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  1. This is normally the hottest week of summer. If this is Glowball Warming, I’ll take it. Last night the Weather Weenies from Penn State were showing Northern PA and NY have been on average -10º from normal this summer. The middle and southern part of PA have been on average -5º from normal this summer, and parts of New England have been -15º from normal.

  2. This is normally the hottest week of summer. If this is Glowball Warming, I’ll take it

    Climate myths: It’s too cold where I live – warming will be great:

    Global warming is already happening. Just about every part of the planet, except for Antarctica has warmed since 1970. Glaciers are melting, spring is coming earlier and the ranges of many plants and animals are shifting polewards (see the IPCC’s 2007 report on impacts, adaptations and vulnerability).

    For most people, this has made little difference. We may have sweltered through more heatwaves but winters have been milder. The next decade or two will bring a similar mix of upsides and downsides. Heating bills will go down but air conditioning bills will go up. There will be fewer cold-related deaths, but more deaths due to heatwaves.
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    As global temperature climbs to 3°C above present levels – which is likely to happen before the end of this century if greenhouse emissions continue unabated – the consequences will become increasingly severe. More than a third of species face extinction. Agricultural yields will start to fall in many parts of the world. Millions of people will be at risk from coastal flooding. Heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires will take an ever greater toll.

    There are two factors should borne in mind when thinking about the impacts. Firstly, even countries that escape the worst of the direct effects will feel the economic effects of what happens elsewhere. There may be social and political problems too, as migration increases and water becomes increasingly scarce in some regions.

  3. As global temperature climbs to 3°C above present levels – which is likely to happen before the end of this century if greenhouse emissions continue unabated – the consequences will become increasingly severe. More than a third of species face extinction. Agricultural yields will start to fall in many parts of the world. Millions of people will be at risk from coastal flooding. Heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires will take an ever greater toll.

    Boils, plagues, frogs, death of the firstborn, the 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse ride again …… Bwahahahaha !!!!

  4. Pho Opines On A Once in a world event:
    Glaciers are melting, spring is coming earlier and the ranges of many plants and animals are shifting polewards.

    Hubbard Glacier, AK Grows in spite of Global Warming:
    http://cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?0522045

    But aren’t ALL Glaciers getting smaller??? Some are getting bigger?? Impossible by Poope Algore 1/2.

    Tongass National Forest, AK
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/forest_facts/photogallery/photo.htm

    What is very interesting in this Photo group is the picture of the tree stumps and a retreating glacier. Now how on this earth would trees grow under a glacier? Well, the obvious answer is they don’t. They obviously grew in a Warmer Climate in the past in ALASKA. Then a glacier grew and mowed them down. Now that glacier is retreating. By Golly the Reasonable Obvious Conclusion is it was Warmer, then Colder, then Warmer. Global Warming years ago?? How could that happen??? No Industrial Revolution, no mankind. Of course this is not evidence of natural ebb and flow of cooling and warming on earth NATURALLY.

  5. But aren’t ALL Glaciers getting smaller??? Some are getting bigger?? Impossible by Poope Algore 1/2.

    Feel free to quote Al Gore saying that.

    Of course, you can’t. This is because you make shit up, as wingnuts do.

    How do glaciers reflect climate change?

    Scientists are also finding that glaciers reveal clues about global warming. How much does our atmosphere naturally warm up between Ice Ages? How does human activity affect climate? Because glaciers are so sensitive to temperature fluctuations accompanying climate change, direct glacier observation may help answer these questions. Since the early twentieth century, with few exceptions, glaciers around the world have been retreating at unprecedented rates. Some scientists attribute this massive glacial retreat to the Industrial Revolution, which began around 1760. In fact, some ice caps, glaciers and even an ice shelf have disappeared altogether in this century. Many more are retreating so rapidly that they may vanish within a matter of decades. Scientists are discovering that production of electricity, along with coal and petroleum use in industry, affects our environment in ways we did not understand before. Within the past 200 years or so, human activity has increased the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.

    Some Glaciers Growing Due to Climate Change, Study Suggests

    Meteorological data compiled over the past century show that winter temperatures have been rising in parts of the Western Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush mountain ranges (map of Pakistan).

    But the region’s winter snowfall, which feeds the glaciers, has been increasing. And average summer temperatures, which melt snow and glaciers, have been dropping.

    So let’s see your quote from Al Gore about all glaciers, Yorkshire…

  6. I love it. If the glaciers shrink, it’s GW, if the grow, it’s GW, if they stay the same, it’s GW. If everything happens, it’s GW. If nothing happens, it’s GW. If we have El Nino, it’s GW. If we don’t have an El Nino, it’s GW. If we have GW, it’s not GW. And it’s Pho’s fault there was a 7.8 mag earthquake near NZ today. Hope all is OK.

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