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    Colder than normal?

    I am from OC MD area originally, but i didn't ever surf to much in the winter growing up there. I know that the water can dip all the way down to about 36-37, basically as cold as salt water will allow, but I thought that happened in about mid february. I live on the west coast now, but I check all the mid atlantic reports daily. It says that everywhere from Hatteras to Jsery shore is 37-41 degrees right now in the water.

    Am I crazy, or is it just colder there than normal, much faster than normal. Like I said, I didnt ever surf much in the winter since wetsuits werent nearly as advanced as they are these days, but 37 sounds fu**ing cold. I know you guys had a blizzard and arctic air blasts, but that is crazy. I thought last year the coldest I saw north OBX was like 42.... 37 down in NC! I know south of hatteras is about 10 degrees warmer, but even wilmington is already 47 it said.

    Global warming my arse!

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    I know Ventnor is a bit more north but the water temp is reading at 34 degrees.... Which is ridiculous! I wish there was a bit more of that global warming

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    Trapped greenhouse gases affect the whole planet with greater-than-normal fluctuations-hot and cold. Just because it's colder here doesn't mean this is not happening - that's localized. Remember, it's summer in the southern hemisphere. Melbourne, Australia was at 110F today, and their meteorologists said the past 10 years have been the hottest it's ever been.

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    This is kind of cool. It shows you where in the world its warmer than usual and where in the world its cooler than usual. Helpful to think about when you base your opinions about global warming by looking at only your local climate.

    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/ima....fnl.anim.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by brek View Post
    This is kind of cool. It shows you where in the world its warmer than usual and where in the world its cooler than usual. Helpful to think about when you base your opinions about global warming by looking at only your local climate.

    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/ima....fnl.anim.html
    Even better information, lol. Omg, temps are different than usual. Temps change everyday. Of course they won't be the same. This has happened since the earth was formed and before any heavy industry. Temps (including extreme ice ages) have happened before we were ever around. Us humans are so arrogant and believe we have an affect on temp, lol. I feel sorry for the people of Haiti, but I'm sure that they don't feel bad for the planet. The planet can shake us off any time it wants or hit us with some major disaster all of which is not caused by us. It's caused by magnetic reversal of the poles, land shifts, fault lines, plate tectonics, etc.

    If you surf, you realize that the ocean is amazing and it's raw pure energy. We have no control over the waves which hit are beaches. The same with temperatures. The planet was here before us and it will be here after we are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECsponger View Post
    Trapped greenhouse gases affect the whole planet with greater-than-normal fluctuations-hot and cold. Just because it's colder here doesn't mean this is not happening - that's localized. Remember, it's summer in the southern hemisphere. Melbourne, Australia was at 110F today, and their meteorologists said the past 10 years have been the hottest it's ever been.
    Yea,I heard something like this too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECsponger View Post
    Trapped greenhouse gases affect the whole planet with greater-than-normal fluctuations-hot and cold. Just because it's colder here doesn't mean this is not happening - that's localized. Remember, it's summer in the southern hemisphere. Melbourne, Australia was at 110F today, and their meteorologists said the past 10 years have been the hottest it's ever been.
    Global Warming, lol, OZ, lol. Global Warming is a joke. MOST scientists have now stated that the earth's temps are cooling in the past 20 years. I'm hoping for global warming. Bring some of the Australia temps my way.

    Don't buy into this global warming fad. Any warming is caused by the sun and solar radiation. Carbon dioxide doesn't cause temp differences. It may cause other issues, but it's definitely not causing warming. Only the sun can do that. You know the big bright ball in the sky which gives us heat. I hope your not for the carbon cap system which will tax us all into poverty. See you exhale CO2, they may even tax your breathing, lol. Good thing most people on this site can hold their breath for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECsponger View Post
    Trapped greenhouse gases affect the whole planet with greater-than-normal fluctuations-hot and cold. Just because it's colder here doesn't mean this is not happening - that's localized. Remember, it's summer in the southern hemisphere. Melbourne, Australia was at 110F today, and their meteorologists said the past 10 years have been the hottest it's ever been.
    Right, proponents of "Global Warming" (you could consider this a misnomer, maybe should be global climate change) will still argue that global warming causes the colder than usual temps as well.
    Global warming can cause the colder than usual winters because the earth is trying to regulate itself and balance things out. So, you could look at it as sort of over correcting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driftingalong View Post
    Right, proponents of "Global Warming" (you could consider this a misnomer, maybe should be global climate change) will still argue that global warming causes the colder than usual temps as well.
    Global warming can cause the colder than usual winters because the earth is trying to regulate itself and balance things out. So, you could look at it as sort of over correcting.
    Please state the facts and back up your comments with science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrels4liam View Post
    Please state the facts and back up your comments with science.
    I'm simply stating why those who believe in global warming ague that it does not just cause the warming part. Why they believe the colder than usual temp and effects are still a part of global warming.
    I'm not trying to argue for or against anything here.

    By the way, maybe you should heed your own advise. What, because you (barrels4liam) come on to a surf forum and type a few sentences, we are supposed to take those a facts and proven science?