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Old 01-22-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Just sad Did you know Alaska summers can now get over 80 degrees? This is ridiculous!
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:59 PM
 
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Just sad Did you know Alaska summers can now get over 80 degrees? This is ridiculous!
Well at least Florida will only rise a couple of degrees according to the computer models...of course underwater, but temperate still...
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Relax! I've lived in Alaska since 1968 and it's hit 80 degrees or more every summer since. It's not like it's just now happening. Bummer is the glaciers are melting, but that too has been happening since I've been here, not just started yesterday!
And on the bright side...I've already had 2 days of 35 below this winter...so I'm sure the snow and ice are gonna set up nice in the mountains, and maybe even add to the glaciers a little.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Near Charlotte, NC
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Rance - where in Alaska do you live?

We did the tourist thing 2 years ago on a cruise - Ketchikan, Talkeetna, Sitka, Skagway and Glacier Bay. It's hard to subscribe to the "Al Gore says the sky is falling" theory when you have seen a glacier that is 2 miles wide and 265 feet tall, and stood on one so large that you couldn't see where it began or ended.

And if anyone wants to do research on the subject there are many books written by scientists, not politicians, that show the earths cycles of heating and cooling are a natural occurrence, and that the sky isn't falling as a washed-up politician would lead you to believe in order to further his own agenda.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:43 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Relax! I've lived in Alaska since 1968 and it's hit 80 degrees or more every summer since. It's not like it's just now happening. Bummer is the glaciers are melting, but that too has been happening since I've been here, not just started yesterday!
And on the bright side...I've already had 2 days of 35 below this winter...so I'm sure the snow and ice are gonna set up nice in the mountains, and maybe even add to the glaciers a little.
Its nice to hear it from the horse's mouth.

NAF, relax. PHX and Tucson got snow yesterday. ABQ has also been blasted as well as OK, several times. Wont even mention Denver... Parts of the globe are experiencing record breaking cold temps. Florida has also had snow and LA was at 34 degrees the other day. Relax, breathe deep. In....out...in...out....in....out.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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And if anyone wants to do research on the subject there are many books written by scientists, not politicians, that show the earths cycles of heating and cooling are a natural occurrence, and that the sky isn't falling as a washed-up politician would lead you to believe in order to further his own agenda.//Unquote



My sentiments exactly. But you said it more clearly then I do. The earth has always gone through cycles. We had an ice age from 1455 (?)~1855 and we're coming out of that quite well. The ice has now melted back to where it was 600 years ago. If you live in a northern state, you're just thankful to have it a bit warmer then the average, yet the averages are just that~sometimes it's hotter and sometimes it's colder then average. Our month of Oct. was well below average, but you only hear about the months that are above normal.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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HappyandMarried I live in southcentral Ak on the Kenai Peninsula, south of Anchorage about 3 hour drive. Lot's of mountains and glaciers here. Glad you could make it. Hope you enjoyed the trip!




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Old 07-21-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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The record high temperature recorded in Alaska was 100 degrees back on June 27, 1915. So 80 degrees is not unusual.

Ironically, the record high at Hawaii is also 100 degrees (April 27, 1931).
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Griesheim, Germany
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I would like to know why nobody is reporting what has to be record lows (averages) this year. A couple weeks ago one of the local weather guys did a piece on how we (in San Antonio) have been at or below average highs for 78% of the days since 3 April. Since that story the average high temperature has not been at normal (94/95 degrees) yet, so that makes us at or below normal for well over 80% of the last almost 5 months...
I realize this doesn't mesh very well with all of the global warming stories, but feel it definitely is a story. We also surpassed our annual rainfall total yesterday and I guarantee you it isn't done yet..

Basically, my point is Mother Nature is going to do anything she wants, whenever she wants to and any mere human that thinks they can screw with her is seriously on crack..
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: No Cal
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Thank God for Global Warming. It stopped the Global Ice Age they predicted back in the 70's !!!!!!!!
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