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    Quote Originally Posted by toejamfootball View Post
    . . . . . I mean the higher ups had to know that we are slowly destroying the Earth years ago, and only recently now that its out in the open are the trying to clean things up. But only after the issue has been brought to the forefront . . . . .
    True - another way of phrasing this might be "political back pedalling"? The perception of those seeking election, in order to gain popularity, might "go with the flow", but when they find themselves between a rock and a hard place, their chant song takes a different tune . Indeed they knew about the issues before being elected into office ... at least imo. Maybe I'm wrong on this ...
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    Since the question of global warming/climate change has been mentioned and since I also have already mentioned the changing weather and flooding in the UK, perhaps posters would be interested to read the current state of play in the UK.

    Nobody can remember anything like this.

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    Wow, Sybarite ... that is one heck of a news item ... hopefully you are being spared this nasty blight of weather where you live?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Wow, Sybarite ... that is one heck of a news item ... hopefully you are being spared this nasty blight of weather where you live?
    London has been doing pretty well – although the area got hit just before the weekend. Personally, I haven't had any problems, but there was plenty of flash flooding in the area and public and private transport were both hit. It was virtually a tropical storm; around lunchtime on Friday, the skies had darkened to something like a late November afternoon, with cloud so low that it obliterated many landmarks (I work on the eighth floor of a blook very near the centre of London). Then the rain just emptied down – absolutely torrential. Yet within an hour or so, it was a lovely afternoon again.

    We've been experiencing such weather increasingly in the last eight years or so (that I can specifically remember). That's why I don't hold with the idea that the weather has always been able to throw a curve ball to surprise people – this is happening now on a regular basis. I cannot recall hearing about so many floods in the UK as in the last few years. And winters are certainly warmer too.

    Anyway, a couple of very brief showers apart, it just about held off yesterday afternoon and evening so that I could enjoy Blondie in a nearby park. Debbie Harry was in great form.

    6.07pm update: as I said, London's been getting away fairly lightly, but other areas are having a torrid time.
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    Space exploration you say?

    If you are going to travel great distances then a Magsail(magnetic sail) is the way to go. It will, however, take a very long time to reach our nearest star Proxima Centauri using this method.

    Check this link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_sail
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    Sybrite, I can't agree with you more about space exploration. Everytime
    nasa gets busy sending spaceshuttles or rockets to space the weather
    seems to change on us. The first time they did it with Apollo missions
    the weather in Kentucky went mild during the winter and that's really
    odd. Kentucky is known to have some rather snowy winters here. Last
    year we had frozen everything with temperatures below freezing but
    very little snow here. I would like to have some more winters like I
    remembered while I was in high school when it would come these 8 to
    10 inch snows that kept us out of school for a month. We didn't get
    as many spring storms either.
    judy tooley

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