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I think it is something that is written off in general because of greed. Its already happening though, look at recent winters....I know climates have always varied but, it seems to be getting weirder and weirder...
Quote from: SChristopher on January 25, 2005, 05:33:48 PMI think it is something that is written off in general because of greed. Its already happening though, look at recent winters....I know climates have always varied but, it seems to be getting weirder and weirder...In the movie "The Day After Tomorrow", which was criticized by climate scientists because it depicted such a short time duration of climate change, contained scenes of:> multiple powerful hurricanes that killed thousands (see Florida and Carribean Fall 2004)> tornadoes in Los Angeles (see LA in early January 2005 -- plus numerous other storm-related damage)> heavy snow in southern Texas (Brownsville just had its first White Christmas in over 70 years, while cities just to the north got almost a foot of snow)> state-sized chunks of ice breaking away from the polar ice caps (was already happening before the movie the was made -- the Larsen ice shelf in Antartica, where the opening scene took place, is nearly all gone. National Geographic just published some sobering satellite images of it)I didn't include the Indian Ocean tsunami, because it was geologic not meteorologic in source, nor the 10- to 20-foot snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountains earlier this month because it didn't occur in a populated area.Like the old saying about a frog in boiling water, if you put him in it while its boiling, he'll jump right out. But if you put him in the pot when the water is temperate and slowly turn up the heat, he'll boil to death.KJP
Im enjoying the nice weather personally... shame it melts our polar ice caps.
That's just it. I like the fact that Cleveland's winter temperatures in recent years have been more like Cincinnati's or even Nashville's. But I don't like what it's doing to ice shelves, glaciers and even the amount of bugs. There was a tidbit on CNN that if there isn't a cold spell this winter to kill off grubs in the soil and mosquito larvae in wetlands, this summer is going to be one awfully buggy season!
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Youse guys lost me. Yo no comprendo.