The silliness continues. A letter printed in the June T&FN applauds the Deena Kastor cover of the May issue as being timely "Not just for track, but for the world, as global warming--and the resultant screwed-up weather patterns--is a front-burner issue right now."
The guy who wrote this is from Minnesota. He should certainly know that cold, rainy days in April are nothing new in the Northern part of the country and don't have anything to do with global warming.
"Beset by the coldest May since 1962, millions of residents fired up space heaters, straining Buenos Aires' electrical grid for three nights and forcing authorities to slash power supply nationwide and briefly cut domestic natural gas provisions and exports to Chile."
The pace of change has far exceeded what had been estimated by almost all the simulations used to envision how the Arctic will respond to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. . . .Some scientists who have long doubted that a human influence could be clearly discerned in the Arctic’s changing climate now agree that the trend is hard to ascribe to anything else.
Whether all of this is good or bad may depend on your point of view.
While open Arctic waters could be a boon for shipping, fishing and oil exploration, an annual seesawing between ice and no ice could be a particularly harsh jolt to polar bears.
I did read too quickly and assumed you were mentioning Antarctica without having read the article closely. Can happen I just saw a movie on penguines and Antarctica which Morgan Freeman narrated. Quite moving.
Rain, rain and more rain forecasted. It:s nearly november -- 10 months after this thread was started, and the snow is still nowhere to be found. Mandatory snow tyres in effect on Thursday = waste of time changing them.
I hope those Badgers have been getting in their Badger miles. Madison has received about 100 inches of snow this winter, surpassing the previous record by more than 23 inches. Perhaps that thread about Bethke's steeplechase prospects will have to be reevaluated following his numerous leaps over snowdrifts.
I like Al Gore and what he's trying to do and honestly believe that we need to take the whole GW thing seriously (regardless of how much it is just a natural climatological cycle), but Al Gore would tie Spring to Global Warming.
Six months from today those folks up in Luleå will be on their winter treks to Benidorm. Here, we:ll still be complaining that the snow hasn:t yet arrived, and this global warming stuff may seem a bit more real
A friend of mine's 11th grade son runs distances for a local HS. Regionals were today, haven't heard how he did (prequalified on time for state in at least one event) but winds were 20-35 mph all day and he has not had a meet this year when there weren't similar winds. One invite was canceled after a few events, hurdles wouldn't stay up, officials papers blowing all over. A couple meets also featured drizzle and snow flurries. A lousy year for spring sports here in Colorado. Let's hope for better at state next weekend (also the weekend of the Big 12 meet in Boulder.)