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7.21.2015

Science as opinion

Dear Gaius Publius:

NOAA says:
Over the last three years, Seager said, unpredictable atmospheric circulation patterns, combined with La Niña, formed high-pressure systems in winter over the West Coast, blocking storms from the Pacific that would have brought rain to California. The result has been the second-lowest three-year winter precipitation total since record-keeping began in 1895. But that pattern doesn't match what models predict as an outcome of climate change, said Seager. In fact, the study's models indicate that as global warming proceeds, winter precipitation in California is actually predicted to increase, thanks to an increased likelihood of low-pressure systems that allow winter storms to pass from the ocean to the mainland.

You say: 
Common sense says climate, dryness of the entire Southwest via heat and lack of rainfall, is a consequence of global warming.
So me, I go with common sense. 


I say: NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don't get to pick and choose your science based on "common sense." That is exactly the same BS the right uses to deny global warming. NOAA may be wrong, but it is making the best scientific projection based on data, not "common sense." Just because it fits a narrative you want does not allow you to ignore it when the scientists don't say things you like. 

Sincerely,

fish

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Dear fish: You forgot a post title. It's your fault.
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fish said...

Hanx tundra.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm from the Walmart FEMA camp and I'm here to halp.
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Only imperial moth troopers are so precise.
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Mandos said...

Fish's Law is broken! I believed really hard that "carrot tiramisu" (being a cross between carrot cake and tiramisu) should exist but I cannot find it on the interwebs!

fish said...

First of all, gross.

Second of all, what you want and what you get might just be a little different.