New Study: ’2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever’– Many bad weather events at ‘historically low levels’


By: - Climate DepotOctober 18, 2013 12:25 PM with 655 comments

[Also see: Gore still warning of 'extreme' weather, 'increasing storms' and 'other extreme events']

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Prof. Roger Pielke Jr.: ‘Interesting from @TheSIWeather 2013 ranks as one of the least extreme US weather years ever’

According to the latest analysis of data by the The SI Organization, Inc.

18 OCT/13 FRI

11:50 AM | 2013 – a year with minimal extreme weather events in the US

There have been many forecasts in the news in recent years predicting more and more extreme weather-related events in the US, but for 2013 that prediction has been way off the mark. Whether you’re talking about tornadoes, wildfires, extreme heat or hurricanes, the good news is that weather-related disasters in the US are all way down this year compared to recent years and, in some cases, down to historically low levels.

To begin with, the number of tornadoes in the US this year is on pace to be the lowest total since 2000 and it may turn out to be the lowest total in several decades. The table below lists the number of tornadoes in the US for this year (through 10/17) and also for each year going back to 2000.
(Source: NOAA, http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/monthly/newm.html)

Year         # of Tornadoes
2013                    771
2012                   1119
2011                   1894
2010                   1543
2009                   1305
2008                   1685
2007                   1102
2006                   1117
2005                   1262
2004                   1820
2003                   1374
2002                    938
2001                   1219
2000                   1072

Second, the number of wildfires across the US so far this year is on pace to be the lowest it has been in the past ten years and the acreage involved is at the second lowest level in that same time period (table below).
(Source: National Interagency Fire Center; http://www.nifc.gov/)

2013            Fires: 40,306           Acres: 4,152,390
2012            Fires: 67,774           Acres: 9,326,238
2011            Fires: 74,126           Acres: 8,711,367
2010            Fires: 62,471           Acres: 3,233,461
2009            Fires: 78,792           Acres: 5,921,786
2008            Fires: 80,094           Acres: 5,254,109
2007            Fires: 85,822           Acres: 9,321,326
2006            Fires: 96,358           Acres: 9,871,939
2005            Fires: 66,552           Acres: 8,686,753
2004            Fires: 63,608           Acres: 8,097,880
*2013 data through 10/16

In addition to wildfires, extreme heat is also way down across the US this year. In fact, the number of 100 degree days across the country during 2013 is not only down for this year, but it is perhaps going to turn out to be the lowest in about 100 years of records.

100_deg_days
(Source: NOAA, USHCN reporting stations; through August)

The five summers with the highest number of 100 degree days across the US are as follows: 1936, 1934, 1954, 1980 and 1930. In addition to the vast reduction in 100 degree days across the US this year, the number of high temperature records (ie hi max and hi min records) is way down compared to a year ago with 22,965 records this year as compared with 56,885 at this same time last year.
(Source: NOAA, http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records/; through 10/17).

Finally, as far as hurricanes are concerned, there have been only two hurricanes so far this season in the Atlantic Basin (Humberto and Ingrid) and they were both short-lived and weak category 1 storms. Also, the first forming hurricane this year occurred at the second latest date going back to the mid 1940’s when hurricane hunters began to fly. Overall, the tropical season in the Atlantic Basin has been generally characterized by short-lived and weak systems.

In addition, this suppressed tropical activity has not been confined to just the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern Pacific Ocean has had no major hurricanes this season meaning there has been no major hurricane in either the Atlantic or eastern Pacific which only occurred one other year in recorded history – 1968. This is actually quite extraordinary since the two basins are generally out of phase with each other i.e. when one is inactive the other is active.

One of the best ways to measure “total seasonal activity” in the tropics is through an index called the Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) which is a metric that accounts for both intensity and duration of named tropical storms. Indeed, the ACE for this tropical season so far in the Atlantic Basin is only 29% percent of normal (through 10/17) when compared to the climatological average from 1981-2010 and it is the 7th lowest since 1950. Elsewhere, the ACE across the northern hemisphere is only 58% of normal and global ACE is 62% of normal.
(Source: Dr. Ryan Maue at Weather Bell Analytics; http://models.weatherbell.com/tropical.php)

Finally, another interesting stat with respect to hurricanes has to do with the fact that we are currently in the longest period since the Civil War Era without a major hurricane strike in the US (i.e., category 3, 4 or 5). The last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma during late October of that record-breaking year of 2005 – let’s hope this historic stretch continues. By the way, just as a point of comparison, in 1954 the US was hit by 3 major hurricanes in less than 10 weeks.

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655 responses to New Study: ’2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever’– Many bad weather events at ‘historically low levels’

  1. iamwinstonsmith October 18th, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    The debate is over.

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    • msmadness October 18th, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      No,no,no…when the “facts” support the liberal/progressive argument, then the debate is over. When the facts don’t, then either the data is wrong, being suppressed, or it’s a temporary lull and even worse things are coming.

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      • Musterer October 18th, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        Exactly. If I have my current “facts” correct, all of that global warming heat is all at the bottom of the ocean waiting for us to let our guard down so it may spring forth and cause all sorts of havoc, any decade now. Just you wait. Or so I’m told.

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      • Design Siemens October 18th, 2013 at 1:31 PM

        The facts were manipulated, extrapolated, misrepresented. They were never the “facts” as presented by Global Warming worshipers.

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    • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      It should be IF science were the main consideration as it has turned in favor of the so called “deniers.”

      Svenmark’s vindication from CERN is science…

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    • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      We were TOLD there was a consensus. There was NO DEBATE.

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      • Walter Allensworth October 21st, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        Yes, there is no debate because in a socialist/fascist state contrary opinions cannot be allowed.

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  2. Bill October 18th, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    When your debate is based in lies as with all progressive debaters, it’s never over.

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    • mojorisin69 October 18th, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      . In the beginning there is the understanding, this understanding uses propaganda as a tool to find those men, that shall turn understanding into politics. Success is the important thing.

      – Joseph Goebbels

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    • Twoiron October 18th, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Progressive debaters = obsessive exaggerators.

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      • Koyaanisqatsi October 18th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        How’s your spokesman Cruz and fellow Teabaggers doing these days?

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        • William Post October 18th, 2013 at 3:50 PM

          Cruz will be seen as prescient within a few years. Even the current crop of brain-dead, water-carrying Progressives will realize it. We’re living in an economic house of cards, and the Progressives still think that they can pluck cards out here and there while simultaneously hanging weights all over it, blindly believing that they’re improving the structural integrity.

          Guys like Gore and Obama understand the low level of intelligence within their core demographics, and pandering to them with trinkets and brazen propaganda costs them nothing — they stir and muddy the pot then leave it to the useful idiots to carry out their agendas. In their world, they see the confiscation of wealth and property as a means to an end in their endeavors to accumulate power and eradicate society as we’ve known it. Nevermind that there is no contemplation, accountability, or factual basis involved in their rash and ill-thought schemes — the madmen of this regime, and their slavishly devoted, ill-read followers, seek to profit from the sickening downfall of established morality, capitalism, nationalism, productivity, and empathy in this country. To them, everything they disagree with is disposable.

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          • Nikki Moonitz-Volaski October 18th, 2013 at 4:25 PM

            Wow. I wish I could like this a hundred more times.

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          • arctic_front October 19th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

            No KIDDING!!

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          • justin October 18th, 2013 at 6:18 PM

            I wonder if Koyaanisqatsi will be able to retort to a well thought-out, articulate post? Nope, he/she will just disappear like pretty much every liberal when the opposition has clearly out-smarted them. Come back and call William a “racist” or a “religious nut-job”, it is ALL that you know how to do!

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          • FredUlmatilla October 18th, 2013 at 6:28 PM

            @William Post, that is one of the best posts I’ve read to date. You capture all the essence of the liberal/progressive absurdity we’re being forced to endure. You absolutely nailed it all, so completely and so simply. We’re watching this country self-destruct day by day. The sad reality is once we get to the collapse, those useful idiots will still be in denial as too the cause.

            Case in point for the liberal useful idiots to contemplate. Look how quickly the entitlement class went lawless when the EBT card balances could not be verified. They could not care in the slightest that what they were doing was wrong. Nor did they care about the waste they caused the stores and the extra work the store employees would have to take care of. As far as I know about Walmart, they don’t restock perishables. All those items probably will have to be tossed and written off.

            http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57607332/ebt-benefit-card-glitch-sparks-walmart-shopping-sprees-in-louisiana/

            Other than NOT stopping poverty, our nation’s poverty programs will do little more than create a huge lawless class of people when our nation’s economy collapses under it’s own weight of unfunded liabilities. Once those EBT cards become unfunded and useless for good (and welfare payments etc….) HEAVEN HELP US ALL. Climate change will be the last thing on anyone’s mind anyway.

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          • justin October 18th, 2013 at 6:43 PM

            Then they will truly understand what poverty is like. These supposed “impoverished” have cell phones, internet, multiple vehicles, cable tv, are fat as hell. There is definitely something wrong when the guy with no job that lives off of the tax-payer till, has equal assets as the guy who works and earns $20,000/year. The basic premise of why socialism is ineffective. Why would anyone work if they can have the same lifestyle from their couch or street corner while doing NOTHING of productivity? The ‘Tea-bagger’ type is a rare breed that values pride, self-worth, whatever the hell you want to call it. I, personally, find more joy in working for a living than sitting on my cracked-out ass. Why? I feel valuable and I get high off of that shit! You people that are cheating welfare should wake up every day and thank the ‘tea-bagger’ for continuing to go to work to help you be lazy. Otherwise, we, too, would be steeping our bag of tea into your ever decreasing mug of welfare. I, for one, can’t wait to see this all fall apart. With the hole that we are in, this whole thing must be destroyed before and can be rebuilt. When this does happen, God help the liberals because you all are not fit for war.

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          • Reinder van Til October 18th, 2013 at 11:49 PM

            And at the same time the debt of the USA is going astronomical. You cannot run a country like that. You are heading for disaster

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          • Veritasortruth October 19th, 2013 at 5:50 PM

            Your comments are excellent as well. I thought the same thing about the fiasco with the EBT cards. You wonder just what type of people are the types who looted Walmart and the U.S. Taxpayer. Actually I don’t really wonder, I know the types who do this and it ought to be apparent to anyone with half a brain who therse people are. We see them in the major cities when there is a power blackout or we see them in the flash mobs wiping out a convenience store. It’s terrifying to imagine what these parasites might do IF (and when?) the EBT cards were to be shut off. One thing is for sure, they voted for Obama.

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          • memphis2 October 19th, 2013 at 7:04 PM

            It’s ironic that Walmart and the banking company are squabbling over who has to pay the excess charges. How about the people who made the charges. At least deduct it from their future food stamp deposits.

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          • menofletters2005 October 18th, 2013 at 6:56 PM

            Excellent.

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          • Sad to see October 18th, 2013 at 7:51 PM

            William Post, that is very eloquently put! I could not said it better.

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          • phyllis boling October 18th, 2013 at 8:37 PM

            Amen!!!!!

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          • bobthecurmudgeon October 18th, 2013 at 9:32 PM

            This was so well written and on the mark I copied and pasted it to my email buddies. Hats off to you William. This moron above is parroting what he heard incessantly from the Pravda of our time. He buys in to the nonsense that Ted Cruz speaking into the wee hours of the morning upset the apple cart of all the fine reasoned debate designed to occur in Harry’s Senate. Yep, that night was the night the great work of our champions in the House of Lords, both demonocrats and RINO’s would have fixed things. Menendez was going to forgo another go at under aged prostitutes, the whiskey glasses were going to set aside, blankies were going to distributed and the stars of conciliatory creation would shine. But, Ted Cruz ruined it all by stating unequivocally for 20 hours or so that this masterpiece of legislation, this perfect law crafted in the dead of night and force fed to doubting democrats, was in fact horribly flawed. How dare this man, this beast, state the obvious that every nitwit will soon understand as the collapse picks up momentum in the next 6 to 12 months. Never mind that the law was not read nor fairly and openly debated and defended by facts in the Senate ever. That blessed night stuff was going to happen if Cruz didn’t stay up overnight. “Well, what about the years before and the weeks afterward?”, a sensible person might ask. “But, the action was in the People’s House where Cruz is not!” other people wondered. The media will explain this when Mr. Benghazi surfaces or when the one day debt bump of 230 billion is critically examined by Angelic Mrs. Greenspan. This monstrosity more than doubled in price long before the 650 billion dollar website had a chance to flash its first tilt sign. No matter. None of that matters or is relevant. A meteorite the size of Ohio falling towards DC wouldn’t matter if Obama refused to accept it. This is all true for the same reason empirical data on climate doesn’t matter either. None of it holds a candle to the corrupted models the AlGorical promoted and continues to promote.

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          • candofeminist October 20th, 2013 at 4:43 PM

            Cruz did the unthinkable by pointing out what should be self evident but Obama’s water carriers refused to acknowledge. The Emperor has no clothes.

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          • Eileen Kuch October 22nd, 2013 at 11:51 PM

            I agree, bobthecurmudgeon; William Post has written the best comment on this thread. My theoretical hat goes off to him for a job well done.

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          • banger377 October 19th, 2013 at 12:49 AM

            Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of stew. Libs sold their soul for food stamps. Both have contempt for God and Truth. NO ONE gets away with that for long.

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          • Veritasortruth October 19th, 2013 at 5:42 PM

            An excellent post. You nailed it. I like the part about Gore and Obama depending on the low intelligent, low information types. This is thier core constituency group (although all Democrats aren’t stupid). These are the people who give Democrats election victories.
            I cannot improve upon your comments.

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          • HerrPierre October 20th, 2013 at 9:15 AM

            Like taking beads and pretty cloths to the Redskins!

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        • rambo jones October 18th, 2013 at 3:52 PM

          lol, you post while sitting in your obama undies… waiting for your guberment handouts no doubt.

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          • Sam Huston October 18th, 2013 at 4:21 PM

            And used his Bama-Phone to post his cr*p.

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        • Twoiron October 18th, 2013 at 3:52 PM

          They said the same things about Adams, Jefferson, and Madison — America’s original “teabaggers.”

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        • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 4:02 PM

          After the Gabby Gifford shooting, ‘progressive’ liberals said it was caused by right-wing inflammatory rhetoric. We were told by the ‘progressive’ left that the right needed to stop using using “hate-filled language and symbols of violence”.
          I see ‘progressive’ liberals are exempt from the standards of decorum they insist others adhere to.

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          • Brian Astby October 18th, 2013 at 4:40 PM

            Just like the spoiled kids that they are.

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        • mojorisin69 October 18th, 2013 at 4:10 PM

          The Tea Party and conservative talk radio are stronger by far than in 2010 when you got spanked.

          November 2014 will be a sad day for the crazies on the left

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          • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 6:09 PM

            Let’s not forget that ‘progressive’ liberals get their news from Jon Stewart.

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          • Joe Corrao October 18th, 2013 at 7:20 PM

            he’s a very good news source

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          • corday_d_armont October 19th, 2013 at 2:30 AM

            Joe, I truly hope that was sarcasm. Otherwise……….?

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          • RLABruce October 19th, 2013 at 7:48 PM

            If you like Jon, you might want to see Fox. Don’t confuse the opinion segments with the news segment.

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          • menofletters2005 October 18th, 2013 at 8:17 PM

            It’ll be a happy day for everyone else.

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        • Hanzo October 18th, 2013 at 4:12 PM

          “Teabaggers”, lol …. once again, progressive homoerotic projection.

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        • Cahal the Mad October 18th, 2013 at 4:27 PM

          Yawn… are ANY of you libstains capable of posting a comment ANYWHERE without having to resort to your infantile name-calling as a defense? Oh wait, no you can’t, it’s ALL you losers have as a “defense”. Your sub-80 IQs wont allow for intelligent responses to anything.

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          • menofletters2005 October 18th, 2013 at 8:17 PM

            They are incapable of holding an actual debate with facts and research.

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        • Brian Astby October 18th, 2013 at 4:39 PM

          No more than your failed diety Obomba.

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        • SR Ruger October 18th, 2013 at 4:43 PM

          Go pound salt you troll.

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        • lib_erator October 18th, 2013 at 4:50 PM

          Alive and well thank you.

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        • Tim October 18th, 2013 at 6:15 PM

          Always name calling without facts to back up your defense. This in the Roman days was called the “Ad Hominem” tactic.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

          Thank you for present us a perfect example! You have made my day!

          -the Sun (I cause the weather and I’m getting cold brrrr)

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          • Doreen Gaydoon October 18th, 2013 at 10:53 PM

            Ad Hominem is – argument against the man. which made no sense here when dealing with Kenya boy and bear pig.

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        • Jon Coffey October 18th, 2013 at 6:32 PM

          Lol… you got pwned SON!!

          ROFMAO!

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        • Joe Corrao October 18th, 2013 at 7:18 PM

          you can’t LOL your own comment when its not at least funny

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        • JamesMc October 18th, 2013 at 7:24 PM

          Yeah, shame on Cruz for fighting against funding a program that has, to date, turned out to be a complete clusterf**k. If only had just went along, the Senate wouldn’t have shut down the 17% of the government. What a monster.

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        • Hawkeye3939 October 18th, 2013 at 8:02 PM

          Cruz speaks truth. Tea Party has solid principles. You Gore-bots have nothing but artificial “facts” that are your touchstones. Sorry excuses for intelligent beings.

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        • phyllis boling October 18th, 2013 at 8:34 PM

          If it’s so unimportant why are you giving it the time a day?

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        • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:27 PM

          No.

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        • Tommy Hancock October 19th, 2013 at 7:40 PM

          Showing your immaturity by the T word. Liberals are usually nasty like you. BTW, most people are not liberal and many were duped by this hope and change.

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        • Ron Strader October 19th, 2013 at 8:11 PM

          Reread UtIdArWA’s post. You have more to worry about than worrying about Cruz and the Patriots he speaks for!!! You leftist extremists better open your eyes, or you will feel the full weight of dictatorship and communism. YOU WILL NOT BE EXEMPT FROM IT IF IT ISN’T STOPPED!!!!

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        • HerrPierre October 20th, 2013 at 9:14 AM

          I keep telling you lefties that the only Teabaggers were gimmecraps! Barney Frank ring a bell?

          You people have got to come up with something else to describe members of the imaginary “Tea Party” if you want to have any credibility at all!

          Sheezh!

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      • Sad to see October 18th, 2013 at 7:47 PM

        No. Progressive debaters= Delusional Idiots

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        • Twoiron October 18th, 2013 at 11:31 PM

          Your heart is in the right place, but you have fallen a bit short on the rhyming. Excellent work, otherwise.

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      • King Umbarrii October 18th, 2013 at 9:31 PM

        Progressive debaters = insane communist pigs.

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        • Twoiron October 18th, 2013 at 11:28 PM

          I agree totally, but we need to work on your rhyming.

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          • John Woodbury October 19th, 2013 at 12:41 AM

            OK, just for you TwoIron Progressive debaters = Master debators (not)

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      • looking into the crazy house November 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 PM

        Here’s an exaggeration: The US is <5% of the earth's surface. How does climate data about just the US tell you about global climate trends? Oh yeah, i'm just exaggerating.

        Classic right wing arguing technique = cherry picking data.

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    • Hanzo October 18th, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      But there’s no debate, the morons on the left screech that the “science is settled”, remember?

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      • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 6:27 PM

        Just as the Constitution is a living document, once ‘progressive’ liberals get what they want, it becomes ‘settled law’.

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  3. BigIronRam October 18th, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Paging Al Gore, paging Al Gore…

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    • the man October 18th, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      I totally agree except they left out the fact that hurricane sandy was last year and made it possible for this president to win! kind of shows us they are not a credible source!

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      • thatguy October 18th, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        Sandy had been downgraded from hurricane status before it made landfall. Credibility remains intact.

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        • Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 1:40 PM

          You shouldn’t trust the NHC when it comes to downgrades. They do it to meet their political ends and there were even taken to the bank on it by Floridans after they started downgrading storms to benefit the insurance company. It was a strong Cat I when it came ashore.

          It was a hurricane plain and simple no matter how much they revise it around. This is the same group that revised Katrina down to a Cat III when it hit…

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          • Soka Sema October 18th, 2013 at 1:44 PM

            Non-sense Downgrading storms don’t benefit insurance companies. Policies are not “hurricane only”. they are damage of any kind do to anything you didn’t cause yourself.
            You lefties make crap up as you go along

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          • Sandy Brock October 18th, 2013 at 3:12 PM

            There were many people whose insurance company would not pay due to the fact that it was downgraded.

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          • runamuk October 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM

            Sandy,
            There is no where in an insurance contract that denies coverage based on storm downgrades. Hurricanes damage is difficult in some cases to determine coverage. Wind blown water or flood is not covered. Wind damage is. You must determine the cause of loss, water or wind. Wind is covered, water is not. Hence the National Flood Insurance Program. Get your facts straight. An insurance company and its policy holder enter into a specific contract that clearly defines coverage and exclusions. It is a cohesive contract that in cases of ambiguity, the contract always favors the policy holder as they did not write the contract and the writer is penalized. Where you got your info is totally worthless. If you have any kind of insurance, I would read my policy and quit posting such goofy ruminations. You may learn something that will help protect yourself.

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 5:22 PM

            Huh? When I buy it is to protect the home. If they didn’t have flood insurance that would explain why theye coverage. nt

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          • davcon October 18th, 2013 at 2:56 PM

            The Hurricane rating system is easy to quantify, and Katrina was Cat III, and Sandy’s status as Hurricane, Cat I, or tropical storm was borderline, based on where you lived. The east coast has population centers that are far to close to the coast line, and given Federal Flood Insurance, there is no disincentive to shoreline real estate development. The insurance argument is pure bulls–t.

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 5:20 PM

            Even if it was a hurricane it was a level 1 at best last level 3 was in 2005. You can change the level by 1 but to call a Level 3 a zero doesn’t work.

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          • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 5:55 PM

            Tropical storms/hurricanes always decrease in intensity when they make landfall. They get their energy from heat in the water. Once they move off the water, they loose their energy source, so their intensity falls. So it’s not surprising that storms get down-graded after making landfall. In fact, it can be reliably anticipated.

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          • RocketScientist October 18th, 2013 at 6:22 PM

            You’re a fool. Sandy did not meet the defined requirements to be a hurricane (sustained winds greater than 74 mph) at the time it made landfall in the northeast US. I know this because I work for the NOAA Hurricane Hunters, the group of government weather researchers who fly WP-3D Orion aircraft into hurricanes and other tropical cyclones to measure their windpseed, central pressure, fix eye-wall location, etc. I flew through Sandy on the next-to-last mission which flew through her, and my father (a 25+ yr veteran of the Hurricane Hunters and the man who holds the world record for must hurricane eye-wall penetrations) flew on the last mission flown through Sandy. It was not a hurricane. By that point it was not even a particularly intense tropical storm (the ranking below category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson wind intensity scale). Since you mention Katrina, the category 3 ranking was also accurate as of landfall. These are scientific facts, not political concepts.

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        • gregg44 October 18th, 2013 at 2:51 PM

          Our credit as a nation has been downgraded too, thanks to President EarMo.

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      • derf October 18th, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        Sandy was a tropical storm when it hit NY and NJ

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        • mpb October 18th, 2013 at 1:19 PM

          No, don’t you remember, Sandy was a SUPER STORM. aieeieeee

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          • NYC_Mom October 18th, 2013 at 1:28 PM

            If I hear “superstorm” Sandy one more time, I think I’ll scream. Sandy was nothing more than a category 1 hurricane that was downgraded before it made landfall. Sandy did EXACTLY what has been long predicted should a hurricane, even one as weak (yes, WEAK) as Sandy hit the NY metro area in the “angle” (Google Nicholas Coch, professor of geology at CUNY). The problem with Sandy was not its strength…it was location, location, location…and the deaf ears turned on preparedness for at least the last 40 or so years. If Sandy was a “superstorm,” then what the heck were Katrina, Andrew, and Camille?

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          • Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 1:43 PM

            I’m agreed, it was a HURRICANE not a super storm, there’s no such thing as a super storm, it was a media-created definition that stuck and furthered their THE SEAS ARE RISING WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE nonsense.

            It was a strong Cat I though. It had the wind speed of a weak Cat I but its internal pressure was much higher then that of a Cat I.

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          • gregg44 October 18th, 2013 at 2:39 PM

            Destructive siblings?

            Meth heads?

            Menage a Troie?

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          • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:16 PM

            And the people most affected were the ones who built their homes and their businesses on sandbars.

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        • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:14 PM

          NO! It was a SUPER STORM!

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      • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 1:17 PM

        “Hurricane” Sandy was no longer a hurricane, (was extra-tropical), when it hit the coast and actually such an event has been discussed for years. I’m not saying that it was a minor event but it could have been much, much worse.

        Had such a storm arrived in early September when sea surface temperatures were higher it might have retained Cat 3 status right up to landfall.

        This year’s tropical storm season has been largely a big bust…

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        • Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 1:42 PM

          It was annoying how the media and everyone flat out ignore that the NHC didn’t issue any warnings north of Virginia by claiming it was extra-tropical. It’s all definition to suit their needs. It was a strong Cat I when it hit, the internal pressure was quite high.

          It was a hurricane plain and simple no matter how much they revise it around. This is the same group that revised Katrina down to a Cat III when it hit…

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 1:50 PM

            Katrina WAS a weak Cat 3 if not already a Cat 2 when it made landfall. This is almost always the case due to land interference.

            Sandy went extra-tropical well before making landfall. Only because of it size did it make such an impact.

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          • Brad October 18th, 2013 at 1:57 PM

            It was a cat 1 when it hit New Orleans.

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          • ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:05 PM

            Most of the damage done to New Orleans was not due to the hurricane itself. It was due to the levees failing. And the levees failed due to years of neglect.

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          • Obama's "The Walking Stupid" October 18th, 2013 at 2:41 PM

            True.

            But, as any black radical or Kanye West can tell you, Bush blew up the levees, then refused to send help to New Orleans because it was full of black people.

            And if you believe that, then you also must believe that Obama loves all white people.

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 2:07 PM

            I might have been.

            It’s noteworthy to mention that New Orleans was on the west, (weak), side of the circulation and should have had little impact except that a northerly wind stirred up Lake Pontchartrain which in turn caused a failure of the northern levy. Add to this that evidently there was a little negligence on the part of the City of New Orleans regarding levy maintenance…

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          • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:16 PM

            I recall that the term that was used was “post-tropical depression.”

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 5:22 PM

            This is a term that would apply after all tropical characteristics cease to exist. By that time your usually talking of winds less than 30 Knots, lack of deep convection etc. OTOH, extra-tropical systems can be quite destructive and can have hurricane force winds.

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 5:31 PM

            Well there were three factors actually for some reason instead of skirting the cost it took sharp left turn so it was a direct hit. It hit at high tide and an unusually high one at that and it crashed into a strong cold front which kept it from dying don faster. Little to do with global warming at all.w

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 5:37 PM

            Er, Katrina took a moderate turn to the east, (right), turn. And yes, the tides were increasing ast the Autumnial Eqinox approached. However, interaction with cold fronts would cause a tropical system to falter quicker.
            JT

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 6:54 PM

            I am sorry I didn’t make myself clear. I was talking about sandy. Instead of maintaining a NE trajectory which is more normal, and glancing the coast, it suddenly turned sharply left, or West if you prefer.

            And your assertion about cold fronts is false. When a strong cold front meets a warm front, the cold air stays low and the warm front rises on top of the cold front, pushing moist air higher causing more clouds wind and rain.

            In fact that is how tornadoes start. Warm most air collides with a cold front pushing up the warm air violently and causing the strong rotational effect which creates the funnel.

            I think you were thinking about upper level shear.

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 7:10 PM

            The reason Sandy followed a westbound path was due to a blocking high pressure system in the North Atlantic.

            The question of frontal interaction is more of an issue of pressure gradients.

            Tornadoes generally form when the jetstream or strong upper level winds cause the rotational effect. Further, the direction of the upper level winds could be such as to where a tornado could rotate clockwise which is rare but not unheard of.

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 7:42 PM

            Yes a high over the Atlantic caused the curve, and then And at the same time on the continent there was strong low that came down from Canada with cold air which caused the moist air from Sandy to rise, increasing the downpour and winds.

            Tornadoes do not generally form from the Jet stream, but they can. More often Winter storms are formed from the Jet stream and form as eddies off of the main jet. The traditional supercell forms usually when warm gulf air travels north and hits a cold front which is still strong in early spring in the Midwest (though tornadoes do occur in all 50 states). The gulf air is key because air laden with moisture, will not only produce more rain, but the most air is lighter than dryer air (at the same temperature), and so it will rise faster when it hits a cold front causing a more violent cyclonic action.

            Dude I am not a meteorologist, but I had to take some courses in it in college to meet my science requirements. I had to draw the tornado watch boxes, where tornadoes were likely to occur (though again not always) on pretend weather maps on tests. You might want to read up a bit. I am not trying to pull your leg.

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 8:47 PM

            You indeed ARE NOT a meteroologist…

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 11:20 PM

            And indeed you are nothing.

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          • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:16 PM

            Sandy did not have “high” “internal pressure.” Sandy had extraordinarily low pressure. It was the low pressure that permitted the spring high tide (occurring at the moment Sandy made landfall) to inundate the area. (Air pressure is a measure of the weight of the air column above any given point. As the air column weighs less – i.e., has lower pressure – it literally presses down on the ocean surface with less weight, permitting the level of the ocean to rise.)

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          • Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 5:33 PM

            Yes you are correct I meant to say high as it strong but yes I should have written low as you are right, the lower the pressure the more powerful the storm.

            and yes right on the head – full moon + high tide + low pressure

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          • JMJ424242 October 18th, 2013 at 2:32 PM

            First of all, high pressure = WEAK storm, low pressure = strong storm. And that storm WAS extratopical when it hit NY. It wan’t a hurricane at all. Its wind speed was too low and it no longer had a closed circulation center. There wasn’t a hurricane to issue hurricane warnings for and don’t act like the lack of NHS warnings meant you were uninformed about the storm. I live in TEXAS and MY local news was covering it nonstop. The networks were in hyper mode about that storm and there was plenty of information for people who needed to prepare – they just didn’t. That’s their own fault.

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          • Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 5:33 PM

            Yes you are correct I meant to say high as it strong but yes I should have written low as you are right, the lower the pressure the more powerful the storm.

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          • Just Sayin' October 18th, 2013 at 3:23 PM

            “…It was a strong Cat I when it hit, the internal pressure was quite high.”
            The LOWER the pressure, the stronger the storm!

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          • marque2 October 18th, 2013 at 5:29 PM

            That is because thestorms weaken as they approach shore. Even if it was a mild Cat 1 so what. It was the angle of attack – high tid and crashing into a cold front that caused the tropical storm to cause extra damagee

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        • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:23 PM

          The climate kooks aren’t worried about facts. There’s always next year! Until then, we’ll just have to endure their endless predictions.

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        • Amy Law October 18th, 2013 at 3:35 PM

          I agree with you all about the Sandy storm in the North East. What I do not agree with is the impact of Katrina, the storm 3 weeks later that hit Louisiana, or Hurricane Ike that hit Texas in 2007. All three were massive cat 5 storms that weakened directly before hitting shore, so winds were not so extreme, but they still packed the surge of cat 5 storms. Of the three, or four including Sandy, the worst was Ike. Ike scrubbed an entire county bare in Texas. Washed all but 2 houses of an entire community clear across Trinity Bay. This also caused them to re-figure the way they classify all storms past Ike. Of those 4 storms, while causing the most damage, Ike gets the least amount of press, because it happened in Ron Paul’s district.

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          • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:46 PM

            I don’t wish anyone bad or take glee in others suffering but when you build your home on sand, you have to expect something might happen.

            It might be nice 99% of the time viewing the ocean from your porch or window but that 1% is always there.

            And American tax payers shouldn’t foot the bill for the choices people make in Texas, New Orleans, or the New Jersey coast.

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          • Amy Law October 18th, 2013 at 5:09 PM

            Actually, quite a lot of the homes damaged in Harris, Liberty, Chambers Counties during Hurricane Ike were NOT on sand, and were well above sea level. Yes, the beach front communites were the ones most wiped, but they got wiped into towns much further north, much higher up, and mostly wooded areas. The area of major damage from Ike was inland at least one hundred miles, all the way to Lufkin. If you placed that area over a map of the Northeast, it would swallow several of those states.

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          • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 5:31 PM

            The surge from Katrina affected points east, mainly Mississippi and Some of Alabama. New Orleans was not affected by a surge except for the local event on Lake Pontchartrain.

            And one can never discount the effects of politics..

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      • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:11 PM

        “thatguy” is correct. Sandy was a “post-tropical depression” by the time it made landfall. Also, it was not a “super storm” except in size – its “footprint” was huge. Most of the damage was caused not by wind or flooding (raised water levels due to runoff), but by inundation – Sandy, with its very low barometric pressure – made landfall at the exact same time as a spring high tide. This coincidence allowed the sea level to rise to an unusual level, and this was the cause of almost all the damage.

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      • Barry Schneider October 18th, 2013 at 3:55 PM

        Of course Hurricane Sandy wasn’t a major storm (3,4, or 5 as identified) Sandy was a CAT 2 when it hit the US, CAT when it hit Cuba. Perhaps we are populating areas that are more likely to be damaged by relatively mild hurricanes…. just an observation

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        • William Post October 18th, 2013 at 3:56 PM

          More than an observation. It’s a fact. That old adage, ‘He who builds his house upon the sand …”

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      • skizam October 18th, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        The left have been screaming for twenty years about more hurricanes and larger hurricanes because of global warming. We have not had either. Sandy was not category 3,4, or 5 as they said in the above story. As thatguy said, the credibility remains intact.

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  4. REPENTorBURN October 18th, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    The Holy Bible

    2Petter 3:10

    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

    REPENT REPENT REPENT

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    • Willys36 October 18th, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      Leviticus 26: 17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and you shall flee when none pursue you. 18 And if you will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: 20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

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  5. EllisWyatt October 18th, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Just the THREAT of Obama action is enough to push back the tides.

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    • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      If only Obama were President in 2005, Katrina and all associated devastation never would have happened. *sigh*

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  6. WJ_texas October 18th, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    When the proof doesn’t meet the agenda , its time for fiction. Rationalization on the way. UN climate “scientist” have to keep their job and earn their pay. Look for more article soliciting money.

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  7. Willys36 October 18th, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    So? Whats your point? We will still forge ahead with bankrupting the coal industry, harassing the oil industry to distraction and inaction, imposing stifling carbon taxes, forcing people and industries to convert to ‘green’ life styles (curly light bulbs, no-flo showers and toilets, non functional electric and hydrogen death trap cars, etc.) and spending $trillions in hi-speed trains and hydrogen freeways to nowhere, all the while funding ‘green’ scam companies that launder reelection capital back to the politicians with tax money. Nothing is going to stop this freight train.

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  8. TheTruthIsNotPC October 18th, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Well, this year being the most un-extreme is rather extreme, no? I guess Algore is correct…….

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  9. sosyouroldman October 18th, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    The latest “objective study” conducted by CFACT , funded by ExxonMobil who wouldn’t have any vested interest in “proving” that global warming is a myth…or would they?

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    • tednovak October 18th, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      Time to take some more meds Sparky.

      http://www.zazzle.com/FirstPrinciples?rf=238518351914519699

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    • Sez U October 18th, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      ExxonMobil has provided this organization with approximately $60,000 per year for the last decade or so. Not much money. And absolutely, they have an interest in getting the facts out. Lets be clear – they are not basing their findings on computer models that continually prove wrong (like the warming alarmists that absolutely profit from creating a ‘climate crisis’) , rather they are compiling factual data from gov. sources and publishing it as a counter argument for all to see. The fact is that climate models produced in the 1930′s have proven to be extremely accurate in predicting the slight warming we have experienced, while the modern models (funded through scare tactics) have gotten it wrong.

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      • FollowTheMoneyTrailDotCom October 18th, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        You must mean the famous hockey stick graph… Where no matter what data you put into the model, it always produced a hockey stick…

        Or do you mean sensor gate, where NOAA placed temperature sensors in front of roof top air conditioners to make sure they recorded higher temps?

        Or polar gate, where the entire ice cap prediction was based on three recording stations?

        Or glacier gate, where all the data proving the Himalayan glaciers were rapidly disappearing was all faked?

        Or perhaps you were alive in the 70′s (I was) when the ice age was coming by 2000 and we were all going to freeze to death, for sure, absolutely based on scientific consensus?

        60,000 a year is a medicine dropper in the ocean for the billions of dollars that have so corrupted climate science that we will never, ever know WTF is really happening. Money corrupts science to the point that is looses all credibility, and this crime against humanity should have resulted in lots of people going to prison.

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  10. Right Cross October 18th, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    Whenever the government ‘identifies’ a ‘crisis’, and the solution is to raise taxes or increase regulations, you know it is a scam that the liberal progressives are going to fall for it- hook, line and sinker. Just like the health care crisis. Eighty five percent of the people were satisfied with their health care. Now look at the mess we have. Liberals are stupid.

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    • bpbatista October 18th, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Liberal progressives don’t “fall” for these scams. They create them for their own benefit.

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      • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Whenever I hear a ‘progressive’ liberal speak, I keep expecting them to interject the word ‘Comrades!’

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        • krusatyr October 19th, 2013 at 2:08 AM

          Mostly there are two levels of pigressives: elite apparatchiks at the top and slavish hordes in group-ID’d collectives, beneath.

          The apparatchiks create statist religious utopian myths that are pathways for the hordes to surrender their liberty upstream and in return absorb controlling fascist dicta coming downstream.

          A couple of those myths are:
          1. obamacare-affordable-health-for-all and
          2. smash-free-enterprise-before-it-destroys-the-planet.
          Both have the same goals: empower a more controlling state, repress individual freedom and responsibility, and snatch wealth.

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          • indyconservative October 19th, 2013 at 11:10 AM

            Great post. I’d love to hear the other myths of the pigressive religious utopia belief system. My bet is that “abortion-is-good-for-mother-and-child” is another.

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          • krusatyr October 19th, 2013 at 11:39 AM

            Agit-Prop apparatchiks might re-message “abortion-is-good-for-mother-and-child” as “Choice is the collective family sacrament”.

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          • indyconservative October 19th, 2013 at 11:46 AM

            Indeed. “God Bless Planned Parenthood” said the head of the Statist Church.

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          • Slamdunk November 2nd, 2013 at 8:55 AM

            I call it Planned Barrenhood

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        • ussr51478 October 20th, 2013 at 1:43 PM

          Wait, it’ll come along with proletariat unite, world communist revolution, etc. C’mon give em time, after all barry’s been in wheel house only for small, tiny 5 years. Thank god he doesn’t know how steer well yet.

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      • j2 October 19th, 2013 at 2:41 AM

        They don’t create them for their benefit; it is for our benefit. They keep themselves insulated from their “cures” for the masses. Just look at how the unions are furious over the “taxes” that will be imposed on their health benefits if they can’t keep their exemptions from Obamacare.

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      • Benof67 October 19th, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Exactly!

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      • Rene Thompson October 19th, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        I think he meant the idiots who drink the government kool- aid and believe it.

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      • Privatejetsetter October 20th, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Sure they come up with it but there are enough bobbleheads and lemming that follow and push it to make life miserable

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      • Rani J Pabón October 20th, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        Well said!

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    • Koyaanisqatsi October 18th, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Those were probably the ones who had health care, don’t you think? Duh…

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      • William Post October 18th, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        ‘Had’ being the operative word here.

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      • UtIdArWA October 19th, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        Mexican gun running?
        Benghazi?
        voter fraud?
        the military not getting their votes counted?
        The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?
        the drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?
        Giving high tech battery maker A 123 inc. $300 Million and right after that bail-out it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?
        Obama arming the Muslim Brotherhood?
        The IRS targeting conservatives?
        The DOJ spying on the press?
        Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?
        Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?
        The president’s ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?
        The president’s threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?
        The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?
        The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?
        The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?
        Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?
        65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?

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        • j2 October 19th, 2013 at 2:43 AM

          You forgot assinating American citizens with out due process.

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        • Rpokeytruck October 19th, 2013 at 11:45 AM

          You forgot the oil spill they deliberately let get out of control, remember EPA not letting states and countys take action to contain and clean up? I dont think that was bungling. This is a good list and needs to be where people can see it and add to it. They count on people forgetting.

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        • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:25 PM

          Stimulus
          Bank Bailouts
          GM Bailout
          Continuation of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
          Intervention in Libya and attempted intervention in Syria
          Ordering Border Patrol agents to stand down
          Suing Arizona for trying to enforce border security
          If I had a son he would be Trayvon Martin
          Granting himself, Congress, and unions exemptions from Obamacare
          Total fail Obamacare rollout
          Public barred from National Parks and Monuments
          $7 Trillion in new debt

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    • Brian Astby October 18th, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Wasn’t chicken little the first alarmist liberal?

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    • Bob Coco October 18th, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      Remember the Liberal’s CFC scare. They panicked and forced us to change all our cars a/c, our refrigerators and even hair spray to less efficient crap.. Turn’s out just the Mt St Helens volcano spewed more CFC’s into the atmosphere than all the CFC’s previously produced by man in the 50 yrs they had made CFC’s. If we would have had the internet then, that hoax would have been exposed just like the warming hoax is.

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      • Jimmy Troutbum October 20th, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        the hoax WAS exposed years ago, by the statist media would NEVER report it!
        The BIGGEST reason this country is in the shape it is in is the leftist compliant media.
        I hope God DOESN’T have mercy on their souls.

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      • Dean November 9th, 2013 at 3:41 AM

        Myth: Volcanoes and the Oceans are Causing Ozone Depletion
        http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/myths/volcano.html

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        • candofeminist November 9th, 2013 at 9:47 AM

          We are expected to suspend common sense that a heavier CFC molecule (mw 120) rocketed past lighter volcano propelled HCl molecules (mw 36) in a race to the ozone layer REALLY? We are also expected to believe that a stable uncharged heavy molecule somehow aggressively tracked down widely spread lighter ozone molecules in the thinnest atmosphere layer and without being superheated by a volcano and without any catalyst whatsoever engaged in a chemical interaction that no lab has ever been able to duplicate. REALLY? Since CFC’s are a heavy molecule released at ground level into the atmosphere, surface level ozone should have disappeared first. It didn’t. Our government lies to us. Government paid pseudo-scientists lie to us. Get it? Freon’s patent had run out and Dupont had a new expensive refrigerant it wanted to sell.

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        • Kyle Becker December 27th, 2013 at 2:22 PM

          RIght – since all of “progressivism” is based on anti-capitalism, you will never see a government agency acknowledge natural causes are the sources of major environmental problems that the progressives contrive in order to inspire fear in and control the masses.

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    • snootyelites October 19th, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      A better description of liberal progressives is Progressive Facists. Update your lexicon.

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      • Tony Porter October 19th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

        Call it what it is……..socialist/communist.

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      • Anita Newlaw October 20th, 2013 at 8:36 AM

        Just call them the National Socialist’s or short form “The Nazi’s”.

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  11. Frank October 18th, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    See, that of course is MMGW too. Do the math, but first insert your cranium up your rectum…then it will make sense or become a global warming zealot, same difference.

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  12. Mike Eckardt October 18th, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    The GW criers will still be claiming the heat death of the Earth as 2 miles of ice covers most of North America.

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  13. John Whalen October 18th, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    But but!!!!! the Liberals told me otherwise!

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  14. Larry Myles October 18th, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    And yet the Master of Con, Lying Al Gore is *still* trying to foist his global warming scam on the ninnies and liberal fetch hounds! Truly amazing.

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  15. sea ray October 18th, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Someone tell that talking stool sample Al Gore

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  16. BajaDreamer October 18th, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Oh but you just don’t understand! This is all part of global war….uh…..Anthropogennic Global…….er…..Climat Change! Yeah, that’s it; Climate Change!
    You see the climate has changed radically because of mankind and CO2 in the atmosphere, and because the moon is in the seventh house, and……and…..you’re all just a bunch of right wing knuckle dragging bible beating know nothing flat earther idiots! I know ’cause Al Gore and the IPCC told me so and they can’t be wrong can they?!

    I said “Can they”?

    can they?

    Hello?

    (Is this thing on?)

    (crickets)

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    • John "Kahless" Taylor October 18th, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      You forgot racist TeaBaggers.

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      • BajaDreamer October 18th, 2013 at 1:33 PM

        Oh no, you’re right!
        That would surely have been included by a real tree hugging green weenie!

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  17. Bill Rice October 18th, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    For the record if facts matter.

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  18. GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    For the emerging truth regarding climate change, check out the latest from CERN regarding the Cloud Poject: http://wattsupwiththat.com/tag/henrik-svensmark/ Poke around a bit and it will all become abundantly clear…

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  19. truthteller13 October 18th, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    So much for the global warming swindle. These warm monger crony socialist rent seekers need to be publicly shamed and excluded from public discourse.

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  20. Sez U October 18th, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    This is obviously due to climate change. (snicker)

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  21. draconian_dave October 18th, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    It’s not about global warming, or climate change. It’s about $$$$.
    As always follow the money!

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  22. Charles___Darwin October 18th, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    The hysterics will say the normal weather is a sign of global warming.

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    • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      It is, actually (see my post below). But the AGW crowd has spent so much time trying to convince us that global warming will cause the sky to fall that any about-face now would discredit them. Besides, the truth is not alarmist and doesn’t promote support for regulation (and its attendant money-making opportunities), so it is unlikely to be heard from them,

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  23. Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum October 18th, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Hang on, let me adjust my model so the projections work out to fit reality yet I can still blame it on humans. Just take me a sec…

    Hey don’t laugh…making reality fit my computer models is hard work!

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    • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      My new theory of climate change/global warming – painting houses yellow creates global warming.

      I can test the theory by creating a computer model that adds heat to the atmosphere every time a house is painted yellow. Run the simulation, with large numbers of simulated houses painted with simulated yellow paint, and – the simulated atmosphere gets warmer!

      Not very surprising results. It’s pretty obvious that if you create a simulation in which heat is driven by a factor in the simulation, an increase in that factor will yield more heat – even if that factor is yellow paint. And, naturally, you can substitute CO2 for yellow paint; it will work just as well. In the end, simulations prove nothing and they are not “science.”

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  24. Mike Atlas October 18th, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    So much for all these morons that claimed several years ago that because of the so-called ‘Global Warming’ that the weather would be more drastic! And they call themselves ‘experts’? LMAO!!

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    • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Many climate scientists were claiming that global warming should reduce the frequency and intensity of storms. Weather is driven by the temperature differential between the lower and mid-latitudes. Because global warming should raise temperatures in the mid-latitudes more than anywhere else, the temperature differential should decrease. So a reduction in storm frequency and intensity could be a sign of global warming having an effect on weather patterns.
      To caveats are important here. First, that “global warming” may be true does not imply that it’s being caused by human activity (anthropogenic global warming). Second, the people who stand to make money (and the scientists who stand to get grants) from global warming couldn’t make their money if they told us that global warming would actually have some beneficial effects. So they had to lie about the potential effects in an attempt to panic us into compliance. This is why they couldn’t tell the truth about the effects, and why they suppressed the views of many scientists (even supporters of AGW) when they disagreed (i.e., told the truth) about the effects of global warming.

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  25. ray October 18th, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    All climate and weather data is voided. Now that Solar Radiation Management is being used around the world, we will never know the true state of the climate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymF6YkVJ-RY&feature=youtu.be

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    • Sez U October 18th, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Photographs of barrels installed in the passenger space of an aircraft for flight test
      purposes have been claimed to show aerosol dispersion systems. The real
      purpose of the barrels is to simulate the weight of passengers or
      cargo. The barrels are filled with water, and the water can be pumped
      from barrel to barrel in order to test different centers of gravity while the aircraft is in flight.[29]

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      • Will Malven October 18th, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        As L English alluded to above, there’s one born every minute . . . not all of them are liberals–most, but not all. :)

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  26. lucy October 18th, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    why are you deniers disrespecting man/bear/pig? Afterall, he does have a Nobel Peace prize, Emmy, Oscar and a carbon footprint the size of his ego. No wonder he needs his lower chakras stimulated. I blame Bush. Forget that Senate voted against the Kyoto treaty 95-0 when algore was veep. We need to kill coal and make the rabble pay out the nose for everything. We MUST reduce our carbon footprints while the elite keep their executive jets and humongous aircraft carried-sized SUVs. Perhaps forced sterilization on you non-elites is in order?

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  27. NonBeliever October 18th, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I can hardly wait to read the special NOAA publication explaining “How Human Activity Contributed to the Least Extreme Weather Year on Record” as a corollary to this: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130905-extremeweatherandclimateevents.html

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  28. Conflaburationated October 18th, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    See! All those Chevy Volt sales turned everything around!

    Well…and the reusable shopping bags too

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  29. Dave Forrester October 18th, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    The far-left has ignored every other fact in the manmade global warming debate. I’m sure they’ll ignore these facts as well.

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    • Musterer October 18th, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      The left has ignored every fact, ever, in any debate.

      Just wanted to help fix that up a little bit! ;)

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  30. miker5 October 18th, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I’m skeptical about his claims regarding the internet, but I’m pretty sure that Al Gore did invent global warming.

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    • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Now, that’s very funny.

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    • Obama Oppression October 18th, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      Actually, Algore invented the global internet…..

      Just ask him.

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  31. The_Chilling_Curmudgeon October 18th, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    With fewer Algore Speech Events, less hot air was released into the atmosphere.

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  32. Jerry Smith October 18th, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Oh no! This doesn’t fit the progressive/liberal/communist/enviro-nazi/UN narrative!!! Not to worry – the lunatics never let the facts get in the way of an agenda. Take her to warp speed, Scotty!

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  33. Jerry Smith October 18th, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Actually I think Obama should get the credit. Didn’t he promise to lower the seas, win over our enemies, and raise the dead on election day?

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  34. frigu October 18th, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    But Al Gore says………. never mind, he is an idiot.

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  35. tednovak October 18th, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    http://www.zazzle.com/FirstPrinciples?rf=238518351914519699

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  36. 1lumpsum October 18th, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Yes but if it wasn’t for man producing CO2 it would only rain on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 2 and 3am and the temperature would be a constant 72 degrees all the time.

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  37. Gothamite October 18th, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Oh silly facts, nobody has any use for you… :)

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  38. rosswill October 18th, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    It is amazing that with all of this recent climate news indicating no temperature increases in 17 years and now this article that Al Gore still commands about $50k per speech. It seems as that there are too many people who just gotta believe in imminent disasters. I guess since the Mayans were full of caca concerning the end of the world that they have to moan about something.

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    • sanity_in_florida October 18th, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      Fools and their money are easily parted.

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  39. red.diehard October 18th, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    How can this be? Isn’t the atmosphere being filled with co2 and other greenhouse gases…it must be a lie. LOL

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    • DaveGinOly October 18th, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      Sssshhhhhhh! Don’t mention “other greenhouse gases”! (Like methane – most of which comes from termites – and water vapor – most of which comes from the ocean surface and the transpiration of plants – both of which are more efficient than CO2 at trapping heat, both of which are present in the atmosphere in vastly larger quantities, and both of which are uncontrollable. This latter point being why the “controllers” have fixated on CO2 – it can be regulated.)

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  40. Soka Sema October 18th, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Attention every man, woman and child that was convinced the world was going to end because of Al Gorebull warming………..the things you were told in school about “climae change” were lies, the proclamations made by our premium scientific associations (they are nothing more than lobbyists) were lies.
    There is no such thing as a climate that never changes, there is no such thing as your anus being apart of your reproductive system and reality does not change if you convince enough people it has changed.

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  41. D-Dash October 18th, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Where is manbearpig? Oh yeah, he’s out again screaming doom and gloom is just around the corner. He reminds me of those crazy homeless people with their Armageddon signs begging for liquor money.

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  42. Guest October 18th, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    http://www.zazzle.com/global_climate_change_inc_bumper_stickers-128182273092525517

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  43. Wills510 October 18th, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Uh oh, this is going to really irritate those global warming people want to perform a “wallet-ectomy” on everyone. Their heads are exploding as we speak. LOL

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    • grey_ghost1 October 18th, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      And they’re both tubs of goo!

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  44. L English October 18th, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    People I dislike Al Gore (puke) as much as any of you. But give the @#$% credit he has made himself a multi-millionaire selling this fantasy to the world. Which, also relates to someone in the Circus World who might have said, “There is a fool born every minute.” On the bright side I suspect Gore made all his money off of the liberal freaks that seem to dominate our culture. Resulting in Gore laughing his fat butt off as he goes to the bank.

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    • sanity_in_florida October 18th, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      Gore and Michael Moore both have made fortunes selling snake oil to dumb liberals.

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    • Will Malven October 18th, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      P.T. Barnum

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    • grey_ghost1 October 18th, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      That’s not exactly what someone in the circus world said, but it’s close enough for AlGore…

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  45. Guest October 18th, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    http://www.zazzle.com/my/products/public/cg-196823543857878196/sr-250861678336484533

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  46. Bill Billin October 18th, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    our moon is caught in planet x,s powerful gravitational field

    prepare the end is nigh

    repent of your sins today and turn to YAHUSHUA, IN TRUTH AND IN RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    there are 10 levels of HELL, that an unrepented sinner can be sent to.

    unrepented sinners will go to hell

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    the son of satan (worldwide dictator) will declare to the world “i am jesus christ”

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    GO HERE AND DO AS THE WORD OF “I AM” YAHUVEH THE GOD OF ISRAEL INSTRUCTS AMIGHTYWIND D O T C O M

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  47. The Masked Avatar October 18th, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Oh yeah? What about sharknadoes? How do you explain those?

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  48. Brad October 18th, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    But, but, but…de glowbal warminzz? It isn’t real?

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  49. sanity_in_florida October 18th, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Global warming is the cause.

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  50. SSINTENSE October 18th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Climate change is obviously the reason that these things have lessened. Jeez people!

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  51. Mark October 18th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    So, 2013 is one of the MOST EXTREME YEARS in that it’s extreme in the opposite extreme, strange weather indeed.

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  52. Juan Carlos October 18th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Hey Marc Moron-O: another link on Drudge! Did you suck him off twice yesterday?

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    • Lucas Austin October 18th, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      You are about ready to be Drudged you bedwetting moron…

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  53. bserius October 18th, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    Now the Warm Mongering Globalphobiacs will :

    >Ignore this

    > Blame it on Global Warming

    Or as is more likely , Accuse the Evil Racist Tea Party

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    • ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      They’ll just say that 2013 had the most extreme weather events on record, and say that ” the overwhelming majority of scientists” say so.

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  54. Ratt Stone October 18th, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Al and the Sierra Club cannot be happy with these Stats.

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  55. Michael October 18th, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Its just an end of days story

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  56. grey_ghost1 October 18th, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    The Socialist will try to enact a “Good Weather” tax !

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  57. Dave Cohen October 18th, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Every year must have more extreme weather events than the last and every day must be hotter than the last, or climate change is proven to be a hoax!

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    • sosyouroldman October 18th, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      One would think so by reading most of these posts. I guess it’s just easier to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the vast bulk of scientific evidence than it is to go to the trouble of actually doing anything to counter global warming. And when their great-grandchildren end up suffering, they can always tell them, “Well, but gee, Matt Drudge swore to us that climate change was just a liberal concoction.”

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  58. Will Malven October 18th, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    Facts are irrelevant, MMGW/AGW/GCC/AGCC–E-I-E-I-O is a matter of faith. Like all religions, “Climate Change,” in all of it’s liberal permutations, exists on the faith it’s true believers possess; not on the basis of factual information.

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    • ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      For AGWist, it was never about being correct. It was always about winning. That’s why they’ll never stop.

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  59. ScotFree October 18th, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    You are all heretics against doctrine, and this will not be permitted….. Dissent will not be tolerated…. What was it Major Hoffsteder used to say to Klink…..?

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    • Shane October 18th, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      LOL

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  60. TheSunDidIt October 18th, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    As every good engineer knows, and says; “statistics lie and liars use statistics”. Hello liars.

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  61. gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I suggest you folk READ THE SCIENCE instead of the cherry-picked and distorted analyses put here for politics.
    Go to some science in the public interest web site such as sciencedaily.com or sciencenews.org and read the synopses of the studies, then get the studies themselves, and READ THEM.
    Stop getting your “science” from the same folk who screamed “WMD!” at you until you turned our sins and daughters into mass killers of civilians.

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    • rickg62 October 18th, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      Go crawl back in your hole with the rest of your left-wing lunatics.

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      • sosyouroldman October 18th, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        Typical ignorant knee-jerk reaction to gkam’s reasonable statement. But I guess reading a scientific study is asking a lot from you, huh, Rick. Much easier to just hurl insults.

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        • rickg62 October 18th, 2013 at 4:52 PM

          No, just sick of the left’s claiming that any findings, no matter how they refute their theories are always wrong or they claim that no matter what happens it somehow verifies their beliefs.

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  62. FlatFoot October 18th, 2013 at 2:18 PM

     
    MANBEARPIG hardest hit!

    Manbearpig is always going to seek out, always find, and always stay in front of those microphones and those cameras and those so-called ‘objective journalists’ with micro-recorders at least as often as he literally jets around these hemispheres of ours in his personally chartered carbon belching jet aircraft preaching the environmental gospel according to Carbon-Credits AL [and anyone else who can afford to buy in]. His futile hoodwinking desperation is palpable. Truckloads of money are at stake — and Mother Nature just keeps proving what a repugnant snake oil charlatan and greazy flim-flam man Albert Arnold Gore Jr. and his Carbon-Credits Cabal truly is.

    “AL”… Every time I see or hear the name, “AL”, the first thing that usually pops into my mind is a beckoning Peg Bundy getting ready to grovel, wretch, and, if need be — prostrate herself — to get what she wants.

    Life imitating art — with a bit of juxtaposition.

    EXCELSIOR!

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  63. RametinDallas October 18th, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Al Gore will not let fact interfere with his dual missions to get rich and destroy what’s left of the economy of the World.

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  64. MrSottobanco October 18th, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Tell that to Colorado. Once in a MILLENNIUM rain.

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    • ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      The article did not say NO extreme weather events. It just said the 2013 had the fewest. We’re still going to have bad – even extreme – weather. We always have, and we always will.

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  65. ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Al Gore said several years back that the artic would be completely ice-free in the summer of 2013. This past summer saw more artic ice than any summer has in decades.

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      Not so. Where did you get misinformation like that?
      We have a new Northwest Passage, with ships traversing the Arctic.

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  66. xerakis October 18th, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Hold on, we’re dealing with liberals here: don’t you start start dragging FACTS into the discussion, that is unacceptable.

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  67. FRS October 18th, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Apparently, the addition of hot air from Obama and the senate came short for Gore’s war to move the needle. But, no movement to restore jobs in fossil fuel or the jobs they represent. Perhaps we should burn the phony global warmests to keep warm this winter.

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  68. FollowTheMoneyTrailDotCom October 18th, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    In the 1970′s scientific consensus proved with absolute certainty that an ice age was coming, and that by this time we would all be freezing to death. And yet, people still fall for this malarkey.

    The CRIME is that money has so corrupted climate science that we will never really know much about the Earth’s climate at all. The CRIME is that we have an entire generation living in a world where scientists lie and are not to be trusted.

    Less scientists = less progress for mankind overall.

    The End Is Near, Send Money today is ALWAYS a HOAX. Every single time. Always.

    So depressing that people are so dumb….

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      “less scientists”?

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  69. Billion003 October 18th, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    The NAZI reference below is so spot on. In Germany before WWII almost an entire nation was propagandized into believing things that were completely conjured out of no where.
    We live in a world today that may be the most propagandized ever. Its made possible by the internet an international communications network that allows for the brainwashing in all corners of the earth. Very few would doubt the average person being influenced by what they see in print (online) if in some way it bolsters their emotional state of fear.
    End of the world scenarios are as old as the world itself. Now, instead of being confined politically to one country or hemisphere, or even to a specific regional religious sect people can be converted worldwide.

    Has it not occurred to anyone what a coincidence it is of a worldwide belief system, Global Warming, and the advent of a free worldwide communication system, the internet, emerge at the very same point in time? But now, just as in the much smaller scale pre-war Germany, its the world that can be propagandized.

    As poster shown below suggests – Its being suggested man can manage and control the climate of the planet.

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    • GBSS October 18th, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea
      that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine
      and the like would fit the bill…. But in designating them as the enemy,
      we fall into the trap of mistaking symptoms for causes. All these
      dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed
      attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then,
      is humanity itself.” – Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, 1991

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      • Billion003 October 18th, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        Your quote encompasses well the attitudes of so many liberals I know. But I, too, wonder if there is a limit to what the earth can support. Though I do not believe in the Global Warming secular religion, I wonder what the next calamitous glitches might be if the world continued say, for instance, developing around fossil based fuels. For sure, there is a finite amount, so if the emerging world goes whole hog into their use along with a still emerging China and India with their be supply constraints that might lead to wars or famine?
        So, in my own way I welcome the diversification in what some consider “green” energy supplies. I just wish the money spent wasn’t so emotionally based. Real science is usurped by this emotion. I am also concerned that if a broad based population is not dependent on the grid that development could metastasize to having homes and businesses in areas I personally would prefer to keep natural and uninhabited. Though I prefer not to have development overly legislated by government I do enjoy the generally unspoiled feel and lack of sprawl when traveling in areas of Europe, where city populations are concentrated partially because of development restrictions. And high populations are needed to make mass transit feasible, preferable, in my mind to endless highway traffic jams.

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      How interesting that you folk ascribe the morality of businessmen to scientists.

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      • Billion003 October 18th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

        I think I get your gist.

        I “ascribe” to neither, but if you think in some way scientists in some way maintain any level of moral high ground you are sadly mistaken. I have enough of a window into the university research industry to be able to list shocking dishonesty and wholesale misdirection of policy. “Business,” too, just as the business of science and every other sector of society faces its own moral challenges.

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      • debthater October 18th, 2013 at 4:07 PM

        Businessmen have a significant higher level of morality than scientists, in general. They compete in a more competitive environment in which BS doesn’t cut it. “Scientists,” 90% of whom are simply perfunctorily-educated academicians, operate in a remarkably insular environment where comprehensive analysis and statistical skills are woefully lacking and corruption is rampant.

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  70. johnnytoot October 18th, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    I must admit that I’m a little disappointed. California was supposed to be floating out to sea by 2010, and Washington DC was supposed to be underwater. I was looking forward to those events.

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      Check into what is happening to the Carolinas.
      You won’t like it.

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      • betaphi October 18th, 2013 at 4:01 PM

        Have a house on the ocean near the NC/SC border. Have had one since 1987. Lovely place. No issues, other than hurricanes when they come through. Perhaps you should do a little recon work yourself…

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      • Muawiyah October 18th, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        Nothing is happening to the Carolinas.

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      http://www.skepticalscience.com/Articgate-perpetuating-myth-Arctic-sea-ice-recovered.html

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  71. Philistine October 18th, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    So it’s working.

    All those carbon taxes are kicking in! I always wondered how giving the government more tax revenue could stop the rise of the oceans. Now I know!

    You know what this means? Gaia forgives us, we are all safe now.

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  72. bpbatista October 18th, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Fires have as much, if not more, to do with forest management policies as with climate conditions.

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    • One Hung Low October 18th, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      True, if Ca. would change the law back to where it was 20 years ago and allow underbrush to be cleared it would help a lot.

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      • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        Talk to the Forest Service which is in the hands of the lumber companies.

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        • TxWrstmkr October 18th, 2013 at 3:42 PM

          Wrong info again Libby! The Forest Service is controlled by some recycled progressive /socialist appointed by his Excellency Hussein Obummer.

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    • JeromeD October 18th, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Infinitely this.

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  73. Mike October 18th, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Inconvenient data…so let’s ignore it!

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    • ChopperChopChop October 18th, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Works for the IPCC…

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  74. JoeKlip October 18th, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Wait for another 100 years and the climate will go out of control, the ocean will boil, the air will burn, life will be extinct on the Planet Earth.

    I will guarantee my life on it. 10 times over.

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    • James Sontag October 18th, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      The ocean will boil,

      The air will burn,

      You’ll have no water,

      Gotta drink yur urine!

      Gonna tie my wee-wee

      To a tree, to a tree,

      Gonna tie my wee-wee

      To a tree….

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  75. Spartacus76 October 18th, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    When I was in grade school, the screaming eco-meemies were all screeching about “global cooling” and the imminent coming of the second ice age… Thirty years later, the same bunch of idiots with the hubris to believe that mankind could actually destroy our planet, were yelling, “global warming” at the tops of their lungs… Reality? The reality is this: It is now “settled science”! Eco-Whackos are idiots!

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      I think you should READ THE SCIENCE instead of taking the word from those who screamed “WMD!” at you until you turned our sons and daughters into killers.
      Go to sciencedaily.com and read the synopses of the studies, and then read the studies for yourself. Stop letting political folk play you like a cheap kazoo.

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      • TxWrstmkr October 18th, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        Why is it then, that a foremost MIT scientist just came out with a study that stated the earths temperature has not changed in the last 10 years? Google it yourself. Continue to follow your ideologues. Oh yes, most liberals suffer from short term memory. War with Iraq and Afghanistan was a unanimous decision in Congress after 9/11. Oh and they are finding Iraqi manufactured chemical weapons in Syria. Imagine that!

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:34 PM

        Guess what? Iraq’s WMD went to Syria where Al Qaeda is right now raiding, as you liberals in your insane foreign policy are making possible. Watch that freaking sequoia in your eye before worrying about the dust in the eyes of anyone else.

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      • Spartacus76 October 18th, 2013 at 5:03 PM

        Tell you what, sonny… Take off your bunny slippers, get out of your jammies & put on some big-boy pants, then climb out of your parent’s basement & join the real world.

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    • Muawiyah October 18th, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      We’ve had 21 periods of severe glaciation over the last 2.8 million years. Used to be we’d have the ice for 40,000 years, then we’d get a warm period of about 10,000 years. Then the cycle changed and we went to 100,000 years of glaciation, then a warm period (called an interglacial) of about 10,000 years.

      Every now and then there’d be a period of less than 10,000 years where it would warm up a bit and the ice would recede, but it’d come back quick, and the warm period wouldn’t be as warm as an interglacial. These are called interstadials. We have had periods where an early interstadial connected with an interglacial, but the averge temps would fall way off, the great Ice Age deserts would return with a vengeance.

      Currently we are about 5,000 years overdue for the end of the current interglacial. Of note, the immediate current period is actually cooler than it was 5000 years back so something is happening.

      Maybe our Sun is dying.

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        The Cascadia Fault has ruptured 41 times in the last 10,000 years. Maybe we should be mitigating something that WILL happen in the far nearer future?????

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        • Muawiyah October 18th, 2013 at 4:49 PM

          Good point ~ think a nuke could take it out by relieving all the pressure?

          Actually, I’m very worried about that particular location. Did you realize that space radar can now look down 30 miles into the crust and SEE large scale features.

          The Juan de Fuca subduction zone is LOCKED by the Roots of the Rockies.

          Lord only knows what pressures are building up there ~ I’d think maybe a break in the tectonic plate and an overfold ~ probably what’s been going on for the last 10,000 years. Best move now!

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    • debthater October 18th, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      But one thing remarkably never changes – there is always exactly 25 years worth oil left in the ground, as there has been for the last 45 years, and always will be!

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  76. Carlmann October 18th, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    If you have not seen it yet, search for NIPCC’ study. the ‘NON-governmental” International Panel on Climate Change. Very interesting; aligns with what looks to be the non-alarmists on this threats

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    • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Only if you read it carefully. And when you do, you can clearly see where they completely contradict themselves. That report is a JOKE on the Alarmists, and they don’t even know it!

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  77. James Sontag October 18th, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    The ocean will boil,

    The air will burn,

    You’ll have no water,

    Gotta drink yur urine!

    Gonna tie my wee-wee

    To a tree, to a tree,

    Gonna tie my wee-wee

    To a tree!

        Reply

  78. Demosthenes Smith October 18th, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Yes, hurricanes, tornados, and severe thunderstorms were very few in number this year. However, I would call multiple record low temperatures in almost every southern state this past summer a bit “extreme.” I don’t buy in to all the man made global warming hype; the truth, to me, is that our planet has natural cycles of warming and cooling- and space weather plays a huge part in our weather here on Earth. I do believe that we are slowly destroying our habitats and environment with pollution, toxic and nuclear waste, and damage from “resource harvesting”, such as the collection of oil and certain mining practices. The Fukushima fiasco alone could prove to be an extinction level event (albeit a very slow one) if those fuel rods go critical. To absolve mankind of all responsibility in its negative impact on our planet is just as irresponsible as blaming mankind on rising global temperatures. The truth is somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.

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  79. logosegos October 18th, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    New Flash: Global Warming bloggers still to busy trying to sign up for Obozocare

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Old News: Tea Bagger Bush Voters still refuse to PAY for their Republican Wars.

          Reply

      • Johnrambo1 October 18th, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        Like the one they just stopped Obama from starting in Syria? You need new material libtard.

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      • logosegos October 18th, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        Yeah we have one tree hugger, gkam just back from collecting majic mushrooms….

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        • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 4:28 PM

          I have a Master of Science in this issue. Want to discuss specifics?
          Those of you who make your decisions based on emotion, on political prejudice just keep on making mistake after mistake.

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          • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:29 PM

            Then explain how you could so completely screw up on the level and importance of the Atmospheric Window? Don’t bother with the shuck n jive. I know what the window is and its role in releasing heat into the upper atmosphere and more importantly into space.

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      • Lurker Jack October 18th, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        Older News: Brain dead Dems still refuse to pay for Wilson’s War!

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        • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 4:26 PM

          That is right: You folk went from being Bush Voters to being Tea Baggers when the disasters became too much to ignore.

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          • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:28 PM

            You are so ignorant its funny!

            “Please stay ignorant. You are so much easier to control” – DNC

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      • here we go again October 18th, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Just an attemt to inform you, the Tea Party didn’t exist when Bush was elected. But again, don’t let the facts get in the way of your story.

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        • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 4:28 PM

          That is right: You folk went from being Bush Voters to being Tea Baggers when the disasters became too much to ignore.

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      • BenGladden October 18th, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        News flash: Majority of Democrats in congress voted to go to war with Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  80. Steve October 18th, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Obviously GLOBAL WARMING which became CLIMATE CHANGE is now CLIMATE CONFUSION.

    Get with the program, people….. Praise be to ManBearPig!

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  81. One Hung Low October 18th, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    This can’t be true!!! My Unicorn is sick……….I wonder how long it will take for the poor diluded Gorists to finally realize its all a scam….

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 3:04 PM

      It is interesting how you folk assume scientists lie. You are projecting, ascribing the ethics of your professions onto scientists.

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      • Johnrambo1 October 18th, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        They don’t lie? Look up the climate gate emails and get back to us chump.

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      • logosegos October 18th, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        Rambo’s right they don’t lie.. did you read the Liberal study conducted that, “tea party members know more about science than Liberals” I thought that was a HOOOT

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      • BenGladden October 18th, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        It’s not that they lie, although some of them do. It’s that they are arrogant, to demand that we give up our lifestyles and creature comforts and live in fear because they are so all knowing that they would be able to predict the future demise of the earth. Predicting the future with garbage-in garbage-out computer models is NOT science.

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      • Max17 October 18th, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        They have to lie. Their funding depends on it.

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        Whatever. When you have to produce a SPECIFIC result in order to keep grant funds rolling in, you GET the result that is PAID for. Thats not science, that is corruption.

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      • One Hung Low October 21st, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        People lie, scientists are people, thus……

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  82. Charles Kirtley October 18th, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Clearly global warming causes good weather, as well as bad.

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  83. Johnrambo1 October 18th, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Thi obviously means we need to raise taxes on poor and working people.

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  84. Jason Unwin October 18th, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Bring on the climate change!!! ;-)

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  85. Bill October 18th, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    We need to get the fraud algore on this immediately.

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  86. Johnrambo1 October 18th, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    We’d be colonizing the moon and mining the asteroid belt by now if it wasn’t for these backward Eco-fascist Malthusians. It’s time for a purge.

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    • Jermajesty October 18th, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      Ef that………….we would be living on Mars.

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  87. Leland Williams Jr. October 18th, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Al gore is depressed on this news.

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    • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:32 PM

      No, he’s happy. This is just proof that worse it yet to come.

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:23 PM

        WTF kind of logic do they use in your home universe?

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  88. ChasStevenson October 18th, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    What’s the Green AL-G response?

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  89. brucethehoon October 18th, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    The wild fire data ignores major unusual fires like Mt. Charleston in Nevada and major “hundred year” fires in California. The last major hurricane might have been 2005 based on someone’s definition of major, but Sandy was a little strange, no? I’m not arguing with the overall message here, but ignoring things like this doesn’t help the cause.

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    • paddylenihan October 18th, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Do you know what one hundred even as you use it means? Somehow I doubt it.

      It means that the odds of having an event of similar size next year is 100 to 1.

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      • Muawiyah October 18th, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        A one hundred year flood event means a flood that gets up to about the biggest flood you’ll have in any given 100 year period.

        A five hundred year flood event means a flood that gets up to about the biggest flood you’ll have in any given 500 year period.

        You can have a 100 year flood every day ~ or every month ~ or every year ~ and likely no flood will exceed it in a given 100 year period. A 500 year flood, of course, can also happen at any time, or never!

        It’s more a unit of measurement than of probability.

        These floods leave marks.

        Also learn FLOOD PATH and FLOOD PLAIN

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      • brucethehoon October 20th, 2013 at 5:47 AM

        Sorry, then. 500 years.

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    • d1stewart October 18th, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      “Sandy was a little strange”? . . . No.

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      • brucethehoon October 20th, 2013 at 5:47 AM

        It wasn’t? I apologize, I must have missed the regularly yearly hurricanes that hit NYC with that force over the last decade.

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  90. Shootist October 18th, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever

    Squirrel!

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  91. tkayvegas October 18th, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Now the alarmists will surely say that humans are causing the weather to be too calm. See, we are even effecting the LACK of hurricanes! The only way to save the planet is to pay money and stuff….

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    • TxWrstmkr October 18th, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Can we the citizens sell Carbon Credits to the Obama / Gore Fund to offset this turn of events?

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    • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      From now on, we should call them Anthropomorphic Alarmists.

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:22 PM

        Lets call them liberals. It equates to STUPID pretty well.

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  92. logosegos October 18th, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    What it’s not working must be the Weather!

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    • MadMoto October 18th, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      It’s Bush’s fault.

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  93. rambo jones October 18th, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Suck on that Al Gore!!!! you libtard fool!

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  94. VETOBAMA October 18th, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Least Extreme…yet nat. gas and oil is being sucked out of the ground at an all time high & all while gas is still over $3 per gallon…Oil companies have no excuses this year huh?…I guess they got to find something else to blame it on.

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    • MadMoto October 18th, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      You realize the price of oil is only part of the price of gasoline, right? If you want to know why your gas prices are so high, look to taxes, refining and transportation costs increases due to regulation and more taxes.

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      • TEN October 18th, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        Not to mention all the formula changes which have been written into laws which also force prices higher. I blame the EPA more now than anyone else. This is a government created price. There is zero doubt about that.

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    • Max17 October 18th, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      MadMoto covered some of it. There’s also increased demand. And uncertainty in the Middle East as a result of President Stupid’s foreign policy failures. But you keep blaming those mean old oil companies.

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  95. WilliamPosey October 18th, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    According to Albert Gore this article is baloney! Poor dumb old Al, getting rich spreading his BS!. But his day will come; he will have to answer for his money making schemes.

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  96. seenbetterdaze October 18th, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Here in Eastern NC We haven’t seen a Blue Sky in over 2 weeks now. Every day it’s the same, clouds, gray sky, occasional rain showers. Sun peeps out for less than an hour a couple of times a day…maybe. But the chemtrails are mixed in with the clouds and can hear the planes laying them out. Used to be October was nice weather, fair and mild. This year nothing but cloudy and gray.

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  97. Max17 October 18th, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    In related news, reports of extreme weather events are at an all time high.

    Libloons are such odd little creatures.

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  98. 313Kriss October 18th, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    These stats ought to give Gore and Obama heart burn.

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  99. TomF October 18th, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    This study is great! I didn’t realize Global Warming was just US Warming! Case closed!

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  100. HD2007 October 18th, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    The left says Bush was a criminal. I also think Bush just phoned it in the second term and was too Leftist. But let us look at the last few Democratic Presidents. Carter a total failure and turns out he is a Jew hating Leftist. Bubba Clinton the Lying womanizing narcissist who just seemed to have anyone who could do any damage to him just seem to die conveniently. Almost Gore a man who by any test is insane and would be locked up if not for being an ex Vice President. Now the prize winner Obama. A narcissist Megalomaniac who also happens to have the wonderful traits of being a racist and Muslim. He also hates the country he is President of. So paranoid he makes Nixon look like a wonderful trusting person.

    So you Leftists stop blaming Bush the people you sent to to office are all pretty weird.

    I know the article is about weather but someone mentioned Al Gore. Just made me think of how strange the last few Democratic Presidents were.

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    • William Post October 18th, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. The funny thing is, if you’d have proposed this as the coming reality only 15 years ago, most people would laugh it off as the ravings of a conspiracy nut.

      History will not be kind to the Socialist-Progressives, both Democrat as well as Republican. With time, the proper perspective of the collapse of America in the late 20th and early 21st centuries will be crystal clear.

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  101. Croaker October 18th, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Will not slow globull warming zealots none. How long before we hear. Extreme normalcy is caused by “climate change”, mark my words.

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  102. Walter_Peterson October 18th, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Global calming?

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    • Just Saying October 18th, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      You will have to wait for the spin like the rest of us.

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  103. gkam October 18th, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Don’t you folk have some “WMD!” to find?
    PAID for that mass killing yet?

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    • Max17 October 18th, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      *ding*

      Another obama zoo animal gets her knee pads.

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      • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        Your comment exposes more about you than it does about anyone else.

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    • Woody October 18th, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      We found them – they were transferred into Syria!

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  104. Malik Nidal October 18th, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Did you know top scientists for the UN’s IPCC report were caught lying about “global warming”?

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  105. Cahal the Mad October 18th, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    The “man-made climate change” liars are among the worst of the libstain leftest trash. If we have ANY “extreme” weather, it is “Caused by man” and the “world is coming to an end soon.” If we don’t have any extreme weather, or far less of it, then it’s STILL “caused by man” and it’s is STILL “then end of the world”. Fear mongering and lies.. the favorite tools of the left.
    Abolish the “carbon tax”/”carbon credit” part of the “climate change” scam and the whole thing will disappear as no more leftists will be allowed to bilk their stupid followers out of their welfare money,

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  106. Brian Astby October 18th, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    This calamity is proof that Climate Change is upon us.

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  107. iamstopper October 18th, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    It’s climate change that is causing so few weather events. Remember, climate change can be used as an excuse for everything, even though they predicted hotter temperatures and more extreme weather events, climate change can be blamed for the exact opposite.

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    • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Money, power and control…

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  108. SR Ruger October 18th, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Its ALL ABOUT CONTROL. If you control the use of abundant, cheap and easily accessed carbon based energy, you control economies and get very rich in the process!

    The lie is kept alive with money. The Progressive money has corrupted mainstream science. The truth is being subjugated to a perverse social, political and elitist ethos disguised as “environmentalism”

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    • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      I have a Master of Science in this field, having earned it with Thermodynamics, Environmental Law, Ecoscience, Environmental Economics, and other technical areas. It was in 1982 when the thesis was approved. Since then, I have watched as the issues about which we were most concerned have become near-crises even faster then we thought.

      Yet you assume al of us have YOUR ethics and would lie for advantage. It seems to be common within the conservative community – the ability to project one’s character weaknesses onto others. Sorry, but businessmen and religion workers and lawyers are all in fields we invented, made up. We can change the rules any time we want, and do, to the advantage of the powerful.

      Not so in science, where everything has to be verified. I suggest all of you READ THE SCIENCE instead of being taken, fooled, suckered, again: “WMD!!!!”

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      • A.C. October 18th, 2013 at 6:51 PM

        This is what happens when you can’t square your predictions with reality. People stop believing you. Warmers like you can’t say “look out your window” or “look at the data” anymore to justify their claims.

        Now, they scream “read the science”…whatever that means.

        And the WMDs that were, uh…never found in Iraq were used in Syria a few months ago. So WHO got fooled and suckered??

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        • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 7:25 PM

          More good science is coming out of CERN as of late now indicates that Svensmark, (Who was vilified by the mainstream science gang), was right which in turn is invalidating the claims of the alarmists.

          Sometimes it takes more than a decade to get at the truth…

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        • Karl Quick October 18th, 2013 at 7:33 PM

          You know what “Read the Science” means?
          …in earlier generations it meant “Read the Catechism!”
          …before that it was “Read the Bible!”
          But Saints are not made by what they read, but how they live life.
          And Scientists are made by how they measure and recognize reality.
          In both cases, wanna-Be’s don’t get beyond just reading about it.

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      • sbuffalonative October 18th, 2013 at 7:07 PM

        “I have a Master of Science in this field, having earned it with Thermodynamics, Environmental Law, Ecoscience,
        Environmental Economics, and other technical areas. “

        And you can still be wrong.

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      • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        Yes, but verified by who? A “fixed” panel or a “fixed” result?

        If all things were actually treated neutral, you wouldn’t have written the above but from the beginning was politically charged thus the results of research were pre-skewed.

        You background indicates that you fit the profile very well…

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      • RLABruce October 19th, 2013 at 8:00 PM

        A damn shame you spent all your time collecting degrees instead of learning to think….

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  109. rceh2245 October 18th, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    Nothing to do with warming, but how about a winter pattern that never broke during the summer? Most of the east had a record cool summer:

    http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/08/21/2899-record-cold-temps-vs-667-record-warm-temps-in-u-s/

    Florida had massive flooding rainfall where the fronts hung just to the north. A recent peak at a rainy season review had about 60 inches noted near the Ft. Myers area:

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/rtimages/tbw/TopNews/2013RainySeason.pdf

    While, western longitudes had the jet streams well north of Canada, the east had the opposite with cool to cold temperatures and storms. Florida had the most unsettled and cool May I remember since being here in ’85.

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  110. ckirmser October 18th, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I am an advocate of global warming.

    Why?

    Because, as the Sun ages, it will get larger and hotter. The Earth will be burned to a crisp in the future.

    I simply do not accept that Man is the cause.

    What we need to do is spend our resources on learning how to ADAPT.

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    • Just Saying October 18th, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      No need. Obama has already started the destruction of mankind. We will all be gone before it becomes a real problem .

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      • GrumpyOne October 18th, 2013 at 7:16 PM

        I’m afraid that you might be right but I think that you need to blame his handlers, (Valerie Jarrett for starters), rather than the little puppet emperor himself..

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  111. Snarky October 18th, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    So, AGW is causing extreme averageness? ;P

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  112. Freeland_Dave October 18th, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I see the purveyor of Occidental Snake Oil is still selling his wares on the unsuspecting public. When will people learn? Never! People seem to like being lied to.

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  113. skizam October 18th, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

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  114. smash44 October 18th, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    I’m no liberal global warming nut that wants to ban all fossil fuels, cars, etc., but anyone who doesn’t see a change in the weather patterns can’t logically reason. Of course there are anomalies in every system, including weather. In the last 10 years I have witnessed more violent summer storms (derechos), hurricanes (yes I live on The East Coast) heavy snowfall, increased rainfall, drought, no snowfall, 70-degree days in December and frost in May. I’ve had to alter my garden growing season. Weather is cyclical. This is a change between cycles.

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    • RLABruce October 19th, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      You’re like Chicken Little: something hits you in your head and you think the sky must be falling.
      #!: There are ALWAYS variations in weather cycles.
      #2: Weather is NOT climate. You can have a very cold winter or very hot summer and it will still be a normal variation of your normal climate.
      #3: Ten whole years you’ve witnessed more violent weather? Try a longer view for a better perspective on what NORMAL weather can do!
      “The latest recorded measurable snow in Minnesota remains at 1.5 inches at Mizpah in Koochiching County on June 4, 1935.”
      I lived in Chicago in the 1960′s when the record cold temperature hit -22 F. The record is now is -27 F, set in 1985. Just because YOU witness what YOU consider to be “more violent” weather does not indicate a change in climate. Any time you think there’s an extreme change, keep in mind that according to fossil evidence a great part of the US was tropical once upon a time.

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  115. azgirl October 18th, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    We need to tax everyone and end global warming, or we could get many more extremely nice years like this.

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  116. JoeCurious October 18th, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    If we pay a direct tax to ManBearPig will he at least go away

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  117. Johnchi1 October 18th, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    It’s Bush’s fault!!! Er, what…never mind.

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  118. nobama2015 October 18th, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    hmmm wonder of this will shut up the environmental nuts about climate change and the imminent end of the earth because of all the emissions…wonder how the hypocrite gore will respond to this one…lol

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    • jnavratil October 18th, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      It’s a nice dream! Even if they jump of the weather bandwagon they’ll find something with which to regulate everyone’s behaviour. Perhaps they’ll find that toilet paper kills the moire’ midge and Al Gore will go into the bidet biz.

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      • gkam October 18th, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        You’ll feel better after we have a few more Republican Wars. Those mass killings really got you folk foaming at the mouth, as you hid at home.

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        • jnavratil October 18th, 2013 at 5:42 PM

          There ain’t gonna’ be no more wars! Obama’s drones gonna’ kill all dem boogie men! Sleep chillens, sleep!

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  119. DemsreallySuxSmith October 18th, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Quick! We need a carbon tax! Just ask Odickweed.

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  120. gkam October 18th, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    I suggest those of you with big mouths and no education in science to go READ THE SCIENCE, and stop being fooled again, like you were with “WMD!”.

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    • jnavratil October 18th, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      Remind me what those rockets being paraded through the streets of Baghdad were? Any thoughts about the actual chemical weapons which were found?

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  121. Alpha_Blogger October 18th, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Is this the result of the US having the capability to become energy independent, is it because of the complete failure of Obama’s green policies, is it because the Arctic Ocean froze over and stayed frozen this summer? I’m searching but can’t come up with a reason. What was that named storm prediction for this hurricane season again? Wait, I have the answer; the government shut down and could not produce any statistics, this has to be the reason. I’m feeling better now that I have the answer.

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  122. fl1014 October 18th, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    but al gore said ………and about the wmd – the former leader, before he was hung, said he wanted the world to believe he had them because then he would not be attacked in his own country ……… why do so many refuse to accept the facts he did everything to make many believe he had them …

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  123. Angelicus1 October 18th, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Take that, Al Gore.

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  124. kentex1146 October 18th, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Everything is ‘global warming’ related.

    Storms? Global warming.
    No Storms? Global warming.

    I forgot to take out the trash? Global warming.

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  125. LeftisnotRight October 18th, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Satan was the first Liberal !

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    • Grindy Stone October 18th, 2013 at 6:32 PM

      Nope – it was Jesus. A gay liberal, at that.

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      • Dave October 19th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        Uh, that makes no sense…

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      • ezekiel33 October 19th, 2013 at 12:32 AM

        the new age occult Jesus is not the real Jesus

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  126. Snarflerator October 18th, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Dear conservatives. You guys clearly have your panties in a wad. Here’s a cute cat picture to calm you down.

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    • JDasien October 18th, 2013 at 9:46 PM

      Yes, We Conservatives, Libertarians and most importantly Tea Party are getting a little pissy at the fact that Democrats, liberals and progressives like yourself are trying to destroy this country. Oh, I know, you don’t see it that way. But your kind of people are not very smart. Vicious yes, but not smart.

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    • Tarl Hansen October 19th, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      Leave it to a liberal, progressive, dem, to use kitty cat pictures in place of a logical or substantive argument.. Libs more often than not base their arguments on how others “make them feel”, or repeat polarized liberal msm talking points. They either fail or get emotionally defensive when challenged with the task of elaborating without relying upon logical fallacies.

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  127. mitchellvii October 18th, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Has anyone else noticed that despite being so “extreme” the Tea Party ends up always being right?

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    • Snarflerator October 18th, 2013 at 6:00 PM

      no not really, just the extreme part is correct actually.

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      • Karl Quick October 18th, 2013 at 7:14 PM

        Did you realize that at least one history outlines who and how the TEA Party was created?

        fb.me/32momH8Jj

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      • Oscarphone October 18th, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        Yeah, eliminating deficit spending, protecting free markets and abiding by the Constitution, are pretty extreme all right. Those nutty Tea Partiers!

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  128. Michael October 18th, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Its an end of days story.

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  129. jackhoff October 18th, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Umm, anyone notice that it said no hurricanes since 2005 have hit the US?
    There was this little thing in New York called Sandy that might have been a hurricane
    Fact-checking please

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    • giatny October 18th, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      Sandy was a category 2 when it hit the US, but because of its massive width it was
      massively more destructive. I agree that not mentioning it above because it wasn’t
      a 3, 4, or 5 is disingenuous but so are most climate studies.

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  130. ACMeEnterprises October 18th, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    You’re not looking at this correctly.
    This is just the other end of the extreme weather spectrum. This year weather events are extremely below average. It’s a sure sign of global warming, climate change, extreme weather, or whatever it’s being called this week.

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    • Gordon Bloyer October 18th, 2013 at 6:49 PM

      How many Brooklyn Bridges do you own?

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    • Karl Quick October 18th, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      Great satire!

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  131. IdoubtIt October 18th, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Then I guess the weather is “extremely” calm.

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    • JBSPuddintane October 18th, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Cause for alarm!

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  132. Talk Radio58 October 18th, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Hurricane season 2013 ends November, 30th. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

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    • ObamaSmellsBad October 18th, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      If any of the previous years gloom and doom hurricane predictions are an indicator, I doubt we will have so much as a thunderstorm off the Atlantic. But fear not…if there is even just a single Category 1 Hurricane that landfalls, it will be THE irrefutable proof of Global Warming/Climate Change.
      Hurricanes are not something new, they have happened for billions of years. The very definition of CLIMATE is “changing”….so I will never understand how liberal fools think there is going to be a set pattern.

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      • Talk Radio58 October 21st, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Well I hope your right. I hope it stays calm, having been a Hurricane victim twice in 14 Months!

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    • Purplesuiter October 18th, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      Hee Hee Hee, hurricane season began back in June I believe it was and today is 18 Oct and we have not had a hurricane yet.

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      • Talk Radio58 October 21st, 2013 at 2:31 PM

        Well I hope it stays calm, having been a Hurricane victim twice in 14 Months!

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  133. Robert Wyatt October 18th, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Global Warming or Climate Change or is it just NATURE…….
    I think it is just NATURE…………….

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  134. Jonus Grumby October 18th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Does this mean my carbon footprint wasn’t big enough?

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  135. Joe_E_in_the_IE October 18th, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Care to comment, pseudo-meteorologist, uh, former vice president and ( . . .must . . .not. . .smirk. . .) environmental activist Al Gore of “The Pla-yan-et Has a Fa-hee-ver” fame?

    I see, and, no, you can’t “eff” me or the horse I rode in on. I don’t even own a horse.

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  136. RayNAiken October 18th, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty were such evil people. They caused it.
    Chicago used to be under a mile thick slab of ice and snow thousands of years ago! Everybody must have been happy. They had to be …………………….listening to the Chicken Littles.

    It is because of global warming so get over it. It does not matter to the chicken littles if it is completely normal for a hundred years it is still going to be global warming!! Or Cooling! Or Change! Or stay the same! Then repeat!
    So get over it and let them rant!

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  137. Oscarphone October 18th, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    So, what does Al Gore have to say about all of this? Hmmmmm?

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  138. tomroberts October 18th, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    This is impossible! Dumbofuk Party fanatics, filled with the glory of Odiarrhea, have ranted at for years about the extreme weather swings that global warming will bring! Not only will there be global warming, but also freezing blizzards and glaciers covering most of N. America! We can expect polar bears to freeze to death, to see New York buried under a glacier of ice that is one mile high and being able to walk across the ocean on frozen whales, things like that.

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    • tomroberts October 18th, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      For he is the glory and the power and the light! Oh, all praise Ovomit!

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  139. Fraudincharge October 18th, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Policyholders benefit from the downgrade in storms as “hurricane deductibles” do not apply (much higher) when storms are downgraded to TS’s. insurance companies actually bend over backward to try declaring them TS’s to not penalize their policyholders.

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  140. tomroberts October 18th, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    What I don’t understand is this. Why does the fix for Global Warming consist of screaming at white boys, instead of any policy changes by Dumbofuks?

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  141. JBSPuddintane October 18th, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    See how extreme it has gotten!? “Historically-low levels”!
    “Least extreme”. Hahahaha.
    We’re all gonna fry in our own extreme lukewarm tepidness.
    HELLLLLLLLPPPP!

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  142. Sad to see October 18th, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    They have it all wrong! Just ask Al Gore!

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  143. picric_acid October 18th, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    How dare you challenge model predictions with fact?

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  144. Jonathan October 18th, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    This summer was very mild where I live, and just about everywhere else around the US from what I’ve heard. All signs point to an extremely cold winter. We’ve already had three good snows where I live and it usually doesn’t snow here until at least Halloween.

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  145. 500_lb_Gorrila October 18th, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    We’re looking headlong at our next cooling trend. It’s called ‘nature’.

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  146. waymas October 18th, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    We are having a global, man-made, lack of extreme weather crisis. The sky is falling! Time to steal and redistribute more money to change nothing.

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  147. Shi October 18th, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Once again, like with Barack Obama, I would like to tell the LIBTARDS MORONS…..I TOLD YOU SO.

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  148. Robert Beers October 18th, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Not to mention the 15 year global cooling trend the U.N. “climatologists” failed to include in their report.

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  149. carbo October 18th, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    That hockey stick graph has turned into a hockey puck.

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  150. Michael October 18th, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Its an end of days story

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  151. JohnWolf October 18th, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    I agree with Senator Obama

    IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT

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  152. JohnWolf October 18th, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    We caused global warming on Mars!

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  153. Phil Bickel October 18th, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    When Cruz runs for President, if you vote against him, you’re a bigot. ( worked for Obama )

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  154. Linda Smith October 18th, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    The reason this has been a year with the least extreme weather is because God is still inhaling…;)

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  155. Iben_Hadd October 18th, 2013 at 11:26 PM

    There is no denying the earth has been warming for years, at least ten thousand. Thank God!
    At the earths present temperatures the southern part of Canada and the northern parts of the USA is about 1.5 degrees above and 2.5 inches short of precipitation yearly that is preventing the ice age returning.

    Would it take ten thousand years for a new ice to be on us, the evidence is no it would not.
    In an ice covered part of Siberia a prehistoric mastodon was dug up after being frozen for thousands of years, in it’s mouth was green grass.

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    • Iben_Hadd October 18th, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      It was not my intent to put a damper on discussion with my post above. Look at the bright side. During the last ice age New York City and Chicago was under 10,000 feet of ice.

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    • CarsonChris October 18th, 2013 at 11:58 PM

      I was listening to a scientist about ten years ago. He hypothesized that ice ages are sudden. That up to 8ft of snow would fall in a day and cause a climactic change where it stayed cooler and snowed more for a longer period of time. We just had 4ft in North Dakota and it killed a 100,000 cattle. Imagine if that was 8ft in one day?

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      • Iben_Hadd October 19th, 2013 at 1:48 AM

        North Dakota is in the belt I mentioned in the first paragraph above. It is not my intent to make a prediction on weather, only to point out that it is hard to predict.

        But if you are interested in finding out why “climate change/global warming predictions are so plentiful just follow the money. Grants to the Pro-warming “scientist” outnumber the “anti-scientist” about 8.5 to 1.

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  156. dave October 18th, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    It’s bush’s fault!….lol

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  157. dave October 18th, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    Please correct me if I wrong but would not historically low levels qualify as extreme due to the fact this it is unusual.

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    • Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 1:05 AM

      WRONG

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    • NewbieJames October 19th, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      That is wrong because we are using the alarmist’s definition, which is shortcut for “extremely bad”.

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  158. ezekiel33 October 19th, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    God has a sense of humor and wants to make the liberal new age doomsday enviro-wackos look foolish for a while for other humans (the spirit realm thinks so regardless). I wouldn’t doubt if they say their liberal messiah Obama calmed the weather.

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  159. WhatMightBe October 19th, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    OMG – proof positive that my lawnmower is killing Mother Earth……………

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    • Iben_Hadd October 19th, 2013 at 1:51 AM

      Your mowers carbon makes your grass green.

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  160. ezekiel33 October 19th, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Mother Earth must like the feel of oil fracking…kinda ticklish to her or like a spa message

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  161. Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    Now we have idiot warmers in here saying lack of storm intensity and frequency is itself an “extreme”- thus adhering to the prophecies of High Priestess Al Gore. It never ends with these morons.

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  162. Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    All one has to know about celebrity “greens” who drive hybrids

    http://www.x17online.com/LDiCaprioPrivate110208_01_X.jpg

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    • Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      Leonardo DiCaprio, just one of a long list of phony celebrity level “greens”

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  163. AlgernonSidney October 19th, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    But isn’t being “the least extreme in years” kind of extreme?

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  164. Martin Luther 2013 October 19th, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Lets see how long it takes for the ‘Chicken Littles of Climate’ to try to spin THIS as MORE evidence of impending climate disaster. They will come up with SOMETHING – and some people will believe it. We have to keep fighting and hoping that reality will prevail.

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  165. DidYouKnowThis October 19th, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    But the temperatures are ABOVE average ever since Japan’s nuclear meltdowns sent a plume of radiation over the U.S.

    If this is news to you, go to ENENEWS.com

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  166. gene October 19th, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    What? Al Gores says that “Mother Nature” is warning us that extreme weather events” will befall us! You don’t believe him? You need some “re-education”NOW!

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  167. HML October 19th, 2013 at 5:24 AM

    Al Gore would say this is evidence of extremely unextreme weather, therefore it is extreme..

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  168. Globalgary October 19th, 2013 at 5:30 AM

    “An Inconvenient Truth” you’ll never hear from Obama’s news networks.

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  169. Pepperspray137 October 19th, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    I’m no believer in AGW at all, but the fires in New Mexico this year have been the worst I’ve seen in my life. Every region (practically) had a fire in it this past Summer, from the Gila, to Taos.

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    • Bobby Ponder October 19th, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      It’s kind of funny when people realize that fires are a natural and needed aspect of our plant life. Amazing how smokey the bear has messed up so many plant strains.

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    • Hanky October 19th, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      But they were only that bad because of the management style of the U S forest service, you ain’t seen nothing yet, we have millions of acres that have not burned in at least 4 decades, and every year the buildup continues.

      Time for some budget cuts at the U S forest service.

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      • Pepperspray137 October 19th, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        I’d rather see the U.S. Forrest service just go away after they proved to be the Obama SS. States should handle their own national forests with assistance from the USACE.

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  170. A_Proud_Infidel October 19th, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    That, and Alabama has seen its coolest summer in over 130 years, CALLING AL GORE,…CALLING AL GORE,… Not to worry, this won’t prevent him and the other treehuggers from continuing their efforts to halt success and progress!

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  171. sailorman100 October 19th, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    Maybe it’s global cooling/warming/change since it might not be bad or it could be a normal variation

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  172. Onno October 19th, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    2013 ranks as one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever’– Many bad weather events at ‘historically low levels’
    Please read that headline three times and tell me what’s wrong with the assumption. Here’s a hint: least EXTREME is in fact EXTREME. And Mother Nature isn’t actually a person with a concept of good and evil, Children. She does not send you “bad” weather because you didn’t eat your vegetables or sodomized a boy scout. And She doesn’t send you bright sunny days because you voted Republican and went to church. Historically ‘low’ levels are the same damn thing as historically ‘high’ levels—outside the normal pattern.

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    • coneatty October 19th, 2013 at 8:33 AM

      You are a kool aid-drinking, fact-denying fool. 2 + 2 = 4, no matter what your masters say.

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    • CQV52 October 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      I read the headlines 3 times, then your post 3 times. The only assumption I can make is that you and Al Gore need your heads examined. When science can predict the weather at 90% accuracy 2 weeks in advance(or even 3 days), then I will believe science in regards to global climate change. Until then, I merely look at this AGW as a money/power grab.

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    • BenGladden October 19th, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      So global warming means warmer temperatures with no severe weather? Oh, the horror!

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    • NewbieJames October 19th, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      I read the article. So ZERO major hurricanes in 8 years is still EXTREME? I guess you are changing definitions again since your alarmist theory is a complete failure. When the Earth fails to warm for 15 years, and actually starts cooling you drop “global warming”. When no hurricanes show up, you call that “extreme”. At least you all are good for a laugh.

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  173. suckcnn October 19th, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    This info will not deter Algore or NBC from their lies

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  174. Dave Park October 19th, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    This type of article doesn’t often make it to the liberal news outlets. Scarier still, is that there are too many that cling to AL Gore and his agenda, without EVER looking at a different more rational perspective. Its, “the sky is falling and that’s that” .

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  175. dan690 October 19th, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Since global warming was exposed as a hoax there is no need to report a rainy day as the storm of the century anymore.

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    • Walter Konarzevski October 19th, 2013 at 8:04 AM

      You are so ignorant and stupid, It is not global warming it is climate change. Do you not understand that when the progressive/liberals elites start to lose all we have to do is change the vocabulary and continue. Under Climate change these facts are immaterial it is still clerar we must control your life so we can control climate change, why can you neanderthals not understand this. We are only doing it in your best interests. It is only by happenstance that we, like ALGORE will make Lots of money and live a life completely opposite to what we will impose. Live in big homes, drive big cars, take private jets etc. (Sarcasm for those intellectually challenged.).

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      • dan690 October 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM

        Perhaps you should pull your head out of your butt long enough to see the whole “climate change” is a tax scheme and not based on any scientific findings.

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        • ed October 19th, 2013 at 9:45 AM

          I think Walter agrees with you.

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        • Walter Konarzevski October 19th, 2013 at 10:52 AM

          Danny appears that you are severely intellectually challenged. I clearly stated the my comments were Sarcasm. Fact that some like ALGORE actually believe this tripe is not my fault.

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  176. Irishwren October 19th, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Hm…could this possibly mean our homeowners insurance rates will be adjusted down?

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  177. jsmithcsa October 19th, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Funny, I didn’t see this on the TV news. Maybe they’ll do it later with an apology from Algore.

    Probably not, huh?

    Oh, and don’t forget the punchline: “the science is in!”

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  178. Turley October 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Great weather is just another sign of Global Warming. Don’t you watch The Weather Channel?

    They say that good and bad weather are both signs of impending doom. Too many and not enough hurricanes and tornadoes are danger signs. Too high and too low temperatures are absolute warning flags…DO NOT be lulled by the beautiful, calm weather. TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD is right around the corner…but first a word from Zim’s Crack Cream.

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  179. TexasVetgal October 19th, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Gorebal warming proponents wont be happy with this information. They’ll need to explain it away as “Normal weather is indicative of global warming” and try to make that logic stick with the lib drones

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  180. Thor Bonham October 19th, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    OMG, Al Gore just had a near fatal heart attack, hearing this news ..

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  181. ed October 19th, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    Fewer hurricanes too. No matter what happens, hot, cold or perfect weather it’s all due to global warming. Just ask Al Gore. By the way i heard Al is having a garage sale this weekend. All carbon credits 50% off.

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    • Thomas J.Stratford October 19th, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      I want to leave my carbon footprint on Al Gore’s fat ass!

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      • ed October 19th, 2013 at 1:01 PM

        Lol. Great idea.

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  182. disqus_ZoTkgnnndJ October 19th, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Sshhhh…don’t tell Algore because his head will explode!

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  183. Cayenne Beige October 19th, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Let’s start by cutting this annual $41 Billion government giveaway:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0309/Budget-hawks-Does-US-need-to-give-gas-and-oil-companies-41-billion-a-year

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  184. gvmnt_45 October 19th, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Solar sun spots are at an all time low too…. Think there may be a link??

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  185. noprops October 19th, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Tell that to the folks in Colorado who lost 500 homes in the fires due to drought or those who lost homes in the worst flooding in 200 years this summer. You anti – science deniers are truly the Flat Earth Society.

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    • NewbieJames October 19th, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      Another low IQ climate alarmist who flunked reading comprehension, which is why we are laughing at him. Go back and read the article. Then figure out why your Colorado fire comment is absolutely stupid and anti-science. Then look up “irony”. Take your time.

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    • Thomas J.Stratford October 19th, 2013 at 12:48 PM

      So both flooding, and drought are due to global warming?…Brilliant!

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  186. Joe blow October 19th, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Climate Change Denial is nearly as serious as Holocaust Denial, and the sooner we have laws against questioning those undeniable truths, with jail time for those convicted, the better. The first Amendment, like the Second, is an artifact of times long gone by, and needs to be repealed, or at least ignored.

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    • NewbieJames October 19th, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      1. Good attempt at trolling. Or,
      2. Forgot the /sarc, or,
      3. A typical low IQ climate alarmist who didn’t bother to read the article, which is why everyone is laughing at him.

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      • Joe blow October 19th, 2013 at 11:06 AM

        It was trolling. Thanks for the compliment on the quality of the attempt.

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    • Hanky October 19th, 2013 at 3:02 PM

      Deny the holocaust, not likely, along with all of the other failed progressive ideas they have to never be forgotten.

      Why do libritards all suffer from such an exaggerated sense of their own intelligence, why do they always oppose freedom and support oppression?

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  187. wynotme307 October 19th, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    The solar cycle is in a cooling stage. Hopefully we will not go into another ice age. Notice how the high and low pressure cells are larger than in the past 20 years? Cold and hot that used to be the size of a state are now covering three or four states. But according to the glacier studies of Ohio University, this is not unusual due to the solar cycle.

    NEWS FLASH, AL GORP. IT AIN’T OUR FAULT AND WE AIN’T PAYING YOUR BUTT, SO SHUT UP.

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  188. zonable October 19th, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Global warming snake oil salesmen wring their hands with grief as the the Earth continues what it always does, rotating on its axis as it always has, and regenerating itself by the perpetualness of its natural weather cycles. Many weep because it doesn’t destroy itself. The rest of us just enjoy the day.

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  189. Humidifier October 19th, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    I was sure that global warming was here. Shucks.. I even joined a nudist colony. Doggone Gore.

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  190. Andy Tierney October 19th, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Facts are to a liberal what a Cross is to Dracula.

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    • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      . . . or holy water.

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  191. TheStatistQuo October 19th, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    If global warming models are correct, why did they not predict the last 15 years of non-warming?

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  192. King Jmoke October 19th, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    See people and you climate hoax deniers. “The peer reviewed scientific climate model is like a fiddle on which any tune can be played.”

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    • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      As with any model, it all depends on which variables you use and how you weight them: “Garbage in, garbage out.”

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    • Hanky October 19th, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Funny thing is that nothing in the IPCC report is based on real science, these same clowns deny the fact that we have been in a natural cooling cycle for 17 years, warmer weather and carbon dioxide are your friends, water traps heat in the atmosphere far greater than carbon dioxide.

      The global warming hoaxers are true science deniers.

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  193. ROSS8086 October 19th, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I would like to have seen how the solar cycles match the dates. Remember anything that comes out of Washington has its supporters who are lining up to make money on the peoples backs this could be NAFTA, GAT, or ACA (OBMACARE). The government accounting office said that OBMACARE (ACA) was going to cost people $1.5 trillion dollars a year. Doctors make on average $186,000 a year and there are 847,120 doctors. This comes to about $155 billion dollars a year and all their salary’s would be paid. Add 3 registered nurses per doctor at $80,000 a year (note! government nurses are paid about $70,000 a year) about $212 billion a year. Also! add 3 medical secretary’s per doctor at $60,000 dollars a year for something less then $212 billion a year. When I did the math all three came to about $512 billion a year and another $25 billion a year for management. Compare $537 billion to $1.5 trillion dollars that the government accounting office came up with. I would set up a separate agency that could not be pulled into the the government like the democrats did to Social Security and sucked on it. The separate agency would not be part of the Federal Labor Union for empire building. The role of the government would be to send the check.

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  194. noprops October 19th, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Typically defensive attitude, newbie – at least you didn’t use the ‘comrade’ comment of that earlier poster. The hard science, done long- term, trumps any short term anecdotal
    stuff. Climate change is here and real – come out of denial.

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    • Hanky October 19th, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      What denial, they are using junk science to try and convince the sheep that climate change is man made, real science shows otherwise, we know the climate changes, it’s been doing that for millions of years, we are just along for the ride.

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  195. Renee I. October 19th, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    http://www.upworthy.com/one-guy-with-a-marker-just-made-the-global-warming-debate-completely-obsolete-7?g=2&c=ufb1

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    • Jondolar October 19th, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      That was the most pathetic video ever. I thought I was ordering chinese food. Let’s think of the worse thing that can happen and then spend a lot of money just in case. This is definitely the liberal mind.

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  196. Christopher Calder October 19th, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    The worst thing liberals + George W. Bush have done is to promote the mindless renewable energy fad, which is a completely destructive hoax unless you are talking about hydroelectric or geothermal power. Windmills and solar panels are worthless for large scale energy production.

    Global biofuel production has killed far more people worldwide than all wars and acts of terrorism combined during the 1993 to 2013 time frame. The higher the cost of food, the more innocent people die of malnutrition and related illness. The equation is that simple. Most biofuel victims have been children under the age of 12. Biofuels have skyrocketed the cost of fertilizer, farmland, and food all over the world, and have dramatically increased deforestation, greenhouse gas release, water pollution, and topsoil erosion.

    SEE: The Renewable Energy Disaster at:

    http://renewable.50webs.com/

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    • Marauderson October 19th, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Solar and wind could make a huge difference if it were used by as many consumers as possible.

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  197. 5843supie October 19th, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    the people that issue reports like this are not kool – aid drinkers, they are just
    plain silly.. stupid, in fact. and they find an outlet like drudge to propagate

    the silliness… look around – and believe, something is happening !

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    • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:13 PM

      I’m looking around and I can’t see any evidence that the climate has changed at all in my lifetime.

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      • 5843supie October 19th, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        it would appear, my dear “that you have been left in the dark…” :)

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      • Marauderson October 19th, 2013 at 9:16 PM

        I have seen a change from my first 20 years. There was a lot more snow in South Carolina then. I remember it snowed a few flakes on Miami Beach one year. It got hot in the 80s and 93 was the midwest floods. It would be interesting to compare temperature deviations on all the planets to see if the sun’s activity is responsible

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    • Buddy P October 19th, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      I know what you mean. Last January it was COLD and this August it was HOT. I believe, brother, I believe.

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  198. Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    When confronted by data contrary to their pet theory, Algore and the AGW alarmists changed the narrative: “It’s not that the planet is getting warmer . . . yet . . . but we’re going to be seeing a lot more extreme weather.”

    How ever will they rationalize this?

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    • Buddy P October 19th, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      I don’t know about the weather, but if that is really you in your avatar, you are HOT.

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      • Darko714 October 19th, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        It’s Vicki from Real Housewives :D

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  199. Bob Owens October 19th, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Progressive Liberal = A human being devoid of common sense.

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  200. Paid schill October 19th, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Marc Morano the republican tool for climate misinformation. So Marc what university did you graduate from? http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/12/27/climate-change-misinformer-of-the-year-marc-mor/191878

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    • biglou15 October 19th, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      You don’t have to have a degree to have common sense. Man-made Global Warming is just another liberal/progressive attempt at controlling our lives and generating money for lost causes.

      Don’t try using facts with liberals – they lack the use of reasoning.

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  201. Philip Haberkorn October 19th, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Why isn’t this story simply headlined “Al Gore Is A Liar?”

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  202. Thomas J.Stratford October 19th, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    First of all what happened to all those Hurricanes predicted? Secondly wildfires are often man made and are not weather events.

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  203. Hanky October 19th, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Nothing positive has ever been created by a regressive progressive, never forget the damage done in the past by “progressives” Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot come to mind, they leave nothing but death and destruction in their wake, they are using junk science to enrich themselves, and destroy as many jobs as they can, this never was about anything else.

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  204. I AM A VEGETABLE October 19th, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    The irony of you all using the internet to bash the very man that invented it !!!

    :D

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  205. Boomie11 October 19th, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    Of course Al Gore, Bill McKibben and the other elders in the religion of “Man-made Global Climate Catastrophe” will say that this is predicted by their models.

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  206. Tim_Parker_999 October 19th, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    This sounds like a very “inconvenient truth”.

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  207. Shemp October 19th, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    The “sky is falling” vested interest moonbats…will glom onto this aberration (even being a positive indicator of minimal climate change) with great glee…after all an aberration any aberration is really scary business…time to up the panic mode ante once again…

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  208. apinelli66 October 19th, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    THAT’S NOT TRUE! AL GORE KNOWS WHAT REALLY GOING ON. HE SAID THE WEATHER WHATEVER HAPPENS IS FROM GLOBAL WARMING. DO YOU THINK HE WANTS HIS FLOWERS TO BELIEVE HE’S A FRAUD? HE HAS MADE MILLIONS OF BUCKS PREACHING GLOBAL WARMING TO THE LOW INFORMATION VOTER, YES MORONS WHO BELIEVE THIS PATHOLOGICAL LIAR.

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    • Marauderson October 19th, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      My flowers know who the bloomin idiot is

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  209. Archie Bunker October 19th, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    reading the comments, it is scary how much of a joke the political scene in america is.

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    • Joe Davis October 20th, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      I like your picture. You seem like a reasonable guy. Don’t let the meat heads get you in a conniption.

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  210. bob G October 19th, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    The outlook is for more extreme weather. That would include years with no storms at one end of the spectrum as well as years with a larger number of storms than the average in the past, at the other end. It is also distressing that people still latch on to a single result, if it supports their position. Statistically we are talking about a long term trend which can only be seen from a large sample of data over many years. It is interesting to note how many people feel that this is a liberal versus conservative question. The level of ignorance about scientific matters and particularly mathematics is appalling.

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    • vodkagecko October 19th, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      It’s okay Bob. People once thought the continents were like giant ships sailing through the ocean too. One day you will grow up and realise you are not nearly as clever or intelligent as you think.

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    • Dale October 19th, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-party-science-98488.html

      Seems Yale University disagrees with your take on ignorance since Rea party members seem better informed than libs.

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      • Dale October 19th, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        tea party

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    • Joe Davis October 20th, 2013 at 12:11 AM

      Why don’t you wise up then?

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  211. You've been had, and still are October 19th, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    No significant climate change in 16 years; Nobel used to signify excellence.

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  212. Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Global warming, the Alpha and the Omega, the cause of all things in the universe from the beginning until the end, Bow down to Al Gore, for he is the truly the savior.

    http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

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  213. Jetstar99999 October 19th, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Ladies and Gentlemen, we need to keep the scam going another 20 years so General Electric can sell all those idiot light bulbs, you know the ones that cost 10 bucks and will soon be polluting our water tables with massive amounts of mercury

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  214. sanity_in_florida October 19th, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Global warming is the cause of both good and bad weather, right, libs?

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  215. DryCreek October 19th, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast in 2008. It was a very significant storm.

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    • u2u2u2 October 19th, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      The hurricane that struck Galveston in 1900 was greater in intensity and killed 12000 people. Tell us again how global warming I mean climate change is creating more storms.

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      • DryCreek October 19th, 2013 at 8:14 PM

        I live in Galveston. The 1900 storm killed 6,000 people, not 12,000. The storm surge from Ike was two feet higher than the 1900 storm and is the highest ever recorded on the island. I didn’t say anything about global warming creating more storms. Try reading a post before you make snotty comments. The headline at the top of the story said no significant storms had hit the mainland since 2005. They later came back and clarified by adding the parenthetical comment (i.e. Category 3, 4, or 5.) Ike was a Cat 4 at one point but weakened to a Cat 2 just before it came ashore. It was a devastating hurricane nonetheless. I do not believe it was caused by global warming anymore than any other hurricane.

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        • Marauderson October 19th, 2013 at 8:42 PM

          Ok I will apologize for the other guys snotty comments. I read a book about the 1900 hurricane. It was so bad the whole city was rebuilt fartherIinland

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          • DryCreek October 19th, 2013 at 8:46 PM

            Galveston Island is a very small island, just a couple of miles wide at the widest point. After the 1900 storm, they actually raised the entire city and then built a seawall that is 17 feet high and now 10 miles long.

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          • Marauderson October 19th, 2013 at 9:10 PM

            The book described the trsin tracks pushing over the town like a bulldozer. I remember it was an island but forgot about the seawall. There was a meteorologist there just as the storm hit who did not believe the pressurecould go ss low as his bbarometer indicated. It wasan Itinteresting read don’t remember the title

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  216. Kit Carson October 19th, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Oops, Galvaston Texas blew away in 2008 and as far as I can tell Texas has not yet left the union. Better check the hurricane data again……….

    In Illinois, the Illinois State Water Survey which is run from the University of Illinois in Champaign looked at the 175+ years of temperature and rainfall data they collected and determined that Illinois is getting cooler and wetter.

    Poor Illinois….. Now, if they could just win the Power Ball Lottery about a million times, they could get out of the Black Hole of Debt they have created.

    When in the past billion years has there not been climate change?

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  217. bazaroworld October 19th, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    There is nothing more to be said, except, God controls the weather, and he doesn’t like liars, which means, he doesn’t like Al Gore. Way to go God! Go to he!! Gore!

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  218. lizardmansc October 19th, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I just tripped over this site. It’s nice to see empirical evidence, being weighed more heavily than “consensus”.

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  219. Tony Porter October 19th, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good crisis.

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  220. lane smith October 19th, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    This is not going to sit well with algore.

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  221. Larrimer October 19th, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    And there haven’t been any floods or fires, right?
    What kind of crap is this? What far right wing idiots are at it.? Completely stupid.

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    • Dale October 19th, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Did you even read the story? Or is it just that you don’t want your ideology attacked by facts?

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  222. u2u2u2 October 19th, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    “This year has been alarmingly extreme in it’s mildness.”

    Manbearpig

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  223. Veritasortruth October 19th, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Facts simply do not matter to those who are convinced than AGW is a real thing. No matter how much evidence to the contrary there is, the people who are believers simply are not going to change their minds. The ONLY thing that would change the minds of the true believers in AGW would be Glaciers desending down from Canada and devouring everything in their wake. In short another Ice Age might change their minds. This and only this will change the minds of the Al Gores of the world. They have much too much invested in AGW to let any evidence change their minds.

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    • Eagle0542 October 19th, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      No, the glaciers would still be blamed on goblal warming. Everything is blamed on global warming. Nothing can convince these extremists and common sense deniers.

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  224. tom October 19th, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Ignore the facts. The political agenda to advance the aims of the dictatorship overrides everything else.

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  225. Benof67 October 19th, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    The that the Earth has been cooling for the past 15 years has no standing with Global Warming lunatics. Facts as usual mean nothing to liberals. The Agenda is all that matters, the truth be damned.

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  226. caveman1313 October 19th, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    lies! all lies! al gore said these events are at an all time high!

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  227. McBob79 October 19th, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Oh well

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  228. caveman1313 October 19th, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    the low extreme weather activity must be due to global warming

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  229. lewpubco October 19th, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Don’t confuse me with the facts!!!

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  230. DEMS HATE AMERICA October 19th, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Facts are irrelevant to Al Gore! The sky is falling…and we must TAX you more! And all the Dumb@$$crats and climatetards fall in line!

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  231. Eagle0542 October 19th, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Simple, follow the money. There is no money in warming that is not “man made”.

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    • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      Scientist and Old Al make money if there is Global warming and nothing if there is none? So guess what they are Preaching?

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  232. Robert Mull October 19th, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    It has to be wrong as al gore said we have all sorts of problems with weather heat cold and everything else, he is going mad I tell ya MAD. lol

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    • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Sadly he is taking his Mad earnings right to the Bank!
      Wonder if he is still buying and selling Carbon Credits?

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  233. Average Joe. October 19th, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    But…but…all the fires, all the hot days. All those scientists at East Anglia? The polar bears and seals!

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  234. Flymeaway October 19th, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    What really irks me is how these facts, along with glaring errors in the climate “models,” politicization of the issue and corruption in the UN and associated research programs never gets through to those who blindly accept the extremist climate alarmism. I know so many otherwise thoughtful, educated, intelligent people who just can’t accept the fact that the climate orthodoxy is about as historically accurate as Marxist predictions of the decline of capitalism and the triumph of socialism … another supposedly “scientific” theory (or so they thought). I predict in 10 or so years climate alarmism will join communism on the trash heap of history.

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    • TwistedLefty October 20th, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      well stated…

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      • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:52 AM

        Of course the UN wants Climate Change as it is a way to fleece the Rich Industrialized nations of money which will go into the UN Coffers!

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  235. English Spandex October 19th, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    You ignorant yanks are the producers of the lion’s share of co2 into the stratosphere. Hopeful.lly, it’s your gun nut homophobic country that floods first it may save the world.

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    • Flymeaway October 19th, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Actually you are the ignorant one; years ago the Chinese surpassed the US as the largest producers of CO2. But, who cares … CO2 is not a problem. Read this website and you might find yourself coming out of the cloud of foggy thinking you are in.

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    • Joe Davis October 19th, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      Mr Spandex–Please pay no attention to the awful Americans and continue to import Muslims by the boatload, raise taxes to soak the rich, collect ALL the arms including blunderbuss and flintlocks, and downsize your mighty military.

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    • Snickle Fartsworth October 20th, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      English,
      Go back to reading your sports page. Your climate change cult religion has been shown to be the biggest scam of the century. Enjoy your substandard lifestyle of high energy prices, and obliterated landscapes of wind turbines. You deserve to be ruled by the elite.

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    • Hanky October 20th, 2013 at 4:27 PM

      How could it possibly flood, we know that not only is there NO global warming, but we have been in a cooling cycle for at least 15 years, that kind of explains the record Arctic ice growth the last few years.

      You do know that carbon dioxide isn’t a very good gas at trapping heat don’t you, water vapor is by far the most prevalent greenhouse gas.

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    • Former Resident October 26th, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      I think your pants are to tight. If you wear pants that are to tight you will get a terrible migraine headache.
      The only way to avoid it is castration. Why don’t you try castration? It will make you less contentious and you’ll have more friends. Then maybe you won’t wish evil on people you don’t even know. It’s a Win Win for everyone.

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  236. Darren Uttichec October 19th, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Huge shout out and major Phuch Yew to Al Gwhore ,the tard that gave us “the earths core is hotter than a few million degrees”. You are a crook,and you won’t get away with it .

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  237. onno October 19th, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    If I follow this train of thought correctly, Nature knows the difference between ‘good’ weather and ‘bad’ weather. What a relief to learn that ‘least extreme’ isn’t in fact extreme. Get it you blockheads? Now we’re breaking records for lack of ‘bad’ weather. That’s still a broken record, and you’re cheering about it. I can understand how ‘least extreme’ has confused your one-track minds, but surely you can see that broken records are the opposite of stability.
    Now don’t worry your pretty little heads. If you can just round up all the homosexuals and illegal immigrants, God Almighty will send you rainbows and warm sunny days.

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    • Joe Davis October 19th, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      So AlGore warning us about extreme weather (more tornadoes, more hurricanes, record breaking heat, etc.) was referring to a lack of extreme weather as well. If there’s more extreme he’s right and if there’s less extreme he’s right. Heads he wins and tails he wins. The fact that it’s actually cooling off now means we must worry even more I guess. That’s probably what the charts say will happen right before the great meltdown, right? I’m glad the story is so consistent since it lends credibility and induces confidence in True Believers.

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    • BenGladden October 20th, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      So, the lack of life-taking, property-destroying storms is a bad thing? And no matter what happens, it is man-made and catastrophic? You need your head examined.

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    • English Spandex October 20th, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      No human is illegal

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      • One Hung Low October 21st, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        Oh yea!, try overstaying your visa in France and see how “legal” you are.

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  238. Joe Davis October 19th, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Obviously there has been an error. What this data proves is that taxes must be raised twice as much and twice as fast, guns must seized immediately, children must be taught homosexual behaviors from age two, gas prices must be doubled, twice as much money must printed in half the time, the borders must be opened without any guards whatsoever, and the Republican Party must be banned and made illegal. A bounty must be put on Tea Party members. Obama must be made President For Life. Problem solved (except for the necessity for Greater Sacrifice by the American people).

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  239. English Spandex October 19th, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    american propaganda at it’s worst. Please go kill yourselves before you destroy the whole planet.

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    • authemis October 19th, 2013 at 11:59 PM

      Recorded data of actual weather events are American propaganda? How Orwellian can you be?

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      • T S October 20th, 2013 at 1:38 AM

        He’s still clinging to the fabricated data from the University of Northumbria.

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    • scott young October 20th, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      Why don’t you do your part. Every time you breathe you expel CO2. Stop breathing and you will be carbon neutral.

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  240. rick charles October 20th, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Could Al Gore be anymore useless?

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    • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:38 AM

      There is money is Global Warming Preaching as Al has gotten rich off of it!
      The Left will believe anything you tell them as long as it makes them feel good?

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  241. But_Who_Will_Build_The_Roads October 20th, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    I like what the article says, but did it forget Sandy in 2012?

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    • But_Who_Will_Build_The_Roads October 20th, 2013 at 1:23 AM

      “Finally, another interesting stat with respect to hurricanes has to do with the fact that we are currently in the longest period since the Civil War Era without a major hurricane strike in the US (i.e., category 3, 4 or 5). The last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma during late October of that record-breaking year of 2005 – let’s hope this historic stretch continues.”

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      • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        Right. No MAJOR Hurricanes. Sandy was pretty weak, and similar storms have happened there the millions upon millions of years the Earths continents have been in the current formation.

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    • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:36 AM

      Mr But the magic word is MAJOR! Sandy was only a Cat I

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      • scott young October 20th, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        And it wasn’t even a hurricane when it hit the coast.

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  242. Viator16 October 20th, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    I understand that the vast majority of people have never had a college course in historical geology, and that is why it is so easy for these profiteers and politicians to fool the people. The average person has no idea about the thousands of “climate changes” this planet has experienced, nor do they know why these changes occurred. The planet has been in a warming cycle for the last 100,000 years. We are between two “ice ages,” due to the wobble in the earth’s axis. In a few thousand years, the northern hemisphere will under a sheet of ice miles thick.

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    • T S October 20th, 2013 at 1:41 AM

      As the earth begins to cool back into an ice age, will the climate profiteers call for laws requiring the burning of additional fossil fuels and banning the driving of Priuses?

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  243. T S October 20th, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    If the global cooling / warming / changing crowd were smart, they’d just acknowledge the data demonstrating stability and then claim credit for warning everyone in time that whatever they said would happen would happen. Then they’d shut up and try to find something constructive to do with their lives.

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    • Former Resident October 26th, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      Yeah: If only they were smart or honest, but alas their not.

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  244. mickrussom October 20th, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    The Church of Climatology looking to erect a worldwide police state hits another snag.

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  245. Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    The last major hurricane to strike the US was Hurricane Wilma during late October of that record-breaking year of 2005 –?? What happened to the record of Katrina? Sandy? Is someone writing this article from a time warp stuck in 2005?

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    • Snickle Fartsworth October 20th, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      Hurricane Sandy was only a category 1 hurricane. Katrina occurred in August 2005, prior to Wilma. Having trouble with comprehension?

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      • Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        Your right. And, terrorist are really just protesters. Therefore; Psychopathic Politicians are really just progressive reformers. I suppose earthquakes are not weather related phenomenon too? ‘As the whole earth groaneth in travail” because over 30,ooo thermal nuclear devices have been (tested) released into our oceans and atmosphere since 1945 and countless billions of incendiary devices in all the wars since then. None of these things are connected to global changes. The Nigerian Prince is going to send me 10 million Euros if I send him $5000.00 US$. I’ll split it with anyone who wants to loan me the money.

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        • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 PM

          Blah, blah, blah.

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          • Former Resident October 25th, 2013 at 8:34 PM

            More Blah: Just for you…
            The Federal Government was established as a corporation; under the King of England.
            The President of The U,S. is not a President of a country; he is the C.E.O. of a Union of Confederated Sovereign States.
            He is the President of An 8 sq.mile corporation called the District of Columbia.
            (Watch You Tube Videos The United States is Not a Country.)
            This will explain everything. A President of a corporation can be fired for not
            honoring his position of trust. If His activities are not in the best
            interest of his shareholders (the US People) He can be fired!
            Does this mean we can be friends now?
            Deus Vitam

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    • scott young October 20th, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Sandy wasn’t even a hurricane when it hit the coast.

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    • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      Katrina was BEFORE Wilma you schmuck. They are saying no major hurricanes SINCE Wilma. Can you understand that? Sandy was NOT a major storm.

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      • Former Resident October 25th, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        It’s 12 hours in the future where I have Expatriated to. We
        have been having earthquakes here since Tuesday morning the 15th. It’s still
        quaking today Saturday Morning now 10-26-2013 : 7:29 A.M
        My Baby boy was born on 10 22 2013, 8 lbs 8oz. at 1:01 P.M. . I have
        faced Super Typhoons, driven thru hurricanes, been shot at; heard
        bullets whizzing by my head, Been beaten and left for dead, gone off the
        road doing 75 MPH, spun around 360 degrees ending up going the right
        direction. Survived an earthquake for 10 days now.
        And you have the nerve to call be a schmuck. That really hurts. I think I’m gonna cry.
        You can actually say you have received a message from the future. GOD LUVs U

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      • postaldog November 3rd, 2013 at 9:39 AM

        Sandy was a cat. 3 storm according to news reports. The article qualifies any storm over cat. 3 as “major.” I was confused by this also.

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        • ObamaSmellsBad November 3rd, 2013 at 11:37 AM

          Sandy made LANDFALL as a category 1 Hurricane. THAT is what matters.

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          • postaldog November 3rd, 2013 at 5:12 PM

            Not arguing against the article, just concerned the author was making an obvious mistake.

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  246. Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Back in Jan. I faced a Super Typhoon here where I live. I have been living through an earthquake for the last 6 days now. 7.2 on the first day and still shaking. We still can’t sleep indoors. today is the 1st day the electric, phone and internet have been restored. What planet do these writers live on?

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    • FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:48 AM

      ARE YOU IN THE US?> No! Read the Title of the Article! DA!

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      • Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 11:25 PM

        Nope not anymore. Too many fires (worst year for fires in Colorado in history) not to forget Cal. Idaho, etc. and extreme cold and heat for me. August and July were the coldest ever in history since they stated keeping records 200 years ago. But, that was just in the U.S. The Northwest Passage frozen over in mid Aug. It normally freezes over in Oct. The world is going into another ICE AGE. shorter Summers, no Spring thaw. No Fall weather just short Summers and long Winters. Food can’t be grown outdoors. Worldwide food shortages etc. etc. My observations are as a global citizen not a U.S. citizen. Learn how to grow food indoors and prepare to defend it as if your life depended on it. Because it will. DA! DA!

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    • BenGladden October 20th, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      What do earthquakes have to do with climate?

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      • Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 10:47 PM

        Very prescient observation and this directly affects the price of ducks in Peking because; if you can’t breath properly you can’t walk as well and have to exert more effort to compensate putting your body in distress. This in turn puts you at greater risk for a stroke or heart attack. This in turn will have a direct effect on the availability of ducks. The ramifications are infinite. Less ducks = higher prices. Too many ducks and prices will fall; then you will have to work even harder for the same amount of money. Thus; your chances of having a stroke are even greater. etc. etc.

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    • Hanky October 20th, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      You do know that natural cycles in climate don’t cause earthquakes, don’t you, the “super typhoon’s” are nothing compared to what we have had in the past.

      It has been a while since Bohol had been hit by an earthquake, when you see how things are built its no surprise seeing the amount of damage, I see the bell tower on the Santa niño church is no more, with damage scattered around Cebu, I just hope I am not in Manila when it gets a strong earthquake, there is no place to run.

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  247. Frank Lee October 20th, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    This report must be from the Rush Limbaugh Institute on Climatology.

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    • Sue Mei October 20th, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      Frank are you an ignorant low information lefty?

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      • Frank Lee October 20th, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        No. I’m a highly-educated right-winger who believes in science.

        How bout you? Are you one of these morons who walks around with your head up your a$$ about climate change?

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        • BenGladden October 20th, 2013 at 12:26 PM

          1. The climate is always changing. Yes the earth has warmed since the last little ice age.

          2. No evidence global warming is man-made. Nature puts more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than humans.

          3. Global warming is not catastrophic. It is debatable whether it is even a bad thing. Humans have always adapted to change and most prefer warmer temperatures.

          4. Who is to say what the ideal average temperature should be? The earth has been warmer before.

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          • Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 11:13 PM

            Well said: A self regulating organism that will adjust and compensate with extreme variations as it tries to reach a normal balance inspite and despite what humans do to her.
            Plant a tree if you want to reduce Co2. Trees breath it and exhale Oxygen. AMAZING!!

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        • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 11:55 AM

          Sorry….you are just a jerkoff.

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          • Frank Lee October 22nd, 2013 at 9:17 PM

            Anyone with a handle like yours ought not to be calling someone else names, Dickwad.

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          • ObamaSmellsBad October 23rd, 2013 at 11:19 AM

            Awwwww….little boy has no sense of humor I see.

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      • Frank Lee October 22nd, 2013 at 1:14 AM

        Try not to use up all your talking points in one post, Stupid.

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    • scott young October 20th, 2013 at 10:10 AM

      Facts. It’s those darn facts again. Liberals create a problem and then twist the numbers to fit the conclusion that they seek. When the real numbers come out they try to explain it away. If that fails then they resort to name calling and mockery. Nice try. Fail.

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      • Frank Lee October 20th, 2013 at 11:56 AM

        Neocons and Baggers are good at one thing, and that’s finding some report somewhere that fits in with their really wacky belief system and presenting it as fact. Nothing new here.

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        • BenGladden October 20th, 2013 at 12:16 PM

          Find some report? Like the ACTUAL TEMPERATURE READINGS of the last 15 years? Don’t let the facts get in the way of your fear-mongering.

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          • 1stAfterburner October 20th, 2013 at 3:33 PM

            Never argue facts with Progressive Liberals, you’re only wasting your time, they live in an alternate universe.

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        • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 11:55 AM

          Yup nothing new…just another liberal twat dismissing facts because they actually challenge you.

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    • Hanky October 20th, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Rember, you can lead a libtard to knowledge but you can’t make them think.

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      • Frank Lee October 22nd, 2013 at 1:13 AM

        That’s really profound, Numbnuts. I’ll save it.

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    • ObamaSmellsBad October 22nd, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Typical dishonest liberal…trying to discredit facts because they do not go in line with the BS you gobble up. Care to try and prove anything stated in the article as false? Somehow I doubt you will…

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  248. angel evans October 20th, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    What disturbs me the most about liberals is that they simply read NOTHING. It is about how they feel. God forbid they read something that makes them think! As a student of Geology (12 credits in college) it has ALWAYS been obvious that the earth gets cold and then it gets HOT! Now we have national policies and taxes and incentive programs to cool an earth that is already cooling itself. Thanks AL!

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  249. Libhater October 20th, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    You can lead DemocRat Donkey to water but you can’t make him drink it. You can lead a DemocRat Sheeple to the truth but you can’t make him believe it.

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  250. FLOYDINFLORIDA October 20th, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I have no fear of Man made Global Warming but I do fear the Man made Global Borrowing by the US Government? $17 Trillion in debt and no hope in site! The Roman Empire died from within as Rome went Broke!

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    • Former Resident October 20th, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Yes Morally and Ethically bankrupt just like the Late Great U.S.A. . Not to mention they lined their water pipes with lead to keep them from rusting. Just like the USA putting fluoride in their nations water supply.
      A scuttled ship of fools. Sinking in the mire of self indulgent narcissism.

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  251. BarrysHypocrisy October 20th, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Less extreme weather is caused by “climate change”…….

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  252. bob October 20th, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    the year is not finished yet and with these haarp machines in the hands of the enemys within i’m sure they will flick a switch soon and send you all spinning.

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  253. Paul Holtz October 20th, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Come On Mother Nature, Your Killing Al’s (manbearpig) Agenda… Step it up.

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  254. 1stAfterburner October 20th, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Chicken Little Gore says you’re wrong!

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  255. Jimmy Troutbum October 20th, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    facts don’t matter to liberals, JUST what the high priest AlGore says.

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  256. Michael October 20th, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    it is an end of days story

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  257. foxblue October 20th, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    The Al Gores of the world try very hard to forget this old world has repeating weather cycles it’s just to inconvenient for their lies

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  258. ChasInNJ October 20th, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Gimme that global warming (clap-clap)

    Gimme that global warming (clap-clap)

    Repeat as often as desired.

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  259. Txtraveler October 21st, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    If global warming is a “fact”, then it must be a GOOD THING!!

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  260. English Spandex October 21st, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    You americans are truly disgusting…you are truly alone in your climate change denial.

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    • ObamaSmellsBad October 21st, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      I know we are…sorry if we use facts. There has been no global warming. Climate change is hyped up BS. It must feel pretty powerless to not be able to think for yourselves.
      The very definition of climate has change in it you fool.

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    • Spartacus October 21st, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      George though we were disgusting too when we started your empires slow downward spiral. We’re proud that you find us disgusting. By the way, you’re welcome that we saved you from speaking German these days, LOSER!

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    • waymas October 28th, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      The English are a human-loathing herd of parroting, sheeple, pussies

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  261. ObamaSmellsBad October 21st, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    A perfectly sunny day with dead on balls average temperature would be climate change to these m0rons. After all, man must have caused the perfect weather…it should be changing! Weather is supposed to change…Oh wait, that would be climate change!! Ahhh!

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  262. Spartacus October 21st, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    so would it be safe to say that warmists are coming to false conclusions because they’re using a bad Al Gore ithym?

    Sorry about that, I know that pun sucks. Please don’t beat me with a hockey stick!

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    • MD Continental October 22nd, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Hate to pop some bubbles, but we have been in a period of global warming since about 1850. We will be entering another period of global cooling in the not too distant future. That is just a fact based on the cyclic nature of climate change. That said, these laws being passed and pursued to stop the use of carbon based fuels are a waste of time. Yes, we should be judicious in their use to prevent local air pollution, but as far as our use of them causing global warming or climate change, THAT is nonsense. CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere FOLLOW the temperature trend. That means increased CO2 is caused by temperature increase, not the other way around. These carbon tax and carbon exchange programs are nothing more than wealth transfer programs. Problem is, they transfer wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich. Climate change is caused by the earths orbit, which varies in distance from the sun in a predictable cycle, solar output, whch varies in a predictable cycle, and the tilt of the earth, which varies from 22 to 24 degrees (this is the primary cause of melting ice caps and glaciers). Atmospheric components contribute less than 5% to the climate change equation, if that. Sorry, weather is cyclic and there is no significant action humans can take that will change the climate change pattern. What we can do is learn to deal with the change. By the way, I have a degree in atmospheric sciences and have done long and short range forecasting, as well as climate forecasting.

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  263. Michael Moerland October 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    I don’t suppose you have looked at the month by month global temperature averages. Every month this year is in the top ten hottest on record. But you just go ahead and focus on whatever gives you your hard on and pray the smart people can overcome your stupidity and save mankind from themselves.

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  264. waymas October 28th, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Great! Now we are causing man made global boring weather. What’s next for these lazy, ignorant, jealous libs? Let’s just all kill ourselves, like the libs want, so the sun finally receives the blame for all of this change, like it did way before we showed up.

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  265. Darko714 October 29th, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    One torpedo amidships . . .

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  266. Pat November 1st, 2013 at 3:58 PM

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