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Do we still doubt Global Warming?

I have used my Ariens 4 times this year, in November.....and 2 of those didn't really require the use of a snowblower....I did it just for fun. Haven't used my blower since early December, and we are already close to March. I have always had my doubts about the whole "Global warming" thing, but after this winter in Saskatchewan,which typically bogs people and vehicles down with snowstorms, I do have to wonder. Maintenance should be simple this year, pull the pan, change the oil, wax her up, and put her away.

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This isnít the first without snow, wonít be the last. The earth is always going through cycles, and they happen with or without us. The ozone issue is 100% our fault but itís now healing. Anything we do now the consequences wonít be seen in our life time. This is all my opinion on the research Iíve done myself. That said... totally sucks I canít use my blower


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Cutter, worldwide the past decade has been the hottest on record and the past 5 have been the hottest individual years. Having said that, climate change is the more appropriate term because record storms, winds and related issues have also been impacted.

There is no doubt the global climate is changing at an incredible rate and that human activity is largely to blame. The issue most people can't agree on is what, if anything can be done about it. While the USA and Canada can make changes, it's doubtful doing so will have a meaningful impact without similar changes worldwide. And that's not going to happen.
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This isnít the first without snow, wonít be the last. The earth is always going through cycles, and they happen with or without us. The ozone issue is 100% our fault but itís now healing. Anything we do now the consequences wonít be seen in our life time. This is all my opinion on the research Iíve done myself. That said... totally sucks I canít use my blower


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I have used my Ariens 4 times this year, in November.....and 2 of those didn't really require the use of a snowblower....I did it just for fun. Haven't used my blower since early December, and we are already close to March.
Iím jealous. I used mine once, in early December. Today and tomorrow weíre going to be in the 50íS Fahrenheit. No snow on the horizon.

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I have not used my snowblower this winter! It's the other countries around the globe that are not reducing their carbon footprints. China, India and now Japan are huge polluters. Since the tsunami in Japan and the meltdown of their nuclear plant, Japan has started to build coal-fired power plants all over their country.

The earth does go through heating and cooling cycles, but this recent global warming trend is probably due to industrialization and the invention of the internal combustion engine.

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This isnít the first without snow, wonít be the last. The earth is always going through cycles, and they happen with or without us. The ozone issue is 100% our fault but itís now healing. Anything we do now the consequences wonít be seen in our life time. This is all my opinion on the research Iíve done myself. That said... totally sucks I canít use my blower
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Ozone depletion was caused by CFCs and the reason it's healing is because CFCs were banned in 1987, 33 years ago. At the healing rate, the ozone layer will be restored in the 2060s. Fortunately back then, people didn't have the view:
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I have not used my snowblower this winter! It's the other countries around the globe that are not reducing their carbon footprints. China, India and now Japan are huge polluters. Since the tsunami in Japan and the meltdown of their nuclear plant, Japan has started to build coal-fired power plants all over their country.

The earth does go through heating and cooling cycles, but this recent global warming trend is probably due to industrialization and the invention of the internal combustion engine.
Wow! Not at all? Thats crazy.
Makes one wonder about the future, doesn't it?

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Cutter, worldwide the past decade has been the hottest on record and the past 5 have been the hottest individual years. Having said that, climate change is the more appropriate term because record storms, winds and related issues have also been impacted.

There is no doubt the global climate is changing at an incredible rate and that human activity is largely to blame. The issue most people can't agree on is what, if anything can be done about it. While the USA and Canada can make changes, it's doubtful doing so will have a meaningful impact without similar changes worldwide. And that's not going to happen.

Ok, so I do agree with you,BUT, where my wife comes from, which is a drive 4.5 hours in length to the North of where we are, they have been finding fossils, and entire intact skeletal remains of Prehistoric Life, mainly Aquatic Life as in Crocodiles, and such.Look up "Big Bert" which is an ancient Crocodile, and you will find it came from an embankment near Carrot River, Saskatchewan. This entire area was a sea of massive proportions, and is now a dry land formation. What I am trying to say is that the earth has been in a constant state of change , for centuries . Up and down. So why are we so concerned now?

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Yeah, I am bummed out that I never got to use the snowblower this year. We had two light snows that turned into rain and cleaned off the driveway. The neighbor next door was using his lawn tractor yesterday to clean up leaves. I have never seen such a warm February.

Cutter, we've been heating huge fires inside the enclosed bottle of the earth's atmosphere for a couple of centuries now. That's the major difference between earlier civilizations and this industrialized one. My girlfriend is a climate-denier so I understand that the earth does go through cooling and heating changes over the eons. Hopefully, you are right that it is a natural change and not caused by humanity.

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