Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Time to Worry

  • THE scariest photo I have seen on the internet is www.spaceweather.com, where you will find a real-time image of the sun from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, located in deep space at the equilibrium point between solar and terrestrial gravity.

    What is scary about the picture is that there is only one tiny sunspot.

    Disconcerting as it may be to true believers in global warming, the average temperature on Earth has remained steady or slowly declined during the past decade, despite the continued increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, and now the global temperature is falling precipitously.

    All four agencies that track Earth's temperature (the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Christy group at the University of Alabama, and Remote Sensing Systems Inc in California) report that it cooled by about 0.7C in 2007. This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record and it puts us back where we were in 1930. If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming is over.

And we get to use this cool photo:

A completely blank solar disk. Precursor to an Ice Age? Good thing the mayor has been stockpiling salt.

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully you don't have any kids.

4/27/2008 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean? Like snow salt? OK, if you're not going to give me the crime scene tape or the promotion, can I have some salt?

4/27/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Blogger ShavedLongcock said...

All right, we now know who SCC is! It is AL GORE! I knew it!

You son-of-a-bitch Al Gore, you had us all fooled for a while!

4/27/2008 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone saw ABC News 20/20 from two weeks ago, here is a mythbuster for Al Gore and his global warnings:

http://newsbusters.org/node/20680?q=blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/04/22/abc-s-20-20-gore-used-fictional-film-clip-inconvenient-truth&urrr

The footage from An Inconvient Truth and the opening scene from the disaster flick The Day After Tomorrow are one and the same and to kick it further it is all COMPUTER GENERATED by HOLLYWOOD!

To think that he got a Nobel prize for stealing someone else's work and puching it off as his own.

GIVE BACK THE MONEY AL!
YOU PHONEY

4/27/2008 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sure is hot outside.

4/27/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Sun is actually just a star, and all stars lose their energy [heat] gradually until they burn out. They don't ever get hotter, just cooler, the longer they exist. Therefore, Global Warming is a meterological impossibility. If you don't believe me, ask a Meterorologist or an Astronomer. Global Warming is all about liberal politics and of course,
M-O-N-E-Y

4/27/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous senora sherlock's crime tips said...

While global warming is very important, I want to take this opportunity to share some of my investigative acumen with those who aspire to become detectives.

(1)Never ignore footprints and tire marks in the new driven snowfall near a crime scene. They often lead you right to the culprit.

(2)When your victim has an apparently lodged (not through and through) GSW with no corresponding exit wound and the pathologist is unable to recover a pellet, consider that the offender probably used a pneumatic cattle bolt gun to inflict the wound.

(3)Study harder!

Got to go now. The game is afoot.

4/27/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous dino said...

4/27/2008 09:35:00 AM Anonymous said...
...Global Warming is all about liberal politics and of course,
M-O-N-E-Y
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Actually it is more about control, but that is of course a facet of liberal politics.

4/27/2008 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous sven neilsen said...

Remember to invest in GREENLAND!
After the thaw, we will have the most fertile land/soil in the world!
And we dont have public housing or
as I see on this site; section 8.
We've even gotten rid of our Hitler
Youth program..................

4/27/2008 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sun puts out more Ultra Violet radiation when it has a lot of sun spots. When we are at Solar Minimum, which we are now, the Sun radiates less Ultra Violet radiation.
The Sun's sun spot cycle is about 11 years long.

Because the Ultra Violet radiation coming from the Sun, directly effects the ionishpere, Ham radio operators all over the world are waiting for the next sun spot peak.

4/27/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1977 there was a cover of either Time or Newsweek about the coming Ice Age. I remember it vividly.
That whole Global warming is as legit as the Job.PR nonsense, smoke and mirrors all to make someone some $$$$$.

Global warming = DOC meetings

old retired guy

4/27/2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunspots appear (and disappear) in regular cycles. We are currently in the beginning of "cycle 24" and the number of sunspots will gradually increase over the next several years. The number of sunspots has nothing to do with how warm it is on earth. Remember that when the last cycle reached its peak a few years back satellite communications (along with shortwave radio) was negatively impacted by the increase in electromagnetic waves created by the sunspots.
Try Wikipedia next time.

4/27/2008 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More bullshit from the libs, global warming what a bunch of dumb assholes! We need to slap them on the head and drill for oil, fuck them!

4/27/2008 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes me want to dust off my old bong and have a toke or two!

4/27/2008 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to worry with all the misinformation posted on this fine blog...

4/27/2008 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous dick wannabe said...

Senora Sherlock! Senora Sherlock!

Please tell us about some of your most memorable homicide investigations.

Are you thinking about writing a book, working title "A Deer In The Headlights"?

Did you discover the elephant in your living room yet?

Have you ever caught a cold?

4/27/2008 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous dribbler said...

Well, with all this cooler weather on the horizon, we won't need heavier weapons or Swat or any special teams, 'cause I heard Jody on the Roe Conn show and he said that people only get shot in warm weather and I believe everything he says he's my real hero I wish he could help me get my aluminum hat fixed the aliens are sending microwaves into my brain...hi mom...it's time for my medicine? Bye now...

4/27/2008 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the sun develops sunspots in the form of a smiley face, then I'll worry.

4/27/2008 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess those gigantic ice shelves the size of states breaking off and floating away into the ocean don't mean anything either. You goof. Stick to politics, because you don't know science.

4/27/2008 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous dr. hannibal lecter said...

Do you still hear the lambs screaming, Maria?

4/27/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Knock it off. Who do you think you are? Matt Drudge? Stop denying science!!! You look like an idiot.

4/27/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call it, Friendo!

4/27/2008 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea I heard Al finally went to the new energy saving light bulbs at his friggin mansion 3,000 of them...hey Al I'll turn down the A/C cause your so concerned

4/27/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
When the sun develops sunspots in the form of a smiley face, then I'll worry.

4/27/2008 02:57:00 PM

................

Now that would be cool.

4/27/2008 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Guess those gigantic ice shelves the size of states breaking off and floating away into the ocean don't mean anything either. You goof. Stick to politics, because you don't know science.

You mean the west Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse? The one the "size of Rhode Island?"

You must have missed the part where that ice sheet was thinning for the past 10 to 20 years and was expected to collapse for a while now.

How about the East ice sheet? Thicker and growing more than at any time in recorded history.

4/27/2008 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Rooftop said...

Just you wait and see!It'll get so hot there won't be enough talc to powder your freshly shorn yambag! Of course everybody knows, GW Bush, Cheney and Haliburton have cornered the market on talc! Try Wikipidia next time! Everything on there is true!

4/27/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the coldest year in the last 30? 2007- world wide it was the biggest drop in average temp. over the last 30. Why no news on that??

4/28/2008 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
More bullshit from the libs, global warming what a bunch of dumb assholes! We need to slap them on the head and drill for oil, fuck them!

4/27/2008 11:55:00 AM

If you don't think humans can have an effect on the environment the next time you're thirsty kneel down by the Chicago River and have a drink.

4/28/2008 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 'link' between sun spots and global warming is a theory- that is-a suggested link not proven- and we're only seeing one side of the sun at a time- perhaps one or two sunspots could be erupting on the other side?

4/28/2008 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunspots, I knew it! That's why Daley has been having a stuttering meltdown. When the next iceage hits he will be just fine.

4/28/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a shocking possibility. At the Democratic convention, the deligate decide that Obama and Hillary have damaged each other too much and run a Dark Horse, they draft Al Gore.

Either way vote Republican.

4/28/2008 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous redrum said...

Senora Sherlock:

I saw Anton Chigurh with one of those pneumatic cattle bolt guns in the movie "No Country for Old Men." Where can I buy one for cash?

I also want to buy a wood chipper and ten gallons of muriatic acid. Can you help?

4/28/2008 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

senora sherlock's crime tips said...
While global warming is very important, I want to take this opportunity to share some of my investigative acumen with those who aspire to become detectives.

(1)Never ignore footprints and tire marks in the new driven snowfall near a crime scene. They often lead you right to the culprit.

(2)When your victim has an apparently lodged (not through and through) GSW with no corresponding exit wound and the pathologist is unable to recover a pellet, consider that the offender probably used a pneumatic cattle bolt gun to inflict the wound.

(3)Study harder!

Got to go now. The game is afoot.

4/27/2008 10:03:00 AM
*******************************

And check the skidmarks!

4/28/2008 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the idiot who stated that the sun is star and "Global Warming is a meterological impossibility" is completely wrong. The sun is a star- true- however before the sun cools it will heat up, expand, and will engulf most of the 8 or 9 planets (which ever you believe) like every other star. After that time the sun will cool and shrink like J-Fed's dick now that he sees what his job is really like. Just like a CR number, global warming will happen. Jesus Christ, the last thing we need is more rumors!!!!

--YourAnus

4/28/2008 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

warm my ass, it's friggin' snowing outside. wtf!!!

4/28/2008 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous senora sherlock said...

12:16 PM (redrum)

Behave yourself.

Are you "dating" again, DREW?

4/29/2008 01:13:00 PM  

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