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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:47 AM
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One reason why cold weather is important to New York
Edited on Sun Jan-07-07 02:35 AM by SoCalDem
A whole lot less of this:


With a silent Astroland and shuttered boardwalk
stands behind them, Pete Rocanelli, left,
and Bob Paventi sit on the Coney Island
beach in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. Unusually high temperatures in the low 70s
were reported in parts of New York City
on Saturday. (AP Photo/HeuiChul Kim)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:58 AM
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1. It's a lot more serious than that. A dry winter portends a dry and droughty
summer, and that goes for all the NE states. Drought isn't good anywhere, and I imagine the slopes in VT, MA, etc., are suffering.
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 07:01 AM
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9.  I keep telling people that
When they think that this is actually good

Where do you think our water comes from you shallow idiot dumbasses? SNOW MELT into the resevoirs

No Snow No Water
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 08:05 AM
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11. Well, we could have a rainy spring, no?
Edited on Sun Jan-07-07 08:07 AM by soothsayer
On edit, and even if it were cold right now, we've had no rain, so wouldn't have had snow (well, there was rain on xmas and some on new year's eve, so would have had some on both of those days). But that's all so far.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 08:34 PM
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20. Exactly.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:59 AM
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2. I see your point ...
... and I feel your pain.

There are consequences to Global Warming that MUST be addressed immediately -- these are two of them.

With these guys lounging on the beach at C.I., one wonders shudders to think of the impact on the sale of Nathan's hot dogs and fries.

Thanks, SoCalDem. As a native New Yorker, I appreciate your concern.

:rofl:
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 02:31 AM
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3. They may be members of the Polar Bear Club.
Edited on Sun Jan-07-07 02:32 AM by NYC
I think they start swimming before New Year's Day, and go throughout the winter. They've been doing it for eons.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 02:38 AM
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4. Haha...that's two blocks from where I live!
And it was a shockingly Summery day here!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:02 PM
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13. Go to the beach..now.. we need pictures
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 08:30 PM
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19. Hahahaha!
Thanks for askin', but had to work today, and it's a little more chillin' hereabouts. Pictures? Fuggedaboutit.

:hi:
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 03:45 AM
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5. The wine industry here in NY is very worried
If there isn't freezing temperatures soon, their whole crop of ice wine grapes will rot on the vines.

zalinda
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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 05:44 AM
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6. Apples
If there is not enough cold weather hours there will be few apples. And this Texan eats 1 or 2 New York Macintosh apples every day.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 06:28 AM
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7. Not just apples, but all sorts of fruit trees need cold time for proper fruiting
I have a fruit orchard, and everybody here in the Midwest is worried over this very issue, this and the fact that we're entering a third year of drought.

We actually got a decent snow this year in Missouri, back in December. But since then it has been abnormally warm and snow free, though we're at least getting some rain.

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 06:30 AM
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8. Also no mosquito die-off. .
west nile virus, year round. . . great.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:08 PM
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18. Not to mention that the mold spores don't die off
and I'm suffering right now like I haven't in years because of it.

Gotta say, this weather is really scaring me. I keep hoping it is just a cyclical anomaly, but I am starting to think not.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 07:34 AM
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10. Please Get It Through Your Thick.....


......SKULL'S .......Global Warming doesnt exsist......my Christian friends say so!!!!....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 08:30 AM
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12. Great pic! I'm worried about the cost of water going WAY up and
the increase in vermin in the Northeast. I hate shoveling snow, but I know snow is necessary for things to work the way we expect.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:05 PM
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14. i totaly LOVE people like this that rejects anothers disgust of their freedoms
with confidence and bravado.... good for this dude, and more like him.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:05 PM
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15. Might as well use
the perks of all this Global Climate change! And write your Congress Rep that you want US Emission Changes and Standards implemented..that we can't Afford NOT TO~
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-07-07 01:06 PM
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17. That guy has enough insulation to sit there like that when it's 70 below.
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