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Thread #148367 Message #3444639
Posted By: gnu
29-Nov-12 - 10:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: WOW!!! Unbelievable Global Warming Fact
Subject: RE: BS: WOW!!! Unbelievable Global Warming Fact
Kendall... "I don't put much stock in what some scientist who is in the pocket of the oil and coal companies says, when I look out my window and see Cardinals, Buzzard and Possum, that all the evidence I need. 20n years ago we would never see these critters."
Wise words. Those who don't observe such things may not know the importance of doing so.
A half dozen years ago or so, I saw a male crow stay here all winter with his lame mate. Couldn't migrate with the other thousands and thousands of crows. I have many pics and videos of them, some of them bring tears to my eyes when I witness the love and attention. I fed them every day. They came when I whistled that it was time to get the grub before the seagulls came in.
Now, I see many staying all winter and I have paid closer attention so I am now aware of many others that never wintered here. It's obvious, if you have watched it all over the past years and, as Kendall has said, it's many animals who are "staying" and others who are coming here that never were here in my lifetime. I only have 45 years watching all of this but the changes are dramatic and are happening at an increasing rate.
I could cite example upon example...I have pictures and video... but, most important, I have my memory... something is messed up. That's no proof that man messed it up... but it is proof to ME that SOMEthing is going on. And it's unsettling to me.
There are many who say it's cyclical. I ain't convinced about that... if it IS, I hope the cycles are not just seven years. >;-)