Heat record today in Greenland, Narsarsuaq 24,2 Celsius 1,8 C above the last record in 1991.
-surreal to me sitting and sweating with a little stream running past my apartment from the melting ice.
Global warming is here, it is hot in the mid-atlantic today
cheers tommy x
Well at least you had a handy spot to cool your feet.
A couple of weeks ago I flew over Northern Canada (Baffin Island) and wondered why there were vivble rivers through the ice mass.
We had snow this past weekend.
we agree on something for once!
In some places it is colder this year. You look up weather sites and they tell you it has something to do with the NAO ( some jet stream location)
I believe that the preferred term these days is 'climate' change rather than global warming, as predictions indicate some bits will get hotter, some colder, some wetter, some drier and so forth and so on ...
darn thats great, now if can have a VT meeting there now lol!! its better than here !!! where the sun is tryiing to come out.
Climate will always change. After all was not Lebanon once known for it's Cedars? And gardens in the middle east? So what changed that, camel farts?
and Lebanon was the Arabian Riviera and then, the sun left...
I doubt Finland will get so lucky as time goes on.
All the computer models I have seen in the last 15 years say the weather in Northern Europe will get far colder for the next 30 years or so as much of the rest of the world gets warmer. The ice melt from the polar ice caps wind up cooling off the Gulf Stream, which is the ocean current that keeps Northern Europe from turning into Siberia in the winter.
Sweden and Norway are getting hit with the cold water currents first, though, as well as the rest of Europe that is closer to the ocean currents.
As Greenland and northern Canada ice caps melt that whole pattern in the north Atlantic is expected to change, and already has changed enough so that the mild winters of decades past in western Europe are slowly going away.
Yes, the global climate is changing, and the fact that this "globe" is inhabited by 7 billion people contributes greatly to the problem. Have any of you noticed that the people who do the most complaining and bloviating about the problem are the very hypocrits who are leaving the largest carbon footprints.
Sure Drew we are the ones that travel and have computers …and so on. You don’t see many pure people here on this website. I have an ambiguity to this and it seems like the focus of the world has changes from climate to economics the last years. So one wonders how much it matters that I have my concerns and moderate my behaviour in the large picture.
Allan, I was not refering to occasional, economy class travellers, like those of us who participate on this website. The 'hypocrits' who I refer to are the people who constantly fly in their private jets and own climate controlled mansions. They lobby for environmental legislation that is designed to increase their own wealth.
The predictions suggest that Johannesburg will become malarial - gives us something to look forward to!
> northern europe will get warmer. our winters are actually now generally
> warmer and maybe even shorter than they used to be
Generally that will be the case. As average temperatures will go up the winters become shorter and on average temperatures will be warmer. That part will coincide with global temperature increases. However, such events as the huge ice storms that have hit France and Germany in the last few winters look like they will be getting far more common. In the past those types of things would have been prevented or at least moderated by the Gulf Stream.