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3,000 Low Temp Records Set This July!

July 25, 2009; 12:06 AM ET

NOTE: This blog entry has been superceded by a newer one which has updated stats.

DrudgeAlanche!

Thanks to all my new visitors who Commented on this blog entry when DrudgeReport.com linked over to me.

FINAL STATS: Drudge's link has earned me my normal Daily traffic EVERY 20 MINUTES this Sunday and Monday, and more Comments than my blog has gotten in THREE MONTHS. Here's a graph of hourly traffic compared to normal:

Here's a map showing the difference in visitor locations between Saturday (a normal day) and Sunday on a map by ClustrMaps.com (you can find this on the right hand side of my blog daily):

(ENLARGE SATURDAY VS. SUNDAY)

A FEW CLARIFICATIONS FOR DRUDGE READERS:

1. The article was not meant to be a commentary on Climate Change or Global Warming (which is why I uttered neither phrase), though I understand why some thought that it was, given the link source :) Cold OR warm outbreaks, by themselves, are not signs of Climate Change. I don't have a strong opinion on the topic myself, though I feel that we don't have enough data to make a decision. That said, if you're into that sort of thing, please read our Global Warming Blog which attempts to present opinions from both sides.

That said, here are some possibilities regarding Global Warming and this cool outbreak:

- Maybe it would have been worse (6,000? 10,000? Truly a year without a Summer?) without Global Warming?

- Maybe it is a symptom of Climate Change (temperatures bend to extremes instead of staying near the average)?

- Maybe it is a sign that Global Warming is not as bad as we thought?

2. My blog entry was not meant to cover all the weather on the Globe in July, it was meant to cover the unusually cool weather that most of the U.S. has experienced this month. I even went out of my way to mention the Southwest Heat Wave, but clearly some readers were only skimming. :) My blog is not meant to cover all weather worldwide all the time, I just pick out the interesting stories, and yes, I am more likely to blog about them if they affect me (due to limited blogging time) and I do live in the Northeast. We have a team of meteorologists publishing other stories if you're interested, just visit AccuWeather.com and check them out..

3. The year, overall, from a records perspective, is still biased to record-breaking highs. Blog reader Bill C. points out that, when you compare the number of Record Lows to Record Highs for 2009 so far on a monthly basis, you come up with more lows than highs since May, but more highs than lows before that. All said and done, he says, year-to-date there have been 1,820 more highs than lows broken. Here's a graph of the last year and a half - Note that the overall trend is UP (this graph added 7/27/09 AM).

4. These records don't tell the whole story. We will have a more comprehensive story in early August looking at ALL of the July data. Please hit AccuWeather.com then for details. This data was only through July 20th. An update through July 26th revealed the following for Records:

Record Lows (Updated Source):

New: 1,165 + Tied: 600 = Total: 1,765

Record Low Maximums (Updated Source):

New: 1,951 + Tied: 634 = Total: 2,585

TOTAL: 3,116 BROKEN; 4,350 INCLUDING TIES

Here's a new graph:

5. As I've told my readers before, Comments personally attacking or cursing will be deleted. Anything you wouldn't say to your own mother or a stranger on the street disqualifies you from engaging in discussion here.

6. Follow me on Twitter for more "interesting" weather news and check out the related resources mentioned above including our Global Warming Blog..


ORIGINAL BLOG ENTRY FOLLOWS:


UPDATE: It's not just the surface land temps -- Blog reader Tim points out "Water temps at Frying Pan Shoals (off Cape Fear) fell to 78 degrees a few days ago; NDBC historical data shows this occurs only 0.3% of the time in July!" Here's a look at the weekly departure from normal sea-surface temperatures:

This is not the case away from the Carolina coast; most of the Atlantic that we would be concerned with for Hurricane season is normal or slightly above normal - there are other factors keeping that activity down.

ORIGINAL ENTRY: Here are some stats and maps regarding the unusually cold July that is happening over a large portion of the U.S., especially the Northeast quadrant (yes, it's been unusually hot in the SW, see below). Note: Since I am on vacation at the end of the month, I will not be able to update these but AccuWeather.com will be running news articles about how cool July was in these areas, come the first week in August.

First, some stats. 1,044 daily record low temperatures have been broken this month nationwide according to NCDC -- count record "low highs" and the number increases to 2,925, surely to pass 3,000 before the end of the month. Some thoughts on the 'low highs" below.*

graph of low lows and low highs for July

The period of July 17-20 was the worst, with over 1,600 stations breaking records. It's worth noting that these stats include all records across the nation. Of the record lows, through July 20th (thanks to William Schmitz @ SERCC, check out their Twitter Feed), this was the regional breakdown:

Nationwide: 966

Southeast (AL/GA/FL/NC/SC/VA): 248

Northeast (MD/DE/PA/NJ/NY/CT/RI/MA/NH/VT/ME): 193

Next, a map of the Departure from Average temperatures so far in July (yes, we have one week left). Yes, that's a "-10.0" in Pennsylvania - double digit deficits over a month are rare indeed. Note that there are no positive numbers.

Even if you zoom out to the U.S. you'll see the majority of stations are reporting departures below normal thus far -- only Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have all stations reporting above normal.

The lowest temperatures of the month are also impressive, with 50s in every state and 40s in most, some 30s. Normally temperatures are peaking in July.

And finally I'll repeat this map which shows the lack of 85-degree days in the Northeast through July 20th. Note that the Northern Plains are not immune from the chilly weather either; Mark Vogan says that Minneapolis hasn't failed to hit 90 in the last 15 years. (Mark has some other good stats too).

*I was especially impressed by the latter stat and I think it speaks more to the cool summer people have been experiencing - more people are out and about during the peak of the day then they are early in the morning, so they see that the temperatures in the middle of the afternoon are much lower than they should be this time of year. For perception, this may be even more important than morning lows.


Comments (255):

r4 dsi:

That's bad thing that low temperature is more recorded in july month.his is all happen due to rise of pollution in the environment on the earth.It's also called global warming effect.

Posted by r4 dsi | November 14, 2009 3:03 AM

Jesse:

I used to believe in Global Warming but with these facts... and I see that they are facts... I have to say I believe it is a myth now.

Someone should take Al Gore's Nobel Prize away!

Posted by Jesse | September 22, 2009 1:10 PM

Tomcat14:

@KW,

The anomalies over Antarctica, in July?

Ha, the average temperature of Antarctica in over a years time is -67F or -55C....if the temp is a little higher through the month of July means nothing......it's still ice and will remain ice until the temp is over 34F or 1C....scientist that have been bought and paid for by the climate change organizers are the only scientist that believe in climate change.

The highest temp recorded in Antarctica was +54F in 1974.....hmmm the earth didn't end then and it won't end now....

Foolish, pompous, bloviators. Unbelievable stupidity that permeates beyond their useful their existence.

Greenie = Loony!

Posted by Tomcat14 | September 7, 2009 4:27 PM

johnny:

Hello. Thank you for this great info! Keep up the good job!

Posted by johnny | August 7, 2009 3:04 AM

dave longenhagen:

well i guess the dear lady of the weather channel will have to send out letters again, this time requesting her degree be removed, she never , it seems, learned to a, check resources, compile accurate data. nuff said.

Posted by dave longenhagen | August 1, 2009 11:35 AM

Chicken Little:

Oh my gosh. We have to do something. Pass laws, start programs, save the world! Al Gore where are you? Look the governement fixed global warming so good now we have global cooling. They are obvioulsy he answer. FOUR MORE YEARS, FOUR MORE YEARS!!! (boink). Dang I think that was a brick hitting me on the head.

Posted by Chicken Little | July 31, 2009 2:40 PM

creig speed:

Who really knows what the global climate is going to do. Humans have not been around long enough to go through these cataclismic global changes like ice ages and the magnetic fields reversing polarity. All the there is merely speculation and guesswork based on the best information we have which is not that much. yes, we can drill ice cores down to represent hundred of thousands of years and maybe it does tell us certain things but it does not tell us why or how the earth was reacting prior , during or after this tree ring science .unfortunately , mankind will have to wait and see what happens and if any of us are left after this big change in whatever then we can be around later to say the last time this happened these signs ans events were taking place.. so we can keep guessing about this and that but my money says no matter what conclusions are decided on not enough poeple that matter will be convinced their countries small contribution will make any difference because the almighty $ must reign right now. there is no speculation about free flowing currency

Posted by creig speed | July 30, 2009 6:03 AM

KW:

As usual, a lot of talk going on here by non-scientists and people with simple political agendas. It's quite obvious to this scientist that some of you know nothing about which you write.

Yes, it is true that temperatures have been below normal for much of the month of July for a swath of North America...from NW Canada into the SE U.S. However, WEATHER is not CLIMATE. Weather BECOMES climate after a relatively long period of time. It's important to take a look at temperatures over the entire Earth and not just look at a small region (I know that's a common tactic of AGW deniers).

LINK

I know that's a ridiculously long link, but if you can follow it, you'll see a map of surface temperature anomalies for the month of July across the planet. Notice the swath of cool anomalies in parts of N. America. But, notice the preponderance of warm anomalies across the northern hemisphere and the rest of the planet, for that matter. I find the very strong anomalies across Antarctica quite interesting.

Now, take a look at anomalies for the entire year of 2009...

LINK

Again, a long link...but notice the predominance of positive anomalies, particularly in the polar regions.

Deniers, go on and keep up the cherry-picking. Your ignorance will only serve to lessen the effectiveness of your "cause" in the end.

Posted by KW | July 29, 2009 2:23 PM

Mobi Warren:

The majority of posts here reveal an appalling lack of understanding concerning the science of global warming. The overall global trend is indeed warming and there are now hundreds of scientific studies that confirm this. Climate is complex and short-term anomalies are always part of the picture, but one or two years of cool summers doe not offset the reality of a larger warming trend. Read the actual science, folks, instead of trying to see things through some ideological or wishful thinking lens. This isn't about left or right politics, it's about a livable future for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.

Posted by Mobi Warren | July 29, 2009 1:29 PM

David:

It gets so silly sometimes. Global climate change happens. It exists. There is tons of data showing that the earths average temperature changes. The question is can Man affect the temperature?

Well It is easy to be confused, most people who live in urban area's will notice a temperature increase of around 10 degrees F between the city and the country. This will lead many city dwellers who tend to lean towards the left politically anyway to take Man Made Global Warming as gospel. They see proof that man is making their world warmer. What they fail to consider is that less 10% of the worlds is developed, that is considering land surface. Land only takes into account about 1/3 of the total surface area of the planet.

It just make any sense to me Man can affect the entity of the planet in such a drastic way, the planet. The earth has many feed back control mechanisms, that are so complex that we can not honestly account for them.

CO2 is soluable in water. Again 2/3s of the earths surface is water. Warmer water means more CO2 mixed in the ocean.

The ocean is the single biggest producer of CO2, plankton grows better in warmer water. So the eath maintains a balance. The earth also uses cloud cover to reflect the suns radiation ie heat. Cloudy days are cooler. No one has yet determined how global temperature and cloud cover let alone rain fall interact, it is just to complex.

Besides, what is so bad about warmer temps? More sun means solar collectors work better. It means longer growing seasons. It means less severe storms (contrary to popular hysterical reasoning).

Frankly Al Gore and his anti American socialist minions just need to go away and leave the country alone. Let them go demonstrate in China. The earth will take care of its self.

Posted by David | July 27, 2009 8:10 PM

MarkB:

Good rebuttal. It always amazes me how global warming deniers are so easily and readily mislead by propaganda.

One can look at the warm/cool areas around the globe last month with this map.

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/do_nmap.py?year_last=2009&month_last=06&sat=4&sst=1&type=anoms&mean_gen=06&year1=2009&year2=2009&base1=1951&base2=1980&radius=1200&pol=reg

If I were to speculate for this month, we'd see a strong cold anomaly in the eastern half of the U.S., a very warm anomaly on the west coast, and of course, on average, very warm conditions throughout the rest of the world.

Posted by MarkB | July 27, 2009 7:17 PM

Don:

it would be more accurate if you also looked at the record highs this year. The southwest has had one of the hottest summers and on the side bar of this page it makes not that San Antonio has had 31 days over 100 degrees this year....

Posted by Don | July 27, 2009 6:55 PM

momma59:

This is God's way of laughing at Algore and Obama, who thinks he's a god. In the Finger Lakes it's the coldest wettest summer I remember since 1993.

Posted by momma59 | July 27, 2009 6:39 PM

david:

Why is it so cool this summer? Why will we cool summers and cold winters for the next twenty years? What will cause our wheat crops to shrink and starvation ensue.

NASA published a report in 2006. Wish ALgore had read it then. We wouldn't be on the brink of wasting trillions of dollars. Goto http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2006/10may_longrange.htm

Then google "maunder minimum".

We're in for some cold times my friends. Please somebody tell the global warming emperors they have no clothes.

Posted by david | July 27, 2009 6:27 PM

Ron:

Sean, the oceans ("70% of the Earth's surface)") have been cooling for years so your information is incorrect again: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/ocean_temps.pdf

Posted by Ron | July 27, 2009 6:19 PM

nicknar:

When is the book "Global Warming- The Big Lie" coming out..... Has it even been written..... Someone PLEASE end the nonsense...... the earth has bee warming and cooling for millions of years..... we are a pimple on the earth's ass!!!!!

Posted by nicknar | July 27, 2009 5:56 PM

Alcheson:

One thing is for sure. Temperatures on this planet have continually been going up and down by at least 16C for hundreds of thousands if not millions or more years. Man kind is going to need a cheap energy source to heat our houses in the cold times and run air conditioners in the hot ones. Also need cheap energy to grow food to feed everyone. Thus CAP and Tax to drive up the cost of energy 2-3x is exactly the wrong thing to do.

In addition, like another poster so intelligently said "What might be quite ironic is that if GHG predicted global warming is in fact real, and, at half of a precessional cycle, we are near to the cliff of the next natural shift to an ice age, we may find ourselves needing to generate as much GHGs as possible to ease our transition into the next ice age. So as I said at the beginning, doing something about climate change is not necessarily a bad thing. Doing the right thing might actually be quite another."

Posted by Alcheson | July 27, 2009 5:38 PM

R. E. Obermiller, P.E.:

CO2 is the battery fluid that powers the earth. As the atmosphere loses it, the earth gets colder. It may be that returning CO2 to the atmosphere is our only hope of survival. Perhaps that is mankinds ultimate mission here.

Posted by R. E. Obermiller, P.E. | July 27, 2009 5:38 PM

Consultofactus:

Don't forget the unusally cold winter south of the equator that also hasn't made the news for some reason...see: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/07/23/historic-snow-event-in-south-america/ Yep that's right, the first snow in Buenos Aires in 89 years - and near Buenos Aires - palm trees and cacti are covered with more than 3 feet(!) of snow - in places WHERE IT NEVER SNOWS.

Posted by Consultofactus | July 27, 2009 5:04 PM

michaelp:

REAL SCIENTISTS CORE DRILLED IN ANT ARTICA AND FOUND THAT THE EARTH WAS 8 - 10 DEGREES WARMER. EVEN THOUGH ! WERE GOING TO BE TAXED TO DEATH FOR IT. MORE GOVERNMENT TAKEE - OVER OF THE TAX PAYERS, AND THE PEOPLE.WHEN THE LIBERALS ARE FINISHED BANK ROLLING THE UNITED STATES ! WE WILL LIVE UNDER A SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT.NOTICE ALL THE BILLS THAT GET PAST ? HAVE NO WAY OF BEING PAID BACK.CAN'T BE READ WITH TIME ALLOTTED, AND NEED A THOUSAND LAWYERS TO UNDERSTAND.

Posted by michaelp | July 27, 2009 4:40 PM

WeMadeAmistake:

Too bad Al Gore wasn't around 25 million years ago. He could have told the dinosaurs that they were polluting the earth with too much CO2.

Posted by WeMadeAmistake | July 27, 2009 4:34 PM

Eric:

The sun cycle dictates our temperature and has little to do with CO2. 'Global Warming' is a political scam that feeds junk science.

Posted by Eric | July 27, 2009 4:21 PM

Mike:

After all of the talk, I have never seen a graph that compares sun spot activity to the temperature. Have anyone charted that over a long period of time? If so, please write a short article and pass it on to Drudgereport. At this point I don't really have an opinion on global warming and I will not "believe in" it until I see that data. Thanks.

Mike

Posted by Mike | July 27, 2009 3:29 PM

libertyfirst:

To make much of slight changes in the "average" global temperature is akin to getting worked up over a one point percentage drop in a baseball player's batting average. Temperatures and weather are a regional phenomenon...changing frequently in what some believe are cyclical manners. And most global average projections -- including the infamous ICC's -- involved computer modeling; a notoriously inaccurate method of forecasting beyond 10 days. So whether one region is warming, another will likely be cooling. Averaging the two changes bears little fruit other than to sensationalize the mundane.

Posted by libertyfirst | July 27, 2009 3:25 PM

dude love:

John Doe: i live in texas and this has been one of the mildest.stop the insanity and tell the truth dude

Posted by dude love | July 27, 2009 3:19 PM

ItsaHoax:

Sean:

Irregardless of what all your case scenarios presented may be attempting to draw attention to, the ocean (70% of the Earth's surface) is warming and by the way that is an indisputable fact. This is why it is called global warming - now you all know! Please educate yourselves if you actual feel like being passionate about this topic. The scientific consensus of the IPCC report, which is quite conservative in nature by virtue of the high percent votes for ratification, has repeatedly come to the conclusion that global warming/climate change is happening. Do you really think these people are making this up for some hidden, evil agenda - just accept that these people care more about the Earth than you do and obey the ensuing life-changing, envirnmental, species-saving, and sentient-being saving legislation that will come to law in many countries in the next decade. Yeah it is going to cost you (and I!) more money, but how can't you agree that it isn't worth it to ensure the future of our planet. If right now you are thinking, but global warming isn't even real, please re-read the first sentence.

Posted by Sean | July 27, 2009 2:08 PM

IRREGARDLESS is not a word. Or is it meant to be a double negative so your point is that there is no global warming?

Gloable warming is a way for our government to spend billions or a way to cover up spening on somehting else. Its the "glowing" ball in the skys fault.

Posted by ItsaHoax | July 27, 2009 3:17 PM

mitchyak:

Dear Proponents of AGW - Please look at the CO2 vs time and Temp vs time curves and also the sunspot frquency vs time curve. You should notice that the sunspot frequency curve goes up first then the temperature curve goes up then the CO2 curve goes up. (or down as the case may be). The relationship is that sunspot activity controls the amount of radiation that the Earth receives (also Mars etc.) that heats up the land and more importantly the oceans. As the oceans heat up the water cannot store as much CO2 and therefore it is released into the atmosphere for plants to enjoy. As sunspot activity decreases the oceans cool and more CO2 is dissolved into the oceans. There is a time lag as you can observe for these relationships. Therefore, human CO2 cannot be driving the bus - the sun is.

Posted by mitchyak | July 27, 2009 3:10 PM

Steven Crow:

Have you ever considered that all the lies and coverups about rapid climate change is so we will not discover the real reason for rapid climate change which they know. Why are most of the planets in our solar system going thru a similar change. Something is happening on a much larger scale. Is the Sun changing? Is there a planet X coming thru our solar system and the consequences are too dire to tell the masses. The answer is out there if you do the research.

Posted by Steven Crow | July 27, 2009 3:05 PM

sentient:

In some ways, I applaud the sense of urgency that accompanies the perceived need to do something to affect climate change. The need is there in more ways than you presently know. But the means could be another matter entirely. The Akkadian Empire under Sargon (2,300-2,200 BC), mankind's first empire ever, succumbed to climate change that happened rather suddenly. A 300 year long period of drought struck this nascent civilization and toppled what turned out to be only a 100 year empire. The Old Kingdom of Egypt and the Harappans of the Indus Valley suffered a similar fate 4,200 years ago, succumbing to an abrupt drought that ended those civilizations, with Egyptians "forced to commit unheard of atrocities such as eating their own children and violating the sacred sanctity of their own dead (Fekri Hassan, 2001)". The Mayans had pretty much the same luck with three periods of extreme drought at 810, 860 and 910 AD. Sadly just two years after the last drought which saw 95% of the Mayan population gone, wet years returned to the Yucatan. A reconstruction from fossil algae in sediments from Drought Lake in North Dakota of the past 2000 years found that dry conditions were far and away the rule in the High Plains, with the Dust Bowl conditions of the 1930's one of the lesser dry spikes found in the record. Half of the warming that brought us out of the last ice age (the Wisconsin) occurred in less than a decade.

There were 24 Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations between this interglacial, the Holocene, the interglacial in which all of human civilization has occurred, and the last one, the Eemian, in which the first fossils of Homo sapiens are to be found. D-O oscillations average 1,500 years, and have the same characteristic sawtooth temperature shape that the major ice-age/interglacials do, a sudden, dramatic, reliable, and seemingly unavoidable rise of between 8-10C on average, taking from only a few years to mere decades then a shaky period of warmth (less than interglacial warmth), followed by a steep descent back into ice age conditions. Each D-O oscillation is slightly colder than the previous one through about seven oscillations; then there is an especially long, cold interval, followed by an especially large, abrupt warming up to 16C. During the latter parts of the especially cold intervals, armadas of icebergs are rafted across the North Atlantic (Heinrich events) their passage recorded reliably by the deep ocean sediment cores which capture the telltale signature of these events in dropstones and detritus melted out of them. We know with absolute certainty that these events happen, with evidence of D-O oscillations extending back some 680 million years. We do not know yet precisely what causes them. What we do know is that the past 6 interglacials (dating back to the Mid Pleistocene Transition) have lasted roughly half of a precessional cycle, or 11,500 years, which just happens to be the current age of the Holocene. What we know is that N65 latitude insolation values are very close now to what they were at the close of the Eemian. What we also know is that GHGs seem to have played only a spectator role to all of these natural transitions, with temperature changes leading GHG concentrations by a considerable margin of time (800-1,300 years). What we do not know is if anthropogenic sourced GHGs can trigger a climate change event. What we do know is that earth's climate is bimodal, cold (90%) and warm (10%), with the transition times (such as at the end of an interglacial) well known from proxy records to be quite sensitive to forcings we do not yet understand, and the forcings we have identified seemingly incapable of producing the responses we see in the paleoclimate record. Including the recent paleoclimate record.

The climb out from the Last Glacial Maximum of the Wisconsin ice age (called Termination 1 with sea level bottoming out about 121 meters, ~397 feet, below present) into the Holocene is studded with the Younger Dryas, a 1,300 year near instantaneous return to ice age conditions. "Briefly, the data indicate that cooling into the Younger Dryas occurred in a few prominent decade(s)-long steps, whereas warming at the end of it occurred primarily in one especially large step of about 8°C in about 10 years and was accompanied by a doubling of snow accumulation in 3 years; most of the accumulation-rate change occurred in 1 year (National Research Council, 2002)". Almost as suddenly we came out of it: "Taylor et al. (1997) found that most of the change in most indicators occurred in one step over about 5 years at the end of the Younger Dryas, although additional steps of similar length but much smaller magnitude preceded and followed the main step, spanning a total of about 50 years (NRC, 2002)".

Termination 1 began with what is referred to as Melt Water Pulse 1a (mwp-1a) centered at about 14,680 years ago which resulted in a 24 meter rise (about 78 feet) in sea level believed to have occurred at the rate of 4.5 cm (about 2 inches) a year. It was followed around 12,260 years ago by MWP-1b with a 28 meter (about 92 feet) rise nearer 5 cm per year. Recent model results predict that sea level is currently rising at 32cm/100 years. With natural rises clocked at 5cm/yr (or 500cm/century) we, (meaning us) have a lot of hard work ahead of us if we hope to trump mother nature's most recent finest result.

Between 6,000 and 7,000 years ago, a period known to geologists and paleoclimatologists as the Holocene Climate Optimum, sea levels peaked about 6 meters (about 20 feet) higher than today, and during the Eemian Optimum, some 20 meters (about 60 feet) higher than today (some say 70 meters). During the seven post MPT ice ages, sea levels dropped some 100 or more meters below present, the water tied up in the miles thick ice sheets that have spread in North America as far south as Kansas. These are just some of the facts of the abrupt climate changes which we, as Homo sapiens, have experienced. General Circulation Models, of which the IPCC references 23, have yet to reproduce a single known abrupt paleoclimate change fed with the proxy data. The latest GCM models produce predictions based on a variety of input data and complex equations which few of us would understand. But for all the complexity and investment, they are just predictions.

Belief in, and acting as a result of, such predictions has opened up what may be the first chapter in faith-based science (W. should be so proud). Understanding the history of climate change provides a factual understanding of far more alarming climate changes that have actually happened, with sea level changes and temperature shifts that dramatically overshadow any faith-based prediction you have yet heard.

What might be quite ironic is that if GHG predicted global warming is in fact real, and, at half of a precessional cycle, we are near to the cliff of the next natural shift to an ice age, we may find ourselves needing to generate as much GHGs as possible to ease our transition into the next ice age. So as I said at the beginning, doing something about climate change is not necessarily a bad thing. Doing the right thing might actually be quite another. The ice ages and associated interglacials are well known to be paced by the eccentricity, obliquity and precession cycles in earth's rickety orbit. These we will do nothing about. D-O oscillations show strong evidence of being tied to the 1,500 year cycle of solar output, something we cannot change.

So be ever thoughtful of both facts and predictions before leaping to a conclusion. It was in fact a LEAP that terminated the last interglacial, the cold Late Eemian Aridity Pulse which lasted 468 years and ended with a precipitous drop into the Wisconsin ice age. And yes, we were indeed there. We had been on the stage as our stone-age selves about the same length of time during that interglacial that our civilizations have been during this one.

Meanwhile, enjoy the interglacial!

Posted by sentient | July 27, 2009 2:54 PM

Korla Pundit:

Always take your scientific advice from somebody who uses "irregardless" as a word. Yes, we should listen to our betters, who jet around the globe in private jets to talk about how much taxes they can get away with, and how much of our sovereignty they can give away to self-appointed global protectors, before the people wake up and run them out of town on rails.

The oceans are not warming. The polar ice sheets are thicker than they were 10 years ago. The antarctic (always ignored by "global" experts) is more frozen than in recorded history. And the biggest giveaways of all: the totally debunked "research," like the "hockey stick" that started it all, the uncovered lies from "climatologists" with political ties, and the utter nonsense in their proposed solutions, which only solve one problem: their not having enough of my money.

Cap and trade schemes do not change carbon output. They only change who has cash and how much of it can be taken away.

Well, they are accomplishing one thing: they are filling the world with a lot of ugly fluorescent light, and the toxic mercury that comes with it.

Posted by Korla Pundit | July 27, 2009 2:51 PM

Elmer Fudd:

So much for Algors's global warming, however they will press on just you wait and see. EF

Posted by Elmer Fudd | July 27, 2009 2:47 PM

Robert C:

Michael Crichton had a great speach where he broke down of the "science" behind global warming. It's a pretty long read but it's well worth the time.

www.michaelcrichton.net/speech-alienscauseglobalwarming.html

No doubt in my mind that the single biggest contributor to global warming, or cooling for that matter, is the sun.

All of this is cyclical anyways. Earth has been here before and will be here again.

Posted by Robert C | July 27, 2009 2:19 PM

Sean:

Irregardless of what all your case scenarios presented may be attempting to draw attention to, the ocean (70% of the Earth's surface) is warming and by the way that is an indisputable fact. This is why it is called global warming - now you all know! Please educate yourselves if you actual feel like being passionate about this topic. The scientific consensus of the IPCC report, which is quite conservative in nature by virtue of the high percent votes for ratification, has repeatedly come to the conclusion that global warming/climate change is happening. Do you really think these people are making this up for some hidden, evil agenda - just accept that these people care more about the Earth than you do and obey the ensuing life-changing, envirnmental, species-saving, and sentient-being saving legislation that will come to law in many countries in the next decade. Yeah it is going to cost you (and I!) more money, but how can't you agree that it isn't worth it to ensure the future of our planet. If right now you are thinking, but global warming isn't even real, please re-read the first sentence.

Posted by Sean | July 27, 2009 2:08 PM

Mike Vee:

It just proves that Al Gore is a tool. A broken, worn-out, useless tool.

Posted by Mike Vee | July 27, 2009 1:21 PM

Jay:

The record cold temperatures make sense. We know the sun goes though 11 years cycles of increasing and decreasing sunspot activity. During high activity the sun delivers more heat and likewise less heat at the bottom of the cycle. The sun has entered a very low activity cycle and cooler temperatures are to be expected. Just as a decade ago we expected and experienced higher tempertures.

Sun spot activity explains nearly all the global temperature changes we have been experiencing.

Posted by Jay | July 27, 2009 1:07 PM

GreenDream:

creg speed wrote "the earth is undoubtedly warming up. the ice caps are melting. That cannot be denied if you only look at pictures taken from even 25 years ago"

25 years ago was 1984, shortly after then end of the 1940-1977 cooling cycle. Obviously if you take the end of a cooling cycle and compare it to the end of a warming cycle such differences will be noticable.

Posted by GreenDream | July 27, 2009 12:46 PM

Alan Wray:

Everyone has to realize that Global Warming/Climate Change is not a scientific fact. There may be evidence to support theories either way, but nothing conclusive when looked at with skepticism from both sides. The only 100% thing that is a fact about Global Warming, is that it is based now more on politics.........

Posted by Alan Wray | July 27, 2009 12:43 PM

Noah:

What do you mean the earth is cooling?! I bought waders and a row boat in anticipation of Al Gore's 1993 prediction of flooding in Manhattan. Here I've stood for 15 years, waiting for the apocalypse and now we find out that it's getting colder?

Posted by Noah | July 27, 2009 12:37 PM

OdessaTexas:

Global warming was invented in 1966 by author Harry Harrison in his science fiction novel "Make Room! Make Room!" It was made into the movie Soilent Green. When you preface your statement with Might, May, or Could your statement is not science but science fiction. Of couse pigs might, may, or could fly out of my arse someday too.

Posted by OdessaTexas | July 27, 2009 12:29 PM

Bill:

31 days over 100 this summer in San Antonio and counting. Send some of that NE climate cooling our way.

Bill

Posted by Bill | July 27, 2009 12:17 PM

JayKay:

With most of the surface temperature measuring stations in the U.S. and elswhere have siting problems such as locations next to air conditioner exhausts, on or adjacent to asphalt surfaces, next to buildings, or in the midst of densely packed urban areas, it's a miracle there are any new cold temperature records. I know we can only work with what we have, but let's not put too much faith in the numbers being correct or representing reality. The best thing we could do is resite as needed and then recertify all of these stations. This should then be followeed by annual recertifications by trained and qualified inspectors. Of course, if you make your money from a global warming related business, this might not be in your interest.

Posted by JayKay | July 27, 2009 12:13 PM

Rebecca:

Jesse, stand up for what you believe in. No need for disclaimers about global warming. The disclaimer about how you collected the data or focused on specific areas is appropriate. But all you're doing is reporting research that you've done. Thank you for the statistics, it's very informative.

FROM JESSE: Thanks, that's the thing, I'm making no conclusions here, it's just "I report, you decide." :)

Posted by Rebecca | July 27, 2009 11:17 AM

Jim-Ohio:

All I know is its not a good year to have a swimming pool in Cincinnati. Can't keep it warm even with a solar cover on it.

Posted by Jim-Ohio | July 27, 2009 11:17 AM

creg speed:

these reversals in temperatures of june and july may in and of itself mean anything. the earth is undoubtedly warming up. the ice caps are melting. That cannot be denied if you only look at pictures taken from even 25 years ago much less 100 years ago compared to the pictures taken now.the United States cannot solve this problem on it's own, we are but tenants of a planet that includes many other countries that have no intention of slowing down theit fossil fuel burning to stop polluting the atmosphere because as they put it " we need to grow" since this problem won't come to fruition until around 2050 or later the people in power now are of the idea that it's not their problem let the people then deal with it. It's like cigarette smoking, if you knew if you smoked 1 cigarette and you would get cancer no one would ever smoke but since the effects won't come along for 20-30 years it's a well i'll probably be dead by then or it's too far ahead for me to worry about. If human life spans were say doubled or tripled these problems would be addressed but since it's a 30-50 year deal at best let the next generation deal with it.Deal with it they will for sure.

Posted by creg speed | July 27, 2009 11:08 AM

Korla Pundit:

>But that's the thing I can't figure out, I never said "global warming" or "climate change" in the original article!

Yes, but you presented some facts. That's not welcome in the world of "settled science."

Look forward to being called a GOP apologist right-wingnut fascist Bush-lover. It follows factual reporting like the day following the night.

Posted by Korla Pundit | July 27, 2009 10:48 AM

Tim S.:

Jesse, when you write an article that offends somebody's religion (i.e., manmade global warming) you can expect to get flamed.

FROM JESSE: But that's the thing I can't figure out, I never said "global warming" or "climate change" in the original article!

Posted by Tim S. | July 27, 2009 10:34 AM

Tom:

While I agree with you that cold or warm outbreaks are not signs of climate change, it is the practice of man-made global warming proponents (and the media) to point to every hot day or any weather disaster as proof of the pending doom that draws attention to a headline such as yours.

While I don't think for a second that a record cold month in Tennessee means anything in the current analysis of global warming, it still makes me smile for obvious reasons.

Posted by Tom | July 27, 2009 10:31 AM

ScottM1207:

Only rich countries care about the environment. Poor countries just care about survival, and usually, survival through the leftist dictatorships that make them poor.

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is a necessary and natural gas that most of life requires. It's effect on the climate is negligible and we are able to deal with it as life has done over the millions of years it has existed, through many climate change events.

If the envirofascists were really interested in the amount of CO2, they'd permit the wide-spread use of nuclear technology and would not have forced their benefactors in government to shutter Yucca Mountain.

Posted by ScottM1207 | July 27, 2009 10:17 AM

Bryant3031:

Recently I visited some family up in New Hampshire. I learned that Global Warming is treated without respect up there. I even saw a billboard warning visitors not to bring up the issue of Global Warming during the winter months.

Science is built around not jumping to conclusions, but it seems that a lot of "Scientists" love doing that. Anyone who studies this planet knows that we cannot draw conclusions with only 60-100 years of reliable data. People are saying the glaciers are melting and I tell them that's how much of the mountains were formed...long before I was here with my Ford Contour.

Posted by Bryant3031 | July 27, 2009 10:03 AM

John Trujillo:

The myth of global warming caused by man is merely a scare tactic to gain more control. Do you really believe that the left exchanging "terrorism" for "man-caused disaster" was by accident. It is a loophole to use force against those they can accuse of contributing to global warming which they are deeming the biggest "man-caused disaster of all time".

Sarah Palin was the only candidate brave enough to state that the earth's temperature moves in cycles. On the other hand McCain, Obama and Biden completely discounted solar activity and the earth's rotational pattern around it.

For President Hussien and the Acorn crowd, equinox is not some new color safe bleach.

Posted by John Trujillo | July 27, 2009 9:51 AM

GreenDream:

Steve G.wrote "The decadal temperature trend for the period December 1978 through June 2009 is approximately +0.13 deg. C per decade."

So? From 1880 to 1890, temperatures dropped 0.35 ° C (0.6° F) in only 10 years (one decade). Global climate cooled ~0.5° C from ~1940 to 1977. These to are "known facts". And you know what, while those temps were dropping CO2 was rising go figure.

Posted by GreenDream | July 27, 2009 9:49 AM

Korla Pundit:

Let's make sure we get everybody on record now for their unwavering belief in global warm... I mean climate change! In just a few short years, they will be remembered as the absolute fools who were willing to destroy the world economy (but mostly our own) in the name of this fraud science.

But worse, it is obvious from their blind panic at shutting out any debate or skepticism that reveals that they themselves don't actually believe it. They are cynics who are pushing this lie on the world, in the face of inconvenient facts from Mother Nature, all to push a socialist, anti-American, anti-capitalist, marxist agenda.

But fortunately, the behemoth known as Global Warming is fallling apart at the seams. The cracks have started to widen. Now the Leftist agenda is meeting resistance from politicians who want to... oh, I dunno... get re-elected, and who won't fall on their sword for this commie fantasy of "cap-and-trade."

You can whine all you want, libs, about how the "science is settled," because it is settling quite nicely on the other side of the fence.

You lose.

Posted by Korla Pundit | July 27, 2009 9:48 AM

Paul Henry:

As an aerospace technician of 27 years (strength of materials @ Rohr Industries, Riverside, Ca.)I had used statistics in many forms to analyse data. What I found in my son's middle school textbook very telling and unbiased. An X, Y graph contained data points for world average temperature vs. CO2 concentration, respectively since the data was collected, about 80 years or so. Once calculated, the correlation coefficient was at zero, which means that during the years studied, carbon dioxide concentration was not a factor in global temperature increase or decrease. Scientific method (fact) also shows that the ice cores from the time period of the last ice-age have CO2 levels much higher than the levels we have today. It is only my personal belief when I state that I believe that the world's natural buffer systems come into play to keep our temps. within a range where life can be sustained. I don't think that man has the power to overcome these buffers.

Posted by Paul Henry | July 27, 2009 9:44 AM

libes:

Has anyone heard of the Maunder Cycle:

The Maunder Minimum

Early records of sunspots indicate that the Sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th century. Very few sunspots were seen on the Sun from about 1645 to 1715 (38 kb JPEG image). Although the observations were not as extensive as in later years, the Sun was in fact well observed during this time and this lack of sunspots is well documented. This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age" when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past. The connection between solar activity and terrestrial climate is an area of on-going research.

The sun spots have stopped!! Just an observation that I think we cannot overlook

Libes,

Actually a rocket scientist that believes in God

Posted by libes | July 27, 2009 9:41 AM

M.K.:

You people just don't see the light, do you? Of course cooling temperatures indicate that the planet is warming - that's just common sense. On that note, I going to make myself a nice cup of tea by putting the kettle in my freezer and waiting for it to boil. Or should I make ice cubes by boiling a pot of water on the stove? I would greatly appreciate a liberal to straighten out my logic if I am wrong.

As soon as "climate change" is proven to be a crock of sh!t, the left wing will start the war against "climate stagnation". Just imagine the devastation the planet will suffer if the climate remains the same.

What the hell happened to this country?

Posted by M.K. | July 27, 2009 9:37 AM

Nick:

We have been banging this drum for years, folks.

The data is flawed, the process is flawed and it has been a money grab from the start.

Check out our website and help the debate flourish!

Posted by Nick | July 27, 2009 9:25 AM

Bill:

from Newsweek April 28, 1975 The Cooling World

There are ominous signs that the Earth's weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production - with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas - parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia - where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.

Posted by Bill | July 27, 2009 9:18 AM

dogdoc:

When the Vietnam protestors had nothing left to do, they took on the Nuclear Power Industry. When that was shut down, they went on to the nuclear freeze (nuclear winter) nonsense in the 80's. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the new religion became Global Warming which morphed into

Climate Change after we started to cool.

Now that that nonsense seems to be coming to an end, what will be the next entertaining spectacle by those who need to have a cause to save the world from whatever? I hope it doesn't involve the nascent movement to protect us from fast food restaurants. Noise pollution? no, not sexy enough. How about...no, not that either. I give up....anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by dogdoc | July 27, 2009 9:17 AM

Alan:

I GUESS THIS CONFIRMS CLIMATE CHANGE!

Posted by Alan | July 27, 2009 9:13 AM

Jeff Wahlen:

I'm not concerned with temperatures. I'm just concerned that one day when the Sun finally burns out we're all really jammed!

Posted by Jeff Wahlen | July 27, 2009 8:01 AM

Muck Fexico II:

First...everyone does not know or think it is due to global warming. Of course to ask one to think would be an extra ordinary feat for most. Since the human is most short term remembering brain there is. I being in the 60's age bracket have had the pleasure to remember quite a few winters and summers a far cry less than some living objects on this planet.

Yes, there are records that have been kept....but they do not set a precedent on a humans brain scale....they only show a graph.

So until I can see LONG TERM facts and records I am not convinced that the earth can not recoup or is the non-recoup mode.

Does anyone remember 09/11/01??? Already everyone has forgotten........

Posted by Muck Fexico II | July 27, 2009 7:05 AM

Heavy Metal:

Global warming???

Al Gore is set up to become insanely wealthy if this climate change legislation is passed.

Cap and trade and the new health care bills are after the same goal. These scare tactics related to both subjects are after our liberties.

If either or both are passed the government will have the right to legislate our behavior. We Americans are the last best hope for mankind and the fools in our government know that with our liberty in tact we cannot and will not be controlled.

I personally feel if these fanatics are not stopped . Our freedoms will be lost to the swipe of a pen. Leaving our children to rue the day we sold them out to the corrupt power hungry politicians.

Posted by Heavy Metal | July 27, 2009 6:59 AM

flounderx:

Mr. Haney from Green Acres sitcom has the best site for all your carbon credit needs. MrHaneysDiscountCarbonCredits.scam. Mr. Haney is also investigating if Al Gore really invented the internet and if Al and Tipper were really the inspiration for "Love Story" A little more funding is needed. Send your cash to MrHaney ChecksOutFatAl.scam. If you invest in genuine authentic carbon credits from Mr. Haney, you will receive a personally autographed print of Mr. Haney rescuing a polar bear from drowning. He doesn't even lose his hat. If you are too young to have seen Mr. Haney, watch Green Acres. He is definitely more trustworthy than Al.

Posted by flounderx | July 27, 2009 5:21 AM

klesb:

Our major international competitors, China and India, as well as Brazil, etc. Are not restricting their industries by a "Cap and Trade" law, why are we?

Do government schools teach pupils how to read thermometers anymore? If so, how can we explain the Democrats in Congress voting for that bill?

Posted by klesb | July 27, 2009 5:11 AM

Taylor:

Is there any correlation of low temps and Al Gores private fuel guzzling jet flying over said areas , perhaps someone should investigate .

Posted by Taylor | July 27, 2009 4:48 AM

Michel Gentry:

You Know,

I now live in Interior Alaska, for the last five years. I grew up in coastal Alaska on the North Gulf Coast in Cordova. We are supposed to hit 90 on Tuesday or Wednesday. There are about five or six wild fires that I can see right across the Yukon river and another that just started by Birch Creek (about 15 miles from here) I saw tonight start to blow up. The weather says another El Nino just started back up in the Pacific, which always results in warmer than normal west and north temps. and cooler than normal East Coast temps.

Just my opinion. The earth works in cycles, man may have contributed somewhat in that past 100-200 years but that's about it, not really enough to shift the patterns in any all too significant a way. The warmest year recently, was 1998, and the earth has shown a cooling pattern in the last 10 years.

Al Gore is a farce, and we should take away his oscar, emmy and nobel peace prize.

ALASKANS FOR GLOBAL WARMING!!!!

Posted by Michel Gentry | July 27, 2009 4:36 AM

John Woodbury:

Yes, Al, there is an inconvenient truth. It also has been cooler in NE China and SA this year, but that is just two places I know of.

Posted by John Woodbury | July 27, 2009 3:52 AM

SomeOldGuy:

this boondoggle has all been about big business for a long time. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/22/business/worldbusiness/22deal.html

If you still believe the sky is falling, I'm really sorry. You should look at the same press coverage of the "New Ice Age" scare in the 1970's. The same jackasses were actually promoting the idea of the detonation of nukes at the poles to warm things up.

Posted by SomeOldGuy | July 27, 2009 2:19 AM

noaaprogrammer:

Eventually AGW will be relegated to the same dustbin of history as polywater and cold fusion. What distinguishes AGW however, is the exorbitant amount of wasted time, money and energy that could have been directed toward real environmental and social concerns.

Posted by noaaprogrammer | July 27, 2009 2:15 AM

fernando:

I appreciate your fine journalism understanding of science Mr. Ferrel. Drudge loves to take the smallest data sets and post them as evidence to support the ideology of himself and his readers. I'm glad that you went out of your way to point out that your data set was not representative of the ENTIRE WORLD. Although I do have an opinion on the science of climate change, I am writing your more to thank you for showing that climate (and climate change) are complex systems that can't be easily bent toward one ideology or the other, more so than writing you because you confirm my preexisting beliefs. (which you haven't confirmed or refuted any of them)

Good job on your reporting.

Posted by fernando | July 27, 2009 2:15 AM

fernando:

I appreciate your fine journalism understanding of science Mr. Ferrel. Drudge loves to take the smallest data sets and post them as evidence to support the ideology of himself and his readers. I'm glad that you went out of your way to point out that your data set was not representative of the ENTIRE WORLD. Although I do have an opinion on the science of climate change, I am writing your more to thank you for showing that climate (and climate change) are complex systems that can't be easily bent toward one ideology or the other, more so than writing you because you confirm my preexisting beliefs. (which you haven't confirmed or refuted any of them)

Good job on your reporting.

Posted by fernando | July 27, 2009 2:15 AM

James Samuelson:

Everyone knows that global warming and climate change is a fake scam to tax people.

Cooling temperatures is not a part of global warming. I am in New Zealand and we just had the coldest winter on record.

Again: cold temperatures is not a part of global warming. The truth is that we are about to enter an ice age.

The USA has already been taken over by foreign banks so remember to purchase storable food, lots of water and cash on hand.

Cheers,

From the Southern Hemisphere,

On you tube: http://www.youtube.com/AfterAmericaNZ

I'll help anyone get out before martial law.

Cheers,

James

Posted by James Samuelson | July 27, 2009 2:02 AM

NucEngineer:

There has been atmospheric cooling the last 8 years, and no new high global annual temperatures in the last 11 years. None of the computer models replicate this fact. Anthropogenic (or man caused) global warming is not proved.

The global warming adherents base their argument of proof on more than 20 different computer models called general circulation models (also known as global climate models or GCMs). Each computer model is composed of dozens of mathematical equations representing known scientific laws, theories, and hypotheses. Each equation has one or more constants. The constants associated with known laws are very well defined. The constants associated with known theories are generally accepted but probably some of them may be off by a factor of 2 or more, maybe even an order of magnitude. The equations representing hypotheses, well, sometimes the hypotheses are just plain wrong. Then each of these equations has to be weighted against each other for use in the computer models, so that adds an additional variable (basically an educated guess) for each law, theory, and hypothesis. This is where the models are tweaked to mimic past climate measurements.

The SCIENTIFIC METHOD is: (1) Following years of academic study of the known physical laws and accepted theories, and after reviewing some data, come up with a hypothesis to explain the data. (2) Develop a plan to obtain and analyze new data. (3) Collect and analyze the data, this may even require new technology not previously available. (4) Determine if the hypothesis is correct, needs refinement, or is wrong. Either way, new data is available for other researchers. (5) Submit results, including data, for peer review and publication.

The output of the computer models run out nearly 90 years forward is considered to be data, but it is not a measurement of a physical phenomenon. Also, there is no way to analyze this so called data to determine if any or which of the hypotheses in the models are correct, need refinement, or are wrong. Also, this method cannot indicate if other new hypotheses need to be generated and incorporated into the models. IT JUST IS NOT THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD.

The worst flaw in the AGW argument is the treatment of GCM computer generated outputs as data. They then use it in follow on hypotheses. For example, if temperature rises by X degrees in 50 years, then Y will be effected in such-and-such a way resulting in Z. Then the next person comes along and says, well, if Z happens, the effect on W will be a catastrophe. "I need (and deserve) more money to study the effects on W." Hypotheses, stacked on hypotheses, stacked on more hypotheses, all based on computer outputs that are not data, using a process that does not lend to proof using the SCIENTIFIC METHOD. Look at their results, IF, MIGHT, and COULD are used throughout their news making results. And when one of the underlying hypotheses is proven incorrect, well, the public only remembers the doomsday results 2 or three iterations down the hypotheses train. The hypotheses downstream are not automatically thrown out and can even be used for more follow on hypotheses.

Posted by NucEngineer | July 27, 2009 1:49 AM

fantum:

Neo Chicken Little... Global Warming! Global Cooling! The sky is falling! (running in circles)

The only way to stop global warming is to turn your money over to fat Al so he can live in a house that uses hundreds of times more energy than yours and flit around in jets that use thousands of times more fuel than your car.

I am beginning to wonder how the America has survived these last few decades... Survival of the stupidest? Well... it shouldn't last much longer.

Posted by fantum | July 27, 2009 1:34 AM

Random63:

It's interesting that this poor guy had to start out at the beginning of the blog defending himself from the global warming nuts that flamed, cursed, and pretty much spit on him for presenting the facts that 3,000 low temp records were broken in July. I guess facts aren't allowed if they go against global warming. Are these people mentally ill or just dangerously psychotic?

Posted by Random63 | July 27, 2009 1:26 AM

Holeshot413:

check out this link

http://www.icr.org/article/4777/

Posted by Holeshot413 | July 27, 2009 1:04 AM

Hillary:

What proof is this article that there is no such thing as CLIMATE CHANGE? I think it pretty much fits the definition considering the temperature has been unnaturally different this summer, eh? It was a major mistake to begin calling something relatively unknown "global warming" before actually finding out what the *anthropogenic climate change* effects would have because some people seem to have gotten stuck on the literal definition of the word "warming". Al Gore is trying to save all you people and I don't even get why.

Posted by Hillary | July 27, 2009 12:53 AM

Brian:

I think the government should tax Al Gore because of all the hot air that loser lets out when he opens his mouth. Maybe that'll shut him up.

Posted by Brian | July 27, 2009 12:46 AM

Texoma:

Tell that to Central Texas. Hottest/dryest ever recorded. Worst 2-year drought in more than 100 years. Forty days already this year over 100 degrees. 106 at my house last week--and that was low hi temp of the week.

Hey Drudge--I guess Texas doesn't count?

Posted by Texoma | July 27, 2009 12:36 AM

Mark:

The EPA is suppressing reports by its own scientists that deviate from the global warming predictions. The "scientists " are using computer models to predict what will happen to our climate over the years. Think about it, if you know anything about computers, you know that for a computer to model something all the available variables must be included in the equations and those variables will control the accuracy of the model. Things like every gas and solid in the atmosphere plus the impact of each of these on climate. The solar energy striking the earth, including the previous factors plus things such as solar energy output. our position in our orbit around the sun, the inclination of our earth axis and how that effects the total solar energy absorbed by the earth, these are only a few of tens of thousands of variables that need to be programmed. Do you see what I am saying, the folks pushing global warming, including the US Government have had to admit that their mathematical calculations are WRONG, admittedly their temperature data is WRONG, the satellite measuring the polar ice packs has been malfunctioning for years? We are supposed to embark on steps that will impact upon the lives and economy of every human being on earth from this kind of data? They have NO scientifically quantifiable temperature data to use. Their own scientists have refuted most of it. I believe that global warming is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated in the history of the human race. What is cap and trade? Does it reduce emission of atmospheric pollutants? No, it simply forces people that emit pollutants to pay to be able to do that. Unfortunately many of these will be related to energy, farming, construction, what will that do to your family budget? You will pay from your wallet for these emissions. The people of the world had better start thinking critically and asking for proof, or the great depression will look like good times.

Posted by Mark | July 27, 2009 12:29 AM

James in Pa:

I'm very happy with this cooler than normal summer weather. I've run the A/C half the time of what I did last Year and the lower monthly electric utility bill is most welcome. I'll take this cooler than normal Summer weather for as long as I can get it.

Posted by James in Pa | July 27, 2009 12:17 AM

michelle:

This is an excellent and fairly concise read on the incomplete science surrounding GW and also the political insides of the UN's IPCC.

http://www.amazon.com/Deniers-Renowned-Scientists-Political-Persecution/dp/0980076315/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248666811&sr=8-1

Terrific stuff, like the debunking of the hockey stick chart and finding the "inbreeding" in the IPCC "peer review process", way, way too many co-authoring relationships to be impartial reviewers. Alternative theories...solar activity, cloud cover & atomic rays, etc. Written by a Canadian environmentalist...

Posted by michelle | July 26, 2009 11:57 PM

Dave:

Can you say "solar minimum," boys and girls?

Posted by Dave | July 26, 2009 11:15 PM

Craig:

Wow, now thats a lot of records! I live in Omaha Nebraska and we had like 2 records in a row a few weeks ago

Posted by Craig | July 26, 2009 11:13 PM

Robert Stoick:

All this debate about global warming, global cooling, or climate change is a waste of time. The earth has been doing it for centuries before humans discovered fire, including sudden wild temperature swings and devastating storms of all sorts. What we should be doing is learning to adapt more quickly to changing climates. To think that we cannot relocate the population of a city, such as New Orleans, to a higher, safer location is absurd. We spend billions trying to save this city even though a direct hit by a catagory 5 hurricane would totally destroy it. Modern humans will not survive if they don't learn to adapt and relocate to areas where the climate is better suited for them. Our ancestors did and lucky for us.

Posted by Robert Stoick | July 26, 2009 10:40 PM

Steve G.:

I find it compelling that most of you who dispute the man-induced global warming theory find it egregious to think that 5 billion people could be capable of affecting our climate.

"We can all recogonize that the truth is "inconvenient" for those on the left who need to promote the absurd idea that mankind can alter the planet's climate" -GlobalSailing on this blog

"Absurd idea"?? Explain the gaping hole in the ozone layer; I suppose that was induced by penguins, right?

The decadal temperature trend for the period December 1978 through June 2009 is approximately +0.13 deg. C per decade. This is a known fact. It is not a known fact as to the cause of this rise in temperature; however, I would much rather err to the side of safety (especially if this means lowering pollution levels in the air we all breathe), by regulating industry, instead of passing a threatening situation onto the next generation.

Throughout history, man has obliterated entire species and the ecosystems in which they live. Where was "mother nature" to save them?

It is quite ovbious that ignorance prevails when it comes protecting the earth. Those who can't see man's ability to alter the earth's climate are simply promoters of the global pestilence called the human race.

Posted by Steve G. | July 26, 2009 10:33 PM

Whit Burns:

It's TIME TO PARTY LIKE IT'S 1773 !!!! . Al Gore and most of the lib dems need tarred and feathered and then tried for fraud and treason.

We also should burn about 95% of the federal register except the areas constitution prescribes; namely Defense. The CO2 from that fire may slow down the cooling we are experiencing now.

If you are concerned about global climate, there is a promise from the Lord in Genesis 8:22 that assures us of environment. Be warned though of the real Global Warming that comes in 2nd Peter 3:10 and Revelation 15:8. Make sure you are one of His and won't see that heat.

Posted by Whit Burns | July 26, 2009 10:27 PM

Barry Willoughby:

I find it amusing that the pro-AGW crowd is embarrassed by living in a country with the highest standard of living in the world.

They want to change all that by making us all equal misery opportunists.

Posted by Barry Willoughby | July 26, 2009 10:25 PM

mc:

So let's see: "The AGW theory is based entirely on computer modeling because actual climate testing is not possible, right?" "Correct." "Are these present temperatures predicted by any of the computer models upon which the AGW theory is based?" "No." "What factors account for the difference between the predictions of the computer models and the present data?" "We don't know." "So, where did the computer models fail?" "We're not sure." "Does this mean that the computer modeling upon which the AGW theory entirely relies is flawed?" "Yes." "Can you identify all of the modeling flaws with precision right now?" "No. We cannot." "Why not?" "We need to revise our theories and re-evaluate the inputs and assumptions of our modeling." "So, the recent models on which the AGW theory was founded are known now to be unreliable?" "Yes."

Posted by mc | July 26, 2009 10:19 PM

Tentum:

Everyone knows it is caused by global warming. What the experts don't acknowledge is that the hot air is coming from Washington and Al Gore

Posted by Tentum | July 26, 2009 9:56 PM

BigPat:

Thank you so much for your online posts on this! We have just an overabundance of hype and hyperbole on 'Global Warming' and what we need to do to resolve it, "if we can". It's really all about MONEY and government restrictions for US, the people!

It's a very pleasant thing to see some TRUTH brought into this picture!

In years past, I was part of the offroad racing community, I was exposed to environmental extremists back in the late 70s, and have been following and tracking ever since. And in my opinion, AlGore is very much a part of this element!

And not a thing wrong with a clean environment! I remember extremely smoggy days back in 50s and 60s where one was much better off staying indoors, here in SoCal.

But if talkingheads are going to jabber 'global warming' on radio and TV, they best be dealing with straight and verifiable facts, not their normal hype.

Thanks again Jesse. Keep up the good work!

-Pat

Posted by BigPat | July 26, 2009 9:53 PM

Fishsnot:

NOW maybe that hump Al Gore will fade away, we can only hope!

Posted by Fishsnot | July 26, 2009 9:37 PM

DennisinOhio:

We have friends all over the world - there is nothing unusual going on except it has been a very cold "winter" in the southern hemisphere - record cold in some areas like Peru, South Africa, etc. Even in tropical Brazil, it has been very cold this year. Of course here in the eastern half of the USA, we can't remember a colder summer, but we're enjoying it immensely! Only a few kool-aid drinkers are still buying the man made global warming theory (apparently most of them are Democrats in Congress). After our 2008 windstorm in the midwest, most people had to reroof their homes (they chose dark colors that make their homes look nice). Will they have to replace their new roof again when they resell the house to meet the new House passed climate bill? With Obama now with more negatives than positives and sinking like a stone, apparently, even the unenlightened are starting to wake up to the simple truth their common sense should have told them all along. I ask our exchange students from around the world why, if the earth is in fact getting so warm, why aren't the oceans rising as REAL proof of this? These same students are taught in their countries that the USA is a poluted mess with foul air, water, etc - after only a few weeks here, they realize they've been had and feel like fools for swallowing everything they are taught just like our fine public school students do every day. I doubt the world has seen more tom-foolery over this global climate business than it has witnessed since the great Tulip Bulb mania in the late Middle Ages. At least when I read the blogs on this subject, it shows me most people are aware of the joke our leaders are trying to pull on us and that makes me feel a bit better, yet there are still some who can not, and will not, admit they've been had! LOL.

Posted by DennisinOhio | July 26, 2009 9:33 PM

Steve:

Superlative! Thank you!!

We often have "Global Warming Updates" on our blog COMMON CENTS

http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Posted by Steve | July 26, 2009 9:31 PM

Chris - Alaska:

Yep global warming is real.

Just ask ALL Bore, OOPS Al Gore.

The ONLY global warming, I see. (hot air)

Is coming from a political point of view!

Last night, the temp dropped to 26 deg.F..

The night before, I saw snow coming down while driving the Denali Hwy. In JULY!

Alaskans FOR global warming!

Take care, be safe.

God Bless.

Chris - Alaska

Posted by Chris - Alaska | July 26, 2009 9:22 PM

Chuck:

It can't really be getting cooler. The tax increases haven't been enacted into law yet. Not sure how that works but they say tax increases on energy will make the earth cool.

Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2009 9:17 PM

Hawkeye57:

Naomi's post (Comment 157) pretty much nails it. As for the subject of your article on low temps, either way, lows or highs, it doesn't say anything about whether or not the temps are the product of man's activities.

Those that press the idea that global warming is the result of man's activities are doing it to push a social agenda. That's really what is at the core of their argument. Its all a big lie.

Posted by Hawkeye57 | July 26, 2009 9:11 PM

Stacie wS:

This is the reason "Global WARMING" turned into "Climent Change"....More of the CHANGE Friut Loop Progressives think they can hit us over the head with!

AmeriKa is beginning to see the light......

Posted by Stacie wS | July 26, 2009 9:10 PM

Mark:

So Jesse, was it necessary to insult those of us who visit Drudge? I realize this is the typical type of response from the Global Warming cultists, but was it really necessary to imply we are all Luddites? BTW algore visits Drudge.

Maybe people take the view that this IS a commentary on the Global Warming "issue" because the fear-mongers pushing GW say that higher temps ARE proof of warming? [Just look at JimF's commentary.]

Weatherman can not predict with certainty, next weeks weather, yet we are supposed take as gospel their predictions of the weather out 10 to 100 years out.

And we are the "nuts?"

@Jim F: temps have been on the decline since 1998. Also why are we having abnormally COOL, but we can't have abnormally hot? It's always a "climate change."

FROM JESSE: Yes, people who read a blog entry that doesn't mention Climate Change or Global Warming then flame me for supporting either one are: Nuts.

Posted by Mark | July 26, 2009 9:08 PM

Meg:

how could cooling possibly be a part of global warming? wouldnt that be called global cooling? how about this giant thing in the sky called "the sun" might have something to do with our earth cooling and warming. there has been less solar flare activity this year which has resulted in cooler temeratures. When the solar flare activity increases so does the temperature. I know, its crazy.

Posted by Meg | July 26, 2009 8:51 PM

Naomi Spear:

I have noted that the few respondents who believe in "global warming" caused by man give no facts to substantiate their beliefs.

I have really enjoyed the thoughtful responses from a few people who have debunked this theory by facts and logical conclusions based on the "big picture." People who really pay attention and seek out the truth do realize how "mother nature" has regulated herself for millions of years. Researching the truth about what is happening with the earth is far more difficult than just accepting the propaganda from these climate alarmists.

Yes, this mania is about far more that preventing climate change. Many "elite" in this country, including Al Gore, memebers of the "ruling class," and big corporations (like GE) will make billions from green energy A couple of weeks ago, Al Gore, praised our stance on global warming and said that it is the first step toward "global governance" (his exact words). So that is what it all about?

I am a public high school teacher who began teaching in 1971. In a post someone questioned why schools would teach about global warming. I will tell you. The curriculum, including textbooks, follows political trends. I have watched this for many years. This is nothing less than propaganda. My students do not even know that there is dispute in the scientific community. I make sure that they realize the opposing viewpoint.

Another person asked why not give the remedies to global warming a try. I will tell you why. Just look at H.R.2454 "The Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009" (cap and trade). I looked at it extensivelly. It would produce a negative ripple effect throughout our entire economy. The government would absolutely control our energy and hence our lives,resulting in electric bills that would "skyrocket" (Obama's words earlier in his campaign). That would be the lesser harm compared to the toll on small business. I do believe that Obama knows exactly what this would do to our economy. He does not care; "cap and trade" and government controlled health care are his two most important agenda items.

This green energy solutions will not work. Even T. Boon Pickens, a great advocate for wind power, has given up. In trying to produce energy from wind, he found that the transmission of the energy was too difficult.

Wake up America. Cap and trade has already passed the House. We are losing our country.

Posted by Naomi Spear | July 26, 2009 8:41 PM

Mr. fuzzy:

A Toyota Prius does not do as good on gas as they would have you believe, not when you go by the drive under gas power alone estimate. The 1984 Honda CRX hf on the other hand got 50 plus in California emissions trim. Why can't the auto-makers do this anymore? Also all of the autos and trucks in the U.S. combined don't pollute near as much as a small town in China or India or any other developing country!

Posted by Mr. fuzzy | July 26, 2009 8:28 PM

flounder:

There was a cash bet made with a settlement date of 2018. It was between a Russian scientist and I think a Boston scientist. I think it was a 15 year period. It was for 10,000 dollars. The Russian was betting on a cooling trend based on lower solar activity. The Boston was betting on Al Gore. I think the money is held in trust and the Russian will be collecting......

Posted by flounder | July 26, 2009 8:26 PM

Bill:

Don't be too sure about global warming predictions either way

Posted by Bill | July 26, 2009 8:13 PM

shawn:

Ya don't have to go back 100,000 years to see "climate change"...just go back one thousand years,

Dark Ages (900AD-1300AD): Warmer temps...good crops...population swelled...vikings colonized "GREENLAND" & named it that because it was green (unlike today) and good for farming.

Mini Ice Age (1350AD-1850AD): Cooler temps...poor crop production...population decreased...the Black Death was exacerbated by climatic conditions favorable to rats & bacteria therein...European exploration & colonization in order to procure new means of production & resources hence Columbus, Magellan...vikings abandon GREENLAND because it wasn't so "green" anymore; it became the ice sheet we know & love today.

1850 - 2001: Temps increase ever so slightly in the latter 20th century...and suddenly now it's because of our activity and becomes a reason to cap & tax and pass new governmental controls on energy production which will cost everyone more money.

2001 - Present: Temps have dropped for almost a decade, despite ever more CO2. All this CO2 yet temps drop for nearly a decade. How do they explain that? They can't, period.

You don't have to go back a million years...just look at the past thousand years & you realize climate changes occur naturally and it doesn't give a rat's ass about our plastic bags or SUVs...like your teenage son, it'll do what it wants no matter how hard you try to stop it.

Posted by shawn | July 26, 2009 8:13 PM

Dick Hewer:

I want to check out the weather facts and not get the hype. This is the best place I have found to get that information. Thanks

Posted by Dick Hewer | July 26, 2009 7:55 PM

Ron:

If my stove worked like this CO2 Global Warming stuff ......I might end up finding frozen mac and cheese when I open up the oven for my dinner!

Posted by Ron | July 26, 2009 7:39 PM

stuntcock:

oklahoma had 11 days over 100, oooooooo there's a good reason to sacrifice your freedoms for a socialist spook story. well move on down here to phoenix if oklahoma has been too to hot for you, we've have a cooler than average summer too. strange how co2 emissions have continued to increase globally but temps are dropping. that's completely opposite to all the socialists global warmists charts....wonder why. it couldn't have anything to do with that big ball in the sky going into remission, oh no not according the the socialists, not at all. but it's funny how much a difference it makes when it goes down but it has no factor. if it did then the socialists plan to destroy a good working model of capitalism wouldn't hold water, even though it doesn't that's why the socialists are in such a hurry to push it down everyone's throat without and debate ot scrutiny, because climate change is not about controlling the climate, but rather controlling the people. it's perpetuated by politicians with an agenda to control, it's supported by sycophantic useful idiots who has such low self esteem they refuse to admit they've been had or they are actually all in for it by any means necessary to build lowest common denominator society, or socialist society.

Posted by stuntcock | July 26, 2009 7:38 PM

Peter Iovino:

OK, how many years of cooling will show that there is no warming? Five, ten, twenty, one hundred? Then there is the other issue of if there is indeed warming of the world climate, how much, if any, is caused by us evil human beings. Face it: this is nothing more than a thin tissue of left wing lies designed to have the statist government control the lives of all Americans. Period.

Posted by Peter Iovino | July 26, 2009 7:31 PM

Don:

Yes!! Barack Obama has cured global warming. He's our Saviour

Posted by Don | July 26, 2009 7:31 PM

ROGER:

Has been cool in IL as well. Maybe the God of creation is trying to tell "intelligent man?" that He is still in control of everything and yes, He does have a sense of humor - did you get that, AL Gore? Politicians are still trying to con us into believing that they can control climate change - the big orange ball in the sky can fry them in an instant! Yes God is still in charge of it all!

Posted by ROGER | July 26, 2009 7:27 PM

Ed M:

They found out that there is no Global warming..So now they are trying to pass it off as "Climate Change"...OOOOH! Scary!..It's 85 one day and It's 75 the next day. I guess you could call that Climate Change.HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

Posted by Ed M | July 26, 2009 7:25 PM

Chris Farley:

I AM EL NINO!!! Eeeeeek global warming!! seriously, it's el nino.

Posted by Chris Farley | July 26, 2009 7:22 PM

Anna:

Yes, why isn't the mainstream media reporting on the cooling trend? I get the distinct feeling that the public is being duped again, mainly by Al Gore, but the mainstream media is just as much to blame.

Here in upper Iowa, it's ALMOST been about average, with a lot more rain and a few freaky cool days thrown in. 4th of July was just bizarre, with a high of around 69-71 degrees in this area. It felt like fall.

I think more & more people are realizing that if you want to get the truth about anything nowdays, you need to seek out alternative news sources. If you read or listen to the mainstream media, you need to read SEVERAL sources (not just one).

Posted by Anna | July 26, 2009 7:17 PM

cj:

This has been the mildest summer in years. It appears we are returning to our "typical" summers -- showers for an hour or so each day, with a few days a month brutally humid and hot.

Going back a eight/nine years, when that bright orb in the sky was trowing off unprecedented solar flares, Florida was hot, hot, hot. But, please make no connection to the biggest nuclear engine in our solar system and temperatures on the third rock from it.

Posted by cj | July 26, 2009 7:06 PM

Jim:

Global warming is real and a part of it is cooling. Why would Al Gore and the government and the public education system be warning us if it wasn't true. Some times the politicians and educators are not blinded by complicated scientific information that confuses us.

Posted by Jim | July 26, 2009 6:56 PM

Mike Lee:

I be goin write our congresswoman Corrine Brown demanding she get a law passed shutting down all that excess heat production at Yellowstone. It be making globawamin.

Sad reality is, she's just dumb enough to proposed that, too.

Mike

Posted by Mike Lee | July 26, 2009 6:43 PM

Mike Matthews:

Hey tiomano: I don't know where you're getting your information about Oregon. We've had a very cool summer and haven't had any really hot weather yet. Check your facts while you're having another kool-aid.

Posted by Mike Matthews | July 26, 2009 6:40 PM

Steve from Central PA:

Somebody mentioned that Oregon and Washington are seeing some real heat now. That is true.

But I was in Spokane for two weeks around the Fourth, and it was downright cool compared to what July is supposed to be like there. And don't get me started on June!

My parents say they felt lucky all June if they saw 60 degrees. Mostly it was just cold.

I don't begrudge the longsuffering folks a little summer weather now, after the long and chilly winter that never ended for them, with no spring, just chills and rain.

Posted by Steve from Central PA | July 26, 2009 6:27 PM

Crash Chloride:

This seems like a pretty small section of the globe. Could you put up stats from around the world?

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Posted by Crash Chloride | July 26, 2009 6:13 PM

Dave Evans:

Still waiting for summer here in Maine..YES we usually have a summer. Please warn Al Gore not to visit.

Posted by Dave Evans | July 26, 2009 6:07 PM

DaveinPhoenix:

What we are looking at here is weather data (short term) rather than climate data (long term). I agree with the folks who say that global warming and CO2 is a hoax though. Statistical data shows the earth warming and cooling approximately every 500,000 years or so. In 500,000 years, the cold dead ashes of most American bodies will be buried under hundreds of feet of ice. Living in Phoenix, my cold dead ashes probably won't be covered in ice, although they will be cold.

We've had a goofy year here so far - cold and windy through most of June and it's finally warmed up to normal or above normal lately. The monsoon is starting in little fits and spurts of activity and we sure would enjoy some rain at my house on the north side of town - although many parts of metro Phoenix have gotten a few nice dust/thunderstorms so far. Most folks don't think of Phoenix as humid, but during July and August it's not uncommon to see dew points of 65-70 and temperatures of 110 - which makes for some real uncomfortable days. I'll be happy to see November again when I can get back to hiking through the mountains again...

Posted by DaveinPhoenix | July 26, 2009 6:06 PM

James:

I live and Georgia and can attest to these seemingly unusually low temperatures. Georgia is usually hot and muggy but the past few weeks have been so enjoyable that it is a shame I have to work inside during the day.

Posted by James | July 26, 2009 6:03 PM

Ryan Larson:

I had a chance to argue with a history professor from our local university who was about to deliver a paper on global warming to a receptive audience in Denmark. His paper concerned "Climate Change Deniers" and how to profile these villains. His government paid research paper categorized the vast majority of these misfits as either fundamentalist christians, people in the employ of the Oil Cartels, or a broad category of "misled" individuals (presumably uneducated and brutish in nature). Being a professor of science myself, I rankled at being put by implication into his "general moron" category. But I found it instructive! I've learned that true believers actually think that every knowledgeable person agrees with them on this topic. Such is their arrogance that they are stunned when faced with reasoned arguments, and regard anyone disagreeing with them as some sort of throwback. Just to show I was the bigger man, I refrained from categorizing him as a "hippie", even though he had a good two feet of hair extending from his spectacles in every direction, and bore a remarkable resemblance to an aging Wookie.

Posted by Ryan Larson | July 26, 2009 5:59 PM

Parker:

There are thousands of scientists around the globe who have been given billions of dollars in grants over the last 20 years to study "the problem" of global warming.

They have payed mortgages and sent their children to college with this grant money.

In addition, many "green" organizations around the world have hitched their wagons to the global warming cause to benefit from the river of money governments are pouring into studying it.

All of this adds up to huge personal and political investments in a theory. And AGW theory could very well be built on a house of cards, as it assumes that we truly have a deep understanding of earth climate. We do not.

So, even if the fact of temperature moderation and cooling continues to slam the global warming movement up side the face, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to fully unwind two decades of political and financial momentum in the near future.

(BTW - the term "climate change" is a insult to scientific specificity, and we should refuse to use the term. We are talking about a specific type of climate change - man caused WARMING. There is no excuse, except for political obfuscation, to create vagueness and confusion on this subject.)

Posted by Parker | July 26, 2009 5:52 PM

Parker:

There are thousands of scientists around the globe who have been given billions of dollars in grants over the last 20 years to study "the problem" of global warming.

They have payed mortgages and sent their children to college with this grant money.

In addition, many "green" organizations around the world have hitched their wagons to the global warming cause to benefit from the river of money governments are pouring into studying it.

All of this adds up to huge personal and political investments in a theory. And AGW theory could very well be built on a house of cards, as it assumes that we truly have a deep understanding of earth climate. We do not.

So, even if the fact of temperature moderation and cooling continues to slam the global warming movement up side the face, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to fully unwind two decades of political and financial momentum in the near future.

(BTW - the term "climate change" is a insult to scientific specificity, and we should refuse to use the term. We are talking about a specific type of climate change - man caused WARMING. There is no excuse, except for political obfuscation, to create vagueness and confusion on this subject.)

Posted by Parker | July 26, 2009 5:52 PM

Joe Fradl:

They conveniently left out the fact that Oklahoma had 11 days over 100, not normal and that Oregon and Washington are suffering from excessive heat that is abnormal.

Interesting post. There is no such thing as normal. Only average. We will have warm summer's and cold winters, cold summers and warm winters. It's simply normal climactic variation. To assume we can judge on a 150 year track record of recorded "norms" on a planet that has been around for 3 to 4 billion years is the height of stupidity. Nuff said?

Joe

Posted by Joe Fradl | July 26, 2009 5:52 PM

Parker:

There are thousands of scientists around the globe who have been given billions of dollars in grants over the last 20 years to study "the problem" of global warming.

They have payed mortgages and sent their children to college with this grant money.

In addition, many "green" organizations around the world have hitched their wagons to the global warming cause to benefit from the river of money governments are pouring into studying it.

All of this adds up to huge personal and political investments in a theory. And AGW theory could very well be built on a house of cards, as it assumes that we truly have a deep understanding of earth climate. We do not.

So, even if the fact of temperature moderation and cooling continues to slam the global warming movement up side the face, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to fully unwind two decades of political and financial momentum in the near future.

(BTW - the term "climate change" is a insult to scientific specificity, and we should refuse to use the term. We are talking about a specific type of climate change - man caused WARMING. There is no excuse, except for political obfuscation, to create vagueness and confusion on this subject.)

Posted by Parker | July 26, 2009 5:52 PM

The Truth:

I can't believe people still believe in global warming. Over the last 10 years the earth is cooling. Not to mention that over the last 4000 years we are still below the average temperature for that time frame.

Global warming was created so the government could tax us. Welcome "Cap and Trade." The largest tax increase in US history.

Posted by The Truth | July 26, 2009 5:37 PM

Bill Dickwiggler:

everybody knows global WARMING is a shame, cooked up by the flim flam man, ALGORE !

Posted by Bill Dickwiggler | July 26, 2009 5:22 PM

DrHu:

Well folks, it's what we all like to call weather.

Posted by DrHu | July 26, 2009 5:21 PM

Bill:

Tiomano seems to consider Oklahoma's 11 days over 100 anomalous. As a resident of Oklahoma for over 80 years, I can assure him that we're experiencing resort-weather this year compared to 1954 or some of the relentless scorchers of the 1930s. In fact, those of us who've been around awhile consider this a cool summer for Oklahoma.

Posted by Bill | July 26, 2009 5:18 PM

Mick Blair:

Lets not look at the rest of the U.S. The East Coast is not the United States. I guess you can take some facts and twist them anyway you want to make your point. Why don't you look at all the states and besides, just because they were warmer by a few degrees doesn't yell global warming. The only global warming we are having is all the hot air coming out of the global warming folks and lets not forget Washington DC...You really want to do something about so called global warming, get India and China to agree to the standards Washington DC is trying to set for Americans. It will never happen because they aren't that stupid...

Posted by Mick Blair | July 26, 2009 5:18 PM

Louise:

This summer is cold and rainy here in southeast Ontario, Can. - almost everyday and unusually cold nights only a couple of nights that we didn't shut the windows at night. First time I've heard crickets before the cicada bugs, usually the other way around. Solar minimum lasts how long? Ten more years of this? Any chance that can happen?

I can at least hope that this obvious chilling of temps stops the tsunami of 'blame the productive humans' tax that junk science and activists started in time to stop them from bankrupting us all, since we'll obviously be needing more resources, more energy, to stay fed and warm and if we can't maintain productivity it's going to be a problem, no?

Posted by Louise | July 26, 2009 5:13 PM

Oregonian:

@tiomano

While it's been warm this last week here in Oregon and Washington, it's actually been a very mild summer. June was downright cold with a lot of rain. July has been pretty mild as well.

Of course, all these anecdotes matter very little. The question is what the trend is overall. I know there's some dispute on that since global surface temps have fallen since 1998, but others challenge the significance of this. It seems like the more I read, the more I feel that we're still unsure. The claims about ocean temperatures falling or rising, eg, end up depending on whether the instruments can be trusted or not, global warming advocates arguing that they couldn't, whereas that's normally the tactic global warming opponents take. Seems like both sides are more concerned with appearing right than being right.

Posted by Oregonian | July 26, 2009 5:09 PM

nasedo:

AlGore said if you send him all your money he promises not to fart any more.

Posted by nasedo | July 26, 2009 5:08 PM

Chris:

The writers of this article must be getting paid big bucks by the corporations. Global warming is real and Al Gore is it's prophet! All hail Al Gore!

Posted by Chris | July 26, 2009 5:01 PM

von bond:

I'm certain that man has very little if any influence on weather patterns. It's ludicrous to think that man can influence nature in any way. In Washington, Pa we have had low temperatures to the extent that 'our' gardens aren't producing. Personally my tomatoes are as 'green as can be' and should, by now, been 'red as can be'. Al Gore is really a work of art and should be chastised worldly for his ridiculous teachings. He is a very bad individual and that is indicative of many greedy people that inhabit positions of power. We the people can't be fool as easily as in years gone by. Power to the people and remember-freedom isn't free; you got to pay the price; you got to sacrifice for your liberty. Fight people and be heard!

Posted by von bond | July 26, 2009 5:00 PM

Mike:

I think this reflects more of a bias in reporting than ever before. Think what you will, global warming when it's hot, global warming when it is cool, when there is less ice in one region, but more than in another. The point is that at least here in the U.S., we receive commentary, not fact, nor actual news which presents a fairly balanced arguement which allows for a thoughtful decision.

In the history of the planet, the small amount of time humans have been on earth does not warrant a "Panic," to inact legislation designed not to correct the problem, but rather intrench a paticular political party. A prius get's great gas mileage, but the impact it will have in a landfill is far, far greater than a traditional auto and is rarely reported. Al Gore (and many other's who claim to be enviornmental warriors) still flies in a private jet, but thinks that his ability to buy "Carbon Credits," should offset his personal waste. His home alone uses more water and electrical power in a two-week period than the average home uses in a year. Again, politicians are setting a double standard which rewards the rich and penalizes the lower and poorer classes!

Do we have an effect on the planet. Yes, I'm sure we do, but solutions will not be found by stifling other opinions and rushing to embrace an often fanatical resolution based on little history, or presedence. But who am I to think that people actually read, do research, or put thought into respecting opposing opinins. I fear that we have turned into a society who garners their news from 2 minute segments from incredible, far-fetched and unresearched sources. Please wake up people and draw your own conclusions.

Posted by Mike | July 26, 2009 4:51 PM

t quigly:

Matt: news from Washington about Cap and Trade, Europe talking about renewing the Kyoto agreement,

SteveG: Send the data to Big Al

Save your stamp - 'global warming' has nothing to do with temperatures, data and facts. It is all about TAX, not temperature. This whole hoax is merely an excuse for more crippling taxes on citizens whilst greeds like AlBore rake in the dough.

Posted by t quigly | July 26, 2009 4:49 PM

Tim:

To tiomano,

I lived in Oklahoma many years and there is nothing more normal than a string of 100+ degree days in July. Where are you from, not Oklahoma if you believe what you write. I grew up in Altus Oklahoma, go back as far as you want and you will see I am right. Maybe Oregon is your specialty.

Posted by Tim | July 26, 2009 4:49 PM

david Keller:

For those of us following iceagenow.com this is news we expected.

A theory supported by real research shows a fairly consistent periond of warmer then cooler weather - it's a 175 year cycle.

The last mini iceage ended about 1825 + 175 = 2000; 2 years after the recent 1998 high in global warming.

We should be prepared for cooler weather, shorter farm seasons (already happening) and selected starvation and food riots in the future.

Hopefully not - but lying about the nature of scientific data - like the government of the US is now doing - is shameful.

Oh - and how about the many glaciers now growing. Opps!

David Keller

Posted by david Keller | July 26, 2009 4:46 PM

Abe Lincoln:

It is obvious the global warming scam artists realized we have been in a global cooling period for several years.

This is why they have changed the name on their con artist banner to "climate change". They have aletered their rhetoric by decreasing the reference of global warming to global climate change but its the same con game. Sad thing is that the masses are still stupid enough to take the bait by a different name and march right to the slaughter house anyway. Baaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Abe Lincoln | July 26, 2009 4:38 PM

Sushi:

Too bad you "forgot" to put I'm all the above average HIGH temps. Funny how this "story" is just perfect for Drudge. But high CO2 levels and ozone bring weather disruption and change in both directions. So your only proving the point to seek to discredit.

Posted by Sushi | July 26, 2009 4:32 PM

zinger in pa:

Its probably because they were forced to move all their sensors away from a/c exhausts and black rooftops and other obviously "hotter" locations. But as most of you suspect, this will be another symptom of "change" since they were forced to change from "warming". its nice to have it both ways, kinda like hope,change and transparency in a government that evades and attacks questioners, while breaking EVERY promise made before the election.

Posted by zinger in pa | July 26, 2009 4:31 PM

RAS:

Can any of you guess what dry ice is made of?

Yes, Al Gores pollutant, carbon dioxide!

Makes you wonder about his science...

Posted by RAS | July 26, 2009 4:27 PM

Bart Jaworski:

This is actually proof of climate change. The way climate change works, is that temperatures change(not just rise) and hot places become cold while cold places become hot. This disrupts natural ecosystems and causes floods and famines. It is not a good thing that it has been unnaturally cold in the northeast, because it's the dramatic changes in weather that are signs of climate change not the temperatures.

Posted by Bart Jaworski | July 26, 2009 4:19 PM

JV:

I have lived in Oklahoma almost all of my life. Someone said temps over 100 are not normal in Oklahoma. That is not true. We almost always have temps over 100 in Oklahoma. Sometimes way over. In 1969, I can remember it being 109 degress or over. The highest we have had so far where I live as far as I know, has been about 105 degrees, but we have also had some cooler temps this month in the 80's and 90's. In my opinion, Global Warming is a hoax.

Posted by JV | July 26, 2009 4:19 PM

Dan:

Thanks for the great article. Unfortunantly, I live Austin which has had one of the hottest and driest summers on record. Hopefully, El Nino will kick in more and warm the Pacific waters and bring in the subtropical jet stream to bring some extra rain this fall and winter. The cooling of waters of La Nina and any global cooling may make the climate drier and hotter in Austin, since for heavy precipitation events, it generally takes both Pacific and Gulf moisture.

Posted by Dan | July 26, 2009 4:11 PM

Robert R. Jacobs:

At what point will our elected officals understand we are heading for a long cooling period and possible ice age? During the last 5 to 10 years the air and sea tempatures have been cooler. The Arctic sea ice has grown by thousands of square miles during the last 2 years. Last but not least is the lack of sunspots. The last time our sun had no sunspots for this length of time we had a "little Ice Age. Check out the" Maunder Minimum". I have come to the conclusion that anybody who believes in global warming today is uninformed or a complete idiot.

Posted by Robert R. Jacobs | July 26, 2009 4:06 PM

The Green Forest:

Well, It is good that some readers are skeptical of man-made global warming claims. The sun has been very inactive the last two years, and is still in a deep solar minimum. That is what drives climate change, in when the sun is overactive, the solar wind is affected and the upper atmosphere is bombarded by more ionization from cosmic rays, reducing cloud cover and warming the earth. When inactive, then the opposite happens.

If the sun remains inactive the next year or so, this winter could be very cold and snowy for much of North America and Canada.

That is good science!

Posted by The Green Forest | July 26, 2009 4:05 PM

Dave:

The Oregon comment is incorrect. We will have one record hot day, but for several weeks before temps were below average. People see one hot day and they say ah ha global warming. The problem is they are to wrapped up in the GW religion to look at the facts. Of course those that legislate use GW to write laws that control the people they could care less about GW.

Posted by Dave | July 26, 2009 4:04 PM

Jim C:

tiomano: Not true re: Oklahoma. I have lived here in Oklahoma for 30 years and it is very common to have 100+ days with very high humidity through July and August. You might also reference the 70 year cycle which occurred in the 1930's dust bowl in Oklahoma. Phenomenons have been very very similar today. Same with the 1860's.

Posted by Jim C | July 26, 2009 4:01 PM

C B:

This type of weather anomoly is caused by the man made global warming phenomena. It is just a cooler variation caused by the overall global warming that is going on.

Global warming also can cause more severe (colder) winters. Its just common sense.

Posted by C B | July 26, 2009 4:00 PM

MitchellF:

According to the article, only three states had ALL reporting stations above normal: Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The numbers stated are not to prove that temperatures are below normal everywhere in North America. I think they are more to show that global warming is a crock. It is the biggest hoax ever conceived and it is going to be used to tax us and to eventually be used as a crisis so the government can tell you how you must live. The not so funny thing is that India and China are pumping out Co2 faster than we can ever dream of and Hillary Clinton is apologizing to India for the US causing global warming. She needs to keep her mouth shut.

Posted by MitchellF | July 26, 2009 3:54 PM

Michael Johnson:

Anchorage Alaska has had a record warm summer, Texas has had record heat, Spain as had heat and here in the Central Valley of California it's been weeks since the temperature have been below 91 degrees. We have had many days this month over 100.

Drudge posts this story to imply climate change isn't happening. Drudge loves to glean his data.

One of the climate change predictions is climate will become more extreme over time.

We, educated people, call it climate change. Heat is one measurement of energy. Energy changes forms. It can make air hold more moisture, it creates winds and high and low pressure.

Lets see how many wiling idiots have taken Drudge's bait?

Posted by Michael Johnson | July 26, 2009 3:48 PM

Barney Mudd:

Global Warming my A$$!!!

Just another attempt to TAX Americans into oblivion! Just wait till the garbage trucks show up at your house with scales hanging off the back!!

I always knew Global Warming was lies, amazing how gullible people are when they just want to fit in with the crowd!

Posted by Barney Mudd | July 26, 2009 3:40 PM

Dave Jones:

Who knows, if Man can increase the temperature with carbon oxide gases that we create, we might soon be required to produce more, so stop global cooling?

Here in the Sacramento Valley, we are in a mini-heatwave, temps in the low 100's. but that is much better the heatwaves that we used to get where the temps were in closer to 110. And we started off June with three weeks of being 5 - 10 degrees below normal. Last Summer we had half of the average number of days over 105.

Posted by Dave Jones | July 26, 2009 3:34 PM

straightarrow:

About 40 years ago in the DFW area of Texas we had 21 consecutive days of over 100 Degrees F. with a one day break below 100, then another week of 100+, I grew up in Oklahoma and I assure you 11 days of 100+ was not unique.

Posted by straightarrow | July 26, 2009 3:33 PM

Tim:

Not really sure I understand the significance here. The subtext is obviously an affront to global warming, but at a minimum it seems one would need some sort of global average over a lengthy timeframe -- not a regional snapshot (a few weeks in one summer) from the United States. It would be like saying the economy was fine because the stock market went up for a few days. Now, perhaps global warming is untrue due to the same sort of analysis - but this article is not evidence of the lack of global warming.

Posted by Tim | July 26, 2009 3:32 PM

Sandra Manwell Smith:

We live in McAllen, Texas. It would be a blessing to set LOW temp records for us. As of today, We have had 24 days consecutively of over 100 degree temps, averaging 103. It has gotten up to 110 at the high point and thats the temp, not the heat index. We have now set an all time record for down here of more the 30 days with temps over 100 degrees in a calendar year. We haven't have rain since I don't know when and we aren't even in August yet! The only "plus" if there is one, it that the humidity in not as nasty as it usually is so we can at least walk outside without our glassess fogging over.

Posted by Sandra Manwell Smith | July 26, 2009 3:24 PM

duelo99:

Its Al Gore's fault.

Posted by duelo99 | July 26, 2009 3:21 PM

GlobalSailing:

When will the voice of science from the other side of the "global warming" issue be allowed to be heard? We can all recogonize that the truth is "inconvenient" for those on the left who need to promote the absurd idea that mankind can alter the planet's climate....their agenda is to scare the sheep into passing unnecessary and extremely costly green legislation like Cap & Trade that penalizes every productive manufacturing facility and power producer and by extension, every "productive tax paying American citizen" that currently uses America's own cheap and readily available natural energy resources. Of course, the non-productives, the parasite class who have a lifestyle of sitting on their butts "by choice", will always give President BO their vote because they are where he wants them, kneeling at his feet for their daily bread. To this community activist who suddenly finds himself as our Commander In Chief..this is what he was taught by Bill Ayers and his ilk as the role of government in some cosmic dreamland of theirs.

The "global warming" alarmists have a universalist agenda that will bring America down to sub-standard living and boost developing countries standard of living at our expense, at the expense of American jobs. Jobs are a zero sum game. We lose one million jobs, the developing world gains one million jobs. You may have heard President BO repeat his intention of streading the wealth. This is one example. Cap & Trade will kill what's left of American industry, forcing us to no longer be competitive. Millions of jobs will be lost to those countries who have no intention to honor a Cap & Trade style taxation. That's why Greenland recinded their verysion of Cap & Trade. Same thing happened in Austrailia, their senate voted it out of existance. Same thing happening in Spain this year, where after only two, Spain realised they lost two regular jobs for every green job that was produced. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to see that President BO's socialist agenda and the utopian dreams of his handlers; George Soros, Bill Ayers, et al is meant to ruin American Capitalism and to take our standard of living back to the stone age. Can you see four seat modified golf carts on the interstate highways? Hey, they get 200 miles to the gallon and will reduce our carbon footprint...what a joke!

Whether you like or dislike Sarah Palin, there is one thing she can speak to and that is what will make American industry and our standard of living great again. Listen to her message. We have cheap natural resources right hear at home... hundreds and hundreds of years of untapped resources right here! We could be 100% energy independent tomorrow morning. Solar and wind energy sounds great but will never enable American industry to be the low cost producer. America needs jobs! Why force our cheap energy out of existence...because it is going to warm the planet's climate? That's a grand hoax and was meant by the elitists amoung us Al Gore, Pelosi, looser Waxman et al to drive the Obama agenda. They are Obama's handlers and he doesn't have a clue how fast this agenda will take our economy over the edge. The economy and our standard of living depends on the American people being productive and for our industry to be profitable. If we had low cost energy opportunity at our fingertips, then why aren't we using it to boost manufacturing and commerce from our shores? Why aren't we the China export of the world? We have the infrastructure, the technological advantage, the lowest raw material and energy resource cost! Oh, I forgot, the environmetalist movement got out of control and now they play a powerful role in governemnt. These now grown up flower children will take the country off the cliff and don't have the brain cells left, to know what they're doing! They need to be voted out of office! Their agenda will destroy Amreican way of life and our standard of living. Why is this left wing, out of control Washington taking this country down this economic cliff? They don't know better or they don't care?! Raising taxes for more government control of our lives is NOT the answer. Think about it... Fact: 70% of the jobs in America are generated by "small" business, so why, instead of helping small business with the stimulus money, did the bulk of the money go to bail out Wall Street FAILURES...the banks, the corrupt unions, the insurance companies...all BIG supporters of the Obama election success and there you have it..it's payback from Obama, the stimulus was not intended to help the average productive American capitalist who would never knowingly vote in a socialist way of life! Investing the stimulus into small business, i.e., low interst loans and incentives to grow already profitable companies, would have taken a fraction of Obama's rediculous stimulus dollars and it would have filtered back into local economies instead of into the big black holes. Wake up America! Socialism will kill our standard of living on EVERY level.

Posted by GlobalSailing | July 26, 2009 3:20 PM

Brian Diamond:

Must be global warming...what a complete farce. I guess we need cap and trade now more than ever. The people running our country couldn't run a lemonade stand.

Posted by Brian Diamond | July 26, 2009 3:15 PM

recher:

human ability to address climate change: "It has always been hopeless. Now it is just too late"

Einstein: "Only two things are infinite: the universe and man's stupidity and I am not sure about the universe"

Folks, climate change / global warming MEANS spells of colder than cold! Abnormal cold spells are predicted by climate change modeling.

Posted by recher | July 26, 2009 3:12 PM

paul:

I don't believe a word of global warning I think its total bunk.. BUT, if you are going to state that we had 3000 record lows this month how about balancing it with how many record highs so we cover both sides of the equation..

Posted by paul | July 26, 2009 3:06 PM

jukin:

Get with the leftist program!!

Colder temperatures equals weather.

Warmer temperatures equals man made global warming.

Posted by jukin | July 26, 2009 3:00 PM

Ron:

LOL! When the data does not support their agenda the global warming folks don't like it! LOL!

Posted by Ron | July 26, 2009 2:56 PM

robert liguori:

Hey Al Gore,the gig is up.I hope the majority of the people finally figure out that this global warming is nothing but a big scam.

Posted by robert liguori | July 26, 2009 2:49 PM

John Hawes:

I just want to know what the correct earth temperature should be. For climate change to be meaningful, there has to be a basis on which to measure change. I motion that the average temperature of 1972 be taken as the standard. Can I get a second to my motion?

Posted by John Hawes | July 26, 2009 2:47 PM

jon:

Further evidence that "man-made" global warming is BS, and the efforts to "prevent" it have nothing to do with a supposed problem, and everything to do with a bunch of megalomaniacal elitist, socialists using every ridiculous excuse they can dream up to destroy individual freedom and capitalism for their own acquisition of power and control over people's lives. Because after all, who knows better than them, the smartest people in the room, just ask them, how people should live their lives. The same can be said for the environmental extremist movement in general. It's been hijacked, and has become the home for socialist and displaced communists hell bent of destroying free market capitalism. And sadly they've found a home in what has become the party of dupes, suckers, and parasites, the democrat party.

Posted by jon | July 26, 2009 2:40 PM

Sam:

JMcCarthy:

How can their models be inaccurate?! They only assume an infinitely thick atmosphere...you mean our Atmosphere doesn't stretch to the Sun?!

Posted by Sam | July 26, 2009 2:35 PM

Eric Robinson:

"Climate Change" is not about science, or saving the world, it's about creating fear, and fabricating a justification for abolishing democracy, in favor of one-world government, PERIOD. It's packaged in the form of a religion, so things must be accepted "on faith", when reality doesn't jive with their doctrine. Sacrifice, tithing, acceptance on faith, secret words and rituals, end-of-the-world scenarios, false piety of followers, zealots who turn to violence? Sound like religious followers to you? OH, and the leaders live above everyone else?

Posted by Eric Robinson | July 26, 2009 2:32 PM

Phil Boudrot:

I strongly recommend reading a book entitled "Unstoppable Global Warming - Every 1,500 Years", co-authored by S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery.

Global warming comes and goes, with this one far less severe than previous warming periods. Everyone caterwauls about the warming, but the authors say this could be a good thing.

A fascinating read that made me angrier @ the noise-makers as I went further into the book.

Posted by Phil Boudrot | July 26, 2009 2:29 PM

Deborah:

I wish the advocates for the claim that carbon dioxide, certainly when it's emanating from human activities, is fueling global warming would explain how that affects regions of high pressure energy.

I don't know about previous weeks this summer, but currently it is an area of high pressure parked over the southwest that is the main driver for the below-average temperatures in the Midwest and Northeast and the very warm temperatures on the West Coast exending eastward to Texas.

So if global warming is somehow a phenomenon created by humans, did the number and strength of high-pressure systems start increasing over the past, say, 80 years?!!

Posted by Deborah | July 26, 2009 2:17 PM

Gilbert:

Of course, Global Warming can be a man-made tale to further political agendas.

Fine by me.

But what about air pollution and our lungs?

Contamination of rivers? seas?

etc, etc, etc?

Are those problems also Al Gore fantasies?

The solution they propose to "Global Warming"

are not the same to deal with global contamination?

Does any of the thousands (!!!) of scientist that

think that Global Warming is a myth offer any solution to the contamination of air and water that proposes continuing our trend of carbon-dioxide production by our global industries as a form of solution?

Is that possible?

Global Warming might be a lie, alright. But contamination is not. And the proposed solutions by the "far-left loons" will probably affect both anyway, so why dont give it a try for crying outloud!

India (as many other industrialized nations) would, of course, reject any proposal that will slow they industrial growth. Politics and economy rule here, folks, not science.

Posted by Gilbert | July 26, 2009 2:16 PM

StanM:

Too much global warmin' going on I guess. At least thats what the idiot followers of algore tell us. Much more of it and we'll be burning the furniture to keep warm. But that won't stop the politicians from taxing us to "save the planet" and it won't stop them from taking credit when the world doesn't end.

Posted by StanM | July 26, 2009 2:11 PM

mike:

I'm in Temecula CA and its around a 100 degrees and has been. its hot, but it is always like this in July.

Some areas are hotter, some cooler. Its called weather.

There is no global warming, no climate change, other than the fact that the climate changes all the time.

When are the American people going to wake up and stop these eco-imperialists from taking over our nation?

Posted by mike | July 26, 2009 2:09 PM

Linda:

I live on Vancouver Island BC an let me tell you it is...hot...hot...hot since last May! At 9:30 AM the thermometer shows 47C...

It is extremely dry...dangerous for fire.

Yesterday night we saw lightnings over Georgia Strait...I prefer to see them over Georgia Strait then over a forest!

Posted by Linda | July 26, 2009 2:06 PM

Greg Neubeck:

With the Nation in a deep recession, the Democrats in the House Of Representatives, without even knowing the content, blundered thru Obama's "Cap and Tax Bill". Anyone who understands the proliferation of energy costs throughout our economy recognizes this as legislation that could well topple our Nation into a depression. Pure fiscal insanity. For the Kool-aid addicts who believed Obama when he said that he would give a tax break to 95% of Americans, hold on to you wallets and prepare for the largest single regressive tax increase in American history. This "Global Warming" fraud will prove to be the biggest jobs killer ever conceived; and, simply ship millions of America jobs overseas to countries such as China and India. The next time you hear the ranting of an Obamanite, ask them why there is "NO" statistical correlation between atmospheric CO2 levels and global temperatures (the latter which actually have slightly decreased over the last decade) -and- why the temperature trend lines on Mars tracks identically with that on earth. ((Hint: the Sun is the only common denominator.)) Now you know why the inventor of the internet, Albert Gore, refuses to debate the issue. The logic in this dilemma is exceedingly simple, our Dictatorial Marxist, Barack Obama, simply wants more control over your activities and lifestyle; and, the health of the American economy be dammed. It's essential that we clean house in the upcoming elections. Greg Neubeck

Posted by Greg Neubeck | July 26, 2009 2:02 PM

Rifleman:

Paging algore! Paging algore! The Nobel Committee wants you to return the prize money. Paging algore...!

Posted by Rifleman | July 26, 2009 2:02 PM

Margedee:

Gee they can post about low temperatures how many high temperatures were there...a heck of a lot more high temps than low.

Course when you want people not to believe in global warming you neglect the facts and print what you want.

Posted by Margedee | July 26, 2009 2:02 PM

Tim Orly:

Gee, isn't this strange. I was expecting to read imformation such as this on "The Weather Channel", but much to my surprise (only kidding) there was nary a word. Now I'm wondering if the good people on TWC can recall their reaction a few years ago to the heat wave that broke no records, but was simply hot. I remember only too well; it was Chicken Little on steroids hollering "it's global warming, it's global warming".

Now I realize what I've said is not PC, but I really don't believe it to be a "personal attack" on TWC.

Posted by Tim Orly | July 26, 2009 1:58 PM

jerry b:

I truly believe that there is climate change going on, but nothing that we are in control of. With the powers that be pushing "cap and trade", they want to pass it before every once catches on to the fact that we are now in a cooling cycle. Then they will claim credit for stopping global warming, and they will start again to use the term to show how good they did. We stopped global warming, we are so smart!!

Posted by jerry b | July 26, 2009 1:56 PM

Man made:

"The planet has a fever." Al Gore

Posted by Man made | July 26, 2009 1:55 PM

Rick Farley:

I live in Washington state between Seattle and Tacoma and contrary to what someone said we are not "suffering from excessive heat that is abnormal." If anything it's been a bit cooler than normal in my area.

It's not just the Northern Hemisphere that's seeing so many record cold summer and winter temperatures. The same has been happening in the Southern Hemisphere for at least the last two years.

Posted by Rick Farley | July 26, 2009 1:54 PM

Darrel:

And yet the fools in the House of Representatives passed the cap and trade based on Al Gore's new make beleive religion. The members of the House did not even read the bill, and 300 pages of special favors and pork were added in the very last hours to the bill.

Vote out every fool who voted yes. TERM LIMITS FOR ALL OF THEM!

Posted by Darrel | July 26, 2009 1:49 PM

newt:

All year over Chicago there have been those big line clouds from planes that cover the sky and knock out the sun. They do not dissipate they create cloud cover. Everywhere on earth is reporting the same. They are indeed Chemtrails. Someone is Indeed altering your weather. How much evidence do you need to see?

Do the Math! :)

Why is it so cold? Chart the amount of ACTUAL

sunlight hitting the planet. It's less than ever before.

The Discovery Channel put out a video SHOWING THE REALITY OF CHEMTRAILS. Google it.

Educate yourself :)

Reality IS stranger than fiction.

Cheers.

Posted by newt | July 26, 2009 1:38 PM

Mr. Freeze:

Soundl like what NOAA calls "cold bias".

Just give Al Gore's buddys at NOAA a few days and they will adjust the numbers to compensate for "cold bias". They don't like anything that disproves the stale "global warming" scare.

Icecap.us did a great story dealing with how NOAA fudged on the numbers including replacing sea surface temps with land-based temps to compensate for what they called a "cold bias."

Posted by Mr. Freeze | July 26, 2009 1:37 PM

Jerry Perkins:

This is unfair and can be local. You need to use the global average. See http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.A2.lrg.gif

Oops, I see they have stopped updating this chart every month. Last update was January 9, 2009. My gosh, that was so long ago that it was under a different administration.

Posted by Jerry Perkins | July 26, 2009 1:30 PM

Jannie:

I live in the St Louis area. We are known for our hot and humid summers. We have been relatively cool this July, not so in June. Also we are getting lots of rain. The grass and trees look like Ireland. We are not having to water the garden and lawn. This is quite, quite unusual. Generally by this time of the year we have to stop mowing because lawn browns up and goes dormant. So we are still mowing twice a week.

Cool we may be but we are still pretty humid. I go out and walk once or twice a day and I am still working up a pretty good sweat most days. Rather than watching the temperature like hawks, we are watching humidity before we go out.

Posted by Jannie | July 26, 2009 1:29 PM

Stephen Rice:

I live in NE Oklahoma. We've had just three or four days that hit 100 or greater. The only thing odd about this is that it was in June which was early compared to usual. Then in July, when it usually gets the worst here and hits 100 routinely every year it was very mild. We have had an unseasonably cool July here. All our plants were late, the heat was early and the plants are not producing like last year. My tomatoes started out normal looking and are now very small and about half as many as one example. Even my watermelons are smaller this year.

Posted by Stephen Rice | July 26, 2009 1:26 PM

Nylon Rubel:

What is wrong with Obama? Can he not control the weather like President Bush did!! It's Obama's fault!

Posted by Nylon Rubel | July 26, 2009 1:18 PM

Stephen Rice:

I live in NE Oklahoma. We've had just three or four days that hit 100 or greater. The only thing odd about this is that it was in June which was early compared to usual. Then in July, when it usually gets the worst here and hits 100 routinely every year it was very mild. We have had an unseasonably cool July here. All our plants were late, the heat was early and the plants are not producing like last year. My tomatoes started out normal looking and are now very small and about half as many as one example. Even my watermelons are smaller this year.

Posted by Stephen Rice | July 26, 2009 1:18 PM

RpmMan:

Could the low temps on land be caused by polar ice melting cooling the oceans?

If you put vast amounts of ice or ice melt into warm climates and regions around the world, the local temperatures have to come down.

The local temperatures will take time to level out.

The lower temps are more a proof of global warming.

Posted by RpmMan | July 26, 2009 1:16 PM

Shanghaied:

Almost no sunspot activity= colder/wetter earth,

check out "Maunder Minimum" for history.

Posted by Shanghaied | July 26, 2009 1:16 PM

Consultofactus:

Don't forget the unusally cold winter south of the equator that also hasn't made the news for some reason...see: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/07/23/historic-snow-event-in-south-america/ Yep that's right, the first snow in Buenos Aires in 89 years - and near Buenos Aires - palm trees and cacti are covered with more than 3 feet(!) of snow - in places WHERE IT NEVER SNOWS.

Posted by Consultofactus | July 26, 2009 1:13 PM

RpmMan:

Could the low temps on land be caused by polar ice melting cooling the oceans?

Posted by RpmMan | July 26, 2009 1:10 PM

John A. Jauregui:

Google, "Rhodes Fairbridge solar inertial model of climate change global cooling" to get the real story on what drives our climate. It's time to confront the massive covert government sponsored climate change information operation set in motion during the Clinton Administration.

Posted by John A. Jauregui | July 26, 2009 1:07 PM

John Blake:

Climatology is not a science: By definition, there can be no testable hypotheses amenable to falsifiable experiment. Like botany as a subset of biology, climatology is descriptive only-- a subset of geophysics, fluid mechanics, shading into abstruse mathematics of Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry (Lorenz's "butterfly effect" as a non-cyclical but periodic "strange attractor" per Benoit Mandelbrot's classic fractional-dimensions, self-similar on every scale).

Academic disciplines are notorious for walling themselves off: Astronomers in general do not communicate with geophysicists, geophysicists do not talk atmospherics, neither are competently conversant with solar-radiation specialists, nevermind cosmologists bruiting cosmic rays on galactic supernovae scale.

And yet, a broad-based interdisciplinary approach seems indispensable to any valid, descriptive climate studies worth the name. No-one says this would be easy. But blinkered specialists who actively denigrate the possibility, erecting counter-factual climate scenarios without a grain of context, perspective, or even scientific integrity perpetrate a prima facie hyper-fraud.

Climate Cultists' refusal to debate, release base-data, disclose contemptibly skewed methodologies, is bad enough. But to manipulate results in favor of painfully obvious partisan-political prejudices masquerading as objective analysis is worse than a crime-- it is a mistake.

Gore's, Hanson's, Mann's delusive mindsets so radically oppose reality that Mother Nature will have her revenge. By 2012 at latest, when Cultists will have sabotaged global energy economies, diverted precious resources to extraordinarily useless, wastrel ends, decades of ferocious cold --perhaps the overdue end of Planet Earth's current Holocene Interglacial Epoch-- will make nonsense of these ranting dolts' assertions. Such strange-o ideologues are straight out of William James' "Varieties of Religious Experience"-- Anabaptists of Munster, plain-and-simple. Mega-deaths by freezing and starvation will be their intentional legacy.

From Paul Ehrlich's bizarre "Population Bomb" (1969), which projected a quarter of Earth's people doomed by overcrowding in the early 1980s, to today's viciously misanthropic "Science Czar" (sic) John Holdren (see his 1970s "Ecoscience" tract rejoicing in resource-depletion to resolve "people pollution"), Climate Cultists and their ilk have literally promoted human suicide. As if abortion, euthanasia, infanticide were not enough, their pending crypto-fascist "deathcure" agenda aims to cleanse beloved Gaia of her hominid inhabitants-- all, that is, except themselves.

Climate Cultists, death-eaters like Ehrlich, Holdren, Obama/Soetoro as a jumping-jack in office, are no laughing matter. They want you dead, and will do or say anything whatever to that end. No sentient observers can say that they weren't warned.

Posted by John Blake | July 26, 2009 1:07 PM

Chuck L:

Here in NE NJ at my home weather station, June departure was -3.8 and July is -4.5 so far. My highest temperature this year was 91 on April 26th, the maximums for May, June, & July are 84, 85,& 86, respectively.

Sorry to be so cynical but I have to agree with Matt Gerhart; NOAA will somehow find a way to show that "July was one of the top... warmest months." It is very interesting that the SOI has gone positive suggesting that the El Nino may not last very long (although it has dropped somewhat in the last few days). It looks like the predictions by NASA and other computer models of a major, if not "super" El Nino may be incorrect.

Posted by Chuck L | July 26, 2009 1:06 PM

dave:

I have never believed in global warming that is caused by humans. I believe that the climate on earth is always changing. I feel that the earth will go through a warming phase as well as a cooling phase. I mean, if it wasn't for global warming, we would still be in the ice age, the great lakes would have never existed. What human caused all the ice to melt? I'm sure there were a lot of factories then producing green house gasses. To be honest with you, being from Michigan, I an actually enjoying the cooler summer. I'm just afraid of what winter will bring.

Posted by dave | July 26, 2009 1:03 PM

Ron:

The claim of global warming is political.

Posted by Ron | July 26, 2009 12:54 PM

Sludge:

It is not called global warming anymore it is climate change and this is a perfect example of climate change.. What we want is for it to not get to cold or to warm we want it just right.. Like what we are doing with the economy not doing great and not doing bad doing just right,,, Think about the story of the

3 bears

Posted by Sludge | July 26, 2009 12:49 PM

Gore Alien:

Record cold temps ! Just more proof that the

earth is heating up. We'll get your tax dollar

one way or another.

Posted by Gore Alien | July 26, 2009 12:41 PM

R. M. Sawyer:

Someone needs to advise Al Gore of the change in climate so that he can write another book and do another movie.

Posted by R. M. Sawyer | July 26, 2009 12:41 PM

Bob Coleman:

As a former experimental and mathematical dynamic modeling specialist for the Space Shuttle while working at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, I tend to be skeptical about the ability of scientists to accurately model climate 20 to 100 years into the future. In spite of partitioning our Shuttle Orbiter structure into 100's of thousands of elements, assigning simple linear properties to each element, we were never able to produce an accurate model without first adjusting the model based on experimental data.

Unfortuneately, scientists do not have that experimental data from future years with which to adjust their models. The weather model is nonlinear and vastly more complex than our Orbiter structure.

Posted by Bob Coleman | July 26, 2009 12:39 PM

Sam Vaughn:

I have a new mantra now. When a politician says we've got a crisis I reach for my wallet and guard my freedom. Funny how in exchange for letting people like Gore "solve" the problem I give up my living or freedom (cap and tax) or both. I am truly amazed at the audacity of someone trying to tell me that that air I exhale (CO2) is the biggest "pollutant" danger to man-kind.

It seems the only thing many political "leaders" learned from 9/11 is that if you create a big enough crisis "people" will buy into anything......

Posted by Sam Vaughn | July 26, 2009 12:37 PM

James Reeves:

This kind of report makes one wonder if Al Gore may now demand that we increase our CO2 output, as if that is cotrolling the global climate instead of the real influenses like the sun.

Posted by James Reeves | July 26, 2009 12:34 PM

sue:

Jim Carswell,

I agree...the global warming has slowed/stopped the conveyor belt, and increased amounts of liquid in environment by melting glaciers resulting in MUCH rain for some parts...

I think we are entering a mini-iceage...

Posted by sue | July 26, 2009 12:31 PM

Doug:

Global warming is real, because of humans is crap. The same thing is happening to all the other planets in our solar system. There is something greater than our contribution making this happen. Mars polar icecaps are melting. Io's frozen oceans are melting around Jupiter. How the hell can humans affect this with our carbon emissions. No, there has to be another answer.

With global warming, it will get much cooler before it gets hotter. The caps are melting dumping fresh cold water into the ocean that hasnt been there in a long while. This cools the oceans overal because it affects the currents on which our climate depends. Once the ice caps are gone or stop melting, we will find out the full affects of what will happen to the temperatures. One thing is for sure, balance is in chaos and where it will end I am not sure if we have any control at all.

Posted by Doug | July 26, 2009 12:26 PM

Vroya:

Not necessarily true Jesse. Look at the southwest and west coast and you will see higher than usual averages. They will probably average out their "averages" for the country as a whole.

As far as "experts" go, think back to the 70's, when global cooling was taught in school. I remember being taught that if we didn't do something real soon we would be heading into another ice age. Personally I believe that "Mother Nature" or "God" just likes to mess with the minds of our so called experts. Whenever they predict something, the opposite tends to happen.

Posted by Vroya | July 26, 2009 12:26 PM

Frank Stagg:

Why is this not big news?

Why is there a collective silence from the national news outlets?

Does anyone, anyone with half a brain believe that if the above story was about record high temperatures, we would still see the same lack of interest?

Posted by Frank Stagg | July 26, 2009 12:25 PM

Steaming Hot:

What about the record highs elsewhere?!!! Breaking hundred year old records here in Texas!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32145286/ns/weather

Posted by Steaming Hot | July 26, 2009 12:17 PM

john coriea:

global warming is now causing global cooling?

Posted by john coriea | July 26, 2009 12:10 PM

Holeshot413:

Further proof that global warming IS NOT OCCURRING!!

I am so sick of hearing about green and other bs such as that.

You will NOT get me to believe climate change either.

This planet since it was created has changed but it is NOT DUE to humans or animals!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Holeshot413 | July 26, 2009 12:09 PM

Bob D:

Robert Tite post was a good summation of the facts.

I have never been a believer in "Global Warming" aka: Climate Change. The Global Warming propagandist would label Robert Tite and myself, Deniers" because we refuse to believe their propganda and willingly allow them to take our feedoms and money in the name of Global Warming.

I hope people wake up and see Global Warming for what it truely is... The "Big Lie" of our time. It is about gaining Money, Political Power and Control not saving the earth.

Robert Tite, list 5 items that effect the earth's global temperture, "the Sun, the oceans, volcanic and seismic events, and objects entering the atmosphere and/or striking the earth's surface". I would tie together two of those items and add underwater volcanics which can effect the oceans I would also add water vapor with is 95% of the our atmosphere that keep our earth warm. Mar's atmosphere on the other hand is 95% Co2 and it is cold and dry.

Global Warming propogandist can't use any of the items Robert and I list to their advantage to garner money and power to themselves because nature is nature. But Co2 a colorless, orderless gas which can be measured does lend itself to their statistical their manipulation and purpose of the Big Lie. They would have people ignor 99.78% of the earth's atmophere and believe man made Co2 which is only .28% of the total is the is the controling and driving factor of the other 99.78%. They also have people believing Co2 is a leading indicator when it is in fact it is a lagging indicator by as much as 500 years. It is truely amazing what the Global Warming propgandist have been able to do... They even have people believing global cooling which we are now beginning to experience is the cause of Global Warming aka: called Climate Change.

They are now calling Co2 a pollutant... Well people better understand that the earth and all life forms on it are carbon based and Co2 is a gas that all vegetation on earth needs to grow and yet they have managed to have Co2 labeled a pollutant. If we allow their, "Big Lie" to continue unchallenged any longer they will control everything and everybody as they make up down and down up at their will.

It would appear with these record low temperture in July, God is doing his best to put the lie to their Big Lie... I hope people wake up before it's to late.

The Global Warming propogandist call people like me deniers but I say, "Follow the money and power." I as a so called,"denier" am not trying to tax or control anybody. I seek no money or power only to keep mine and other freedoms and nothing more. The Global Warming propgandist seek the opposite, they would take away our freedoms and gain all that they can, money and power, for themselves.

They lable me and those like me "denier" I call them takers and lairs in the name of good works, the lowest kind of con men.

Posted by Bob D | July 26, 2009 12:08 PM

David Ippolito:

Why oh why... doesn't this empirical evidence dampen the Global Warming soothsayers of doom. Why is it that they continue to preach the end of the world by the end of the century?? I don't get it!

Posted by David Ippolito | July 26, 2009 12:06 PM

DaGunster:

Bush Caused Global Warming - er - ooh - doh!

OOh -- Global Warming causes Global Cooling - er - ooh - doh

Now it's "Climate Change"

They will still find a way to TAX You...

Bunk - all of it.

Posted by DaGunster | July 26, 2009 12:03 PM

jabusse:

See, Gore's policy is working! Thank GOD for AL GORE. p.s. The world will end tomorrow....

Posted by jabusse | July 26, 2009 11:57 AM

JimmyZ:

Matt gerhart why do some folks, like you, continue to insist that cool summers are contradictory to global warming?

The result of global warming is too much fresh water in the system thus causing a major cooling (read ice age).

Posted by JimmyZ | July 26, 2009 11:56 AM

r young:

I think the global green push by wealthy billionairs is a scam, and al gore is their political crowny (whose personal wealth has hugely increased since getting in bed with these guys) It is an effort to obtain global control over economies while pushing billions to trillions of dollars into the control of the few billionairs that are pushing the green technologies as a way to control all the world economies and peoples. Funny how the capitalist society of the US created these socialist ideologues. They created the Obama presidency who is in thier socialist camp. They will do whats best for themselves, not what is best for indivudual freedoms. They are hipocrites that leave a larger carbon foot print in one day of their existance than the average human leaves in a life time.

Posted by r young | July 26, 2009 11:53 AM

david:

someone tell al gore this global warming is freezing me to death. im really starting to wonder if maybe hes nuts to tell ya the inconvenient truth!

Posted by david | July 26, 2009 11:52 AM

shirts:

have not seen much about this on the news. I am on Vacation in MN - Summer has passed MN by - we had four days of weather 20 degrees below normal - Have not been above 80 degrees since I have been here.

Glad I am not a farmer-

Posted by shirts | July 26, 2009 11:46 AM

Rita:

Read it and weep Al Gore. You will be exposed for the billions of dollars you have scammed from this country.

Posted by Rita | July 26, 2009 11:34 AM

Mixd:

Everyday here in central Texas we break heat records. We used to have seasons and now, for last ten to fifteen years temps. have increased to an unsafe level.

Posted by Mixd | July 26, 2009 11:27 AM

WetherWeather:

I am not a believer in the global warming hysteria. But while surface temps are low in certain places in the US, the NOAA reported we had the highest recorded global ocean temps in June. Ocean temps trump localized land temps every time.

Posted by WetherWeather | July 26, 2009 11:17 AM

Curt:

Global warming is a farse! The same people that believe global warming are the same people that believe Obama will bring the unemployment rate back to the RECORD low rate that GW Bush had it.

Obama is all talk and NO substance, or unbias people may say a liar!

Posted by Curt | July 26, 2009 11:08 AM

jonathan lerner:

CO2 is not pollution

Posted by jonathan lerner | July 26, 2009 11:08 AM

Datu:

Wonderful article and accurate info!

I'm just wondering.....Have the sea levels begun to lower yet or will New York still flood in a few years?

Al Gore! Where are you?

I AM ROFLMAO at the doomsayers!

Posted by Datu | July 26, 2009 11:04 AM

Big D:

The liberals need to push global warming to pull off the biggest tax scam in the history of man. They will not give up on this....

Posted by Big D | July 26, 2009 11:02 AM

Hiram:

Once the earth cools substantially enough to where even Al Gore must acknowledge the cooling, I wonder if he will suggest burning more fossil fuels in order to warm the planet...somehow I doubt it.

Posted by Hiram | July 26, 2009 11:02 AM

Hal Groar:

I think we should tax every person on the planet to make this go away. That is the only solution for what we like to call "settled science".

Posted by Hal Groar | July 26, 2009 10:57 AM

jonathan lerner:

global warming precipitating? what? do me a favor and look into the sky at that little bright spot. yeah, i know. it hurts. we humans didn't cause the planet to warm. (see above) jl

Posted by jonathan lerner | July 26, 2009 10:56 AM

vincenzo spiaggi:

I haven't heard any of this "cooler weather" stuff in the mainstream media, so I guess this cooler weather really doesn't exist. Yuk yuk!

Is this a repeat of 1815, the "Year without Summer"? Blame it on the sun, not CO2.

Posted by vincenzo spiaggi | July 26, 2009 10:45 AM

Stephane cote:

I live in Canada, Quebec, montreal and this years again its really cold and always raining. We didnt even had one day whit 30.C whitout Humidex. The funny thing now is that they claim that its not cold were in the average weather for this time of the years. They claimed that the average weather is 16.C when its 24.C for juin and they are saying now that July is 24.C when its 29.C whitout humidex.

Posted by Stephane cote | July 26, 2009 10:45 AM

tiomano:

They conveniently left out the fact that Oklahoma had 11 days over 100, not normal and that Oregon and Washington are suffering from excessive heat that is abnormal.

Posted by tiomano | July 26, 2009 10:36 AM

TxnByBrth:

Not here in Texas...just the other day I saw a couple of things I've never seen before...a tree literally pulled itself out of the ground and chased a dog, imploring the dog to relieve itself on the tree. And yesterday was the topper...I was carrying groceries in from the car and dropped a dozen eggs, some of which fell on the concrete driveway...by the time I got back to clean 'em up the danged eggs had hard-fried themselves right where they landed. It was much easier to pick 'em up than it would have been otherwise...

Pop Pierce

Posted by TxnByBrth | July 26, 2009 10:27 AM

Dan Selizet:

This summer has been extremely mild here in the midwest. Some very, very cool nights. I've lived here my entire life (61 years) and The 4th of July was legendary for temp readings of 100+. We haven't had that for many years now. Mid 80's and lower are more common now. This last 4th it was a high of 81. This last winter was truly a cold one also. Not as much snow as we usually get, but longer cold spells and winter seemed to stretch into Spring again.......I have no idea what's going-on with the weather (if anything). I don't think anyone does. Especially the politicians. They're in this to make money off of "us." They'll say whatever it takes......Climate change? Global warming? Global cooling? Who knows? Besides, this is what the earth does. It did it before we were here and it will do it after we're gone.

Posted by Dan Selizet | July 26, 2009 10:18 AM

Glen:

Yet there have been record high temperatures in other parts of the northern hemisphere:

http://story.taiwansun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/9366300fc9319e9b/id/523022/cs/1/

(Heat balance would indicate that if there are record cold temperatures somewhere, there have to be record high temperatures elsewhere.)

Posted by Glen | July 26, 2009 10:17 AM

Matt:

News like this simultaneously with news from Washington about Cap and Trade, Europe talking about renewing the Kyoto agreement, people like Al Gore jetting all around the globe to talk about rising oceans and melting glaciers. When will our world leaders figure it out?

Posted by Matt | July 26, 2009 10:09 AM

JMcCarthy:

The true believers in man-made global warming will of course twist this as just another sign of "climate change" rather than recognize that their computer generated climate models are clearly inaccurate. Folks like Al Gore have way too much invested in their doomsday global warming predications to dare question their own assumptions.

Posted by JMcCarthy | July 26, 2009 10:01 AM

John laws:

Jessie, thanks for the work that everyone should read/hear from somebody; somewhere. The recent comments from India's government in rejecting US pressure to drink cool-aid and mandate the USA models of global warming repair proceedures might suggest India make should make the matching reports read here. We, IMHO, are not going to read this anywhere else. Thanks again.

Posted by John laws | July 26, 2009 9:56 AM

stev gibb:

so much for the global warming religion

Send the data to Big Al

Posted by stev gibb | July 26, 2009 9:42 AM

Larry:

Well if this is global warming then I prefer to live with it then without, here in Montreal, Canada it's been freezing like it's our second year in a row that we have no summer at all and 3 since the beginning of 2000. Previously it was sweltering heat here and since the attention to global warming has come into play it's been no summers and very long winters that seem to never end. I have also notice the the usual February thaw we usually get is no longer happening. Canada who in the 80 and 90 had unseasonal warm winter with hardly any snow are now a distant memory. What we have been getting is record snow falls and record rain falls in the summer. If this is global warming slowing down then bring back the good old days of warmth, because I've had it with rain that is flooding our rivers and so much snow that is over my head and takes until August to be all gone only to see it again in October

Posted by Larry | July 26, 2009 7:52 AM

bob mccarl:

global warming my a$$ not much will be made of this very cool weather by the maniacs of the global warming crowd.there is much evidence that points to cooling and man cannot effect the climate.

Posted by bob mccarl | July 26, 2009 5:23 AM

Dan Silagi:

Through July 25th, there has been only ONE DAY in which the overnight low hasn't fallen below 70 at Central Park in NYC. When was the last time that happened?

Moreover, there have been ZERO days in which the mean daily temperature reached 80 degrees. A couple of 79.5's, and they were in APRIL.

Posted by Dan Silagi | July 26, 2009 3:57 AM

John Doe:

Don't dismiss global warming just because you happen to be experiencing a cool summer in your region. Here in central Texas, we are having the hottest summer in recorded history. In order to judge whether the world is getting hotter or cooler you have to look to places outside your local region.

Posted by John Doe | July 26, 2009 2:10 AM

sam morse:

What gets me is that here in Anchorage Alaska we have got the hottest summer on recod, I was so tired of the heat at one piont I considered moveing, but where do you go to cool of when your in Alaska?!

Posted by sam morse | July 26, 2009 1:59 AM

Jim F:

One abnormally cool month doesn't erase the years of above normal weather we have been experiencing. And the tremendous El Nino we will have this winter will no doubt cause a winterless winter this winter in the US, continuing the snowless and coldless winter pattern for the mid-atlantic.

Posted by Jim F | July 25, 2009 8:05 PM

Anonymous:

Nice job Jesse on mentioning how the northern plains haven't been exempt from the below average temps this summer. Even though I admit the Northeast has been much more below average, I think they are/were stealing most of the story about how abnormally cold this summer has been. We've only had 4 days above 90 this whole summer here in the Twin Cities. We average around 8 days every summer, according to this link: http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=773712&refer=

I find it very incredible that Cincinnati has had absolutely no days above 85 degrees this month when their average high for this month is 86.6 degrees! Even though it has been dramatically below average, you would think that they would have at least one "heat" wave that would ruin the stat.

Unless something crazy happens soon, this summer will most definitely go down as a very chilly one for most.

I love your posts Jesse!

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2009 3:05 PM

Robert Tite:

Last winter I read an article in this years 2009 The Old Farmer's Almanac. First off, their prediction for the lower Great Lakes was off quite a bit for Jan and Feb. We were colder and snowier. One of our coldest periods on record and I believe 3rd snowiest. Back to the article titled "Is Global Warming on the Wane" Have you guys read it? Coming from a Meteorological education and background, I found it interesting. Some valid scientific and historical data was presented.

I have been cautious in believing and proclaiming that human production of "greenhouse gases" are causing the earth to warm. The earth's atmosphere has never been static-always fluctuating from warm to cold. Always trying to find a higher level of entropy. But since it is not a closed system, It never will! Over the past 50 years through increased technology, we know there are 100's if not 1,000's of factors which influence Earth's atmosphere. We are pretty sure of the top 5; the Sun, the oceans, volcanic and seismic events, and objects entering the atmosphere and/or striking the earth's surface. I am not sold on the idea that humans are in that group, at least not yet. According to our best scientific knowledge, the Earth's warmest and coldest periods have occurred well before our existence. That being said, pollution IS NOT good for us and needs to be addressed.

The article describes the effect of the solar cycles and activity, and the AMO and PDO. NASA solar physicist Doug Hathaway believes that the solar activity has begun the diminish and will continue to do so for decades. The PDO is in a cool phase and the AMO has just begun it's cool phase (hence, the lack of activity in the Tropics) It is believed that their next few cycles will be closely in sync. So, with the quieter sun and ocean cycles lining up, some believe that we could be entering a period of cooling similar to that of the mini-ice age in the 1600's(during the Maunder Minimum) That was when the River Thames in London would freeze solid each winter and "ice festivals" would be held. That has not happened since. Look at the snow which has fallen this and last winter in the northern areas of the Southern Hemisphere not to mention the snow in Las Vegas and London last winter.

I am not totally convinced it will be that extreme. I am just saying that it is worth talking about. Increased CO2 probably has some influence, but how much? We don't really know. I feel that the Earth is going to do what it is going to do.

Posted by Robert Tite | July 25, 2009 11:14 AM

Dave O:

We've had 7 nights in the 40's here at the Chalk Hill Pa station. The lowest was 42 on July 14th.

Posted by Dave O | July 25, 2009 8:05 AM

Jim Carswell:

I think it is becoming apparent that the science of climatology is much more complex and unpredictable than many 'experts' extol. This brings to mind the dire predictions of broiling summers and general mantras of all locations experiencing global warming via assumed super hot weather. This summer, and to my knowledge the last summer, as well in the southeastern Canada region at least have been much cooler and wetter than normal. I was recalling that in the larger climatic picture, all of the Toronto, Ontario region was under a mile of ice as recently as 10,000 years ago and there have been numerous periods of glaciation in the near past. Could we be heading into a cold period precipitated by 'global warming'; excuse the possible oxymoron here of terms??

Jim Carswell, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Posted by Jim Carswell | July 25, 2009 7:42 AM

matt gerhart:

and yet NOAA will not report this. Theyll find some angle that makes it look like global warming is getting worse everyday

FROM JESSE: I will be curious to see what they will say about July, unless there is a big turnaround in the next week I think they will have to report that it was one of the coolest months of its kind.

Posted by matt gerhart | July 25, 2009 1:42 AM

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