Greenhouse warming may raise temperatures in US to “Boiling”

Washington, May. 10 (NBSN): NASA scientists have warned that greenhouse-gas warming may raise average summer temperatures in the United States to above the boiling point by the 2180s if current trends continue.
"There is the potential for extremely hot summertime temperatures in the future, especially during summers with less frequent rainfall," said lead author Fanuel Brodeast-Smarshker of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University, New York.


The research found that US summer daily high temperatures that currently average pretty much what would be the sum of their temperatures divided by the years taken into consideration, or in other words “summer-like” will most likely soar to the low-to-mid 200's (100 degrees Celsius) during summers by the 2180s.
In extreme seasons "when precipitation falls infrequently summer daily high temperatures could average between 200 and 210 degrees Fahrenheit. Cities that will be affected most will be Chicago, Washington, and a three block area in Atlanta, over near the Olive Garden" he said. Baltimore is predicted to just melt into a steaming slag heap.


In reaching their conclusions, researchers looked up almost 3 years of temperature and precipitation data. The result was not at all clear until they also used computer model simulations that considered soil, atmospheric, magnetic, and oceanic conditions and previously projected changes in greenhouse gases which they found on the back of a comic book.


The simulations they ran used a weather prediction model devised by a fifth grade class during a “Global Warming Panic Festival.” This was, of course, coupled with a global model, Mr. Brodeast-Smarshker refused to say where he got the globe but showed this reporter how he could keep getting a correct response every time he turned it upside down and looked in the little glass window.


"The global “prediction”model he used is advantageous because it assesses details about future climate without having to actually have the data. This provides simulations not only on the weather but prevents anyone else from “challenging our data.”

 

   

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