My point was that studies actually show us a lot less than direct observation. Ft Lewis is certainly a reputable institution, but in Durango, we regularly make fun of their "scholarly studies". I should have realized the joke would not be appreciated in a wider context, although I have spoken to lots of people from CU and CSU who would make the same jokes. As for calling me "riverhoe", you don't even know me- I'm friendly and nice and that hurts my feelings for no reason. I like to participate and I'm intelligent- what gives you the right to ridicule me?
To be more direct I guess, I should have just spouted my own observations over my lifetime of living in Durango, such as: in 92 it snowed so much the roofs were caving in and they called it the "end of the hundred year drought". In 05 the Animas came up to over 8 grand for the first time since '84 but in '06, we ran it at 300 for all of June and July and the only thing that kept us going was the rain, but this year even with a really late snow (dec 2nd, I think), we came up over 2500 3 times in July, which never happens. So, the point is that while we can proselytize about global warming and look at studies all we want, all that really affects us is what happens this year- so Think Snow and do a raindance in the spring. And don't be rude to people you don't even know. It was the last thing I needed today.
Originally Posted by mr. compassionate
BSOE, this just shows what a dimwhit you are. It's amazing you try to defend such an assinine figure as 1% a year-get educated on the issue it's not dentistry.
As for riverhoe trying to claim it was sarcasm after being called on it-what a laugh.