Did Obama Turn The Thermostat Down Too Far?

In his State of The Dis-union address, President Obama promised to cool down the country.  It looks like King Canut may have over-adjusted the thermostat, with 82% of the US below normal temperatures this year.

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29 Responses to Did Obama Turn The Thermostat Down Too Far?

  1. gator69 says:

    I didn’t know Maine had an active volcano.

    • There is that damned red spot again! What is going on up there? Heavy localized CO2 emissions? Hansen moved there for retirement?

      • It all depends on what time frame they used for the “reference period”.

        It also matters that the thermometer in Maine appears to be at the Bangor “international” Airport.

        According to their website, “…It is the closest US Port of Entry from Europe and provides 24 hour Customs and Immigration services…” and “…provide[s] daily, non-stop service to Detroit, LaGuardia, Philadelphia, and Washington DC’s National Reagon [sic]…”

  2. Scott says:

    I swear I can see the UHI from Houston and San Antonio. But San Antonio’s UHI appears to be west of the city…and the warm area north of San Antonio is too far south for Dallas…

    -Scott

  3. phodges says:

    Uploaded on May 8, 2013

    Thursday 10:00 AM, National Press Club, Washington, DC:

    Navy SEAL Team VI Families to reveal governments culpability in death of their sons in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan following the successful raid on bin Laden’s compound.

  4. mwhite says:

    OT

    “Green Venture Capital Firm Flails As Investments Go Bust”

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/05/09/green-venture-capital-firm-flails-as-investments-go-bust/

    “The venture capital firm behind some of the most prominent recent green tech flops, led by major Dem donors and advised by Al Gore, is in big trouble as the green bubble bursts and one highly touted green investment after another goes belly up”

  5. First he fixed sea level rise, then some jerk went and turned the knob the other way again. Now he’s fixed the temperature and the drought, and probably even went a little too far, though I’m sure he had his reasons. He is definitely baking the snot out of that little spot in Maine. That must be really close to Kennebunkport. If we can just keep the knuckle draggers from wrecking the President’s fine work again, we won’t need to keep on funding this costly War on Weather that we all brought upon ourselves.

  6. PhilJourdan says:

    Rush Limbaugh just mentioned your 3 degrees of cooling.

  7. JayTee says:

    It makes a difference which period you look over. Below are links to the last year, since October, the last month and the last week. The smaller the period, the more noisey the variability.

    http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_daterange&daterange=Last12m
    http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_daterange&daterange=Water
    http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_daterange&daterange=Year
    http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_daterange&daterange=Month

    Also, one should remember that the contiguous US represents less than 2% of the total surface area of the planet and less than 7% of the total land area. Therefore, the departure from normal for this small area is often not representative of the global mean.

    • Last year, DC and Chicago represented the whole earth.

      • JayTee says:

        I somewhat agree with you there.. 😉 Whatever happens in DC (or the other big metro areas like NYC, Boston, Atlanta, LA, etc) get far more press than the rest of the country or world. It is important to remember that news (and climate) occur globally.

  8. JayTee says:

    And it depends on which multiple month period you look at. Here is the departure from normal for Dec 2012 through February 2013 (three months) showing a warm winter in the east and a cool one in the mountainous west.

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/us_3-month_tanom.shtml

    The departure from normal for the full year 2012:

    http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/us_12-month_tanom.shtml

  9. Pathway says:

    Steven Goddard just introduced to 23 million Americans on El Rushbo

  10. Glacierman says:

    Either that or I read Pathway’s post. Need to get those reading glasses ASAP.

  11. Andy Oz says:

    Skeeter can’t claim credit for cooling the US. Vegemite Julia introduced the Carbon Tax that cooled the entire world down in 12 months!! Her ex lives in Maine. That’s why she hasn’t cooled that state down. 😀

    • miked1947 says:

      Skeeter promised cooling and he promised to fix the climate! Vegemite Julia needs to wait her turn to perform miracles!!!! Well! OK! She can perform Miracles Down Under! 😉 Skeeter only knows about that land when the two of them are playing Grabsies!

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