Blizzard wallops U.S. Northeast, closes roads

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americanguy wrote:

So when it was warm, it was global warming.
What is it now that the blizzard is coming, global cooling?

Feb 08, 2013 7:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

@americanguy, it’s called “Climate Change” now, because some people can’t grasp the concept that because the planet is warming *overall*, it causes significant climate changes all over the planet.

Ocean currents are also affected which affects climates all over the world. Some places get hotter, some places get colder, and some storms become more powerful, and all of the above is becoming more frequent. That’s a simple explanation, but accurate enough.

I hope you’re just trying to make a joke.

Feb 08, 2013 9:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

It’s called business as usual, exactly what Earth has done for eons.

Feb 08, 2013 10:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
CountryPride wrote:

The corrupt Yankee politicians should be able to squeeze another $50 billion out of the US taxpayer over this one. The super duper historical terrible nightmare snowstorm relief bill.

Feb 08, 2013 10:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
Sanity-Monger wrote:

To add to JL4′s comments, increasing precipitation along the Eastern seaboard is predicted in climate change models. The ocean is warmer, so they get more storms with more moisture in them. When it’s cold, that means snow.

Feb 08, 2013 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
limingirl wrote:

Please read some science before you comment and make your ignorance clear to everyone. And Country Pride, we help each other because we are all AMERICANS, or does that concept escape you? The “Yankee” states send far more money to the federal government and get far less in return than more, what shall I say, “Dixie” perhaps, parts of the USA.

Feb 08, 2013 1:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HWH wrote:

Sorry folks but just have to add this seeing I’m a former Litchfield, Ct. resident. It’s warm (83 deg) and sunny here in the Caribbean.

Feb 08, 2013 2:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@Americanguy- Weather and Climate are not the same thing. But perhaps you are joking, as JL speculated.

@JL4- They call it “Climate Change” to avoid panic. What we’re really witnessing is the beginnings of a Runaway Greenhouse Effect.

Warmer oceans (it’s complex, but specifically in our case here in eastern North America the Caribbean Sea) and of course the greater Atlantic and the resulting warmer air above them are sucking the Arctic jet stream farther south, creating more winter precipitation for the midwest, north, and northeast, as well as the south of the U.S.

But as the planet continues to warm, whether it takes decades or more, these more intense snow storms will eventually turn into equally intense rain storms.

And if the unusually warm winters in the South of the past 25 years continue, we’ll have palm trees and palmettos growing on Atlanta’s latitude sooner than we think.

Feb 08, 2013 2:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse

@Limingirl- You speak of unity, and then use divisive names.

Feb 08, 2013 2:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
victor672 wrote:

Some call the storm “Nemo”.This is the doing of the numbnuts at the so-called Weather Channel, owned and exploited by NBC. In their arrogance, they decided they would take it upon themselves to name snowstorms. In doing so they’ve made themselves a laughingstock. Which is appropriate because the “Weather Channel” has become a joke.

Feb 08, 2013 3:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nialet wrote:

We need to stop geoengineering and climate control programs which are going on worldwide. I hope enough people wake up to the reality and take responsibility for their lives. There are plenty of resources on internet (here is one for example). With Love!

Feb 08, 2013 6:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bin1key wrote:

I’m not hearing about the people who were impacted by hurricane Sandy and what provisions are being made for them. Why is no one reporting on this??

Feb 08, 2013 6:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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