Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Flatlined

7 Comments:

Blogger Canuck Guy said...

We are certainly not on the same page on the topic of climate. You have your head stuck in a sand hole. Things are going to hell in a hand basket and it is climate change, warming, whatever. Just listen to the news on weather disturbances. To much rain, not enough rain, tornados galore, shrinking Arctic ice, calving of icebergs at an ever increasing rate, pine beetles, etc, coral reef destruction. It's just one f'king thing after another. Seven billion people is just to much for this planet. Just like a dog can put up with some fleas, once there are too many fleas, the dog suffers as it is being sucked dry. People are the fleas on the planet. Yup, I do have a low opinion of so called humans, being one myself.

May 07, 2014 11:15 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Dear Canuck Guy, perhaps then you can explain to me what happened the two to three mile thick sheet of ice that once covered what is now Canada and a large part of what is now the USA? What happened to the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska? Or the land bridge between the lower mainland of B.C. and Vancouver Island?

People got all ballistic last year when there were lots of tornadoes sighted in Saskatchewan a couple of years ago, but conveniently forgot that that year was the 100th anniversary of the so-called Regina Cyclone that destroyed the City.

About 20-30 years ago a tornado ripped through the city of Edmonton killing several in its wake and destroying property.

There is nothing new about what we are seeing today. Nothing at all. And, BTW, polar ice caps are growing and there have been times in geologic history when there were no polar ice caps.

I would suggest to you that you take your head out of your *** and learn a bit about geological history.

And one thing the warmanistas never consider is whether all the carbon capture and whatnot they advocate will make one damn bit of difference.

Climates change. They always have - even from year to year. I grew up beside a river. Some years it would dry right up. Next year it would flood. Meh. Change and chaos are nothing new.

The only thing new is there are now larger populations and larger urban centers, thus more damage if a flood, tornado or hurricane sweeps through.

May 07, 2014 12:25 pm  
Blogger Canuck Guy said...

Your point about the 2 mile thick ice sheet is pointless. No need to dwell of happenings hundred of thousands years ago over long periods of time. Not applicable for us, only need to think in smaller time chunks. Besides, good riddance to that ice sheet, good thing too. I am talking about the median weather, for the most part, we have experience over the last 4 centuries, the sweet spot with the exception of a few bumps.
And aux contraire ma petite, the weather is getting more vicious and harmful more frequently, stay tuned for next year, more of the same. The environment is being harmed as well and it will have serious consequences for us earthlings. I forgot about the thawing of the permafrost in my previous list; when that happens, things will really begin to heat up due to the release of vast amounts of methane which, as you know, being the intelligent woman that you are, is much worse than CO2. Life will become much more uncomfortable especially for our offspring. BTW, Please hold me accountable for my comments. I am going to file our comments for later reading a year from now. One of us will have a good laugh and the other will be eating cooked crow. The basic thing is in this particular case of climate change and it is climate change for the worse, is that we humans are the direct driver and thus will be responsible for the dire consequences. Mark my words, woman! (:<))
PS: I had a couple of typos in my initial comment, I used 'to much' rather than 'too much'. I am a little OCD about correct grammar.

May 07, 2014 5:33 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

The two mile thick ice sheet thing is not irrelevant. In fact it is spot on. It shows that "warming" is nothing new. All of that ice melted and went somewhere, which is why we no longer have a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska.

And how come four centuries? How come CO2 gets the blame then? It's supposed to be the industrial revolution that is the cause of the warming, which is less than 200 years ago.

May 08, 2014 1:14 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Thawing of the permafrost? LOL!! In the town where I live water mains and lines buried deep in the ground have been freezing and bursting. Town authorities have advised us to keep our cold water taps on. It's costing me an arm and a leg. And we're a long way from the permafrost.

May 08, 2014 1:21 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Canuck Guy, I accidentally deleted your last comment. Wasn't on purpose, I swear. Feel free to post it again (or a reasonable facsimile}. The delete button is right below the publish button, and, due to my stubby fingers, I often push the wrong one.

May 08, 2014 1:49 pm  
Blogger Canuck Guy said...

Clumbsy thumbsy.

May 08, 2014 4:36 pm  

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