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Weather fluctuates. Why tax people for it is my question. We have UNCERTAINTY and a huge amount of it.

Not as to IF it is happening, but as to IF we can do anything about it.
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So you have no proof that past Summers were as hot it is this year, and the best you can do is tell me where you grew up.
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When I was a kid back in the 50's, I remember summer temperatures over 100 degrees keeping my friends and I in our basements playing Monopoly for part of the summer. I don't seem to recall anyone panicking about global warming at that time.


No, the Chicken Littles were worried about another Ice Age back then, and through the 1970s.
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"Chicken Littles to the left of me; Ostriches to the right; here I am, stuck in the middle with you..."
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Very ornithological.
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On 2012-07-08 11:35, Steve_Mollett wrote:

"Chicken Littles to the left of me; Ostriches to the right; here I am, stuck in the middle with you..."

Great line ... where is it taken from, or is it one of your own?
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Balducci
That is from a song by the late Jerry Rafferty.

"clowns to the left of me
jokers to the right,
and I'm stuck in the middle with you"

Great memory Steve
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Hi Al, I know THAT line ... it is the 'chicken littles' and 'ostriches' change-up version that I had never heard before.
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Hey--I'm a spontaneous wit.
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Ah yes those words are all Steve's

I must say that the ostrich line does gives one a visual image of the global warming problem, and how some people look at it, or choose not to look at it.
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No, the ostriches give the image of the New Ice Age problem, it's the chicken littles who give us an issue of how some people look at Anthropogenic Global Warming.
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On 2012-07-08 08:10, Old Scratch Johnson wrote:
It's fun hanging out in the pubs. There are a lot a lot of interesting and friendly people there. Smile


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So global warming believers are chicken little, and the ice age believers are ostriches. That puts Woland right in the middle as a denier who believes that he will be dead before the global warming complications hit the fan.
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On 2012-07-08 09:48, R.S. wrote:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/06......-alarmed


"For July -- i.e., July 1st through July 5th -- there has been 942 records broken and 273 that were tied. For 2012 to date, 23,613 maximum temperature records have been set. Over the same period in 2011, only 13,582 maximum temperature records were broken. That is an increase of 71% over last year, which was more than hot enough as I recall. What's even more worrying is that, while all these temperature maximums are being set, the earth 94.5 million miles away from the sun, the farthest distance it will be this year, and we are breaking record high temperatures willy-nilly, like a store holding a going out of business sale."



Ron


The line, "What's even more worrying is that, while all these temperature maximums are being set, the earth 94.5 million miles away from the sun, the farthest distance it will be this year, and we are breaking record high temperatures willy-nilly, like a store holding a going out of business sale" really undercuts all of the credibility of this post for me. I mean, REALLY? It's "even more worrying" that temperature maximums are being set in the summer? Because from the link in the article, the earth's CLOSEST point to the sun is in January, and personally, I'd be "even more worried" if we were breaking heat records in JANUARY, in the Winter.
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The past two Winters have been the warmest Winters in recorded history.
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On 2012-07-08 15:10, Al Angello wrote:
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The past two Winters have been the warmest Winters in recorded history.


That's a separate point. When you talk about "the warmest Winters in recorded history," then you're comparing apples to apples. You're comparing winter to winter.

But when you're just talking about record temperatures, regardless of time of year, it's ridiculous to be particularly concerned that it's happening during the summer.
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The 30's were also apparently awfully hot. I'm even more impressed with Joe Louis!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state_temperature_extremes
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You were talking about the predictions for January 2013, and I said that the two previous Winters will be hard to beat.
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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