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A chart to perhaps, put things in perspective.
While working on his Ph.D., he co-founded The Weather Underground, Inc. in 1995. He wrote much of the software that ingests and formats the raw NWS data used on the website, and created most of the imagery on the tropical page. Jeff currently serves as Director of Meteorology and on the Board of Directors for the company. Jeff lives in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area with his wife and daughter. He and his wife are active in managing a 32-acre natural area owned by their neighborhood association. They spend a lot of time killing invasive plants such as garlic mustard, glossy buckthorn, and Asian bittersweet, and planting native species to take their places. Jeff enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, vegetarian cooking, and meditation. His favorite places are Havasu Canyon in the Grand Canyon and the Boiling River in Yellowstone National Park. His favorite book is Autobiography of a Yogi, and his favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. He enjoys listening to Tangerine Dream, Loreena McKennitt, Anugama, and Beethoven. He occasionally picks up his trombone, but hasn't played much since freshman year in college, when he played with the University of Michigan Marching Band.
The government probably doesn't think the people are smart enough to realise that ALL weather on this and every other planet is determined by the SUN...anyone looked at the high weirdness displayed by the sun over the last decade?
I suppose we're responsible for the sun's antics too are we?
reply to post by dragonridr
The Polar Vortex neither proves nor disproves global warming, it's there all winter, every winter. What's really at issue is when the vortex walls weaken and send cold air spilling southward or the whole vortex itself moves further south(the vortex normally keeps the coldest arctic air contained). Warm blocks of air and Sudden Stratospheric Warming events cause the walls to weaken. An increase (based on our short monitoring) in how many times the vortex breaks down has been observed over the past few years, which is what points to this being related to the planet warming.
reply to post by beezzer
We are in the same boat. I am convinced however that is impossible to deny man has had some influence. How much so is anyone's guess at this point so I can't say man kicked it off all by his lonesome.
reply to post by bobs_uruncle
Well at least your post will remain up to be proven incorrect.
"Like others I am on a mission to wake up the deniers to the reality of Climate Change. It won't work as most are just like Birthers and will ignore all evidence to support their own views."
Did the influx of freshwater 8,200 years ago from large lakes in what is now northern Canada help trigger the coldest climate event in the Earth's climate system in the past 10,000 years?
Another climate mystery that scientists have puzzled over in recent years is why during the the"middle Holocene" (roughly 7,000 to 5,000 years ago), temperatures seemed to be warmer than even present day temperatures. Indeed, some of the paleoclimatic data suggest that temperatures were several degrees Celsius hotter than today.