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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:58 PM

 

Can we stop citing our counties and towns as examples of "climate change"?

Do you have any idea how tiny your town, even the State, is compared to Planet Earth?

Do you have any idea how irrelevant it is that your town was really cold or really hot yesterday?

Has the phenomenon in your town occurred in a hell of a lot other towns in the world? If so, THEN you should be talking about what's happening in your itty bitty region relates to Global Warming.

By the way, climate change is overwhelmingly related to extreme warm, not extreme cold temperatures. Stop pretending that Global Warming includes extreme cold temperatures. Show me that extremely cold temperatures are occurring more than ever in the history of recorded temperatures.

Finally, it is ok to call it global warming. Have you looked at a global chart of yearly temperatures? Does the arrow go up or down?
Don't let Republicans scare you into dropping the "global warming" label just because it was chilly in Denver last Tuesday or Thursday.
Thanks.

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Reply Can we stop citing our counties and towns as examples of "climate change"? (Original post)
Special Agent Oso Jan 2013 OP
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #4
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #2
hatrack Jan 2013 #7
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #10
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #3
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #5
marmar Jan 2013 #6
NightWatcher Jan 2013 #8
MichiganVote Jan 2013 #9

Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:01 PM

1. Wrong, dear.

GLobal warming or climate change causes MORE EXTREMES in weather. Commenting on weird weather happening around the world is just fine.

Anyone who is stupid enough to think that because it's cold in January global warming isn't happening doesn't understand global warming, climate change, weather, OR science. And probably doesn't know how to spell either.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:17 PM

4. +1 000 000 000

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:04 PM

2. I think global climate change is actually more descriptive.

Things like super storms and all of the other weather patterns that are/going to be in upheaval, so for that reason, I like it.

But your other point is well taken - not letting the Republicans take over so many terms. And we do all live in itty bitty regions.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:24 PM

7. I've been harping on "Climate Breakdown" or "Climate Destabilization" for years . . .

No more purchase than a Tonka truck so far, but I'll keep on trying . . . .

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Response to hatrack (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:59 PM

10. Hee, well I really like Climate Destabilization, FWIW.

Keep fighting the good fight.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:08 PM

3. When the climate has changed in our local communities people take notice

Ask anyone who has lived in Minnesota for a long time, our winters are far more mild than they used to be. This year it has rained in January a few times already, rain in January was virtually unheard of when I was a kid, we got snow not rain. Even the climate deniers in Minnesota admit that our winters here are not what they used to be, this is not just about a few warm days it is about a trend over several years. That is not weather, that is climate.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:18 PM

5. Sweetcakes, no one is going to stop remarking on how their particular area's

climate has changed just because you order them to.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:19 PM

6. I'm going to sit back and enjoy the (well-deserved) dogpile.




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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:28 PM

8. Rapid Global Climate Change is how I refer to it

And weird anecdotal shit will be happening more and more as the climate becomes more unstable. Denying climate change (global warming) each winter has become tiresome.

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Response to Special Agent Oso (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:46 PM

9. Ok, well then, try to get out of bed on the other side tomorrow

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