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Old 12-02-2011, 04:29 AM   #1
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NYT article on Adirondack Climate Change

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/ny...dacks.html?hpw
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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Jerry Jenkins is quite a guy - saw him at the recent Adirondack Mountain Club President's Dinner where he was honored with an award from the Club for his continued stewardship....
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Very interesting article and pertinent to the Adirondacks.

I disagree though about what the author said about Irene. It also was said of Sandy a year later too.

The implication that today's extreme weather is caused by tomorrows warming of temperatures makes no sense to me.

Weather extremes are caused by a coming together of weather fronts and by definition are rare or unusual occurrences.
An example of this is Sandy. Sandy's devastation was a result of a blocking Canadian front and the merging of a weather system from the west creating a “super-storm”. Its impact was further enhanced by arriving at high tide. Taken by itself it is not proof of a Global warming effect.
One event does not a trend make.
Trends are established by examining the occurrences of extreme weather over time.
It's not just me that disagrees either. Here is what the IPCC said about hurricanes in their latest report on extreme weather.

“There is low confidence in any observed long-term (i.e., 40 years or more) increases in tropical cyclone activity (i.e., intensity, frequency, duration)”

This statement is supported by graphs I've seen posted by EPA and NOAA too.
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