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Bombay Mix up on Global Warming

Global youth pool climate ideas
Five hundred teenagers are meeting in Denmark for a competition to design new products to help tackle climate change.
Many of the teenagers at the camp have already experienced the impact of climate change first hand.
Yashvardhan Gusani, 15, lives near Mumbai in India.
He says: "The cities are getting hotter all the time. I feel like we have hardly even had a winter".

The wisdom of youth - you wouldn't expect him to remember back very far but last year shouldn't be a problem for him, should it?

Temperature lowest in Mumbai in 45 years Saturday, January 26, 2008
New Delhi: Chilly conditions continued to prevail in north India today with some cities recording sub-zero temperatures while the mercury plummeted in Mumbai to a record low in 45 years.

Mumbai and Global Warming March 30th, 2009
This year, winters in Mumbai set new records for being the coldest the city had ever witnessed, or say, for past 40 to 50 years. The temperature set new lows everyday, where a normal winter would record a temperature of 18-25 degrees, this year the temperatures descended to as low as eight degrees. It just took one year, in fact only some months, for global warming to give an evidence of what it is capable of. This winter brought about chaos in the lives of almost everyone concerned. Not that winters with eight degrees have never been witnessed elsewhere; but, for a place like Mumbai, it is sure an exception.

Comments

Yeah - 15 - wow. This goes to show you that once people "believe" in something, it's hard for them to look at the other side (the current cooling cycle). I'm a skeptic but am open to both sides of the argument. It's just really depressing reading all the gloom and doom. It's even more depressing at how every single change is being blamed on GW. People are acting like there's never been any sort of change, anywhere.

Yeah - 15 - wow. This goes to show you that once people "believe" in something, it's hard for them to look at the other side (the current cooling cycle). I'm a skeptic but am open to both sides of the argument. It's just really depressing reading all the gloom and doom. It's even more depressing at how every single change is being blamed on GW. People are acting like there's never been any sort of change, anywhere.

Well done! I like seeing a smug assumption so quickly squashed.

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