The copenhagen diagnosis, extreme events

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    Thus far we have about 950 tornados sited in April. A resounding record for the month. A confirmation of the predictions in the Copenhagen Diagnosis;

    http://www.copenhagendiagnosis.org/read/default.html

    Correction. 600+ for April, over 950 for the total year for the US. Still a record, considering the previous high was about 250.
     
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    Gimmie the Cliff's notes version of the book if you could please. My puter is having troubles with the site.
     
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    When we were teasing you about Snowstorms during the copenhagen global warming thing, you were saying that anomalous single data points don't prove a whole lot.

    Three years ago, we were supposed to have a record number of hurricanes that year. We had exactly zero that year.

    Every year is freaky, every year shows trends. As you have noted before, a data point is just that, a data point.

    There are a lot of things going on this year. Here in Portland it has been really cold, I think there have been only three warm days since winter started and today is chilly too. If you hav been looking out your window here in Portland for signs of Global Warming you have been vastly disappointed.

    Lets just treat data correctly, ok?
     
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    No, Portland has been cool, not cold. Cold is like 1910, when they drove wagons across to Vancouver on the ice in the Columbia. It has been cool and very wet, as is the norm during a La Nina. However, considering the strength of this La Nina, it should have been much colder.
     
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    KY has had the most rainfall in April for any year on record.
    And a few days are left with more rain on the way.
     
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    The Copenhagen Diagnosis is a 64 page document written by 26 scientists engaged in studying climate that sums up the present knowledge of the climate for 2009. And makes a few short term and long term predictions. Among the chapters is one on extreme weather events, and graphs showing an upward trend in them.

    The Copenhagen Diagnosis
     
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    So in other words, global climate change.

    I think Al Gore would have gotten farther if he'd called it that instead of global warming.
     
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    That's a fact. However, it is only in the last few years that we have seen evidence for how rapid and extreme the change is. Nobody predicted the extent of the Arctic Ocean Sea Ice melting. Nor the speed at which the permafrost is melting, and the effects of one particular type, yedoma.

    Many of the scientists studying the subject are simply appalled that nobody is listening when they present their observations. Not even when people are dying because of the changes.
     
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    The east coast is going to flood 20-35 feet as well.
     
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    No it's not. Here's the wiki page for tornado records tropical cyclones and as you can see there is no trend discernible. The storms happen and so far 1974 leads the way with quantity of tornados in a single day with 148 reported in a 18 hour period.

    More alarmist BS designed to frighten the savages to further empty their pockets. I see Steig et als discredited Antarctic study is prominently used, surprise surprise. And just like it is false so is the rest of this horse manure.


    Tornado records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    List of tropical cyclone records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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