Sunday, October 05, 2014

That Was a Bit Chilly

  • Cold temperatures are being felt throughout the Chicago area as some places saw brief flurries Saturday morning.

    Many residents in northern suburbs, such as Villa Park and Wadsworth, awoke to brief flurries - though the snow showers didn't last long as they developed into cold rain. It's the third earliest snowfall ever reported in Chicago, according to the National Weather Service.

    Temperatures began dropping Friday evening and continued to plunge below 50 degrees in many areas.
And speaking of weather, this amused us some more:
  • After 35 years of telling us carbon dioxide is melting ice in Antarctica, New Scientist is now saying carbon dioxide has caused the ice to grow for 35 years.
      
  • All that changed this month. On September 17, New Scientist said the ice is growing.
    From the article:
    Since satellite records began in 1979, the winter maximum sea ice cover around Antarctica has been growing at 1.5 per cent per decade. This year has long been on track for a new annual record, with 150 daily records already set. 
    The record was finally broken on 15 September and sea ice extent has increased since, according to data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center analysed by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology in Hobart.
    Wait a second, for years New Scientist has said the ice is melting at the South Pole due to global warming.
    Now it suddenly claims that it has been growing for 35 years?
The data shows it's been growing for 35 years. How about we just all go with this?


And someone bring us the head of Al Gore on a platter..

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41 Comments:

Blogger Clive Moss said...

You missed part of the article:
"More sea ice may seem odd in a warmer world, but new records are expected every few years, says Jan Lieser of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Hobart. That's because the southern hemisphere warms more slowly than the north, as it has less landmass, boosting the winds that circle Antarctica and pulling cold air onto the sea ice.

The melting of ice on the Antarctic mainland may also be creating more sea ice, by dumping easily frozen fresh water into the ocean, says Nerilie Abram of the Australian National University in Canberra."

10/05/2014 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of global warming....Rahm did his best to add to the temperature tonight with his Chicago Fire thing on the river. Let's just say if you thought it was going to be a colossal waste if $350,000, you get a gold star next to your name. They had "technical difficulties", and people were leaving. $350k literally up in smoke. They want to make it an annual event. How about a big "no".

10/05/2014 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of weather; could the Great Chicago Fizzle (I mean fire) on the river be an early sign of Rahm's failure for a second term? All that money spent for a spectacular display turned into a normal Wednesday/Saturday fireworks display. Hope this is another Rahm failure voters will remember come February!

10/05/2014 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Slightly O/T-

Yeah...
It was also chilly at Rahm's "Watch Me Set a Quarter Million of Tax Payer Money On Fire" festival too...

Where them 50 foot tall, big headed clowns at?

"Ha! Gotyermoney!"

Watching a dog sniff a clump of weeds before he squats and takes a shit would have been more in tune with the reality that is Chicago. More entertaining too, no doubt...

Yet another episode in this ongoing shit-show.

>One person slow clap & that dry, cynical cheer from Rocky & Bullwinkle<

"Let's hear it for Rahm!"

" 'raayyyy!"

>Pffffft!<
Another propeller head idea from Rahm "Itchy-Mind" Emanuel.

Breads.
Circuses.
Bullshit.
Fuckery.
Distraction.

10/05/2014 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why won't this president block all passengers from Africa coming here? Does he not care about the risks? It just doesn't make sense to me. I asked my
Liberal cousin and he actually didn't have an answer for me either., this time. He loves obama. I guess we all have that family member.

10/05/2014 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am.far.from a scientist but isn't dry ice carbon dioxide?

10/05/2014 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in high school for the first Earth Day. We were worried about acid rain and global cooling back then. The world was going to be covered in a sheet of ice and of course, we were all going to die and it was our fault.

Now, fast forward and the communist green movements children, are all telling us how were going to bake to death because of global warming.

Then, they realize that what they have been saying can't be proved so they change from global cooling to global warming and now finally, climate change.

Each person needs something to believe in. I believe in G-d and the special place the US occupies in the advancement of mankind. All you "diversity is our strength" morons can go eat some of what you're shoveling.

10/05/2014 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry SCC. Our President says the science is settled and climate change is real. He is the smartest man in the world and he NEVER lies.

10/05/2014 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The earth is billions of years old , the climate has always changed over time. Climate change killed the dinosaurs, early forms of man. The landscape of the earth was formed by climate change. Every 10 to 15 thousand years there has been an ice age and we are due for one. People don't think it can happen , why because we have the internet, facebook and Twitter. The earth is a living breathing life form and like every living breathing thing it adapts and evolves over time. Be conscious of pollution and do what we can to stop it but relax the earth will take care of itself.

10/05/2014 04:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Al Gore's gut has been growing for thirty five years. You eat well off the money of the misinformed.

10/05/2014 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You ever watch a movie and they say or do something so wrong it makes the rest of the movie bullshit? Northern suburbs - Villa Park?

10/05/2014 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous DUMMYCRAT FOR LIFE AND BEYOND said...

"And someone bring us the head of Al Gore on a platter"

Oh leave Al alone. He is an "entrepapanure" he saw a scam and made lots of money off it. It was easier then inventing the internet and he made no money off the internet. It was easier then being Vice President and he made no money off that job.

10/05/2014 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sick of this al gore scam. Even if it was a thing how's giving al gore money gonna solve it? He's got a hotline to the sun or some shit? Try again asshole.

10/05/2014 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

"Science" is largely funded by the federal government. It's in scientists interest to see continued Democrat party rule.

See, here's my hypothesis, I need money to prove it...rinse, repeat.

10/05/2014 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Villa Park is a Northern burb, or do they mean Lake Villa?

10/05/2014 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Pole is melting along with glaciers throughout the world. Ocean levels are rising as well.Keep on denying climate change, you'll just go the way of your ancestors, the Neanderthals.

10/05/2014 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting fir the Ice Age that was coming. Time Magazine said so circa 1973.


Anybody who has every taken geology or earth science classes knows the earth has gone through heating and cooling cycles since time began.

I'm all for clean air and water, but the Eco-Nazis are taking this too far

10/05/2014 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT a bit . . . So the great Chicago Fire Festival was a great flop. Thousands of festival goers left wondering why they had just spent $35 to park to wait in the chilly weather to watch floats that hardly burned, electronic mishaps, 30 seconds of fireworks and kayaks pulling pots and pushing projector screens no one could see. Not to mention the thousands that came down and couldn't see shit because once the rails along the river were filled no one behind them could see anything. The vendors sucked and it was lucky no one got killed as a result of everyone trying to climb whatever structure they could get on to see what little pageantry there was. What a incredible waste of taxpayers money. The one shining light in the whole fiasco was the pickpockets had a great nite.

10/05/2014 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed part of the article:
"More sea ice may seem odd in a warmer world, but new records are expected every few years,


every few years? try 35 straight years of records.

10/05/2014 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am.far.from a scientist but isn't dry ice carbon dioxide?

10/05/2014 02:05:00 AM
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You are correct. Solid form of CO2.

10/05/2014 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be conscious of pollution and do what we can to stop it but relax the earth will take care of itself.

The truth.

10/05/2014 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Department of Defense created the Internet.

10/05/2014 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My problem with the whole Global Warming cult is that they HAVE to convince us. I don't care what they believe. Why do they care what we believe.

Why are they so compelled to convince me that global warming is occurring? For the same reason anyone that makes a product wants you to believe you need their product.

In this case they are selling more government intervention and control. More taxes for the sin of increasing your carbon footprint (cute name they invented) - a carbon tax. Junk science to explain more of your money going into their pockets.

Do we want to take care of our planet? Sure we do. Do we want our pockets picked and more government intervention that will harm our Country's economy? No thanks Clive.

....and your picture makes you look like a wank. Every rich guys trophy wife uses a picture like that. "Look, I take important pictures"!

10/05/2014 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1980 they said we would be dead by 1990 because of climate change...by 1990 they said 2000...by 2000 they said 2010....well, you get my drift. There is no climate change....it's called summer and winter!!!!!

10/05/2014 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But, but, but, Al Gore said that there was to be no more debating about global warming, that it was settled.

Don't you know he says he invented the internet, and LOVESTORY was written about Tipper and he.

10/05/2014 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name one thing liberals have been right about in the last 75 years.
pin drop

10/05/2014 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clive keep telling yourself that

10/05/2014 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another city debacle!

It was for the children!

Vote Rahm out!

10/05/2014 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's AWESOME!!! That needs to be on a t-shirt and bumper sticker!!!!

10/05/2014 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say and claim whatever the hell makes you sleep better at night, but the bottom line is, there is a threshold for the amount of pollution and gasses this planet can handle. What we put into the environment, effects the environment. Once that threshold is met and exceeded I am a firm believer that "Nature will find a way" to run its course and correct it's own balance. Humans need not be present for nature to correct itself though. When people say savye the planet, they should really say save the planet to sustain human life. With or without us, the planet will be fine. Now go get Al Gore's head if you want but...

10/05/2014 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Great Chicago Fire Festival should be renamed. The Great Chicago Fizzle Festival is more correct. Big production, then nothing happens.

10/06/2014 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can say and claim whatever the hell makes you sleep better at night, but the bottom line is, there is a threshold for the amount of pollution and gasses this planet can handle. What we put into the environment, effects the environment. Once that threshold is met and exceeded I am a firm believer that "Nature will find a way" to run its course and correct it's own balance. Humans need not be present for nature to correct itself though. When people say savye the planet, they should really say save the planet to sustain human life. With or without us, the planet will be fine. Now go get Al Gore's head if you want but...

10/05/2014 07:47:00 PM


You base your feelings on what? What you've been told. Read, educate yourself, and stop quoting Jurassic Park. It was an incorrect comparison.

10/06/2014 06:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wait a second, for years New Scientist has said the ice is melting at the South Pole due to global warming.
Now it suddenly claims that it has been growing for 35 years?"
Anyone question where and how New Scientist is getting its data? If the writer(s) didn't realize that the ice was growing for 35 years, then no one made any actual measurements, did they? It's like when I can't understand why my clothes don't fit but I don't measure my stomach or tush - I can only speculate that the clothing is shrinking, and I'm happy to report it that way because, gee, then I don't have to feel responsible or anything.

10/06/2014 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Department of Defense created the Internet.

10/05/2014 09:49:00 AM


The Wright Brothers invented the airplane.

10/06/2014 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Be conscious of pollution and do what we can to stop it but relax the earth will take care of itself.

The truth.

10/05/2014 09:37:00 AM


Thanks. I can always depend on an anonymous posting on the Internet for The truth.

10/06/2014 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You can say and claim whatever the hell makes you sleep better at night, but the bottom line is, there is a threshold for the amount of pollution and gasses this planet can handle. What we put into the environment, effects the environment. Once that threshold is met and exceeded I am a firm believer that "Nature will find a way" to run its course and correct it's own balance. Humans need not be present for nature to correct itself though. When people say savye the planet, they should really say save the planet to sustain human life. With or without us, the planet will be fine. Now go get Al Gore's head if you want but...

10/05/2014 07:47:00 PM


You base your feelings on what? What you've been told. Read, educate yourself, and stop quoting Jurassic Park. It was an incorrect comparison.

10/06/2014 06:11:00 AM


His "feelings" are based on facts. If you don't believe the hundreds if not thousands of atomic,nuclear,hydrogen,and neutron bomb detonations along with pollution discharged into the atmosphere in addition to the thousands of satellites launched into space and reentering the earth's atmosphere does not effect the troposphere you're nuts. Look it up!!

10/06/2014 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/05/2014 05:27:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
You can say and claim whatever the hell makes you sleep better at night, but the bottom line is, there is a threshold for the amount of pollution and gasses this planet can handle. What we put into the environment, effects the environment. Once that threshold is met and exceeded I am a firm believer that "Nature will find a way" to run its course and correct it's own balance. Humans need not be present for nature to correct itself though. When people say savye the planet, they should really say save the planet to sustain human life. With or without us, the planet will be fine. Now go get Al Gore's head if you want but...

10/05/2014 07:47:00 PM


Why don't you try telling that to China?
I think we are doing pretty well as far as trying to curb pollution compared to how it used to be back in the beginning of the Industrial Age.
Now go hug a tree you stinking hippy.

10/06/2014 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Name one thing liberals have been right about in the last 75 years.
pin drop

10/05/2014 12:18:00 PM"

The Social Security Checks your Grand parents & parents have been receiving along with the medicare & GI Bill VA Medical& housing benefits your veteran family members have leeched off for years.

10/06/2014 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Department of Defense created the Internet.

10/05/2014 09:49:00 AM

I thought former VP Gore did.

10/07/2014 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Name one thing liberals have been right about in the last 75 years.
pin drop

10/05/2014 12:18:00 PM"

The Social Security Checks your Grand parents & parents have been receiving along with the medicare & GI Bill VA Medical& housing benefits your veteran family members have leeched off for years.

10/06/2014 08:08:00 PM


It's amazing that the goof criticizing liberals didn't know SS,G.I. Bill of Rights,and medicare were created by liberals if that's your term(FDR & LBJ). Republicans were against the G.I. Bill. Moreover, President Truman forced Wall Street to pay the dividends on war bonds bought by Americans during WW2. wall street wanted to pocket the money. so, for you American history challenged individuals...PICK UP A BOOK AND READ IT!!

10/07/2014 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the ignoramus who keeps prattling on about "Villa Park isn't north"

This is taken directly from ABC 7s website. If you click on the link, you can see it. Take it up with them, but we aren't in the business of correcting media lapses - we'd be here all day and night.

10/07/2014 04:23:00 PM  

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