Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Global Warming?

  • Have you left your air conditioner in the closet this summer, and worn long pants more often than shorts? If so, you may not be surprised to find out that Chicago is seeing its coldest July in more than 65 years.

    The National Weather Service says 2009 has seen the coldest July since the official recording station was moved away from the lakefront in 1942. The average temperature this month in Chicago has been a mere 68.9 degrees.

    Even in the years before 1942, when the National Weather Service recorded temperatures at the cooler lakefront, there are only three years that had colder Julys through the 26th.
Mother Nature wants it cooler, probably so the Blackhawks can win a Stanley Cup.

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48 Comments:

Anonymous Harrison Lifer said...

No need to fret. Chalkie will adapt and overcome. Having to wear more clothes to compensate for temperature variances will also allow him better concealment of weaponry as well as constantly changing appearance.

7/29/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Blogger Loaded Dice said...

Come out here to Vegas.....

It was 113..............



But it's a dry heat......


...and it's not Chicago......



God Save the CPD........



Retirement is the GOAL......

7/29/2009 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, its been snowing, raining, and heavy humidity for almost a year. Please accept that its here, and that has nothing to do with Washington, cars, or airplanes. It is only a cycle, but it is a fact.
Slowing or minimalizing CFC's will help, hence the fossil fule shit in the media. Plus it makes SCARY or WORRYSOME news.

7/29/2009 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

Well, it's been cool in Chicago. But if you want the truth on the global climate, here it is.:

> •Based on preliminary data, the globally averaged combined land and sea surface temperature was the second warmest on record for June and the January-June year-to-date tied with 2004 as the fifth warmest on record.

Only a naive right-winger would look at Chicago or US climate data and pretend that told us something meaningful about a global phenomenon.

Source: National Climate Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2009/jun/global.html

7/29/2009 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But 1 month dosnt equal a trend, trends occur over many years. Jury Out!

7/29/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.theage.com.au/national/july-one-of-melbournes-hottest-20090729-e14a.html

7/29/2009 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is no longer "global warming" the politically correct term now is "climate change".

7/29/2009 02:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt anything we do has a negative effect on our planet. I am so proud to be American, god bless every Chicago Police Officer.

7/29/2009 04:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Mark Levin, Thats why the Statist now call it "climate change", there bullshit didnt work for global cooling, then global warming...

WAKE UP COMRADE

7/29/2009 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the only global warming is when gore passes gas

7/29/2009 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOOOOOHOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO BLACKHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/29/2009 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Global Warming?

Haven't you heard? It's not called Global Warming anymore. It was an 'Inconvenient Truth' that the term was inaccurate so they 'Conveniently' changed it to Climate Change.

7/29/2009 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how they don't call it Global Warming anymore?

It is called climate change.

I say this is Mother Nature's way of balance, everything stays the same in the end.

Lake levels are down? It rains like a MoFo and now the Great Lakes are at their highest levels ever.

I haven't watered my lawn since last summer, that says something.

I think it is time for Al Gore to give his Oscar back, he won it over false pretenses.

7/29/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Al Gore is full of shit (who cares what I think, a lot of his data is frivolous), but I can say that this is not normal. Anything that deviates from normal for extended periods of time, is cause for concern.

Remember last year? I thought we had 6 90 degree plus days. That's very few for a Chicago summer. Remember also last winter, which seemed to last FOREVER. These winters are terrible..no wonder it gets warm out and the animals shoot each other.

7/29/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Global warming is a scam used by the politicians to further their agenda. Read up on things, don't just listen to the politicians who tell you what they want you to hear.

7/29/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget about Al Gore and a cool summer in Chicago; the permafrost in the arctic region is no longer permanent. The perma part of it is over. Gore Shmore, something drastic is changing in the formerly all ice portions of the planet. No Democrat or Republican talk show nonsense can explain that one.

This post likely won't make it past SCC who doesn't believe in climate change. I am no Democrat but I spent last summer on a vacation up in Glacier National Park. It is much different than when I was there 25 years ago. As in very little of the glaciers left. The park people are now saying that by 2020 there will be No glaciers left there. And I didn't hear that from any Obama lover or CNN talking head.

7/29/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lake levels are down? It rains like a MoFo and now the Great Lakes are at their highest levels ever.

Not the case, more like back to the mean.

Great Lakes water levels rebound after long slump
July 18, 2009

Erie, shallowest of the lakes, actually exceeded its long-term average in June. So did Lake Ontario, although its level is determined more by artificial structures than nature.

7/29/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous FUNNY GUY said...

Anonymous said...

"...I haven't watered my lawn since last summer, that says something..."

7/29/2009 07:47:00 AM


I THINK IT SEZ YOU LIVE IN A REFRIGERATOR CARTON ON A VACANT LOT ON THE WEST SIDE, YOU REAL ESTATE TAX EVADER, YOU !

7/29/2009 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, SCC, your diatribes against the global warming trend really lose me. Seems to me it's been pretty well documented and the effects are disturbing. You really think it's just Al Gore hysteria. I don't think so.

Look at Texas, Australia.

7/29/2009 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, it's called "global" warming, and it means:

1) general changes in weather patterns around the world, not just in Chicago

2) general trends in weather patterns over time, not just one or two summers

If the mercury next summer is consistently in the 90s, will you give Al Gore some credit? I won't hold my breath.

7/29/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"...don't just listen to the politicians who tell you what they want you to hear."

7/29/2009 07:53:00 AM


You mean Ed Burke didn't get us a 25 % discount on the price of hauling dead bodies?

.

7/29/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Conal Mernack said...

I think that you do not understand how global warming works, it is not a case of we all get hot and then fall down. Global warming is a disruption of the normal weather patterns which will both regional and national and it will change. Thus during one time period in Illinois the weather will be cold while in another region of the US a drought will be happening, currently this is the case in IL and Texas. This will change, but when and how cannot be predicted it could be month to month, year to year, or cycle to cycle . The main problem will be that growing seasons will be affected and crops will be lost, the fear is that if enough crops are affected food shortages will be unavoidable.

If you look at the whole world as a system in balance, which weather wise it generally is, the oceanic water currents help maintain that balance through the movement of heat. Think of it this way, if you have ever gone swimming during the day the water was colder than the air but as night begins to fall and cools the air the water become warmer than the air. The same thing happens in the oceans, that heat is moved by the water currents, which explains why northern Europe is generally warmer in the winter time than America. The melting of the ice caps and Greenland will throw this cycle off, again causing in the least case scenario disruption in the growing cycle and the worst case scenario and ice age.

Either way global warming is here and we (humans) are a big part of the problem.

7/29/2009 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Tru Dat said...

Global Warming is a term of the past, it is now called Climate Change, now keep buying green and make Al Gore richer.

7/29/2009 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, they changed it to 'Climate Change' because of all the ignorant people misunderstanding it and thinking that it only has to do with the climate getting warmer. Global warming can cause it to be cooler in some areas too.

7/29/2009 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, it's called "climate change" now. Didn't you know the libtards had to adapt their anti-capitalist propaganda?

7/29/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A letter from an idiot in yesterday's Times where the goof conplained about not being able to have a day at the beach because of global warning. Aren't these the same fucking idiots that voted for Hussien Obama as the US's first Marxist president.

When people are this stupid do they deserve protection of the U.S.Constitution or should they be put into life rafts and pushed off into the sunset?

7/29/2009 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

realclimate.org

go talk to climate scientists here.

Remember the freakish day over the holidays where it went from 20 to 60 overnight, and the 2 straight days of rain?

that's not normal, that's the "change" part. global warming is a simpleton's way of trying to put a very complicated problem into a soundbite.

7/29/2009 02:54:00 PM  
Blogger PATRIOT said...

Just goes to prove that many people are just plain Simpletons. They'd rather listen to a Jug-Head like Al Gore, and a bunch of other opportunistic politicians and Snake-Oil-Salesmen, than to what they see with their own two eyes. No wonder everythings so F*ck%d Up....

7/29/2009 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Al Gore, Jr.; Liberal Opportunist said...

Inconveneient truth: Chicago cooler than normal.

Inconveneient truth: Some areas of the US hotter than normal.

REALLY inconvenient truth: Taken over the entire continent the mean temperatures are...um, the same as usual or a bit below normal.

Now, buy the fake stuff I invented right after the Internet. I call them 'Carbon Credits'. I'll wait for your reply in my idling SUV.

All kidding aside PS: When I was last in Glacier Park, they told me the park was named for its formations carved by glaciers, although it did have some small glaciers, they were very small. This was in the 80's when we were all bracing for the New Ice Age that "all scientists agree" is coming.

I learned years ago that the earth's climate was constantly changing, like Illinois used to be the bottom of a semi-tropical sea. Apperently they left that out of Algore's 4th grade textbook. Damn Tennessee educational system has let us all down.

7/29/2009 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's been cool in Chicago. But if you want the truth on the global climate, here it is.:

> •Based on preliminary data, the globally averaged combined land and sea surface temperature was the second warmest on record for June and the January-June year-to-date tied with 2004 as the fifth warmest on record.

Only a naive right-winger would look at Chicago or US climate data and pretend that told us something meaningful about a global phenomenon.

Source: National Climate Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2009/jun

Your bullshit meter is off the charts. There are very few actual climatolgists who agree with man made global warming. Most of those who do work for or collect a grant from the government, so they tow the corporate line so to speak. There is a petition going around that was signed by over 2000 scientists in the climate field that refutes your arguement. Harry Volkman, founder of the weather channel, has a pending lawsuit against Al Gore for his B.S. about global warming. The fact is that no one has enough data to claim one way or another that global warming even exists, and if it does, that humans are to blame.

7/29/2009 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well, it's been cool in Chicago. But if you want the truth on the global climate, here it is.:

Your bullshit meter is off the charts. There are very few actual climatolgists who agree with man made global warming. Most of those who do work for or collect a grant from the government, so they tow the corporate line so to speak. There is a petition going around that was signed by over 2000 scientists in the climate field that refutes your arguement. Harry Volkman, founder of the weather channel, has a pending lawsuit against Al Gore for his B.S. about global warming. The fact is that no one has enough data to claim one way or another that global warming even exists, and if it does, that humans are to blame.

7/29/2009 05:06:00 PM


Harry Volkman did NOT found the Weather Channel, it was John Coleman and that is a fact.

7/29/2009 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either way global warming is here and we (humans) are a big part of the problem.

7/29/2009 10:33:00 AM

Current climate changes have caused a village in Greenland that was previously covered in ice to reappear.
Please explain how we are causing this change. Did humans cause the global cooling that covered that village in ice?
Really, please explain.
Explain so a dumb person like me can understand.
"Based on preliminary data" won't cut it.

7/29/2009 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry Volkman, founder of the weather channel, has a pending lawsuit against Al Gore for his B.S. about global warming. The fact is that no one has enough data to claim one way or another that global warming even exists, and if it does, that humans are to blame.

7/29/2009 05:06:00 PM

John Coleman founded the weather channel. yeah that guy from ch 7

7/29/2009 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous The Ghost of PJ Hoff said...

In the age of the world, a few years, a few decades, a few centuries of readings mean next to nothing.

So, think back to the few years ago when we were sizzling, and the winters were milder than normal.

PROOF of global warming they all shouted. Shut down the world!

So now, a few cool years, they shout: PROOF of ... er ... CLIMATE CHANGE! Shut down the world!

Oh yeah, forget solar cycles, you know, the real engine that dives the planet. I don't bring my own bag into the store, I'm destroying the earth's climate.

Fine, call me back in a few millenia

Hype for an agenda. Period.

7/29/2009 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My butt after a double-bean burrito and 2 scoops of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is greener than Al Gore's jet.

7/29/2009 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be a believer in global warming if someone, anyone, builds an authentic replica of the real Chicago Stadium, even if it is built out of peanut shells. Otherwise, I hope acid rain destroys the United Center.

7/29/2009 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Complain if you must, but this has been one of the best summers EVER.

Nice cool temps that still allow shorts without high AC bills.

I'll take this weather anytime.

7/29/2009 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. 5:06 Pm,

I am a far right winger, I am so far right that you are lucky you are still walking the face of the earth Mr Asshole.

You whiney ass whores who are trying to save the polar bears have your head up your ass.

Did you ever see the plight of a polar bear that can't get laid. He finds a female, kills and eats the young amd then rapes the lady bear.

And we are supposed to feel sorry for this beasts.

7/30/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few hundred years ago people were having this same argument about if the earth was round and if the earth was really the center of the universe. The Republicans of their day, the Catholic Church, screamed "heretic" at Galileo and caused him all sorts of problems. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

Fast forward a few hundred years and the Catholic church makes an apology to the long dead Galileo and says that telescope thing Galileo invented might be worthwhile after all.

This debate among the conservative and liberal peoples today concerning global warming, climate change or whatever is similar.

Mankind will learn within a century whether "climate change" is junk science or a reality that some future generation must deal with.

As it is, anything that is so passionately debated by the right and left bores me in short order. Both the political right and left bore me terribly. CNN and Fox are both worthless and both serve only to further political agendas and thus cannot be trusted.

Now please excuse me as I must turn my A/C temperature down a bit.

7/30/2009 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray! Global warming must be a myth because Chicago is having a cool summer!

And the recession is over because I found a quarter in my sofa!

Get real...

7/30/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GLOBAL WARMING...The weather pattern here is a result of the JET STREAM in the upper atmosphere actually PREVENTING the warmer temps from reaching us, as it is actually shaped more like it is during the winter months. If you'll look at THE REST of the country, you'll ifnd the PACIFIC NORTHWEST reacing temps in the triple digits. THAT, my highly educated friends, is NOT normal.
Atmospheric testing has shown HIGHER than normal levels of CO2, NITROGEN and OTHER HEAT CONDUCTING GASES.
I am sure a few of us have travelled on vacation, and noticed the following:
Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.

Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise.

An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts.

Just cuz it ain't happening here, don't mean it ain't happening.

That's like saying if dude ain't robbing you in plain view it ain't happening.


I ain't sayin' nuthin...
I'm just sayin'...

7/30/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PATRIOT said...
Just goes to prove that many people are just plain Simpletons. They'd rather listen to a Jug-Head like Al Gore, and a bunch of other opportunistic politicians and Snake-Oil-Salesmen, than to what they see with their own two eyes. No wonder everythings so F*ck%d Up....

7/29/2009 02:59:00 PM


The proven fact with THIS statement quoted above is the goof opens his eyes, looks outside and thinks, "Hmmm...It's nice and cool outside. There's NO GLOBAL WARMING"

But his world doesn't extend PAST his block...and so he is ignorant of the OUTSIDE world. Take a look at the WHOLE picture, look at the petterns AROUND the world...not just around your frigging head.

ASSHAT.

7/30/2009 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I learned years ago that the earth's climate was constantly changing, like Illinois used to be the bottom of a semi-tropical sea. Apperently they left that out of Algore's 4th grade textbook. Damn Tennessee educational system has let us all down.

7/29/2009 04:43:00 PM

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

What do you mean the TN Edumakashional system has let you down?
We've got more dentists per capita and we vote Republican EVERY TIME!!!

7/30/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did you ever see the plight of a polar bear that can't get laid. He finds a female, kills and eats the young amd then rapes the lady bear.

And we are supposed to feel sorry for this beasts."

Wow. You're a moron. The fact that people like you read this blog makes me want to wipe it from my Bookmarks.

7/30/2009 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger Conal Mernack said...

This is a response to Anonymous said written at 8:16:00 on 7/29/2009

Current climate changes have caused a village in Greenland that was previously covered in ice to reappear. Please explain how we are causing this change. Did humans cause the global cooling that covered that village in ice? Really, please explain. Explain so a dumb person like me can understand. "Based on preliminary data" won't cut it.

7/29/2009 08:16:00 PM

I’ll do my best to explain it. Think of the earth as a series of systems in balance with each other, sort of like the Chinese concept of yin/yang, these systems have developed over the course of millions of years.

Your question asks about the climate system which is affected by the sun, ocean, and position of the earth. As the suns energy hits the earth the closest part of the earth heats up faster than those parts that are farther away. Thus the equator is hotter than the poles. Greenland’s position on earth places it the arctic pole thus the ice that covered the village is natural.

The earth also has a system for carbon dioxide (CO2) plants absorb the gas to grow and decaying animals and plants release CO2. The earth needs CO2 in the atmosphere in order to maintain/regulate its average temperature without the earth would be too cold to produce plant life as we know it. So basically the system is too little CO2 the earth is too cold, too much CO2 and the earth gets too hot. (There are people out there who claim this is false but they also claimed cigarette smoking is healthy for you.)

What has happened since the beginning of the Industrial Age is that man has been burning fossil fuels for warmth, energy, and production; this has released more CO2 into the atmosphere than the earth’s system can handle. Thus the earth’s mean temperature is getting warmer. This rise in temperature is causing the melting of ice in Greenland and it is man-made.

None of this data can be considered “preliminary” and if you can find a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth” page 66 has a perfect graph that shows the relationship between CO2 and temperature. I hoped this helped, I tried to keep it as simple as possible and if you need any more information, I’ll keep a lookout for them, but I could miss it because “Anonymous said…’ is a popular name on this blog…LOL

7/30/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Conal: Your 44 years old and still a student. Too much college not enough kindergarten in my opinon. The prob. is too many dudes like you out there with too much time on your hands. The best two points made in this thread are first that scientists are split about 50\50 on the existance of "climate change" and second if it does exist it is very likely a natural phenomenon that cannot be cured by me turning down my A/C or dumping my SUV. Now feel free to join the real world and get a job and pay taxes so you have some real problems like the rest of us.

7/30/2009 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Uh, SCC, what about Seattle and Portland right now? All-time record high temps. Global warming means just that: Global averages. You always point it out when J-Fed or Shortshanks cook the numbers to make a political point that's not supported by reality. So why the double-standard for this science, where you and others act like local temps are the same as global averages?

No one location can be held up as speaking for the whole planet. So if you say, GW is bull because Chicago has a cold summer, I can respond that GW is real because Seattle has a hot summer. And you wouldn't buy that argument, because it's bull.

It's the globe, not just where we happen to live. Melting glaciers worldwide. We're far enough above sea level that we won't flood, but in 30 years or so, I wouldn't want to be a retiree on the Florida coast. . .

7/31/2009 02:56:00 AM  
Blogger Conal Mernack said...

Hey Anonymous, yes I’m 44 and still a student, I’ll always be a student until I die. I find that opening a new book and learning something new to be one of the most enjoyable experiences in life. I’ve been taking classes while working almost my entire life some people prefer drugs or alcohol I prefer a book.

By the way you are wrong on your 50/50 assumption it’s more like 90/10, the 90 being in agreement that global warming/climate change is here. How do I know this? I asked the scientists at UIC, NIU, and Fermi Lab. I didn’t rely on Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, or Keith Olbermann to tell me what to think. Can they be wrong…yes, but that is why they continue to study the problem.

The problem isn’t too many people like me, the problem is too many like you who don’t open a book and assume that a kindergarten education is enough for you to get by on. By the way…I have a job.

7/31/2009 04:36:00 PM  

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