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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Do you think this is related in any way to 'global warming'?
    Maybe,but i blame Marduk more.It is approaching and it is going to bump into Earth and we are all going to die.Noooo!
    Seriously yes.Probably it is because of global warming.

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    Perhaps we're at least getting started?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070130/...kxBHNlYwN0bQ--

    At least it's not a taboo subject. Now if we could only get them to start DOING something about it!

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    That's a pretty scary forecast, Thomas. A less textual, more visual approach is currently being used in Canadian media. It brings the message home by displaying photos of unusual climatic conditions around the globe, such as a woman walking on the dried up bed of a river, ice covering nice, plump oranges, and uprooted trees and devastated woods on the west coast. But there's is always going to be a clash between commercial interest and environmentally sound consumer practices and, to this day, I observe more one person per car driving around Maine than people taking the bus or pooling for rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Dressler View Post
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    Is it usually that warm in Arizona in January?
    January's average Hi is 66(F) - So I would say we have been about 10 degrees warmer than normal. Today (Tuesday) it has been raining steadily since mid-morning and expected to continue into tomorrow - It is 54 degrees today, still short-sleeve and shorts weather for me though

    There are 22 days on average that the temps dip into the high teens or low 20's. Most of our annual rainfall (9" or more) occurs in our "Monsoon Season" from mid July through early September. During those months, we will be pushing 112 degrees (f) and no clouds in sight ... then around 3pm, the rains come in with a vengance (thunder and lightening dancing all around), then a heavy rainfall - the temp drops 30 degrees and the rain lasts for an hour or so, then the clouds leave, the temp rises to 112, and the humidity is so thick one can cut it with a knife .

    I guess most every place around the nation and world has it's own weather related issues tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoon rains, earthquakes, etc.

    Today we rented Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth today to view at home ...
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    Conspiracy Theory related to this topic

    Krummhorn, did you find the movie interesting? I have to find it--they don't have it at my local video rental place.

    Now here's something very weird related to all of this. I sometimes feel weird about discussing American politics on these forums because it feels a little like airing your personal dirty laundry to everyone, and also because as a regulator I try to stay away from too many issues that could be divisive. But hey, this is Krummhorn's forum! LOL

    Anyhow, here it is. Last evening I was reading with great interest the incoming news reports on Yahoo about our Congress investigating how the administration may have influenced scientists to downplay global warming. There was one particularly damning report which came from Reuters, in which one scientist said that the person in the administration who was making these decisions was an oil executive type person. And the headline and photo of Bush were particularly damning, combined with the fact that the report was simply statements by very reputable people. Well, at one point when I checked the news last evening, this report was number one in the "Most Popular" category. And then, this is amazing, I watched it slide down to number 4 within 30 seconds, and then about a minute later it was down to number 6. This morning it is nowhere to be found and the only article about it on Yahoo is one that is much softer, pussy-footing around.

    Now, either the public is completely uninterested in this topic, or there is some way that powerful people can make millions of hits on other news stories to push the damning ones out of the public eye. Either of these scenarios is a bit scary. I would not jump to any "conspiracy theories" except for the fact that I have seen this happen several times. I watched the exact same thing happen a couple times with other stories that showed Bush in a damning light over the Iraq war. I honestly watched this with my own eyes.

    I wouldn't say this, but someone has to point this out. This is maybe the most important issue facing us all. Yes, the war is horrible, but geez, this issue faces every country on earth, and if something isn't done NOW a war in Iraq will seem petty. These issues need to be kept on the front burner, not manipulated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Dressler View Post
    Krummhorn, did you find the movie interesting? I have to find it--they don't have it at my local video rental place.
    Yes - very humbling experience ... everyone needs to see this movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Dressler
    ... and also because as a regulator I try to stay away from too many issues that could be divisive. But hey, this is Krummhorn's forum! LOL
    Thomas ... LOL ... IMHO, even as regulators, we can (and should) still make great contributions to these forums, as you have here. I really appreciate your posting ... perhaps I can return the favor in your forum
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    Clearly, news media every where have the right to disseminate information, reports, forecasts, etc., giving as much priority to climatic issues as they are entitled to. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) is currently doing just that by making climatic news and issues the leading theme for several consecutive days. I don't know if a similar initiative has been adopted by leading US newspapers. The Globe's most recent long-term scientific forecast is quite interesting. Among other topics, it singles out Australia and its great reef barrier as a particularly vulnerable area of the world.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl.../National/home

    Sorry. I just saw that this URL does not give access to the article. But Globe and Mail is online and offers the full article free.

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    Yes, Ouled, I think the news media are trying to get this story out but it is being buried by those who don't want to deal with the embarassment of having their incompetent manipulations exposed. At least this is how it appears. That story is now nowhere to be found anywhere on the Yahoo news.

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    Did anyone see on the news that they turned off the lights on the Eiffel tower and other landmarks worldwide to bring focus to climate issues? Here in Mtl. it was the Hydro-Quebec building light (a big letter Q. ) Good idea though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Dressler View Post
    Perhaps we're at least getting started?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070130/...kxBHNlYwN0bQ--

    At least it's not a taboo subject. Now if we could only get them to start DOING something about it!
    This is the sort of thing Al Gore brings to our attention in his movie An Inconvient Truth. I tend to think we, people in general, are becoming more aware of, but our government, at least in the US, seems reluctant to totally embrace this problem, mainly because the 'wheels of justice' turn ever so [too] slowly.

    I quite agree with ON on the comment about seeing more one person car travel in Maine. In Tucson, mass transit is a joke, partly because we are more of a sprawling rural area as opposed to a more structured urban area like, Philadelphia, Los Angeles or Boston. Travel time from west to east (25 miles) can take up to 90 minutes to traverse; there are no east/west express routes here. We do have public transportation, but unless you live within the 'city limits', you are mostly on your own, transportation wise. We still have lots of un-annexed county areas - I live in one of those 'county pockets' where city transportation doesn't exist, even though I am considered part of the 'city' for my address, mail and utility services; so I am expected to drive 6 miles to the bus stop, wait 20 or so minutes for a bus, to travel another 5 miles to my final destination.

    There is talk about a light rail system here - but as is so typical of oour local government, it will take years of 'feasability study' then years of 'environmental study', then more years figuring out how to finance the project. I'll be dead by the time all that happens


    Quote Originally Posted by rojo View Post
    Did anyone see on the news that they turned off the lights on the Eiffel tower and other landmarks worldwide to bring focus to climate issues? Here in Mtl. it was the Hydro-Quebec building light (a big letter Q. ) Good idea though...
    I see this as another good idea as I see countless high-rise buildings with ALL their internal lights glowing 24/7. Most of those doing that here are county and city buildings . Until government, in general, embraces this alarming problem, where is the drive to help solve this problem? I am convinced and doing everything I can to help solve the global warming issues, but as Thomas mentions, our government needs to get off their duffs and put a plan into action today, for there might be to many tomorrow's left. There's more about the issue on the web.

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    So, what's happening in your country or state about your weather trends. Do you think it's related to 'global warming'. What are people or government doing about it where you live?

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    Just had to mention, the weather here is foggy! Thick as pea soup!
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    Is the fog a normal occurence for this time of the year in your geographic area, or is this possible attributed to a general warming trend?

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    Well, fog is pretty rare around here. But today, April 11th, we get 10 cm of snow! I thought winter was over, but I guess not. Seems winter has just been shifted by about a month and a half this year; this spring has been unseasonably cold. Go figure.
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    Ok,

    Now I'm gonna venture into the shark-infested waters of global warming and the lopsided debate it has spawned. Weather and climate are phenomena which are subject to change quicker than a woman or man leaves their partner. Sure, we can make predictions based on statistical modeling for most weather but it is a highly inexact science since we do not factor in, amongst other things, the energy output of the Sun nor do we take into account the will of The Eternal One. The Sun varies in its total energy output every second. This energy output is, among other things, Gamma and Infrared waves. We must recognise that there are factors which are beyond any possibility of our control. What is impossible for man is not impossible for God.

    You can take an ice-core sample from the Arctic or Antartica and see the wide climate change way before the Industrial Revolution. Glaciers have drastically advanced and receded over parts of the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. The alarmism that is palpable when listening to *scientific panels* who have never once submitted their findings to peer-reviewed academic and scientific journals underscores the *political twisting* of the debate atmosphere. A well-known Danish statistician named Bjorn Lomborg, an environmentalist, took issue with the the way facts were being tampered with in order to steer an agenda. I submit a link to his book entitled *The Skeptical Environmentalist*:

    http://www.lomborg.com/

    Oh yeah, he does have a Ph.D in Statistics but since he does not follow the status quo of the environmental movement his character has been viciously attacked in the media and by certain other *scientists* and he has also received death threats from the radical movements.

    I know I have probably upset the applecart now but I cannot remain silent any longer on this issue.

    Regards!

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    p.s. A recent Arctic expedition with a famous celebrity named Anne Bancroft and her friend in order to prove the *ravages* of global warming had to be cut short since her friend suffered terribly from frostbite.
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