Re: OT: Hurricane
On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:55:31 -0400 email@example.com wrote:
> First of all, thanks to everyone for your PM'ed messages and prayers.
> We are alive and well. Though the eye hit our town quite close to us,
> we were on the lee side. Power has also been restored, though some of
> the roads remain flooded (anyone for trout fishing? :)
> BTW: Are you OK Felix?
> On Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:56:54 -0700
> Patrick Bartek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Sep 2017 12:06:23 -0400 David Niklas <email@example.com>
> > wrote:
> > > [big snip]
> > > BTW: This is the first time since 2004 or 2005 that Florida's
> > > panhandle has been hit, so no, it's not time to have a global
> > > warming "I told you so party" on the mailing list.
> > FYI (also for all the global warming, we caused it and it's going
> > to destroy the planet Chicken Littles out there): the Earth has been
> > warming steadily since the end of the last glaciation began some
> > 27,000 years ago. It's not something that just occurred during
> > former President Obama's administration. Humanity didn't cause it.
> > We contribute to it, yes, but so does every bovine who farts in the
> > pasture, and every volcano eruption, and every plant, and every
> > insect, and every forest or plains fire, and every swamp, and every
> > creature in the sea, and the sea itself, etc. But the driving force
> > of climate is the Sun. A fractional energy change one way or the
> > other has major effects of earthly climate more than all the other
> > contributory factors combined. Climate is never static. It's ALWAYS
> > in flux, always changing. But that change occurs so slowly that no
> > one lives long enough to "see" it. A few bad storms over a few
> > years doesn't make climate.
> Good point,can I quote you on that?
Sure, but don't be surprised if the faithful demonize you for your
Glad youc came through it all fairly unscathed.