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I will continue to keep track at the local level; I thought those statistics interesting. I do know we don't flood and have a lower water level in all the rivers (there are three in my town). It is in a very rural/recreation/hunting area so over building wouldn't account for it.
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I suspected as much. I have been keeping tabs on what the night time temperature cools down to in the summer in the village where I live and it has been rising.
What you are measuring is weather, not climate. Also, I doubt your instrumentation is accurate and sensitive enough to even detect the change in temps that these researchers are discussing.
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What you are measuring is weather, not climate. Also, I doubt your instrumentation is accurate and sensitive enough to even detect the change in temps that these researchers are discussing.
No, I agree.
I used to think that too ("Gosh, it seems hotter this summer; must be global warming.")
Then I saw a PBS show called "Six degrees", which showed what would happen to the planet if the global temp actually rose one degree, two degrees, three degrees, etc- up to six degrees, at which point the planet would no longer be able to sustain life, because the Russian tundra/ permafrost would melt, releasing so much carbon monoxide gas (I think that's it, or else carbon dioxide) into the air that it would become unbreathable.

But even at one or two degrees, there would be major, major, MAJOR changes; melted ice caps, extreme changes in weather patterns which would change coastlines, turn forests and swamps into deserts and vice versa, cause disease and pestilence.
One could surmise that these things are already happening, but in fact, they are not; not to the extent that they would be if the global temperature rose, say, three degrees. The world's population would be very significantly reduced at that point (although most Americans would probably survive; they'd simply leave the coastal areas and head for higher, cooler ground).
In poverty-stricken developing nations, however, there'd be massive population decreases, due to famine, drought, and pestilence.
If the global temperature rose 3-4 degrees, the sea level would rise and the weather would change to the point that coastal cities in the US and in every other nation- New York, LA, etc- would be destroyed, washed away into the sea.

So, I agree: by the time we actually "feel" global warming, it will be too late; we'll all be dead.

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One important thing to take away from this for Republicans who blindly attack any source saying global warming is occurring for political purposes is this is in no way a political issue. It is simply a fact.
It becomes a political issue when certain factions feel the way to stop global warming is to tax energy sources.


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Earth has gone through many climate changes in its 4.5+ billion years of existence. It is a natural occurrence and will continue to change as time progresses.

Personally I believe man has very little to do with global warming, but that is just my personal opinion.
I have stated this a multitude of times, and I wish you luck with people (on either side) actually understanding what you've said.
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So, I agree: by the time we actually "feel" global warming, it will be too late; we'll all be dead.
That all sounds pretty drastic. It also fails to consider ancient climate. The Earth has had warmer AND cooler periods than what we are experiencing now. We have had MUCH higher [CO2] than we do now without life ending temperatures.
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Global warming is a myth.

Let's keep spewing pollution, as long as it allows me to continue to live like I do.

Who cares about following generations, since the "End Times" are near anyway?



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Global warming is a myth.

Let's keep spewing pollution, as long as it allows me to continue to live like I do.

Who cares about following generations, since the "End Times" are near anyway?



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