AGW Today: Chicago Storm Blamed On Globull Warming

On the 26th, I dropped this Tweet

How soon till the Chicago storm and tornado are blamed on climate change?

One day later, on the 27th, we get this absurd diatribe from Think Insanity Progress

Fueled by fossil fuel pollution, an unprecedented, freak “land hurricane” swept through the continental United States, leaving a path of devastation from Saskatchewan to Texas — while the Republican Party has been taken over by a hurricane of science denial. Our destabilized climate system, supercharged with billions of tons of manmade global warming pollution, is unlike anything in the historical record. “Welcome to the Land of 10,000 Weather Extremes,” Minnesota meteorologist Paul Douglas gasped. “The storm is huge,” Peter Kimbell, emergency preparedness meteorologist for Environment Canada, said. “Much of North America is being affected by this storm. It’s covering millions of square kilometers.”

So, now weather is climate. Interesting that tornadoes are prevalent enough in Minnesota that the Dept. of Health actually has a webpage about them. Anyhow, perhaps they should have told Al Gore about that “manmade global warming pollution”

Recently, Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore toured again. Or maybe he does that all the time. This time, he turned up in Gothenburg (Sweden) for the usual alarmist talk. In advance, all distinguished guests were politely advised to – if possible – use any form of public transportation to go to the event, in order to minimize CO2 emissions.

Intriguingly, the Master of World Climate himself arrived in a rental car (with or without driver is unclear), from the airport, and subsequently left the engine running for the entire lecture. That is to say, about one hour.

After the ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo, it is customary that the laureate is invited to the Swedish capital Stockholm, for a cordial visit. The train ride, supposedly the environmental choice according to Mr. Gore, is approximately four hours. However, he opted for the cosier ride with one of the Swedish government aircrafts.

Think Progress to slam the Goracle in 3…2…1……1…..1…..1…..1….1….1….

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10 Responses to “AGW Today: Chicago Storm Blamed On Globull Warming”

  1. captainfish says:

    “LAND HURRICANE”?!!?!?!?!?!?!

    Is that any relation to the land shark? Water Cats?
    Sky Dragon?

    All I can do now is shake my head. The sheer insanity has no valid meaningful response except to suggest psychiatric medicines.

    If you tell them that the data currently shows that the globe is in a cooling phase and that the polar ice is in a growing phase, and all they come back with you is…. “well, the Land Hurricane caused by Global Warming from Human Pollution is causing Land Hurricanes blowing away half the US.”

    ummmmm….. ok? Let me call a doctor for you.

  2. Kevin says:

    I know you don’t believe in AGW, but it’s a fact, plain and simple. For example, the light in our fridge burned out the other day. What POSSIBLE reason could there be for that happening other than global warming?

    None. There are none. We’ve got to tax the crap out of everyone who uses energy, or more people will suffer the terrible fate of having a burned out light in their refrigerators. Oh, the humanity!

  3. captainfish says:

    Kevin, Kevin, Kevin. Don’t you know. The Communists have come to save the day. Just put a CFL in your fridge and the world will be happy once again.

    (course, if it breaks, you will have to hire a professional government certified cleanup crew to throw your whole fridge away in a toxic waste disposal unit.)

    CFL bulb for fridge: $3
    Getting list from state gov’t of certified cleanup crews: $15 plus stamp
    Getting a license to have toxic waste removal conducted in a residential area: $500
    Hiring the only available toxic waste cleanup crew in the region: $2500
    Paying the disposal fee of your fridge in to the toxic waste disposal site: $250

    knowing all this could been saved with the purchase of a $1 fridge bulb….. Priceless

  4. I have to wonder, is there a CFL for the fridge? Or really low wattage ones? I have a little desk lamp at my bedside I use for reading, and have an incandescent 15 watt bulb in it. It blew out, so, I went to get another. Since I was out near Lowe’s and Home Depot (near the library I was going to that day), I stopped in to look. Nope. Lowest I could find in CFL was equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent. I searched on the ‘net. Nope. I also needed one of those round types for over the bathroom sink. Nothing in CFL. Couldn’t find anything I would put above my bathroom mirror. They all looked like crap.

  5. captainfish says:

    Well, but I am sure you found the CFL oven bulbs right? I think those were the first approved by the FDA. And EPA.

  6. John Ryan says:

    yeah lowest barometric pressure readings EVAH !! This frequent record breaking is getting to be an everyday occurence

  7. John Ryan says:

    My guess is that he had a local driver someone who knew the way. Small Jet travel usually gets something on the order of 15-20 passenger miles per gallon. Of course these figures are in defense of what appears to be a PERSONAL ATTACK on Mr Gore, something akin to what happened to Chrissie ODonnell where she was not attacked fro the policies she endorsed but the manner in which she lived. And Teach don’t feel bad about wanting to use a 15 W incandescent bulb. 15 W is a not using much power, perhaps on;y 5% of the lighting needs for that room so don’t sweat the small stuff.
    And captain Fish no need to go through all that you did (quite frankly I think you were stupid to have done it that way) next time. 300 CFL bulbs contain about the same amount of mercury as an old style thermometer.

  8. John Ryan says:

    Teach having correctly shaped and esthetically acceptable light bulbs in bathrooms is important to some men. Captain fish if EVERY CFL used in the USA were improperly disposed of the total amount of mercury released would still be MUCH less than the amount of mercury that they saved from going into the environment which happens mostly from burning coal for power plants.http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/change_light/downloads/Fact_Sheet_Mercury.pdf
    Don’t embarrass yourself by cut and pasting that type of pseudo science

  9. captainfish says:

    John, you are a complete idiot. My comment on the process of cleaning up a mercury spill was an ironic, unique twist, play on the Visa “priceless” commercial. Sheesh.

    And, no, a 15 watt bulb is not enough for a room. It is however enough for a small desk lamp – which is what he was talking about. And, those are dictated by the type of the lamp, its heat dissipation ability, etc. I’ve seen lamps up to 40w.

    I know you are a tree-huggin’ lib, but even you can’t be this ignorant.

    And, BTW, even one CFL bulb’s mercury is enough to cause a toxic waste response. Many states and the US EPA have advisories on how to safely handle the “spill response” from a broken mercury-containing CFL bulb.

    Besides, with all the massive expensive effort to get lead out of homes, to the extent that remodellers are now to become lead-removal experts certified by the EPA, that we are now supposed to put more mercury in our homes?

    Anyway, that’s not saying much, because those old-tyme mercury thermometers contain A HELL OF A LOT of mercury.

  10. captainfish says:

    Captain fish if EVERY CFL used in the USA were improperly disposed of the total amount of mercury released would still be MUCH less than the amount of mercury that they saved from going into the environment which happens mostly from burning coal for power plants.

    hahahhaahhaahah… and yet, you are adding to the problem there John, by pumping that mercury into the atmosphere to POWER those mercury-filled CFLs. How do you think those fancy curly-Qs get their energy?

    So, who is adding more mercury? Those who push to put more mercury in to homes, air and water, or those who want to reduce amount of mercury produced and stay with incandescents?

    And, why should we be forced to even deal with, handle, and work with MORE mercury in our lives? Why should we even risk the possibility of putting that much more mercury in to our landfills and water supply?

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