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Postby KDFINE » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:54 pm

I finally got electricity back today, Friday, just before noon. So, I missed out on election day's free speech forums. I would have had something to say about some of the topics particularly about global warming, since I don't ever recall a hurricane hitting New York this late in the year.
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Re: Left Behind

Postby Marlow » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:02 pm

KDFINE wrote:since I don't ever recall a hurricane hitting New York this late in the year.

It's all about trends and cumulative data, not one-off storm systems. This was the mildest hurricane season in Florida in a LONG time. We're now in unseasonably cold weather here. Is a new Ice Age upon us?

That said . . . what happened in the Arctic this summer . . . :shock:

[Am I about to get banned again? I've lost track of what's 'political' these days! :D]
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Re: Left Behind

Postby gh » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:36 pm

global warming has never been an unacceptable topic here; doesn't require a free-speech period in which to address it.

One of our longest and most popular threads is on that very subject. (nobody has added to it in a month or so)

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23600

But as Marlowe says, one isolated odd incident does not a trend make. (I'm a firm believer in global warming, but I think most of the experts agreed that Sandy can't be directly pegged to that)
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Re: Left Behind

Postby KDFINE » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:56 pm

My attempted point was that I've been off the grid due to the storm, and thus missed my opportunity to put my 2 cents in on a few topics on Tuesday. I'll just have to wait until July 4th. Of course I had more pressing concerns on Tuesday than sounding off.
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Re: Left Behind

Postby BruceFlorman » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:57 am

A tweet earlier this week from Daily Beast writer David Frum:
Horrible possibility: if the geeks are right about Ohio, might they also be right about climate?
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