- Dec 23, 2002
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Its all global warming tho.
Ice caps melt and the ocean gets hotter = more evaporation = more rain.
People are acting like the glaciers have melted and s**t is going down, it is a bit early to be building your Ark.
We have been hit by three consecutive La Ninas, the warmer El Nino is something we more commonly are hit by, the cooler La Nina causes more rainfall, long stretches of El Ninos makes droughts more common, the La Ninas cause saturation, like our dams here are all between 95-100%, they let out as much water as they can without contributing to flooding, our catchments are full, saturated, this leaves nowhere for the rain to go but to flood the lowest points where rivers form.
Normally we get mild La Ninas and El Ninos, but they vary in intensity. They think we will get more extreme intensities as the planet gets warmer. There is some interesting research on it... https://research.noaa.gov/article/A...ure-of-ENSO-under-influence-of-climate-change
We've always had floods and fires but the intensity of these things now is just mental. Micro burst rain bombs never used to happen. They do now and they are crazy. You can hear the rain from kms away!!! It blew me away the first time I heard rain that never even got to my house. We now have actual tornados made of fire not wind. And not just the "fire tornados" we've all seen running back and forth along the top of 50m walls of flame (they are just vortexes) actual structural tornados made of fire.
Planet is cactus. I'm glad I'll be dead before the worst of it happens. My kids are gonna see some crazy bad things tho.
And yet we haven't had a severe fire season since the last one, even though we still have plenty of forest land that was untouched by the last disaster. If we take more effort to clear the fuel, we wont get as extreme events.
There are a lot of factors involved and our actions play a big role, there wasn't any ice on this planet before humans, it isn't the natural state of the planet, it is too close to the sun to have permanent ice, we have glaciers because the planet went through a cataclysmic event (without humans being involved) and the ice is melting and will one day vanish regardless if we are here or not. We are speeding up that process.
I mean, the planet hasn't even warmed 1 degree since the 1900, if you think we are experiencing manifest changes due to the climate with such a small change it is a bit nutty.
I mean, it is going to get a lot hotter and the animal life survived fine without biblical floods on a daily basis. We would have to devise some kind of global air conditioner to be able to even slow down the warming, let alone stop it. I think it is important we stop making the problem worse, but the only thing we can control is which generation is going to have to deal with it.