Global Warming and the summer

March 6, 2007 5:54am CST
We all know that global warming is bad and stuff and apparently its happening to us now. DO you think it is fairly evident in your home country? It is the third of March and I am in Scotland. The sun is shinning today. It says it will reach 9 celcius today. This is amazing weather for Glasgow. I owuldnt be surprised if the park is heaving with sunbathers as it should be pouring of rain here. APpparently in 50 years we will have no skiing, scorpians and soaring tempetures. But mind you we are just a wee island so maybe we wouldn't actually be here at all. WHat is going to happen to your home country and is that evident today??
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@urbandekay (18308)
7 Mar 07
Actually, I hear Glasgow will be underwater once the Ice-caps melt, off to high ground me all the best urban
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@Eskimo (2317)
26 May 07
Your knowledge of physics is a bit lacking, when ice melts the water leve stays the same (as long as the ice is from the sea- ie the Artic), Ice from land will raise the sea leve though - from the Antartic. Scotland is still rising every year because it had been forced downwards because of the weight of ice during the last ice-age.
@urbandekay (18308)
27 May 07
Well, presumably if ice is melting at the North Pole then it is elsewhere, at the South Pole the Ice is over land therefore causing a rise in sea level. all the best urban
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@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
6 Mar 07
I can't believe the difference in over all temperatures. Especially in the last 25-30 years. I can remember the winters where I live being do cold. I mean -30 -35 for day after day. Now we seldom get winter days like that. If it does get that cold it never lasts for many days in a row any more. For sure the world weather is changing. Freak storms and screwed up winters all over the place. Look at all the skiing events they had to cancel in Europe because of no snow.
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6 Mar 07
I knew you were near banff before I even looked at your profile. I was there last year and thats what everyone was saying. Complaining that it wasnt cold enough. I had a brilliant early summer in Banff. BBQ in May was the best bit and the storms in june and july. They were total freak storms that went on for days. I was staying in canmore then and it was crazy
• United States
6 Mar 07
This is not only in one place. it is every where of the world. Recently, scientists of the Harvard University discovered that one of the five ice-beds of the North Pole has been disintegrated drastically within past one year. This fact was never noticed until last week of November 2006. It has also been noticed that this big ice-bed is now floating on the North Sea. This floated ice-bed can now start approaching down towards the north boundary of Canada. Scientists are trying to keep an eye on the movement of this ice-bed. Satellites are helping in this regard by sending continuous pictures and data of this ice-bed. The most worried part of this incident, apart from the Global Warming, is that if by any chance this ice object reaches near to the border of Canada, it may create a great problem for the ships which are regularly traveling near the border of Canada. There is a good article in AC. Just read that. You will understand we have something to do to prevent Global Warming. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/156681/how_to_prevent_global_warming.html
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7 Mar 07
yeah i know everywhere is really bad but what you said just sounded do familiar.
@wheener (52)
6 Mar 07
I am here in aberdeen and I am fairly shocked with the fact I say a half grown dafodil (excuse my spelling) on the 23rd January, yes January. Another thing is the fact I am already suffering from hayfeaver a bit and so are some of my mates which is months ahead of what it usually is but there is a documentary on thursday at 9.00pm on channel 4 about global warming which will be good so I advise all brits to watch it.
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7 Mar 07
i totally know what you mean about the daffodils. i seen them too in january and it pure freaked me and my mate out. we thought maybe months had gone by and we didnt notice.
@yanjiaren (9050)
6 Mar 07
Well i see the u.k being flooded on all sides and all the coastal areas non existent. I see bugs coming from the south as the temperatures get higher. I see us plagued by mosquitoes and probably new breeds of snakes and killer bees. Much of the wildlife now we willsee gone. Many species of birds will migrate to other lands which will mean more insects crawling about that the birds won't eat. New types of illnesses arriving and higher rates of cancer.Unless the world governments move their backsides along with the corporate business world, i can't see much happiness and glee for our grandkids!
6 Mar 07
Well put! That is jsut how scared we should all be!
@Eskimo (2317)
26 May 07
I remember (when I was little) that the sun was so hot that the tar in the roads melted and got very sticky, I also have walked without a jacket in early March years ago, before global warming was ever thought about. Some years can be warmer than others, over the centuries it has been much warmer, and much colder in Glasgow, than it is know. It may or may not be caused by human intervention.
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@switlyf (649)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
i heard that because of global warming some of the islands here in the philippines will be gone by the year 2100..that sounds awful for the next generation wouldn't be able to see what we saw.beautiful philippines..as of now yes you can feel the effect of global warming here..i mean there was this one time when there was a little snow in a place here...( snow near the equator?? )i know it sounds weird but it did happenned...
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@musaib (84)
• India
7 Mar 07
i am in a region where the temperature never crossed even 10 degrees. iam in india..the south eastern country of the asian continent.we have 4 seasons and its summer here ha ha ha ha ha..its not raining,no clouds,sunny day, temperature across 39 degrees(its too much dear).this is the weather information of my country..
@anjong (2)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
In our country here in Philippines global warming is not evident..!! But sometimes I experienced the too much heat coming from the sun..!! Definitely it is the sign that summer season is coming..!! Global warming is dangerous to the health of the people..!! The people are prone to diseases like skin cancer..!! It also affect the balance of our ecosystem..!!
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@malenadu (33)
• India
7 Mar 07
my country is india here the temperature go as high as 30 to 40 degree celsius now itself if this is the situation then i wonder after 5 to six years what will happen as now only we observe early there is a gradual increse of 2 to 3 degree celsius then for 5 years u can imagine urself is there any method to overcome it
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@fizz11 (69)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I seem to remember the seasons as a kid being pretty consistant. Now, sometimes there will be days that feel like the middle of summer at the beginning of spring or the end of fall in summer. I recently watched Al Gores film 'An Inconvenient Truth' and afterwards looked up alot of information from it. It really shocked me how much visible damage is out there and still not enough is happening fast enough to turn it around.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
What is evident here is the intense heat of the sun, one could really feel it hurting unlike the former years when it was bearable. The level or ultra violet radiation seems to be so high. One can hardly walk the street without using sunglasses or umbrellas. Another obvious change is the climactic pattern i.e. extended rainy seasons and early dry seasons.
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
School breaks are made to coincide with the summer months, here in my country. Families used to go outdoors and enjoy having communion with nature. Beaches used to be filled with families taking their time out specially during the weekends. This does not hold true anymore. The sun's blazing heat is too much to take. It feels like it goes beyond the skin. A few hours of exposure to it, will cause me to get sick - headaches and fever are common. And this is happening to the other members of the family. So, we hardly go to the beaches now and we prefer to stay home. If my kids decide to spend sometime at the beach, it will have to be in the evenings until the break of day.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I am in Pennsylvania. Our February was one of the coldest ever recorded, and today (March 6) we had record-breaking cold which is expected to continue through the weekend.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
We have had a lot of media attention regarding global warning in Australia. Apparently we will be one of the most significantly affected countries. This is due to the rise in sea levels that global warming will induce. Our country is a very large island. All our capitals, except one, are by the ocean. 90% of our population live by the sea. Even a rise of one metre in the seal level will dramatically affect our cities.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
7 Mar 07
We have a snow advisory here in the south east US, even though it was relatively warm last week. It was looking like it was gonna be nice but then it suddenly got very cold and windy. I dunno what is up, we've had conflicting weather from both sides of the spectrum.
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@bobby28 (190)
• Nigeria
6 Mar 07
For us in the third world we are really going to be in big trouble,because of all the flaring of gas and other dangerous stuff into the atmosphere.I guess we will just wait and see how its goes.
@healer (1783)
• India
6 Mar 07
Actually i don't bother for that a lot but "global warming" even the word itself is scary, i think our future generation will not enjoy those things that you have mentioned like skiing etc. The content of carbon dioxide is increasing day by day but the agents like tress that reduce the content is decreasing day by day, so the future going to be different.
@hiitssomu (657)
• United States
6 Mar 07
This is not only in one place. it is every where of the world. Recently, scientists of the Harvard University discovered that one of the five ice-beds of the North Pole has been disintegrated drastically within past one year. This fact was never noticed until last week of November 2006. It has also been noticed that this big ice-bed is now floating on the North Sea. This floated ice-bed can now start approaching down towards the north boundary of Canada. Scientists are trying to keep an eye on the movement of this ice-bed. Satellites are helping in this regard by sending continuous pictures and data of this ice-bed. The most worried part of this incident, apart from the Global Warming, is that if by any chance this ice object reaches near to the border of Canada, it may create a great problem for the ships which are regularly traveling near the border of Canada. There is a good article in AC. Just read that. You will understand we have something to do to prevent Global Warming. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/156681/how_to_prevent_global_warming.html
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
I'm from a tropical country, so I really don't notice the differences in seasonal temperatures. What I did notice though is that the months that rain have been alot shorter. We used to have rains from late may until early november, now its just late July until November.
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6 Mar 07
I stay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If anyone of you has seen Day after tomorow, you will realize that the thing that they have shown in the movie has some sense in it. The temperatures are rising due to O-zone depleation and other reasons, the ice caps start melting, oceans get cooler and has adverse affects. The temperature cycle that has been predictable till today is turning the other way. In dubai there has been wide temperature changes, it rained in dubai(a desert previously) not in 10 years it had rained this much in dec 2006. The outcome of global warming is going to be bad, but may be after years, not till we are alive.