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Climate Change? Nahhh ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member


    Fueled by near-record warm ocean water and favorable atmospheric conditions, Hurricane Patricia has become the strongest hurricane ever measured — period — with maximum sustained winds at an astonishing 200 miles per hour.

    The storm will make landfall later Friday in a populated part of Mexico's Pacific coast, potentially wiping out tourist resorts and anything else in its path between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. The storm may strengthen or weaken some before it strikes land, but it is likely to still be a Category 5 storm at landfall, which could bring a catastrophic combination of storm surge flooding, high winds and flooding rains.

    Hurricane Patricia, strongest hurricane ever seen, heads toward Mexico
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    But it is cold in New York.
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Only liberals get to use one weather event as evidence of their position.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Interesting paragraph/quote in the linked article:

    So there you have it ... the climate-change deniers have infiltrated the hallowed halls of academia. What other explanation could there be?
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Bring back the agrarian economy!
  7. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I need to do a bit of the google and see how much money the Koch bros. give to MIT.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Nobody at MIT gets koch
    cyclingwriter2 and Vombatus like this.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I have fairly extensive ties to a similar institution (Ga. Tech). Both my dissertation chair (a she) and, later, a woman whose dissertation I chaired were undergrad alums from there. And each frequently joked that, as re: dating prospects, at Ga. Tech women encounter a situation in which "the odds are good but the goods are odd."
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  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's stunning how the frequency of mega-storms has increased since Katrina due to global warming.
    Mr. Sunshine and Dick Whitman like this.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I bet this storm is strong enough to roar through Mexico, travel north across the border and stay together long enough to break the drought in California. Thus once again proving that Mexican storms are just doing the jobs that American storms don't want to do.
  12. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    That's an old joke at all science and technology heavy universities. And still funny.
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