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  • Originally posted by labrador12 View Post
    400+ ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere and we still have snow in Texas in February, imagine that. Trump is right, global warming is a hoax!
    "With climate change making for generally warmer winters and causing heat records to outnumber cold records by 2 to 1 globally over the past decade, this historic cold snap may seem counterintuitive. It's not. In fact, paradoxically, a warmer climate may have actually contributed to the extreme cold."

    https://news.yahoo.com/whats-behind-...225254794.html

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    • Yahoo news strikes again. Have you ever read an apology for why 50 years of predictions about the warming winters are wrong? Yahoo news doesn't seem to print those. The Little Ice Age was a short cool down which the planet is warming from. Even the geniuses at Yahoo news and the Democrats should be able to figure it out.

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      • I heard the ocean currents named the other day -- there are 6 or 8 major currents. So, the Sun warms the ocean currents, the currents warm the atmosphere which circulates around the land.
        Everything goes in a cycle, the Sun being the most controlling. The cycles range from a few years to 30,80,150 years and the long range earth cycle is 10,000 years. Now we are going into what is thought will be a cooling cycle. Even the eruptions on the sun affect the atmosphere on earth. Since 1880 the earth temp has warmed 2deg C.
        The sun has started a new solar cycle, experts say - CNN
        https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sun+cycles+2020&docid=608026439030604131& mid=C5D7C9C63235DE214E9FC5D7C9C63235DE214E9F&view= detail&FORM=VIRE
        Last edited by jhjimbo; 02-21-2021, 07:58 AM.

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        • 6deg Sun AM,, going to 40 by afternoon. Temps back to normal as arctic mass has retreated.

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          • TEXAS- Gulf Coast: 61°Right now, 65° high today, low tonight, 49°. Roads are clear, trucks are running for re-stock, lots of radio ads for food/water give a ways for the hardest hit, and unprepared. Hardware stores and plumbers also doing a booming business, also, with the unprepared, or failed to prepare. Everything will be back to normal in about a week, and we will be worrying about some coming sports season. Very few will even think about another major event, biggest worry right now is how many of the tropical or semi-tropical plants around the area got killed off or severely set back by the three day freeze.

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            • Originally posted by crm3006 View Post
              TEXAS- Gulf Coast: 61°Right now, 65° high today, low tonight, 49°. Roads are clear, trucks are running for re-stock, lots of radio ads for food/water give a ways for the hardest hit, and unprepared. Hardware stores and plumbers also doing a booming business, also, with the unprepared, or failed to prepare. Everything will be back to normal in about a week, and we will be worrying about some coming sports season. Very few will even think about another major event, biggest worry right now is how many of the tropical or semi-tropical plants around the area got killed off or severely set back by the three day freeze.
              I had tomato and pepper plants by Jan 13th.
              Watered them real good, mulched them and covered them with plastic.
              Freeze (14°F) killed each and every plant!
              Bit the onions and garlic back but they'll make it okay.
              We'll just have to replant tomatoes and peppers.

              The only thing that "may" have saved the plants would have been a heat source under the plastic.
              Not impossible, but a bit dicey.
              Replanting is easier! LOL!
              Last edited by FirstBubba; 02-21-2021, 02:10 PM.

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              • Don't know if my pepper tree and some of the ornamentals made it or not. Cactus in the back yard looked droopy yesterday, seems to be less droopy today. Don't know yet about two pineapples I have, but all the ivy on the south side of the house looks healthy. Wanted to replace a few ornamentals anyway, just hope all the hibiscus made it. All but one were big, woody, fully grown plants.

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                • Any toilet paper shortages in Texas?
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                  • Things must be turning a corner if we're back to discussing Climate Change. After a year of constantly hearing about Covid deaths it's great that we can concentrate on the human overpopulation problem.

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                    • From fitch270: "Any toilet paper shortages in Texas?"

                      Don't know. Last shortage, when everyone and his dog went nuts, The BookKeeper and I had plenty of TP, paper towels, and Kleenex. When the shortage let up, we shopped Sam's Club, bought a case of each. Haven't even got into the extra TP and paper towels, they are secure in the attic. Drinking water and some food stores running low on product seems to be the only things that are even mentioned on the radio as being close to critical. Boil water notices are being lifted hourly, should relieve some of the drinking water shortage.
                      We will probably go back to Sam's either next week, or the week after, not for paper products, but I am running low on dry dog food, for the pup. I can tell more about what's short and what's not then.

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                      • CRM, wishing you down there the best. I've been hearing how this might play out to have a greater total cost than some of the major hurricanes.

                        One would think after the lessons of this past year folks would start being a bit more prepared in general but unfortunately maybe not so much.

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                        • A Chinese ice breaker and 1,000 ft long LNG tanker just made the China to Siberia run in the middle of the winter. Siberia has a lot of gas on the Yamal peninsula, the arctic route cuts transportation time in half. This is a first, made possible by the thinner ice of the warming arctic.

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                          • From fitch270: "One would think after the lessons of this past year folks would start being a bit more prepared in general but unfortunately maybe not so much."

                            Fitch, thank you very much for the concern and good wishes. Much appreciated. Yes, you would think with a hurricane blowing in every once in a while, and all the week long warnings about this cold spell, folks would be just a little more aware and prepared. Some of it can be put down to the fact that people just didn't believe it, some of it because it was too little, too late. Some of it can be to economic circumstances, didn't have the money to lay in supplies, a generator, or whatever.
                            I blame the most of it on greg grabbit, Governor of Texas, and whatever idiots advised him to let this ERCOT* outfit control Texas' power grid. Might have thought that getting away from carbon fuels and spreading out into the green nude eel would win him some votes in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, the liberal hubs, but what happened in all actuality, was it killed any chance he ever had for a run at the GOP nomination for President. Folks in Texas have long memories.

                            * ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.
                            (And their bios show that they live every where except Texas, one in Canaja, one in Maine, others from everywhere. Just another middleman concept, to have a board of unconcerned citizens, looking after a statewide power grid.)

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                            • Temps are moderating some - snow all gone. Sunday 2/28, 9:30PM, 59deg.

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