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Old 12-08-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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We can't predict how many hurricanes will hit the east coast next year and when it will start to snow next thursday or how much rain we'll get tomorrow or which house will be spared from a tornado outbreak and now they're putting all of their eggs in long range temperature trend forecasting decades from now. Don't give these guys your money to gamble for you in Las Vegas either.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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All climate is cyclic. The Little Ice Age was preceeded by an unusually long and warm period which led to an increased food supply, and an increased population. When the temperature got cold, the food production plumeted and famine followed.

The planet has experienced many sudden changes in temperature and climate, from volcanos, and meterites and smaller causes. But the one rule is things will change.

Since we are in a warm period, it is entirely possible that the reaction could be an equalizing cold period. One of the possibilties of global warming is an imbalance in salt and fresh water in the northern seas causing the gulf stream to move southward and turn Europe and North America into artic cold. So the prediction is entirely possible.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:32 AM
 
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All climate is cyclic. The Little Ice Age was preceeded by an unusually long and warm period which led to an increased food supply, and an increased population. When the temperature got cold, the food production plumeted and famine followed.

The planet has experienced many sudden changes in temperature and climate, from volcanos, and meterites and smaller causes. But the one rule is things will change.

Since we are in a warm period, it is entirely possible that the reaction could be an equalizing cold period. One of the possibilties of global warming is an imbalance in salt and fresh water in the northern seas causing the gulf stream to move southward and turn Europe and North America into artic cold. So the prediction is entirely possible.
^^^^This.

Used to be able to walk from England to Europe.

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Old 12-10-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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This.
It's worth reminding that the popular label "global warming" is a misnomer. "Accelerated climate change" is a more apt description.
Ummm, the so-called experts are still predicting continued global warming:

Climate Projections More Confident, Dire From IPCC | Climate Central
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:30 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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"So-called" being the key words. Meteorologists can't even predict the weather for the upcoming week.
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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All climate is cyclic. The Little Ice Age was preceeded by an unusually long and warm period which led to an increased food supply, and an increased population. When the temperature got cold, the food production plumeted and famine followed.

The planet has experienced many sudden changes in temperature and climate, from volcanos, and meterites and smaller causes. But the one rule is things will change.

Since we are in a warm period, it is entirely possible that the reaction could be an equalizing cold period. One of the possibilties of global warming is an imbalance in salt and fresh water in the northern seas causing the gulf stream to move southward and turn Europe and North America into artic cold. So the prediction is entirely possible.
Exactly. And, should the fresh/salt water balance tip over, the change could come pretty quickly.

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Like others have done, I also must express some frustration with folks who confuse weather with climate. One characteristic of climate change has always been increased variation in weather patterns.

For example, though the United States climate data over the past 10 years clearly shows consistent warming, the Southern California community where I live has experienced a lengthy pattern of cooler-than-normal summer days, warmer-than-normal summer nights, and considerably milder winters. You see, the steadily-warming climate has increased evaporation, causing a localized increase in humidity. During the day this reflects some solar radiation back into space, and at night it serves like an atmospheric "blanket." We haven't had even one night in the past 7 years where the temperature fell below freezing, and that is indeed unusual in our part of Southern California.

Oh, and the increased summer humidity/rainfall has reduced the number of major Southern California wildfires too.

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Old 12-18-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Oops!



Read full piece @ German Scientists Predict Global Cooling This Century

With temperatures well below freezing here in Vegas and a massive storm with freezing temperatures moving across Europe, this is certainly not hard to believe.
Suddenly you simpletons care about what scientists have to say.

That's funny.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Suddenly you simpletons care about what scientists have to say.

That's funny.

Haha! So true.
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