Global Warming- enjoy it while it lasts

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    those three figures show recent times to 1,000,000 years ago. we appear to live in a very privileged time where a large portion of the world is not covered in ice. enjoy it because its not going to last forever. Unless we actually try to manipulate the earth's climate to keep this pleasant and bountiful state of unusual warmth.
     
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    Actually I am enjoying it so far.

    Moving from Western Connecticut to the coast of Maine turned out to be a damned good idea.

    Yeah that's right, I did move because of the increasingly hot weather that I thought was only going to get hotter and more polluted, too.

    I remember the day my wife and I decided to do, so perfectly.

    It was a very hot summer day and we'd just climbed to the top of a mountain in Western CT.

    We could see the tops of other hills, but every valley was obscured by smog.

    Anybody see the moon last night?

    I did.

    It was marvelous.

    It's 23 October and I haven't yet had to put the heat on downstairs.

    Of course every year fluxuates somewhat, but normally (if one can define "normal" in only 20 years, I mean) the heat would have been on downstairs sometime in September.

    So yes, I am enjoying the benefits of warming, if that's the cause of this change.

    It's saving me money and making life just a little more pleasant up here.

    The only noted downside so far is that the dogs and cats suffer more (and longer) periods when fleas are a problem.

    Personally I think Maine's habitable time ( defined as that time when the weather isn't trying to kill you) is about a month a year longer than it was when I first came here.

    This isn't scientific proof of anything, of course.

    Just one man's observations of how things seem to be changing over time.
     
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    I have a cousin that lives in Bozeman, Montana, and his observations are pretty much the same. Fall seems to be two weeks later, and spring, two weeks earlier. In area I call home in Eastern Oregon, when I was a child there in the late 40's and early 50's. the winters at 3600 ft regularly had temperatures that hit a low of -40, with the daylight highs of -10 to -20. After Holloween, you seldom had a day with a high above 35. The weather still comes in around Holloween, but the daytime highs are often above 50, and in Burns, one of the coldest places, they now actually get some days of rain in the winter, instead of just snow.

    The snow on the mountains goes off much earlier than it used to, and those whose agriculture depends on irrigation from south facing drainages are feeling the affects.
     
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    Well, we are definately manipulating the earth's climate at present. However, doing so with a vast overkill, and no regard for the results of that.
     
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    interesting graphs
     
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    If the Ice even starts to THINK about creeping back into NYState, I'll leave the SUV running all night!

    Take that, Fucker!
     
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    You took geology classes huh? How come you don't think at all like a geologist? The world takes a lot longer to do things than your paltry lifetime olfraud, a lot longer.
     
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    How people got around Grand Central Station circa 12,000 years ago

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    Because, unlike a Conservative, I do not think that the world begins and ends with my existance.
     
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    Yes you do. EVERYTHING you preach is biased around your life span. That is ludicrous! You have been around a nano second of the Earths history and you ignore that fact.
     

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