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Do GOPs and Democrats Experience Weather Differently?


Science & Tech  (tags: research, climate, weather, society, politics )

Lona
- 1666 days ago - startribune.com
Partisan disagreement about the relationship between climate change and weather extremes has become pretty routine. But a study in Nature Climate Change puts it in a fascinating new light. The research suggests the climate issue may have become so politic



   

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Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 6:09 am
Thanks Lona.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 6:22 am
Interesting indeed! Thanks for the read.

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Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 6:22 am
Leaving a comment here and then you guys can figure out which way i am leaning ( even though i do not belong to any specific party) :
One side is in denial and will do anything within their power to keep the status quo of catering to big oil lobbyist and big business in general and then you have the other side who is not in denial but not organized enough to get enough votes to make their visions a reality.So let's cue up Nelly's song "It is getting hot in here " cause we might as well use it as a theme song for things to come ....
 

Michela M (3964)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 6:54 am
noted
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 6:59 am
noted
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 7:16 am
Thanks Lona.
 

Arielle S (313)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 8:02 am
Yes, it's silly, isn't it? Our local (very Republican) paper had a cartoon with the guy all bundled up saying, "there may be global warming but it's far too cold to tell". The worst mistake ever made was calling it "global warming" when it is actually "climate change" and speaks of weather extremes....obviously, that concept is much too difficult for the GOP to comprehend....
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 8:03 am
So, there's perception, and then there's interpretation.
I am in the position of being able to say with confidence that global warming made last summer where I live unusually COLD.
Because ...
Global warming melted a larger-than-usual chunk of polar ice.
Which then had to go somewhere.
Because of where we are situated in the Rocky Mountains,
so much was captured here as cold rain,
(colloquially, we were hammered,)
That our temperatures never warmed up to usual levels.
And we had record humidity (normally we are borderline desert).

Granted that the foregoing is not exactly intuitive, it is also not rocket science.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 8:27 am
Thank you Lona for the article.
Boggles the mind
 

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 9:21 am
As a liberal, female, Democrat, I'm in the most perceptive group in this. Yay me :)
 

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 10:01 am
Sadly as noted prior by Arielle S the "right" truly does NOT understand the HUGE difference between global warming and climate change! But what is truly shocking is that a persons political affiliation can warp a persons perception of hard core FACTS! Maybe the republican/trash baggers are so cold blooded that they did not feel the heat. Am getting to the point of thinking that the right leaning conservative group would challenge a basic mathematical fact as 2 + 2 = 4 but then again a lot of them believe the earth is only 6,000 years old and that evolution is not real. This same group does believe in the Adam and Eve story, Noah's Ark, the parting of the Red Sea and all the stories of the bible! So clear logical thinking cannot cohabit in conjunction with myths and supposed bible facts.
 

Gregory Louderback (133)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 11:28 am
Can yellow snow be considered safe if an empty Mountain Dew bottle lies nearby?
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:36 pm
Noted. Thanks, Lona.
 

Stella G (403)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:47 pm
Grazie Lona. Osservato
 

Roger G (148)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:57 pm
noted, thanks
 

cynthia l (207)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 2:21 pm
Thanks Lona, yep perception and interpretation at odds with one's reality. goes to show how one can deny what is happening.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 5:41 pm
Noted. Scientific climate change modelling is true and with backing from 97% of scientists worldwide. Democrats 'get knowledge', whereas ignorance from the 'right side of politics', Republicans, is mainly due to the fact they don't like financial change, or any change beyond 1950, which clouds their views. What was written, I've personally encountered in Australia, so no shock there. Thanks for sharing, Lona.
 

TomCat S (125)
Sunday November 30, 2014, 10:25 pm
Republicans tend to have their perception of weather obscured by the fog ... between their ears. :-)
 

Feather W (17)
Monday December 1, 2014, 9:21 am
yep, itīs like they live on two different planets.
 

Bob P (394)
Monday December 1, 2014, 9:48 am
Thank you Lona
 

Mitchell D (82)
Monday December 1, 2014, 11:56 am
Aurea, and TC, nail it!
Sadly, the GOPigs are succumbing to an all too human trait, thst of clouding their vision with what they want to see, they are too stuck in "stupid" to be able to see the disconnect between what their brains want, and the truth.
Joanne, one of the features of climate change is that it may well account for your unusually cold winter, as "The extremes are going to get extremer!" The quote comes from the first actual, bona fide, climate scientist I heard speak on the subject.
 

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Monday December 1, 2014, 12:18 pm
Mitchell D - thanks for the compliment. However, please let's not put pigs down the pigs are at a higher level than the GOP's want to know what factually GOP means = Greedy, Old, Punks! And like all punks they are only strong when backed by their "friends" their fellow punks! One on one the GOPers haven't got the cojones to stand on their own.
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Friday December 5, 2014, 10:30 pm
I think the TEAPUBLICAN COMEDY CLUB views 'everything' differently than the rest of the world.
 
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