TD 4-E Little Threat to Hawaii; Switzerland has its 2nd Warmest Temperature on Record

By: Jeff Masters , 4:05 PM GMT on July 08, 2015

Tropical Depression Four-E spun into life Tuesday night in the waters about 1000 miles east-southeast of Hawaii, and is headed northwest at 16 mph on a path that should keep the center of the storm about 200 miles to the northeast of the islands at the time of closest approach on Saturday. Satellite loops show an unimpressive storm, with heavy thunderstorm activity not is not particularly intense or well-organized. Wind shear is moderately high, near 20 knots, and ocean temperatures are marginal, near 26°C. The 8 am EDT Wednesday run of the SHIPS model predicted that wind shear would steadily rise over the next few days, and ocean temperatures would stay cool, near 26°C. These conditions should prevent much intensification of TD 4-E. Given its current state of organization, it is questionable whether or not this system can become a tropical storm. One of our two most reliable track models, the GFS model, shows TD 4-E dissipating by Friday before the storm reaches Hawaii, and I give a 70% chance that TD 4-E will be dead by Saturday.


Figure 1. Typhoon Chan-hom as seen by the MODIS instrument on NASA'a Aqua satellite at 8:25 pm EDT Tuesday, July 7, 2015. At time time, Chan-hom was a Category 1 storm with 90 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Typhoon Chan-hom a dangerous storm for China
Category 2 Typhoon Chan-hom is headed west-northwest at 12 mph towards China, and promises to be a dangerous and very expensive typhoon for a portion of the country unused to strong typhoons. Chan-hom will be steered by a strong ridge of high pressure towards the west-northwest through Thursday night (U.S. EDT), when the typhoon will pass between Japan's Miyakojima and Okinawa islands. Wind shear will be moderate and ocean heat content will be high until just after the storm passes these islands, so intensification into a Category 4 storm by Thursday night is expected. On Friday, as Chan-hom approaches China, ocean heat content will fall and wind shear is expected to rise, which should cause weakening. Chan-hom is likely to make landfall in Mainland China north of Taiwan on Saturday morning (U.S. EDT.) However, the landfall location in China is quite uncertain, as a strong trough of low pressure is expected to turn the typhoon northwards as the center nears the coast on Friday. As Chan-hom curves to the north and weakens, due to interaction with land, the storm is expected to pass very close to Shanghai as a very large and very wet tropical storm. Significant coastal flooding and flooding due to heavy rain is possible in Shanghai, which is China's most populous city (14 million people.)

Elsewhere in the tropics
Category 4 Typhoon Nangka is expected to pass through a sparsely populated portion of the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday. Nangka could threaten Japan 8 - 10 days from now as a weaker storm. Tropical Storm Linfa hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon over the weekend, and is expected to make landfall in China on Thursday as a tropical storm. The Atlantic remains quiet, and is dominated by high wind shear and stable dry air. None of our reliable genesis models are showing tropical storm formation in the Atlantic over the next five days.


Figure 2. People re-fill bottles of water at a fountain in front of Rome's Pantheon, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, during Europe's record heat wave. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Switzerland has its highest reliably measured temperature on record
It was another day for the record books on Tuesday as Europe's intense heat wave broke scores of all-time heat records at cities in Spain, Switzerland, France, and Italy. Geneva, Switzerland hit 103.5°F (39.7°C), smashing its old historical record of 102.0°F (38.9°C) set almost a century ago, in July 1921. The only higher temperature ever measured in the country was a 106.7°F (41.5°C) reading on August 11, 2003 at Grono. As reported at the Swiss news site swissinfo.ch, this was recorded "using an old measurement technique of weather huts, which generally recorded temperatures a few degrees higher than modern instruments." Weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera agrees that yesterday's 39.7°C reading in Geneva is the highest reliably measured temperature ever in Switzerland, though the August 11, 2003 temperature at Grono was probably warmer (near 40°C), after correcting for the known problems with the site. Although Tuesday does not hold the official record for hottest day in Swiss history, it was their hottest July day, and they have joined five other nations that have set all-time July national heat records this month: Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., Thailand, and Colombia. The European heat wave continues, with more all-time heat records at risk across Southeast Europe on Wednesday, and possibly on Thursday. The heat wave will finally die down by Friday, ending a remarkable 9-day span.

Jeff Masters


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464. nonblanche
11:20 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Times like this, I'm darned glad my housemates have accepted Thor, the Aesir of thunder and lightning, as patron for their children. :)



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463. indianrivguy
6:36 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 423. Patrap:

Unlike the channel's slick studio look seen through most of the day, the Weather Underground proceedings will take place in a casual clubhouse atmosphere with a few bar stools, easy chairs and memorabilia.





Love Shack baaaaay beeee
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462. LargoFl
4:30 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Indonesia volcano Sinabung spews clouds of ash towards homes

7 hours ago


Mount Sinabung on Sumatra in western Indonesia is continuing to spew clouds of ash into the air and down slopes towards people's homes.


Authorities are monitoring activity from the volcano, after raising the alert to the highest possible level in early June.

More than 10,000 villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have since been evacuated
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461. Gearsts
4:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 429. Climate175:

People always seem to write off Hurricane Season annually over a period of quietness. The tropics will have more tropical activity between now and Nov 30th.
It shows almost nothing and is at 240 hours.
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460. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:22 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
459. LargoFl
4:17 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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458. weathermanwannabe
4:16 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Pretty intense recent RAMMB image of Nangka passing through the Mariana island chain:

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457. whitewabit
4:15 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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456. JustDucky251
4:10 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 413. ricderr:

I lived through Andrew in Miami, and it was a very compact storm, luckily in downtown Miami we missed the worst of it. Also Chan-Hom is not going to be a category 5 like Andrew. Worst case scenario is a cat. 2 or 3 going into Shanghai, but it won't be a 4 or 5

you are right....but we should not forget...there's no building codes there as it relates to hurricanes.....and...there's has been no evacuation plans that i have seen


I was there 20 years ago and saw that change was happening fast. Near the river all the real estate was being bulldozed and rebuilt with modern hi-rise buildings. The outskirts are going to be older and less well built, but along the river and in the business district I wouldn't expect to see any more damage than any shore city in the US.
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455. Patrap
4:05 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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454. JustDucky251
4:02 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 426. StormTrackerScott:

A solid sign of where we are headed across the Southern US this Fall/Winter. Mid July already so Fall is fast approaching. 7 weeks or so to Labor Day. It will be here before you know it.

Michael Ventrice ‏@MJVentrice 14m14 minutes ago Cambridge, MA
Extremely rare -4 sigma upper-level trough o/the Southwest accelerating the sub-tropical jetstream 80kt above average


How does that affect air travel?
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453. WaterWitch11
4:00 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 451. JustDucky251:



Did you see the picture in the BBC science section. It finally looks like a planet!


space weather showed an image of it
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452. WaterWitch11
3:59 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 423. Patrap:

Unlike the channel's slick studio look seen through most of the day, the Weather Underground proceedings will take place in a casual clubhouse atmosphere with a few bar stools, easy chairs and memorabilia.





will they be singing? :)
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451. JustDucky251
3:57 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 450. WaterWitch11:

IT'S PLUTO TIME: After spending almost 10 years hurtling into the void, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now only 4 days away from its historic flyby of Pluto. The dwarf planet has never been visited by a spacecraft from Earth, and New Horizons is expected to uncover many surprises.


Did you see the picture in the BBC science section. It finally looks like a planet!
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450. WaterWitch11
3:55 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
IT'S PLUTO TIME: After spending almost 10 years hurtling into the void, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now only 4 days away from its historic flyby of Pluto. The dwarf planet has never been visited by a spacecraft from Earth, and New Horizons is expected to uncover many surprises.
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449. weathermanwannabe
3:53 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Dr. Masters will probably note the dry air in the NW region of the circulation of Chan-Hom that is probably responsible for the lack of convection/wet banding in that quadrant. Gonna be a close call on whether it can fill that area in before landfall; will note that it is tying to pull in some of the moisture to the south into the circulation but it is about 1000 miles away.
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448. SunnyDaysFla
3:50 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 446. DeepSeaRising:

Still over 100 fires burning in Saskatchewan alone, more than 1500 square miles have burned and this is ten times the average burned yearly for the province. Epic; the El-Nino affects have yet to be fully felt and we've already had Texas and Oklahoma get record rains and flooding, three typhoons at the same time beautifully aligned in the WPAC, and record heat in many places worldwide. Two of the top ten worst heat waves for fatalities in history in India and Pakistan to boot. RI flag on brought to you by AGW and El-Nino coupled with record SST'S providing the highest energy potential we've ever seen.


Really scary.
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447. wartsttocs
3:46 PM GMT on July 09, 2015


I can see a little green northeast side of the eye on the funktop. I wonder why there seems to be a lack of convection west of the central area of the storm?
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446. DeepSeaRising
3:45 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Still over 100 fires burning in Saskatchewan alone, more than 1500 square miles have burned and this is ten times the average burned yearly for the province. Epic; the El-Nino affects have yet to be fully felt and we've already had Texas and Oklahoma get record rains and flooding, three typhoons at the same time beautifully aligned in the WPAC, and record heat in many places worldwide. Two of the top ten worst heat waves for fatalities in history in India and Pakistan to boot. RI flag on brought to you by AGW and El-Nino coupled with record SST'S providing the highest energy potential we've ever seen.
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445. nrtiwlnvragn
3:44 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
20150709 | 1432 | W-PAC | 5.5 | 6.0 | 6.0 | 5.5 | 5.5 | 24.6 | -127.0 | 941 (mb) | 102 (kt) | 09W | CHAN-HOM | 1 | MT


Link
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444. weathermanwannabe
3:39 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Chan-Homs eye was wider this morning; it is contracting and intensifying:

WDPN31 PGTW 091500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/PROGNOSTIC REASONING FOR TYPHOON 09W (CHAN-HOM) WARNING NR 37//
RMKS/
1. FOR METEOROLOGISTS.
2. 6 HOUR SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS.
TYPHOON (TY) 09W (CHAN-HOM), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 138 NM SOUTH OF
KADENA AB, HAS TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS OVER THE PAST
SIX HOURS. AS DEPICTED IN IR SATELLITE IMAGERY AND MICROWAVE
IMAGERY, TY 09W REMAINS A LARGE SYSTEM WITH A RADIUS OF
APPROXIMATELY 240 NM, THEREFORE, GALE-FORCE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH
THE SYSTEM'S TIGHT OUTER GRADIENT CURRENTLY EXTEND NORTH OF OKINAWA
WITH STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTENDING OVER OKINAWA. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
FROM KADENA AB INDICATE PEAK SUSTAINED WINDS, THUS FAR, OF 51 KNOTS
AT 091322Z WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 66 KNOTS. A 091056Z SSMIS IMAGE
REVEALS IMPROVED CONVECTIVE STRUCTURE WITH MULTIPLE SPIRAL BANDS
WRAPPING INTO AN INTENSE, SYMMETRIC EYEWALL. ANIMATED IR IMAGERY
DEPICTS A 10- TO 15-NM ROUND EYE, WHICH HAS CONTRACTED OVER THE PAST
SIX HOURS.
THEREFORE, THERE IS GOOD CONFIDENCE IN THE CURRENT
POSITION. IR IMAGERY INDICATES A SLIGHT WOBBLE, HOWEVER, THE SYSTEM
HAS MAINTAINED A STEADY NORTHWESTWARD TRACK. THE CURRENT INTENSITY
IS ASSESSED AT 100 KNOTS BASED ON CURRENT INTENSITY ESTIMATES OF
T5.5 (102 KNOTS) FROM BOTH PGTW AND RJTD. UPPER-LEVEL ANALYSIS
INDICATES LOW TO MODERATE (10 TO 20) VWS BEING OFFSET BY NEAR-RADIAL
OUTFLOW. TY 09W IS TRACKING ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE
DEEP-LAYERED STR TO THE NORTH.


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443. ColoradoBob1
3:33 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Fires and smoke in northern Canada

Aqua/MODIS
2015/189
07/08/2015
19:25 UTC

Link
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442. BahaHurican
3:33 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Notwithstanding all the hype, everyone here should know that nothing much is going to happen before August, per climatology. Late August is the likely time period for things to get going. Also not shocking to think that most if not all systems will be named closer to the Americas than to Africa. I still expect we'll have a few decent storms, too.
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440. tlawson48
3:31 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
As long as The Weather Channel continues to produce television that is only geared towards the number of people that watch, not the depth or intelligence of the programming, I for one will not be watching it. I understand that my demographic is next to impossible to get to watch live television. I fall into the - despise commercials, hate talking heads, would much rather read something that is both excruciatingly detailed and ridiculously long - category. My single largest chunk of media consumption is probably reading weather blogs and weather forecasts and then reading the long scientific papers that go along with them. So unless my appetite for television changes as I get older, there is probably no way that ANY major media outlet will ever be able to capture my attention.
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439. whitewabit
3:29 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
AT 090000Z, TYPHOON 10W (LINFA) WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.6N
116.8E, APPROXIMATELY 145 NM EAST OF HONG KONG, AND HAD TRACKED
WESTWARD AT 08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
SURFACE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 65 KNOTS GUSTING TO 80 KNOTS.

AT 090000Z, TYPHOON 11W (NANGKA) WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.0N
146.9E, APPROXIMATELY 125 NM NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SAIPAN, AND HAD
TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 125 KNOTS GUSTING
TO 150 KNOTS.
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438. islander101010
3:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
i recently read n korea has been going through a long term drought. that will change
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437. whitewabit
3:27 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
A. TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY:
(1) AT 090000Z, TYPHOON 09W (CHAN-HOM) WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.5N
129.7E, APPROXIMATELY 261 NM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KADENA AB, AND HAD
TRACKED NORTHWESTWARD AT 12 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 90 KNOTS GUSTING TO 110
KNOTS.
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436. tampabaymatt
3:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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435. islander101010
3:25 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
navgem now has the upcoming atlantic system
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434. weathermanwannabe
3:24 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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433. whitewabit
3:23 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
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432. weathermanwannabe
3:23 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Here is the wv loop and you can see the trof, into which the soon to be remnants of Linfa are starting to stream into, that will turn Chan-Hom to the North a few hundred miles inland from the coast:

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431. islander101010
3:20 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
chan horn is a heavy storm wont see many on earth like it. hopefully chan horn wont stall after landfall
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430. Kenfa03
3:20 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 401. ClimateChange:

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-global-skeptics-cite- p ersonal-weather.html#jCp

Wow, 42% of Republicans do not believe global warming exists. Certainly not a party full of big brains, that's for sure.

I, being republican, am offended by this statement.
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429. Climate175
3:18 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 352. JRRP:

ECMWF

People always seem to write off Hurricane Season annually over a period of quietness. The tropics will have more tropical activity between now and Nov 30th.
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428. Huracan94
3:15 PM GMT on July 09, 2015


Going RI...there's no way Chan-Hom is anything less than a Category 4 now.
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427. Patrap
3:13 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Weather Channel wants to attract Weather Underground fans with new show

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426. StormTrackerScott
3:07 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
A solid sign of where we are headed across the Southern US this Fall/Winter. Mid July already so Fall is fast approaching. 7 weeks or so to Labor Day. It will be here before you know it.

Michael Ventrice ‏@MJVentrice 14m14 minutes ago Cambridge, MA
Extremely rare -4 sigma upper-level trough o/the Southwest accelerating the sub-tropical jetstream 80kt above average
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425. wartsttocs
3:06 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Typhoon Chan-hom should be the top story everywhere. There is some serious potential for devastating impacts to an enormous amount of people. A well-timed eye-wall replacement cycle and/or massive weakening of the system is the only way I see this not being a disaster of historic proportions. It is the sheer number of people affected and not necessarily strength of the storm that will make this a likely reality.
I won't be able to be as glued to the computer as a I want to be the next few days, but I will make time running the risk of being considered a little rude by my family.
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424. Tazmanian
3:06 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 420. HurricaneAndre:

2015 Hurricane Season ends July 31st? I don't remember it saying that at all.


i think you made that one up
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423. Patrap
3:04 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Unlike the channel's slick studio look seen through most of the day, the Weather Underground proceedings will take place in a casual clubhouse atmosphere with a few bar stools, easy chairs and memorabilia.


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422. Tazmanian
3:04 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 415. HurricaneAndre:

WAKE UP ATLANTIC, YOU'VE BEEN SLEEP FOR 3 YEARS.


STOP ALL READY ITS NOT GOING TOO HAPPEN ANY TIME SOON
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421. whitewabit
3:02 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 412. stoormfury:

ADMIN , I noticed that Steve Gregory is no more on the list of feature bloggers? Is it he has taken the exit route like 456?


His blog that he wrote July 6th He hasn't gone anywhere ..
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420. HurricaneAndre
3:00 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
2015 Hurricane Season ends July 31st? I don't remember it saying that at all.
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419. Misanthroptimist
2:59 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 410. ricderr:

The Weather Channel's president, David Clark, told The Times that the Weather Underground program would depart from standard coverage, providing meteorological news and discussion that "will be done in a fun, fast-moving, youthful kind of way." Unlike the channel's slick studio look seen through most of the day, the Weather Underground proceedings will take place in a casual clubhouse atmosphere with a few bar stools, easy chairs and memorabilia.

Anybody else think that the embarrassment potential for this is rather high? It could be okay, though. I'm just skeptical when suits say something about a show/event/whatever being "fun, fast-moving, youthful."

Also, isn't there a fair share of middle-aged and...um, advanced middle aged people around here?

{Edited to add the rather important word "potential".}
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418. Xandra
2:58 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Atmospheric CO2 for June 2015

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417. BahaHurican
2:57 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 411. Barefootontherocks:

The cut and paste link you posted is bad, but Duck Duck found the article for me. This LInk should work.

Find a couple interesting things there:

"The survey continues to find evidence that views on global warming and perceptions of weather are closely connected. Those who think global warming is occurring increasingly attribute their position to the effects of severe droughts and extreme weather in areas of the United States, while those who do not believe global warming is happening are also increasingly citing personal observation of weather as the primary factor for their position."

My oh my. How cleverly you've picked the pieces of this article to put in your comment here. The article's "headline" also cites skeptics for using weather as an excuse not to "believe," when the actual survey showed global warming "believers" also cite current weather as the basis for their views.

"Majorities of Democrats (76 percent) and Independents (60 percent) believe there is evidence of global warming while Republicans remain divided with 45 percent who agree that global warming is occurring and 42 percent who do not think it exists."

Hmmm. More Republicans (perhaps, see margin of error for the poll*) see the globe warming than don't, yet your clever political-picking comment neglected to mention this.

The information you posted is unbalanced.

(The random telephone survey of 751 American adults was conducted April 8-30. The survey had a *margin of error of 3.5 percent.)


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-global-skeptics-cite- personal-weather.html#jCp
The other interesting thing is that they don't show that th percentage has DROPPED to 42% ... showing that the trend is working on both groups.

The reality is that by nature humans tend to want firsthand proof.
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416. Patrap
2:57 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
410. ricderr
9:49 AM CDT on July 09, 2015
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415. HurricaneAndre
2:56 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
WAKE UP ATLANTIC, YOU'VE BEEN SLEEP FOR 3 YEARS.
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414. wartsttocs
2:55 PM GMT on July 09, 2015
Quoting 401. ClimateChange:

http://phys.org/news/2015-07-global-skeptics-cite- p ersonal-weather.html#jCp

Wow, 42% of Republicans do not believe global warming exists. Certainly not a party full of big brains, that's for sure.


I think if a Republican gets elected to the presidency he/she will sing a different tune rather quickly. Reality will overwhelmingly consume belief for someone with so much responsibility. Maybe it is easy to be some crank Senator or Congressperson, but a sitting President I don't think so.
Dr. Rood recently asked if we are entering a period of rapid climate change. A strong El-Nino could make that answer be Yes. Conditions on the ground would be impossible to ignore.
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