Comments on: Rainier at the weekend than during the week? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sherry http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-336206 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 03:11:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/#comment-336206 It is going to take not 1 but 2 kick butt Mavericks to get us out of the mess we are in. That is what we have in the McCain/Palin Ticket. No nonsense, not afraid to do the right thing, not afraid to cross any line to get the job done and done right, not afraid to go against the grain if that is what it takes! Our economy is in a sorry state of affairs directly related to the high cost of fuel which affects everything from loss of jobs to a record loss of homes not to mention the rise in cost of all consumer goods. We have become so dependant on foreign oil that we have neglected to fully utilize such natural sources of energy such wind power & solar power. Along with modern technology such as plug in cars, hybrid cars, v2g technology ,and regenerative braking technology. We still seem to be floundering as a nation as to devising the best plan utilize all that is available to us and lift ourselves out of this mess we are in. We need to take our closest look at which candidates put our economy and energy crisis at the forefront of their agenda. The Manhattan Project of 2009 by Jeff Wilson pretty much says it all…

www.themanhattanprojectof2009.com

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By: Alister Doyle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-336201 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 13:19:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/#comment-336201 Thanks Seneca — as I understand it natural variations in the climate — such as changes in the temperature of the Pacific Ocean brought on by El Nino or La Nina — are bigger than the effect of global warming.

Temperatures have risen by about 0.15 Celsius per decade since the 1970s, or 0.015 Celsius per year, with most blamed on global warming…But that doesn’t mean each successive year will be warmer than the last; the trend can be masked by far bigger natural swings.

According to the list at the link below, the hottest year since records began in the 1850s was 1998, boosted by a strong natural warming of the Pacific due to El Nino. The warmest years listed behind it are 2005, 2003, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2001.

So scientists can say that the current decade is warmer than past decades, even though the warmest year isn’t in it. This year is likely to be in the top 10 (…certainly doesn’t feel like it after a chill August in northern Europe where I live), even with a cooling blamed on La Nina.

This link from the Met Office in Britain asks “Is global warming all over?”:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pr essoffice/2008/pr20080429.html

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By: seneca http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-336199 Mon, 08 Sep 2008 20:42:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/#comment-336199 Can anyone explain why there has been no global warming in the 21st century ? We were +0.4C vs. the average for 1961-1990 during the 1980’s and 1990’s. But during 2000-2008 there has been NO further warming, even as the man-caused emissions of CO2 have sky-rocketed

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By: RLM http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/comment-page-1/#comment-336164 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 14:44:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/09/04/rainier-at-the-weekend-than-during-the-week/#comment-336164 This is what it would take for American voters to take the environment seriously. Let global warming bring the hell of exponentially increased methane levels, high water, or deserts — “we’ll adapt.” But when human pollution messes with weekend sunshine, the line has been crossed!

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