In warmer world, even Inuit buy air conditioners

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    With signs that the world is warming, even Inuit peoples of the far north are ordering air conditioning.

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    Hopefully, fewer people will freeze to death in the far North.
     
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    So it's a warm summer. We've had these before. And as the article states, the building was designed to hold in heat. Combine that with an unusually warm summer and a whole bunch of windows and it's no surprise they need a little AC.

    Didn't we just finish an unusually cold winter? Was that caused by global warming, too?
     
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    What a lot of people don't understand is that if you have one cold winter or one cold summer that you can't really tie that to global warming. Global warming deals with the warming of the climate in general, and climate is measured over a long period of time. Just because you got a lot of snow or an unusually cold winter does not disprove global warming at all. Weather on a scale of days or months is affected by so many other things.
     
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    Nor do statistics confirm the existence of global warming. Interesting how the proponents never factor in cyclical nature of warming/cooling.
     
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    Nor does an unusually warm summer prove global warming. However, the fact that the average global climate has risen by less than 1 degree in the last half century and the fact that most glacial shelves are growing speak volumes.
     
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    Yeah, El Nino is one big thing that can warm you up or cool you down unusually for an extended period of time.
     
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    I don't really get how a rise of 2 degrees will melt a lot of the shelves, it isnt like it's 30 degrees all winter in the Arctic and Antarctic...it's a whole lot colder than that...and ice cannot melt when it's less than 32 degrees.
     
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    Again, a naturally reoccuring phenonema. One theory of Native Americans in the Americans is over the frozen Bering Straits.
     
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    anyone know the year of warmest summer on record?

    also isn't it great that they can afford airconditioners....during the blow job years they had to leave the windows open and get west nile
     

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