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    Brrrr.....

    If you've read or watched any USA news lately, you'll know that a large part of our country is in the midst of a rough winter storm - snow, rain, sleet and ice. There are somewhere in the area of half a million people in Kentucky without power. Luckily, I'm not (yet) one of them. My son and the two grandkids are without power so they've come to spend the night in my hopefully heated home, while Mom visits her parents. Here's a shot taken, among many, of what an ice storm can do to disrupt people's lives. Brrrrrrrrrrr...
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    Re: Brrrr.....

    News of the American ice storm has hit the news here in Blitey, looks horrific <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    I have been on a few running forums and all the talk from the USA is the weather, you lot are getting worse than the Brits when it comes to talking about it at the moment <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I wish I could send you some of our current Melbourne weather!

    Tuesday 36°C
    Wednesday 43°C

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    And we have this "Global Warming" scare?

    Just proves that MOST people do NOT know what they are researching <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    And we have this "Global Warming" scare?

    Scare??? It's 7℉ currently with a foot or more of snow covering the land! Last summer I don't believe we had any days above 100℉. Temperatures above this mark used to be common for us - but not any more. Is this what Global Warming does? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>


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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I believe that the polar ice caps are still melting at a rather alarming rate and Greenland is thawing at an increasing rate, as is the permafrost in Alaska and Canada. The extremes in the weather around the globe are a direct result of the nonexistent Global Warming.

    We can only bury our heads in the sand for so long. Sooner, rather than later, that sand will be underwater !!!
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    "We can only bury our heads in the sand for so long. Sooner, rather than later, that sand will be underwater !!!"

    Exactly Doc! Global warming does NOT mean that every part of the earth is going to see tropical temperatures. What it DOES mean is that the effects of global warming will be manifested as CLIMATE CHANGE! And that is exactly what is happening. All areas of this planet are seeing a mixture of increased temperatures and droughts, increasingly violent storms, hurricanes & tornadoes, record breaking snow and ice storms, violent and torrential rains, violent winds, the melting of the polar ice caps and the resultant impact on the inhabitants of these regions (whether human or animal), and the resultant impact on all coastal areas of the world, etc.

    Yes - we can deny that this is happening and we can refuse to do anything about it ................... but it's only a matter of time before the results of our own negligence will have a profound impact on us all.
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    Re: Brrrr.....

    All very nice, but the warming stopped in 1998, as the CO2 continued to increase. That's when all the computer models went to <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> and it had to become "change" rather than "warming".
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17><small>... safest to have a bet each way. After all, has there ever been a period in the Earth's history when the climate wasn't changing?</small> <img src=/S/sneaky.gif border=0 alt=sneaky width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    Tell that to your friends in Kiribati

    The Dutch may be able to 'extend' it's coastline, but this isn't an option for Tarawa.

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I guess I could tell them that manmade CO2 is not responsible for their rising waters, particularly since it takes hundreds of years for the oceans to respond to changes in near-surface temperatures. I could also echo the words of Wolfgang Scherer, director of the South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Change Programme:

    (on Kiribati)
    "... from the historical data is that so far there is no signal there, in terms of a major climate change kind of signal, in the acceleration of sea level rises."

    "... on the historical data, even on a global basis, there is no evidence of accelerations."


    but I guess that wouldn't help them. Besides, that's the least of their worries I'd say - An ailing island in the sun - Climate Change - NZ Herald News.

    The only thing to gain by trying to attribute their plight to supposed anthropogenic warming would be to make "the usual candidates" look like the bad guys... no help to Kiribati's people though. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I suspect this is a debate where none of us is going to convince any of the others. There are very good arguments on both sides.

    Could I suggest that we return to discussions of the weather, where we can all agree <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I'll drink to that. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Brrrr.....

    I love the cold - the colder, the better. However, I do understand that when the weather turns dramatically for one region, it's not a pleasant occurance, such as you're experiening.

    I like being in Southern Ontario where, between the Great Lakes, we see cold cold winters, and hot and humid summers (I don't like summer, but the season change is nice). This winter is the coldest, and snowiest I remember for the past number of years.
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    Re: Brrrr.....

    The weather here today is quite balmy.

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