At times like this, mammals must stick together. Now, if only I can get the wildlife to shovel the two feet of snow on my driveway.
It is still snowing in McLean and I just went out and measured just short of the two-foot mark. I have no choice but to return to the house and continue my campaign to overcome my boys in their dominance of the Wii.
100 thoughts on “Mammals Join Together During the Snowpocalypse”
IPCC = International Panel of Climate Crooks
IPCC bases claim of 1.3 billion agricultural workers on news article,then changes the title.
It is now clear that the IPCC has made several factual errors in their Fourth Assessment Report. The Himalayan glaciers will not melt by 2035, and more than half of the Netherlands are not below sea level. I may have found another error. If it is not an error, it is certainly some very sloppy work.
In AR4, WGIII, section 8.4.5 Potential implications of mitigation options for sustainable development:
“Agriculture contributes 4% of global GDP (World Bank, 2003) and provides employment to 1.3 billion people (Dean, 2000).”
That is a fairly specific number, 1.3 billion. What census, survey, or study did they cite that came up with this number? Dean, 2000 is referenced as:
Dean, T., 2000: Development: agriculture workers too poor to buy food. UN IPS, New York, 36 pp.
The UN IPS is the United Nations Inter Press Service. They cited a news article. This article was difficult to find, but I did get it.
Interestingly enough, the actual title of the article is different than the IPCC’s reference. The title is “Agriculture Workers Too Poor to Buy Food, Say Unions”. Here it is also referenced with the ‘say unions’ ending. But the IPCC’s reference drops the ‘say unions’ from the end. If you search for this article on IPS’ site, you get to see a link to the article with the title. It includes ‘say unions’. Is this an intentional omission of a reference to unions, or just sloppy work? Here is the article, see for yourself:
A United Nations report wrongly claimed that more than half of the Netherlands is currently below sea level.
In fact, just 20 percent of the country consists of polders that are pumped dry, and which are at risk of flooding if global warming causes rising sea levels. Dutch Environment Minister Jacqueline Cramer has ordered a thorough investigation into the quality of the climate reports which she uses to base her policies on.
Climate-sceptic MPs were quick to react. Conservative MP Helma Neppérus and Richard de Mos from the right-wing Freedom Party want the minister to explain to parliament how these figures were used to decide on national climate policy. “This may invalidate all claims that the last decades were the hottest ever,” Mr De Mos said.
I’ve done my best not to turn this into a global warming hoax thread but here’s the latest blunder from the very well respected, everything is peer reviewed, Nobel winning prize for excellence UNIPCC.
Top British scientist says UN panel is losing credibility
A LEADING British government scientist has warned the United Nations’ climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility.
Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, was speaking after more potential inaccuracies emerged in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report on global warming.
The most important is a claim that global warming could cut rain-fed north African crop production by up to 50% by 2020, a remarkably short time for such a dramatic change. The claim has been quoted in speeches by Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, and by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general.
This weekend Professor Chris Field, the new lead author of the IPCC’s climate impacts team, told The Sunday Times that he could find nothing in the report to support the claim. The revelation follows the IPCC’s retraction of a claim that the Himalayan glaciers might all melt by 2035.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…CORRECTED REAGAN NATIONAL INFO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1030 PM EST SAT FEB 06 2010
…PRELIMINARY SUMMARY OF TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALLS EXCEEDED IN
THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON AREA…
THE 32.4 INCH TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL RECORDED TODAY AT DULLES
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EXCEEDS THE PREVIOUS TWO-DAY STORM RECORD OF
23.2 INCHES ON 7-8 JANUARY 1996.
THE 24.8 INCH TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL ESTIMATED TODAY AT
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT EXCEEDS
THE PREVIOUS TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL RECORD OF 24.4 INCHES FOR
BWI AIRPORT FROM 16-17 FEBRUARY 2003. THIS WOULD ALSO BE THE 2ND
HIGHEST TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL ALL-TIME SNOWFALL FOR BALTIMORE RECORDS
WHICH DATE BACK TO 1871…BEING SECOND ONLY TO THE 26.3 INCHES WHICH
FELL 27-28 JANUARY 1922.
THE 17.8 INCH TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL RECORDED TODAY AT RONALD
REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT IS THE SECOND HIGHEST TWO-DAY
STORM TOTAL RECORD…SECOND ONLY TO THE 18.7 INCHES FOR NATIONAL
AIRPORT FROM 18-19 FEBRUARY 1979. THIS WOULD ALSO BE THE 4TH
HIGHEST TWO-DAY STORM TOTAL ALL-TIME SNOWFALL FOR WASHINGTON RECORDS
WHICH DATE BACK TO 1871…BEHIND ONLY THE 27-28 JANUARY 1922
KNICKERBOCKER STORM WITH 26.0 INCHES…THE 12-13 FEBRUARY 1899 STORM
WHICH PRODUCED 19.0 INCHES…AND THE 18.7 INCHES WHICH FELL 18-19
AS WITH ANY MAJOR CLIMATE RECORD ACHIEVEMENT…THESE PRELIMINARY
RECORDS WILL BE QUALITY CONTROLLED BY NOAA’S NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS.
No REO Speedwagon???
The real girl that performs the song (Julie Murphy Wells) ain’t too bad on the eyes either. The band is one of my favorites too.
Of course the ol sayin is age is mind over matter, if you don’t mind then I guess it don’t matter.
FFLEO that gal is young enough to be your grand daughter
Duck and cover was a feel good fiction.
They should have been teaching – put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye.
Duh, I might have to rethink your contributions here.
That was a neat song and the gal wern’t too hard on the ol’ eyes neither.
That was cute. That is on Traverse Bay, if memory serves me correctly the west side looking east to mission point. There is a beautiful light house there.
Here’s a song by Eddie from Ohio. Isn’t somebody here from Virginia?
It’s not exactly “on topic”, but it’s a pretty good feel good song.
Good to see you back in these ‘sheer parts.
Timing is everything. lol
Regarding the aforementioned blonde,this is what happens when she does not follow her dad’s advice about following the snow plow…
Elaine M., said “Now we just have to take our shoes and jackets off at the airports and get full body scans.”
I always thought the shoe thing was pretty stupid. I thought about asking if they had ever thought that the same material could be used to fabricate a belt, but I feared that too many middle-aged men no longer had the butt to keep the pants up without a belt, and that too many may be going “commando”. 🙂
I really think the liquid thing is stupid. They don’t make people remove their hats. I could just imagine a group of middle-eastern men in the airport bathroom laughing as they remove the explosives from under their turbans. Stupid Americans!
For you snowed-under shut-ins, a litte snow humor always helps:
I have always wondered why snow is white:
“How is snow white? Pretty good, according to the seven dwarfs.”
For the resadint schoolmarm here:
Q: What time is it when little white flakes fall past the classroom window?
A: Snow and Tell.
“It was so cold . . .the politicians had their hands in their OWN pockets!”
“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get *eight* cats to pull a sled through snow.”
And for us guys, we juss gotta’ have a blonde joke:
“A blonde driving a car became lost in a snowstorm. She didn’t panic however, because she remembered what her dad had once told her. “If you ever get stuck in a snowstorm, just wait for a snow plow to come by and follow it. Sure enough, pretty soon a snow plow came by, and she started to follow it. She followed the plow for about forty-five minutes. Finally the driver of the truck got out and asked her what she was doing. And she explained that her dad had told her if she ever got stuck in a snow storm, to follow a plow. The driver nodded and said, “Well, I’m done with the Wal-Mart parking lot, do you want to follow me over to K-Mart now?”
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