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Why is so cold everywhere in the world! Are we experiencing a small Ice Age?

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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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I'm sorry, I just had to bounce in here, but it's not a global event. :/ We're having quite seasonable weather here in the northeast US. Today also disproves any semblence of cold seeing as it's almost 60 degrees Fahrenheit outside and was even warmer yesterday.




posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Here in Oklahoma it's supposed to get up to 67 today. Last year at this time was one of the worst snowstorms to hit this state...ever. My city was shut down completely and my neighborhood didn't get plowed for a week. We were on our own, a neighbor and I had to shovel our street by hand, it was almost waist deep. Now I have to mow my lawn soon...ah first world problems...



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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It's been unseasonably cold here in AZ lately, IMO! My parents have lived here for 60 years and they can tell that the weather has definitely changed. The length of the seasons seems shorter and harsher. We talk about it all the time, wondering what's up with the weather that used to be so predictable.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:32 PM
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For one, there is no such thing as a mini ice age(and no one talk about the European "mini ice age" because that wasn' an ice age either)

First, an ice age doesnt' last two months. Second, they don't develop in two months.

If February was cold, it would be a very cold February. That is it.

What everyone is trying to tell you is read up a little on meteorology 101 before you start such discussions.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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La nina.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by writtenimage
It's been unseasonably cold here in AZ lately, IMO! My parents have lived here for 60 years and they can tell that the weather has definitely changed. The length of the seasons seems shorter and harsher. We talk about it all the time, wondering what's up with the weather that used to be so predictable.
That's what I'm saying,winters have moved to Feb and March to April and they are very short and cold in comparison with past years,the weather has definitively changed.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Sorry diamondsmith, its not cold here. In the central united states this has been one of the warmest winters on record.
Feb. is usually our heavy snow month, and by now we are normally under about 22 inches or so of the white stuff-today Sunny and a balmy 60 degrees with a lovely south wind. Ive been outside all day in shirtsleeves.
This is one of the warmest winters I can remember, and so far we have gotten a whopping two inches of snow totalled-not on the same day.

I suspect that the cold and snow will arrive late, and freeze all of the buds on my fruit trees, par for the course, of course.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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First, an ice age doesnt' last two months. Second, they don't develop in two months.
I explained that before but we will see next month(s) what will happen,as about the small ice age it's progressive ,and we don't feel it like something coming suddenly.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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I can play this game too

LOOK A NEW ICE AGE!

Or?
Extra Warm Winter Playing Havok With Hibernating Animals



Ravenous black bears scurrying through trash cans for dinner, mosquitoes swarming in the early grass, amorous deer behaving like, well, rabbits.

Creatures great and small are being thrown for a loop this winter as the unusually warm climate stirs all forms of wildlife from their natural hibernation and reproduction cycles.
Call it the “Jumanji effect.” It will cause bat populations to crater and had famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil stirring early.
And rather than hibernating through the freezing snowstorms typically seen from October to March, black bears are likely to wake early -- and they’ll be ravenous, said Paul Curtis, a professor of natural resources and wildlife specialist with Cornell University.





Thanks to a winter that has averaged at least five degrees above normal, according to Art DeGaetano, a climatologist and the director of the NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center -- above-average temperatures that will continue through April, per the National Weather Service’s long range forecasts -- Black bears could show their faces in the next few weeks. Read more: www.foxnews.com...


How does this figure in to your OP?
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Feb 1st in providence RI seamed like a later winter early spring day with a nice warm sun and a warming air temp every day. As i stated in another thread i say 3 skunks and a cluster of rabbits on my way home late last night. Had on full winter gear just incase and wound up taking off my gloves, hat and hoods. Makes me wonder if this sudden cold snap will happen that alot are talking about. the window for it is slowly closing with the earth on its way back clsoer to the sun AND with all the heightend sun activity mabey we are in the clear? who knows though. Alot of old people are giving grim warining about febuary from there expierences of unpredictable winters. Keep in mind the dust bowl and how around that time there was the year without a winter and the other way around. i really do think there is alot to factor in NOT just the sun NOT just are enviormental impact on global warming and cooling NOT just fracking thats causing the earth to shift and groan and scream. its just what it wants to do what the univers is doing and there aint much to worry bout. still weirds me out that back in december or late november with the big snow storm that crippled the new england but yet Rhode island was more or less uneffected. where a freind that lives in hartford texted me while i in providnece that he was without power and buried in snow. Im trying to get out of the habbit of saying we live in strange times because theses arent strange times. we know no other times.or all of time for that matter. or know all of ANYTHING for that matter. so i guess sit bakc relax and enojoy the slaughter. i hear a cannibal in jail is getting married to a blood sucker some where in europe. interesting times and im over being a scardy cat bout anything.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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I didnt see any bad winter and January thaw here in the Midwest, check your records dude, your forecasters are off-waaay off!



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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diamondsmith this excerpt is copied from your own post "It all depends which scientist you talk to and on what day.....". This is a very accurate description of the often times unpredictable science of far future weather prediction ( no offense to any of you great folks who do this for a living) .

I doubt very seriously there is a weatherman out there who hasnt been caught off guard, and predicted one type of weather only to find the day arrives with something else in store for us. It happens all the time around here.

I live in Missouri which is about as dead center of the U.S. as you can get give or take a few hundred miles, theres an old adage that goes" If you dont like the weather in Missouri stick around for half an hour, itll change". The adage is correct. Ive lived here for 46 years, and experienced pretty much all this country can dish out, and it is constantly changing.

The influences on our weather are vast and truly unpredictable past a certain point. Many things cause our climate to change, certain winds, conveyor change, glaciers dropping into the oceans, and valcanos to name a few-even a pole shift could do it, in fact I suspect that a pole shift would definitely change our weather.

These are things that all of us should expect and wonder about, being the curious persons that we are.
Unexpected weather is also a test for our preparedness, as it also should be, as most humans learn from thier mistakes.

All unexpected weather does is prepare us. Yes, its dangerous, and can be deadly, but that is all part of living on earth. If I wanted to be safe and never face danger, Id live in a bubble. Thankfully I do not, and Ill take my chances with Mother Earth and her changable moods.



edit on 1-2-2012 by Rossa because: spelling, the lack of punctuation is just my style- oops



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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It's been a pretty warm winter in Canada.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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i dunno about the rest of the world but it's never been warmer for february where im from in calgary
i went outside in just a tshirt no jacket or sweater which is unheard of for february let alone january
usually its not tshirt weather until late march

ps. viva la global warming!
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posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by diamondsmith

Originally posted by writtenimage
It's been unseasonably cold here in AZ lately, IMO! My parents have lived here for 60 years and they can tell that the weather has definitely changed. The length of the seasons seems shorter and harsher. We talk about it all the time, wondering what's up with the weather that used to be so predictable.
That's what I'm saying,winters have moved to Feb and March to April and they are very short and cold in comparison with past years,the weather has definitively changed.


Wholeheartedly agree, I was saying the very same thing to a friend of mine yesterday.

Later summers, late winters with sporadic weather patterns. Something is out of synch, our Gregorian calendar does not quite match up with the seasons. - Just within a few months here in the Northwest UK, we've had strong hail for hours and hours and over many days in sharp bursts (never witnessed that prolonged amount before) - fog, cold rain, and then extremely random sunny warm days but not for the typical periods of Autumn, more like very later December / January.

Or maybe i'm over-thinking? But it does seem weather/season-wise is a month or two late.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:28 PM
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It's normal here...Whatcha talk bout Willis....



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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All I can say to you folks who live in these really cold regions is brrrrrrrr. I live on the east coast of the USA and I have never experienced anything any colder than perhaps -5 (F) if that. I get chilled if its below 50.



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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The length of the seasons seems shorter and harsher.


Considering that there are 4 seasons, they can't all be shorter, if one season is shorter, then surely at least one season has to be longer?



posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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in saskatoon the weather is great.
warm great not cold toboggining day great.



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