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EDIT: Wrong thread. Enjoy your snow.

Last edited by Barozi - on 21 August 2020

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Why is everyone so angry ?



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This is a clear proof there is no global warming. Its actually getting colder.
Just kidding. This is actually not uncommon in the south of Brazil especially in towns that have a high altitude. A lot of people go to thoswle towns every year in the hopes of seeing snow for the first time.



EnricoPallazzo said:
This is a clear proof there is no global warming. Its actually getting colder.
Just kidding. This is actually not uncommon in the south of Brazil especially in towns that have a high altitude. A lot of people go to thoswle towns every year in the hopes of seeing snow for the first time.

Those people must enjoy being disappointed every year.



To all of the posters claiming that this news article does not do anything to disprove global warming, you do realize that if this thread had been reporting unusually warm weather in Brazil, the first 20 posts by the same people would be using the story as a bludgeon to hammer people over the head about the seriousness of "climate change".  Double standards are not scientific, a scientist needs to be equally thrilled at evidence that casts doubt on their theories as evidence that supports their theories.  When we downplay or ignore contrary evidence and only promote the information that we want to believe is right, then we start to step into the world of cult-like thinking.  This attitude was how the world got atrocities like the Chernobyl meltdown, where socialist governments convinced people that they can do no wrong and that caution was unnecessary.

Now, if we expand the behavior that we are seeing within this thread to society at large.  For example, if society only considers the evidence and news stories that we want to be true and we downplay and disregard anything that potentially goes against our beliefs, you can see how it becomes possible for a vast majority of people to arrive at gravely incorrect conclusions.  Keep in mind that we have had religious cults in past centuries where vast majorities of people were convinced that the world was about to end and they took drastic and extreme action on the basis of this belief.

It is important that we always keep an open mind to the possibility that our beliefs are incorrect.  Even if everybody around you in society and in the media is telling you something, does not necessarily mean that it is true.



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Illusion said:

When we downplay or ignore contrary evidence and only promote the information that we want to believe is right, then we start to step into the world of cult-like thinking.

Here's where your whole thought process falls apart. This isn't contrary evidence to global warming, not in the slightest.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Why is everyone so angry ?

2020, maybe 2021 will be the year to get over ourselves.



John2290 said:
Yeah, there has been a lot of snow in odd places this year but not surprising, it's solar minimum and I can't find anything on Google but I'd have to assume there was volcanic activity recently which would cause this snow.

I've experience with this, In the winter of 2010 and then again in 2011 two Icelandic volcanoes erupted causing ash for months, during the last solar minimum and causing the coldest tempretures I've ever experienced at about 15 degrees celcius colder than we would get in the most extreme winters. I nearly died in 2010's winter cause it went to -22 for consecutive nights and the convection heaters in my apartment couldn't even get luke warm air going, I got this massive fever one night and started sweating buckets and ended waking up the next day, naked and hazy after getting massively euphoric and completely gone in the head but thankfully in my delerium i had the sense to seal myself in the small hallway and aim a hair dryer at myself with no memory of doing it.

Did Brazil or a surrounding country recently have volcanic activity? I remember they had one in 2010 or 2011 also which caused really bad winters in the south hemisphere or maybe it was snowing in South Africa in the summer cause of it, I can't quite remember now. Anyway, this shit happens, it's not new but people act like it is every time, it's cyclical, some cycles are worse than other and there will always be that freak occurrence here and there like those times it rains fish.

it was chile or argentina if i'm not wrong.



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John2290 said:
I've experience with this, In the winter of 2010 and then again in 2011 two Icelandic volcanoes erupted causing ash for months, during the last solar minimum and causing the coldest tempretures I've ever experienced at about 15 degrees celcius colder than we would get in the most extreme winters. I nearly died in 2010's winter cause it went to -22 for consecutive nights and the convection heaters in my apartment couldn't even get luke warm air going, I got this massive fever one night and started sweating buckets and ended waking up the next day, naked and hazy after getting massively euphoric and completely gone in the head but thankfully in my delerium i had the sense to seal myself in the small hallway and aim a hair dryer at myself with no memory of doing it.

Did Brazil or a surrounding country recently have volcanic activity?

There isn't a volcano in Brazil, but if there's been activity over in the Andes, I really don't know. I'm not sure how all this weather stuff works, but it's been a particularly hot year over here, with very few truly cold days even in the winter. A couple weeks ago I was considering bringing a fan to my room because of how hot it was, it's pretty ridiculous that I even thought about that in what should theoretically be the coldest time of the year.

By the way, I'm sorry you had to go through that but glad that you pulled through, -22°C sounds absolutely ridiculous. It's about 5°C here right now, I just went for a shower and the heating wasn't working well so the water was super cold, it was a pretty nightmare-ish experience. So I can't even begin to imagine what it's like over 25 degrees colder.



I always find it interesting when we get snow at times when we shouldn't. And some times we don't get snow when we should.
Last year it suddenly started snowing in May. First time I've seen that here in Sweden.
And the year before, it didn't start snowing until February. (Usually it's November)

DonFerrari said:
Yep it happens from time to time... and we will see people using it to prove there is no global warming.

The hot gets hotter, and the cold gets colder. That's the consequence of the polar caps melting, etc.

Last edited by Hiku - on 22 August 2020