reply to post by Wrabbit2000
The same day...it was 69 degrees in Chicago, which I believe is slightly below normal. Its really weird when a band fairly close geographically as
Springfield, Missouri is so drastically differnt in temp the WRONG way.
As far as global warming...sure, the average global temp has been climbing for the past 100 years or so, but (and I don't live on a coast) i'm not
concerned about that so much. I'm also not concerned about what the reasons are (man-made, natural cycle, satan drilling a borehole up from hell,
solar forces, cosmic forces, etc.) I simply just don't care, though I do believe the measurements.
What I do care about is the dramatic increase in erratic weather. Not just where I live, but all over the place. I remember as a kid, you'd break a
record hi or low temp here and there, but you wouldn't have a barrage of Cat4, Cat5 hurricanes, multiple 9+ Richter earthquakes. Extreme prolonged
hot, cold, drought, flooding, etc. This isn't something that has been changing over the past 100 years gradually - this is what seems to be the New
Earth, over the past 10-15 years. Natural cycle, weather and earthquake weapons, new agers lining up all of their crystals just right while they all
hum at a certain frequency...no idea, and like global warming, the cause doesn't matter much. What matters is that its happening. Wedont need to
figure out what to blame, we need to figure out if its going to stay, get worse, go back to normal, and based on those possibilities, how are we going
to cope with it. If in the 2020's, we're having 11.0 quakes, Cat7 hurricanes, 3 months of 115-degree days in Chicago,7 months of torrential downpour
in Phoenix..will anyone really care what is causing it (assuming finding the answer won't stop it?) or will people just want to figure out how we're
going to adapt, survive, and thrive?
Phew. Ok, so I delved into it a bit there. Sometimes I just need to throw my "global warming / climate change" (GWCC) thing out there, because it
often feels like there's 3 sides to the discussion: the 'GWCC is real and its 100% because of human activity - Al Gore's charts said so and must be
right or he wouldn't have sold his book' side, the 'there is no GWCC at all, we just recently invented thermometers and I failed all science
classes I ever took and am only able to read headlines, not details' side, and then there's me, all alone (that's what it feels like, I know its
not actually true) wondering why we're wasting thoughts and resources trying to figure out which side is right, so they can say "I told you so."
The funny part is, the best they'd be able to do is have bragging rights, but basically anyone with an IQ (not over any certain number, just an IQ
that can be measured at all) can plainly see neither extreme is correct. My guess is, those few of us who aren't just rooting for their favorite
sleeze-bag political party's or media talking head's line to be right will be the ones as the world burns saying "I told you so." ah well, we'll
leave it to the 99.99% who seem to have all the answers.