A Ridiculous Moment in the Global Warming Discussion

Did you see this one today?  Billboards popped up on Chicago area freeways in the past 24 hours…comparing most atmospheric scientists who study global warming to mass murderers.  Nice…

They are gone now, but see the link for a nice pic.  They speak for themselves.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/05/billboards-liken-belief-in-climate-change-to-mass-murder/1

Regardless of your opinion…pretty dumb don’t you think?

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

49 Responses to A Ridiculous Moment in the Global Warming Discussion

  1. If anyone is interested here’s the global warming meeting full video from Portland St. from April 10th…….

  2. runrain says:

    I read that Fairbanks had their earliest thunderstorm in 28 years yesterday.

  3. Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

    Am I the only one that is very unhappy about seeing .10” of precipitation in the next 16 days on the 18z GFS? I mean, if this was August, it would be ok.

    I actually enjoy the green springs here though and the snow-capped mountains, fast-flowing waterfalls, etc. Oh well, who doesn’t enjoy watering for hours every other day in the spring just to keep their newly planted vegetables, flowers, and trees alive?

    • chris s says:

      Nope, I dont like it either. Give me cool cloudy springs, with occasional nice weekends w temps in or near 70 and I would be a happy camper. 2 weeks straight of no rain and temps around 75 is boring to me. 🙂

    • runrain says:

      Nope, give me the heat, death ridge, thunderstorm chances, and finally some explosive growth in the veggie garden, bountiful Hood strawberries, autumn apples, etc. Topped off with the fact that we have good mountain snowpack in the Cascades. Could be the perfect storm spring/sum
      mer!

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      I would like some thunderstorms too if it has to be warm and sunny. I don’t see that happening anytime soon though.

  4. W7ENK says:

    Mark, sorry I missed your Birthday yesterday… Hope it was Happy! 😀

  5. Brian Kruse says:

    The phrase you’re looking for with any argument like that is “ad hominem”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

    Link the argument to the man not the message. Sorta like Occupy’s downfall. Read their signs, then argue that message, not the smell of the person.

  6. Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

    NWS is saying next weekend looks good!

  7. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    The only thing this month that will really “satisfy” my needs is a strong Death Ridge for thunderstorms…

    Bring it on!

    • runrain says:

      Is that not a possibility now? I guess there was a facebook discussion on it yesterday. I don’t have facebook. I’m with you. Bring it ON!!!

  8. bgb41 says:

    5/6/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:79 at CW3932 Central P(1290 ft)
    Low: 55 at BROOKINGS(79 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:34 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 13 at ANEROID LAKE #2 (7300 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 49 degrees
    CABIN LAKE (68/19 ) (4560 ft )

  9. Dallin Burnett says:

    What years here in PDX saw the hottest and coolest Mays on record?

  10. bgb41 says:

    5/5/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:69 at AGNESS2( 247 ft)
    Low: 47 at CW1075 Boardman(322 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:25 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 14 at ANEROID LAKE #2 (7300 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 39 degrees
    Beatty (57/18 ) (4320 ft )
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (57/18) (4360 ft)
    Sand Creek (US 9 (54/15) (4525 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.38″ at RIDDLE MTN.(6352ft)
    0.34″ at MOON HILL(6100ft)

    • boydo3 N Albany says:

      I was at Aneroid lake once in Sept. Nice back packing trip til it started to snow. Then thunder snow! We high tailed down to Mexico…..

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      You & your uncle, Boydo? 😉

    • boydo3 N Albany says:

      You caught that huh!

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      Of course! And Aneroid Lake is a beautiful spot. I wonder if that little general store is still up there. Guess it’s time for another trip to the Wallowas!

    • boydo3 N Albany says:

      That’s so weird that there is a store up there, I’d forgotten about that. But a can of soup would cost a month’s wages! And mosquito repellent would cost you your first born! But what a fantastic mountain range. Gotta be in pretty good shape to hike it.

  11. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Do NOT be fooled! This combination can be lethal! Hahaah!

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/make_img.php?wfo=pqr&iname=Active_Screen1L&size=1&force=no

    • Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

      I have been at the scene of 4 drowndings. It isn’t funny.

    • runrain says:

      I really don’t think papoose meant to make fun of something tragic. Keep your posts coming, papoose. They are enjoyable!

    • Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

      I get it now pappoose.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      I comment occasionally that I’m not to be taken seriously. Just like to joke around.
      I almost didn’t make this post, realizing it may be taken the wrong way.

  12. boydo3 N Albany says:

    Anybody looking at the current GFS run? Take about insane. The Death Ridge commeth!

  13. Mark Nelsen says:

    Hitler was a vegetarian, so vegetarians must be genocidal maniacs too.

  14. Hitler loved dogs. Therefore if you love dogs, you have something in common with Hitler!

  15. I’ve stopped listening to the pundits/ideologues on both sides. Strike up a Global Warming conversation with me and I’ll either change the subject or walk away. I couldn’t care less about what web site you found or the “climate” article you read. Objective climatology is dead.

    • karlbonner1982 says:

      I happen to believe that global warming is real and a serious problem, BUT! I base my conclusion on logic rather than ideology. It’s important to understand that even if the net effect of greenhouse-induced warming is negative to humanity and the biosphere, there WILL be positive spoils here and there – the best example being longer growing seasons in the upper middle latitudes. At the same time, I hate to think about what would happen if average wintertime snow levels increase by a couple thousand feet elevation in the Cascades, only that it’s probably NOT GOOD, and seriously not good.

    • frederm says:

      and Jeremy just walked away 🙂

  16. bgb41 says:

    Since this such a dead thread is just wanna say:

    MARK NELSEN… HAPPY BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY!!

  17. boydo3 N Albany says:

    Heartland/Fox//KKK
    Silent Majoriity and the NRA
    Newt Gringrich
    and the very rich
    Job creation
    bad taxation
    PLENTY OF OIL
    but the land won’t spoil.
    Water fracking
    earthquake tracking
    toxic soils
    mining spoils.
    YOU CAN DRINK IT,IT WON’T HURT YOU!
    who really cares about CO2
    I do.

    • boringlarry says:

      Nice one, boydo!…meanwhile, back at camp at 2000ft it was a mostly snow mix last night and this morning, not enough to stop a bunch of kids from bass thumping loudly in the free zone across the road till 4 am!

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      One of the reasons we’ve pretty much stopped camping on weekends. I’d rather be home where I can get a good night of sleep.

    • boydo3 N Albany says:

      Larry was probably out there beating the drum with em’ 😉
      I might have been too…

  18. ocpaul says:

    These hyperbolic stunts add nothing to the discussion of AGW.
    Environmentalists clearly run the AGW side, so critics need to stick to the science, (and there’s plenty). Take the high ground and show your your stuff, or go home.

  19. Heartland Institute is crossing the line with that kind of campaign against global warming…Did they even think about the family of the victims before putting up that billboard 😦

  20. Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

    I liked it. Made sense

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