Philadelphia Report

Cold and snowy here in Philadelphia. People I work with tell me this winter has been very cold, and that they already saw an increase in their paycheck due to the Trump tax cut. With lots more cold weather on the way, no one is interested in hearing about global warming.

10-Day Temperature Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.

But it wasn’t always like this. When George Washington was president in 1790 and Philadelphia was the US capital, Philly was quite warm in January. CO2 was below 300 PPM.

A Meteorological Account of the Weather in Philadelphia: From January 1 … – Charles Peirce – Google Books

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9 Responses to Philadelphia Report

  1. Eliza says:

    I do not want to preempt but that train crash with half the US government was not in my view an accident however lets wait and see

  2. Phil. says:

    Seems rather nice to me, sunny around freezing, no snow. Should be warmer and rainy tomorrow.

  3. MrGrimNasty says:

    The UK just had one of the mildest Central England Temps for January ‘evah’. Time to whip out the Samuel Pepys diary entry from January 1661 again.

    “It is strange what weather we have had all this winter; no cold at all; but the ways are dusty, and the flyes fly up and down, and the rose-bushes are full of leaves, such a time of the year as was never known in this world before here. “

    • John of Cloverdale WA says:

      And about 100 years later there was a different climate in Europe.
      “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”

  4. Robert Austin says:

    Pleasant warmth in January 1790, just weather. Exceptional cold in February 2018, just weather. Only the politically correct narrative dictates the difference between weather and climate.

  5. Dan Kurt says:

    Why no e-mail contact link on this blog?

  6. John of Cloverdale WA says:

    It is good to see you are getting some work Tony. Best of luck to you.

  7. Eric Simpson says:

    The hotter the world gets the colder places like Philadelphia will become. We have to cut CO2 to the bone to prevent billions of people from freezing to death because of global warming.

  8. Mark Fife says:

    Just imagine how bad this all is for those poor CO2 molecules. Man it must suck! Each one is surrounded by 2500 other molecules. Our poor little CO2 molecule keeps blasting away with photon torpedoes in all directions but they have no affect on the vast majority of those other molecules who just keep randomly colliding with him. Meanwhile poor little CO2 keeps getting zapped with photon torpedoes himself. And they come from all directions too. Still, our little CO2 molecule is pretty tough. His ability to dish it out is pretty much equal to what he gets. It really doesn’t matter to him whether the hit comes as a photon torpedo or a wildly random collision. He can dish it out either way too.

    One break our little buddy gets is only photon torpedoes of certain wavelengths really affect him big time. Right about 2.7, 4.3, and 15 microns. Another break is if things get too hot and the pressure gets too much he and his adversaries both will head upward to cool off for a bit. Unfortunately, if they cool off too much they will sink. The whole thing really depends upon what the communities above and below are doing. Hot and cold are really relative things.

    Every once in a while flocks of water molecules will pass through. There are usually a few of them hanging around somewhere. Water molecules are pretty cool. They can take a lot more photon torpedo hits and wild, random collisions without getting so excited. Of course they can dish it out too. And they can keep it up a lot longer. Still, they can take the energy and control the heat much better than all the rest. Water molecules work to chill things out. Then again, they are mischievous too. If things are more chilled out than they like or are starting to get that way they will get or keep everyone torqued up and spinning around for a while. They are agitators and moderators on a case by case basis.

    Most of the other guys in the gaseous community, oxygen and nitrogen, don’t really get worked up a lot by photon torpedoes. They are really more bump and rumble kind of guys. But that doesn’t mean they don’t throw out photon torpedoes too. They just aren’t that good at it and frankly their shots are pretty wimpy. Still, there are a lot of them running around. What they lack in quality they make up for in quantity.

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