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Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:56 am

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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:08 pm

Here in Oklahoma we go crazy like little kids at Christmas when we see snow. I bet kids in the UAE are like "WTF mate?"

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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:19 pm

Damn global warming !!


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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:34 pm

Life is sure getting interesting (the recent events in the Indian Ocean and all). I wonder if someone is trying to tell us something? I'm not that much of a religious person, but I never forgot the words of Jesus from a passage in the book of Luke (learned in school):

‘Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near.'
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First T

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:44 pm

"Unused to the conditions, over 500 accidents were reported to police within 24 hours."

500 accidents with the first snow EVER ... That's about the same here with the first snow EACH YEAR. What's our excuse here in Toronto?

(Let the hog-town slagging begin)

I know it's serious, but I admit I got a chuckle when I read that the temperature "plunged" to 12C on Wednesday night. We're supposed to hit 9C tomorrow and we're rejoicing.

(Sorry, no biblical quote available).

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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:47 pm

I wonder what the locals feel.Any views.
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:53 pm

So much for global warming?  Yeah sure

Or...is it a sign from Allah?  Yeah sure

Happy Snow Year!

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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:19 pm

The expected (and increasingly observed) global climate change is not a simple linear increase; Temperatures and the weather in general are expected to be more extreme, with local and/or temporary temperature drops just as much a part of the global picture.

An accelerating density of all-time records in either direction is not a good sign, even though each individual event might not cross the threshold of the probable on its own...
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:46 pm

Did anyone say:

The day after tomorrow?
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:56 pm

The day after tomorrow?

Wow..looks like anything is possible now. Snow in UAE, tsunamis in the Indian ocean. Guess the climate is changing.
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First T

Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:19 pm

Guess the climate is changing.

Actually, it has been proven. The poles are melting.
 
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Sebolino

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:07 am

Sebolino: The poles are melting.

Damn! And they just seemed to get used to being part of the EU!  Nuts
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:12 am

The climate is always changing. Only our arrogance presumes that the current climate is the "normal" one.

What is being questioned is the level to which human intervention is causing change at the present time. And that's the question which is impossible to answer, which is precisely why so many scientists are nervous about it.
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Banco

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:29 am

Banco: What is being questioned is the level to which human intervention is causing change at the present time. And that's the question which is impossible to answer, which is precisely why so many scientists are nervous about it.

We´re long past the hypothesis stage. The massive emissions from human civilization are definitely a major climate-changing factor. The actual percentages may not be certain yet, but the connection is clear.
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:50 am

Just look at the weather map across North America today. Its quite warm for the time of year. Its raining in Toronto today. We had freezing rain mixed with a pile of snow last night.

The weather in this region just hasn't been "normal" the last few years...
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:54 am

It's raining in Montreal too... hey it's winter don't ya know?! If anyone wants snow I'll gladly send you some...uh, if there's any left after this rainfall ??  Confused Confused Confused Confused Nuts Wow!
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First T

Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:56 am

The tsunami was the result of a massive undersea earthquake, and had nothing to do with human or bovine emissions.
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First T

Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:55 pm

Snow in the UAE... That is amazing! By the way to see photos of the weather in the UAE check out this site: http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/imagesearch.html and search by country "United Arab Emirates". Looks like those folks have been enjoying some spectacular lightning storms too!

On the subject of wierd weather, they had some tornados in LA last week and there was a funnel cloud in San Diego today. SoCal goes from being in a severe drought to being well above average in rainfall in just a couple months.

The weather sure has been interesting. Bring it on... I love it!
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Solarix

Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:06 pm

Solarix: The weather sure has been interesting. Bring it on... I love it!

Sure. It´s always "fun" as long as just other people die.
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First T

Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:46 am

Sure. It´s always "fun" as long as just other people die.

What the hell does that mean? Where did I ever say it is "fun" when people die? I am just saying a change in weather is a good thing. Believe me, if you lived in a climate where its sunny and warm 350 days a year, you would also welcome a change in weather. It's interesting and an enjoyment to watch storms especially since we hardly ever get them. Sorry if you are offended by "storm watching".
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Solarix

Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:05 pm

Yeah, that´s true, I guess. I´m generally happy to have actual seasons where I live...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:50 pm

And still there is a country that doesn't want to sign the Kyoto Protocol...Arrogance, arrogance, arrogance.

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