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Climate Panel Says To Prepare For Weird Weather 469

Layzej writes "Extreme weather, such as the 2010 Russian heat wave or the drought in the horn of Africa, will become more frequent and severe as the planet warms, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns in a report released today. Some areas could become 'increasingly marginal as places to live in,' the report concludes. Critics of the report note that 'Governments have in the past considerably weakened the language of IPCC summaries for policymakers,' and that the IPCC process tends to water down even the most obvious conclusions."
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Climate Panel Says To Prepare For Weird Weather

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  • Re:So (Score:5, Funny)

    by Ihmhi ( 1206036 ) <> on Saturday November 19, 2011 @04:57AM (#38107136)

    I totally agree! A bunch of scientists were wrong once. Sure, they got more data and reevaluated their models to be more accurate, but since they were wrong once there's no good reason to ever listen to them!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 19, 2011 @05:44AM (#38107312)

    Scientists aren't taking into account that our Solar System actually orbits around another Solar System some call The Milky Way Galaxy and none have taken into consideration that passing nearby celeastial bodies as well as passing through regions of devious electromagnetic and other phenomenon would surely influence our Solar sun in ways that would pass said influence onto the planets in orbin including Earth.

    There is just too much "new" to ever call any matter as predictable. I think the Geothermal activity is causing more global warming than anything in the atmosphere. Comparing another Planet like Mars to Earth is an example how Mar even with a dead core is much more habitable than Planet Earth because Earth has so-much sea water insulating the the hot core from scorching the surfact. Foremost, it's already a known fact that Planet Earth is experiencing Global Warming just like all the other planets whom are having much more detectable levels of erupting volcanoes so that is proof alone that there is some thing influencing the Solar System much more than Carbon output.

  • by MPAB ( 1074440 ) on Saturday November 19, 2011 @05:52AM (#38107346)

    Publicity for Ubuntu 16.04 or around.

  • Re:Warms?! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 19, 2011 @06:09AM (#38107400)

    Of course! I mean, it's OBVIOUS to anyone with eyes that a medium-term cooling trend means warming is going on - ahem, did you forget to mention it's the hottest year on record? Any climate scientist worth his salt has computer simulations that would predict that and many other potentialities.

    But I have to criticize your well-meaning retort which has sadly missed the mark. I'm here to help. I know what I'm about to say will be a tough pill, but I hope you will read it all and modulate your approach.

    First of all, your meme is antiquated: it's "Climate Change" now. Even accidentally using the word "warming" could make people wonder whether we've got a clue about what's going on when you combine: the atmosphere, water cycle, dynamic solar radiation output, orbital wobble, stardust, magnetic field change, clouds, vegetation rotting on a planetary scale, volcanism, oceanic flows, etc - and then pile on the overwhelming inputs from man-made sources that dwarf all the rest. Only when you sufficiently take all of that into account and countless other variables would one be able to accurately predict the climate.

    ** BUT WE KNOW **! That's what you have to always stress in these conversations. We hold the one and only truth, our mathematical models for climate are practically world simulators. That's our secret weapon, we have the facts about settled climate science. 9 out of 10 our scientists agree, that's enough for me! The words "Climate Change" properly convey the complexity of our thoughts and the always-expanding sophistication of our computer models. The word 'warm' is no longer politically correct and must be removed from your vocabulary.

    I'd also like to urge you to elevate the conversation more when you're making your points. If you've even got a prayer of changing the insufferable skeptics' minds, you must pepper in louder insults against their intelligence and add many more exclamation marks on your sentences with ALLCAPS!! Shame is a tool, you should feel no shame about shaming the bleary-eyed sheeple! Yell louder until they take notice!!!!

    "Extremely naive"? Are you kidding me, is that all you've got? That is almost ... FRIENDLY talk! That piece of eurotrash garbage you deign to graciously instruct might have just walked away with a smile! What you gotta do is really shank the (holocaust) deniers in the back and twist it and then break it off! Maybe you were in a hurry when you wrote this, but for godssakes, we're talking about Gaia in crisis! We could literally have months before the seas evaporate! The computer models predict a very sharp spike in planetary temperatures approx. 5-75 years from now!!!!!!!

    I just wanted to close by saying that we believe in you and we're pulling for you. Please, PLEASE become the bigmouth, hand-wringing, eco-religious, professorial douche you were born to be - it's for our own good!!!!!!!!!!

  • I think you misunderstand. The GP doesn't care about that. The GP wants to get high.

  • Re:Warms?! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Farmer Tim ( 530755 ) <> on Saturday November 19, 2011 @09:07AM (#38107936) Journal

    You're sure it wasn't just a blanket of dead moths? Those damn things pile up everywhere.

A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom. -- Parkinson