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Joe Heller

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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    A study of a dozen of 2012’s wildest weather events found that man-made global warming increased the likelihood of about half of them, including Superstorm Sandy’s devastating surge and the blistering U.S. summer heat.

    The other half — including a record wet British summer and the U.S. drought last year — simply reflected the random freakiness of weather, researchers with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British meteorological office concluded in a report issued Thursday.
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    The likelihood of the record July U.S. heat wave that hit the Northeast and north-central region is four times greater now than in preindustrial times because of greenhouse gases, Stanford University climate scientist Noah Diffenbaugh found in his analysis.

    The kind of surge-related flooding that Superstorm Sandy brought to parts of New York City is about 50 percent more likely than it was in 1950, said study co-author William Sweet, a NOAA oceanographer.
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    http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Study-links-warming-to-some-2012-wild-weather-4789205.php

  2. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant! (Aside: and good riddance—please take Texas as well.)

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Richard Anderson

    Isaac’s Storm…a good read.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Radish

    Cue the denial trolls.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    Right on time. I’d offer a few facts, but you are just making things up and challenging us to give an arbitrary date for something you clearly don’t believe. So why bother? You’ll just deny the facts, whatever they are,either because you don’t believe them, or through an ad hominem argument that scientists are “pseudo-intellectual socialist scientists,” a statement that is as meaningless as it is insulting.
    Give us a reason to believe you might absorb something offered and not be a knee-jerk troll and maybe we’ll point you to where you can see the facts for yourself. You don’t even have to trust those of us doing the research.

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