Algore,...Give Back Your Nobel Prize!
OKLAHOMA CITY — Stan Turner awoke Tuesday to find not only was his home without power but an ice-coated tree limb had crashed into his classic Mustang. The only heat available for the house came from a fireplace, a wood-burning chimenea on the porch and a gas stove.
"I've been scrounging all the wood I can," he said. "I'm going to get out there and get the bigger limbs down, but the wet weather is what's making it so bad."
Turner was among a million utility customers who were struggling without electricity in the nation's midsection after a massive storm dropped sleet and freezing rain across much of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Iowa. The system has been blamed for at least 24 deaths since it developed last weekend.
Glistening, ice-covered roads contributed to many of the deaths. Downed power lines caused dozens of fires in Oklahoma. And then there was the problem of staying warm because officials cautioned that electricity may not be restored for days, if not weeks.
Ok,...the TrekMedic knows what you're thinking (he's omnipotent that way,...just ask a few liberals trolls) - Its December and this is supposed to happen. Yes,...and just like last week here in the the Northeast it snowed and dropped into the 20s.
But Algore says that's going by the wayside, because the oceans are heating up.
Ever wonder what happened to all those hurricanes for 2007?
Gray has been forecasting hurricanes for more than two decades, and his predictions are watched closely by emergency responders and others in coastal areas.
The predictions are not always on the mark. Gray initially forecast nine hurricanes for the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season, and later lowered that prediction to eight. Only six hurricanes formed.
Cooler water and the presence of wind shears in the central tropical Atlantic explained the difference, said Phil Klotzbach, a member of Gray's team and the lead author of the forecast.
Cooler temperatures inhibit hurricane formation, and wind shears can tear developing hurricanes apart.
Cooler water in the Atlantic?? Huh! And here we were all led to believe that the Atlantic Ocean was going to turn into a roiling, boiling, iceberg-killing swamp in the next few years.
Give it back, Al,....give it back!
Oh, yeah,..and apologize to those liberal losers that threw you a concert for BS-ing the Nobel committee, too! (BTW - Tommy lee Jones backed out as co-host. Tommy went to Harvard with Algore. Well,..a 50% rate isn't too bad)