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Old 01-24-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Is this going to be another thread full of right-wing denialists insisting that it being cold this week in one part of the world disproves decades of research? Well, it's warm here. So I guess that shows all denialists are wrong. Using their logic.
Nobody is denying anything. Man-made climate change is a made-up issue to help the government distribute wealth to address "growing income inequality". That's why the left is pushing for it.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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xkcd: Cold
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Al Gore has the solution to global cooling or global warming (pick your poison).
Just trade carbon credits on Wall Street.
He has his software company read to deploy their software and Goldman Sachs is lined up to be the trading desk.

All he needs is the go ahead.
Trading carbon credits on Wall Street will save the planet.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Made it to work after removing nearly 1/2 inch ice from windows. A large sheet of ice flying off the roof of a Toyota Highlander nearly hit my car. My replacement can't come in so I'm pulling 16 hours at the hospital tonight. If you're curious, check the Facebook pages of our local news KATC, KLFY, and the Lafayette Daily Advertiser (newspaper). Already at least 2 deaths and one critically injured.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Blame it on global warming.
Exactly right...It is caused by the shifting jet steam...

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:32 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I live in Lafayette, Louisiana. We still have snow and ice from the sleet & snow late last night. Several accidents, road closures, and all area schools closed. We just don't have the machines for such weather and no one has winter tires here. Tire stores doesn't even keep winter tires in stock. Have to head to work at the hospital tonight. It's very rare for us to get such cold and snow.
Big deal.

I lived in Miami in 1977 when it snowed ... in Miami. That's a lot further south than Louisiana.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Crowley, Louisiana
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I live about 20-30 minutes away from Lafayette and we were out of school Friday. Now we we're out of school today and tomorrow b/c of ice or snow.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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LA rarely does get snow. Very bad to try to drive in places where they are not accustomed to snow or ice. SFL actually was reported in places to have gotten in the 30's. I don't know when that has happened before. Would have to be rare. Wild weather.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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LA rarely does get snow. Very bad to try to drive in places where they are not accustomed to snow or ice. SFL actually was reported in places to have gotten in the 30's. I don't know when that has happened before. Would have to be rare. Wild weather.
A lot of times it's ice, not snow in the south.

It took me over 1 hour today to make a 15 minute drive.
On a 70mph road the cars were going 15mph tops all with their hazards flashing.

Along the way we passed overturned semis, overturned vans, overturned cars, cars in ditches, cars sitting in pastures, etc.

It was white knuckle driving to say the least.
And school was delayed for 2 hours.

The south doesn't have the infrastructure to deal with black ice.
They do what they can with what they have.

And down here we already have 2 snow days built into the school calendar each and every year
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Exactly right...It is caused by the shifting jet steam...

Polar Vortex, Jet Stream and Climate Change | ClimateState
But who is to say it's a permanent shift ?

Weather isn't static. It's not the same from year to year.
Some years are worse than others.
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