:::: A little perspective for those in the Northeast and
:::: sick of snow. http://tinyurl.com/4lufyy8
::: So, how's all that global warming working for you?
:: Well, it's actually the effects of a strong La Nina
:: that's causing all the fun.
:: We're easing into drought conditions here in Nebraska.
:: Last summer was unusually wet.
:: Crop prices are good. Australia had bad weather as did
:: Russia. I don't know about South America off hand.
:: So I should have more money in my pocket at the end of
:: the summer. I'll be too tired to spend it though.
Don't know about more money if your pocket by end of the coming summer, but
La Nina IS something that's seldom mentioned by the zealots. The latest
scientific journals I've read seem to have come around to saying that LaNina
is the actual driving force, and the cessation of human produced CO2 might
be able to lessen the peaks, they are no longer saying it's the cause. IT's
like 2012 in a way; we'll either all be space dust or nothing will happen,
in reality. Lots of talk about what to do but nothing is happening. Things
COULD be done, but no one can see the actual problems and won't until they
are in retrospect.
However, if you go out and start calculating the number of pounds of CO2
created by volcanoes, for instance, you'll see it far outweighs man's
contributions. Then look at ALL of the steel mills: we have a few, third
nations run 24/7 steel mills around the world, so count those, too. But they
are not enough to be a cure in any way, as are the volcanoes. Then you have
the CO2 NOT being changed to O2 by the forests and trees cut down around the
world; an easy target for vengence, but nothing compared to the CO2 load of
anything so far mentioned here.
Add all of the world's forest and building fires: Still way above the
human contribution. Not going to change, either. The fires are ignited by
nature for a very good reason but you'll never stop fires from lightning and
tinder in the forests; it will burn, eventually, but not emit much CO2
compared to the amount needed to impact that of other naturally occurring
Today's conditions, as bad as they are, have occurred throughout history;
this one fits into the same patter and voracity as history shows. Once
you're pre-industrial age, most of the human contributing figures didn't
exist and yet some of them were the equal of what we're seeing now.
It's time for a war of citations: Let's see verifiable, current evidence
from "real" sources about this stuff. I dare say I have more cites than you
do and likely many other sky is falling advocates, too. But we won't know
anything for sure until we are through it and can look back on it and watch
the next 50-year results.