WEATHER REPORTED

An unexpected delight – this report on unusually toasty weather in New York doesn’t mention global warming once:

Just when it seemed like winter’s bite kicked into gear with wind chills in single digits last week, some unexpected mild air is moving into the region and will make for a fantastic start to the work week. By Tuesday, temperatures should hit at least 60 degrees for much of the tri-state region.

“It’s not quite June in January, but it’s good enough for me,” says CBS 2 HD Meteorologist John Elliott.

And so on, all very informative and useful. It’s like a report from olden times, before weather was political.

(Via Citizen Grim)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/08/2008 at 03:54 AM
    1. Warm weather doesn’t happen by itself, you know.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2008 01 08 at 04:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. OMG you mean we are experiencing weather patterns now rather than human generated global warming..  No it cant be .. end sarcastic remarks

      Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 08 at 04:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ahh!! back in the good old days! I remember them still:

      When you could talk about the weather like you might talk about life’s other ponderables – and all in a genial kind of way!

      When you could call someone “black sambo” or “silly billy” or even a “monkey” and no-one ever got offended, or if they did they certainly never showed it!

      If the weather can be reported without blame, the maybe there is hope for us all!

      It’s a start, now about that monkey??

      Posted by Dave Wane on 2008 01 08 at 04:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #3
      It’s a start, now about that monkey??
      Wot?
      I fort tha’ geezer fork’d ovah tha’ gelt.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 01 08 at 04:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. The sun rises and sets. Weather patterns changes. Why? God alone knows.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 01 08 at 05:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. This only demonstrates that GW is so entrenched that to mention it is to state the obvious.

      Posted by Penguin on 2008 01 08 at 05:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Just when it seemed like winter’s bite kicked into gear with wind chills in single digits last week, some unexpected mild air is moving into the region…”

      Maybe this was the after effects of Barack’s speech. Who knows?

      Posted by genius on 2008 01 08 at 05:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. The weather is a redistribution of the suns energy (heat)

      here endeth the lesson.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 01 08 at 05:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8 that is very profound

      Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 08 at 05:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Before we all feel tooooo good, the ABC tonight is running a show at 8.30 (I think) that has shorts featuring all kinds of global man made warmongering.

      Instead of watching it I’m going to change the weather where I live and take the V8 for a few laps.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 08 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #9, killa, I would love to say I researched that, but to be honest I learnt it doing my coxswains course – part of which involved meterology and weather.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 01 08 at 06:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Doesnt matter where you learnt it its still profound

      Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 08 at 06:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. They obviously didn’t teach me spelling though.  Doh!!!

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 01 08 at 06:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. Spelling is over rated just ask Bill Gates

      Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 08 at 06:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8 surfmaster: Have you seen this?

      Today, the Space and Science Research Center, (SSRC) in Orlando, Florida announces that it has confirmed the recent web announcement of NASA solar physicists that there are substantial changes occurring in the sun’s surface. The SSRC has further researched these changes and has concluded they will bring about the next climate change to one of a long lasting cold era.

      Space and Science Research Centre

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 06:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #15 no I haven’t seen it but it doesn’t surprise me, the sun is the provider of just about everything on the bloody planet, (except decent high powered cars), heat, light, day and night.  The sun can affect the weather, who would of thunk it?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 01 08 at 06:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #15 and #16 I dunno, bit wiffy to me.  Perhaps Dr Casey is the Tim Flannery of the skeptic world.

      Posted by entropy on 2008 01 08 at 07:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. I just saw a promo on the ABC for that Catastrophic Man-Made Glowball Warmening special that’ll be on later tonight too – jeepers, how scary!

      Here’s Kevni wanting to “protect the children” on one hand, and “our” ABC showing things to frighten the bejeezus out of them on the other.

      I’d like an “Overblown Warmenist Hyperbole” filter, please.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 08 at 07:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. Well, it was 70 degrees F in Cincinnati yesterday.  Nice.  Very nice.  The melting of polar ice and flooding coastal areas and islands is a small price to pay for such nice weather in January.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 01 08 at 07:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Hi wronwright,

      was that really you on the lefty blog?

      I’ve been over there in my capacity as Senior Minionette. I’ve been practising my best Mata Hari.

      Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 08 at 07:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18
      Sorry, Spot. No can do on the “Overblown Warmenist Hyperbole” filter.
      However the Great Helmsman can make sure you’re never troubled by those confusing SSRC people on the internet ever again, with just a little tweak of his special “protect the kiddies” ISP filter.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 01 08 at 07:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. it was very warm in DC yesterday and promises to be so again today.  i never got out nor had time to check the actual stats. all i know is that i was rather warm even in the office.  but the big question is.. is it really a fashion faux pas to bring out the summer dress, sandals and straw hat in january?

      Posted by missred on 2008 01 08 at 07:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yes, I also remember those far off 1970s when a news report heralding a heatwave also reported on the sun’s activity thus explaining why we were about to be afflicted.

      #18, spot_the-dog, I can see where Kevni will have to do something about the ABC that the luvvies will not like.

      Posted by Crossie on 2008 01 08 at 07:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Rhodes Fairbridge and the idea that the solar system regulates the Earth’s climate.
      A very interesting 14-page pdf by Richard Mackey on the science of Rhodes Fairbridge, “one of Australia’s most accomplished intellectuals and an early expert on climate change”.
      New to me was the concept that the Sun is being dragged into weird orbits — and its output is being varied — by the complex gravitational forces applied to it by the planets.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2008 01 08 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21 “SSRC”?

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2008 01 08 at 07:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #25 spot: see post #15

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 08:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Apart from the Sun, there is also the heat sink effect of the oceans and heat production from the core of the earth.

      When they build supercomputers capable of accurate modelling of long range weather then I’ll take note of climate forecasting.

      Posted by Razor on 2008 01 08 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T George Moore dies.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 01 08 at 08:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. #27, Razor, at least in those day journalists were still keen to take into account the known science and work from there rather than the contemporary crop who only seem have an axe to grind.  Anything that does not fit in with their preconceived ideas is simply discarded.  I am heartily sick and tired of waking up to a news bulletin that starts with some global warming nonsense.

      Posted by Crossie on 2008 01 08 at 09:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. …some unexpected mild air is moving into the region…

      Clearly, Al Gore didn’t fart in your general direction.  Maybe Obama burped?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 08 at 09:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Re #15, thanks for the link, Sandi.  I’ve read a couple articles speculating something like that.  Time to stock up on the thermal underwear and firewood, methinks.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 08 at 09:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #22; The Deano says it is never the faux pas for the lovely lady to bring out the summer dress. When the weather is good, the ladies must add the radiance to the man’s life.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 01 08 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8: The weather is a redistribution of the suns energy (heat)

      Socialism!

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 08 at 09:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33 paco: You kill me, mano! ROFLMAO!

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 10:27 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20 Pogria,

      Yes, that was me.  I went inside the maintenance shed for a measly 5 minutes to take a deserved coffee break.  When I came out, I found no one waxing helicopters.  So I asked the VRWC Global Tracker computer to find where you went wandering to.  And MarkL.  A lefty blog?  For shame.

      Get back to waxing!

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 01 08 at 10:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. #31 TRJ:

      Time to stock up on the thermal underwear and firewood, methinks.

      Or, according to Al-Gore, wide-brimmed hats, sunscreen and rashies. Nah!

      A few years ago I was having strange computer problems at work and at home and, as it turned out, so was everyone else in the 250-personnel organisation I was with at the time (2002-3). The resident tech told me there was a spate of “sun spots”, and this was affecting the earth’s atmosphere and causing the problem.

      I checked it out on the web and found that he was correct, and that there had been warnings issued that this would occur.

      Anyone else?

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 10:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s unseasonably warm here in Philadelphia today, and I’m sure tomorrow the local papers will be all about the global warmening.  Sheesh.

      Posted by Kimberly on 2008 01 08 at 11:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Now if only we could get rid of all the Glowball Warmening public service TV ads featuring stern-faced children warning us that it’s the End of Days.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 08 at 11:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Excuse me, strike “public service” from that last post of mine.  The ads are paid for by glowball warmening scam artists with an agenda.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 08 at 11:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. #17 – agreed, Entropy. While the basic data is correct, the whole article had a whiff of doomscreaming and phoniness. This one is NOT going into the “AMMO” folder in my Favorites.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 01 08 at 11:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #40 Dave S: Agreed. I just take it all in and wait to see if any oither evidence supports the various theories.

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 12:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #41 Me: Ooops! OTHER. There, that’s got it.

      Posted by SandiM on 2008 01 08 at 12:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Good news out of the UK: you’ll be able to continue contributing to global warming even when you’re gone.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 08 at 12:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. This only demonstrates that GW is so entrenched that to mention it is to state the obvious.

      Global Warming.  George W. Bush.  Coincidence?  I think not.

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 01 08 at 12:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. So we won’t be seeing any more of those posts you get here every time it snows somewhere in the world?

      Posted by Jefferson Skates on 2008 01 08 at 12:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hoax Alert! A fishy smell is coming from SSRC, #15, et al.

      SSRC may very well be a hoax or scam.
      Steven Milloy starts his quote with “Anyone ever hear of these guys?” Another site calls it a hoax with scam overtones.

      Several pairs of eyes are on them, tune in next week after the dust settles.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 01 08 at 12:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’d like an “Overblown Warmenist Hyperbole” filter, please.

      Sorry, no such device exists.  However, you’re not totally out of luck.  The boffins in R&D have been working night and day on an anti-warmenist patch for the Protection Against Caterwauling Obsessives software.  Beta versions are available for a minor fee, no warranty stated or implied.

      Posted by Achillea on 2008 01 08 at 12:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. No warranty stated or implied

      Ah! The very words carved over the main entrance to Paco Enterprises headquarters, and tatooed on the forehead of every Paco Enterprises employee.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 08 at 01:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #45 So we won’t be seeing any more of those posts you get here every time it snows somewhere in the world?

      Nope.  Still going to have those, as long as we can wring a laugh out of it.  So, if it bothers you, you are casually invited to go elsewhere.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 08 at 01:40 PM • permalink

 

    1. Just out of curiosity: is Citizen Grim our own Grimmy?

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 08 at 01:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Uh oh, this just in from the Peoples Cube.  We don’t need to worry about Gerbil Warmongering anymore, they’ve stumble on Anthropogenic Continental Drift!!!! It’s an Incoherent truth!!

      Posted by Old Tanker on 2008 01 08 at 02:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m getting out ahead of the next trend and worrying about the Next Ice Age now.
      Won’t anyone think of the poor parakeets?

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 01 08 at 02:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27 Razor

      A serious question.

      How come the centre of the earth is still molten rock after all these years ?

      I didn’t do geology at school.

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 01 08 at 06:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. #53, Pickles,

      At least one brainy type says there’s a nuclear reaction at the core, which makes sense since heavier elements must have settled toward the middle while it was still all soupy.

      There are also reaction by-products to be found in gas wells.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 01 08 at 06:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Harry
      thanks for that, just one of the things that I have always wondered about.

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 01 08 at 06:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #51 Old Tanker

      Thanks for the laugh this morning!

      Posted by aussiemagpie on 2008 01 08 at 07:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. #53 – Harry’s summary of the current theory is accurate.  It is thought the molten rock is only under the mantle.  The centre of the earth is thought to be metal with a nuclear reaction occurring.  This generates waves of heat, which is just one variable in our climate.

      Posted by Razor on 2008 01 09 at 01:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28 Surfmaster. Glad you posted that. What a superb horseman was Moore.

      Normally Mackay people pick up on the good they send elsewhere but having lived there years ago I never heard anyone mention that. Maybe no one knew.

      When I was 16/17 I followed Baguette who they said couldn’t run the ‘other’ way in Melbourne but they still took him down for the Newmarket. Moore got thrown on him late and I got 5/1. I’ll never forget the call, with a furlong to go Moore took him out from the ruck and the genius of the combination split them so clinically from the others that it may as well have been a one horse race. No other jockey could have been so utterly skilful and decisive.

      The track was a big chunk of my life in those days and Georgy Porgy was a big part of that. Younger Australians these days don’t seem to relate much to the horse racing. Pity.

      Vale a wonderful Australian talent and personality.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 09 at 07:41 AM • permalink

 

  1. We watch John Elliott every morning. He’s a “funny” weatherman who is actually funny and quite charming. And he does not have his head up his butt. Although the producers do make him do green-this-green-that reports sometimes (as they do with other on-air personalities).

    Posted by SoberHT on 2008 01 09 at 02:14 PM • permalink