2010: tied with 2005 for warmest year in history

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:23 PM GMT on January 16, 2011

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The year 2010 was tied with 2005 as Earth's warmest year in history, according to separate calculations performed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures during 2010 were 1.12°F (0.62°C) above the 20th century average. Reliable global temperature records go back to 1880. NOAA reported that the Northern Hemisphere had its warmest year on record in 2010, the Southern Hemisphere its 6th warmest, land areas their 2nd warmest, and the oceans their 3rd warmest. Global satellite-measured temperatures of the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere during 2010 were virtually tied with 1998 for warmest on record, according to the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). The 1998 temperatures were 0.01°C warmer than 2010, but the difference is so small that the two years should be considered tied for first place. These measurements are very sensitive to the effect of major El Niño events that warm the waters and atmosphere over the Eastern Pacific. Thus the 1998 El Niño--the strongest such event ever recorded--set a global lower atmospheric temperature record that had been impossible to match until 2010.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for 2010. Image credit: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

Earth's warmest temperatures in 2010, relative to average, occurred in western Greenland and eastern Canada, where record-duration sea ice loss contributed to temperatures that were 9°F (5°C) above average for the year (Figure 1.) The coolest temperatures, relative to average, were in central Siberia, 5.4°F (3°C) below average. In addition to being the warmest year on record globally, it was also the wettest (Figure 4.)


Figure 2. The latest rankings by NOAA of the hottest years globally since 1880. Earth's ten hottest years have all come since 1998, and the decade of the 2000s was by far the warmest decade in the historical record. Image credit: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.


Figure 3. Global departure of temperature from average for 1880-2010, as computed by NASA.


Figure 4. Global departure of precipitation from average for 1900 - 2010. The year 2010 set a new record for wettest year in Earth's history. The difference in precipitation from average in 2010 was about 13% higher than that of the previous record wettest year, 1956. Image credit: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

A record warm year during a deep solar minimum: an unusual occurrence
The 2010 record warmth was unusual in that it occurred during a period when energy from the sun was at its lowest levels since satellite measurements began in the 1970s. The 11-year sunspot cycle causes a 0.1% variation in the amount of energy reaching the Earth. White et al. (1997) found that sea surface temperatures varied by about 0.04 - 0.07°C on time scales of 11 - 22 years due to this change in solar energy, with temperatures lagging the sunspot cycle by 1.5 - 3 years (because the ocean is slow to heat up and cool down in response.) So, although solar activity began to pick up somewhat in 2010, the 1.5 - 3 year lag in ocean temperature response meant that the record low solar activity of 2008 - 2009 was what affected global temperatures in 2010. Given that the departure of Earth's temperature from average during 2010 was 0.62°C, this difference would have been perhaps 10% greater had we been 2 - 3 years past the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. The previous global temperature record, set in 2005, occurred 3 - 5 years after the twin-peaked previous solar cycle. It is very difficult to get a record warm year during a deep solar minimum, making the 2010 record one likely to be broken later this decade as the sun begins to exert a greater warming influence on the planet.


Figure 5. During 2008 - 2009, the energy from the sun arriving at the top of Earth's atmosphere (Total Solar Irradiance, or TSI) as measured by satellites fell to its lowest value since satellite measurements began in 1978. Image credit: Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos World Radiation Center.

References
Skepticalscience.com has an in-depth discussion of Solar activity & climate: is the sun causing global warming?

Wunderground climate change blogger Dr. Ricky Rood has a comprehensive 5-part series on how the sun affects climate.

Gray, L.J., J. Beer, M. Geller, J.D. Haigh, M. Lockwood, 2010, "Solar Influences on Climate", Accepted in Rev. Geophys, 2010.

White, W.B., J. Lean, D.R. Cayan and M.D. Dettinger (1997), Response of global upper ocean temperature to changing solar irradiance, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3255-3266.

Thunderstorms hurl antimatter into space
NASA announced this week that mature thunderstorms can produce antimatter when exceptionally powerful lightning bolts occur. The antimattter beams were detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. The amount of antimatter produced is tiny, though, and probably not enough to help power a starship.

"Cap'n, we're running low on antimatter to power the warp engines. Can you fly in low over those thunderstorms to replenish our reserves? We'll use the transporters to gather the antimatter and funnel it into the antimatter containment vessel."

"OK, Scotty!"

I'll have a new post on Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA V. HELLER:
THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
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DammitJim...Another can of worms, or should I say night crawlers
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Your argument is completely invalid due to your only source of proof being a number set that holds almost no validity in a world wide sense. Your list includes reported crime rates from various countries, these are REPORTED crime rates. How likely do you think ms. US suburbs is going to report getting raped? How likely is it that ms. Mexican villager is going to report being raped? I'm not saying having fire arms decreases crime rate, as there is no evidence of that, but I'm also not saying having fire arms increases crime rates, because there is also no evidence of that.

If you want to compare our crime rates to another country, you have to use per capita and the country has to be of very similar socioeconomic structure. Otherwise the data is useless.

Quoting Neapolitan:

You'll note that I didn't specify just violent crimes(there are different reasons for the drop, one of which may shock you; just google "crime rate freakonomics"), nor did I say they hadn't dropped. I just said the U.S. is at or near the top of global crime lists. Here, I will do someone else's internet research:

--From 2000-2004, the U.S. was ranked #78 in the murder rate, meaning it's more likely you'll be murdered here than in such places as Nigeria, Iran, or Yemen.

-- The U.S. is ranked #6 in assaults per capita; one is more likely to be assaulted here than in Mexico, Colombia, or Zambia.

--The U.S. is ranked a runaway #1 for one particular type of violent crime, and #9 per capita; a person is more likely to be a victim of this crime in the U.S. than in Zimbabwe Romania, El Salvador, or Belarus.

--In general the U.S. is ranked #8 in total crimes per capita. That means an American is more likely to be the victim of a crime than someone in Russia, Venezuela, or Jamaica.

The point of all this being: if, as the gun lobby says, more guns equals less crime, we should be at or near last place in all crime categories. But we're not. There are by most estimates 270 million non-military firearms in this country, far more than there are in any of the numerous other nations with fewer crimes. People are free to read into that what they will, but to me it seems pretty obvious that having more guns doesn't necessarily make a nation more safe.

And, yes, enormous thanks to Dr. King for his courage and vision. It's amazing what great changes "radical" liberalism can bring about. If only there was more of it...
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Quoting calusakat:


Nah. I just consider the source.

If you don't want to 'Be prepared' that is your problem.

Me, I like the saying my grandfather-in-law used to tell me.

Look out for number one because then others don't have to look out for you too.



calusakat...With your statement "I just consider the source" it implies to me you know me, or know of me, or know of my posts from the past...Please give me a few references of how you can say that...Ony 3 will suffice, I'm not pushy
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Definition of paranoid..."exhibiting undue suspicion...Sorry calusakat..I hope you weren't thinking I was addressing you


Nah. I just consider the source.

If you don't want to 'Be prepared' that is your problem.

Me, I like the saying my grandfather-in-law used to tell me.

Look out for number one because then others don't have to look out for you too.


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Definition of paranoid..."exhibiting undue suspicion...Sorry calusakat..I hope you weren't thinking I was addressing you
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Very light rain here in Palm Beach county...Just enough to weaken my Long Island Iced tea that I forgot that I left by the pool...But Hey,, I can fix that
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:

My basic assertion still stands: more guns ≠ more safety.

Can of worms, Can of worms, Can of worms

I suppose. Well, nobody ever accused me of monomania (except for one of my most devoted "fans" here), so that's all out of me on that subject. For now. ;-)

The rain's been falling fast here in Naples for about an hour. No thunder yet, but that's okay; I'm just happy to have precipitation. The best part is, it's still 67. Not quite summer temps, but nicer than it could be. (In fact, the ten-day forecast shows only highs in the mid-to upper 70s and lows in the 50s. Aaahhhh...)
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:

My basic assertion still stands: more guns ≠ more safety.

Can of worms, Can of worms, Can of worms


The decision is easy for me.

If that terrible day should arrive when a group of thugs attempt a home invasion, with me and my family present, I am prepared to make sure it is the last home invasion they ever attempt.


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506. MrMixon 2:03 PM EST on January 17, 2011

calusakat,

If you intend by posting here to spread anger and resentment, you might succeed. But, if your goal is to convince others to see things as you see them, I respectfully suggest a different strategy (i.e. - drop the ad hominem attacks and present a well-reasoned argument that appeals to the sensibilities of the person(s) with whom you disagree).

Dave


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Sad that you feel the way you do.

I have had my words twisted and repurposed by techniques used by Neo, too many times to count.

Redirection is his favorite tool that he uses to distract people away from a discussion that he finds himself losing ground on.

Redirection is based upon the assunption that the reader is unable to discern the manipulation.

Your suggesting that my purpose is to foment anger and resentment tells me, either you are not a regular reader here or that you are also attempting to redirect my words.

I will choose to believe that you are not a regular here. On several occasions, in my comments, I have expressed to fellow bloggers that his techniques are a waste of time. I then proceeded to explain why redirection and his other techniques are a sham.

And we haven't even begun to discuss his open ridicule of those who disagree with him.

Hope this helps you to better understand that my comments are for fellow bloggers to decide if redirection is really the right way to participate.

At the very least, I am giving him a taste of his own medicine.



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My basic assertion still stands: more guns ≠ more safety.

Can of worms, Can of worms, Can of worms
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510. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting yesterway:
Greetings all,

Would someone be kind enough to inform me what weather map(s) are best for watching "short waves" moving in from the Gulf? The Jax office AFD's often make reference to short waves as shown in the excerpt below;

WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR INSTABILITY
THIS AFTN FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW ROBUST STORMS AS NEXT SHORTWAVE APPROACHES FROM THE W.

I would truly appreciate some instruction here as I find this totally amazing. Seems these short waves are always associated with wonderful precipitation! Thank you kindly.


Surface map is good, then kinda match that up to a satalite map. SOme features show up better on water vapor, some IR, etc. SO the surface maps point out what everything is. Here's how to read them. Shortwaves are also known as a trough or trof.
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Quoting MichaelSTL:


That is only true if you look at the total stats; South Africa is second in the total number but has about 1/6 of the population, thus they actually lead by a good margin (as if you look at the per capita list, the U.S. is then #9 - not that that is good).

My basic assertion still stands: more guns ≠ more safety.
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Quoting Eagle101:


Actually, based on this Link, it would appear that violent crimes rates have made significant drops since 1990. I am not going to do someone else%u2019s internet research, but I will also say in the sites I previewed, a quick survey says the United States is nowhere near the top of any lists with regard to "one of the highest crime rates in the world..."

Anyone who believes that should spend a few weeks south of the border, to include several Central and South American countries%u2026not to mention%u2026select countries from the rest of the world.

I take great comfort in the fact that my state allows concealed carry (I have chosen to take advantage of this privilege, after, of course, receiving my license), and has no retreat laws. Crime will always be with us. It is up to each individual to decide just how to best protect themselves and their families. We also have home security to include cameras, ect. I am sure there are those on this forum who would label me paranoid, ect., but I would remind everyone that Law Enforcement has no duty to protect us, the citizens. This question has been addressed quite thoroughly by both state and federal courts.

Everyone in central and south Florida take care today, as it appears that a rather active weather day is at hand.

Finally, thanks to Dr. King for his vision. We still have a long way to go, but his work has certainly made a difference.

Very Respectfully,

Jon

You'll note that I didn't specify just violent crimes(there are different reasons for the drop, one of which may shock you; just google "crime rate freakonomics"), nor did I say they hadn't dropped. I just said the U.S. is at or near the top of global crime lists. Here, I will do someone else's internet research:

--From 2000-2004, the U.S. was ranked #78 in the murder rate, meaning it's more likely you'll be murdered here than in such places as Nigeria, Iran, or Yemen.

-- The U.S. is ranked #6 in assaults per capita; one is more likely to be assaulted here than in Mexico, Colombia, or Zambia.

--The U.S. is ranked a runaway #1 for one particular type of violent crime, and #9 per capita; a person is more likely to be a victim of this crime in the U.S. than in Zimbabwe Romania, El Salvador, or Belarus.

--In general the U.S. is ranked #8 in total crimes per capita. That means an American is more likely to be the victim of a crime than someone in Russia, Venezuela, or Jamaica.

The point of all this being: if, as the gun lobby says, more guns equals less crime, we should be at or near last place in all crime categories. But we're not. There are by most estimates 270 million non-military firearms in this country, far more than there are in any of the numerous other nations with fewer crimes. People are free to read into that what they will, but to me it seems pretty obvious that having more guns doesn't necessarily make a nation more safe.

And, yes, enormous thanks to Dr. King for his courage and vision. It's amazing what great changes "radical" liberalism can bring about. If only there was more of it...
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calusakat,

If you intend by posting here to spread anger and resentment, you might succeed.  But, if your goal is to convince others to see things as you see them, I respectfully suggest a different strategy (i.e. - drop the ad hominem attacks and present a well-reasoned argument that appeals to the sensibilities of the person(s) with whom you disagree).


Dave



Quoting calusakat:


More of Neo's grand illusion, or is that illusion of grandeur, maybe even legend in his own mind.

Nevertheless...

He arrogantly presumes you are not smart enough to see that, once again, he is trying to impose his tired technique called Redirection.

I guess thats what being a shill for the Lords of AGW is all about.



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Wow!!........Nea, I see you are the brunt again today. Sometimes deserved, sometimes not.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


You can say what you want to say, I'm just letting you or anyone else know, I won't be arguing about it.


More of Neo's grand illusion, or is that illusion of grandeur, maybe even legend in his own mind.

Nevertheless...

He arrogantly presumes you are not smart enough to see that, once again, he is trying to impose his tired technique called Redirection.

I guess thats what being a shill for the Lords of AGW is all about.


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Quoting jwh250:


And now the irony of Spanish toll road giant Cintra planning on turning parts of I-35 in Texas that were part of the freeway system named for Eisenhower but will be converted to toll roads as part of the Trans-Texas corridor. Check out a map of just 20-30 years ago compared to now and look at all the toll roads now, Cintra is just one example of the vast military-industrial-complex that he warned us of half a century ago today.

From what I've seen, the Trans-Texas Corridor agreement with Cintra was cancelled over a year ago. Or has that agreement been revived? I thought too many people were against it...

At any rate, it should be telling that the term was going to be "Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex" until squeamish legislators pressured Eisenhower's speech writers to turn the tripod into a biped. But that verbal omission changed nothing then, and it continues today: a good 47% of the world's total arms expenditures is generated by the U.S. The $1 trillion or so we spend each year is kept alive by the insanity of the MIC (or, truthfully, MICC): defense contractors pour huge amounts of cash into the pockets of legislators, who pay back the favor by buying whatever the military's brass want from those same contractors. It's an ugly, incestuous, wasteful, and suicidal process; no war-loving nation has ever lasted long, and it's awfully arrogant of us to think we'll be the first.
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TORNADO WARNING
FLC009-095-097-171845-
/O.NEW.KMLB.TO.W.0002.110117T1742Z-110117T1845Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
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1242 PM EST MON JAN 17 2011

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THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOLOPAW...

* UNTIL 145 PM EST.

* AT 1240 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 13 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF HARMONY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
SUNTREE...VIERA...CANAVERAL GROVES...MERRITT ISLAND WILDLIFE REFUGE
AND THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKER 220 AND 230.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
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KEEP AWAY FROM WINDOWS. GET UNDER A WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF
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Quoting Neapolitan:

B) The discussion wasn't about guns. I was responding to a member's oft-repeated rant regarding the out-of-context Rahm Imanuel quote about not wasting a crisis, and in that response I used a couple of very solid analogies to illustrate that it was actually a good policy. One of those analogies involved a major event that took place just nine days ago, so I think it's very appropriate. But since you brought it up...

C) It's my feeling that anyone who has an ounce of "wisdom" (or logic, or intelligence, or common-sense) would realize that a country which has by far the largest number of guns overall in the world, the highest per-capita gun ownership in the world, one of the highest crime rates in the world, one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, and by far the most non-combat gun injuries and deaths in the world probably has some serious flaws in its paranoid reasoning that need to be addressed. Which leads me finally to this:



Actually, based on this Link, it would appear that violent crimes rates have made significant drops since 1990. I am not going to do someone else’s internet research, but I will also say in the sites I previewed, a quick survey says the United States is nowhere near the top of any lists with regard to "one of the highest crime rates in the world..."

Anyone who believes that should spend a few weeks south of the border, to include several Central and South American countries…not to mention…select countries from the rest of the world.

I take great comfort in the fact that my state allows concealed carry (I have chosen to take advantage of this privilege, after, of course, receiving my license), and has no retreat laws. Crime will always be with us. It is up to each individual to decide just how to best protect themselves and their families. We also have home security to include cameras, ect. I am sure there are those on this forum who would label me paranoid, ect., but I would remind everyone that Law Enforcement has no duty to protect us, the citizens. This question has been addressed quite thoroughly by both state and federal courts.

Everyone in central and south Florida take care today, as it appears that a rather active weather day is at hand.

Finally, thanks to Dr. King for his vision. We still have a long way to go, but his work has certainly made a difference.

Very Respectfully,

Jon
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497. DEKRE
Quoting JFLORIDA:We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...


Except that these hypocrites were all slave holders
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By CRU global temperature anomalies
2010 +0.485 C
1998 +0.529 C
Data http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/hadcrut3vgl.txt

Link
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Tornado "Watch" here in Palm Beach county until 7:00 PM... Just a few sprinkles so far...Bad stuff is north and south of me...Looks like Sebastian is going to get hammered...Hope the Captain Hiram's gang is watching
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Greetings all,

Would someone be kind enough to inform me what weather map(s) are best for watching "short waves" moving in from the Gulf? The Jax office AFD's often make reference to short waves as shown in the excerpt below;

WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR INSTABILITY
THIS AFTN FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW ROBUST STORMS AS NEXT SHORTWAVE APPROACHES FROM THE W.

I would truly appreciate some instruction here as I find this totally amazing. Seems these short waves are always associated with wonderful precipitation! Thank you kindly.
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A nicely-rotating cell about 90 miles or so west of Key West as shown on the storm-relative velocity loop.

Shows up nicely on reflectivity as well...
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Quoting Jedkins01:


radical revolutionaries have been gathering a bigger following these days because they using enticing speech and tactics.

...great examples of radicals who were radical for the right reasons.

That can't be said for much of our modern radicals.

I'm not sure which "radical revolutionaries" you're referring to, but I think you'll find that radical thinkers, both noble and ignoble, have always gathered their flocks with their golden tongues.  If the flocks are larger now, I don't think it's because the speeches are better - it's just because there are more people on the planet and our communication systems are more quick and effective.


And I'd bet, proportionally speaking (i.e. - accounting for population difference) our history is full of just as many ignoble radicals as we see today.  There have always been well-spoken people who give bad advice, and there always will be.


Regardless, the tired old "us versus them" debates only foment discord... if you want to change a person's mind, you have to appeal to their sensibilities first.  The use of name-calling, red herrings, and faulty generalizations won't win your debate, but it will anger your opponent.  So you have to decide for yourself - do you want people to see things from your point of view or do you just want to make them angry?


Dave
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Quoting Jedkins01:



Nice! Isn't it great to have rain like this when its been so dry?
yes water the gift of life
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I don't believe it-a blog by a truly thinking person that has figured it out. Neither side has the absolute answer in almost every case. But, I guess they feel they have to start with the extreme point of view to allow room to negotiate to get to the best answer. Unfortunately, too many 'influential' people have no tolerance for anything but an extreme point of view. "If you don't agree 100% with the party view you cannot be a republican or a democrat. Too many puppets that allow people to do there thinking for them.

Quoting MrMixon:


I think it's interesting to see how these so-called "debates" always follow the same patterns.  One party suggests that our current gun laws could be improved and the other party immediately concludes that the first party wants to take all of their guns away.  Saying our gun laws are flawed is not the same thing as saying there should be no right to bear arms in this country.

The same thing happens with debates about global warming, environmental protection, abortion, etc.  It seems that many of us either forget or cannot comprehend the gray area that lies between the extreme positions on any given topic.  The ultimate irony is that a vast majority of our opinions do, indeed, lie in this gray area.  But, when we start debating these topics it's like we only think we're debating properly if we take an extreme position.

I think it would be fitting, on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday,  for us to remember that no issue is truly "black and white".  It's critical for our democracy that we debate important topics like climate change and gun control, but  when we debate our differences, let's not forget the many things that make us the same.
Dave
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Quoting Jedkins01:



Nice! Isn't it great to have rain like this when its been so dry?

you said a mouth full. gets the word fire off my mind for alittle while.
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Well it looks like you floridians got your wish of rain.Let's hope it can "soak out" that drought.
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Quoting severstorm:

ok, just like that the rain stopped for now. I got 3.07 in the gauge and now have a stiff wind out of the east.



Nice! Isn't it great to have rain like this when its been so dry?
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Some of you all may have th day off of work (like me),but do you truly know what this day is about?,do you know why it's celebrated?,or in your selfish heads do you see this as another day off of work?.Awnser me that.

Well i'm off of work cause i just got out of the hospital, i would be working otherwise and yes i know why some people have off today.
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Quoting MrMixon:


I think it's interesting to see how these so-called "debates" always follow the same patterns.  One party suggests that our current gun laws could be improved and the other party immediately concludes that the first party wants to take all of their guns away.  Saying our gun laws are flawed is not the same thing as saying there should be no right to bear arms in this country.

The same thing happens with debates about global warming, environmental protection, abortion, etc.  It seems that many of us either forget or cannot comprehend the gray area that lies between the extreme positions on any given topic.  The ultimate irony is that a vast majority of our opinions do, indeed, lie in this gray area.  But, when we start debating these topics it's like we only think we're debating properly if we take an extreme position.

I think it would be fitting, on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday,  for us to remember that no issue is truly "black and white".  It's critical for our democracy that we debate important topics like climate change and gun control, but  when we debate our differences, let's not forget the many things that make us the same.
Dave


I agree with what you are saying. However, I get upset about things like that, because we have radicals today who want to change what makes America great. I'm not saying Neapolitan is an anti-American revolutionary or anything. Its just that I am well aware, that radical revolutionaries have been gathering a bigger following these days because they using enticing speech and tactics.

There are times, where Liberal, radicalism is necessary, Dr. King, the abolition of slavery, and the radicals who stood for equality for black people throughout our racist history are all great examples of radicals who were radical for the right reasons.

That can't be said for much of our modern radicals.
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Quoting aquak9:
nasty little line coming in around bradenton...

Hi Aquak9, I saw your message the other day that your husband has a weather site. Checked it out and i will soon be looking for a better station. Will keep the web site in my favorites
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Some of you all may have th day off of work (like me),but do you truly know what this day is about?,do you know why it's celebrated?,or in your selfish heads do you see this as another day off of work?.Awnser me that.
Member Since: August 14, 2010 Posts: 10 Comments: 17803
Quoting Jedkins01:
that whole forecast of mainly light to moderate rain, with mainly a rumble of thunder didn't work out too well.

Neither did a QPF forecast of 0.45 work out well either... lol

BTW, my rain guage has reached 3.56 inches... We still have some steady but fairly heavy stratiform rain right now.

Also, I don't know if anyone else noticed but it looks like the line of convection may be attempting to stall to my south. That's good news for Central Floridians, the more rain we can get outta this, the better!

ok, just like that the rain stopped for now. I got 3.07 in the gauge and now have a stiff wind out of the east.
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