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Climate Change a 'Fabrication'? Ask a Wintering-Over Hummingbird, or Check out Your Daffodils

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By Dave Lindorff

On my Yahoo home page today, there was a picture of the globe, and an instant poll asking me to check one of two choices: Yes or No, Do you believe global warming is a real threat?


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I don't usually waste my time on these things, but there was that tantalizing link to "See the results," and you had to vote to see them, so I voted.


Having recently looked at some depressing satellite images of the pathetically reduced Arctic ice from this past summer , read an account of the rapidly melting glaciers in the Himalayas (sometimes known as Earth's third polar region), and read some really frightening articles about the plumes of methane erupting from the Arctic sea floor and the Siberian and North American tundra , I of course voted "yes."

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The results, though, of the 96,740 other people who participated in that ballot, were 50% yes and 50% no.


Who are these "no" voters? What are they watching, reading, or, for god's sake, what are they seeing when they walk around outside (or maybe they never do that)?


I walked out my door yesterday here in southeastern Pennsylvania, and saw the daffodil shoots poking up two inches above the unfrozen ground in our front garden--something they usually start to do in early March!

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The grass on our lawn is green!  Usually at this time of year, if it's not covered in snow, it's all brown, frozen solid by a couple weeks of hard frosts, but this year, the ground has never frozen at all.


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