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rickgthf
Senior Advisor

You want to think about something, think if ....

Think about the consequences of a BC-style heat setup over the Midwest.  Listened to a meteorologist/ climate scientist talk about his statistical analysis of the  BC heat dome event, three days of 121.3 deg F (49.6 C).  The current climate model accounts for the statistical probability of such events based on historical data and the observed warming trend.  The statistical probability of such a heat dome event of 120 degrees at that latitude is so small as to be essentially zero.  In other words, it should have not happened.  But it did happen, so that implies the current climate model under-anticipates the possibility of such events.

  Think for a moment what it would mean for the national food supply, for that matter, the world food supply, if the Midwest experienced three days of 120 deg.  And remember.  BC's latitude is 50 deg north plus, Iowa's is 42.

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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

Was thinking about the same thing but assumed the bois At marketing would get pissy about being political.

Could really monkeywrench our whole industrial food system.

Edmund55
Senior Contributor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

(Could really monkey wrench our whole industrial food system.)

Shouldn't affect you NQX since your boycotting farmers and any goods produced by farmers.

 

 

bruce MN
Advisor

Serious advice from a loyal reader Ed

A big fan.

Stick to the borrowed ideas and material.

So, so much better than when you conjure up something on your own.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

Yeah, Portland broke it's record high by 2 degrees at 108. Previous high was set in 1956.

I heard death valley came close to breaking its record high set in 1909.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

Lord, what a turd.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

SCIENCE !

WCMO
Senior Advisor

Re: You want to think about something, think if ....

It could simply mean that they need to adjust their "climate model", re-evaluate the movements of the jet stream.

rickgthf
Senior Advisor

Re: "Re-adjust their climate model", exactly, and include ....

Re-adjust their climate model to include the possibility of extreme events that they previously considered statistically improbable.  

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: "Re-adjust their climate model", exactly, and include ....

in case you're interested the record for Oregon is  119 set in 1898.