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But by far the most alarming development has been the substitution of rocklike, well-compacted, impermeable surfaces for vegetated soil, a development that is the natural consequence of urbanization. Square kilometer after square kilometer has yielded to the bulldozer and has been converted to buildings, highways, and parking lots. Reservoirs and irrigation also have become important.
As the title suggests, we are the only part of the entire world that has the cold temps, so what happens, we here in America like to start heckling the global warming crowd that this is proof we're not warming.
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the amount of insured damage resulting from extreme weather in Canada grew from less of $200 million in 2006 to $1.2 billion in 2012.
In the past year, the combination of massive flooding in Alberta in June and a one-day torrential rainfall in Toronto in July brought the overall amount of insured property damages across Canada to $3 billion.
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If global warming is true, then why haven't governments made "coherent" solutions to stop pollution from big industries? All that has happened so far is a bunch of BS and lies and blame with the goal of creating some huge tax scheme because it is all the civilians of the world causing it and we should pay. That sure is not coherent, it is definitely a scam and an agenda.
The one true way of gauging the results of a changing climate is your pocketbooks. As the incidence of wild weather calamities continues to climb in number, you will be seeing cities increasing their property taxes in order to pay for downed electrical distribution and other damaged infrastructure, such as burst water mains, fallen tree branches, etc. You will also see your house and car insurance rates increase as those companies are beset with huge claim costs.
For instance, the City of Toronto, hit by a severe ice storm that crippled the city over Christmas is expected to cost in excess of 100 million and a property tax increase of up to 5% is already being discussed.
We should be making that decision about what is causing it and then actually acting on it instead of denying something is happening. It's happening alright and arguing is only delaying action. The canary in the coal mine is your money.
Yeah, I love how "winter" suddenly 'proves' there is no global warming. LOL Fools can't see past their own noses. One cold event doesn't disprove or prove global warming, yet I've got idiots on facebook posting stuff like "Negative 17 here..yep that's global warming for you!" How many times did these people get hit on the head?
There is....... no global warming. It is a cycle that the Earth goes through mostly induced by the Sun.
It has been going on for millions of years not just the past 30.
The Earth is a cold planet that warms up for a period and then slips back into the cold again.
We are at the ending of the latest warming period and are heading into a colder climate.
There is..... no global warming. It is a piece of science fiction to make money and to spend money, nothing more.