posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:58 PM
reply to post by jdub297
have we not taken steps since 1979 to prevent it? could it possibly be, even in the slightest, that we reversed some of the major issues like melting
polar icecaps and we're just seeing the minor (though severe in some places) leftovers of climate change?
Just wondering.... I grew up in the 80s - its all anyone around me talked about, was doing as much as we could to protect the environment - 30 years
later maybe some of our ideas worked? I have no doubt that climate change is a natural occurence, but I also have no doubt that we've helped speed
up the process.
Your post reminds me of the whole Y2K fiasco - despite the radical claims of end of days prophecies that came along with it - there was a legitimate,
genuine fear that computers would malfunction - they did not - but didn't we spend significant time prior, going back and correcting as much software
as we could to prevent it? is it not at all possible that no airplanes fell out of the sky because it was fixed already?
as always, I'm an idiot - you're free to tell me I'm wrong - but it makes sense to me
meanwhile if anyone cares - I live in SE PA - we always had a rule in my house that air conditioners don't go into the windows until the first day of
summer - mostly for money reasons - this year we had no choice - A/C went in the windows 2 weeks ago because temperatures were exceeding 95 degrees
(as late as 10pm at night) - its very unusual
in contrast, it started raining 3 days ago and has barely gone above 70 since (currently 68 at 1 in the morning)
the weather is on crack