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"Extreme weather"

Postby Twig » 13 Aug 2010, 08:27

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Re: "Extreme weather"

Postby Kernos » 13 Aug 2010, 17:54

Interesting, but one season of hot and extreme weather does not prove anything, anymore than last year's cold snowy winter in the NE does.

We are seening less frequent storms here in the Ozarks, but they are more severe than average. Our electricity has gone off more than I can remember this summer. It is worrying, but may just be an end of the bell shaped curve. One worries about the fall hurricane season.

All that said, changes in the environment is becoming much more clear and worrisome. CO2 continues to rise at an accelerated rate, ice is melting more than ant time since records have been kept and the oceans are becoming more and more acid and killing off the bottom of the food chain. We're approaching the levels when millions of years ago 90% of ocean species went extinct due to a rapid decrease in the pH of the oceans.

Scary. What really bothers me is that one have to search for this info. The US TV news rarely mentions global warming, acidification of the oceans etc. All they are interested in are illegal immigrants, politics, crime and an occasional feel-good story. Blah!

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Re: "Extreme weather"

Postby wyeuro » 14 Aug 2010, 06:44

yeah, the scariest part is that it's so hard to get accurate info about it, because of the icky politics around it all.
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Re: "Extreme weather"

Postby Merlyn » 07 Sep 2010, 13:31

Global climate change means a different thing for each country, like Pakistan...
Some more "truthful" journalism,
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlaye ... =129636040
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =129635638
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlaye ... =129636040

It does take a lot of digging to find any kind of real insight. Even then, knowing the $grants$ and who is asking for the research is key.
News now is total crap over-all. NPR is at least doing some kind of journalism still.

I used to like the BBC, but have found them to be as political as Fox or CNN, as of late.
If I want to know what the nutballs are doing, I just hit Fox or CNN. A new group TBD has sprouted from what was a good local news group, and is becoming another "breaking news" mess of political steering and smearing. And yes, now & then a "feel good story"
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living ... ws9?hpt=C2

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Re: "Extreme weather"

Postby Merlyn » 08 Sep 2010, 23:36

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/aus ... papers.pdf

You can skip to page 44, and read on...
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