A lot of creditable sources are now agreeing that the planet is going into a cooling trend. We have been experiencing colder then average temps around the world. Many top scientists have begun to backtrack on the idea of global warming. The earth goes through natural cooling and warming periods so im not saying that we are going into an ice age but we are cooling. please check out the creditable sources i have listed below before commenting.
it isnt solely global warming or cooling, it is climate change. i cant remember the tecnical term but the climates at high latitudes will change more rapidly/ noticeably before the more equatorial latitudes. i think it is due to pressure systems keeping it centralized around the poles until it is large enough to move south.
I live in a high latitude area and have watched climate change rape and pillage mother nature's bosom for over two decades. i moved here when i was 4 and can remember getting so much snow that we could/had to make tunnels out of the house. each year was noticeably less and less snow(im talking like 30 inches total a season max) and colder temps for longer periods of time. we have barely had spring/fall the last 3 or 4 years now, it just jumps straight into summer/ winter. december and january have turned into this frozen hell where it doesnt get warmer than -40 for over 4 weeks and then out of no where it will warm up to 50F and rain all day long and then go back to -40 the next day. that is becoming "the norm".
the summers have been noticeably changing as well, wicked dry spells in the 80's for long periods of time, rapturesque wildfires. i was up north hunting a couple weeks ago and nothing has started migrating yet. the weather is changing already, i got snowed on super hard, but nothing from the caribou to the the littlest birds have started moving south. it is super late for the animals to move and if they dont make it over the brooks range before it snows in then they will not live very long.
these are just a few examples off the top of my head. i dont agree with global warming or cooling, but rather the climate is changing, we are getting extremes of both, more frequently and for longer periods of time.
this was from one of the times it warmed up and rained in the middle of winter.
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I think we all have noticed climate change. I live in South Jersey and over the past 10 years things have changed, especially in the last couple years. We have extreme winter thaws where it will be 13 degrees one day and then jump to 65 the next. Summer has turned into a rainy season when it used to be pretty dry. Now it downpours on and off day after day. Fall and spring are shorter and shorter. Shit is getting really wacky.
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Not really my point but you are kinda right. Just so you know the last five hottest summers on record (1930,1934,1936,1954,1980) all occurred before this increase in co2 and 4 occurred before suv's. Im not saying we all shouldn't buy an electric car or build a windmill in are backyard but it's tough to really know how much the extra co2 is effecting are planet. truth of the matter is global warming is a political issue and has nothing to do with science. So research actual sources like the ones i listed above instead of puking back up the news you heard on fox.
Unfortunately, This "Global Cooling" delusion emerged from two sources with very little credibility, The Daily Mail, and the Telegraph. They basically fudged some numbers around to make a statistic that in no way actually represents the long term trend of our global climate change.
Definitely check out this article which explains the circumstance in depth:
just to possibly clarify for some, climate change and weather are two different things entirely. Just because it was 12 degrees one day and 60 the next has nothing to do with climate change, it has everything to do with weather. while climate change can effect the weather, climate change must be viewed over long periods of time, looking at trends of temperature throughout years and decades.
I have little faith in any predictions about climate change. these fuckers have their own agendas, forecasts for warming have been monumentally overestimated, co2 itself has been made the end-all-be-all factor in climate change when other gases (methane, hydrocarbons, ozone etc) are much more effective at trapping heat. And there is no end to greenhouse gas production in sight as countries with little to no regulation are growing tremendously (ie india).
al gore told me i'd be underwater right now, and that shit hasn't happened. don't believe 90% of the stuff you hear
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An increase of greenhouse gases (CO2 and methane) in our atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels exacerbating the greenhouse effect causing a global heating trend, which is in fact science and not politics. The point that there is a debate on whether this is anthropogentic or, even worst, whether it is even happening just points to the fact that people need to open up their eyes and look around themselves.
Not saying either sides wrong or right. There is just so much info being discovered that its going to take a while to see the "full" effects of the increased release of green house gases, which is undeniable. I live in northeast Ohio and today the temperature reached 98, when the average for the month is maybe 70. All I'm saying is the way were living isn't natural and it's bound to have an effect, whether its in the next decade or long term.
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That's the thing about trends...depending on what you set as the dependent and independent variables will skew the research. I've been skiing well into late April, early May the past 4 Seasons in Michigan, but got skunked in Squaw over the first of the year 2 years ago. Squaw had record snowfall the previous year. It's going to snow, and that's all that matters.
Talk about a hard challenge right there. ... If you ever tried to ski when youíre wasted, itís not easy.