posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by Pampamz
I wasnt only comparing the this to the last year, i only provided links from other sources... however, in latter comments provided my own opinion to
the current events.
To be honest from memory i cannot recall such a vicious winter in parts of the northern hemisphere, now given i am not from nor have ever been there i
understand my own opinion cannot be taken lightly, but from what i remember i have not seen such bad weather.
Now on a more personal note and to a climate that i more accustomed, Australia for the past 10-15 years has suffered massive droughts, you have no
idea how bad it actually got unless you lived here or had any reason to look it up online. In Victoria ( southern state of Aus ) or damns went from
90-100% capacity down to 20-30% in 5 years. The state governments imposed massive water restrictions, etc etc. look it up !
Then suddenly in the past 12 months the total opposite occured, massi8ve floods in drought stricken areas, massive flooding in the Melbourne CBD ((
something i have never seen in my lifetime ) farmers that hadnt seen water for almost 7-8 years were suddenly in the midst of a flood. I will never a
5 year old on the news that hadnt seen rain since he was born and now suddenly their land was under 5 mts of water.
All you need to do is look at antarctic ice records overe the past 500,000 years. We have warm periods and very very cold periods. We are coming
toward the end of another inter-glacial period and we are beggining to see the onset of the next glacial stage ( ice age ) - scientist go on about
global warming but disregard the previous records. Global warming always preceeds an ice age.
What we are seeing is just the beggining and it is sad. Perhaps the incident in the gulf moved this process forward but it always bound to happen.
Just look up the last time thre gulf stream stopped about 13,000yrs ago.