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03-15-2012 09:41 AM
photobetty
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Originally Posted by NightRider2613 View Post
I have been following the forums for a while, but have never posted and this seemed like a good time for it. So today was the last day for the local hills. I hit Roundtop and had a good day, but I am so fucking depressed right now it isn't even funny! Major props to Roundtop, Liberty, and Whitetail for doing what they could with this bullshit winter, but I still feel ripped the fuck off. I know we don;t live in Colorado but goddamn, not one major storm all winter! Before you know it, it is going to be 100 degrees around this bitch. Ugh. Plus, i feel really bad for all the resort employees that missed out on wages because of this stupid ass weather. Sorry, just needed to vent a bit and see if there are any other Mid-Atlantic riders on here that are as pissed off as i am. I figure that we can form a support group if necessary

All I can say is...Hurry the fuck up 2012-2013 season!
I'm with you on that! I just learned to snowboard this year, and most of it was at Whitetail. They really did do a decent job considering the average total snowfall for this area over the whole season was mere inches. Luckily I managed to make it out to CO last week for one last fling. I feel frustrated because I was JUST getting the hang of it the last two times I went (I finally made it past the painful part and got to the fun part!), and now the season is essentially over! Sigh!
03-15-2012 08:14 AM
racer357 Wolf,

One of my best High school friends lives 40 mins from baker. I think I am going to look at a late April early may trip out there. I will definitely look you up if I do for a locals paersective of the place.
03-15-2012 07:55 AM
Rider161 Yea I'm looking at the first week in April so long as this outage is over before then might just say screw it and go anyways
03-15-2012 06:37 AM
Rider161 I might just have to take a week trip out there and get my last fix for the season
03-14-2012 11:21 PM
Khao Sounds like you guys are having a good Australian season
03-14-2012 10:43 PM
onefutui2e on the plus side, they say the earth has mechanisms in place that actually take place when things get too out of balance. supposedly what's keeping everything past new england and europe relatively warm is an ocean current that brings water from the gulf. i believe the pacific has something similar in a whirlpool that essentially circulates the water like a washing machine. however, as glaciers melt into the oceans the currents will get redirected or stop working altogether. this would kick off an ice age that would kind of be a boon? lol

it's not really just theory either, as they've noticed that gradual rising temperatures in the past tended to culminate in an ice age. it's why our buddy al gore said as global warming kicks up, we'll have shorter but more extreme winters...
03-14-2012 09:47 PM
wrathfuldeity Depressed...come out the the holyland now...next year it might be under water with rising sea levels and all.
















Wait it is under water...frozen water.
03-14-2012 09:27 PM
NightRider2613
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Guess what happened around 1750? The Industrial Revolution

The world has been trending warmer since the last ice age. Global warming isn't the concern. The rapid increase in the rate of global warming is the concern.
Nice graphic, I might have to use this when I am picking fights with people on this issue

Also, I completely agree, the problem isn't global warming per say, but it is the accelerated rate in which it is occurring. I mean, all you have to do is look at the Arctic ice shelves that have broken apart the past few years, or the disappearance of glaciers on Kilimanjaro to see how fucking quickly this shit is proceeding. Sure, glaciers collapse and ice shelves melt, it has happened on this planet before, and it will happen again, but it has never happened this rapidly, and therein lies the problem.
03-14-2012 09:17 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by NightRider2613 View Post
I would love to hear your thoughts on what is causing this Snowolf. I have mad respect for you from following this forum, and i would love to get your take on things. Send me a PM if you want to talk more and keep it off of the forum.


Guess what happened around 1750? The Industrial Revolution

The world has been trending warmer since the last ice age. Global warming isn't the concern. The rapid increase in the rate of global warming is the concern.
03-14-2012 09:00 PM
NightRider2613
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I am not counting on it. The scientific data suggests that with the exception of cyclic osculations, this is something we better get used to as the global average temperature continues to rise. I am not making any kind of political point here and am not even going to go into why I think this is happening, but from a purely scientific point of view, it is obviously occurring and at an increasing rate:








Canada is also facing the same problem:





"So we are continuing to see a trend toward higher temperatures. Even with the cooling effects of a strong La Nina influence and low solar activity for the past several years, 2011 was one of the 10 warmest years on record."

Can you imagine how bad it would have been had we had an El Nino instead of a La Nina and then if the sun had been in a solar maximum cycle:

Hansen said he expects record-breaking global average temperature in the next two to three years because solar activity is on the upswing and the next El Nino will increase tropical Pacific temperatures.

Sand boarding anyone?

Wow, that really puts into perspective just how fucked up things really were this year. I knew Canada had a warm year but damn, I didn't realize it was quite that bad. The reality is that while I am an eternal optimist, I know that we are in for a real ride with the way all of these changes are occurring. I have a friend that lives in Argentina and she was telling me how they were reaching daytime highs of 114 degrees a few weeks ago! Seriously, with the way our local hills struggled this year, if it were an El Nino year, I doubt we would have had a season at all. I mean, the NAO, which is the harbinger of East coast snowstorms, was abnormally positive most of the winter. This shit certainly isn't normal, and I wonder if there is anything we can do as a community that is wholly reliant on snowfall, aside from the basic outreach and education stuff, to get people to wake up to the science on this. I know it has become a major political issue, but it shouldn't be one. I mean, who the fuck wants to live in an oven all the fucking time?

I would love to hear your thoughts on what is causing this Snowolf. I have mad respect for you from following this forum, and i would love to get your take on things. Send me a PM if you want to talk more and keep it off of the forum.
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