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Old Today, 06:30 PM
 
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It is hot here in texas this summer, but I remember working outside one entire summer when it was hot 40 years ago. if ya live in texas heat is part of the price for living in such a wonderful state. at least we don't have earthquakes!
But no huge mountains or Sequoia trees. And its the worst type of hot. Like humid hot.. ;(
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Old Today, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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We've actually had a very pleasant summer here in the Pacific Northwest, which makes a welcome break from the previous two forest fire choked summers.

Climate change: it's not a weather forecast.
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Old Today, 06:35 PM
 
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Since actual recorded temps, not guesses, only go back to 1880....meh.
Two things to remember:

1) Industrial Revolution

2) Positive Feedback Loop
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Old Today, 06:38 PM
 
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I can think of a couple of solutions to the greenhouse gas conundrum.

. Quit importing Africans to Europe and Latinos to the US. They obviously produce more pollutants once they move to the First World

. Crank up tariffs on imports from China in order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases produced there

. Go to Starbucks and talk about recycling
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Old Today, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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That's weather, not climate.
Climate is determined by long-term averages of weather conditions, which is what's being described here. It's climate.
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Old Today, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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How many times over the past decade have you heard of temperature records being broken? It seems every year, every summer, there is news of some month breaking the record for the hottest ever, and a month later, the record is broken. This record is likely to be broken next summer.



https://www.noaa.gov/news/july-2019-...ord-for-planet
Awesome, no wonder my pool time has been so incredible....don't let up.
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Old Today, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Record Ice melts in Greenland, record temperatures in Europe and fires in Russia, bad month. Mississippi River at flood level for over 250 days and we are not fully into the hurricane season.


I would hope this would get peoples attention but the usual dismissal.






Greenland melt rate 50 years ahead of schedule.


https://www.businessinsider.com/gree...st-case-2019-8
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Old Today, 07:03 PM
 
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We've actually had a very pleasant summer here in the Pacific Northwest, which makes a welcome break from the previous two forest fire choked summers.

Climate change: it's not a weather forecast.
Here in Missouri, a really nice summer. Only 4 really hot days. Rest, cooler than normal.
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Old Today, 07:05 PM
 
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How many times over the past decade have you heard of temperature records being broken? It seems every year, every summer, there is news of some month breaking the record for the hottest ever, and a month later, the record is broken. This record is likely to be broken next summer.



https://www.noaa.gov/news/july-2019-...ord-for-planet
Keyword “recorded”.

Compared to how old the earth is or even how many years humans have been living on this earth, your “recorded history “ is like a fart in a hurricane.
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Old Today, 07:15 PM
 
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Record Ice melts in Greenland, record temperatures in Europe and fires in Russia, bad month. Mississippi River at flood level for over 250 days and we are not fully into the hurricane season.


I would hope this would get peoples attention but the usual dismissal.






Greenland melt rate 50 years ahead of schedule.


https://www.businessinsider.com/gree...st-case-2019-8

In 1980 I visited a glacier in Switzerland, called the Lower Grindenwald. I camped at the foot of it. There was an informative sign showing how the glacier, which was retreating, would appear in the years to come. Even for year 2000, the sign showed it would still be close to the valley floor.



How times have changed. The glacier has far exceeded the expected retreat. See:



BBC NEWS | Europe | Europe's glaciers in retreat


I think it has gone completely from view.



But, let us not worry about the Greenhouse Effect, which was first proposed back in 1824, but which people seem to think Al Gore invented. Indeed, I learned about it in grade school, in the early 1960s, well before India and China joined the 20th century in using fossil fuels.
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