Saturday, June 2, 2007

Global Warming misses San Diego

From the UT:

While Jax Grimes, 2, of Tucson, Ariz., played on Mission Beach yesterday, the lifeguards behind him took part in some training. Most of May was cool and overcast, with below-average temperatures.

From Time Magazine 1974:

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval.

The trend shows no indication of reversing.

Telltale signs are everywhere...

All of us knucklehead Global Warming deniers have clearly been ignoring what Time Magazine has been trumpeting for 30 years now...a "global climactic upheaval." I feel so stupid for missing all the signs.

OK, let me read a little further:

Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

Whatever the cause of the cooling trend, its effects could be extremely serious, if not catastrophic.

So according to Time Magazine, we should have been covered in ice by now. But look what happened in San Diego in the years after the article came out that predicted our doom:

The warmest Junes in San Diego, based on average temperature:

1981: 72.9 degrees
1978: 71.3
2006: 70.8
1979: 70.2
1976: 69.7
June average: 67.4

The warmest Julys in San Diego, based on average

1984: 77.2 degrees
2006: 76.3
1981: 75.6
1985: 75.3
1959: 73.7
July average: 70.9

National Weather Service

Right after climate Chicken Littles were chirping that an ice age was coming, the temperatures got a little warmer. Now the same Chicken Littles are screaming about the "global climactic upheaval" that is global warming.

Why should I believe them now? Especially in light of this:

This year, most of May was cool and overcast. In the past three weeks, the thermometer never hit 70 degrees at Lindbergh Field, San Diego's official weather station. On the few days when skies cleared early, a strong sea breeze kept the coastal zone cool. Temperatures were below average on all but five days during the month.

I don't want to have a discussion on how this is just regional, and the alleged problem is global. All I know is...I need to go put on a sweater, I'm cold.

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