Global Warming

1 Feb 2013 – Extreme Weather Patterns

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The recent fires, floods, mud-slides, smog and FB weather conditions postings between Linn in SC/USA and Kim in Brisbane/Australia have not been good. The extreme temperatures are certain signs for global warming and the weather pattern is and should be a real concern.

And the not so encouraging reality is that as long as we live, we are contributing factors to global warming in one way or another.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80232&src=eoa-iotd

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Believe it or not! One of China’s richest men is giving away fresh, canned air in polluted Beijing/China. Wow, what such strategic marketing and no wonder he is the richest! The irony is how much is he contributing to the environment by producing these cans, hopefully they can be recycled!! Lorax déjà vu!!! You think that love & fresh-air are FREE, think twice 🙂

http://edition.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_c5#/video/world/2013/01/30/sm-china-canned-air.cnn

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On the other hand, there are such beautiful and spectacular sides to this extreme weathers. In Nazaré/Portugal report a 30.5m/100′ possible world record for a wave. HI Garret McNamara surfed this largest wave but claimed that there had to be something wrong with him as the thrill was not as he had hoped!

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/travel/nazare-portugal-surfing/index.html?hpt=hp_c5

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Watched 3 movies, Elles, Cloud Atlas and Beasts Of The Southern Wild but did not do much for me and will probably be soon forgotten. Perhaps it is unfair to rate movies this week, the mind and focus are more on the environmental issues.

Riding the Tiger again and this time bound for HKG. No posting till I get back middle of next week.

All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster – Barack Obama

 All pix credits to various sites.

Feb’s specials dates:

2 Feb – Happy Bdays Cathrine HALD & Garry ROGERS

4 Feb – Happy Bday Lawrence LAM & Kurt FLORY

14 Feb – ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥ ♥

15 Feb – Happy Bday Guri STENSETH

16 Feb – Happy Bday Mike FREED/AT Trail name LOON

18 Feb – Happy Bday Henry LIM

20 Feb – Happy Bday YEO YatSoon

24 Feb – Happy Bday Bjørn EGGEN HERMANSEN

4 thoughts on “Global Warming

  1. Until recently scientists had only been able to say that more extreme weather is “consistent” with climate change caused by greenhouse gases that humans are emitting into the atmosphere. Now, however, they can begin to say that the odds of having extreme weather have increased because of human-caused atmospheric changes—and that many individual events would not have happened in the same way without global warming . The reason: The signal of climate change is finally emerging from the “noise”—the huge amount of natural variability in weather.

  2. The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American/Canadian science fiction disaster film depicting catastrophic effects of global warming in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling and leads to a new ice age . The film was made in Toronto & Montreal and is the highest grossing Hollywood film to be made in Canada (if adjusted for inflation ).

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