[Homestead] Are you affected by Global warming?
VAN DELL JORDAN
vdjor at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 21 22:30:47 EDT 2007
The only argument I've heard by scientists against
global warming boils down to this, I paraphrase; "The
climate has always fluctuated so this is just another
There is of course a chance that this could be a
fluctuation, but that argument seems to ignore the
fact the same data and information that tells us about
climatic fluctuations in the past, tells us that this
current trend does not fit that pattern.
THOUGH even we who are very concerned about this need
to keep an open mind.
I'm surprised about snow on the ground for several
months. I'm 100-150 miles north of Heartland and
don't remember snow staying on the ground for months
or seldom weeks at a time. Guess I always thought
that was part of Missouri weather pattern.
--- Gene GeRue <genegerue at ruralize.com> wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2007, at 12:43 PM, Lynda wrote:
> > Years ago you could count on being snowed in for 2
> to 3 weeks at a
> > time on
> > and off all winter. Again, unless you are up in
> the Alps section,
> > you might
> > get snowed in for a day but that's it.
> Lynda's post reminded me of a visit to Heartwood
> about fifteen years
> ago by a lady then in her forties. She said that as
> a child she had
> lived upholler for several years; her father had run
> a portable
> sawmill. In fact, the engine that powered that
> sawmill came out of an
> old car, the remainder of which still sits at the
> edge of the woods.
> Anyway, I commented that she had had a long walk to
> school, about
> three miles, up and down two pretty steep hillsides,
> and that would
> have been especially onerous during snow time. She
> replied, "It
> didn't snow then."
> During the years between her residence and the
> current time I have
> seen hard winters where the snow stayed on the
> ground from about
> Thanksgiving until sometime in March. In recent
> years it is rare to
> have snow that stays on the ground for three days. I
> offer this as
> information that may support the premise that what
> we are calling
> global warming may in fact simply be part of yet
> another normal cycle.
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