DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7856 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
One of my former HS teachers posted up a pic of the Superstitions with snow almost down to the base. Something I never saw when I lived in Phoenix -- though a good winter storm would easily cover the top of 1/3 of the mountain.
And that has to be the smallest snowman (or the largest grass blades) I've ever seen.
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4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3090 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 9): Global Warming theory is that because the overall yearly average temps will rise, that unusual snaps of cold weather will be stronger and more likely to be damaging.
One of the key markers of global warming is not higher extreme temps but that the low temps at night are higher than they were in the past.
That the earth properly cools less often.
Actually, the more likely explanation to yesterdays snow is that Mrs. Claus talked to Mother Nature to get Mr. Heatmiser to allow a warm day at the North Pole in exchange for Mr. Freezemiser making it snow in Phoenix. Geez, everyone knows THAT!
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7596 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
Quoting 4holer (Reply 13): Actually, the more likely explanation to yesterdays snow is that Mrs. Claus talked to Mother Nature to get Mr. Heatmiser to allow a warm day at the North Pole in exchange for Mr. Freezemiser making it snow in Phoenix. Geez, everyone knows THAT!
It's Snowmiser BTW.
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captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
You guys are being really silly, using this to refute Global Warming. There are more than obvious changes happening with weather patterns, open your eyes, look at news, read articles and don't join the ignorant bandwagon. What's more it is referred to as Climate Change. The earth is a very complex system and all systems tends towards equilibrium. So anthropogenic activities would only exacerbate those tendencies, and that is what we know as climate change. It would ignorant and fool hardy of you to negate the fact that anthropogenic activities are contributing to this change. What's more the build up of GHGs can even eventually induce a global cooling fenomenon, as some authors have argued, but don't expect the entire planet do reflect change the same way, as it is a very dynamic system. But I am sure you all knew that.
As an environmental scientist, I think it being man made is a strong expression. However the evidence suggests that human activities have contributed. You can think of it as an exacerbation of the normal warming-cooling cycle. I don't work with climate change because it is too political, and it is an exaggerated topic IMHO, nothing good can come of it as is. But it exists, albeit not exactly as portrayed. I decided to get involved with more immediate problems though, I work in noble area of soil pollution, where evidence is more tangible so to speak,