Monday, October 29, 2012

Climate change raises stakes for New York -
Storms and tides are natural, but sea level rise is not.
Aliens, Sandy And The Coming Global Superstorm - Forbes
If you woke up healthy today, you had a temperature of about 98 degrees. You can do jumping jacks. You can go jogging. You can do pushups til exhaustion and get on with your day making money. But if you wake up with a temperature of 100 degrees, you cannot do jumping jacks without getting a pounding headache, you definitely are not equipped to go jogging and you won’t be able to drop and give anyone twenty anytime soon.

If a more placid Gore and a more rambunctious and out-there Streiber are correct in their assessment of the scientific data (and — perhaps — their ET friends) then hurricane Sandy is the first in a long line of coming superstorms.
There’s something about science fiction writers and climate change, though. In the late 1970s, sci-fi author Arnold Federbush penned his own superstorm story called “Ice”. The stroy took place in New York City, under siege of a new ice age.
Twitter / AGW_Prof: @revkin Very warm waters are ...
@revkin Very warm waters are certainly fueling Sandy. ALL storms have an AGW component now because AGW has changed background state.  [Question:  What is the magnitude and sign of the CO2 component?]
- Bishop Hill blog - Hiding the Decline
...did you know that UEA were investigated by the police under suspicion of perverting the course of justice?

Or that Lord Oxburgh quietly changed his evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, introducing a falsehood into the official record?
The Reference Frame: Is Hurricane Sandy unprecedented?
There's nothing unprecedented about hurricanes landing in New Jersey, not even about the subset that lands in October.

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