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Evolution or Global warming/cooling?

Scientists, climate scientists, government planners, and insurance analysts said the recent spate of extreme weather is a sign of the “global weirding” wrought by a changing climate.


Asked by CHarlan at 11:53 AM on May. 21, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am not aware of any governments and experts on global warming actually ascribing the recent spate of abnormal weather to climate change but the possibility cannot be ruled out . Global temperatures are rising and in the forecasts of future weather patterns , more extreme weather incidents are expected, so it can't altogether be dismissed . Where I live, the past three winters have been milder and to the north , the arctic is in a meltdown . The changes consequent upon global warming are better documented in Europe than they seem to be in North America, with the exception of the arctic.

    i haven't seen any info from insurance analysts but it will be interesting to see how they are reacting

    Answer by janet116 at 9:21 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 7:11 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • I don't think the climate change is really all that drastic ~ although it may seem so (or they will SAY it is) to overeducated fools who 1) get grant money, and 2) can't remember that we've only recorded a tiny fraction of time of the actual global climate to work with. The climate has been changing since the Earth was forming. Areas that are now desert were once vast oceans or inland seas. Coastlines have changed constantly. Events that only the 'Earth' itself control (earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes) have an effect, and so have the occasional asteroid/comet that missed the edges of the air and hit us.

    The main thing that has changed is man's perception of how stable/safe both our planet and our climate really aren't. Our understanding of it all is still just beginning ~ in spite of people who claim to be experts (and likely DO know more than most) regardless of how little they actually know.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:44 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • I have not expressed extreme climate change... My winters are still freezing cold and summers are hot... For as long as I can remember

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 11:57 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • global temps are rising??? this is the coolest Spring and coldest winter we've had in a LONG time.

    Answer by -Eilish- at 10:33 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • silly liberals. Climate control is for air conditioners.

    Answer by -Eilish- at 10:33 PM on May. 21, 2011




    "The ice extent for October 1979 (when satellite measurements began) is 18 million sq km, for October 2008 the ice extent was 18.1 million sq km. Ice concentration shows even greater increases, from 13.6 million sq km, to 13.9 million.”

    “According to NOAA GISS data winter temperatures in the Antarctic has actually fallen by 1°F since 1957, with the coldest year being 2004. All the while global CO2 levels have gone up..”


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:29 AM on May. 22, 2011

  • the arctic is in a meltdown

    not true.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:31 PM on May. 21, 2011

  • experienced not expressed.. lol

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 11:58 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • Good term - global weirding ...

    Answer by tasches at 5:06 PM on May. 23, 2011