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    Pretty but deadly

    The snowy and cold conditions look nice but they are deadly. This is the view out back of my place, that is the Kyle of Sutherland and it is still tidal at this point but as you can see it is almost frozen over.

    I have had enough of the pretty now and it can go anytime it likes. Whatever happened to global warming

    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    "Whatever happened to global warming"

    Funnily enough it changed into "climate change" when the summers started getting grotty and the winters got cold!

    As a youngster I remember people saying another ice age was on it's way, and as it stands I think I'd put my money on them!

    Nice view you have though, I'm envious

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYB View Post
    Whatever happened to global warming

    It turned out that maybe it isn't.

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    However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event".
    There are some who reckon the primary reason for us being unable to cope with recent snowfalls, is the fact that the scientists have spent the past decade telling government and council departments that there's no need to prepare, as snowfalls will be a rare event due to climate change..
    Last edited by Labrat; 08-12-2010 at 14:44.

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    We could do with some `global warming` here as my incoming water supply is frozen.
    I have had to bring in snow and melt it in a pan to wash a few pots, there is bugger-all exciting about this
    as only a tiny amount of water is retrieved from a large pan full of snow.


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    that article was printed over ten years ago... a lot has happened to our climate since.

    I think climate change is just the term coined to define the results of global warming.

    we're in an interglacial (the holocene), so we are expected to be gradually slipping into an ice age any time now, as we were when you were a youngster. as this interglacial's been going on for 11,000 years or something it's not going to happen over night, could still be a few hundred or even thousand years

    i don't think the recent harsh winters we've had are a reason to dispute whether global warming is happening (speeding up this 'gradual slip'), more to add weight to climate change through a shift in wind's - specifically for us, the north atlantic oscillation.


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    I totally agree not worked now for two weeks and its starting to get a bit tiresome i am sure some companys could even go to wall because of this very bad timeing.Still jon very nice pictures you will be fishing like the eskimos soon ie hole in the ice.

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    John, I recall the mid-fifties when the river froze down to the bedrocks, axe blades got chipped when hitting Sitka spruce knots, your hands stuck to anything metal and a crust of frost built up on top of the fallen snow. The frost flakes bukkt up into things bigger than butterfly wings and if you broke through the crust you'd sink to your thigh with blood on the snow where you got scraped.

    I think that this might well be what we'll have for a few years and people should get themselves prepared. They had a warning last year and ignored it, and it seems that they got caught with their pants down all over again.

    I agree - I wish it would sod-off as it's not my idea of fun, but I fear that we might have to adjust our minds because we are banging at a force much greater than man can devise - other than blowing the planet up.
    Opinions often differ according to unknown circumstances.

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    From what a oceanologist friend told me, if the gulf stream continues to get diluted with glacial water then we could lose it and then look forward to conditions like Newfoundland. It is afterall on the same latitude as us. A sobering thought.
    You live and learn........
    .........or you don't live long

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    Aye, the snow is nice for a few days but its now time it was away. Its more the cold that is the nuisance

    The larder is frozen, icicles hanging off the beasts and your hands stick to the larder bench when you go to move it, the floor, table and vehicles are covered in frozen blood and the game dealer is struggling to make regular collection.

    Saying that, I would rather this than the rain
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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