One, long unbroken string of weather records--what do they tell us?

One, long unbroken string of weather records--what do they tell us?

Summary: For over 41,000 days running, daily weather stats and observations of the natural cycles have been made at exactly the same place in New Paltz, New York. And this remarkable record is giving hints of how climate has changed in this one spot since 1896.

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For over 41,000 days running, daily weather stats and observations of the natural cycles have been made at exactly the same place in New Paltz, New York. And this remarkable record is giving hints of how climate has changed in this one spot since 1896. These records are almost unique because only the weathe rhas changed. No nearby construction or habitat changes and weather station has never been moved to an airport nearby.

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  • Still it is insufficient evidence

    At least for the hard line Republicans it is.
    Jim Blaine - Bellingham WA.
  • RE: One, long unbroken string of weather records--what do they tell us?

    that you have no brain,
    SO!
    get a real honest job
    Monosdeja
  • Over a hundred years of data? Wow, that's like...

    Standing in your front yard for one minute between 0742 and 0743 while smoking a cigarette and extrapolating the next year's weather forecast from your observations during that time.

    Oh my gosh! I'm smoking a cigarette and temperature climbed 1/250'th of a degree Fahrenheit. The cigarette is the cause. That lightening of the sky due to the immense ball of furiously fusing hydrogen peeking over the horizon is purely coincidental. Quick!!! Let's implement a cap and trade system on cigarette emissions.
    Letophoro
    • Wow another climate scientist!

      What you're not? So tell someone who cares about your strange fantasies.
      tonymcs@...
  • RE: One, long unbroken string of weather records--what do they tell us?

    Well I lived near New Paltz for 3yrs and I can tell you lots of the buildings there are less than 100 years old, so there have been changes there.
    mrlinux
  • Wow, such Vitriol

    Why the ridicule and slam of the author for presenting a story about the weather? Things are changing climate wise (natural, man made, whatever). When growing up in snow country in Canada, for years, snowmobiles were a standard mode of transportation and fun. There was nowhere you couldn't go. Over time it has changed where if some trails get enough snow to open, it is a good year. From the time I was 8, I remember, every year, 10 foot plus of snow.

    Today, snow covered grass continuous is rare in the winter. For whatever reason, it just doesn't snow like it used to. So, slam me because I haven't been alive for 3,000 years measuring every day, or whatever reason you choose.

    Like I said, maybe this is part of the natural eb and flow, change that never stops (with maybe some component added by man), but think back to the way it used to be and tell me you don't see or remember any changes.

    TripleII
    TripleII-21189418044173169409978279405827
    • I agree with the weather changes....

      The world has went through several Ice Ages without man and his machines, also there were fossilized palm leaves found in the Arctic so at one time it was a tropical climate(When man was not present). I know we maybe adding to the global warming, I am just not sure how much is mother nature adding.

      My concerns with the story here is that I know the area and it has changed since 1896
      mrlinux
      • Cooler heads prevail, lol.

        I was thinking the other posters though. The cigarette one comes to mind.

        TripleII
        TripleII-21189418044173169409978279405827
        • Not vitriol there.

          It's sarcasm.

          I was simply pointing out that observing a temperature increase and some other phenomenon does not imply a correlation between the two. Nor does a century of observation equate to a long term when attempting to describe global weather patterns.
          Letophoro
  • What do they tell us?

    They tell us the climate is changing. Do they tell us WHY the climate is changing? No.

    Carl Rapson
    rapson
  • No. No, No

    The scientists must be wrong, because I don't like the news. And anyway the weather on Saturn shows global warming doesn't exist and cigarettes don't cause cancer and the earth is flat and common sense tells us the sun rotates around the earth and I need to take my medication.

    It's amazing how people wil take the word of their doctor, dentist, even their mechanic, but for some reason, the word of seriously qualified climate scientists backed by decades of research must be a conspiracy.

    Climate change is here - deal with it.
    tonymcs@...
    • re: No no no

      that's just it - climate change has always been here. The real
      question is <i>Why?</i>

      It's very easy to blame humans for everything that's wrong
      because our track record is pretty dismal. However, climate
      change is one of those difficult subjects because of all the factors
      involved. Add to that the sometimes confusing and contradictory
      viewpoints of the so-called experts and we've got a real head
      scratcher. Furthermore, was it not the "experts" and well-
      respected PhD's in the 70's who were saying that the burning of
      fossil fuels was going to lead to another ice age?

      My take on the matter is a bit more pragmatic. My concern with
      petroleum-based fuels is pollution, not GW. I think that clean
      energy (sun/water/wind) is a better long term choice for both
      environmental and economic reasons. (pollution leads to health
      problems and therefore to higher healthcare costs) Perhaps
      Pickens is on to something. We'll see soon enough.

      -MC
      Mercutio_Viz
    • Second opinions.

      "It's amazing how people wil take the word of their doctor, dentist, even their mechanic, but for some reason, the word of seriously qualified climate scientists backed by decades of research must be a conspiracy."

      It's not the scientists that support the man-made global warming hypothesis that bother me. It's people like you that ignore thousands of other equally seriously qualified climate scientists that don't support the man-made global warming hypothesis and just blindly believe in the infallibility of the first group.


      "Climate change is here - deal with it."

      I am. I've put extra insulation in my home and bought a pellet stove to deal with the colder winters we've been having recently.
      Letophoro
    • Climate Change as Doomsday is Propaganda

      Give Me a Break: Global Warming
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHCJ-UhZFT4

      Unstoppable Solar Cycles
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl4Pz1mwBao
      Poptech
  • Weather records--what do they tell us?

    What was the weather like 410,000 days ago, or even 4,100,000 days ago. Considering that the earth has been in operation for about 1.46 X 10 to the 12th power days, maybe the 41,000 days is not a good standard for measurement against!!!! 112 years out of 4 billion years is not a significantly large portion. There have been hotter periods and cooler periods, and no matter what we do this will continue long after we leave and the dinosaurs come back home again!!!!!
    rgeiken@...
  • RE: One, long unbroken string of weather records--what do they tell us?

    Why is everyone blaming the OZONE layer?

    Didn't our planet go through heat and ice age long before man was on the planet?
    alansegal1@...