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Old 10-14-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Climate Change. It's Real.

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Old 05-07-2015, 11:29 PM   #2
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“For the first time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
announced Wednesday that global concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases
in March passed 400 parts per million.

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Old 07-07-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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We've had 3 weeks of very warm weather in June, and our temps have been above the averages for July.
This has been happening in previous years, but it this year has most everyone's attention.

My G-son works for ODFW and is doing stream/river surveys in the mid-state segments
of the Willamette River and it's tributary, the Santiam.
He says that where they would expect to see 50 - 100 salmon in the Santiam, they are now seeing only 1 or none.

The senior biologists are saying that the temp of the Willamette is too high,
so the fish are turning into the colder water of the Clackamas River,
but in that river the O2 levels are too low, and the fish are dying.

This "pre-spawning mortality" is overly affecting the females,
that usually come in later than the males.
Thus, salmon runs for the rivers in this mid-section of the State may be affected dramatically in the future.

The fish biologists are saying that removal of dams is about the only way
to keep the temps where the fish need them to be.
They have tried building massive structure to mix cold bottom-water with warmer surface water behind the dams,
but with limited releases of water, the temp starts rising again just a short way down below the dam.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:59 PM   #4
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Pretty safe bet it will get worse.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:56 PM   #5
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Here in KY, our climate changes about four times a year.
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:59 AM   #6
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Speaking with other amateur mycologists, the seasons are starting much earlier and the quantities are dropping. The past few years I've seen shrooms in June/July that shouldn't be around till Sept/Oct. Dunno what it means in the grande scheme of things, but I'm sure its not good.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:27 PM   #7
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We've had 3 weeks of very warm weather in June, and our temps have been above the averages for July.
This has been happening in previous years, but it this year has most everyone's attention.<snip>
This will get the attention of sportsmen in the west...
It is getting very close to shutting down all sport fishing in western Oregon.

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources...willamette.asp
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:48 PM   #8
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I heard the Willamette River rose in temperature five degrees in seven days. Not good for the fishies. They need the cooler water and by congregating in the remaining cooler and deeper pools, they become too easy to catch, unsportsmanlike.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:15 PM   #9
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...too easy to catch...
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with this concept.

Too easy to catch? WhattheIdon'teven.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:14 PM   #10
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In addition to creating dangerously warm conditions, low water levels can leave fish stranded in deep pools with flows too low to permit their escape.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:00 AM   #11
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NOAA's surface temp disparity off average of all recorded temps, Jan-Jun 2015.

image from this climate.gov story

That big red whomp in the tropical Pacific, hitting the entire west coast and crossing over Mexico into the Atlantic is el nino. It is a big ton of warmth that was in the ocean, being spit out. Started a few months ago and is projected to continue. Along with previous global warming, this should produce record temp months and a record temp 2015.

Obviously it is already crushing the pacific northwest and according to many projections it is JUST GETTING STARTED. Although, also, you NEVER KNOW because sometimes they just peter out.

This might be the year for that big hurricane although you NEVER KNOW. It's just theoretical right now
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:21 PM   #12
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Can't be real... I saw Senator Inhofe bring a snow ball into the Senate chambers to prove it...

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Old 07-23-2015, 02:50 PM   #13
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:57 AM   #14
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Been fishing off the East coast since I was 5. Where are the bluefish? Where are the Sea trout? The fishing has all but disappeared.

Also, went out this week for a couple walks... mushrooms that shouldn't be out for another 2-3 months have already come and gone.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:28 AM   #15
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What a cool graphic. They are saying 80% chance it lasts until Spring which would probably make it a record-breaking el Nino.
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