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post #91 of 107
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Originally Posted by sir jman
Global warming doesn't exist. It really depresses me to see the global warming awareness comercials on RSN with Peekaboo Street preaching about svaing the envirornment.
Global Warming exists. Peekaboo Street is just repeating what the scientists are saying.
post #92 of 107
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Originally Posted by Clayton
Want to disagree, great. But allow me the same courtesy without the insults if possible.
insults? your thin skinned nature perhaps felt them that way.

"ignoring reality" is a perspective, one that I see you holding. you claim you aren't, yet everything you post ignores reality.

you aren't teaching me anything here Clayton. I considered the arguments you're making back when I was an AQ planner. they died back then. nothing has changed to make them revive.

I'm sorry you cannot stomach being wrong. that's YOUR problem, Clayton.
post #93 of 107
One of the top weather scientists in the world (with a stellar ethical reputation) had been saying for years the statistical data is still not conclusive about global warming since other factors might be causing the recent warming of the earth. He became the darling of the global warning non-believers and was continually quoted. This past summer he release a new paper that said there now is enough evidence to conclude without a doubt that global warming is happening and it is causing stronger hurricanes. Global warming not only has a smoking gun but it now has DNA evidence, finger prints and expert witnesses. You have to remain in a state of delusional denial to continue to believe it doesn't exist.
post #94 of 107
Warming is the harbinger of a returning ice age!

Life is a wheel, round and round we go.

Ther are no right answers, only intelligent choices

Enjoy the ride.

CalG
post #95 of 107
I think it exists alright, but who for sure knows the cause.
post #96 of 107
The winters on average are milder than they were 30 years ago. I grew up in NW Pa. and we typically had snow on the ground from Thanksgiving through March. That just doesn't happen anymore.
post #97 of 107

Carbon dioxide levels

The theory behind global warming is very simple, and is based on high school level physics. CO2 absorbs infrared radiation at wavelengths associated with heat radiated from the surface of the earth and then re-radiates that infrared radiation in all directions. Other gasses, including methane, do the same thing. Because these gasses retard heat from escaping the earth, they are called greenhouse gasses. The two major components of the earth's atmosphere, nitrogen and oxygen probably have some greenhouse effect, but CO2' greenhouse effect is considerably stronger.

Carbon is a major component of the earth, but CO2 is only a couple percent of the atmosphere. Most of the earth's carbon is locked up in rock, such as limestone, and in fossil fuels such as coal. Over the earth's history the balance between atmospheric carbon, atmosphieric oxygen and rock-bound carbon has varied.

However, in the last 200 years, humanity has released a huge amount of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, by burning fossil fuels. We have nearly doubled the quantity of C02 in the atmosphere. In the absence of any complicating factors, this would increase the earth's surface temperature.

The debate about global warming has not been about this simple equation. Rather, it has been about the complicating factors such as levels of solar radiation, climate feedback loops and so on. However, among most scientists there is a consensus that human-induced global warming has emerged from the background noise and is demonstratively real. Local effects of this may vary, and weather will not cease, but on average, the earth is getting warmer.
post #98 of 107
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Originally Posted by Stan from Pa
However, in the last 200 years, humanity has released a huge amount of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, by burning fossil fuels. We have nearly doubled the quantity of C02 in the atmosphere. In the absence of any complicating factors, this would increase the earth's surface temperature.
Thanks for that one Stan. I remember when I was in Grad School hearing about a proposed experiment to dumps large (massive) amounts of dissolved Iron or phosphorus (I don't remember which) to stimulate large algae blooms out in the deep ocean (where nutients are limited) which would then die off and sink to the bottom of the ocean thus removing C02 some from the atmosphere. It sounded goofy at the time to me...
post #99 of 107
Here's a funny one..

http://www.whoomp.com/articles/234/1...Global-Warming

Just click through the ad on the first page....

L
post #100 of 107
rain-sking rocks!
post #101 of 107
Looks like that link is broken. Try this one...

http://www.transbuddha.com/mediaHolder.php?id=1147

Enjoy,
L
post #102 of 107
Global warming, exists but not as a reust of humans because it has been happening since long before humans began to have a substantial effect on the atmosphere. If all processes really go in a circle then skiing is coming down to me in texas, but probably not for another million years, at which time I plan to be dead. Since temperatures below zero aren't usually conductive to snow (see Anartica), skiing would be a lot worse in Utah. We could have ten feet dumps in Texas for Snowicans.
post #103 of 107
So Bobby,

Are you just spouting rhetoric you heard on Hanity and Rush or did you actually read the 100 previous posts in this thread? Us "liberals" and "Godless tax raisers" would hate for you to be confused by "Facts" and "Scientific Data"

L
post #104 of 107
this thread has become far too political, far too quickly.
you know what my (strong) political feelings are?
NO?
exactly my point. you ain't about to find out.
this is a ski board, and the subject is rain, ladies.
now fall in......
post #105 of 107
I've come to this conclusion reading authors and statistics whose political bias I did not know and without a previous bias myself. But does it really matter as far as skiing is concerned what the cause of global warming is?
post #106 of 107
Skiing in the rain is not so bad. Not so bad at all.

It's sitting on a stopped chair for 15 minutes in a pouring rain that sucks!

How do we know the these things?

CalG
post #107 of 107

Other fun facts aboyut skiing in the rain

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Originally Posted by Cgrandy
Skiing in the rain is not so bad. Not so bad at all.

It's sitting on a stopped chair for 15 minutes in a pouring rain that sucks!

How do we know the these things?

CalG
I agree. Although 35 degree rain kind of sucks. Yesterday, when it was almost 60 degrees, you never got cold, so even sitting on the lift, it wasn't bad.

What 97% of the skiers out there will never realize is how good the corn snow is when it's raining. And that's fine with me. I was surprised that the bumps were coral reef when it was warm and raining, because that doesn't usually happen, but the trail hadn't been groomed in at least 2 months. I was hoping for combustable bumps.
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