I am not a climate change scientist, but I have come to understand that I am a climate change victim. Our daughter took the lead investigating destructive lightning in Maine. She found that the NASA Goddard Institute estimates a 5-6% change in global lightning frequencies for every 1 degree Celsius global warming. The Earth has already warmed .8 degrees Celsius since 1802 and is expected to warm another 1.1-6.4 degrees by the end of the century. Maine’s temperatures rose 1.9 degrees Celsius in the last century and another 2.24 degree rise is projected by 2104.
Complete BS. Temperatures in Maine haven’t warmed at all, and 1913 was by far the hottest year in Maine history.
I learned from our insurance company that while the typical thunderstorm produces around 100 lightning strikes, there were 217 strikes around our house that night.
Amazing. She is a distinguished professor at Harvard and doesn’t know anything about statistics or normal distributions.
I was shocked to discover that when it comes to increased lightning frequency and destructiveness, a NASA study concluded that eastern areas of North America like Maine are especially vulnerable. Scientists confirm a 10% increase in the incidence of extreme weather events in our region since 1949.
More like a 100% increase in extreme stupidity events. All weather is local, and Maine hasn’t warmed at all. Lightning happens.
16 Jun 1942 – BASEBALL STAR’S SON KILLED BY LIGHTNING NEW YORK…
Let’s see if they censor my comment….
lol, careful Dave, you’ll end up like me!!! Banned! Facts are not to be presented at HuffPo.
Wow.. they published my comment, and Steve’s. I’m flummoxed
That Neapolitan dude is seriously clueless.
They published mine too…. then sent me a threatening email saying if I kept telling them things they didn’t want to hear, they would close my AOL email account. I have email accounts at several places now, but have had that one for about 20 years, since the early days of AOL.
Ms. Zuboff is playing the clmate change victim card (the race card of climate) as she feels that those that disagree with her are responsible for her lightning attack. She is really a victim of ignorance. The NOAA data actually shows a decrease in casualty rates and damage rates in Maine with increasing CO2 over time.
Instead of looking at real data she relied on a study from 1993 that was based on a model of future projections of lightning strikes and took that to mean lightning was increasing because of global warming. There are psychologists who work with children that have been traumatized by the end of days scare mongering of climate alarmists. Maybe they would be willing to work with Ms. Zuboff.
A “…climate change victim” ?
That reeks of rent seeking, leechery. Now that she is a victim, who will make her whole?
Yep, they are Climate Change Scientist, altering all the facts and figures, events and every issue.
Average is the new normal.
She is a “victim” of global warming due to “increasing lightning”?
My god, what is wrong with people?
Steven whose the nutsack that took control of your .com site? Who ever it is, Is still at it! but I’m sure you know that.
Peter Ellis posted a good comment over there. I suggest that you do the same, if you are so inclined.
Well, as to her skills, does she not understand insurance companies benefit when they convince people there are increased risks?
She certainly hasn’t contemplated how NASA knows her lightening strikes have increased by 10%.
Charles Edward Wilson Professor, Harvard Business School
Wonder if this company is run by a relative…
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Lol, what do you know…. in the insurance biz….
Has this woman ever heard of a LIGHTING ROD. They are cheap and easy to install. This just shows that a degree does not mean you are smart!!!
So lightning strikes killed the dinosaurs, not a big stone from space.That’s why they grew big, to be an easy target.
May 3, 2012 at 3:27 am
Ms. Zuboff is playing the clmate change victim card (the race card of climate) as she feels that those that disagree with her are responsible for her lightning attack. ”
Same goes for for the likes of that Alarmist Bill McKibben. He contracts Dengue Fever while in Bangladesh and blames it on the ‘evils’ of CO2 causing AGW/CC!!
FORWARD a campaign slogan we can all understand.
I was reminded that Nixon used FORWARD too. Well how nice that Obama has so much in common with Nixon and yet he never mentions Nixon in his speeches. For those too young to remember, it was Nixon who began relations with China with the hope of getting communists to be more like Americans and today we have is Obama, following in Nixons footsteps, also trying to improve relations with China by trying to get Americans to be more like communists. 🙂
This is not really a strong advert for going to Harvard Business School to learn critical thinking skills is it?
Agreed Will. Reminds me of this passage from the bar scene in Good Will Hunting:
Will: See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you’re gonna start doin’ some thinkin’ on your own and you’re going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don’t do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a fuckin’ education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!
We get more lightning in Florida than any other state, yet people keep moving here. More lightning does not necessarily equate to an increased death rate by population:
She is a complete and utter moron. ‘Nuff said.
If there ever was an example of herd mentality/group think/crowd wisdom/mob rule……..she epitomizes it. Lemmings off the cliff indeed.
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HOW much is it a year at Harvard?
Playing the victim seems to be the only thing liberals do.
As above, the science training is sorely lacking. And I just love how the temp increase is projected to an accuracy of 3 significant digits (if anything, the 1.9 should be carried to 3 sig digits due to the number starting with a “1”).
They can’t even get their misinformation correct.
She’s got the complete set of modern progressive business skills. She’s laying the groundwork for a class action suit.
A little warming wouldn’t hurt Maine, especially in Janaury and February. It seems amusing when people from God awful cold places whine about a little imaginary warming.
She is a victim of her own stupidity, sounds like she should have had a lightning rod attached to her house and this incident could have been avoided.