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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather

Postby Strekke » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:18 pm

Things have indeed always been changing, but never at this rate, things are moving ridiculously fast when you zoom out on the timescale.

And people should really look at the bigger picture also from a global and social point of view. Killing off wildlife diversity and over-extracting our limited natural resources in combination with climate change drastically affecting crops and fisheries, it is only a matter of time before these secondary consequences will put too much pressure on the human species as a whole. Drought and natural disasters will lead to hunger and loss of habitat/livelihoods, which in turn will trigger migration and fighting over resources/war. There are just too many of us and the way we are raiding the planet is not sustainable. Pressure is building and I'm convinced our generation will see the lid pop off. Unless if nature finds a way to restore the balance of course (e.g. new airborne Ebola type disease that wipes out 90% of the world's population).
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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather

Postby jumptheshark » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:12 pm

Lets keep it kite related.

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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather

Postby slide » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 am

I haven't been on here for a while , and climate change has not gone away , extreme heat and extreme weather conditions are now a regular feature , as warmer temps increase as we see right now in many countries , 45 + makes it very difficult to spend the day kiting if you wanna keep ya skin healthy

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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather/wind

Postby slide » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:52 pm

matteo V, I hope to get driving again soon , so I can do less typing and more kiting , and look, this thread is still open , but after being told I can drive again ,because the cancer on my brain has gone and after 7 months i'm still waiting to hear from the DVLA, here in the uk , apparently a big backlog
and I take it you not breathing in pollution and getting flooded out of your home , like many , but you are allowed an opinion , but no need to say abusive things to me

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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather

Postby Bille » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:59 pm

slide wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 am
I haven't been on here for a while , and climate change has not gone away , extreme heat and extreme weather conditions are now a regular feature , as warmer temps increase as we see right now in many countries , 45 + makes it very difficult to spend the day kiting if you wanna keep ya skin healthy
That's bin the normal temperature, at lake Mohave in summer ; ever
since 2003 when i started kiting there. What has changed, is the water
level in Lake Mead Nevada ; full capacity is suppose to be 1,229 ft (375 m)
above sea level, or (ASL)
and it currently sits at 1084 ft , ( or approximately 40% of full capacity)
and drooping. You may be asking, 40% (?) ; remember the shore-line is Not vertical .

On Climate change theory :
It's bin "changing" , since the dawn of time for this planet. We humans
whether we are affecting climate, or not
are obliged to do all we can to keep our environment, as clean as possible
for following generations. Looking at all the plastic in the oceans ; is
one example, on how people, Could be doing better than what they are.

Bille

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Re: climate change /unpredictable weather/wind

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:03 pm

The weather has definitely gotten more unpredictible here on the west coast of Florida. 1993 was a pivotal year when we had the no name, storm of the century. Caught everyone by surprise. When I was a young boy 50-60 years ago during the summer you could set your watches by the time that the afternoon thunderstorms rolled in. The last 20 years or so they are not consistent possibly due to the Bermuda high not forming or to El Nino. This year we are in a El Nino pattern. Normally during the spring we get consistently good sea breezes March to May. This year due to El Nino, warm winter, the sea breezes were not that good, but it seems that El Nino has resulted in windier June and July (so far this year). I'm not sure what causes El Nino. Perhaps the deforestation of the Amazon? One effect of it is less hurricane formation due to wind shear, but the ones that do form are more powerful.


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