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It happens like a boat tipping

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posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 12:35 AM
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It happens like a boat tipping

A 2003 Science magazine review by Pennsylvania State University climatologist Richard Alley centered on historic threshold behavior, such as the sudden droughts that triggered the 1930s Dust Bowl.

Alley warned that such shifts occur like a capsizing boat: "Leaning slightly over the side of a canoe will cause only a small tilt, but leaning slightly more may roll you and the craft into the lake."

All of the current climate models and climate sensitivity findings rely on the weather operating in the future much as it has in the past, with small tilts, says Duke University climatologist Gabriele Hegerl. A few big things going wrong could throw comfortable assumptions out the window:

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I wouldn't read this one just before going to bed....


Let's hope he's wrong.


[edit on 1-6-2006 by loam]




posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 03:17 AM
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Got a link for the article? Thanks!



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:12 AM
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DS, try this one....

www.usatoday.com...



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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Thanks, CelticMist. Sometimes I get lost in the BB code.....



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:43 AM
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No problem Loam and you were right, not an article to read before going to bed.
Even living 2 hours from the coast makes me feel uneasy, not to mention the onset of hurricane season



posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 10:07 AM
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Not to worry.

I can swim and I always wear flotation when I am out paddling.



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