Tuesday, March 13, 2007

An Emotional Weather Report

How can like 20,000 scientists be wrong, huh? Like, no way. Einstein was a science guy, right? Well, the Nazis got a bunch of science guys, around a hundred, and they proved him wrong about relativism and stuff, and he said if he was wrong then they only needed one science guy to prove it, and they didn't have one they had like a hundred so they got it wrong, huh? Well, for me, I'm sort with Al Gore, you know? I like that he's really shiny and stuff.


(These guys are scientists or something. I don't really know but I love the picture.)

There are those bummer types who complain that the weather- man can't predict the weather over the course of the weekend so how can we expect them, like, scientists, to predict the weather over the course of a lot of years? Well, duh! Read the Sierra Club report, dude.


And if that's not good enough for you I'm including some lyrics from Tom Waites at the end.
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There will always be some uncertainty surrounding the prediction of changes in such a complex system as the world's climate. Nevertheless, we support the IPCC's conclusion that it is at least 90% certain that temperatures will continue to rise, with average global surface temperature projected to increase by between 1.4 and 5.8°C above 1990 levels by 2100. This increase will be accompanied by rising sea levels, more intense precipitation events in some countries, increased risk of drought in others, and adverse effects on agriculture, health and water resources. Statement truncated


Readers might notice that the US National Academy of Sciences is not on the list. But read below to see that its position is that of the IPCC.

It's been said that getting scientists to agree on much is like herding cats. We recommend you keep this in mind when putting the present day level of general agreement in perspective.

Yes, there are contrarians. There always will be. But there aren't many of them and a significant fraction of these are supported directly or indirectly by the fossil fuel industry. Just as in the case of the smoking-cancer link, there will always be "experts" who support the self-serving industry position and deny the science.

Unfortunately, the stakes in global climate change and the fossil fuel industry are even higher than they are with tobacco and cancer. The planet's climate is at stake.

http://www.sierraclub.ca/national/programs/atmosphere-energy/climate-change/ten-myths.html
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late night and early morning low clouds
with a chance of fog
chance of showers into the afternoon
with variable high cloudiness
and gusty winds, gusty winds
at times around the corner of
Sunset and Alvorado
things are tough all over
when the thunder storms start
increasing over the southeast
and south central portions
of my apartment, I get upset
and a line of thunderstorms was
developing in the early morning
ahead of a slow moving coldfront
cold blooded
with tornado watches issued shortly
before noon Sunday, for the areas
including, the western region
of my mental health
and the northern portions of my
ability to deal rationally with my
disconcerted precarious emotional
situation, it's cold out there
colder than a ticket taker's smile
at the Ivar Theatre, on a Saturday night
flash flood watches covered the
southern portion of my disposition
there was no severe weather well
into the afternoon, except for a lone gust of
wind in the bedroom
in a high pressure zone, covering the eastern
portion of a small suburban community
with a 103 and millibar high pressure zone
and a weak pressure ridge extending from
my eyes down to my cheeks cause since
you left me baby
and put the vice grips on my mental health
well the extended outlook for an
indefinite period of time until you
come back to me baby is high tonight
low tomorrow, and precipitation is
expected
http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/tom_waits/emotional_weather_report.html

Case prooved.

Vodka graphic from: http://www.thepeoplescube.com/red/viewtopic.php?t=1126
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1 comment:

dag said...

OH FUCK!I forgot to save the world this morning. No wonder I'm sweating.