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Re: Hi Sam!
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a
on 1/4/2019, 8:51 am, in reply to "Re: Hi Sam!
I never was a Global Cooling guy. I've always been a Global Warming guy since the wickedly cold mid 1980s let up. However, I think the rate of warming just hasn't been as fast and unstoppable as many portrayed it to be about 20 years ago. At least not in North America. It still snows. It still gets to single digits here.
Many places east of the Mississippi have gone up half a zone since 1960, and some places, maybe closer to a full zone. But rare is the place that's gotten warmer than that. So, at least judged by that metric, the warming is slow and subtle. I still have to defrost my car windows most mornings. I still have to bundle up going outdoors. Winter winds still sting my face and numb my hands if I forget my gloves.
What I would love is for the Tropic of Capricorn to advance north to 10S and the Tropic of Cancer to slide down to 10N. I believe that here in the Middle Atlantic, such a thing would result in milder winters and cooler summers. That would suit me just fine.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal