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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:11 AM
A rise in global temperatures could have more than just an environmental effect on the world we live in.
Climate change isnít just affecting the natural world. Researchers have long understood that rising levels of greenhouse gas emissions will also have cascading ramifications on the dynamics of human society.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:55 PM
I'm afraid potable water will be in short supply before long in the US, unless people have the money to purchase it. The corporations are already very busy buying our water supply out from under us. In my case it's Poland Spring, which is owned by Nestle Corporation. i saw this coming years ago, when they started approaching the communities and offering to purchase part of public water supplies. Nobody would listen. Many still don't, but it is now becoming more apparent. It isn't spring water. It's town water supplies, people.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:03 PM
No time for long arguments, but arrogant mankind doesn't have a snowball's hope in hell of stopping global warming as long as the population is in an uncontrolled spiral climb. Population proliferation is most pronounced in the developing world where there is diminishing sustainabilty. These people are infiltrating the developed world at an alarming rate. Look what they do, and it is widespread, this must contribute at huge amount of carbon to the atmosphere (I took this picture myself the other night, is is not internet stock) The match is the poor man's lawnmower and tractor :
I have spoken to a few 'elderly' people who mentioned that the weather is similar to what they experienced at the beginning of the last century...or that their parents spoke of similar events... I recall the weather getting so hot in the mid 1960's that our shoes stuck to the roads... Early recorded extreme weather http://www.naa.gov.a...nigo-jones.aspx other extremes... http://members.iinet...ob/worldtp.html
Extreme weather is an integral part of the Earth’s climate.
Throughout the recorded history of the Earth’s climate, extreme weather events have always occurred somewhere, and are caused by large-scale atmosphere ocean flow patterns and their complex interaction with local/regional weather and climate features. An examination of the 20th century climate of North America reveals that the decades of 1920s and 1930s, known as the Dust Bowl years, witnessed perhaps the most extreme climate over the Great American Plains and elsewhere. There were recurring droughts and heat waves on the Canadian/American Prairies.
The prairies also witnessed some extreme cold winters during the 1910s and 1920s – for example in 1907 and 1920. We meteorologists still do not fully understand why the climate of North America was so anomalous during the 1920s and 1930s.
During the 1950s and 1960s most of Canada witnessed extreme cold winters, especially on the prairies where record breaking low temperatures (Edmonton at minus 45C and below in the 1960s) were registered. In Ontario and Quebec, cold and snowy winters was a norm during the 1960s and early 1970s.
THE FORGOTTEN STORM The Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the worst tornado in history to strike America, sweeping through Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, injuring 2,000 and killing 695. Although now largely forgotten, it set standards against which we still measure all others.
Short answer, no – It seems to be decreasing. The most extreme weather in the US occurred 60-120 years ago, before global climate disruption kicked in.
1889 – Pennsylvania – the deadliest flood in US history
1900 – Galveston – the deadliest Hurricane in US History
1910 – Idaho – the biggest forest fire in US history
1913 – Death Valley – The hottest temperature ever recorded in North America.
1913 – Ohio – the third worst flood in US history
1925 – Tri-State Tornado – the worst tornado in US history. Wind speeds up to 318 mph
1928 – Okeechobee – Category 5 hurricane killed 2,500 people
1930s – Dust Bowl – Hottest year and worst drought in US history
1935 – Florida – Strongest hurricane to ever hit the US
1937 – Mississippi Valley – the second worst flood in US history
1938 – New England Hurricane
1940s – Worst decade for hurricanes in the US
The anti-engineering climochondriacs weren’t alive when all this was going on. They live inside their own imagination.
No one has ever denied that the weather is in a continuous state of change, prove me wrong here and show me a quote where someone does. Good luck.
However it is the steady rise in temperature on a global scale, with no external cause which is different. Only CO2 and land use change plugs the gap in accounting for it.
Extreme weather events have also indeed always happened, but it is the increasing frequency and severity which is noteworthy. This increase in sever weather is clearly discernible in those areas which have good historic weather data such as north America and Europe. The data doesn't lie, unless you believe in conspiracies that is
Please try to differentiate between what the scientists are saying about the weather/climate in an impartial analysis, and what the politicians are saying about what we should do about it. The two things are not the same.
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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:06 PM
Yeah, the idea that there is no climate change is beyond ridiculous.
We continue to argue about what is driving it...also ridiculous.
What we need to agree on is that we need to prepare for it.
Last year we had droughts...this year we have had a cool wet summer. To me, the clever person would think "I might ought retain some of this water just in case there is another drought. If there isn't a drought, well you have made some ponds, lakes and reservoirs and those can be used for recreation and flood control. IF there is another drought...then you will be prepared....win-win.
I also have the gut feeling that soon it is going to be water that draws people to conflict and hostility and not oil or gas. Without fresh water...kinda hard to grow food...which leads to famine...which can lead to deteriorating health conditions...which can lead to disease and pestilence.
In my opinion...we really don't concern ourselves enough with taking care of our fresh water.
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