Hoboken A.M. Snow Balls 2/11/2010

2/11/2010:

Yesterday’s snow storm sure was fun for a lot of folks – and now the painful process of watching it turn brown as it slowly melts throughout February (it’s predicted to be no warmer than the low-30’s for the next two weeks).

Hoboken Starbucks during a winter storm

Lovely Hoboken Snow!

So instead of the usual type of nuggets that are posted on 411, here are some highlights from yesterday’s massive northeast blizzard instead!

Hope you all have a great day (trying) to get back to normality!

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10 Comments on "Hoboken A.M. Snow Balls 2/11/2010"

upyurs
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upyurs

Did you see that council review on the budget? What a waste on our tax dollars. Heating, lights, paying OT for the video and sound personnel, the city clerk personnel, police OT. Keep spending our money???

bmacqueens
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My opinion is that climate change is inevitable. It always has been inevitable. The world will still be here. So will humans. However, it might get mightily unpleasant for humans to continue living in the places that we have been living in the past 1,000 years.

There are cities buried under the Sahara desert. There are cities lost in the jungles of Central America. There are cities lost in the deserts of the high mountains of South America. And there are cities that were lost in Northern India and the “Fertile Crescent” (ain’t so fertile in all places, not like in the past). All due to our inability to handle the curveballs that the climate threw at us, or that we caused on our own through imprudent resource management (i.e., salinization caused by irrigation, chopping down all the trees, etc.).

All of this has happened before. It will happen again. Whether our society is wise and prudent in how it manages the changes is still an open question.

emarche
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Exactly right, BMac. There is historical precedent that the globe goes through cycles of warming AND cooling – we just need to figure out how to manage the shifts. Incidentally, per your point about cities being lost in the jungles of South America: there is a fantastic book by David Grann called “The Lost City of Z” – it’s a really fun read and, best of all, one of the ill-fated expeditions departs from…you guessed it…Hoboken. In response to bmacqueens who said: My opinion is that climate change is inevitable. It always has been inevitable. The world will still be here. So will humans. However, it might get mightily unpleasant for humans to continue living in the places that we have been living in the past 1,000 years. There are cities buried under the Sahara desert. There are cities lost in the jungles of Central America. There are cities lost in the deserts of the high mountains of South America. And there are cities that were lost in Northern India and the “Fertile Crescent” (ain’t so fertile in all places, not like in the past). All due to our inability to handle the curveballs that the climate threw at us, or that we caused on our own through imprudent resource management (i.e., salinization caused by irrigation, chopping down all the trees, etc.). All of this has happened before. It will happen again. Whether our society is wise and prudent in how it manages the changes is still an open question.
NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

I used to watch Mysterious Cities of Gold as a kid and loved it. It also dealt with exploration in South America. I saw David Grann on The Colbert Report, and I was intrigued by his book. I looked online for more information and came across a sample passage. It was the passage that mentioned Hoboken and I decided I had to get it. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but am looking forward to doing it soon. Your opinion about the book has me even more excited.

In response to emarche who said:
Exactly right, BMac. There is historical precedent that the globe goes through cycles of warming AND cooling – we just need to figure out how to manage the shifts.

Incidentally, per your point about cities being lost in the jungles of South America: there is a fantastic book by David Grann called “The Lost City of Z” – it’s a really fun read and, best of all, one of the ill-fated expeditions departs from…you guessed it…Hoboken.

mooshu
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mooshu

I heard that there will be more snow on the way, this week. Not sure if it’ll get us.

happygolucky
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happygolucky

how does one explain the increase in temps on places like mars?? no humans messing with temps over there. perhaps climate change is a “natural” occurance on most, if not all, planets?!

YipYap
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It can be argued that due to intense farming activities of our early agrarian ancestors over the last 8,000 years and the vast amounts of greenhouse gases we have been adding since the 1800s humans have actually forestalled another ice age.

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