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1 mkelly  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 7:01:33am

From NOAA: “Despite this strong evidence for a warming planet, greenhouse gas forcing fails to explain the 2010 heat wave over western Russia. The natural process of atmospheric blocking, and the climate impacts induced by such blocking, are the principal cause for this heat wave. It is not known whether, or to what exent, greenhouse gas emissions may affect the frequency or intensity of blocking during summer. It is important to note that observations reveal no trend in a daily frequency of July blocking over the period since 1948, nor is there an appreciable trend in the absolute values of upper tropospheric summertime heights over western Russia for the period since 1900.”

Just thought you’d like to know.

2 Charles Johnson  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 10:59:46am

re: #1 mkelly

What does that have to do with coral bleaching? You’ve graduated now to completely ridiculous non sequiturs.

3 b_sharp  Sat, Aug 21, 2010 10:20:11pm

re: #1 mkelly

From NOAA: “Despite this strong evidence for a warming planet, greenhouse gas forcing fails to explain the 2010 heat wave over western Russia. The natural process of atmospheric blocking, and the climate impacts induced by such blocking, are the principal cause for this heat wave. It is not known whether, or to what exent, greenhouse gas emissions may affect the frequency or intensity of blocking during summer. It is important to note that observations reveal no trend in a daily frequency of July blocking over the period since 1948, nor is there an appreciable trend in the absolute values of upper tropospheric summertime heights over western Russia for the period since 1900.”

Just thought you’d like to know.

And what do you believe this statement from NOAA means?


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