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A sensible, hope filled all-purpose heavy duty Global Warming/ Climate Change thread.

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 9,531
    Americans built in the desert because they can, Middle Eastern people live in the desert because they have.  Either move or build an air conditioned dome.  There are not many options.  
    Give Peas A Chance…
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 28,568
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    I'm glad he came around but the phrase that comes to mind is "no shit, Sherlock".
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 28,568
    brianlux said:
    I'm glad he came around but the phrase that comes to mind is "no shit, Sherlock".
    pssst....brian.....be happy when people come around.....don't mock them......pssst.......
    (Track 10 of The Headstones' Nickels For Your Nightmares)


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    brianlux said:
    I'm glad he came around but the phrase that comes to mind is "no shit, Sherlock".
    pssst....brian.....be happy when people come around.....don't mock them......pssst.......
    Oh,  ahhh... ummm... I meant to say, "Good show, Shylock!"
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    Right on, Pearl Jam!

    I'm off today anyway but if I wasn't, I would not go to work.  But even that would be a weak commitment.  I'm both self-employed and help out my wife and her business partner at the Bookery.  So to those who truly did go on strike for the climate today, I salute you!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore












  • "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,268
    2°C: Beyond the limit

    Radical warming in Siberia leaves millions on unstable ground



    This is a huge in-depth article (an excellent one), so I can't actually post it. Hopefully those who have access to WaPo will read it. (there were a few people mocking my statements about the forthcoming climate change migration.... Siberia is a good example of how it happens. It will become a bigger and bigger problem from right now, and sometime in the not-too-distant future those who mocked the idea will realize how oblivious they were).
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 9,531

    Give Peas A Chance…
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570



    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    For those few and rare global warming deniers, more evidence has surfaced:


    Grass growing around Mount Everest as global heating intensifies


    "Shrubs and grasses are springing up around Mount Everest and across the Himalayas, one of the most rapidly heating regions of the planet."



    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
      Warm water discovered beneath Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier, scientists say
    https://news.yahoo.com/warm-water-discovered-beneath-antarcticas-164951744.html

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    mickeyrat said:
      Warm water discovered beneath Antarctica's 'doomsday' glacier, scientists say
    https://news.yahoo.com/warm-water-discovered-beneath-antarcticas-164951744.html


    "Florida sized block of ice."   Damn.  74,000 square miles. "A runaway collapse of the glacier would lead to a significant increase in sea levels of about two feet..."   Double damn.
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
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  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,607
    Thought I'd ask this here since I'm getting roasted on The Porch:

    Is it unreasonable to ask why Ed, as someone who seems to be a climate change activist, would take a corporate gig with a private jet company?
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
    Feb 2 and 3 Columbus Ohio. highs near or at 60...... Dead middle of winter. Same as Jan early.....
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  • tishtish Neither here, nor therePosts: 3,867
    edited February 2020
    I can only read temperature in Canadian, so I'm guessing that's warm? Just dumped snow here, trees are happy. 

    Overall, with the warming trend, glacier melt, sea level increases, climate migration expected, extreme weather and fires,  I'm still thinking its' not gonna get super crazy fun until the thermalhaline circulation of the ocean changes currents. 
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
    tish said:
    I can only read temperature in Canadian, so I'm guessing that's warm? Just dumped snow here, trees are happy. 

    Overall, with the warming trend, glacier melt, sea level increases, climate migration expected, extreme weather and fires,  I'm still thinking its' not gonna get super crazy fun until the thermalhaline circulation of the ocean changes currents. 
    roughly 15C.....

    typical or usual should be between -15 and 0C
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    mickeyrat said:
    Feb 2 and 3 Columbus Ohio. highs near or at 60...... Dead middle of winter. Same as Jan early.....

    That's t-shirt weather in Columbus!

    We're having a few days of cool weather and a few nights just a wee bit below freezing, but last night was only our first frost of the year which, at 2,000 foot elevation (609.6 meters) in the Sierra Foothills, that's a late start for frost here.  And just three days ago, I was wearing a t-shirt at work. 
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
    brianlux said:
    mickeyrat said:
    Feb 2 and 3 Columbus Ohio. highs near or at 60...... Dead middle of winter. Same as Jan early.....

    That's t-shirt weather in Columbus!

    We're having a few days of cool weather and a few nights just a wee bit below freezing, but last night was only our first frost of the year which, at 2,000 foot elevation (609.6 meters) in the Sierra Foothills, that's a late start for frost here.  And just three days ago, I was wearing a t-shirt at work. 
    seems to be a trend where its like the seasons have shifted. sone years we've had regular winter weather in april and may
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    mickeyrat said:
    Feb 2 and 3 Columbus Ohio. highs near or at 60...... Dead middle of winter. Same as Jan early.....

    That's t-shirt weather in Columbus!

    We're having a few days of cool weather and a few nights just a wee bit below freezing, but last night was only our first frost of the year which, at 2,000 foot elevation (609.6 meters) in the Sierra Foothills, that's a late start for frost here.  And just three days ago, I was wearing a t-shirt at work. 
    seems to be a trend where its like the seasons have shifted. sone years we've had regular winter weather in april and may

    My wife says the same thing.   Could be-- some of our most wintry weather over the last 5 years or so has come in March and April.
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 24,381
    edited February 2020
    pjl44 said:
    Thought I'd ask this here since I'm getting roasted on The Porch:

    Is it unreasonable to ask why Ed, as someone who seems to be a climate change activist, would take a corporate gig with a private jet company?
    Are you saying that the captain is telling us the boat is not safe and we're drowning, but it turns out he's out there making small waves on his own?
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  • rhanishanerhanishane NSW AustraliaPosts: 505
    On Sunday it was 46 degrees Celcius in NSW where I live. Today a much cooler 28 degrees Celcius 🤗 and we have rain coming again yay and my lawn is looking green rather than crunchy brown grass 🙌 The scorched earth near my home where bushfires raged through in November is slowly starting to sprout some green. Unfortunately where the inferno was hottest it's nothing but dirt and charcoal stick trees for many kilometres that may take years to come back and our fire was only 31,000 hectares in size relatively small in comparison to the major blazes that have impacted our beautiful country. Something very different about the last 2 years not so much the weather but more the changes on the ground. Yes it was dry and no rain for a long time but it has just felt strange to watch my neighbourhood change so quickly from what it seemed to be changing from underground. Definitely seemed like the water table underground had diminished greatly but suddenly? Huge 5cm cracks formed in the ground in the roadside drains all of a sudden. Gumtrees were shedding like I've never seen dropping mass fuel loads on the ground and everything was crunchy and tinder dry. 
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,607
    pjl44 said:
    Thought I'd ask this here since I'm getting roasted on The Porch:

    Is it unreasonable to ask why Ed, as someone who seems to be a climate change activist, would take a corporate gig with a private jet company?
    Are you saying that the captain is telling us the boat is not safe and we're drowning, but it turns out he's out there making small waves on his own?
    Yeah, I mean the answer seems to be "lol, you actually listen to that?" so I just tapped out
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
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    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 35,570
    mickeyrat said:

    That;'s great!  It look so much more hopeful than what was going on when this was written (2007):


    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,153
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    Not today Sir, Probably not tomorrow.............................................. bayfront arena st. pete '94
    you're finally here and I'm a mess................................................... nationwide arena columbus '10
    memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.................................... first niagara center buffalo '13
    another man ..... moved by sleight of hand...................................... joe louis arena detroit '14
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 15,045
    mickeyrat said:
    Feb 2 and 3 Columbus Ohio. highs near or at 60...... Dead middle of winter. Same as Jan early.....
    but its in the 30’s Wednesday ;)
    hippiemom = goodness
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