Last edited by shrubnose; 05-24-13 at 04:44 PM.
The best example is a pot of water on the stove. As it gets hot and just starts to simmer if you add some cold water, to mimic the ice packs melting, the simmer is stopped. but the stove is still on and soon the simmer starts again and again you add cold water to mimic more of the ice pack melting. Now once you run out of ice pack there is nothing to stop the simmer and then it is up and popping!
So on the planet the hot zone that spawns hurricanes is being hit periodically with an increase of much colder Artic waters. The observable result to the casual observer is 'Where's the global warning?' but to scientists they see that once the ice pack is whittled down to a sliver of it's former size the regulator of the ocean temps will be gone.
So instead of calling it Global Warming the better tag is Climate Change.
Once you average over short term temperature trends (over one or a number of years) you'll get an upward temperature trend, hence the name global warming.
Climate Change, while being a correct term to describe this phenomena, carries less information than the more scientifically precise term "global warming".
I just don't understand how people can't understand that when heat, energy and things like man-made pollution are introduced into the environment, there are changes to the environment as a result of the pressures put upon it.
Bush hates black people and New Orleans is a chocolate city according to Mayor Ray Nagin that's why Bush caused Katrina. So i heard comming from the left after Katrina. Turnabout is fare play don't you think?
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