I have a friend who works with someone who believes all things Gore without question.
One day, this gent walked into the office with a glass of water in his hand and set it on the desk... My friend made a panicked noise, jumped up on the chair and started carrying on that they were all doomed.
The guy asked wth is wrong with my friend... Eventually, my friend explained that when the ice in that glass melts, that everyone in the building would drown... Or at least they all would if it was polar ice...
One of the funniest ways I've ever seen someone learn a lesson in reality.
I'm not saying that temps aren't fluctuating, but one scientist says up... The next says down. When I was a kid, the scientists were screaming about a new ice age, then about the increase in temps that would make alligators indigenous to PA, then the warming thing again, then they were proven wrong and temps were going down... Now it's just global climate change in an attempt to be on both sides of the fence and thereby always right.
I've seen 45 winter, spring, summer, fall rotations. Enough to know that the weather is fickle and has its own agenda and couldn't give a rats rump about us. That while we may have some minuscule effect, it is bordering on narsisiscm to believe we are really a factor.
As I'm getting older, i plan to I enjoy each perfect sunny day, and try to enjoy the cold and wet ones. I hope to remember what a blessing being alive is and hope to participate in many lively debates, but no longer seek arguments.
May I be so bold as to suggest that we (myself included) all attempt to enjoy the diversity that makes each day unique and look for the animals in the cloud shapes. Myself, I'd rather have my imagination see a bunny and a cow than the four horsemen.
Edited by MH81, October 30, 2015 - 05:30 PM.
Removed possibly incorrect info