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Old 01-18-17, 01:44 PM
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Last year was the hottest year ever recorded, marking the third year in a row that average global temperatures hit record-setting levels, NASA and NOAA said Wednesday.
It is just a conspiracy theory.

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Old 01-18-17, 02:40 PM
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We have three storms sitting off the California coast waiting to sweep across the western US beginning tonight. No complaints here even though it means leaving my trike in the garage for a couple of days. You only need to see the white "bathroom ring" around the shores of Lake Mead to realize we need lots of rain to make up for the deficit that has built up over more than a decade. The lake is about 40 feet lower than it was when Hoover Dam was at capacity. That's a helluva lot of water to restore. It would be nice if these are long gentle rains so the folks in So Cal don't get washed into the sea and those in northern Nevada don't get flooded out again this week.
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You only need to see the white "bathroom ring" around the shores of Lake Mead to realize we need lots of rain to make up for the deficit that has built up over more than a decade. The lake is about 40 feet lower than it was when Hoover Dam was at capacity. That's a helluva lot of water to restore
this reminded me that The Dead Sea is drying out. ... The Dead Sea, which borders Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. People flock to it for its healing properties, but it's shrinking at an alarming rate.

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Old 01-18-17, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
this reminded me that The Dead Sea is drying out. ... The Dead Sea, which borders Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. People flock to it for its healing properties, but it's shrinking at an alarming rate.

Of course, the enormous amount of water that's being removed upstream might have something to do with it.
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Old 01-18-17, 03:36 PM
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Of course, the enormous amount of water that's being removed upstream might have something to do with it.
oh yeah good point
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Old 01-18-17, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
We have three storms sitting off the California coast waiting to sweep across the western US beginning tonight. No complaints here even though it means leaving my trike in the garage for a couple of days. You only need to see the white "bathroom ring" around the shores of Lake Mead to realize we need lots of rain to make up for the deficit that has built up over more than a decade. The lake is about 40 feet lower than it was when Hoover Dam was at capacity. That's a helluva lot of water to restore. It would be nice if these are long gentle rains so the folks in So Cal don't get washed into the sea and those in northern Nevada don't get flooded out again this week.

More snow in Colorado would help Mead. I've vacationed on Mead for five decades and it's pretty sad watching this happen.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:31 PM
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Saturday was still winter - rain yesterday
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Old 01-18-17, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SteelFrameMane View Post
anybody like riding in the rain
I don't and I don't.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:43 PM
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We have had snow, rain, and 60-70+ degree sunny weather all in the same week. Typical weather here though. Feb is when it gets cold and the snow really comes in.
As for rain riding, I don't mind it much. Its not bad as long as the temp is 40+. The clean up is the worst part.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
This 33 degrees and raining crap we've been having here in Chicago is literally the worst winter weather possible for a local cyclist. If it were 5 degrees colder and the rain were snow, I'd be out happily fatbiking. But no, it has to stay just above freezing. Also, it's not really raining, it's drizzling just enough to soak everything down and make the trails unridable and the roads gritty. Also, overnight freezes have created sketchy black ice on the roads every morning. In addition to making the roads dangerously slick, the ice causes road crews to continually dump salt on the road coating everything in a corrosive, bike-destroying slurry of salty water/gravel/slush. For two weeks, the weather has been frustratingly stuck in this narrow band of temperatures with just enough precipitation to create havoc. So. Annoying.
I feel your pain, we are from Fort Wayne, IN. Presently spending our second winter in Florida. Setting record highs daily and it's been dry for the past 10 days.
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Old 01-18-17, 06:47 PM
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that's not how science works
who pays most scientists?
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Old 01-18-17, 07:01 PM
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Riding in the rain is Great! Actually, riding in any inclement weather can and has been some of by best rides.
From 13 digress Fahrenheit in winter, to 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Summer. From sleet and snow to driving rain it is all good.
Layer your clothing correctly, service your bicycle after a wet ride and everything will be fine.
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Old 01-18-17, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bikejrff View Post
I feel your pain, we are from Fort Wayne, IN. Presently spending our second winter in Florida. Setting record highs daily and it's been dry for the past 10 days.
Fort Wayne say ye? so am I say me.

I haven't figured out where my wife and I want to spend our winters when I retire, probably just go to several different places with the trailer and live in it for a month at a time; or maybe if global warming really gets going staying if Fort Wayne for the winters may be just fine!
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Old 01-18-17, 10:10 PM
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Rain I can do. Snow, ice...fine. We got some kind of wet snow, followed by rain that froze as soon as it hit the still bitterly cold ground, followed by weird ice pellets. Result: nasty, bumpy, rutted ice with slush on top - runny on the top from the warmer temperatures but frozen solid from the cold ground temperature.

This was something serious: closed schools down and put quite a few people in the hospital from slip and fall injuries. I'm dying for a ride...
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Old 01-18-17, 10:34 PM
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I've seen blizzards in July, nothing surprises me anymore...
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Old 01-19-17, 09:05 AM
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I've seen blizzards in July, nothing surprises me anymore...
Last year after the mildest winter I can remember, was had accumulating snow here in Chicago on May 10. Four and a half months earlier, I had done a 60 mile ride on New Year's day as it was almost 60. WTF?
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Old 01-19-17, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
who pays most scientists?
An overwhelming majority of scientists agree global warming is happening and human activity is the primary cause. Yet several prominent global warming skeptic organizations are actively working to sow doubt about the facts of global warming.

These organizations play a key role in the fossil fuel industry's "disinformation playbook," a strategy designed to confuse the public about global warming and delay action on climate change. Why? Because the fossil fuel industry wants to sell more coal, oil, and gas even though the science clearly shows that the resulting carbon emissions threaten our planet.
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We had a month of really cold weather in December, but it was a month earlier than normal, but this month, which is suppose to be the coldest month it's just raining instead of snowing. I'm a global warming cheerleader so I'm all for it.

Move to Boise, Idaho! We'll let you take all you want home with you.


The answer is: You just ain't getting the cold we are. Jetstream.
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PS Global warming, schmarming. We just got out of a El Nino pattern of about or so years, now his crazy sister La Nina is drunk and happy.


Same old stuff. Doesn't mean we don't put crap in the skies, it happens anyway. Where were all you guys in the 1800s? Aha.


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An overwhelming majority of scientists
An overwhelming majority of WELL PAID pseudoscientists, who are pandering to the politics of the day.

That being said, I get your point and don't want an ugly argument. If you'll stop I'll stop.
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Old 01-19-17, 01:02 PM
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An overwhelming majority of WELL PAID pseudoscientists, who are pandering to the politics of the day. That being said, I get your point and don't want an ugly argument. If you'll stop I'll stop.
no worries one more thing tho - about who cares - ExxonMobil will return to its Arctic partnership with Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft once the US government lifts international sanctions against against Russia which were imposed after Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Then payback for that favor chump will be allowed to go forward with his Russian developments which have hit hurdles in the past. so it's in the interest of ExxonMobil, Russia & chump to deny global warming. it's not politics it's repulsive & they're not fooling everyone.

but funny you should bring up politics. did you hear today that Rick Perry Gov. of Texas for 15yrs, no longer wants to abolish the EPA "now that I've learned more about the Energy Department" hello ... the EPA's basic mission is to protect human health and the environment -- air, water, and land.

And as head of the Energy Dept. Rick Perry will oversee:
- 40 percent, or $13 billion, is dedicated to designing, maintaining, and testing the US nuclear weapons arsenal. Much of this work is done at the sprawling array of national research labs that the DOE operates around the country, like Los Alamos in New Mexico.
- 20 percent, or $6 billion, is dedicated to handling nuclear waste and cleaning up the messes spawned by the nuclear weapons programs of the Cold War era — such as the contaminated soil around Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.
- Another 20 percent goes toward basic science research in the national labs — things like high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and computing research.
- Finally, only 15 percent is devoted to what we typically think of as “energy” programs, including R&D toward new oil and gas drilling techniques, advanced nuclear reactors, renewables, and energy efficiency. There’s also ARPA-e, a federal venture capital fund of sorts that funds long-shot energy technologies like batteries, advanced wind turbines, and cleaner biofuels.

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ExxonMobil, the paranoia of choice. Don't get this perfectly good GCD thread sent to Politics and Religion, please? It makes A&S look great and that wasn't how to do it.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Low 80'sF today with some pesky clouds showing up. Absolutely terrible. Could only ride 68 miles last Thursday, 40 on Saturday, 120 on Sunday, 40 on Monday and 56 yesterday. Heading to Walmart on the grocery grabber in a few minutes for some food shopping to start today's riding. Feeling some pain for the rest of you-all who have a difficult time getting warm, dry miles during this time of year.
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