Weather finally got right to finish these bar stools ... simply been too
cold the past few weeks to do a critical glue-up in the shop.
74F and last two now sitting in clamps, as we speak:
Onward with the seat frames and upholstery ...
74 degrees???? 74 degrees????
I had to run an errand today, in the afternoon. I started up the windshield
wipers to clear a little frost. A big chunk of ice clung to the wiper
blades and crashed into the bottom of each stroke. It went squeak, squeak,
CRASH! It did that a number of times till the ice broke off. It sure as
hell wasn't 74 degrees here today!
Bar stools look nice.
SFWIW, it was warmer in Cleveland, OH than it was here in SoCal.
It is 40F outside my window as this is typed.
Expected to drop into the mid 30's over night here and in the downtown
Forecast to be as low as 5F in the mountains.
The fruit crops are still hanging on the trees and are in jeopardy.
28F for a few hours and the crops are history.
Warming, it's 19 F this morning. I don't buy into the Global Warming
panic as the climate has always warmed and cooled. On the other hand
most animals don't soil where they sleep. I think we should be better
stewards of our enviorment.
WARNING: the guy who turns this thread into a AGW argument is going to
be tracked down, glued and bradded to his work bench with Gorilla Glue
and a $14 HF nail gun, and tortured with used Home Depot saw blades from
the dumpster on a construction site!
And those that believe that are actually gullible enough to believe that
the earth should not be warming. Since when is global cooling better for
food production? Think the farmers care when their crops freeze?
Well, people like Al Gore notwithstanding, I am of the opinion that
man makes a significant contribution to this warming of the earth.
Now, if you want to argue the existence of man makes it inevitable
that warming will occur, then there's not much I can offer in
Like the other creatures on this planet, man is simply a creation of
nature. However, unlike the other creatures on this planet, we have
the realization of what we're doing and quite possibly the knowledge
to change what we're doing.
Whether we let our dominant species attitude get in the way of
changing our global warming actions or not is something else entirely.
Personally, as species, I think we're too arrogant for most of us to
make a constructive change in how we treat this planet.
There's little doubt that the planet has warmed in the past
100 years. It is the magnitude of the warming and the cause of
the warming that disputed. There is little reliable data prior
to 1900 for surface and sea-surface temperatures. There is little
data prior to 1970 regarding sea-ice extent and area.
As for Han's 20-foot seawalls in Houston, one must realize that even
were 100% of the sea ice (e.g. arctic ice) to melt, sea-level wouldn't change.
to rise substantially, glacial ice and landborne ice (e.g. the Greenland and
ice caps) would need to melt. The best estimates are that the
Antarctica ice cap would take several thousand years to melt completely at
a much higher temperature that even the IPCC predicts for the next hundred
years or so (and their predictions have been much higher than has actually
been observed since the first and second IPCC reports).
Sea level is a function of the temperature of the water (water expands as
it warms), isostatic rebound (much shoreline is still rebounding from the
ice cover in the last ice age), wind/currents (sea level is higher on windward
than leeward side), fresh-water influx, glacial melting et alia.
email@example.com (Scott Lurndal) wrote in
That is all correct, but no one knows whether warming will reach an
equilibrium, whether it will continue to warm at the present rate, or
whether the rate of warming will keep increasing. There are good reasons
to believe the latter (temp going up faster and faster) if we don't do
something. In fact there is likely something we could do to cool things,
but that is without precedent, and affecting weather globally by a single
or a few national (?) entities will really rile up people. I am
referring to proposed attempts to cool the atmosphere by injecting
screens of some sort into the stratosphere, as mother nature has done
with volcanic eruptions (look up little ice age and Krakatao).
I'm not talking about regular cycles of heating and cooling over
thousands of years. I'm talking about the current act ivies of man
that seem to mirror present day global warming.
Sure, you might want to suggest that it's just another global heating
cycle attributable to nature and has little to do with man, but what
if you're wrong?
The trends we're seeing right now are more severe than they have been
in the past. Are you prepared to just sit there and say "Nah, there's
no way man could be causing it."?
I *know* you're smarter than that.
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