posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 09:16 PM
reply to post by WhiteAlice
The planet is, in fact, warming. A solitary snowstorm doesn't equate to the average global temperature staying stagnant or cooling. Overall
though, what we are really experiencing on a day to day basis around the world is climate change.
The climate is changing. Yes. That, I don't dispute and never have for that matter. It's in a constant state of change, but that's not what I mean
and truth be told, I was talking to friends about the changes in weather in the late 1990's. That was before it was quite the fad, but before the
profit system had been invented for it too.
The climate has been getting more extreme in both directions, and THAT, not a trend either way, is what I think the evidence is showing. We are seeing
extreme cold AND extreme warmth, depending on where. People say global warming necessarily will cause cooling .. Okay.. and by that logic, that can be
flipped to say global COOLING may cause warming in some areas. The logic for one in technical terms, does flow in reverse. The balance is a crap shoot
for guess work with computer models proving "Garbage In-Garbage Out" is still alive, well and in practice daily.
It's by no means one storm. A week or two ago I shared the 1,000 cold temp records being broken at once across the US. In the last few days, Egypt
reports a snow event not seen in 100 years. Saudi Arabia partied in rare snow and the scene in Jerusalem was one i first mistook for a US Interstate
somewhere in snow country during a nasty one. This is JUST this year. Last year has similar events, and scientific pieces indicate the "warming has
stalled" over recent years.
Errr... Yeah.. or warming was never a sustained trend in the first place.....
I think there is enough happening to both sides of center on the temp scale and in odd ways, we need to keep an OPEN and not pre-determined set of
ideas for how everything is being interpreted. The computers have consistently been flat wrong, because the data IN has been guesstimates and SWAGs.
Well... Nature makes man look like an ant for impact...and nature is 'having a movement', it seems. Slow motion..but then, we know by historic
record, these things always are. We need to be real sure which direction it's doing, IMO.