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Don't forget about the thunder and lighting.... thunder and lighting whilst snowing.

Posted by Jimmy Legs | April 19, 2008 4:22 PM
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Don't forget about the thunder and lighting.... thunder and lighting whilst snowing.

Posted by Jimmy Legs | April 19, 2008 4:22 PM
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@1 & 2 - click once, man.

Posted by Jimmy Legs | April 19, 2008 4:24 PM
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I'm going snowboarding tomorrow.

Posted by Dan Savage | April 19, 2008 4:49 PM
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What have you got to say about "global warming" now Mr. Smarty pants?

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | April 19, 2008 4:50 PM
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i love it. why can't it stick? i'm sure i'm in the minority here...

Posted by infrequent | April 19, 2008 4:56 PM
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The snow and rain fucked our garage sale.

Posted by Fnarf | April 19, 2008 5:38 PM
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"sometimes the snow comes down in june,
sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon . . . ."

(sorry, couldn't resist!)

maybe there'll still be snow on the mountain in late April. had a tough quarter last quarter, couldn't really get out, would love to catch a run or two . . . .

(just me ramblin' . . .)

Posted by feom | April 19, 2008 5:40 PM
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"Arenít crazy weather extremes a sign of climate change?"

Perfectly natural weather changes! That's what President Bush says! We can drive our SUVs around as much as we want! It's perfectly natural!

Posted by Y.F. | April 19, 2008 5:54 PM
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That Suns-Spurs game was worth staying inside for.

Posted by Bud Dickman | April 19, 2008 6:01 PM
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Thundersnow! I love it. Of course, we've had it twice this week already, but you expect that in Colorado. Rocky Moumtain High and all that.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 6:10 PM
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Thundersnow! I love it. Of course, we've had it twice this week already, but you expect that in Colorado. Rocky Mountain High and all that.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 6:11 PM
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Slog really needs to get a server that works the first time. No apologies here.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 6:15 PM
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@ Dan: Break a leg! Ha ha, I'm so funny. Tee hee.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 6:22 PM
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Im tired of this shit. Everybody loves the sunshine. People get brown in the sunshine.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 19, 2008 7:02 PM
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Don't get too brown, BA, we wouldn't want you gettin mistaken for one o' them Mezzicans an' gettin deported.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 7:20 PM
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Any of you guys ever heard of HAARP?

Posted by Gomez | April 19, 2008 7:31 PM
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Snow! Yay! It snowed in Vancouver, WA too! Enough to pile a bit in the grass even! I think the snow is probably good for the snow pack! Latest recorded snow date in Seattle was April 17, 1972. I saw it on TV or a website or something. Sorry, bad referencing.

Posted by Kristin Bell | April 19, 2008 7:36 PM
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Once more. you crazy Western Jewish-loving idol-worshipers are missing the point. In your pursuit of greed and unholy fornication, you continue to blaspheme Allah (the one, true, and only God, may He live forever in Eternal Glory) in your faithless pursuit of darkness and hedonism.

Posted by ibn al Moqtada ban Over-Under | April 19, 2008 7:39 PM
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Thundersnow sounds like some really hard-core blow. Like the shit they do off Unpaid Intern's ass on deadline night at The Stranger.

Well...a boy can dream, right?

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | April 19, 2008 7:44 PM
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Yah, Jube, thundersnow is pretty cool. Not quite that cool, but still trippy.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 7:50 PM
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#17: Don't even start, wingnut.

Posted by joe mama | April 19, 2008 8:05 PM
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Sure, HAARPanet, that's what Al Gore invented, right?

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 8:33 PM
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(Or maybe it was Larry Niven.) Obscure sci-fi reference, so solly.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 8:37 PM
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It was sunny and in the mid-70s in Michigan today. A lovely night for Passover! L'chaim!

Posted by Michigan Matt (soon to be Balt-o-matt) | April 19, 2008 8:39 PM
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22, i don't follow...how does referencing haarp make 17 a wingnut?

from the haarp site:

The research to be conducted at HAARP falls into two broad categories:
The study of basic natural processes that occur in the ionosphere under the natural but much stronger influence of solar interaction. This includes studying how the natural ionosphere affects radio signals with the goal of developing techniques that may be available for mitigating these effects to improve the reliability and/or the performance of communication and navigation systems.
Development of technology to use effects produced through ionospheric interactions. One example of this is learning how to generate new signals in the ELF range for the real application of subsurface communications.

ok, so that last bit sounded like star trek last gen to me --i'm no scientist. (i understand biology, tho). explain.

Posted by ellarosa | April 19, 2008 8:47 PM
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So let me get this straight:

Hot day in December = global warming.

Snow day in April = global warming.

I call bullshit. Once you blame snow AND heat on global warming, is there anything you can't blame on it? Come on people, this is retarded.

Posted by Whatever | April 19, 2008 9:13 PM
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www.junkscience.com

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 19, 2008 9:17 PM
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I just don't get it. Today it apparently snowed in Seattle, yet in Vermont we topped out at 80. Talk about a role reversal.

Posted by MiddKid | April 19, 2008 9:49 PM
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@27 & 28:

You guys seriously need to stop believing stupid right-wing conspiracy whackos.

28: junkscience.org is a site paid for and maintained by a guy on the payroll of Exxon/Mobil. It's not the unbiased info you think it is. It's a site that shills for the oil industry. Earlier in his career, that same guy who maintains this site took money from RJ Reynolds to attempt to dispute that tobacco is unhealthy. If you believe him, you're retarded.

27: Global Warming theory holds that as the atmosphere changes, weather becomes more extreme and unpredictable. It is purely ignorance on your part to surmise that it simply means temperatures get warmer.

Climate change denialism is about as reasonable as believing evolution is a myth or the earth is flat. Turn off the Alex Jones and go outside.


Posted by AMB | April 19, 2008 9:52 PM
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OK.... This is starting to piss me off.

Yes, CO2 emissions (and partially burned hydrocarbons and lots of other airborne shit) completely suck, and our pollution may help turn us into another Venus, but there's more to the story than that.

Lesser factors include orbital variance (the changing mean distance of Earth to the Sun on a cycle of about 250,000 yrs) and the changing of Earth's rotation angle (relative to its orbital plane, the 'Precession of the Axis', a cycle around 30,000 yrs) both which affect the strength of the Sun's photons reaching Earth.

The biggest factors are Antarctica (ferns grew there 5mya! It was tropical not that long ago!) and a 'land locked' North Pole. These both currently prevent a more balanced 'global climate' due to restricted polar/tropical ocean current flow.

All of these factors have caused several 'mini ice ages' in recent human/primate history (i.e., the last 5,000,000 yrs or so).

So..... our polluting ourselves to death may keep the universe from freezing us to death. Ya gotta love the irony.

Ugh. I hope that's somewhat coherent. I just hate the whole "the weather's f'd up, GLOBAL WARMING!!!!"


Posted by drewl | April 20, 2008 12:53 AM
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When I was a kid back in the '60's, there was this saying going around, "if you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem."

The issue ISN'T "how much of current climate change is due to natural cyclical occurances, as opposed to human occurances", it's "what can we do to minimize the 'human factor' contributing to climate change"?

Because anyone who categorically denies that the presence of 6+ BILLION human beings, along with their associated agricultural and industrial activities AREN'T causing appreciable alterations to earth's natural climactic systems is simply ignoring the obvious.

The irony being of course, that we can continue to fuck things up to the point that the earth becomes effectively uninhabitable for 90% of existing life-forms, including human beings, but there will still be a few hardy survivors that manage to adapt to the altered environment; and heck, what's a billion years or two on a planetary time-scale?

We just won't be around to witness the results of our little "experiment" is all, but my guess is, old Mother Earth, or whatever the new kids to rise up out of the postmordial muck call it, can get along just fine wihtout us.

Posted by COMTE | April 20, 2008 1:16 AM
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Crazy extreme oscillations in local and global weather patterns ... sounds like Global Warming to me.

Seen hail twice in two days ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 20, 2008 1:47 AM
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As of this moment, everyone is required to stop using the term "Global Warming" as it is misleading and incorrect. Better is "Global Climate Change" or some permutation of that- the Earth is not uniformly warming, but changing in climate in different ways everywhere.

For instance, melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet will cause cold water to enter the Atlantic and interrupt the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic drift, those handy warm-water currents that keep those in Britain and Northern Europe from freezing their stones off at 54N. Their experience of climate change will initially be cooling.

A localized example yes, but it proves the point. As a geologist, there's much more going on than the news would care to report (sea level rise will be countered by a process called isostasy, for example, so those numbers they throw around such as 65m are the extremes, and not too likely) or even deign an understanding of- and catastrophism makes for good ratings.

Posted by Tdub | April 20, 2008 1:48 AM
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However, it is causing a warming in the global median temperatures, and a rapidly accelerating melting of the world's glaciers and ice caps. In addition to larger oscillations in temperature and weather patterns.

Hence "Global Warming".

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 20, 2008 2:19 AM
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COMTE, I ain't arguing. When I was a kid in the 60's, I was still sucking my thumb. We humans ARE having a profound effect on our environment. But because of the 'shit in our own nest' factor, I find it ironically amusing that our bad toilet training (so to speak) may keep us from freezing our asses off.

Posted by drewl | April 20, 2008 2:32 AM
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Hmmmmmmmm, every time, and no matter how I parse it, I try to post a couple excerpts from Dan Savage's pro-war piece from October 2002 the spam filter blocks it. The Slog spam filter seems to be rejecting the title and quotes from the article as spam. How amusing that Dan Savage is afraid to have his own words posted to Slog. Words that are probably the most important that he ever wrote. Or at least words that he used flippantly to address the most important issue he ever wrote about. Words that supported a Bush policy of war crimes and imperialism. Here's a tiny url to Dan's article:
http://tinyurl.com/63rfxd

Posted by Dan the brave and savage warrior | April 20, 2008 10:18 AM
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that does suck about the garage sale, though. yeah, snow in april can be inconvenient.

Posted by infrequent | April 20, 2008 10:38 AM
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Hmmmmmmmm, every time, and no matter how I parse it, I try to post a couple excerpts from Dan Savage's pro-war piece from October 2002, or link to it, the spam filter blocks it. The Slog spam filter seems to be rejecting the title and quotes from the article and link as spam. How amusing that Dan Savage is afraid to have his own words posted to Slog. Words that are probably the most important that he ever wrote. Or at least words that he used flippantly to address the most important issue he ever wrote about. Words that supported a Bush policy of war crimes and imperialism. Here's a tiny url to Dan's article:

http://tinyurl.com/63rfxd


Posted by some jerk | April 20, 2008 10:44 AM
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Snowed today, too. April 20, new record.

Posted by Fnarf | April 20, 2008 1:12 PM
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i think this is bethany's first post that doesn't link to at least three of her other slog posts/columns/reviews. love it!

Posted by ash | April 20, 2008 3:25 PM
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@25: Sure, let's go through this "X cold event because of global warming!" every freaking time as if it's a refutation. People tend to get a better grasp of the problem when you explain it as overall change due to warming, which will be experienced in different ways around the world.

Hence Global Climate Change.

Posted by Tdub | April 20, 2008 3:35 PM

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