Is the apocolypse coming?
The weather that we've been experiencing in Southern Ontario really has me wondering if the Earth is spiralling off of its axis, and the powers that be are keeping it quiet.
For this time of year we traditionally hit maybe -5C for a moment during early afternoon, and many years feature highs of -15C during this month. Instead we're at 9C down to 11pm at night, and we've had a couple of brief moments of snow the entire year. Plants in my garden are coming up, and this morning I saw some squirrels engaged in some amorous activity, apparently confused into thinking it is spring. The furnace seldom comes on, thwarting the natural gas companies that thought this would be a banner year.
Of course this just continues the odd weather year. The summer was unbelievably dry, and over the entire area most lawns were scorched to mud.
Are we doomed?
>> Are we doomed?
Well, yes, but I think the weather goes wonky now and then all by itself.
January 30th, 2006 5:44pm
We have snow here in Ottawa...
January 30th, 2006 5:45pm
Of course I'm exaggerating for humor, however it has been an absolutely bizarre couple of years weather-wise, and records are being broken left and right. Normally we have a couple of >30C days a year, and this summer past we had something like 45.
it is coming. I dont think its safe to rely on any specific year though, in general its the trend thats important.
we *are* all going to die though, if the weather doesn't do it then WW 4:War Of The Wankers between the bushs and the bin ladens of the world will.
January 30th, 2006 5:49pm
I just hope I can get on the Microsoft Rollerball team...
January 30th, 2006 5:51pm
And don't forget to start collecting your land and building your harem--if Peak Oil does us in, you'll need a large family to begin civilization all over again...
January 30th, 2006 7:13pm
Didn't any of you nerds watch the "Little Ice Age" on The HIstory channel?
There is no global warming, no tilting of the earth, no swinging out of orbit. We are just experiencing yet another weather cycle. Back in the late 1700's, we had years without summers.
It's almost as opaque as religion and shares many attributes.
I'm siding with the thory that there is a manmade effect imposed on natural variation.
There's MASSIVE snow in Europe. Go visit.
January 30th, 2006 8:50pm
God damn that's good, Sharky - I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not...
January 30th, 2006 8:50pm
heh. I couldn't tell whether I'm sarcastic, either.
I don't know what to believe anymore. And that's the truth.
> Back in the late 1700's, we had years without summers.
Wow. Seems there is someone older than Simon posting here!
January 31st, 2006 4:30am
Not all of Europe, trollop. Lots of green patches on the pistes last weekend in an area which, although a bit prone to it, I would have ecxpected full coverage. I don't think it has actually snowed for a little while now, it is pretty cold and quite dry.
January 31st, 2006 4:32am
9C in Southern Ontario; about the same temperature we're getting in the morning in Saudi Arabia!
I was in Sri Lanka a fortnight ago and it was cold. Now cold means about 23-24C and having to use two bedsheets instead of one, but it was bizarre, and it seems it'll still be the same next Friday when I'm back for a week. Cold winds from the Himalayas it seems.
January 31st, 2006 5:06pm
Currently we are experiencing the worst flood and landslide in Java.
January 31st, 2006 9:12pm