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July 29, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (29 Jul 2016)

Tis the season. Waves of thunderstorms to pave way for uptick in Atlantic tropical storms, hurricanes during August.

BTW, we're in the window for viewing the Perseid meteor shower (peak is on Aug. 12th). It's supposed to be spectacular this year with double the usual rates so if you're outside, check it out.


Is this the science that Hillary believes in? Correcting some bizarre and incorrect assertions on global warming.

THE STATEMENT: Bill Nye, the "Science Guy," claims that the Earth's climate is "changing 10,000 times faster than ever in history."

THE PROBLEM: The Earth's climate has changed catastrophically and rapidly at varying points throughout its geologic history. No doubt, the widespread extinction event of 65 million years ago, caused by either a meteor impact or worldwide volcanic eruptions, altered the Earth's climate more rapidly and thoroughly than the minor warming seen over the past century. The 0.8 degree Celsius (1.44 F) rise in temperatures noted since the late 1800s is, by comparison, a very tiny blip in the overall geologic record.

Some historical events to ponder when considering Nye's incredibly exaggerated claim. In 829 AD, the Nile River froze. But 300 years later, temperatures had risen so significantly (into what's called "The Medieval Warm Period") that the Vikings were able to colonize and farm a warm, temperate Greenland. At the same time, the British began to grow grapes and make wine. This warming is also documented in China's historical record. By the 1300s, however, global temperatures had dropped off rapidly, leading to what is now termed "The Little Ice Age," which lasted about 300 years. In a matter of decades, global climate swung profoundly - a much greater change, and in a shorter time span, than the 20th century warm period that Nye views as being so dramatic.

Here's the problem with "science" today. We should not accept scientific results that have not been repeated.

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