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Old 12-29-2006, 08:06 AM  
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Rainman, you okay? Denver gets another 28 inches of snow.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/12/29....ap/index.html
you got 24 inches last week and another 28 inches yesterday? You didn't get stranded at a Donks fans house did ya?
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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F**king global warming. Somebody get Al Gore out there to explain how this isn't happening.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:17 AM   #4
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F**king global warming. Somebody get Al Gore out there to explain how this isn't happening.
Easy, It is melting Greenland which in turn raises the sea level which in turn causes wacky weather.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
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wait they maybe on their way to KC anyway.


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Old 12-29-2006, 08:20 AM   #7
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:21 AM   #8
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I still feel sorry for DaFace, Rain Man tricks him into moving to Denver just in time for 2 blizzards.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:42 AM   #9
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How Safe Is Snow Shoveling at My Age


"After a heavy, wet snowfall, we'll get five to six times the number of heart attack cases that we would on any other typical winter day," says Dr. Hargarten, associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

At least 75,000 heart attacks occur each year during or shortly following strenuous physical exertion. About 1 in every 3 of those heart attacks are deadly, says Murray Mittleman, M.D., a researcher at the Institute for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center West in Boston. Many of these heart attacks and deaths occur among people over age 60 who have been shoveling snow.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:45 AM   #10
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:48 AM   #11
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I still feel sorry for DaFace, Rain Man tricks him into moving to Denver just in time for 2 blizzards.


Right after he moves there he gets 2 blizzards.
DaFace is a good guy..he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment..
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:50 AM   #12
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Right after he moves there he gets 2 blizzards.
DaFace is a good guy..he doesn't deserve that kind of treatment..
You move to Denver, you get punished...regardless of your good-guy-ness.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:54 AM   #13
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You move to Denver, you get punished...regardless of your good-guy-ness.
I guess the ancient war lords are upset with DaFace(Chiefs Fan)moving into enemy territory. :Bartee:
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:01 AM   #14
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:02 AM   #15
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TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, scientists said.

The mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometers (497 miles) south of the North Pole, but no one was present to see it in Canada's remote north.

Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour and left a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake. (Watch the satellite images that clued in ice watchers)

Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, traveled to the newly formed ice island and could not believe what he saw.

"This is a dramatic and disturbing event. It shows that we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North that have been in place for many thousands of years. We are crossing climate thresholds, and these may signal the onset of accelerated change ahead," Vincent said Thursday.

In 10 years of working in the region he has never seen such a dramatic loss of sea ice, he said.

The collapse was so powerful that earthquake monitors 250 kilometers (155 miles) away picked up tremors from it.

The Ayles Ice Shelf, roughly 66 square kilometers (41 square miles) in area, was one of six major ice shelves remaining in Canada's Arctic.

Scientists say it is the largest event of its kind in Canada in 30 years and point their fingers at climate change as a major contributing factor.

"It is consistent with climate change," Vincent said, adding that the remaining ice shelves are 90 percent smaller than when they were first discovered in 1906.

"We aren't able to connect all of the dots ... but unusually warm temperatures definitely played a major role."

Laurie Weir, who monitors ice conditions for the Canadian Ice Service, was poring over satellite images in 2005 when she noticed that the shelf had split and separated.

Weir notified Luke Copland, head of the new global ice lab at the University of Ottawa, who initiated an effort to find out what happened.

Using U.S. and Canadian satellite images, as well as data from seismic monitors, Copland discovered that the ice shelf collapsed in the early afternoon of August 13, 2005.

"What surprised us was how quickly it happened," Copland said. "It's pretty alarming.

"Even 10 years ago scientists assumed that when global warming changes occur that it would happen gradually so that perhaps we expected these ice shelves just to melt away quite slowly, but the big surprise is that for one they are going, but secondly that when they do go, they just go suddenly, it's all at once, in a span of an hour."

Within days, the floating ice shelf had drifted a few miles (kilometers) offshore. It traveled west for 50 kilometers (31 miles) until it finally froze into the sea ice in the early winter.

The Canadian ice shelves are packed with ancient ice that dates back over 3,000 years. They float on the sea but are connected to land.

Derek Mueller, a polar researcher with Vincent's team, said the ice shelves get weaker and weaker as the temperature rises. He visited Ellesmere's Ward Hunt Ice Shelf in 2002 and noticed it had cracked in half.

"We're losing our ice shelves, and this a feature of the landscape that is in danger of disappearing altogether from Canada," Mueller said. "In the global perspective Antarctica has many ice shelves bigger than this one, but then there is the idea that these are indicators of climate change."

The spring thaw may bring another concern as the warming temperatures could release the ice shelf from its Arctic grip. Prevailing winds could then send the ice island southwards, deep into the Beaufort Sea.

"Over the next few years this ice island could drift into populated shipping routes," Weir said. "There's significant oil and gas development in this region as well, so we'll have to keep monitoring its location over the next few years."
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