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  • FTFA: Winter in the future will be like your grandparents' summer.

    Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?

    Global warming (rather, climate change) is real, but hyperbole doesn't help your cause very much. If anything, the increase in global temperatures will lead to more moisture evaporating into the air, leading to bigger hurricanes and bigger snowstorms. The hydrological cycle will get all wonky, but I don't think "winter" will become warmer than "summer."
  • Ned Stark is gonna be soooooooo disappointed.
  • I live in Florida. We never had a winter to begin with.
  • It's almost as if this planet wasn't created just for humans.
  • I don't particularly care for winter.
  • As a Canadian i welcome this "no winter" thing.
  • xanadian: FTFA: Winter in the future will be like your grandparents' summer.

    Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?

    Global warming (rather, climate change) is real, but hyperbole doesn't help your cause very much. If anything, the increase in global temperatures will lead to more moisture evaporating into the air, leading to bigger hurricanes and bigger snowstorms. The hydrological cycle will get all wonky, but I don't think "winter" will become warmer than "summer."


    Stop making sense. We have a crisis to wring our hands about.

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  • xanadian: FTFA: Winter in the future will be like your grandparents' summer.

    Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?

    Global warming (rather, climate change) is real, but hyperbole doesn't help your cause very much. If anything, the increase in global temperatures will lead to more moisture evaporating into the air, leading to bigger hurricanes and bigger snowstorms. The hydrological cycle will get all wonky, but I don't think "winter" will become warmer than "summer."


    In San Francisco, only 14 degrees separate the hottest month's average high from the coldest month's average high.

    And that was just my first guess. I'm sure there are some places where this claim could be true.

    Not many, though.
  • xanadian: Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?


    No, they said it would be like it. And if we're going to project current trends, that's a very real possibility in some places.

    A GLOBAL average change of 4C can have much, much, MUCH more serious effects on a REGIONAL level. Just because the worldwide average is 4C doesn't mean some localized changes couldn't be on the order of 10C or more.

    / averages and shiat... how do they work?
  • Does this mean we're going to have to adapt? Yeah humans are really bad at that...
  • xanadian: Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. 

    4C is 39F
  • xanadian: FTFA: Winter in the future will be like your grandparents' summer.

    Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?


    It's due to this typo in the report:
    Projections for a 4°C world show a dramatic increase in the intensity and frequency of high-temperature extremes. Recent extreme heat waves such as in Russia in 2010 are likely to become the new normal summer in a 4°C world. Tropical South America, central Africa, and all tropical islands in the Pacific are likely to regularly experience heat waves of unprecedented magnitude and duration. In this new high-temperature climate regime, the coolest months are likely to be substantially warmer than the warmest months at the end of the 20th century. In regions such as the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Tibetan plateau, almost all summer months are likely to be warmer than the most extreme heat waves presently experienced. For example, the warmest July in the Mediterranean region could be 9°C warmer than today's warmest July.

    That should be "the coolest summer months".
  • elchip: xanadian: FTFA: Winter in the future will be like your grandparents' summer.

    Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. Are you telling me that my winter (about 20-30F, PLUS 7, which leads to 27-37F) will be WARMER than my grandparents' summer (60s and 70s)?

    Global warming (rather, climate change) is real, but hyperbole doesn't help your cause very much. If anything, the increase in global temperatures will lead to more moisture evaporating into the air, leading to bigger hurricanes and bigger snowstorms. The hydrological cycle will get all wonky, but I don't think "winter" will become warmer than "summer."

    In San Francisco, only 14 degrees separate the hottest month's average high from the coldest month's average high.

    And that was just my first guess. I'm sure there are some places where this claim could be true.

    Not many, though.


    South Florida. I'd bet 15 degrees winter to summer overall shift.
  • Oh thank goodness. Here it is Tuesday already and we haven't yet had a global warming biatchfest this week. That was a close one.
  • I see trees of green, red roses too
    I see them bloom for me and you
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

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  • Since he hasn't shown up yet, can we all agree to ignore (or point at & laugh at) the guy who argues from the cherry-picked chart that spansmaybe a decade??
  • letrole: 4C is 39F


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    Scale conversion does not work that way!
  • letrole: xanadian: Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. 

    4C is 39F


    Celsius is a religion.
  • All I will retain from this article is the "f" word. As soon as I saw that, everything no matter how well written (and this article was not) meant nothing.
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    letrole: 4C is 39F

    [morbo.jpg]

    Scale conversion does not work that way!


    Ideally it'd be expressed in Kelvin, but then you'd get people like the guy on Fark who, I kid you not, posted a chart with absolute zero as a baseline to show how a 4 degree difference was no big deal.
  • Tat'dGreaser

    It's almost as if this planet wasn't created just for humans


    Shhhh!

    Thats too much truth for most people to handle
  • Lar Jorgen:

    letrole: xanadian: Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F.

    4C is 39F

    Celsius is a religion.


    Letrole is a surname.
  • I welcome it. To hell with winter. Who needs snow? Hibernation? Fff to hell with bears too.
  • Those Sandy sized giant hurricanes are really gonna suck when they are cat. 5 on landfall.
  • Lar Jorgen: letrole: xanadian: Hahaha no. 4C is about 7F. 

    4C is 39F

    Celsius is a religion.


    Atheist! Heretic! Everyone knows that Kelvin is the one and only path to true salvation!
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