Lyric.Sylvani want to ski when I'm 70 years old.
Bum.LifeThis thread is depressing
Lyric.SylvanMy home mountain didn't even open last season
penutbutrnjellyAre you -5 right now?
I thought global warming meant extreme weather trends. As in hotter summers and colder winters. And bigger storms if we're lucky! Winter storms with huge pow dumps that is, I suppose the hurricanes and tsunamis will be more devastating and tragic than awesome.
jibberjabber333That's exactly what's going on here in NY right now. We have really cold winters with massive snow dumps and pretty hot summers. last winter we had over 3 "ice days" off of school because temps got down to -25 and below. Free ski days for us though. And from what i know from our surrounding states, the same thing is happening. just more extreme weather.
kshaughnThey have stopped calling it 'global warming' now because there hasn't actually been universal warming, so it is now called 'climate change', which jibberjabber explained correctly. Their predictions say that we will just get a bunch of extreme weather- blizzards and hurricanes, droughts and floods.
If you look at global temperatures, the trend is fairly flat- some areas of the world have been warmer lately and some cooler. It will be interesting to see how the climate speculation plays out over the next few decades. Keep in mind that Al Gore said the Arctic was going to be completely ice free in 2009, which was wrong, and the Antarctica ice shelf extended the furthest ever this past winter.
Personally, and I know a lot of people won't agree with me on this (which is fine), I think that a lot of this 'climate change' hysteria is a lot of media induced fear. Many early predictions have been incorrect so far, which is why the changed the name from warming to climate change. I don't think our historical weather data from the early 1900s is that accurate and our current technology isn't advanced enough to predict climate changes.
Also keep in mind that the planet has historically gone through a lot of different temperature changes. We have had multiple ice ages and other periods where the entire planet was pretty much a rain forest. I don't think there is going to be too much of a climate change any time soon and Earth will go through it's phases just like it always has.
MiomoITT: People who don't know what they're talking about
It's not "Climate change", it's warming - period. If 20% of places have colder winters, and 80% have warmer winters, that doesn't mean the temperature is "even". While it does mean more dramatic extremes, the net movement is towards warmer. Just because one winter in one area was colder than every winter in the past ten years, doesn't mean it's suddenly getting colder. Maybe in the short term it did, but that means nothing for the long term. It could mean that high altitude air currents were disrupted by this increase in temperature, bringing down colder air from the poles. Now it's warmer at said pole, melting ice, reflecting less heat, etc. etc.
Dr.Prof.JibberWhere do you ski? My resort had the most snow ever since I've been alive and we broke the record for most snow recorded in the past 100 years.
KravtZEven a 100 year period of recording the earth's climate is such a small period of time on the grand scale of things. One year of record snowfall out of 4 billion means absolutely nothing. The earth has been warming since the last ice age...eventually the earth will probably go back into an ice age at some point
MiomoAn ice age is a period of time when there is permanent ice on earth's surface, e.g. the poles. Believe it or not, we're in an ice age right now. We're coming out of one, and very rapidly - unnaturally so.