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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Is that a canary in a coal mine or polar bear in the Arctic?

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    The average temperature in Alaska (including Point Barrow and the North Slope oil fields) is 26 degrees at this moment.
    The average temperature in the states (including Hawaii and Florida) is 22 degrees.
    Climate CHANGE is going on due to the climate WARMING that has already happened.

    The forecast is for +62 degrees which is close to 90 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.
    Hibernating insects think it is spring and are crawling out of the melting snow.
    Disruption of seasonal wildlife has been taking a toll for some years now, in Canada as well as in Alaska.
    And just to point it out, no, nothing we can do as humans will slow this change down.
    It has happened and is not going away.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    It is not getting bigger, it is getting thinner as the low salt surface freezes and blows into different areas due to climate change moving the jet stream’s path.
    Over 9000 research papers have been published, they explain the process quite well and are not overly complex.
    Some do not understand at all and not much can be done if the basic education is not there enabling the logic to be followed.
    This does not change the facts, understanding is not necessary for the world to continue on where it is going.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ask the folks in Churchill about the bears being driven off of where there used to be ice, and seal hunting opportunities.

    btw, the folks on the east coat complaining about getting near normal cold weather back should be thankful, as the cold kill off some of the insects that have been destroying their forests as recent winters haven’t been cold enough to polish off many larvae. Those dead forests have been a demonstration of warming, just like increased numbers of opportunistic bears, from a reduced overall population, seeking food where they can find it.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Thanks for posting this article. Here is a passage from it, for those who don’t have the initiative to look at the link:

    “At the Swiss resort of Davos, corporate leaders and politicians gathered for the annual four-day World Economic Forum will devote all of Friday to panels and talks on the threat of climate change. The emphasis will be less about saving polar bears and more about promoting economic self-interest.

    In Philadelphia this month, the American Economic Association inaugurated its new president, William D. Nordhaus, a Yale economist and one of the world’s foremost experts on the economics of climate change.

    “There is clearly a growing recognition of this in the broader academic economic community,” said Mr. Nordhaus, who has spent decades researching the economic impacts of both climate change and of policies intended to mitigate climate change.

    In Washington, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, has put climate change at the center of the bank’s mission, citing global warming as the chief contributor to rising global poverty rates and falling G.D.P.’s in developing nations. In Europe, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Paris-based club of 34 industrialized nations, has begun to warn of the steep costs of increased carbon pollution."

    It’s pretty clear that those who insist that climate change isn’t happening are just behind the information curve.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    “that was the ANTARCTIC, not arctic”
    Yes indeed, and the surface ice is thin and stacking up against older ice in ANTARCTICA not the arctic.
    The arctic has slowed its melting somewhat and is roughly half the area it was in the seventies. The Arctic ice is thinner also but is half the area so there is no way to pretend it is growing.
    In the ANTARCTIC the ice has more surface area is some spots, overall it is also shrinking but by only focusing on a small area the “its growing” claim can be pretended.
    9000 research papers, all levels of jargon or none at all. It is available.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^^Overtaxed: yes, it’s just winter, and the problem is folks do NOT remember what winters used to be, which PROVES the problem with global climate change and the mythology of “deniers” versus the written records as well as what we “old folks” saw on a regular basis.

    Plowing 20ft drifts with a blade plow?? You trying to prove folks memories are totally distorted and B.S.? I drove plows back in the ’70’s, blades and rotaries, even a rotary isn’t going to ram anywhere near 20 feet of snow and just go on down the road for a half mile without stopping. Yes, we DID have drifts that deep, and after trimming with dozers, THEN going in with rotaries to clear the passes was the methodology. Then there were the avalanche chutes for some real “entertainment”!!

    It was fun to watch the train rotaries (back in the steam days no less!) clearing the passes in the Cascades as a kid, but even railroads would find 20 feet of snow “intimidating”.

  8. hostitulator

    hostitulator said, over 2 years ago

    This shit’s been going on for billions of years and someone thinks they can make a prediction with less than 200 years of data ….

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