Study links global warming to Texas heat waves

Jul 10, 2012 by MALCOLM RITTER

(AP) — New research suggests that global warming increases the chances of heat waves in Texas, like the one that hit the state last year.

The government also confirmed Tuesday that 2011 was among the 15 warmest years on record.

Texas had record heat and drought last year. Part of the problem was a weather pattern called La Nina, which contributed to drought across the South. Scientists in Oregon and England used computer simulations to estimate how much more likely such are because of . Their preliminary answer: In years with a La Nina, about 20 times more likely than in the 1960s.

Other researchers calculated that in central England, a warm November like last year's is now about 62 times more likely than in the 1960s.

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Vendicar_Decarian
3.2 / 5 (11) Jul 10, 2012
Reality just keeps getting more and more difficult for the Denialists to ignore.

Like ParkerTard, UbVonTard, sunshinehours1, or whatever else he is calling himself today, all the Denialists have left are lies.

For example ParkerTard's latest lie that June temperatures in the U.S. are declining.

The following graphic - using his own data - proves his claim to be a lie.

https://docs.goog...kZnVld0U
ryggesogn2
3 / 5 (12) Jul 11, 2012
"Scientists in Oregon and England used computer simulations to estimate how much more likely such Texas heat waves are because of global warming. Their preliminary answer: In years with a La Nina, about 20 times more likely than in the 1960s."

GIGO
NotParker
2.9 / 5 (15) Jul 11, 2012
"Scientists in Oregon and England used computer simulations ..."

... to try and justify the squandering of trillions of dollars.

"2011 was among the 15 warmest years on record"

So, even with heavily cherry-picked and adjusted data. it was pretty cold compared to the last 14 years then.

June 2012 in the USA averaged 71.22F , 1.08F colder than 1933 (even after the data was adjusted to make the past colder and the present warmer).
PussyCat_Eyes
2.5 / 5 (11) Jul 11, 2012
http://www.dailym...age.html

"Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now and world has been cooling for 2,000 years" is the headline. Oh dearwhatever shall we do?
NotParker
2.7 / 5 (12) Jul 11, 2012
"His results suggest the Roman world was 0.6 °C warmer than previously thought enough to make grape vines in northern England a possibility."

http://www.newsci...ght.html
Howhot
3.5 / 5 (8) Jul 12, 2012
Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times

And you can attribute that warming to what? To what? If you said, sun-earth distance, that would be good. Now if you asked, why is it hot in summer of 2012, there is only one correct answer. CO2 from fossil fuel. Now if Noparks (he hates parks) would just fess up and admit he's a paid-for-troll he would make my day.

NotParker
2.7 / 5 (12) Jul 12, 2012
Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times

And you can attribute that warming to what? To what? If you said, sun-earth distance, that would be good. Now if you asked, why is it hot in summer of 2012, there is only one correct answer.


1) It isn't that warm.

2) Miniscule differences all caused by massive manipulation of past data.

2) Urban Heat Island -- 7 billion more people clustered into cities with thermometers

NotParker
2.8 / 5 (11) Jul 12, 2012
It isn't that dry either.

http://sunshineho...y-state/
rubberman
3.7 / 5 (6) Jul 13, 2012
1) Yes it is.

2) Miniscule in human terms, gigantic in geological ones and proof of the manipulations and their effects on the data from a reputable scientific source would be required to validate your accusations.

3) So every human on earth now lives in a city? I'm goin'to get me a free abandoned farmhouse, I saw a bunch on the way into work today...they even somehow had crops still in the fields!
NotParker
2.7 / 5 (7) Jul 13, 2012
So every human on earth now lives in a city? I'm goin'to get me a free abandoned farmhouse, I saw a bunch on the way into work today...they even somehow had crops still in the fields!


In 1900 the urban rural mix was 39.6% 60.4%.
By 1990 it was 75.2% 24.8%

By 2010 :"that means 83.67% of the US lives in metropolitan areas"

http://www.census...0090.txt

As for the farmhouse quip ...

"Many regionsfrom the Great Plains to the Mississippi Delta to rural New Englandsaw population declines. About 46% of rural counties lost population in the decade, including almost 60% of rural counties that arent adjacent to a metro area".

http://sunshineho...y-level/
NotParker
2.7 / 5 (7) Jul 13, 2012
So every human on earth now lives in a city? I'm goin'to get me a free abandoned farmhouse, I saw a bunch on the way into work today...they even somehow had crops still in the fields!


"Hit by an aging population and a poor economy, a near-record number of U.S. counties are experiencing more deaths than births in their communities, a phenomenon demographers call "natural decrease."

"roughly 760 of the nation's 3,142 counties are fading away"

http://www.cbsnew...635.html

"One hundred years ago, 2 out of every 10 people lived in an urban area. By 1990, less than 40% of the global population lived in a city, but as of 2010, more than half of all people live in an urban area. By 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people."

http://www.who.in...dex.html
Pressure2
4.3 / 5 (6) Jul 14, 2012
Parker, you say it isn't that warm, so you admit it is warm.

Then you go on to say it isn't that dry either. Well, you are correct, it is not a dry heat like the 30's which were not as hot as the last 10 more humid years.

You see you are contradicting yourself because a more humid earth even at the same temperature is a warmer earth. It takes HEAT energy to evaporate the extra moisture into the atmosphere even if the temperature is the same. We already have a warmer earth with more calories of heat in the atmosphere.
Howhot
3 / 5 (2) Jul 17, 2012
So true Press. Higher temps for more hours during the day causes more water vapor to escape into the atmosphere, drying the soil and making the air humid. Even with vapor in the air, plants welt and brown from lack of water in the soil. Of course Oil Industry spokesman Noparks will deny any claim if it hurts his industry.
NotParker
1.8 / 5 (5) Jul 18, 2012
Parker, you say it isn't that warm, so you admit it is warm.

Then you go on to say it isn't that dry either. Well, you are correct, it is not a dry heat like the 30's which were not as hot as the last 10 more humid years.

You see you are contradicting yourself because a more humid earth even at the same temperature is a warmer earth. It takes HEAT energy to evaporate the extra moisture into the atmosphere even if the temperature is the same. We already have a warmer earth with more calories of heat in the atmosphere.


Not relevant to the discussion.

But is it more humid?

AGW cult says record droughts this year.

Howhot
5 / 5 (2) Jul 19, 2012
AGW cult says record droughts this year.


And the AGW cult is correct!
Vendicar_Decarian
5 / 5 (1) Jul 19, 2012
Yup. Globally. Atmospheric water vapor is observed to be rising.

"But is it more humid?" - ParkerTard

"AGW cult says record droughts this year." - ParkerTard

Droughts are caused by lack of rain not lack of humidity.

Poor Mentally diseased ParkerTard.
Vendicar_Decarian
5 / 5 (1) Jul 19, 2012
A wonderful summary of RyggTard's life long struggle to educate himself.

"GIGO" - RyggTard
ryggesogn2
3 / 5 (2) Jul 19, 2012
AGW cult says record droughts this year.


And the AGW cult is correct!


Not in UK.
NotParker
3 / 5 (2) Jul 19, 2012
AGW cult says record droughts this year.


And the AGW cult is correct!


NOAA says average precipitation for last 6 months in the USA was ranked 16th ... 2 inches higher than the same period in 1988.

Year Inches Rank

1988 11.12 1 1
1934 11.59 2 2
1931 11.89 3 3
1925 12.01 4 4
1910 12.31 5 5
1963 12.82 6 6
1985 12.88 7 7
1966 12.92 8 8
1977 12.99 9 9
1956 13.04 10 10
1918 13.07 11 11
2002 13.07 11 11
1971 13.11 13 13
1911 13.12 14 14
1954 13.15 15 15
2012 13.22 16 16
1936 13.24 17 17
1930 13.25 18 18
1924 13.28 19 19
1926 13.30 20 20
1955 13.38 21 21

Wettest year was 1998 - which also was the warmest year in US history according to NOAA.

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