What global warming? Now the sea is FREEZING off New England coast

freezing seaAmerican photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh was walking along the beach in Nantucket, in Massachusetts when he suddenly saw the ocean beginning to freeze.

He took several pictures of a number of semi-frozen waves as they crashed against the coast.

Mr Nimerfroh said: “When I got to the top off the dunes I saw that about 300 yards out from the shoreline that the ocean was starting to freeze.

“The high temperature that day was around 19F (-7C).

“The wind was howling from the south-west, which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not good for surfing, but since the surface of the sea was frozen, the wind did not change the shape.”

US WBZ-TV chief meteorologist said: “It looks like a big Slurpee rolling ashore.”

Its not the first time this year near frozen waves have been seen, earlier this week Niagara Falls was pictured turning into a ‘frozen waterfall’

Meanwhile other waves were spotted frozen at Nova Scotia’s Martinique Beach Provincial Park on Valentine’s Day, turning the beach into icy dunes. 

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    David m

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    That is above 200…not 2

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    sonnyhill

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    We have one more winter before the US election in November/2016.If this weather/climate model dichotomy persists, the next two years look very interesting. If the warmists continue to insist that weather is not climate, their credibility will erode even further. Watch for even more desperate tactics. They are facing a rout.

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    Doug Erdos

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    This is bad for the Gulf Stream. Global Warming by definition is extreme weather patterns caused by a warming that causes a fresh water influx to our oceans. This may lead to a mini Ice Age.

    It is comical to listen to people claim there is no “global warming” because they are cold. The east coast is becoming the Arctic during this time of the year. Get used to it.

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      Robert

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      No, what is comical is someone like you claiming “Global warming by definition is…”

      Then go on to spin the definition.

      Global warming by definition is… global warming. That is why the damn name has changed so many times because nature just didn’t want to cooperate.

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        amirlach

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        So when your “prediction fails and the exact opposite happens, you just claim that cooling is warming and your even more correct? 😮

        One wonders if they even read the nonsense they type?

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          Drewski

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          “The exact opposite happens”

          You mean like every decade gets cooler than the previous one and that 2014 was the coldest year on record?

          And INTRODUCED benzene is actually healthy?

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            Robert

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            So tell us drewski, you do realize that “warmest evah!™” year had numerous cold records broken. You also, being the sharp guy that you’ve shown us to be, know that the record is an average.

            So with so many of the data points being lower, where are the data points that were higher to offset those low records in the average?

            Haven’t heard about any record highs last year, we certainly didn’t have any here.

            Then again, knowing that you’re the sharp guy you’ve shown us to be, you would also be aware of the recent questions that are beginning to arise within some of the media regarding the data adjustments that have been taking place that seems to always result in the “warmest evah™” records.

            Though with the narrow mindedness you’ve also shown us I suspect you’re mind goes offline whenever one of those articles crosses your bow.

            Then you would also know that according to the “reports” it was the warmest by something like .02 degrees. Even NASA who you continually cling to as an authority in this matter stated they aren’t sure it was the “warmest evah™”

            But then you know all this right? You just like to lie and parrot information that supports your views without really understanding that information.

            How many years is it now and you still haven’t learned anything?

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            Drewski

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            “So tell us drewski, you do realize that “warmest evah!™” year had numerous cold records broken.”

            Well Wobert,
            These cold wecords were wocal wecords and the warmest year was in KNOWN history and was for the entire gwobe.

            Silly wabbit.

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            Robert

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            I see, so thank you for proving that you do not understand how averages work.

            If those “local” records bring the average down, then other “local” records have to be even higher then previously to bring the average back up, if not the average goes down.

            Find the hot spots drewski, show us the records that compensated for those low temperatures to keep them from bringing the average down.

            As I said previously, you still haven’t learned a thing other than how to be an arse. But we’re beginning to suspect that with you that’s genetic.

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            Drewski

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            Wobert: “show us the records that compensated for those low temperatures to keep them from bringing the average down”

            As you wish, Wobert, as you wish.

            Every continent set heat records last year, and the Pacific Ocean was unusually warm despite a no-show El Niño. The warmth on land and in the oceans broke previous temperature records set in 2005 and 2010, the scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced.

            Alaska (in fact, for the 1st time in history, Anchorage never had one day slip below freezing for the entire 2014 — The average is 29 days),
            Northern Europe,
            Australia,
            Eastern Pacific ocean,
            California,
            Siberia:
            http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hottest-year-ever-5-places-where-2014-temps-really-cooked/

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            Robert

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            Gee drewski, that’s only 5 places.

            One of them being Australia and there’s quite a storm brewing down there due to the BOM fiddling with the temperature data.

            Fairbanks had quite a few days below freezing last year. They are in Alaska too you know, I know geography like geology confuses you.

            So, Anchorage is “local” dwewski. Why is local okay if you can make use of it, but when it doesn’t support you then local doesn’t matter? We never had one day over 90, in fact we never had one day at 90, where the average had been around 10 or so. If that doesn’t prove things were cooler [u]globally[/u], then just because Anchorage didn’t have any days below freezing doesn’t prove it was hotter [u]globally[/u] either. Not that we expect you to grasp logical thought.

            Now tell me, can you feel 0.02 degrees? Can you even find a thermometer that is accurate to 0.02 degrees?

            Keep yucking it up, the evidence keeps coming up that the numbers are being cooked, which is about the only thing that is cooking.

            I ask for records, I get an op-ed piece. Typical dwewski…

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            Drewski

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            I gave you Siberia and Eastern pacific — both bigger than the US (all of the US). I gave you Australia – almost as big as the continental US and I gave you 2 of the 3 biggest states in the US.

            In total, perhaps 100 times the size of the Great Lakes.

            And I don’t know of any storm brewing in Australia unless, of course, it is in the minds of sCeptics. Australia, BTW, had its hottest year in 2013 and the 3rd hottest in 2014. The Great Lakes didn’t even make the coldest top 10.

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            Robert

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            It in the news there, I know a number of people in Australia and none of them consider 2014 unusually hot. They all agree the BOM has been playing loose with the data.

            Now answer the question, can you feel a difference of 0.02 degrees? Then show us how that was measured accurately when thermometers and temperature sensors don’t have that fine of resolution.

            You didn’t give me data, you gave me an Op-Ed piece making claims that those areas set heat records. Nothing substantial as per your M.O.

            You didn’t give me a state, you gave me a city, and I gave you one right back that showed nothing unusual, in the same state.

            Amazing how people are dying of cold, avalanches in places where snow is unusual and satellite records that show no unusual warming yet once the keepers of the data have fiddled with it we miraculously have these “hottest years evah ™” By 0.02 degrees, hell the error bars are bigger than that.

            Knock yourself out kid, I’ll give you all the rope you need cause in the end you’ll just hang yourself with it like you always do.

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            Drewski

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            Well Wobert,
            Fancy that, you know a lot of people in Australia and they don’t think it is very hot.

            Well, that is it then.

            Who needs science, record keeping, studies, citations or even logic when we have Wobert’s friends to tell us that everything is alright?

            Nice try Wobby, but Gator’s comparison of renewable energy to the opium trade and slavery is still the dumbest comment of the week.

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            Drewski

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            PS,
            The data you want is contained in the link I provided — you click on it and it takes you to the Scientific American website — which will provide further links.

            Amazing huh? You guys should try it sometime with the stuff you spew.

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            Robert

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            Yea, circular links to either other articles by the same author, another author on the same site, the only NOAA report was for 2013, and on and on it is.

            You should maybe read some of the b.s. you try and convince us with before you try and convince us with it.

            But then we’ve busted you on that one more times than can be counted.

            Yep, fancy that, I know people in Australia who are scientists and engineers well versed in the mathematics and statistics involved and fully aware that the BOM is fudging the data, just as NOAA and NASA have to “homogenize” it to get the results they want.

            Where is the raw data drewski? Provide that and we’ll talk. Lets see what was happening BEFORE people started monkeying with the data.

            The only “man-made warming” we’ve been seeing lately is due to the data fiddling by the gatekeepers.

            Again, can you tell the difference in 0.02 degrees? That is 0.02 degrees F by the way.

            Still haven’t answered us as to where they found instrumentation capable of an accuracy of 0.02 degrees. Must be those models again huh? You know the one’s, they run hot and continually fail to track reality.

            Scientific American? Really? I suppose next you’ll be telling me the Guardian is reliable source as well.

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            Gator

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            Actually there is no such thing as ‘raw’ data, it is just called ‘data’. The fudged ‘data’ is actually not data at all, it is ‘analysis’.

            So when Pinocchio Drewski gives his ‘data’, he is actually giving an artificial analysis of the actual data.

            Models. 😀

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            Drewski

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            Well Wobert,
            Wow! Just wow.
            I also went to that Scientific American site (above) and in no time I was weading articles from Duke University, EPA, IPCC, NASA, NOAA etc, etc and so on. And about wots of different and interesting things as well.

            You didn’t weally twy did you?

            Well, to paraphrase, you an lead a sCeptic to credible websites, but you can’t make them comprehend.

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            amirlach

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            Duke University, EPA, IPCC, NASA, NOAA etc, etc and so on. 😀

            The worst serial data “fiddlers” out there. Show us the Raw un-molested Data please.

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            Drewski

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            One Trick,
            It wouldn’t matter if I listed a hundred scientific organizations or research facilities, you would still say that they are “the worst serial data “fiddlers” out there”.

            I understand. You have to say that.

            Morons have to say moronic things.

            You have to be what you have to be.

            BTW, I predict that February 2015 will be in the top 5 hottest Februarys in the historical record. GLOBALLY that is (even though i realize it is really cold in the 0.1% you live in).

            Lets see if Drewski can keep his perfect batting record going.

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            Gator

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            Any batter’s average looks good if he is allowed to make it up whenever he wants. It’s called [i][b]cheating[/b][/i].

            Your claims are based upon modeled numbers. 😀

            Where is that stack of imaginary papers Pinocchio? 😀

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            amirlach

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            Still appealing to authority? Noticed you cannot provide any of the un-molested data that would refute my claims. 😀

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            Robert

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            You know how it is Amrilach, if a scientist who is critical of the hypothesis is getting any funding from conservative groups or “big oil” etc. then drewski will be up on the soap box screaming that their results were “paid for.”

            So he then lists organizations that are government funded that are uncritical of the hypothesis as “authorities” completely oblivious to the fact that the funding is dependent upon the government, a government whose agenda is dependent upon the hypothesis being true.

            As I said, give him enough rope he’ll hang himself. It took a little bit of leading him around but I got him there.

            He’s easier to lead around than my dogs, they at least think for themselves and actually investigate things.

            Now how many times have I asked him to explain whether or not one can even tell a difference of 0.02°F along with showing us the instrumentation capable of measuring temperature, outside of a laboratory, to an accuracy of 0.01°F.

            He’s been dodging that question since I asked it.

            Now you guys have fun with him, putting some new lights up in the house and I’ve wasted enough time on him this weekend. drewski accepts the media stories on what is taking place, I’ll go ask people who were actually there. I think my sources are more reliable and really could care less if he accepts them or not, he’s been doing appeals to authority here from day one.

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            Me

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            Yep, that’s Cool whip! Same bullshit, different day. 😆

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            Gator

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            [quote]Nice try Wobby, but Gator’s comparison of renewable energy to the opium trade and slavery is still the dumbest comment of the week[/quote] 😀 😀 😀

            Dumber than you thinking that Willie Soon’s name was on the grant check? 😀

            The slave and opium trades were legal and many people made money off them ,even though it was evil to do so. Same with the CAGW folks, starving innocent humans for a leftist agenda.

            Pinocchio Drewski just L-I-E-S constantly, does not understand simple comparisons, and believes in people who cannot build in working model.

            Pinocchio Drewski hates me so much, that he attacks me on threads where I have not even appeared, and yet will not supply the papers he claims would prove me wrong. 😀 😀 😀

            Pinocchio Drewski gets slammed for being a L-I-A-R, gets embarrassed by his own lack of knowledge about the science and scientific community, and yet comes back like nothing happened. What a maroon! 😀 😀 😀

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            Drewski

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            Well Gay Gay Gator,
            What I know about the science and scientific community is that they overwhelming endorse the theory that man made global warming is occurring.

            And what I know about you Gator is that you babble. Now you suggest renewable energy is evil (?!?) — amazing.

            Amazingly stupid that is.

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            Gator

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            F- again.

            Science is not a popularity contest, and you don’t vote for ‘best theory’. 😀

            And your ‘overwhelming’ scientists are frauds. They have never disproven natural variability and never made a valid model.

            Hey Pinocchio Drewski! Where are your imaginary papers? 😀 😀 😀

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            Drewski

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            Well Gay Gay Gay Gay Gator,
            “Best theories” are the ones that stand the test of time and “best describe” the current “observations” and when more than 2 dozen scientific disciplines — who carry out the research — all subscribe to the same theory then, of course, it has won the “popularity contest”.

            Like I have said before, you are totally unqualified to make an assessment of what has or has not been “disproven” in science. Anyone who thinks renewable energy is evil and compares it to slavery and the opium trade, has “proven” that they have no reasoning ability.

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            Gator

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            [quote]Well Gay Gay Gay Gay Gator,
            “Best theories” are the ones that stand the test of time and “best describe” the current “observations” and when more than 2 dozen scientific disciplines — who carry out the research — all subscribe to the same theory then, of course, it has won the “popularity contest”.[/quote]

            Stand the test of time? Like the nearly 19 year pause that none of the CAGW theory based models predicted? Or like the predictions of no snow? Or maybe the disappearing Arctic and poor poley bears dying off? 😀 😀 😀

            You really should think before you hit ‘Send’. Oh, Sorry about that, I forgot about your disability. 😉

            Still waiting on you to prove your imaginary papers are real Pinocchio!

            I know if Somebody was calling me a liar and I could prove then wrong, I would do it.

            But then I’m not a little liar like you. 😀 😀

            And how egalitarian of you to use homosexuality as an insult. Big man! 😀

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            amirlach

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            Yeah, for such a committed leftard-ski he sure uses some Politically Incorrect and derogatory terms. Downright OFFENSIVE really.

            Imagine if a Conservative talked like that?

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            Gator

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            [quote]Well Gay Gay Gay G 😀 ay Gator,
            “Best theories” are the ones that stand the test of time and “best describe” the current “observations”[/quote] 😀 😀 😀

            If the theory (actually hypothesis) is so great, then why have the models failed to accurately predict climate 100% of the time? Gosh, your best and brightest can’t find the climate with both hands! 😀 😀 😀

            Pinocchio! Where are your imaginary papers?

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            amirlach

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            When was the scientific community polled about this?

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            amirlach

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            Here’s a doozie found on a sidebar on duuhh-rooskis sKientific merican link!
            [quote]The “Pause” in Global Warming Is Finally Explained[/quote]

            It’s just as i predicted Comrade! Someone has made a Model that refutes observed reality!
            [quote]The question is: Why did the slowdown occur—and how long will it last? We now have an answer. Three well-known climate researchers have combined actual temperature readings from 1880 to 2010 with a slew of climate models and have concluded that the slowdown is caused by the timing of two large ocean cycles, known as the Pacific multidecadal oscillation and the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. And their analysis, published online today in Science, suggests that the slowdown will end in the next few decades.[/quote]
            http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/02/26/the-pause-in-global-warming-is-finally-explained/

            So there you have it! Using failed and unvalidated Models, they have explained why their Failed and invalidated models should be used for future predictions… Or something. 😮

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            amirlach

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            Yes! And EVERYTHING you say is true duhh-rooski! 😀

            Like the warmest year evah! Having record ice on the Great Lakes?

            And WTF is “introduced” benzine? Your new recreational drug of choice? 😀

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            Drewski

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            One Trick,
            In area, what percentage of the world does the Great Lakes make up?

            0.1%?

            That is like the same amount of brain cells you actually use when thinking.

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            Drewski

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            Introduced benzene is benzene that is part of the frakking cocktail which is introduced into the drilling site during the frakking process.

            Any other simple English words you need help with?

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            Gator

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            Even the EPA admits there has been no contamination of drinking water, and we have been fracking for 150 years! 😀

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            amirlach

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            Your still lying about that? Where would one get this mythical benzene you claim we use?

            Here’s a hint for you, you blathering moron. A well?

            The “fracking cocktail” -we- use is water, gelling agents and sand. We get gas, oil and condensates back.

            You however are in complete denial and just keep spouting refuted leftarded talking points. Over and over…

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            Drewski

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            Like I have said One Trick, it is simply astounding how little you know about your own industry. God help us all.

            Gelling agents (JUST ONE EXAMPLE):
            The percentage of DIESEL FUEL in the slurried thickener can range between 30 percent and almost 100 percent, based on the MSDSs summarized in Table 4-1. Diesel fuel is a petroleum distillate and may contain KNOWN CARCINIGENS. One such component of diesel fuel is BENZENE, which, according to literature sources, can make up anywhere between 0.003 percent and 0.1 percent by weight of diesel fuel (Clark and Brown, 1977; R. Morrison & Associates, Inc., 2001). Slurried diesel and gel are diluted with water prior
            to injection into the subsurface. The dilution is approximately 4 to 10 gallons of
            concentrated liquid gel (guar slurried in DIESEL) per 1,000 gallons of make-up water to produce an adequate polymer slurry (Halliburton, Inc., Virginia Site Visit, 2001; Schlumberger, Ltd., 2001; Consolidated Industrial Services, Inc., Virginia Site Visit, 2001; BJ Services, 2001).

            Here is a link showing the chemical additives used in the frakking process, including gels:
            https://fracfocus.org/chemical-use/what-chemicals-are-used

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            amirlach

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            Your American sources are not completely relevant to Canada, but your too invested in your crapaganda to admit that.

            I notice you keep ignoring what is glaringly obvious to any logical person. The question you keep running away from.

            Just where exactly do you think that diesel fuel came from Idiot?

            There is pretty much the same chemicals and “carcinogens” in the formation as are being pumped in. It’s where they came from in the first place.

            We drill for them because they have immense value.

            Denial of this simple fact just shows what a liar you are.

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            Gator

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            Broccoli also causes cancer. 😀

            [i]It is helpful to have published evidence and statistics to back up my casual observation – that nearly all foods are touted as having health benefits or risks. Earlier this year Schoenfeld and Ioannidis did just that. They selected 50 common ingredients at random out of cookbooks, then scoured the literature looking for studies showing an association (positive or negative) with cancer. They found that 80% of the ingredients had such published studies:

            Forty ingredients (80%) had articles reporting on their cancer risk. [/i]

            http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/everything-causes-cancer/

            Chicken Little cannot figure out why we are all not dead yet. 😀

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            Drewski

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            Canada is different you say?
            “There is no amount of regulation that can overcome human error,” said ALBERTA’S Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) spokesman Darin Barter. ERCB released an investigation report that cites inadequate management of risks as one of the main causes of a September 2011 accident that contaminated groundwater with toxic hydraulic fracturing chemicals, including the CANCER CAUSING AGENT known as BTEX (BENZENE, toulene, ethylbenzene, and xylene).

            The incident occurred near Grande Prairie in northern ALBERTA when Crew Energy and GasFrac Energy Services workers failed to “recognize and properly assess a number of issues that led to the perforation and fracturing above the base of groundwater protection,” according to the report.

            Workers accidentally fracked directly into an underground water table after a series of mishandled errors resulted in a massively bungled frack job that injected 42 cubic metres of unrecoverable propane GEL into an aquifer some 136 metres below ground.”

            I guess this is what you call introduced benzene.

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            Me

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            It’s not like the indigenous people there at the time wasn’t using that stuff to water proof their canoes.

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            amirlach

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            So propane is now benzene? 😀
            From the Gas Frac web page.
            [quote]We’re WATERLESS. And that’s not all. Our LPG gel stimulates wells using the same hydrocarbons that already exist in wells. [/quote]

            Wait? Isn’t that what I have been saying all along? And what you have been in denial of? Your such a liar.

            The nice thing about a market economy is that consumers are free to not buy any products they feel are unsafe.

            Question is, when will Comrade duuhh-rooski stop buying benzene for his car and when will he turn off his Co2 belching hydro?

            And when will he admit the answer to the question about where that diesel and benzene comes from, is a well?

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            Drewski

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            More on your Canadian differences:
            “In the last couple of years there have been 30 “frack hits” or “communication events” in B.C. and more than 20 reported frack hits in Alberta. Some frack hits travelled 2400 metres through pre-existing fractures.

            In southern Alberta at the Retlaw-Mannville gas pool, sour gas travelled over two kilometres from an injection well to a gas producing well in less than nine months. A federal report noted: “Several acid gas injection operations in Alberta have experienced unique reservoir behavior such as pressuring or acid gas breakthrough at offsetting wells.” And an acid injection site in Edson, Alberta is likely involved in the widespread contamination of drinking water wells with sulfolane, a chemical used to scrub down sour gas.”

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            Me

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            Got to like that weasel word “likely”Eh?

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            Me

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            What’s wrong Cool whip, can’t connect the dots anymore, get caught in your Bullshit again? Eh?

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            prestigio

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            pahn
            ahn-gee-ess-kee

            how come you never
            address the fact

            that there is
            no proof
            whatsoever

            that there is a
            greenhouse effect

            are you afraid it
            destroys
            everything

            you
            scheissemund

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            amirlach

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            Hey Liar!

            How does this 0.1% of the Globe manage to have a record ice extent while surrounded by the warmest year Evah? 😀

            What percentage of your mythical Peer Reviewed papers that prove Gator wrong have you actually produced? 0.0%?

            What percentage of your warmist models produce skill full results? 0.0%?

            The NAS found that Mann’s One Tree method had no validation (CE) skill significantly different from zero.ZERO, zero, zero% 😀

            What percentage of your offensive screed has any truth to it? 0.0001%?

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            amirlach

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            And no wonder, the one tree method you keep claiming was “validated” and that this replication of results being the “highest authority” in science is just another dreLIEski.

            The non “one tree” reconstructions show a very different story.

            [img]https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/lanser_holocene_figure11.png[/img]

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            Me

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            Here BTEX Coolwhip! Bwaaaaaahahahaha!

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