posted on Jan, 2 2005 @ 12:33 PM
You are putting words in my mouth. I would thank you to kindly *not* do that.
you seem to want to discount many of the things happening, like the hurricane that developed in the south American coasts, one which had never
Actually it has. I wrote the wikipedia entries for a number of oddball 'huricanes'. However, I would like to point out that they are infact rare,
and that prior to 1950 we had no way to know they were there (they are not very big hurricanes, and are confused with non-tropical storms based on
ground observations) because we had no weather satellites.
There have also been 'hurricanes' in the mediterain before (really!!). There are also arctic hurricanes. (I could go on and on and on)
things are not as normal as you would want to make them look like, when was the last time we had 5 major hurricanes developing and hitting the US?
At the risk of sounding crass, who cares. The US isn't the end all and be all of the world, or even the atlantic hurricane basin.
when was the last time when these 5 major hurricanes happened almost within a month or two?
Not at all uncommon to have a major burst of hurricanes in August and September.. infact.. over 60% of all hurricanes ever recorded occur during those
Also looking at some of the things weather related that have been happening lately, you cannot tell me with a straight face that things are normal...
We are having records in storms, lightening, etc, etc, and these weather events seem to be getting worse.
Where did I say that all the weather patterns were normal. *You* specifically referenced hurricanes in a thread about earthquakes
I responded to
point out, while a big season, it was not without precident.
Things are not normal, are you telling me that the 2003 heatwave in Europe was normal? the one that killed 30,000+ people?
Normal, no. A horrible thing, yes. A freak occurance, who knows? (my crystal ball is broken
The Earth does go through cycles, but these cycles do have consequences on humans, and it is also true, according to scientists who have a different
opinion from you, that human activities do have an impact on climate change and the consequences these changes bring
I don't disagree on any of that. I believe we are having some effect on the climate's planet. I would expect major hurricane seasons to become
more common going forward (and have said so elsewhere in this forum). Having said that, I *ALSO* believe we are in a natural warming cycle. The
crappy timing of it, it just happens to coincide with the period when we are doing the most damage.. sort of a double whammy if you will.
Hopefully, this clarifies my point..