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    It is Bush's fault.
     
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    Scary shit. No Mississississississippi, no commerce.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-b3iU-INDo]Frank sinatra - Let it snow - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I thought AGW caused the snowfall in New York?

    Can we send the drought areas some of our AGW?
     
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    Living here in Las Vegas, I'm fully aware of the drought as Lake Mead shows just how little runoff we've received into the Colorado River.

    Here's a picture from the Overton Arm of the lake:

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    And, of course, there's the signature picture that shows just how low the lake is:

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    The truth is that we would need record showfalls in the Rockie Mountains ten years in a row to even start to restore the water levels at all of the reservoirs in the Colorado Basin.

    Another problem is, that when it DOES rain, it often ends up flooding the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and there are no similar dams to store it as is the case with the Colorado.

    Flood or drought. It never seems to level out, does it?

    :confused:
     
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    hottest year on record...record droughts.....record temps....i wonder what this upcoming year will be like....we should be much colder by now but had early snowfall?
     
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    Yep, we are certainly in a cold/dry climate cycle.
     
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    Hi Bones,

    No record temps save in the feverish minds of some bad scientists. The UK's Met Office had to finallt admit there has been no warming for the last 16 years. The "record" temps of last year were wholly manufactured by Hansen and Co.

    The reality was far different.
     
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    i am a true believer that when mother nature or mother earth has had enough of us...she will find a way to balance....it all with a pandemic of some sort similar to the flu of 1917
     
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