Thursday, June 2, 2011 5:44:04 AM
@almightybob1: No, I mean it was wet & flooding 116 years ago, just like today.
IF today is caused by AGW, WHAT caused the same event 116 years ago?
WHY can't the same reason for the old-time weather also have an effect on modern weather?
AGW `logic` is flawed in that it says one tiny part of the weather picture is MORE important than all the other pieces. And we should spend billions and trillions of dollars to "fix" it.
Back to Bill Nye: He`s asked a perfectly reasonable question: has AGW caused world-wide increases in tornados? He doesn`t know and flubbers about, looking stupid. BUT the question remains! Pro-AGW people tell us again and again it`s GLOBAL and local anomolies (like the Midieval Warming Period, which they claim is `local`) DO NOT disprove AGW. Logic then dictates that local anomolies also DO NOT PROVE AGW either! Like a 1 year heatwave, eh?
Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:26:23 AM
5Cats: I don't know, I`m neither a historian nor a climatologist. But even I have noticed several "since records began" claims being broken. You must have heard some of those right? Remember last summer`s heatwave?
CJ: there is no way you have any hard science degree with calculus knowledge like you`re demonstrating right now. Hell I`d still expect better from the soft sciences.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:12:29 PM
Next time don't try that baloney on someone with a science degree, or better yet don`t try baffling people with BS. Dude, seriously, stop talking before you hurt yourself.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:23:40 PM
Bob: first of all Glacier mass balance is calculated a bit different than sea ice extent. Why you may ask ? Sea ice can vary by thickness, so you can't just measure it by the area of sea covered. That is why I linked you the color density maps, which you said you couldn`t interpret.
Mass balance is not calculated by derivative, derivatives calculate the slopes of curves, not the mass or volume of ice.
Next time don`t try that baloney on someone with a science degree, or better yet don`t try baffling people with BS.