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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:40 AM
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107. Nope, not here in Hawaii
same as it ever was :)

However, the great state of Alaska where I lived for ten years back in the 70's and 80's is THE BELLWEATHER state for acknowledging Climactic Disaster..

A lot of it in covered in "An Inconvenient Truth" the brilliant work by Al GOre I finally watched on DVD the other day. "Drunken Pines" "Loss of Glaciers", etc, etc.

I'm in the process of writing a book about the changes I've seen since 1976 or so, when I was flying around in choppers in the Alaskan Bush for two summers, looking for Uranium for the Dept of Energy then. I saw the pollution and graft in the Oil Companies Locations, dying herds of caribou. As a matter of fact, global warming may have saved my life.

When our Chopper crashed on the other side of the Brooks Range we landed on a section of the tundra where the permafrost had melted underneath the grasses, making a kind of 'waterbed' effect. If that had been solid when we autorotated in on fire, my teeth would have probably shot through my skull like popcorn and I wouldn't be posting here today :)

I remember a SUN in the sky as a kid some 50 years ago that resembled a bright DIME, you could see it as an Object, and now it has all the bullshit coronas and crap around it. You could almost tell it was a STAR then, a body in the sky, a dot, instead of a blurry, out of focus radiating thing.

That and the weather was like CLOCKWORK when I was a kid...

Good thread!
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