posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:20 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69
I think we (man and science) are pretty arrogant and condescending to think we can describe the Earth's cycles with a couple of hundred years of data
(or even a couple of thousand years of data).
I think we are in a climate change, but I don't think there is any conclusive evidence to support that it is man-made. I am all for the
environmental movement, and so the paranoia has at least resulted in positive changes, but I have serious doubts that anything we do or don't do will
have any lasting impact on the natural processes of the earth. We might kill ourselves off, but we won't significantly impact the earth.
As for the use of "epic." It may have been used in descriptions of events before, but this year they are using it to mean "greater than a 500 year
event." Therefore, this year we have already had two record-breaking tornado outbreaks, a record setting drought over a large part of the southern
mid-west, multiple record-setting floods down the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio rivers. All of those events are greater than 500 year events, and
they have happened within a couple of months of one another. Then you add in a couple of the most powerful Earthquakes ever on record, and the
budding droughts in the SouthEast, and you have some serious consequences blooming.
Can't wait to see what Hurricane Season has in store for us? Will it be another 2005 with back to back to back, or will it be single monster like
Andrew except worse? Will it be wind? or Rain? or Wave action?
Lets not forget the record-breaking wild-fire in Arizona and the 400+ fires currently burning in Florida.
I agree that all of these things are somewhat normal when taken in singular doses, but it is unheard of to have 500 year events occurring
simultaneously all over the country.