > (NewThor+MDB+RobotTrader)^2

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:34 | 2642738 francis_sawyer
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 "anti science libertarians"... :-)

Nobody does it better than MDB...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:35 | 2642747 MsCreant
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Really? I think it is getting stale. It was pretty good for a while, but it is too obvious now.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:49 | 2643217 Buckaroo Banzai
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Not one of MDB's best trolls, but hey they can't all be home runs.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:50 | 2643702 Lednbrass
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Judging by the number of responses he gets, many don't see it as obvious.  I find the responses at least as amusing as anything MDB says these days.

It could be said that MDB is no Harry Wanqer or Johnny Bravo but he certainly finishes the day will lots of fish in the cooler.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:34 | 2642741 MsCreant
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Carbon Free = no plant life = no oxygen = death to everything.

You already jumped the shark long ago, folks do not believe that you believe this stuff. There is another troll in town who argues with a vengance and makes me believe he believes his bullshit---Max F. Now there is a troll with an attitude.

You are done MDB. Roll up a new character.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:49 | 2642814 blunderdog
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Although I agree with your recommendation, I'd mention that he still pulling in a lot of hits, so clearly he's still an effective troll.  Even if folks are only replying to call him names, he's earning his pay.  So to speak.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:48 | 2643215 UGrev
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naww.. it's called the "Re-Troll".. you use a troll to call out other trolls.. and then you mark them. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:00 | 2642840 fuu
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"Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'

Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity. If the intensity of gradual dilution is intense enough, the readers will effectively stop researching and simply slip into a 'gossip mode.' In this state they can be more easily misdirected away from facts towards uninformed conjecture and opinion."

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:26 | 2643142 tony wilson
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had a burn last night from a hot curry ffffew that was something

not sure what you are getting at but if it was about the game last night or kim vage gashian i am all ears.

and dick

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:35 | 2642746 Dr. Engali
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Neither one of the two can't manage to tell the truth, I'd love to see them try to manage the climate.Although when the messiah was campaigning they did say he could lower the levels of the oceans.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:14 | 2642894 Canadian Dirtlump
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HIlarious post as always mdb, but I think I have a clarification which will make it even funnier.


Romney's first name is actually WILLARD.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:44 | 2643830 Walt D.
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WILLARD - named after Bill Clinton's dick?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:36 | 2642973 EmileLargo
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William Milton Romney?? LOL!!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 20:43 | 2644238 Tapeworm
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We are suffering with two douchebags that don't even go by their own names.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:44 | 2643008 alangreedspank
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Haha, that's just hilarious.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:05 | 2643095 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey MDB.when you say " intentions to manage the climate for optimal temperatures" you "mean cloud whitening" and aluminum and barium toxic soup...? Right...?

For your info they are doing it now.

But the biggy is "Own the Weather by 2025" Thats the U.S.A Military plan...

Google it on up.

But seeing as you are Gov...I am sure you already know....


Tue, 07/24/2012 - 12:36 | 2645877 Precious
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eat shit and die

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:21 | 2659275 MeelionDollerBogus
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what, no comment on Libertarians causing global warming directly as a higher source of CO2 than OWS protesters?

Sheesh, you're slipping bad.

It's far too late to regulate the temperature. It's time to set up all new irrigation and water collection systems from the higher humidity - copying what desert plants do to survive. Without such techniques crops will die in most of the global areas of the Northern Hemisphere we depend on as a species.

Methane, CO2 and urban heat generation combined are killing everything. It's far, far too late. Repair would take more than 100 years from now and in 20 mass starvation will be a daily reality.

Just the idiotic manner in which all streets are paved in black, all roofs are dark brown to black and all air conditioners rely on dumping heat TO THE AIR instead of to sewage lines already installed ... is INSANE.

Every fridge, freezer and air-conditioner should be dumping excess heat to a hot-water heater or to the toilet-bowl and out-flow pipes of the house. EVERY roof should be WHITE. Every dark street should have hot-water exchange pipes to bring heat and energy savings to the buildings near them.

This is far, far more efficient than solar-panels.

EVERY property large enough to have COMPOSTING TOILETS should do so. Soon we'll see clean water at such a shortage, at such a high cost, that there will be DEATH IN THE STREETS if we don't do it.

You can suffer without food more than a week but YOU CAN NOT SURVIVE A WEEK WITHOUT WATER.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:26 | 2642708 NewThor
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The term to use is SOLAR WARMING.

Check the Nasa SOHO cameras. Do a complete .mov file of the Sun activity from

2000 to 2012. You will actually see the Sun getting larger. 

Is it part of the Solar Maximum, the Sun aging or a Large Celestial Body coming close to our Solar System? Who knows.

...but I know for sure it is not 'Global Warming', and I say this as a tree hugger who takes care of a bunch of dogs and horses.

Global Warming is a fuggin' scam.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:35 | 2642743 Hmm...
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In my opinion there are two different issues that people confuse.

1. Global warming (or "climate change").  Not to be confused with "weather".


2. The cause of global warming.

There seems to be ample evidence that there is, indeed, global warming. 
What seems to be more in contention is the cause of global warming.  Is it man made, is it due to Sun Spots, etc, is it due to some other cyclic global event.

I will leave the latter question (cause) up for debate.  But the stuff I've seen on global warming is worrisome.

The issue of this post is pertinent regardless if this is global warming or not.  The grainbelt of America is under extreme pressure due to drought.  This is not a good thing anytime, especially not during a prolonged Global Great Recession. 

People will starve due to this globally, and this has the potential to cause major geopolitical strife.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:42 | 2642768 Jack Napier
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The polar ice caps have thawed and frozen countless times over the ages. We might be making the planet warmer than it would otherwise be, but it's not outside the usual cycles which have way more to do with solar activity. Back in 2008 we had some of the coldest temperatures measured in recorded history in the US. Global warming is a false idea that's only purpose is to con people into supporting a global carbon tax and giving up their national sovereignty to globalist leeches. Anything being touted by a loon who thinks he invented the Internet should be junked from the onset.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 15:26 | 2659283 MeelionDollerBogus
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no, the polar ice caps have NOT melted down this fast ever, or reformed much later, they have only melted a much smaller amount (50%) and much slower in the past. Ever.

At this point it will take another ice age just to build them back to what they were 100 years ago - which is not enough - but it may be enough to kill off the invasive viral species converting all needed materials for life into excess heat and excess non-biologically useful poison (concentrated plutonium, uranium, red mud lakes, paints and industrial solvents, etc.).

Back in 2008 were some of the HOTTEST records ever recorded IN HISTORY ever, with all years 2000 to 2012 being the hottest ever known on Earth since humans existed.

Your lies don't cut it. You may as well be MDB.

17 very ignorant wrong-headed people gave you green-arrows and all of them are morons.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:29 | 2642943 Joe Sixpack
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I think it may still be too close to call whether there is global warming. Look at the maps in this article. We have somewhat reliable data for only a bit over a century, and the most reliable data probably for 50 years, and the temperature rise measured is on the order of 1 Deg. C if even that.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:03 | 2643094 HoofHearted
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In the 70s and 80s it was "Beware of the next Ice Age." Now it's "Global Warming is going to eat your children." We just don't have enough of an attention span to look at the real data over a reasonably long time period to realize that Solomon had it right way back in Ecclesiastes. For everything there is a season. The rain falls on the righteous in the wicked. Everything is meaningless (like trying to make the outdoor temperature a degree or two less). We're lucky where I am to have central heating and air (and a unit for both upstairs and down to go all hoity toity on people). So we'll survive. The garden keeps on growing. And Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton keep doing things to get your attention. Whoa! It's like 1 degree warmer now than an hour ago. At this rate it will be like a billion degrees by next year. What did Miley Cyrus wear? Seriously? What were we talking about?

Really- look at the long range data and make your bearish bets now.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:53 | 2643704 Lednbrass
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According to what I was told in 6th grade by my teacher back in the mid 70's the entire upper half of the US should be under a sheet of ice by now.  all the great scientific minds of the day (so it was claimed in much of the media) agreed that we had to find a way to trap heat on the planet to prevent this.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:38 | 2642763 LowProfile
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Is it part of the Solar Maximum, the Sun aging or a Large Celestial Body coming close to our Solar System? Who knows.

If anybody has a clue, it's the Electric Universe Theory crew.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:44 | 2642780 NewThor
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Speaking of the Electric Universe Theory, how amazing was it that the Sun blew Elenin to pieces with a direct hit Coronal Mass Ejection? That was pretty jaw dropping.

Side Note: I do not believe that we can't find our binary star companion to the Sun. I'd even guess it's as easy to find as tracking back the path of Elenin. What would be the purpose of them hiding our companion from us? ....unless, DOOM. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:33 | 2642961 potlatch
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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:54 | 2642996 Jorgen
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It is global warming. Just not man-made one. Humans help it though by destroying forests around the globe.

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 21:59 | 2651737 audiorbit
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Where I am (Australia) we are presently smashing our coldest July records. Boy is it cold. But that's not nearly as news worthy as the flipside.

I don't think we can really tell what is going on until the US military comes clean about how much energy it's pumping into the atmosphere for it's weather modification projects. Most people don't even know it's being done, let alone how much of it is going on.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:28 | 2642716 Sudden Debt
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shoot silver dimes into the sky to make it RAIN OBAMA!!!!

just confiscate all the silver mines, and blast it all into the sky! let it rain silver!
AND FOR ONLY 1500$ an ounce he can even shoot my silver into the sky to save the farmers!!!!!

the chinese did it... but the did it for the people... let's see if Obama will act for the people....

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2643116 eclectic syncretist
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So not only do we have to import most of our oil, now we'll have to import more food too.  Ouch!  How long can I keep a bag or rice before it goes bad?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:58 | 2643238 I only kill chi...
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Damn man, just look it up, you know "food storage". Since you're lazy the answer is 20+ years if done correctly.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 15:26 | 2643511 NuckingFuts
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Brown or white?..... the rice, I mean.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 20:48 | 2644243 Tapeworm
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sorry, I gave you an up because I misread rice for ice.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:31 | 2642720 Oh regional Indian
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Maritime Law on the Land+Codex Alimentarius+Agenda 21+HAARP = WAR on everything!

Get your War on.



Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:37 | 2642978 Jorgen
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HAARP will fix it for us. After all, the bankers, politicians and military need eat, too.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:19 | 2643132 gatorengineer
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Clearly started in the 1930's as an offshoot of all of FDR's printing.......  Would be interesting to see a correlation between fed printing and drought....  look at 1930s, the great society, and the messiahs time.....

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:37 | 2643182 Clayton Bigsby
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Bush's fault!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:18 | 2643630 battle axe
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No drought in the north east. yeah baby...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:11 | 2642621 hedgeless_horseman
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We sent 12 cocks off to freezer camp on Saturday. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:13 | 2642624 TrainWreck1
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Somewhere, Lorena Bobbitt is touching herself.



ETA: Dangit HH, you changed your post and now mine looks as senseless as the rest of the stuff I put up :p


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:14 | 2642638 hedgeless_horseman
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My bad...I blew the assist.  Score me with a turnover.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:17 | 2642652 TrainWreck1
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no prob, I saw 'butchering cocks' and visions of the Ginsu girlfriend immediately appeared.



Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:20 | 2642665 hedgeless_horseman
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Cleaver at the bottom is not a Ginsu, and she is my wife, not girlfriend.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:21 | 2642675 fuu
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Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642709 TrainWreck1
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Women with big knives tend to keep their men from straying.


(she looks great from the cropped pix, as long as she doesn't have the crazy eyes:,0.jpg )


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:37 | 2642760 francis_sawyer
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Apparently ~ Katie Holmes has been feeding the penises to her daughter Suri


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:15 | 2642901 DanDaley
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Both horses and women should have a gentle/calm eye...a horsewoman told me this...better riding all the way around.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:37 | 2642976 potlatch
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Well said.  First thing I did when I met my wife is, I taught her how to throw a straight, strong punch, and I bought her a really good knife.  She thought it was hilarious; it mortified her friends.  But we got it ;)

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:29 | 2642718 ebworthen
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Lucky Man!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:32 | 2642732 Buckaroo Banzai
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Well done, Hedgeless. My kinda woman. Too bad that type is so scarce in my part of the woods.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:56 | 2643714 Lednbrass
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That model went out of mass production years ago in most of the US, but tend to be wildly popular when they can be found.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:47 | 2642804 1100-TACTICAL-12
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@ HH Do you have a plucking machine? If so does it work well & what kind is it. I have looked @ the WHIZBANG CHICKEN PLUCKER on looks pretty awesome.Im Going to purchase on this week. I have about 30 dope free chickens ready for the deepfreeze. I dig a woman with a pocket nife who can process their own food.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:00 | 2642825 hedgeless_horseman
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Yes, I built a Whizbang using the parts kit.  It works great.  Cut off the feet to avoid broken thigh bones, scald at 125 F for 20 seconds, then spray water on the rubber plucker fingers while running it for best results.  Mine plucks 3 birds clean in about 25 seconds.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:17 | 2642914 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Muchas gracias amigo.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:09 | 2642872 noses
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Cleaver instead of cleavage – we're getting respectable lately. Something is definitely wrong here.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:19 | 2642908 falak pema
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Pink panther? Or brave pinto ? A horseman should know one and a sleuth should know the other! Inspecteur Clouseau! 

inspector clouseau - Recherche Google

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2642991 Bogdog
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geez, it's 2012 already, lose the tie-dye.

just sayin.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:02 | 2643092 MsCreant
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My son loves tie-dye and many clothing lines for young women include tie-dye. I think it is here to stay.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2643624 Dirtt
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You kick ass bruddah.  We share the same world view.

Funny thing about all of this drought talk is that I've witnessed the wettest summer in 10 years. Great dirt & rainwater> Mainland gridlock. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:39 | 2642764 MsCreant
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Nah, still funny.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:57 | 2642626 Mercury
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Wider context: Spot the global climate stasis.


But I am a firm believer in anthropogenic economic collapse (see, for instance, the story that follows this one).


...which can be made that much more devastating by less/unpredictable events like droughts.


When you're less vigilant about things you can control the adverse effects of things you can't control tend to be much worse.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:12 | 2642632 vortmax
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Thanks to skyrocketing food prices, now every successive drought will be the "worst drought in history."

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:15 | 2642645 Spitzer
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I remember these headlines in 2010. Its not drought, thats BS. Its just inflation.

The world has always had draughts.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 23:54 | 2644566 StychoKiller
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"Draughts" are kinda the opposite of "droughts." :>D

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:30 | 2642724 Sudden Debt
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can I interest you for 6 magic beans in return for all of your gold?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:12 | 2642633 Shameful
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That global warming in 1934 looks brutal!  If only Al Gore was around then to take their money and grant them a carbon indulgence...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:14 | 2642640 TrainWreck1
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Shameless cherry picking of data by the NYT (what a shock!)

Not the worst drought in 60 years, or a century, just right up to where it looks like a trend.

Those with a background in real math/statistics despise journalists who pull this self-serving crap.


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:18 | 2642658 Spitzer
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They are oblivious to inflation. They are covering for the money printing without even realizing it.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:29 | 2642722 NewThor
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Peak Corn, bitchez!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:34 | 2642740 Buckaroo Banzai
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Indeed. Warren Meyer does a nice job debunking the seriousness of the current drought here:

If it's printed in the NYT, you can be pretty sure it's a lie.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:08 | 2643259 JimBowie1958
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Not the worst drought in 60 years, or a century, just right up to where it looks like a trend.

Yeah, that looks a lot like a 20-30 year cycle, doesnt it?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:15 | 2642647 agent default
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He was busy inventing the internet.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:18 | 2642659 Azannoth
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I am not sure you can compare drought from 80ty years ago with drought today, I am pretty sure the definition changed a lot, as the land usage grows and so the need for water, meaning same amount of water will be interpreted as less when demand grows or the population numbers that more than doubled from that long time ago as did per person water usage, I think we're entering a period of "Perpetual Drought" simply by definition that there isn't enough water to go around the ever increasing population

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:36 | 2642748 WillyGroper
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given the monetization of water (just as the prison system) I agree. While there's always been cycles, I believe when glaciers twice the size of Manhattan start breaking off, there's more to it. 


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:15 | 2642634 Cast Iron Skillet
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well, clearly - since there were droughts in the past as well, there can't be any systemic problem. I think there were locusts in the past, as well ... maybe we'll get locusts some day.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:14 | 2642636 diogeneslaertius
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0 Hedge Motherfucker

do you speak it


AGW = NWO Eugenics Operation Front

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:14 | 2642637 Dr. Engali
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Long sunscreen.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:17 | 2642639 Rainman
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Up next the locusts. Redeem thyself with carbon credits.

Sincerely, A. Gore

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:54 | 2642826 MsCreant
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Chocolate covered, fried, broiled, fondu, baked, braised...the new solient green. 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:15 | 2642646 fuu
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Don't worry, Ben will make it rain.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2643083 exi1ed0ne
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He's too busy throwing baseballs at the Wall St. ballet.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:16 | 2642649 NidStyles
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Solar means and maximums baby. Even the NOAA acknowledges that Global Warming is a farse, and they are funded by the Government. It'a all about the Solar Cycles.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642714 cpzimmon
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Good for the sun screen market. I'm selling my gold and buy sun screen. Gonna be rich! 


Solar cycles rock.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:31 | 2642729 NewThor
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Solar Maximum + Planet X = Never a boring moment.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:17 | 2642651 pagan
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Bullish for tumbling weed and Okies.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:17 | 2642657 TahoeBilly2012
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Rice! Get it while you can! Cal brown rice is way healthier than corn or wheat.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:18 | 2642660 dwdollar
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Heat and drought are two different things. Corn thrives in excessive heat as long as there's plenty of water.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642711 rwe2late
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 and the declared drought conditions in the USA

do not have a one-to-one correlation

to the increasing global average temperature.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642712 Dr. Engali
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That may be, but there has been a lot of corn cut down for silage already since there hasn't been any rain.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:22 | 2642922 uraniuman
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Not quite accurate - ideal temperature for corn is 77 degrees - will "thrive to about 87 degrees - temperatures above this are not helpful to yield - but are tolerated quite well up to about 97 degrees. ( have been irrigating corn for 33 years)

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:19 | 2642664 i-dog
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Cue the FlakSheister for some AGW humour....

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:21 | 2642680 Dr. Engali
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I was waiting for it.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:20 | 2642918 krispkritter
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Flaksheister is late but Mark7(IQ) made it to the party!  Changing their minds is like trying to teach pigs to sing...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:20 | 2642669 MeetTozter
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Nice selective mish-mash of statistics.  If you are into the denial of global warming, please prove it with temperature data.  The oceans are the earth's heat sink, how are they doing?  No drought in the ocean - OK I guess.


Drought is just one factor indicating where our environment is heading.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:28 | 2642941 uraniuman
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See tree ring research from Europe that demonstrates it was warmer than now 2000 years ago

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:30 | 2642948 TheBillMan
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Yeah, that mish mash of statistics is what blew the whole global warming scam sky high.  Oh, sorry there are no real statistics.  Just a bunch of made up data, some discredited scientists, and a few computer models that exclude the role of water vapor in the atmosphere as a green house gas.  I'll tell you this.  When the Queen Mum and her Nazi eugenicist husband Prince Philip move their decrepit a$$es out of that $10B monstrosity of Buckingham palace they call a home, I might be more amenable to reducing my carbon footprint.  It's funny how the Royals and the likes of Al Gore, Ted Turner, and James Cameron run around in fleets of private aircraft and own multiple mansions/estates while telling the little guy how austerity (i.e. sustainability) is good for the planet.  What a bunch of hypocrites.  We need to bring back the guillotine.  Viva la revolution!

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2643002 Joe Sixpack
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Yes, but Al Gore has installed carbon footprint and energy usage minimization technologies on his palace. He and his family only use the equivalent energy of 10 average sized US cities, where without the devices, they would use the equivalent of 11.3 average US cites. Therefor, Al Gore saves the electricity equivalent to the usage of 1.3 average sized US cities!


Disclaimer: The data cited in this fable are imaginary, and therefor approximate. Green elves and hobgoblins do not exist, and no animals were harmed in creating this fable (except the for the seals we clubbed for the heck of it).

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:20 | 2642671 Byte Me
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That sticky patch in the fifties could have been influenced by atmospheric testing, which was roughly aproaching its peak.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:25 | 2642704 whoopsing
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Federal disaster assistance = money, how many of these counties are broke anyway, creates a motivation to cry"me too". P. S., I know its been dry, I'm just sayin'

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:26 | 2642706 libertus
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What a bullshit distraction. Sorry but 100 years worth of data (and bullshit data at that--WTF government drought forcast is what qualitifies for quantitative data today) means you can't prove shit. 

Global Warming may be an issue, but you can't prove anything with the datasets that these jokers use. The climate system is a complex non-linear system at defies analysis using pretty pictures and subjective feelings. 

You all should be concentrating on the corruption, the false flags and the collapsing of the global finance system. This global warming shit is just a sideshow...

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:26 | 2642707 tekhneek
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Dust bowl by 2015 then is basically what this looks like depending on how 2013 turns out.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:27 | 2642713 Stackers
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Been raining like a mo-fo in Texas this year. Just drove Texas Hwy 71 it's entire length and everything was green and lush, even out west of Llano in "god's country".

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:35 | 2642745 tekhneek
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Agreed. We had more rain last month in Central TX than last year combined. It's been a pretty good year temperature and rain wise. I think this time last year we were already at 50+ days of over 100 degrees.

That's why I laugh when you northerners cry about 90+ degrees. I've lived in 100+ degree weather my entire life and can go outside when it's 95 and not break a sweat.

This summer is by far more mild than last summer though where I'm at. I think it's broken 100 a few times, but never stays up there like it did last year. Last year it'd be 98 degrees at midnight and it didn't rain for 6 months straight.

How's that for "drought"?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:43 | 2642777 HarryM
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LOL - And they mocked Perry when he told everyone to "pray for rain" - 

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:21 | 2642921 blunderdog
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     I've lived in 100+ degree weather my entire life and can go outside when it's 95 and not break a sweat.

You're saying you don't sweat during a HOUSTON summer?  I'm not buying that for half a second, unless you're from Madras or something.

The humidity is a world of difference.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 14:27 | 2643338 tekhneek
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Houston isn't central TX?

Humidity makes anybody sweat, but when it's sub 40% humidity it's bearable unlike houston's daily 87-95% humidity.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 15:06 | 2643443 blunderdog
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Exactly.  You might spend some time in a nice 95/95 day in Brooklyn.  The "Northerners" aren't bitching so much about the temperature. 

I'm sitting in a room that's only about 90 right now and with the water dripping off my glass and the sweat off my brow, it's sticky and disgusting.  Despite not being that hot, it's pretty miserable.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 21:23 | 2644319 Pants McPants
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It's not the humidity that makes you uncomfortable, it's the dew point.

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:46 | 2645592 blunderdog
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I know how to calculate dew point.  What are the 2 factors that go into it?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:53 | 2642824 LoneStarHog
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We are still in drought conditions, though>,S < It only takes a day with a mild breeze and low humidity to undo the rain.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:31 | 2642727 ebworthen
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Weather happens.

Hard to prepare for disaster when Washington and Wall Street are living for the moment and stealing savings and investments.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:31 | 2642728 GMadScientist
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Dear pseudo-science "experts", there is more to the Earth than its air temperature.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:37 | 2642755 Oh regional Indian
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Excellent Website. Just throw in a little Piers Corbyn and AGW is in the dustbowl.


Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:14 | 2642898 GMadScientist
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The Grapes of Abject Ignorance.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:35 | 2642744 mark7
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Global warming denialists will never change their attitude even if they ride camels to work in Kansas and Afrika Korps style clothes are the latest fashion statement.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:13 | 2642881 boiltherich
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And followers of the Anthropogenic Global Warming Church will never look scientifically at the problem but rather chant their screed louder and louder to drown out those who ask what is the best way to deal with problems centuries in the making. They forget that there was fire and ice, drought and flood, and sea levels 400 feet lower as recently as 15,000 years ago. So which factory or car was responsible for a 400 foot rise in sea levels at the start of the interglacial warming period we are now in? Ever heard of Doggerland? They call it the North Sea now, and man lived there as recently as 7,000 years ago. MAP here...

There is no doubt man has contributed to greenhouse gasses, but the question of how much is one that you will never ask, to you it is all man made. Something that must be ended on an emergency basis no matter the fact that that would kill far more people and cost many times what dealing with consequences as they may come. It is racist, classist, and unacceptable this war on greenhouse gas, because the poor of the world cannot afford the cost of fighting it and who are they? Hint; they almost all have brown or non white skin. Never mind that a warmer Earth with more carbon has been recorded in the fossil record, and that many of the effects are beneficial aside from relocation of coastal lowlands. But, the reality is that if you think you can impact global climate either way in any economical way you are grossly in error.

So be a good little cult of greenhouse gas member and do as your multi millionaire leader Father Ed Begley Jr. has done, run out and buy three Prius's.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:23 | 2642926 blunderdog
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Not much reason to care at all if you're not going to reproduce.  I'm unconcerned about anything more than about 50 years in the future.  Heh.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 12:29 | 2642944 cougar_w
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Don't worry, they'll be able to rationalize that too.

The important thing is that nobody be uncomfortable with anything going on. We don't want any more midnight bloodbaths at the theater.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:41 | 2642765 Son of Loki
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Has Al Bore made his Trillion yet from peddling his Carbon Credit Taxes?

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46 | 2642789 binky
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The general weather picture (last winter) in the upper Midwest was formed by the MJ oscillation. It was also predictable as early as October. What was not predictable was how long the conditions would persist. With the land not fully resting over the winter, high soil temperatures returned quickly in spring/early summer, and coupled with early planting contributed to the upper-air windflow being shifted both north and south. This scenario plays itself out with dusty virga events that look good on radar but do little to make rain. Cold dry conditions in Mongolia, MJ in Pacific and stupidity in the heartland results in limit-up open for corn and beans. Funny how things work out... ...Do not feel sorry for the farmers. They could easily have protected themselves from loss by not planting and betting in the futures market on higher prices. No potential for fraud there.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 11:46 | 2642793 Red Heeler
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The difference between now and way back then?

Many, many more people.

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