@VST"Some may falsely attempt to conclude that this latest event is
directly caused by anthropometric global warming."Yeah...
I'm just going to ignore that some of the stations there recorded their
highest values on record. I'm sure the general significance of recent
Arctic warming had nothing to do with temperatures managing to get above 0C in
those parts for a few days... Sure natural cycles are at play, they
always are, but that doesn't mean there can't be human-caused
influences in addition to it.
Re: atl134 Salt Lake City, UTThose that believe in Global Warming
should do their part in reducing it by turning off their electricity and buying
some carbon credits.
VST: Thank you for a thoughtful handling of this topic. I
don't have a problem with "global warming" or "climate
change" (when has the climate ever been static?). I live in central
Illinois. 10000 years ago, where my house now stands, was a layer of ice that
was 100s of feet thick. Overall, since that time, the temperatures have warmed
considerably. Man's influence in the warming -- if it has had any affect
at all -- has been only within the past 200 years. Now some claim
that the process is speeding up. Maybe so. but as VST has pointed out, it is
nearly impossible to demonstrate -- if it is accelerating -- what affect
man-made pollutants are having.Finally, I believe we all have a
responsibility to use our resources wisely. I don't need a government
agency to tell me what I can do to reduce greenhouse gases because I'm
already doing much: recycling; riding my bike instead of driving; drying my
clothes outside instead of in the dryer; insulating; growing some of the food I
eat instead of trucking it in from California.
Yikes! Global warming?Since ice is already expanded, its melting
will only lower the ocean levels. Try putting an ice cube in a glass and fill it
to the rim with water. When melted, the water level goes down.To be
safe, I'll give my lawn mower a tune up.