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Originally posted by R3KR
Its funny how we "humans" have just recently become intelligent,
and already we are saying we have an affect on the climate. This global warming BS is just another... "The world revolves around me" complex
Its a shame that people dont see how much the governments are getting by manipulating data from "scientists".
The airline industry is suffering because of these idiots and make them pay millions of dollars for a non existent problem.
Obama has wasted at least 1 billion on two companies that were supposed "green" companies.
All of that money should be used for something good,
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by SaturnFX
yah you forgot those last two cold snaps where it got down to the 30's and people were covering their bushes to protect from frost. Oh yes my neighbors did that. I did lose two plants to the cold but my jasmine seems hardy enough.
Originally posted by ANOK
It seems to me most deny global warming because of the carbon tax conspiracy, but what if it is true and they are just taking advantage of it?
And isn't the pattern, global warming followed by cooling, followed by an ice age? Could it be the loss of ice is already starting to cool the oceans thus allowing the temps to seem to have not gone up?
Could it be that the ice has gone so far that it is going to continue to melt even though temps are not rising anymore?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's a tense time at Imperial Tropicals, one of central Florida's largest ornamental fish farms.
It will be days, if not weeks, before farmer Fran Drawdy discovers how the recent cold snap will affect her fish.
Her millions of platies, mollies and guppies in outdoor ponds could die quickly from the drastic temperature change – it went from 80 degrees on Christmas to 20 degrees two weeks later – or they could fall sick and linger from stress or a fungus
We have tremendous challenges with the cold," said Drawdy, who has owned the central Florida farm with her family for 40 years. "Our prayer was that we wouldn't face that this year. We were just really starting to recover."
Drawdy is referring to 2010, when many Florida ornamental fish farmers lost between 80 and 100 percent of their stock. That year, temperatures stayed below 50 for 11 days straight in January and then another cold snap in December struck the area.
"The last three winters in a row it seems like we have been just clobbered," said David Boozer, executive director of the Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association, a group that counts 231 farmers as members.
Originally posted by SavedOne
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
I started a thread, for myself, last summer that tracked how erratic and record setting the weather was, last summer, and specifically how uncharacterstically hot and dry it was in my own state (TX) since I've been living here or a quarter-century:
Fellow Texan here, born and raised here and in my 50+ years I've never seen a summer as brutally hot, dry and miserable as that of 2011. We broke the record for 100+ days in a year and shattered the average temp record. It seems surreal to suffer that here while watching the news of flooding in other parts of the US and crazy monsoons in other countries. I don't think this is about global warming trends so much as it is about increasingly extreme weather, it's like the earth is trying desperately to rebalance the climate.
Regarding global warming, personally I think all this talk about whether it's "real" or not is taking away from the real problem of diminishing natural resources and increasing pollution levels. If it can be proven that the planet is not getting warmer then it seems everyone is content to dismiss the whole issue and continue right on consuming massive quantities of fossil fuels and dumping the filthy byproducts into the air we breathe and the water we drink. Our biggest cities have a constant brown funk hanging over them thanks to our exhaust gases and if anyone thinks that's not a health problem and huge drain on our health care system then you're in denial.
Now is the time to address these problems, because very soon it could be too late. Not for the planet, it'll survive regardless. We are the ones at risk.
WOW ! everybody...seriously.. The earth can warm up and not have it be a man made thing. It's called cycles.... They happened for millions of years before Earth even existed and we are acting like we know everything about everything. Stop acting smart and admit it. None of you know what is going on but it sure as hell isn't global warming. When something is constantly forced on you or pushed on your by others ....that is a red flag that much of that is probably false or deceptive in some way. Learn something. get smart.
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
Stop acting smart and admit it. None of you know what is going on but it sure as hell isn't global warming.
Well, increasingly extreme weather is just what you expect
Originally posted by ClydeFrog42
reply to post by SquirrelNutz
No duh? Earths "climate" is something that is inherently subject to change. The climate is not some stagnant weather condition with any steady normalcy. The climate is always changing... always has been... always will be.
I dont think this is news to anybody? At least, anybody with an ounce of common sense.