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Global Warming, Strange Attractors...
July 24, 2007 10:15 PM   Subscribe

Remember all that talk about the Gulf stream turning south and England entering an new Ice Age?
Well, better take a look at this one: (at the bottom)... Ok, this is the Jet stream, not the Gulf stream, but turbulence is turbulence and chaotic systems have a way of quickly migrating to new attractors, often first displaying a kind of turbulence during the transition phase. Here's a link to a .pdf that may be helpful (or not...)
I tell you - Winnipeg (Canada's Global Warming Success Story) just keeps lookin' better and better! But, hopefully, never this good...
posted by sporb (11 comments total)

 
Climate study gave birth to chaos theory - a big bad bell is ringing for all to hear...
posted by sporb at 10:17 PM on July 24, 2007


Every year brings record cold and record heat; record drought and record floods. You can find it all if you look hard enough. This summer Tasmania has been seeing record cold. I believe global warming is real, but we're not going to be seeing 5-10 degree temperature anomalies regularly when the average global increase is only a fraction of a degree every year.
posted by rolypolyman at 10:52 PM on July 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


we're not going to be seeing 5-10 degree temperature anomalies regularly when the average global increase is only a fraction of a degree every year.

Huh... isn't part of the issue that fraction of a degree is the average, and the noise that creates that average need not be anywhere near so limited in its variance?
posted by -harlequin- at 11:08 PM on July 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


This summer Tasmania has been seeing record cold.

Uh, dude, it's not summer in Tasmania in June. Just FYI.
posted by The World Famous at 11:34 PM on July 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


Winnipeg looks better and better as long as you have no memory of the Red River flooding. A local not remembering this is surprising since the Red River had a bit of a flood just last year.

I'd suggest a flood plain is not a sound option in a period of climate chaos.
posted by srboisvert at 1:50 AM on July 25, 2007


n=1
posted by athenian at 2:27 AM on July 25, 2007


Yes, Winnipeg is situated on the "drain plug" of the eastern prairies, but they're throwing money at it as fast as they can...
posted by sporb at 5:08 AM on July 25, 2007


Yeah, yeah.

So did you hear about Britney Spears? And Lindsay Lohan! Ha, ha!
posted by Drexen at 5:35 AM on July 25, 2007


but we're not going to be seeing 5-10 degree temperature anomalies regularly when the average global increase is only a fraction of a degree every year.

What do you mean by this, rolypolyman? On the surface I don't see any evidence for your claim. What is your thinking?
posted by teece at 5:44 AM on July 25, 2007


Looks like someone does not understand what "average" means...
posted by c13 at 6:40 AM on July 25, 2007


As a 'pegger, allow me to add this addendum:

It's fucking hot this week.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:45 AM on July 25, 2007


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