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It is true, there is plenty of debate on this topic by politicians and pundits, but among scientists it is largely settled. It is accepted that the planet is warming and the climate is changing, now we're working out the details.

There is not a single scientific body that disputes global warming. The last holdout was the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and they changed their policy statement in 2007.

Depending on how you count, 90-97% of climate scientists believe that the planet is warming and that humans are at least in part responsible for it.

So believe the politicians and pundits if you will, but I'm going with the scientists.
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Please do not turn this very nice thread into another GW debate.
Sorry, I'll stop. My bad. I think I need to get some lunch in me and calm down.
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Why would the ships getting free be disappointing news, John? That just saved us a bundle of money because we can send our monster ice breaker that was enroute, back home.
Just a bit of sarcasm, Gary... Lots of folks on one 'side' of the issue have had plenty of fun with this incident, and now their fun is over :-)

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MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—The so-called polar vortex caused hundreds of injuries across the Midwest today, as people who said “so much for global warming” and similar comments were punched in the face.

Authorities in several states said that residents who had made ignorant comments erroneously citing the brutally cold temperatures as proof that climate change did not exist were reporting a sharp increase in injuries to the face and head regions.

In an emergency room in St. Paul, Harland Dorrinson, forty-one, was waiting to be treated for bruising to the facial area after he made a crack about how the below-freezing temperatures meant that climate-change activists were full of sh_t.

“I’d just finished saying it and boom, out of nowhere someone punched me in the face,” he said. “This polar vortex is really dangerous.”

The meteorology professor Davis Logsdon, of the University of Minnesota, issued a safety warning to residents of the states hammered by the historic low temperatures: “If you are living within the range of the polar vortex and you have something idiotic to say about climate change, do not leave your house.”

Polar Vortex Causes Hundreds of Injuries as People Making Snide Remarks About Climate Change Are Punched in Face : The New Yorker
Here's a pretty balanced take on it from the NYT...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/sc...-argument.html
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Who ever it was that started all the carp about global warming, needs an icicle shoved up his stern end.
Global warming is a fact. What is discussed is if men has influence on it or not. Global warming is not only about warm global temperatures but about climate change with hotter summers and colder winters, a lot of instability and more stormy weather.

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Who ever it was that started all the carp about global warming, needs an icicle shoved up his stern end.
Thank you for your sense of humor... Your "tounge-in-cheek" comment brightened my day.
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It 's not about global warming, it 's local colding.
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Re: Heading south

I don't give a hoot about global or whatever warming there may or may not be. The thing is, when I am clad like an arctic explorer standing in the back of my boat and not on the stern of a dog sled in Alaska, but traveling through the Carolina's. I have a right to bitch and would be first in line, icicle in hand and tell the guy to bend over. I am that kind of guy. Right now I have a smile on my face, knowing that Tessie burns fossil fuels at a rate, Tiki can only dream about. It hurts at the fuel dock a bit but we are doing our best to get this place warmed up. Think about it folks. With the ice caps gone, there will be more room for boats.
Now you can do you own bit of inserting. Like where do I put the sarcastic smiley things in this post.

Anyway, back on track. They got the bridge at figure 8 island fixed and we went through it once we had extracted Tiki from the mud we parked in last night. So bridge time was at 11:00 and timed it right for the next one at 12:00. then had a down wind and current run and dropped the hook at 14:00 in Carolina beach. Tomorrow we will do another marathon 15 miles and hit the first marina for an over night stay and fuel. Not sure if we should take our clothes to the laundry there or just burn them off shore. ( if that would help with warming, I am all up for it ) but I think it would just delay flights and a potato famin in ireland.
The kids are coming down to visit fo a long weekend, so after tomorrow, we are not going to get far for the next 4 days or so. I'll update once we are sober and on the road ( ditch ) again.

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Re: Heading south

There is a public dock at the NE corner of the anchorage at Wrightsville beach. You can tie up a dinghy or even a boat there. I liked Wrightsville very much, but the weather might have influenced my opinion. It was a warm December weekend and the power boaters were all over the place, but couldn't dampen my mood.

Maybe you will get some of that this weekend?

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Re: Heading south

We are going into the first marina on this trip. Gong to tie up in Southport this afternoon for the night, then move on to Dutchmans creek to stay the weekend there till the kids leave and after that resume the trip.

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It is true, there is plenty of debate on this topic by politicians and pundits, but among scientists it is largely settled. It is accepted that the planet is warming and the climate is changing, now we're working out the details.

There is not a single scientific body that disputes global warming. The last holdout was the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and they changed their policy statement in 2007.

Depending on how you count, 90-97% of climate scientists believe that the planet is warming and that humans are at least in part responsible for it.

So believe the politicians and pundits if you will, but I'm going with the scientists.
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