Oh my GOSH, the warmists were wrong again!

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    Turns out there are a lot more penguins than was thought.


    ScienceDaily (Apr. 13, 2012) — A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact of environmental change on the population of this iconic bird, which breeds in remote areas that are very difficult to study because they often are inaccessible with temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Twice as many emperor penguins as thought in Antarctica, first-ever penguin count from space shows
     
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    Turns out, it has been the warmest Marches on record. Penguins my sweet bippy. Yesterday , tornado alarms went off here in Denver, the earliest I can EVER remember. The weather patterns have changed in the last 40 years. I don't imagine kids with short memories and ADD can remember stuff like the weather. Well kiddo, my memory isn’t gone yet and I see what is going on here. I can see we are are in for one hell of a ride, weather wise, in the next 50 years. I won’t be around to see it. 50 years from now, when you reflect on the vagaries of our weather, think of this post. Global warming is real and it will ruin your picnics for years to come...
     
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    Now that we have an accurate census, we can keep better track of the effect of warming on various Antarctic species.

    Twice as many emperor penguins as thought in Antarctica, first-ever penguin count from space shows

    "The methods we used are an enormous step forward in Antarctic ecology because we can conduct research safely and efficiently with little environmental impact, and determine estimates of an entire penguin population, said co-author Michelle LaRue from the University of Minnesota and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).

    "The implications of this study are far-reaching: we now have a cost-effective way to apply our methods to other poorly-understood species in the Antarctic, to strengthen on-going field research, and to provide accurate information for international conservation efforts."

    NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program through which it coordinates all U.S. scientific research on the southernmost continent and aboard ships in the Southern Ocean as well as related logistics support.

    Co-author and BAS biologist Phil Trathan noted, "Current research suggests that emperor penguin colonies will be seriously affected by climate change. An accurate continent-wide census that can be easily repeated on a regular basis will help us monitor more accurately the impacts of future change on this iconic species."
     
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    Not only picnics, but trips to the supermarket. Already farmers are beginning to wonder if it is worth putting seed into the ground in many areas in the US.

    US Drought Monitor

    Severe drought not only affects agriculture, but can shut down nuclear reactors.

    Snow goes off the mountains, Blues and Cascades, much earlier, and autumn, in most years, extends further into what used to be hard winter months. There is less water available for summer irrigation. And the trout populations are forced farther into the head waters for the cool waters. In the North Cascades, in the Golden Horn Batholith, where I hunt mineral, I am seeing areas where the tree line has moved up as much as 500 ft. since the early '70s.
     
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    And not surprising at all this is not the earliest a tornado is reported in Colorado. Here is a little section of the Colorado Tornado Project. They have the records going back to the 1950's and surprise surprise tornaods in April while uncommon are certainly not rare.

    As I have said before, your existence on this planet is for a vanishingly short time. Your experiences of it are anecdotal at best and have bearing on the reality of the weather in your area.

    Complain about the "strange weather" all you want. But if you ever bother to really look into it you will see it isn't strange at all.



    Denver County Tornadoes

    APR 11, 1966 001 1200 0 0 F0 031
    JUN 09, 1967 008 1150 0 0 F1 031
    MAY 28, 1981 003 1648 0 0 F1 031
    JUN 03, 1981 007 1425 0 0 F2 031
    JUN 03, 1982 013 1436 0 0 F0 031
    JUN 08, 1986 007 1710 0 6 F2 031
    MAY 12, 1987 001 1705 0 0 F1 031
    JUN 12, 1987 006 1440 0 0 F0 031
    JUN 15, 1988 022 1616 0 0 F2 031
    JUN 15, 1988 023 1624 0 7 F3 031
    MAY 29, 1990 005 1231 0 0 F0 031
    JUN 02, 1993 006 1230 0 0 F1 031


    Colorado Tornadoes
     
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    Yes, they have been claiming that for 30 years. And for 30 years they have been proven wrong. Funny how anybody else making faulty predictions for 5 years will get your blood flowing, but these clown can be wrong for more than a generation and that's A-OK with you.


    Fool....
     
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    Tell that to the Texans you all claimed were out of business.


    "Much of Texas wheat looks better than anyone expected a few months ago, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service agronomist.

    “It’s been a very interesting year,” said David Drake, San Angelo. “It started out dry everywhere. Farmers had to plant wheat with faith that it would actually come up.”

    Last winter, climatologists were forecasting the winter and early spring would be drier and warmer than average because of a strong La Niña, Drake noted.

    The year did turn out to be warmer. Lubbock, for example, recorded the second-warmest March on record.

    But despite the forecasts, many areas received substantial rains. In some cases, such as North Central Texas, the spring was much wetter than average. The moisture, in combination with the above-average temperatures, resulted in excellent growing conditions for wheat, Drake said."
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    Texas crop, weather: Wheat better than anyone hoped in areas Latest News - Current Stories, Commentary, Markets
     
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    Granny says we need the street light out front so's we can keep an eye on what dem Hispexicans 3 doors down are doin' at night...
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    Street lights 'changing ecology on the ground'
    23 May 2012 - The study could have big implications for a shifting of the ecology in urban and suburban areas
     
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    holy shit..........didnt even know the k00ks threw the penguins in with the bomb throwing. What'll it be next? Some whale or something..........:D

    These people.............

    Who cant remember back in grade school, every classroom having a couple of dolts who jumped out of their shorts every time the teacher asked a question of the class? Remember those oddballs? Those are the dolts who ended up being these activist radical asshole social oddities............never minded then about being an oddball and certainly dont now. In the field of psychology its known as classical conditioning............like the adult social meathead who walks across the blanket at the beach with sand all over his feet. Gets screamed at by all the other people using the blanket, "You stupid dick!!". The social oddballs eat that stuff up, content being fringe because they still get attention when they cant get it in more conventional ways like most people. The people who got invited to parties as an afterthought. Outcasts. As adults, they embrace all this weird "cause" stuff so they can matter on some level. And they know it too.........

    If the ENVIRONMENTAL forum got together for beers and debate someplace and not knowing who anybody was , dollar to a thousand stale donuts I'd be able to identify Rolling Thunder, Chris and Starcraft within about two minutes amongst all of us. Maybe not specifically, but definately by group of three.:eusa_dance:


    And these are the people giving others advice about how to conduct our lives.:Boom2:
     
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    You'ld figure me out PDQ too!:lol:
     

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