Global Warming?

Early Snow - We usually don't get 2 inches until near the 
end of November on average here in Minnesota.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
October 12, 2009 11:57am CST
This photo shows the snow falling today (Monday) here in Minnesota. Our average date of getting 2 inches is usually November 25th. So this global warming has caused the early snowfall? So far I have about 2 inches in my yard and it's still falling. What's your take on Global Warming and coldert temps earlier than normal as well as early accumalative snowfall? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
12 Oct 09
The earth goes through different weather cycles and is also affected by sunspot and flare activity. I don't believe the junk science about global warming--look how much money has been made from it. If you see politicians making money from something like that, you can almost bet it's just hype. That's such a pretty picture! I'm looking forward to the snow but also dreading it a bit. I've GOT to get some new tires before it gets slick! We had our first frost on October 1 and usually don't get any till the end of the month. I hope the kids stay warm on Halloween!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 09
I can recall a few years back a meeting of the Global Warming group had to cancel a meeting in New York due to cold and snow and I found that so funny. Mainly due to the name "WARMING" tacked on this supposed scientific problem. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Oct 09
Climatic change would be a better description than Global Warming. Actually what it does web, is that there are extremes of temperature change. Some places will be in a drought and others will have extreme rain and snowfall. This is how it happens. The North pole is melting at an alarming rate. Global warming is not knew to the rest of the world just the USA. The term is wrong not the effect and devastation that it is going to cause world wide.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Oct 09
I typed knew instead of new. Apologies. To give you a recent example of climate change. Where I live we have a hurricane season and 18 months ago we experienced a hurricane in December. That has never happened before in our history. do you see what I am so badly explaining? do not go by the term Global warming. Yes the ice caps are melting because of out total disregard for this world but the effects are either rain, snow or drought.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Sorry I have nothing to say about global warming as it is 73 here right now, I just wanted to see the picture and see the pretty snow. :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 09
We aren't even that temp backwards. (37) HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
12 Oct 09
I know that global warming is a concern, especially with the melting polar ice caps. However, I'm not seeing much evidence of it here in Oklahoma. I'd LOVE to see a foot of snow though...if you have too much, send it south!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 09
On Halloween day 1991 we got a record snowfall of 49 inches in a 24 hour period. Minneapolis and suburbs were closed down a few days due to traffic not being able to get around. Unless you had skis or snowmobiles that is. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Having spent most of my life in New England, I used to look forward to snowfalls like that...although I don't remember having any quite that early. Our biggest snowfalls seemed to come in March or even April. What I used to love is the clean smells and the absolute silence. It didn't last very long because soon enough the plows would come, and the traffic would start again. The few times we lost electricity, it was fun for the family to gather around the woodstove and play games, almost like stepping back 200 years.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
We already felt the effects of global warming. Typhoons are hitting us just recently. It brought so much damage and casualties to our country. Typhoons are more disastrous than before. It should alarming we need to do something about it now.
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@kafueenu (1073)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
I hope we have snow here in the Philippines too haha. Regarding global warming effects, have you heard about what happened to our country after two consecutive typhoons hit us? It has almost been two or 3 weeks ago, but lots of areas has still chest high flood waters. And thousands lost their homes and properties.
• Canada
12 Oct 09
It's nice to see that some US cities get to see the snow before we canadians do. I live in montreal, where we usually have a very weird weather, but I can't imagine a snowfall early in october. Btw Barrack just got the nobel prize for peace this is so nice.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Oct 09
October 31st 1991 we here in the Minneapolis MN area got 49 inches in a 24 hour period. That was an awesome storm. Closed down Mpls & suburbs for a few days. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
12 Oct 09
We got almost 2 feet of snow here in the desert of Southern California last winter and most of us were unprepared. I don't read anything sinister into it though, sometimes it just happens. Washington got some triple degree temps too in the summer and they weren't used to THAT either. I don't hold any environmental shift as responsible for it, and I definitely do not think any humans caused it either. We just need to roll with the punches here and be prepared for all types of weather and not try to analyze it or give reasons. The weather doesn't care, it doesn't matter to it lol.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Oct 09
well, all the nonsense about global warming should actually bring about another ice age if you really follow the logic - but of course they don't...
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@BarBaraPrz (20719)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
12 Oct 09
Oh my! It was cold going in to Toronto yesterday to have Canadian Thanksgiving with my cousin and our aunt, but nowhere near THAT cold. But yes, it is colder than normal for this time of year. Global warming? It's a myth to keep our minds off the coming ice age... actually, I think the poles are shifting.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
13 Oct 09
We had an early first snow here too, but it wasn't as much as you got there!! I think we may have gotten a half of an inch early Saturday morning, then, a little more later that day, and another 1/4 inch last night. It has warmed up enough though that most of ours is gone already. It is suppoed to be cold most of the week, but warm up again by the weekend. My husband told me that he remembers a year when there was a blizzard in the middle of July. Could you imagine that ??
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
13 Oct 09
On the subject of Global Warming, I do think that we are experiencing it to a point, but I think that it has a lot to do with a natural warming cycle in conjunction with things such as the amount of pollution in our air. If we really look back into history, we can see that the Earth goes through phases of warming and cooling, how much we have accelerated the process is another matter all together.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Oct 09
Wow. you all got snow very early. We have had some very cold temperatures early this year also. We had frost but no snow here yet. I do think it does have alot to do with global warming. I bet we are in for a rough winter.
• United States
14 Oct 09
They always seem to have an excuse or explanation for strange weather --I dont know about global warming myself as I have never really researched it myself but I was told that the weather was suppose to switch with the global warming and the north was suppose to stay warmer and the south was suppose to get the snowy winters.......You just never know!!! One thing for sure is I am glad that here in Michigan we havent got the snow yet...I am SO NOT ready for it!!! we never had a very warm summer this year and we really are not getting the fall that I usually so enjoy!!! Stay warm and keep mylotting!!!!
@suprad1 (251)
• India
14 Oct 09
Global warming is a global effect, mostly caused by the imbalance created by human activity. The indiscriminate and erratic plunder of the natural resources has caused this. We have done very little to nullify the effect yet. It is high time the leaders realize this and act on a war footing. And with the predictions of the Mayan calender, for 2012, we need to work hard to reduce the disaster in the waiting !!
@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Oct 09
I've read about this. There was an article in an English newspaper about how the seasons in England are coming together and they think they are losing part of autumn and part of spring and certain birds are coming out in the wrong season and certain flowers are blossoming out of their regular season. In Trinidad, in the Caribbean, where I live its gotten much hotter and there is a lot less distinction between the rainy season and the dry season and we have practically lost our April showers. Its happening.
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
global warming is also seen as the cause of many typhoon rains in asia. Floods in vietnam, cambodia, and the philippines occurred in the past few weeks and for the first time in history, the typhoons brought in so much rainfall amounting to that of a month's measure causing water to flood homes and ruin a lot of places. It was like tsunamis in the city. Too much melting of the snow allows much evaporation of water and such water is brought over to asia so when the typhoons come, they bring in more rain than they did in the past. :(
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
here in the philippines, we don't experience snow fall but having been flooded is a sign of global warming, as you can see on tv, some of the areas here in the philippines are not liveable today since it is still flooded.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I heard that in the news but when I sea that pictures is truly happened I feel it scared because here in the Philippines the global warming is totally active the effect we have floods in the manila ever since we're not encounter that before and when there's rain here almost A day flood in every road.
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I think it's not here yet we went threw a bad winter last year it also depends on other things I think nobody can really prodict when the global warning will take place if they was right all of the time several changes would have already been made the stores just like making money off of people.
@biman_s (1061)
• India
13 Oct 09
Well Global Warming has already done a lot of damage here in my country. First we witnessed the worst drought in a 100 years due to no rainfall in the monsoons, then a few days back we witnessed the worst floods in a 100 years due to untimely excessive rainfall. Things are getting worse year after year and pretty soon we might be witnessing and serious climatic change. Global Warming and climate change is not a thing of future now, as its already here.
@GardenGerty (102495)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I have long considered global warming to be a bit of a stretch. Yes, there are some evidences of climate change, but I do not think that it is all one way. I think earth moves in cycles and the average temperature varies from year to year. Yes, this is about six weeks earlier than we expect cold. No snow here yet.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
13 Oct 09
Brrrrrrrrr....Better you then me. I don't even want to think about getting the white stuff, it can stay up your way. Mother nature knows how much you like the snow. Stay warm. Its been getting cold down my way too.
13 Oct 09
probably global warming has something to do with the premature snowing because a slight change in the temperature could bring many changes.