Global Warming melts street lights…or not

ŠĒ• ¬†Watts Up With That

Global Warming alarmists will try to claim anything that “proves” their delusions. Like street lights melting because of high temperatures caused, of course, by global warming:

Followed up by an alarmist tweeting the same to a US Senator:

This is the photo they were tweeting:

But there are more than a few problems with their hypothesis. Stillwater¬†Oklahoma¬†isn’t nearly as hot as¬†Phoenix,¬†Arizona¬†where¬†the highest temperature recorded¬†is 50¬įC…which although hot isn’t nearly hot enough to melt¬†High density polyethelene (HDPE) from which the¬†Street Light Globes are made. The melting point of those is¬†130¬įC.

Perhaps if the alarmists had checked the news then they would have found out that the street lights melted, not because of global warming, but because of warming of a different nature:

But according to KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, the street lamps melted because of a dumpster fire in the area the night before. KFOR first posted the streetlamp photo on its Facebook page.

  • Gravedodger

    Would the Dumpster Fire be an “inconvenient truth? just askin.

    • Travis Poulson

      Spontaneous combustion as a result of global warming. 

  • jonno1

    You’d think even a dyed-in-the-wool warmist would stop for a second and think about the physics involved – maybe it was intended as just a windup, otherwise the degree of stupidity is mind-blowing.

    I recall even in high school physics, let alone at uni,¬†being taught to do mental calcs based on first principles rather than¬†relying totally on formulas. It’s pretty easy to be out by an order of magnitude or two if you have no idea¬†what answer to reasonably expect.

    Actually, that’s the fundamental problem with warmism: a few seconds’ thought tells you that human activity can’t possibly have anything more than localised and/or short-term effect as far as the climate is concerned. The earth is a remarkably resilient piece of kit.

  • Magoo

    The warmists that spread these stories are fully aware that they’re BS. They are also fully aware of how dumb, ignorant, and easily led the people who believe AGW really are.

    • Magoo

      Ohhhh, 6sn7gta spits the dummy.
      If the graphs for the Arctic show proof of global warming, what does the data from the Antarctic show? I’ll do it for you (refernece from¬†University of Illinois):
      http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.pngOops!! Cherry picker.’i’ll tell you what is cherry picking tho,¬† claimimg that there has been no warmimg since 1988, or that there has been cooling in the last ten years.’Hmmm, I can’t remember saying that. Really, reading your posts is the equivalent of watching the village idiot choking on a chicken bone.Consider this 6sn7gta, in what way does reduced sea ice in the northern hemisphere prove AGW, especially when sea ice in the southern hemisphere has been expanding? All it shows is melting ice, not the cause. What you need is the tropospheric hot spot to prove your point, which doesn’t exist.

  • 6sn7gta
    • Magoo

      What, no graphs for the Antarctic, I wonder why?

      Cherry-picker. My comment above applies to you 6sn7gta, both aspects of it.

      • 6sn7gta

        ¬†you’re a fool.¬† i provided graphs of the artic as they clearly show the effects of global warming. you have a weird definition of cherry picking! the graphs show extent and mass of ice going back some thirty odd years over what is effectively a continent! some cherry picking!

        i’ll tell you what is cherry picking tho,¬† claimimg that there has been no warmimg since 1988, or that there has been cooling in the last ten years.

        like i said you’re a fool

      • Magoo

        Ohhhh, 6sn7gta spits the dummy.¬†If the graphs for the Arctic show proof of global warming, what does the data from the Antarctic show?Cherry picker.’i’ll tell you what is cherry picking tho,¬† claimimg that there has been no warmimg since 1988, or that there has been cooling in the last ten years.’Hmmm, I can’t remember saying that. Really, reading your posts is the equivalent of watching the village idiot choking on a chicken bone.Consider this 6sn7gta, in what way does reduced sea ice in the northern hemisphere prove AGW, especially when sea ice in the southern hemisphere has been expanding? All it shows is melting ice, not the cause. What you need is the tropospheric hot spot to prove your point, which doesn’t exist.

        In an absence of any evidence all you have is abuse. Still doesn’t prove AGW though.

      • 6sn7gta

        ¬†magoo.¬† that’s lot of noise signifying nothing.¬†

  • carpentaro

    The AGW thing is wearing a little thin, so anything that could [by any stretch of the imagination] chuck another log on the fire…
    “Let no crisis go to waste”, though I don’t think streetlight globes melting constitute a crisis. ¬†

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