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12:12 am: Global Warming?
11 years ago, in the fall of 1998, I noticed something odd. We had really warm weather in mid-December. (I noticed this because it led to my baby being hospitalized with pnemonia, so it stuck in my mind.)

This continued every year there after. The summers were hot, too.

Until this year.

This summer was the coolest summer I've ever seen in Virginia. It was practically like summers in New York when I was a kid.

I must admit, I loved it.

Right now, it is nearly Mid-December. It has been really cold the last week. I guess we can only wait and see what happens next week, as the 17th to the 19th is when the warm weather comes.

But, considering that there were reports of warmer wheather on Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto...I wonder if the theory voiced by some -- that we just reached the end of an 11 year sun-spot cycle -- has some virtue to it.

I guess the next few years will tell whether it stays warm or returns to a slightly cooler temperature.

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From:juliet_winters
Date:December 13th, 2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Something to consider:

http://www.middlebury.net/op-ed/global-warming-01.html

Consider the political gains to be made by creating this new enemy: anthropogenic global warming. It's a form of self-flagellation the mystics of the Middle Ages would recognize. The evils of the world are upon our conscience. What is the only way to cleanse yourself? Give in to whatever procedures, follow whatever leaders emerge from this new religion.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:December 13th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
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However I voluntarily recycle, and, all things being equal, would probably opt for a lower emissions car.

Their timeline is so skewed. Think hundreds or thousands of years.
But they've tapped into humankind's sense of urgency. Doom is eminent. Our times are the most important, the most cataclysmic.
People who laugh at the Jesus Is Coming Soon bumper stickers probably believe that the Earth is ending soon due to global warming.
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From:arhyalon
Date:December 14th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
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Boy, that is an excellent article!!!

Wow.
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