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  • What"s with the weather?

    Okay, what's with this, Christmas 2010:

    and now today:

    And, Environment Canada says we have "Global Warming"

    Merry Christmas everyone!


  • #2
    In the 1970's it was Global cooling and the coming Ice Age. Then Al Gore changed it to global warming and the melting of all the polar ice.

    So when neither came true the fabricated 'climate change'. The entire weather changing periods have been going on for centuries and it has nothing to do with humans. It is the interaction of the sun and earth and numerous other natural effects.

    Merry Christmas.
    Dave Mason


    • #3
      Dave,with now over 7 billion humans now living on this planet,it's hard to believe that we are not having an effect on the worlds weather systems.Never before in the earth's past have CO2 levels reached the levels that we see today.

      That has a direct link to all of the fossil fuels that we humans are consuming,and putting up into our atmosphere.

      I agree with you on the point,that this earth has gone through many climate changes in the past.And those were part of a continuous cycle that has shaped the world we see today.

      Nevertheless,we and our activities are now changing the world's weather systems,and it's delicate balancing act.

      Greenhouse gases cause more & more moisture to be trapped in our atmosphere,thus giving more fuel for extreme weather events on the planet.

      Things like ice storms you would see maybe once in a hundred years,are becoming more frequent.

      Hurricanes,are becoming more powerful due to oceans warming & more moisture being available.

      So to suggest that climate change is a fabrication of some sort,I think is wrong!

      I only wish people could see somehow into the future,to see what kind of mess we are going to leave future generations on this planet.

      I have always thought,it's better to be on the side of caution, then sorry for what might turn out to be mankind's biggest mistake.

      Greg Shinnie


      • #4
        Ah, I can remember Christmas's in my youth (late 50's) where we had cold weather and snow, others that were warm and rainy, and at least one sticks in my mind that was so warm that we were in our shirt sleeves.

        Those types of variations are 'normal'. Actually, the current dip in the jet stream is giving us the latest fluctuations in temps, bringing warm air up from the Gulf. I can remember another winter like that in the 80's.

        As to the longer term trend in our climate, unfortunately, it has become more of a political issue than a scientific one, and thus we should be careful not to let our conversation trend in that direction.


        • #5
          I couldn't agree more Bruce. Thankfully, there are still a few honest scientists out there willing to speak up.

          Merry Christmas.
          Dave Mason


          • #6
            I only remember twice when I was growing up in Connecticut that we had no snow for Christmas. One day it was even warm enough to ride my bicycle through the melting snow still on the road.

            Now out here on the Colorado eastern plains that is s different story. You wonder if we're ever going to get snow for Christmas.
            Bill Shanaman

            New Haven RR

            Hartford Division

            in Colorado.


            • #7
              Plenty of cold and snow in Michigan this year, on top of all the ice. No power still for many in this area.

              Thanks Dave and Bruce for the science and history lesson. Logic overcomes all.

              All is about ready for Christmas in our house.

              Peace and good will to all.
              Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

              Cedar Swamp
              SW of Manistique, MI

              Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022


              • #8
                I can only say what I read and see pictures of about the rest of the world, but according to my mother and another local farmer's daughter, our growing season is more than a month longer (2+ weeks on each end) than it was before WWII. Then, you weren't safe planting corn & tomatoes before Memorial Day, and you chose varieties that would ripen before Labor Day. Now I'm not sure of a killing frost until October.


                • #9
                  We definitely have global warming here. We're expecting 32c / 89f degrees here today in Melbourne Australia, so will be another traditional warm Christmas for us.

                  Hope you Northerner's don't freeze too much.
                  Regards Rob

                  Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                  My current build.