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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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Date:December 13th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)

And what price in human misery would it become unreasonable?
Date:December 14th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Carbon emissions cause immediate human misery. Unless, of course, you have lots of money or lots of credit/debt. I suppose your taste could be for sniffing car exhaust, but I consider such a pastime unproductive.
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Date:December 15th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Nevermind that car exhaust does not smell insofar as it contains co2, which is odorless.

Nevermind that climate mitigation such as diverting crops to biofuels has already caused hunger -- up to food riots -- in the Third World and will doubtlessly cause starvation.

You've got to have priorities. Obviously unpleasant car fumes, for reasons other than co2, are more important than dying of hunger.
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