Friday, May 16, 2014

Climate change.

I wanted to get the Bimmer back on the road in time for convertible season. Instead, I find myself glad I got the Bimmer back on the road because it has seat heaters, which I don't think I've ever needed in the middle of May before.

I hear they had frost advisories not far north of Chicago last night.
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23 comments:

Robb Allen said...

It was nippy here in FL this morning.

og said...

it's snowing here now.

Obummer said...

I...I...I think to fight climate change, if we raise taxes, regulate industry through the EPA to extinction, and..and deny all fossil fuels to the American people you will again enjoy your cruzin wit the Beemer! Your friend, Barack.

Paul said...

Had seat heaters in a car once. ran them a couple of times and had I not had flash backs on branding I might have liked them.

It is strange, this global warming thing.

Mike Gallo said...

So you had to wear pants, then?

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Chicago, but I live in the Kansas City metro, and we had frost warnings last night.

I don't want to hear any more crap about anthropogenic global warming, guys.

--Wes S.

Windy Wilson said...

It is unseasonably warm here in Sunny So Cal, and doubtless my Bro will be speaking of The Dreaded Scourge of Global Warming, since May is usually sunny and warm compared to June, but not this much.

Kevin R.C. O'Brien said...

Frost in Chicago ... is that the same thing as "Hell freezing over?"

Robert Fowler said...

We had some frost in the NW corner this morning. I'm glad my garden is on hold (broken tiller). It was 36 degrees here.

armedlaughing said...

It's gonna be 102 here, today, and similar through the weekend!

gfa

Stranger said...

46F a few miles from Mississippi's Gulf coast; snow in the Chicago suburbs.

The Gore Climate Minimum is tracking with the Dalton and Maunder Minimums; hopefully it will not track with the Younger Dryas.

Stranger

Ray Conrad said...

Butbutbut... Global Warming err... Climate Change err... Climate Chaos causes erratic highs and lows. As well as migraine headaches, incontinence, male pattern baldness, and cough due to cold.

Adrian K said...

Thank you for sending the warmth over to the Pacific Northwest this past week. It's quite nice being able to ride the motorcycles in sunny mid-70s instead of our usual May dreary drizzle.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Winter is coming.

Jim said...

Question for Robert Fowler...

How're you gonna steer your garden, with a broken tiller?

Now, 'scuse me while I get in my Septic Tank and go on the attack. Some moms out there are demaning action, and I intend to oblige 'em.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Kristophr said...

Global Warming!

Anonymous said...


• First, Global Warming is bollocks. The Navier Stokes differential equations describe fluid flow with changes in temperature and density. They are nonlinear, chaotic, with sensitive dependence on initial conditions. That means no set of finite records of past data states or measurements can be sufficient to predict distant future states. This has been known since Edward Lorenz's 1963 paper "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow". Anyone who attempts to predict distant future temperature states from past temperature records is either incompetent or a fraud.

Anonymous said...

• First, Global Warming is bollocks. The Navier Stokes differential equations describe fluid flow with changes in temperature and density. They are nonlinear, chaotic, with sensitive dependence on initial conditions. That means no set of finite records of past data states or measurements can be sufficient to predict distant future states. This has been known since Edward Lorenz's 1963 paper "Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow". Anyone who attempts to predict distant future temperature states from past temperature records is either incompetent or a fraud.

Matthew said...

The pistol bayonet folks need to come out with an obsidian blade option, just in case.

NotClauswitz said...

I got my old BMW out on the road before it gets too damn hot! No seat heaters but grip-heaters for Tioga Pass and the High Country.

Kristophr said...

Anonymous: Sarcasm is not your strong suit, is it?

KM said...

Guffaw in AZ beat me to it.
The top would be up to run the a/c here. We are only moments away from hell...

KevRCO,
well played.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, it my fault. I had our air conditioning unit service for summer.

The temperature promptly fell 25 degrees.

Gerry