Earth Day photo selections; severe weather outbreak for TX/OK

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 22. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:26 (GMT)

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Today is Earth Day, a day to celebrate the beauty of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere of the planet that sustains us. As is my tradition on Earth Day, I'll present my five favorite wunderphotos uploaded to our web site over the past year. I want to thank everyone who has participated in making this the best weather photo gallery on the Internet--your photos are truly an inspiration! If you take a great image, I encourage you to upload your photo at higher resolution, so it can be considered for our new Worldview Gallery, updated weekly with the top wunderphotos of the week.

Of special note today is a photo posted by wunderground user Trigirl, who has posted some fantastic wunderphotos over the years. Her wunderphoto of eight young Mennonite women standing in the fog and light rain of the Smoky Mountains was posted on June 9 of last year. She entered the photo in the Smithsonian Magazine's photo contest in the Americana category, and won first prize out of 60,000 entries. Congratulations, Debra!


Figure 1. Eight young Mennonite women stand in the fog and light rain of the Smoky Mountains, on the scenic overlook wall.

Severe weather today for Texas and Oklahoma
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a "Slight Risk" region of concern for severe weather over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado today. Tomorrow, the action moves eastwards into the Mississippi Valley, and we could get one of the larger severe weather events of this quiet severe weather season. Our severe weather expert Dr. Rob Carver will blog on the action, if it cranks up.

Jeff Masters

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-25 degrees in Fairbanks, Alaska on the side of the road looking to the north.
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Icy winter bloom
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There was a wonderful halo around the moon last night.
ST David's Moon
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Tiny frost jewels on the patio door glass, about a half inch across, looking toward the northern horizon at mid-day. We could get -50 F tonight. There has been a 100 degree variance in the state of Alaska yesterday and today, with +50 near Ketchikan on the southern panhandle and -50 in the far northern interior of Alaska.
Micro Frost Art

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529. Mushuweasel
11. kesäkuuta 2010 klo 01:58 (GMT)
What passes for "Severe" weather in my neck of northern California:

Current Severe Weather

Record Report

Statement as of 01:35 am PDT on June 10, 2010

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Santa Rosa Airport...

A record rainfall of 0.02 inch(es) was set at Santa Rosa Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.01 set in 2005.




528. W4NOV
31. toukokuuta 2010 klo 01:35 (GMT)
Take a look at http://gaiaisangry.com for a compilation of the increasing Earthquakes, Volcanos, etc. - An attempt to pull together some of these interesting parameters. Tom
527. cottonhoe
23. toukokuuta 2010 klo 21:56 (GMT)
Are any satellites tracking the oil slick in the Gulf? any images on line?
526. dutchessweather
26. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 22:02 (GMT)
Quoting Levi32:
I'd just like some simple things answered about CO2. Such as....why it responds to significant global temperature changes. For instance, increases flattened dramatically at Mauna Loa after the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and then resumed their climb a few years later. Then they spiked upwards at a faster rate during the 1997-1998 El Nino, when the global temperature reached its highest ever recorded with satellites. A similar spike upwards is observed around the 1972 El Nino, and then a flattening afterwards during the 1973 La Nina. All of these events were associated with dramatic changes in global temperature. The CO2 was obviously not the driver, and yet it changed along with the temp....why? I'm not saying this proves anything, except that there are still some questions to be answered.



Rising air temperature causes sea surface temperatures to rise, releasing CO2 from seawater (and vice versa). What is more signficant is that despite the logarithmic increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration, global mean sea level continues to rise at the same rate it has during the past century.
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525. dutchessweather
26. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 21:56 (GMT)
For those of you who are wondering if there has been an increase in the number of global earthquakes, the answer is definitely yes! I gathered quake data from the USGS site, and plotted total quakes per year for two magnitudes; equal to or greater than 2.5 (strong enough for humans to sense), and equal to or greater than 4.5 (strong enough to cause damage). Both categories show an increase since the 1970's. The reason for the increase? Your guess is as good as anyone elses. (going short on insurance companies that cover earthquakes is probably a good investment)
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524. IKE
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:51 (GMT)
NEW BLOG!
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523. hurricane23
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:29 (GMT)
sst's are never an issue come august. You can have the warmest sea surface temps in the world but if the upper levels aren't supportive no t.c.

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522. SevereHurricane
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:12 (GMT)
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521. MiamiHurricanes09
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:10 (GMT)
Stormchaser2007 hit it on the nose. This AOI is extra-tropical and the flare-up of convection is being enhanced by the gulf stream (which is a more north than usual).
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520. pottery
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 13:06 (GMT)
Good Morning.
A big change over the past week in the Tropical Atlantic.
The ITCZ has dropped south again and is now mostly on the Equator. And a new cloud of SAL with dust is coming off Africa.
There was a lot WV evident across the Atl and the Carib islands a week ago. Not much sign of that now.
So, this current dry season is still deeply entrenched and the temp yesterday peaked at 96.8F. Today will be similar.

Another 'quake in Chile. 6.1.
A 5.0 in the Gulf of Paria on Wed. (between Trinidad and Venezuela).
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519. jlouisiana
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:57 (GMT)
does anyone have a link to the weather terms and definitions that are commonly used during hurricane season. Thanks
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517. stoormfury
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:35 (GMT)
ASCAT pass of the area off the northeast coast which appears subtropical in nature

Link
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515. Stormchaser2007
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:32 (GMT)
Quoting stoormfury:
this area of the northeast coast looks subtropical in nature. ASCAT shows winds near 40-45mph away from the centre


Link


It looks sub-tropical, but in its core its not.
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513. stoormfury
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:28 (GMT)
this area of the northeast coast looks subtropical in nature. ASCAT shows winds near 40-45mph away from the centre


Link
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510. xcool
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:22 (GMT)
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509. Stormchaser2007
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:13 (GMT)
Y'all need to accept the fact that its merely extra-tropical. The convection is being enhanced by the SST gradient of the Gulf Stream.


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507. xcool
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:08 (GMT)
MiamiHurricanes09 invest huh ???
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506. weathermanwannabe
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:07 (GMT)
Good Morning.......In lurk mode waiting to see how severe weather events unfold for the US between now and Sunday.....Here is part of the discussion this morning from Tallahassee NWS. Looks like the Panhandle region could have a rough ride on Saturday evening going into Sunday....Hate it when threatening weather unfolds in the overnight hours....All the more reason to have your weather radios handy and in play in the Panhandle this weekend:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
555 AM EDT FRI APR 23 2010

STRONG NEGATIVELY TILTED SHORTWAVE WILL PIVOT NE ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY TOWARD THE WESTERN TN VALLEY THROUGH THE DAY. ASSOCIATED
SURFACE LOW WILL DEEPEN AS IT ACCELERATES FROM THE UPPER TEXAS COAST TO THE TN VALLEY. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SUPPORTIVE OF SEVERE
WEATHER INCREASE BY LATER SATURDAY OVER OUR WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN ZONES AS LARGE SCALE LIFT INTENSIFIES AND MID/LLJ STRUCTURES MOVE
OVERHEAD. AT THIS TIME THE MOST WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY INTO EARLY SAT EVENING WILL BE FOCUSED NORTH AND WEST OF OUR REGION...HOWEVER THE MORE SCATTERED ACTIVITY IN OUR VICINITY WILL STILL ENCOUNTER A HIGHLY SHEARED ENVIRONMENT WITH DEEP LAYER BULK
SHEAR OF APPROX 60 KNOTS (PLENTY SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT ORGANIZED CONVECTION AND SUPERCELLS). 30-35 KNOTS OF 0-1 KM SHEAR AND IMPRESSIVE HELICITY VALUES BY THE MID EVENING HOURS WILL INTRODUCE AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR TORNADIC SUPERCELLS.

SATURDAY NIGHT...COLD FRONT WILL BEGIN TO APPROACH FROM THE WEST WITH BETTER CHANCES FOR A MORE ORGANIZED AND PROGRESSIVE SQUALL
LINE. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL SPREAD EASTWARD THROUGH THE NIGHT...BUT LIKELY NOT REACH AS FAR EAST AS THE SUWANNEE RIVER
VALLEY UNTIL EARLY SUNDAY. THE STORMS SATURDAY NIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOUNTER A HIGH SHEARED ENVIRONMENT WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED TORNADOES THE MAIN THREATS.

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504. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:04 (GMT)
ya jeff today looks like a high impact widespread event
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502. MiamiHurricanes09
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 12:00 (GMT)
(06z) NAM 84 hours out is showing a lot of activity around central America, our first invest might take place there.

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501. MiamiHurricanes09
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:54 (GMT)
Quoting wunderkidcayman:
Hey I think that should be a sub tropical storm the NHC is sleeping
Good Morning. This AOI was an area of low pressure that emerged off of South Carolina several days ago while attached to a trough. This AOI has just been skirting the coast. If it were August and more to the south the NHC would go ahead and call this a subtropical storm, but its April 23, 2010, unless it were by the Georgia coast and still spinning strong than maybe the NHC might consider. Remember it's April.
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500. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:43 (GMT)
todays tornado outlook keep yer head up and yer eyes wide open

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499. wunderkidcayman
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:18 (GMT)
Hey I think that should be a sub tropical storm the NHC is sleeping
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498. AstroHurricane001
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:16 (GMT)
The storm will track through the Gulf Stream:
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497. AstroHurricane001
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:12 (GMT)
Good morning, folks. The Northwestern Atlantic storm's shear over its core has now reduced to 5 kts, and is still dropping. Here's its infrared imagery.



I think it looks subtropical. In fact, it does bear some reemblence to te Azores Subtropical Storm, in 2005:


Here's a loop of that storm for a better prespective (watch the Azores):
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496. AstroHurricane001
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 11:03 (GMT)
11 people are missing in an oil rig explosion off Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico. Link

Here's an image:
Link
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494. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 07:22 (GMT)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advisory
TROPICAL CYCLONE SEAN (13U)
3:00 PM WST April 23 2010
======================================

At 2:00 PM WST, Tropical Cyclone Sean, Category 2 (990 hPa) located at 14.0S 114.0E or 810 km north northwest of Karratha and 880 km north of Exmouth and 930 km north of Exmouth has 10 minute sustained winds of 50 knots with gusts of 70 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southwest at 5 knots.

Storm Force Winds
==================
20 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
===================
50 NM from the center in northern quadrants
80 NM from the center in southern quadrants

Dvorak Intensity: T3.5/3.5/D1.5/24HRS

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 14.9S 113.1E - 55 knots (CAT 2)
24 HRS: 15.8S 112.3E - 60 knots (CAT 2)
48 HRS: 17.1S 110.6E - 50 knots (CAT 2)
72 HRS: 17.3S 106.2E - 35 knots (CAT 1)

Addition Information
=====================
Tropical Cyclone Sean has continued to develop as deep convection persists with an improved banding feature evident especially on recent visible imagery. Dvorak analysis: DT=3.5 based on 0.8 curved band. MET=3.0;PAT/FT/CI=3.5 with intensity rated at 50 knots. This is slightly higher than current SATCON estimates [45 knots one-minute].

Although the shear is only on the order of 10 knots there is some microwave evidence suggesting some N-S tilting. Some further development is forecast through the next 24-36 hours supported by very high ocean heat content [SST>30C] and ongoing upper-level poleward outflow associated with a large amplitude mid-latitude trough to the southwest. The system may become more vertically aligned in the next 24 hours allowing greater intensification than forecast especially during the overnight period.

Southwest motion is forecast in next 48 hours although some southerly motion is also possible especially if the system deepens further. The lack of model support for a more southerly track is probably due to the failure to resolve a sufficiently deep/intense system. Once weakening commences, a shift to a more westerly track is likely owing to lower level steering winds.

Increasing northwesterly shear should result in weakening on Sunday and Monday although gales may persist on the southern side of the circulation assisted by westerly motion and a strengthening ridge to the south.
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493. centex
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 07:18 (GMT)
Quoting Levi32:


I just think we don't know enough yet to completely trust our climate models. We can't even get them to agree on a summer forecast 1 month in advance yet. They were all developed during the same climate cycle, and now that we are entering the next phase of that cycle under heavy observation for the first time I think we have an opportunity to learn a whole lot over the next 30 years. All it is is a scientific test. A rather big one, but still a test, and I just want to wait and see how it turns out. We probably won't even need a full 30 years to see.

Well I'm out for the night, later guys.
Sorry, that has been my point about the skeptics. The problem today is the skeptics not the scientist. The skeptics quote scientific quacks if they bother to quote any source. It has come to point when scientific reviewed article are hog wash. I refuse to except that and believe anti science comments are crap. I like to think this is science oriented blog and expect bloggers to review the facts.
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492. Levi32
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 07:03 (GMT)
Quoting centex:
lev32 - can't wait to debate TC with you this year, but is this the chicken or egg theory? I'm in the chicken camp on this subject.


I just think we don't know enough yet to completely trust our climate models. We can't even get them to agree on a summer forecast 1 month in advance yet. They were all developed during the same climate cycle, and now that we are entering the next phase of that cycle under heavy observation for the first time I think we have an opportunity to learn a whole lot over the next 30 years. All it is is a scientific test. A rather big one, but still a test, and I just want to wait and see how it turns out. We probably won't even need a full 30 years to see.

Well I'm out for the night, later guys.
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491. centex
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:55 (GMT)
Quoting Levi32:


The same thing is observed in the global CO2....Mauna Loa is a pretty accurate assessment of global CO2 concentrations anyway. And I never said volcanoes cooled the climate with greenhouse gases. I was talking about CO2 concentrations responding to the temperature, and SSI reminded me of an answer to that.
lev32 - can't wait to debate TC with you this year, but is this the chicken or egg theory? I'm in the chicken camp on this subject.
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490. Levi32
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:41 (GMT)
Quoting centex:
My comments are about global CO2, amounts which change global climate. I know volcanoes, not the one mentioned have changed global climate in last few hundred years. Think Iceland 1800's. It cooled the climate in northern hemisphere but not with greenhouse gases. It was sulfuric acid which blocked the sun in northern hemisphere and cooled the earth..


The same thing is observed in the global CO2....Mauna Loa is a pretty accurate assessment of global CO2 concentrations anyway. And I never said volcanoes cooled the climate with greenhouse gases. I was talking about CO2 concentrations responding to the temperature, and SSI reminded me of an answer to that.
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489. centex
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:35 (GMT)
Quoting Levi32:
I'd just like some simple things answered about CO2. Such as....why it responds to significant global temperature changes. For instance, increases flattened dramatically at Mauna Loa after the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and then resumed their climb a few years later. Then they spiked upwards at a faster rate during the 1997-1998 El Nino, when the global temperature reached its highest ever recorded with satellites. A similar spike upwards is observed around the 1972 El Nino, and then a flattening afterwards during the 1973 La Nina. All of these events were associated with dramatic changes in global temperature. The CO2 was obviously not the driver, and yet it changed along with the temp....why? I'm not saying this proves anything, except that there are still some questions to be answered.

My comments are about global CO2, amounts which change global climate. I know volcanoes, not the one mentioned have changed global climate in last few hundred years. Think Iceland 1800's. It cooled the climate in northern hemisphere but not with greenhouse gases. It was sulfuric acid which blocked the sun in northern hemisphere and cooled the earth..
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488. Levi32
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:29 (GMT)
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
Well like I said, there could be some sort of feedback with clouds or ocean currents that will cancel out global warming. But I doubt it, have seen no evidence to support that.

But there are a lot of deniers on here who say that atmospheric CO2 is not increasing, or that fossil fuel consumption doesn't increase CO2, or that CO2 does not absorb radiation. And that's just nuts.


That's not where I stand though. My argument has more to do with the Earth's ability to take care of itself and respond to changes in its global systems. Wouldn't that be amazing if AGW does exist but gets canceled out? Talk about awesome. It's these kinds of things that make me wonder how much of an effect we as human civilization can really have on the earth as a whole. Honestly, it's not that far of a stretch to think we're not doing as much to an entire planet as we think. Short of a nuclear war, it's hard to kill planet Earth by human means. I say after 30 years we will know for sure whether the IPCC models are exaggerating, and whether CO2 is really poisonous as it continues to increase.

The possibilities for negative feedback are pretty cool. One I just thought of, not sure if it's been researched in depth, is that if CO2 warms the earth, plant-life increases in area and coverage, and plants absorb CO2....counterbalancing, at least to a point, the increase in the gas. Plants also contribute to the water-vapor content of the atmosphere through transpiration, and more plants means more moisture, and we already know that moisture can create a negative feedback with the temps (clouded-over world would be cooler than cloud-less world).

I think the Earth has more to it than we give it credit for. But again, we shall see, and I think within the next 30 years a lot will be discovered as we go through the first fully-observed cold PDO and AMO.
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485. Levi32
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:16 (GMT)
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
Easily. The warmer water is the less gas it can dissolve. So when the Pacific, the largest ocean in the world warms, CO2 is absorbed less readily, and the concentration in the atmosphere increases more rapidly. When the Pacific cools as an El Nino ends, CO2 is absorbed more easily. The most rapid yearly increase in CO2 concentration was in 1998, the aftermath of a very strong El Nino.

But note that the increase in CO2 is accelerating over time, the 1970s being faster than the 1960s, the 1980s faster yet, the 1990s, faster still, and this past decade the fastest of all.


And yet temperatures haven't really followed that curve since the super nino in 1998. The skeptics will go nuts this winter when it gets very cold globally as we fall off this current El Nino, and the next 2-3 years should see a dip into the coldest global temp anomalies since before 1998. Now when that happens I'm not gonna say that disproves global warming, but give it 10 years and see where we are by 2020. If the temperature is still following the CO2 curve despite a cold PDO, then I'm wrong. If it cools overall, then the generally accepted climate theory is missing something.
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483. centex
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:07 (GMT)
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
There are two kinds of skeptics I distinguish--some who think that some sort of negative feedback, like increased cloud cover or the gulf stream shutting down will save us from global heating. That is possible. But I doubt it.

The other kind denies that our fossil fuel consumption is increasing the amount of CO2 in the air, denies that CO2 is much higher than it has been in the past several hundred thousand years, and put out false statements "the climate scientist consensus back in the 70s was that we were going into an ice age", etc. Those people are nuts. To put it charitably.
We have passed the time for general skeptics. That is an issue, we should only argue the details, and else you’re still supporting quack science. I don’t think we need to continue wasting our time debating quack science. The reason I even need to reply is example how scientific fact is being asked to reply to quack science. I will fight all on this blog who support science not supported by experts.
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482. Levi32
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 06:02 (GMT)
I'd just like some simple things answered about CO2. Such as....why it responds to significant global temperature changes. For instance, increases flattened dramatically at Mauna Loa after the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, and then resumed their climb a few years later. Then they spiked upwards at a faster rate during the 1997-1998 El Nino, when the global temperature reached its highest ever recorded with satellites. A similar spike upwards is observed around the 1972 El Nino, and then a flattening afterwards during the 1973 La Nina. All of these events were associated with dramatic changes in global temperature. The CO2 was obviously not the driver, and yet it changed along with the temp....why? I'm not saying this proves anything, except that there are still some questions to be answered.

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480. centex
23. huhtikuuta 2010 klo 05:43 (GMT)
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
Actually we know that fossil fuel emissions are driving the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. That's been proven. Carbon 14 is generated in the atmosphere by collisions with cosmic rays. Carbon 14 decays with a half-life of 5,700 years. Which means that fossilized, buried carbon has no Carbon 14 in it after millions of years. So the carbon dioxide we emit from fossil fuel consumption has no Carbon 14 in it.

The atmospheric ratio of Carbon 14 relative to other carbon isotopes has been falling steadily as we emit CO2 from fossil fuel consumption. And our fossil fuel consumption is the only explanation for the rise of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere vastly higher than anything in the past several hundred thousand years.

Link
Yea, and many factors we have little understanding. But some bloggers on this sight, and some are very knowable about TC post totally bogus science about this issue and it only degrades this blog. This is ironic when the blog in off season is about GW and all the facts about man being the main short term reason. I like to point them out as not scientifically supported.
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