Thursday, July 12, 2012

Shades Of 1936

I heard a DNR specialist on AM 620 WTMJ radio this afternoon say the current heat wave was reminiscent of conditions in the summer of 1936.

Yipes - - that was a Dustbowl year.

Here's some July Wisconsin weather data.

Compare it to this chart of July, 1936 weather.

As The Journal Sentinel reported last week: 

This summer's heat wave is one of the four hottest periods ever for southern Wisconsin, the weather service said. It will rival the Dust Bowl years of 1934 and 1936 and the deadly 1995 heat wave, the weather service said in an excessive heat warning.
And we're not even at mid-July, let alone August.

And we're now in a "severe drought."

But from DNR managers on the big air qualty/water conservation/climate change/picture?

Mum's the word, though locals and the DNR need to reboot and refocus the discussion, what with a Lake Michigan diversion application on the table.
And everyone should drop out of Dr. Limbaugh's class:
In 1994 Rush Limbaugh declared, "There is no global warming going on," adding that scientists "admit" they "may need 20 years more data to prove it." Since then, Limbaugh has managed to shield his brain from 18 years of mounting evidence that humans are changing the climate. "Science has made enormous inroads in understanding climate change and its causes," according to the National Research Council's latest report assessing the state of climate science. "There is a strong, credible body of evidence, based on multiple lines of research, documenting that climate is changing and that these changes are in large part caused by human activities," the report said.

1 comment:

AlGore is right and Rush Limbaugh is a liar denier said...

I feel you should mention that AlGore has now been proven to be absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, verified by all credible scientists, to be absolutely correct in his warnings about the climate in crises which is imperiling the planet because we did not listen to AlGore and kept using energy and driving cars which put more CO2 into the atmosphere and caused the rain and drought which is killing us as we are killing the planet and that we can actually change the climate by immediately stopping our use of energy and burning coal, but who would be burning coal in the summer time because it is too hot anyway because it is summer and the earth is pointed towards the sun and makes it hot, way too hot to burn coal except if you are just burning coal to get electricity to run your air conditioners and computers which are killing the planet by putting more poisonous carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which makes it hotter so you run your air conditioner and just sit home on your computer telling everyone how hot it is but it wouldn’t be so hot if you weren’t home on your computer using energy which burns coal to make electricity which we should just harvest from the thunderstorms which are now more common since global warming makes it warmer but we should just stop using energy so that we don’t have more droughts and rainstorms caused by it and we will no longer have these extreme weather events and then we will just have the normal droughts and rainstorms that we had before we had carbondioxide: the natural and normal droughts like the dust bowl days before we had carbondioxide and the gentle rain showers like they had in the bible when Noah built this boat thing because they had a flood but it wasn’t the bad floods that we have today because of carbondioxide but just normal non-extreme weather event floods that we used to have before we had industry which polluted the planet with carbondioxide and then AlGore invented global warming because of it and now we are all screwed but Rush Limbaugh doesn’t believe AlGore because Rush Limbaugh is a denier who denies science and doesn’t know what AlGore knows because he never went to college but only sat on his fat ass and talked on the radio which needed electricity to run which was made by coal burning power plants which made it hotter and now he is really sweating because he talks on the radio and destroys the earth but he is too stupid to realize that it is so hot because he made it hot by burning coal to make electricity to talk on the radio because he won’t listen to AlGore and the only way we can save the planet now is to make Rush Limbaugh shut up and not talk about how the global climate has not gone up like the computer models said it would but that we need to have him arrested and sent to the AlGore re-education camps so that he won’t tell people that there is no climate crisis and without a climate crisis people won’t have anything to talk about and then they will just talk about other things which make no sense.