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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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  - It was 71 here in Arkansas today.  gatorboy   Dec-14-06 03:30 PM   #1 
  - it will be 80 degrees here in North Texas this week  Skittles   Dec-14-06 03:42 PM   #13 
  - seeing as it is pretty much inevitable at this point...  QuestionAll   Dec-14-06 03:31 PM   #2 
  - I hope that doesn't happen  flyingfysh   Dec-14-06 03:49 PM   #20 
  - it's going to happen.  QuestionAll   Dec-14-06 03:53 PM   #23 
  - Gee, thanks. Florida is my home and I love it here, despite that fact  1monster   Dec-14-06 04:06 PM   #32 
  - it's not my fault that it's going to be underwater in the relatively near future-  QuestionAll   Dec-14-06 04:33 PM   #53 
  - No, but your gleeful attitude is your fault and your responsibility.  1monster   Dec-14-06 08:24 PM   #96 
     - oh, well...  QuestionAll   Dec-15-06 12:04 PM   #113 
  - Oranges,maybe - but California is a much larger ag economy than FL  gulfcoastliberal   Dec-15-06 02:58 PM   #117 
  - Yeah? and where exactly do you think all those Floridians will go?  Kber   Dec-15-06 09:19 AM   #110 
     - i don't know- but they'd better start thinking about it...  QuestionAll   Dec-15-06 12:02 PM   #112 
  - It's been raining for 52 days straight here,  KitSileya   Dec-14-06 03:31 PM   #3 
  - This was an OK year for hurricanes, but  AnnInLa   Dec-14-06 03:33 PM   #4 
  - the African dust storms kept the hurricanes at a minumum this year  flyingfysh   Dec-14-06 03:47 PM   #18 
  - Quite balmy  Bjornsdotter   Dec-14-06 03:34 PM   #5 
  - How about the category 1 hurricane  pscot   Dec-14-06 03:34 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, how bout that???  windbreeze   Dec-14-06 08:15 PM   #92 
  - What completely sold me  petersond   Dec-14-06 03:35 PM   #7 
  - Also in Missouri, we now have armadillos.  newportdadde   Dec-14-06 03:38 PM   #8 
  - We are infested with armadillo's  petersond   Dec-14-06 03:47 PM   #16 
  - Lately I've seen a few dead ones...  Philosoraptor   Dec-14-06 04:20 PM   #45 
     - I have no idea...  petersond   Dec-14-06 04:25 PM   #46 
  - Armadillos are showing up in Nebraska  Veganistan   Dec-14-06 08:23 PM   #94 
  - Vermont seems a little warm  droidamus2   Dec-14-06 03:39 PM   #9 
  - A little warm?  cali   Dec-14-06 03:42 PM   #12 
  - You wouldn't be Trey or Mike from Phish? n/t  Altean Wanderer   Dec-14-06 05:20 PM   #65 
     - Changes in bird life  Altean Wanderer   Dec-14-06 05:29 PM   #68 
     - Well, that's sure different from the -16 that greeted me in Jan...2004  windbreeze   Dec-14-06 08:24 PM   #95 
  - No sign here!  yella_dawg   Dec-14-06 03:40 PM   #10 
  - December 14th in Minnesota and it's  Arger68   Dec-14-06 03:42 PM   #11 
  - It was in the low 50s here in western Wisconsin and the 40s through the weekend.  elocs   Dec-14-06 04:10 PM   #35 
  - Idyllwild California  JDPriestly   Dec-14-06 03:43 PM   #14 
  - Bark beetles are a big problem up here...  Blue_In_AK   Dec-14-06 04:49 PM   #57 
     - Here in the UK they killed of the elm, more or less.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-14-06 05:59 PM   #75 
  - pleasant weather in New Hampshire (!!) today  flyingfysh   Dec-14-06 03:46 PM   #15 
  - yeah everyday in the pics from Iraq  judaspriestess   Dec-14-06 03:47 PM   #17 
  - It's December, and I haven't shoveled snow yet  JustABozoOnThisBus   Dec-14-06 03:49 PM   #19 
  - The first frost comes several weeks later.  alfredo   Dec-14-06 03:49 PM   #21 
  - Out and about in Arkansas yesterday I saw a  theophilus   Dec-14-06 03:52 PM   #22 
  - It's 80 degrees right now in my yard. I live on the coast of  Cleita   Dec-14-06 03:54 PM   #24 
  - Unseasonably warm here in Maine.  freethought   Dec-14-06 03:54 PM   #25 
  - it was damn near 60 today.  Maine-ah   Dec-14-06 04:05 PM   #31 
  - It's 57 in the Indianapolis area right now.  Ariana Celeste   Dec-14-06 03:54 PM   #26 
  - my roses are pushing out buds  leftchick   Dec-14-06 03:57 PM   #27 
  - My climbing rose was blooming up until a couple of weeks ago  Arkansas Granny   Dec-14-06 04:17 PM   #43 
  - Yes, a Burmese python just entered my backyard and scarfed up my dog.  yellowcanine   Dec-14-06 03:58 PM   #28 
  - The Netherlands is having its warmest autumn ever known....  DemExpat   Dec-14-06 04:00 PM   #29 
  - You can cancel your skiing the Alps tour  Philosoraptor   Dec-14-06 04:16 PM   #40 
  - More trees changed colors this year than I have ever seen in the  1monster   Dec-14-06 04:03 PM   #30 
  - In 2003, I moved back to Minnesota after 19 years in Oregon  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-14-06 04:07 PM   #33 
  - that is just plain scary  leftchick   Dec-14-06 06:18 PM   #79 
     - Global Warming should not be pushed to back burner  alyce douglas   Dec-14-06 08:36 PM   #99 
  - 62 degrees in Connecticut on December 14. Next question?  Redstone   Dec-14-06 04:09 PM   #34 
  - I paused a bit before posting but I will have my say  rock   Dec-14-06 04:10 PM   #36 
  - When I lived in Chicago  blues90   Dec-14-06 04:13 PM   #37 
  - No  Lasthorseman   Dec-14-06 04:13 PM   #38 
  - My friend in Missouri was commenting on that just today...  windbreeze   Dec-14-06 08:31 PM   #98 
  - No natural snow in the Poconos ski area.  WinkyDink   Dec-14-06 04:14 PM   #39 
  - It is 54 degrees in Iowa on December 14th. Women are wearing capri's.  Pirate Smile   Dec-14-06 04:16 PM   #41 
  - We used to avg 3.5 ft of snow per winter in Chicago  TOJ   Dec-14-06 04:16 PM   #42 
  - Yep, it's in the 60's here this week  FitzmasAgain   Dec-14-06 04:18 PM   #44 
  - Mid 50's on Dec. 14 in central MA. is "un-seasonal". Not sure I could  bluerum   Dec-14-06 04:29 PM   #47 
  - Our daisies bloomed again 3 weeks ago. Tree in the yard is putting out new shoots NOW.  dicksteele   Dec-14-06 04:30 PM   #48 
  - Carnivorous slugs! Where you at? nt  bluerum   Dec-14-06 05:03 PM   #60 
     - North Carolina. The big "Leopard Slugs" here are meat eaters.  dicksteele   Dec-14-06 05:08 PM   #63 
  - December 14 in San Diego  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-14-06 04:31 PM   #49 
  - I definitely see it  Holly_Hobby   Dec-14-06 04:32 PM   #50 
  - increase in rainfall- NorCal  kineneb   Dec-14-06 04:32 PM   #51 
  - Gotta disagree with you there.  Xithras   Dec-14-06 07:43 PM   #86 
     - coast range  kineneb   Dec-14-06 09:43 PM   #102 
        - What I'm saying...  Xithras   Dec-15-06 02:24 PM   #114 
  - Hummingbirds  CanonRay   Dec-14-06 04:33 PM   #52 
  - I wish we could tell by the weather on any given day  HughMoran   Dec-14-06 04:33 PM   #54 
  - And I wish we could all bury our heads in the sand and sing LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA  Veganistan   Dec-14-06 08:47 PM   #100 
     - You didn't actually address my point !!!  HughMoran   Dec-15-06 06:11 PM   #120 
  - Yep  Firespirit   Dec-14-06 04:35 PM   #55 
  - The effects are very noticeable in Alaska  Blue_In_AK   Dec-14-06 04:35 PM   #56 
  - Average annual days of snow cover here: 1975 8; 2005, 4  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-14-06 04:51 PM   #58 
  - 8. Days. Of. Snowcover. Big sigh. Come on April. nt  bluerum   Dec-14-06 06:18 PM   #77 
  - an upside?  leftchick   Dec-14-06 05:02 PM   #59 
  - We have broken the autumn temp record for the second year straight, PLUS  BelgianMadCow   Dec-14-06 05:03 PM   #61 
  - Record breaking high temperatures all across Eastern Canada...  Hand   Dec-14-06 05:08 PM   #62 
  - Charles River barely froze last winter.  BlueManDude   Dec-14-06 05:11 PM   #64 
  - One of the warmest falls on record here in boston  WindRavenX   Dec-14-06 05:23 PM   #66 
  - I see evidence of global climate change...which is really what it is.  pdxmom   Dec-14-06 05:27 PM   #67 
  - Anecdotal evidence only. See "An Inconvenient Truth" for the real thing. n/t  retread   Dec-14-06 05:30 PM   #69 
  - No, I don't.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-14-06 05:32 PM   #70 
  - In addition to what you said  tammywammy   Dec-14-06 05:41 PM   #71 
     - Though the amount of snow has decreased where Donald is  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-14-06 06:14 PM   #76 
        - Right  tammywammy   Dec-14-06 06:30 PM   #80 
        - Yes, but that's not something you can see, exactly.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-14-06 07:46 PM   #87 
  - Terrifying! Terrifying!  irislake   Dec-14-06 05:42 PM   #72 
  - Absolutely! Some days it's hotter that it was supposed to be  deaniac21   Dec-14-06 05:43 PM   #73 
  - 63 degrees here in Central week before the shortest day of the year  mtnester   Dec-14-06 05:45 PM   #74 
  - Record rainfalls  sakabatou   Dec-14-06 06:18 PM   #78 
  - 63 deg maryland for the next 4 days at least  lastknowngood   Dec-14-06 06:31 PM   #81 
  - 10 days before x-mas in pittsburgh and its 60 degrees  RPM   Dec-14-06 07:18 PM   #82 
  - It's been a weird season,  HypnoToad   Dec-14-06 07:27 PM   #83 
  - We're also in a period  tammywammy   Dec-14-06 08:02 PM   #91 
  - My Balls are way sticker than most of the time....  Ioo   Dec-14-06 07:36 PM   #84 
  - I work at a hardware store,  dddem   Dec-14-06 07:38 PM   #85 
  - my folks have lived in the Great Lakes area since the 1950s ...  Lisa   Dec-14-06 07:50 PM   #88 
  - Check out the glaciers in the Canadian Rockies  Tyo   Dec-14-06 07:50 PM   #89 
  - I heard a frog singing this morning.  LWolf   Dec-14-06 08:00 PM   #90 
  - Projected high of SEVENTY DEGREES IN NEBRASKA tomorrow  Veganistan   Dec-14-06 08:19 PM   #93 
  - Aside from the fact that it's 50 degrees in Minneapolis on 12/14?  ocelot   Dec-14-06 08:25 PM   #97 
  - Record Highs on Mnt Washington  MOB   Dec-14-06 08:49 PM   #101 
  - Near 70 expected on Dec. 16, in KC  Philosoraptor   Dec-15-06 04:35 AM   #103 
  - I don't know if what i've noticed is entirely due to it,  SoCalDem   Dec-15-06 05:13 AM   #104 
  - 60 DEGREES ONE WEEK FROM CHRISTMAS  BoneDaddy   Dec-15-06 07:16 AM   #105 
  - In the 60s in New Jersey. Gotta admit, I like it. Al Gore could lose my vote over this.  bklyncowgirl   Dec-15-06 07:45 AM   #106 
  - Nope, not here in Hawaii  symbolman   Dec-15-06 08:40 AM   #107 
  - YES. It's NOVEMBER 15 and 48 degrees at 9:00 A.M. and it's been like this  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-15-06 09:11 AM   #108 
  - Well, our unusually warm and wet weather in NJ  Kber   Dec-15-06 09:18 AM   #109 
  - Yep, it's never been this hot this long this late in the season. - n/t  porphyrian   Dec-15-06 09:21 AM   #111 
  - It was 45F here in Fargo a couple days ago. That's right, 45F in FARGO, in DECEMBER!!!  Odin2005   Dec-15-06 02:26 PM   #115 
  - Ow Yaaa?  newportdadde   Dec-15-06 02:55 PM   #116 
     - Uffda, ya!!  Odin2005   Dec-17-06 01:20 PM   #123 
  - We had 120 degree heat here in south Texas for months.  Rex   Dec-15-06 03:07 PM   #118 
  - It's 52 F  shadowknows69   Dec-15-06 03:08 PM   #119 
  - 1st day of winter? you'd never know it here, 65 expected today  Philosoraptor   Dec-16-06 04:13 AM   #121 
  - Cool in the UAE with record Rainfall this Winter  JCMach1   Dec-16-06 04:17 AM   #122 

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