get ready for extreme weather

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  1. billwald

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    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2016794248_apussciclimateextremes.html

    "Scientists were able to weigh their confidence of predictions of future climate disasters and heat waves were the most obvious. The report said it is "virtually certain" that heat waves are getting worse, longer and hotter, while cold spells are easing.

    "What that means is the nasty heat wave that used to happen once every 20 years by mid-century will be once every five years and by the end of the century will be an every other year scorcher, Field and Stocker said.

    "The report said there is at least a two-in-three chance that heavy downpours will increase, both in the tropics and northern regions, and from tropical cyclones."


    The latest scientific American reports roughly the same prognostication.
     
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    Cool !!! Can't wait to hit the slopes.
     
  3. Arbo

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    Two things that cause me to say, "I don't care":

    1. Winter in my part of the country always means lots of snow.

    2. My snowblower started up just fine.
     
  4. Walguy

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    When they start predicting the weather for tomorrow and next week with more accuracy, I'll consider taking their predictions for 50 and 100 years more seriously. :rolleyes:
     
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    They forgot to say that we need to raise taxes because of these predictions. :rolleyes:
     
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    These are probably the same "scientists" who predict that 5-8 major hurricanes will hit the US every year.
     
  7. Arbo

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    Thirty-five years ago, scientists were predicting another ice age. Interesting how in that span of time the common thought could swing from one extreme to another.
     
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    One wonders from whence they get their data, especially seeing as how the "original" global temprature data was destroyed when the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia, who held all the raw data tossed out an old computer that housed all that data.

    Perhaps they are working on Al Gore's version of the numbers? Will it make him more money? Probably... Seems to be good at that, at least. :thumbsup:
     
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    :smilewinkgrin: I guess Jim Cantore and the rest of the Weather Channel will be having a field day!
     
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    It been odd weather here. One day we had 88F, two days later it was 32F in the morning...two days after that we had 80F....
     
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    Don't forget about a fine for "carbon emissions".

    HankD
     
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    LIKE!!
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