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undomiele
07-11-2005, 04:04 PM
Why do people live in Florida if they know theyre going to get hit by hurricanes year after year after year??? Its beyond me. :shrug:

Home insurance there must be a bitch.

buddyholly
07-14-2005, 02:52 AM
All I can think of is that they are all Latinos :tape:

Haute
07-14-2005, 04:03 AM
And Senior Citizens. ;)

I guess if you can look past enduring 3-4 months each year of hurricane weather you can enjoy the nice weather the rest of the year?

Seleshfan
07-14-2005, 04:11 AM
All I can think of is that they are all Latinos :tape:

What is this supposed to mean?

Dirk
07-14-2005, 04:20 AM
People do have to live there. I do think perhaps maybe South Florida could do with a much less population.

El Legenda
07-14-2005, 04:27 AM
People do have to live there. I do think perhaps maybe South Florida could do with a much less population.

Miami?

Florida will sink into the Ocean soon...so that will take care of that problem :)

Haute
07-14-2005, 04:33 AM
By 2050, the entire southern coastline (including all of Florida, and up to about Atlanta) could be underwater due to the glaciers melting.

Clara Bow
07-14-2005, 05:54 AM
Originally Posted by buddyholly
All I can think of is that they are all Latinos

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What is this supposed to mean?

Exactly- WTF?

By 2050, the entire southern coastline (including all of Florida, and up to about Atlanta) could be underwater due to the glaciers melting.

And yet these states continue to vote for Bush, who wants to do absolutely nothing to curb global warming. Oh the irony.

buddyholly
07-14-2005, 12:04 PM
What is this supposed to mean?

It means undiomele's question was probably a joke and I answered with a joke. I love Miami, mainly because it IS full of Latinos.

Nimomunz
07-14-2005, 02:10 PM
And yet these states continue to vote for Bush, who wants to do absolutely nothing to curb global warming. Oh the irony.
oh they believe that their place belongs in heaven and not in earth which the lord god almighty provided as a vessel to further his good so bring on the fuel guzzling suvs yeehaw!

undomiele
07-14-2005, 04:12 PM
It means undiomele's question was probably a joke and I answered with a joke. I love Miami, mainly because it IS full of Latinos.

Nah I was just wondering (in NO attempt to jab at Florida or something). It just always struck me as a bit silly in terms of stress and massive expenses to keep a house down there with all the hurricanes. Never understood it. :shrug:

Some ppl just love, love the beach I guess.

buddyholly
07-14-2005, 09:53 PM
Nah I was just wondering (in NO attempt to jab at Florida or something). It just always struck me as a bit silly in terms of stress and massive expenses to keep a house down there with all the hurricanes. Never understood it. :shrug:

Some ppl just love, love the beach I guess.

So why do people live in Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, or even Costa Rica? :eek:

I think you are exaggerating just because there have been a couple of bad years.
And, after all, someone has to clean the hotel rooms of all the South Americans that come to shop.

undomiele
07-15-2005, 06:38 PM
So why do people live in Chile, Japan, Bangladesh, or even Costa Rica? :eek:

I think you are exaggerating just because there have been a couple of bad years.

Largely because they have no other place to go either because they are too territorially small (Japan, Costa Rica), poor (Bangladesh) or hardly ever struck by hurricanes (Chile).

Floridians, on the other hand, do tend to have other options in terms of where to live.

Its not an exaggeration to insinuate that bad hurricanes will continue to hit Florida with the earth's climate changing so much. You did know that hurricanes are essential in moving heat from the equatorial region toward the higher latitudes right? Well, that has everything to do with global warming. Things are bound to get worse for Florida, not better.

buddyholly
07-16-2005, 12:52 AM
Largely because they have no other place to go either because they are too territorially small (Japan, Costa Rica), poor (Bangladesh) or hardly ever struck by hurricanes (Chile).

Floridians, on the other hand, do tend to have other options in terms of where to live.

Its not an exaggeration to insinuate that bad hurricanes will continue to hit Florida with the earth's climate changing so much. You did know that hurricanes are essential in moving heat from the equatorial region toward the higher latitudes right? Well, that has everything to do with global warming. Things are bound to get worse for Florida, not better.

I was listing earthquake zones (exc. Bangladesh), where many more people are killed than by hurricanes.
There is NO evidence the earth's climate is changing. The only scary thing is that there are now so many environmentalists living off people's fears, that they may be spewing enough hot air to change the climate.
The Ice Age was not so long ago in geological time. What caused that? and what made the earth warm up again? Those natural changes were much greater than anything that is going on today, so statistically there is no evidence of global warming caused by man.

Haute
07-16-2005, 01:22 AM
oh they believe that their place belongs in heaven and not in earth which the lord god almighty provided as a vessel to further his good so bring on the fuel guzzling suvs yeehaw!

Maybe they're waiting for an Ark? :p

Lee
07-16-2005, 01:25 AM
I lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and during winter, the temp may drop to -30°C or below. My breath freeze on the scarf I put across my nose and mouth. And people asked me how could you live in such cold place and I answered, you learned to deal with it and when summer comes, it's very nice.

Now, I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and during summer, i.e. now, the temp reach over 110°F (for the last 10 days). Walking outside is liked walking inside a furnace. And people asked me how can you live in such hot place and I answered, you learned to deal with it and when winter comes, it's very nice.

Haute
07-16-2005, 01:31 AM
Sounds like Michigan is Canada and Arizona rolled into one. :p We don't get anywhere near 110 in the summer, but we're usually in the upper 90s (like this entire month!). I wouldn't mind the heat, but the humidity is the real killer!

undomiele
07-16-2005, 07:40 PM
I was listing earthquake zones (exc. Bangladesh), where many more people are killed than by hurricanes.

Well I wasnt talking about earthquakes. I was talking about hurricanes. Hurricanes are somewhat predictable in that they actually have a season whereas earthquakes and tsunamis can strike at any time at any place. Serious earthquakes are actually rarer than bad hurricanes if you actually took real stats into account BH. But its all disneyland to you right? You just make up your own information Ive noticed...

There is NO evidence the earth's climate is changing. The only scary thing is that there are now so many environmentalists living off people's fears, that they may be spewing enough hot air to change the climate.
The Ice Age was not so long ago in geological time. What caused that? and what made the earth warm up again? Those natural changes were much greater than anything that is going on today, so statistically there is no evidence of global warming caused by man.

Oh and the holocaust didn't happen either right? :o

Global warming caused by human activity is a well-established FACT with an Everest-sized mountain of evidence proving it you idiot. :retard:

Ppl like you should be put in a zoo. :rolleyes:

buddyholly
07-17-2005, 02:50 AM
Well I wasnt talking about earthquakes. I was talking about hurricanes. Hurricanes are somewhat predictable in that they actually have a season whereas earthquakes and tsunamis can strike at any time at any place. Serious earthquakes are actually rarer than bad hurricanes if you actually took real stats into account BH. But its all disneyland to you right? You just make up your own information Ive noticed..



Oh and the holocaust didn't happen either right? :o

Ppl like you should be put in a zoo. :rolleyes:

Well, since I was clearly talking about earthquake deaths and not about number of earthquakes, your reply is meaningless.

And childish, irrelevant statements like the above make me wonder what kind of a frustrated, humourless person you are.

buddyholly
07-17-2005, 02:56 AM
I lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and during winter, the temp may drop to -30°C or below. My breath freeze on the scarf I put across my nose and mouth. And people asked me how could you live in such cold place and I answered, you learned to deal with it and when summer comes, it's very nice.

Now, I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and during summer, i.e. now, the temp reach over 110°F (for the last 10 days). Walking outside is liked walking inside a furnace. And people asked me how can you live in such hot place and I answered, you learned to deal with it and when winter comes, it's very nice.

So you just need to spend half a year in each place and you have it made.

buddyholly
07-17-2005, 03:03 AM
Ppl like you should be put in a zoo. :rolleyes:

That is just so non-PC these days. So unlike you. :wavey:

buddyholly
07-17-2005, 03:37 AM
You did know that hurricanes are essential in moving heat from the equatorial region toward the higher latitudes right? Well, that has everything to do with global warming. Things are bound to get worse for Florida, not better.

If heat is moved from one place on the globe to another place on the globe, how does this have EVERYTHING to do with global warming? No heat entered the globe or left the globe in the process. I think your understanding of some basic scientific principles is lacking.

NATAS81
07-17-2005, 05:33 AM
I have it on word of mouth that Florida is going under water this year.

On a sad note, this person claimed to be a woman in disguise.

buddyholly
07-17-2005, 12:36 PM
On a sad note, this person claimed to be a woman in disguise.

This is the most mysterious sentence I have ever seen on MTF. What does it mean?

undomiele
07-18-2005, 05:25 AM
I think your understanding of some basic scientific principles is lacking.

You don't even believe in global warming BH. :retard: So its no surprise to me you failed to understand what I was trying to get at (Higher global temperatures = fiercer, more frequent hurricanes. Ring a bell???)

A man of science you're not thats for sure! :wavey:

buddyholly
07-18-2005, 12:46 PM
You don't even believe in global warming BH. :retard: So its no surprise to me you failed to understand what I was trying to get at (Higher global temperatures = fiercer, more frequent hurricanes. Ring a bell???)

A man of science you're not thats for sure! :wavey:

Maybe I should have been more precise. There is no proof that global temperature fluctuations are not natural. If the earth is still recovering from an Ice Age, then it is natural that there is a trend to higher temperatures. This could be reversed at any time. Latest theories suspect that global fluctuations may be solar-induced.
You don't deny that the geologically recent thermal cycles are natural, do you?

buddyholly
07-18-2005, 01:12 PM
A study of the effects of hurricanes on atmospheric gases indicates that hurricanes suck tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide out of the oceans into the atmosphere. But it also indicates that the agitation of the waters sends even more carbon dioxide down to the ocean depths where it is taken out of circulation for centuries. Thus it is possible that hurricanes have a net effect of removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and therefore have a tendency to, if anything, cool the earth. This study appeared in NATURE.
Ah man v nature!!!!! No contest.

Nimomunz
07-25-2005, 12:46 PM
If heat is moved from one place on the globe to another place on the globe, how does this have EVERYTHING to do with global warming? No heat entered the globe or left the globe in the process. I think your understanding of some basic scientific principles is lacking.
Dude your a bit ignorant and you should check up on global warming and not from a conservative source!!
Heat is being created by the burning of fossil fuels at a very high rate and this heat doesnt leave the Earths atmosphere hence.....global warming. Read up!!

Nimomunz
07-25-2005, 12:50 PM
hey buddyholly if you have a few minutes in your schedule........................check this (http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/glob_warm_hurr.html) out!

buddyholly
07-25-2005, 10:15 PM
I downloaded the full paper, but please, a few minutes? I am not a speed reader. My busy schedule for today was tennis, shopping, massage and DVD watching, so I have not got to it yet.