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    Re: A glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    There are also 2,000 or so anarchists that came from Eastern Canada, and are routinely attacking patrons of the Olympics downtown. My roommate is a security guard and she was attacked by one of them two days ago. Businesses are having their windows smashed at random.

    The whole thing is just becoming a gong show. And you know what? I'm glad. I hate the Olympics and everything they represent. Vancouver wasted billions in tax payer dollars, so now I want to see the promoters and business elites lose their money too.

    The flame being behind a chain link fence is the perfect symbol of what the 2010 Olympics symbolize: money put in, and people being shut out. Vancouver should NEVER have put in a bid to receive this sporting event.
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    Re: A glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games

    I guess pollution in Canada is high causing local global warming. You guys better green up or the UN will have your heads.
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    Re: A glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games

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    I guess pollution in Canada is high causing local global warming. You guys better green up or the UN will have your heads.
    Climate is definitely changing in Vancouver. Last winter we had snow for 2 months, and usually snow comes for 3 days and that's it. It's a costal temperate rainforest here.

    Now it's the reverse. We are having 10 degree days in January and barely any rain, when it's supposed to be raining a lot. Last summer was the hottest on record, and there were droughts along the coast.

    It has nothing to do with pollution but the way the arctic and tropical currents are moving. In this case, the arctic current is not coming in as strong in recent years. Things are definitely changing. Even people up in Prince Rupert and Northern BC are feeling it.

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    Re: A glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Last winter we had snow for 2 months, and usually snow comes for 3 days and that's it. It's a costal temperate rainforest here.

    Now it's the reverse. We are having 10 degree days in January and barely any rain, when it's supposed to be raining a lot.
    Vancouver's lack of snowfall this winter is mainly the product of what is known as the Pacific-North America (PNA) pattern. When the PNA is positive, as it has been this winter, snowfall is scarce in the Pacific Northwest Region (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia). January's value was +1.25 and no snow fell. When it is negative, winters can be very snowy.

    For illustrative purposes, here is December-February snowfall for Vancouver under two scenarios:

    At least two months with PNA of -1.00 or below:
    1949-50 110.2 cm
    1951-52 83.8 cm
    1955-56 46.7 cm
    1956-57 61.0 cm
    1965-66 83.7 cm*
    1971-72 116.9 cm

    2008-09 (almost met that criteria with February's PNA coming in a -0.95 while December's was -1.41): 108.0 cm

    At least two months with PNA of +1.00 or above:
    1960-61 9.9 cm
    1963-64 14.7 cm*
    1976-77 11.5 cm*
    1982-83 None*
    2000-01 30.2 cm
    2002-03 Trace*

    2009-10 (January's PNA was +1.25 while December's was +0.34): 1.6 cm to date (through 2/17)

    * denotes El Niño winters (2009-10 is an El Niño winter)
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    Re: A glitch for every gold at the Vancouver Games

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I guess pollution in Canada is high causing local global warming. You guys better green up or the UN will have your heads.
    Canada is not afraid of the UN

    Unlike some countries we know the UN is toothless and as such nothing to be in a froth over

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