What’s Responsible For The Wild Weather?

After an early spring in 2012, the skies dried up in much of the Corn Belt and western U.S. The drought continued last fall and into winter, and cooler temps and recent spring snow have set back planting, but helped much of the country’s moisture situation. This week’s online poll question is: “What’s responsible for the wild weather?”

 

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

Discuss this poll 32

Anonymous
on Apr 23, 2013

Isn't it arrogant of us to believe we mere humans can affect weather when volcanoes, sunspot activity, erosion in low populated areas, and ocean tides cause dust, heat, and tidal waves on scales we cannot even comprehend?

Anonymous
on Apr 23, 2013

Beef eaters are better lovers.

Anonymous
on Apr 22, 2013

It's just one of those things that make farming and ranching so very unpredictable. Having Mother Nature as a partner is a dicey proposition for which there is no choice!

on Apr 19, 2013

Over the last 100 years it seems that the "enlightened" have to find blame in someone for everything that happens.

Anonymous
on Apr 19, 2013

It's Bush's fault!

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

Yep.....The good Lord is in control !

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

The weather goes in cycles, the biggest changes come from the sun. We have seen it all before and we will see it all again. Its snowing today 4/18/13 we need the moisture and I have delivered a lot of May baskets in snow.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

There is a question about what is going on with the weather and if HAARP is contributing to some of it! See what You think, seems a little fishy, some real Extreme weather occurances have happened since 1995, so.....???????

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

All this global warming is someones theory, a theory is a opinion. The weather goes in cycles, records dont go back far enough to tell what happened 500 years ago. It is all up to mothernature and the lord.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

GOD IS IN CHARGE OF OUR WEATHER, ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

What happened to that glacier that carved Yosemite Valley? Warming and cooling cycles have been occurring for MILLIONs of years, taking some 150,000 to warm up followed by 150,000 years to cool off, as best we can tell from the geologic record.

Humans have some 6,000 years of reasonable historical records, and MAYBE some 40,000 years of detectable human presence.

Puts in in perspective that humans don't make much of a difference in weather patterns.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

It is nothing new--this is the way the world has always turned---Mother Nature is in the hands of our God.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

yes i agree

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

Sunspot activity or lack of disperses a variable amount of solar energies ultimately ever changing its affect on everything in its path.
Said another way -- sometimes Al gets more rays than not -- see what happens ? (:

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

The only choice and cause was not in the list of choices. GOD

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

"Jesus answered and said to them . . .
'And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
See that you are not troubled;
for all these things must come to pass,
but the end is not yet. [Still before the Rapture and the 'Apocalypse']
For nation [ethnic group] will rise against nation [ethnic group],
and kingdom [country] against kingdom [country] . . .
All these are the beginning of sorrows [actual translation is "birth pangs"]
[As with "birth pangs" they will grow closer]
(Matt 24:6-7)

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

If one accepts the logic of modern scientific research rather than the worship of a mythogical being, wild weather swings, sharp increases in atmosphere co2, historic melting of polar icebergs, sharp increase of ocean water temperatures all correlate to man made global warming!!!

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

lets be thankful for the moisture. At least we have some moisture to plant in instead of putting seed in dry dirt. Maybe we now have hope of a bountiful crop.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

Weather cycles, always has, always will.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

i agree, god controls the weather

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

I too believe it is God trying to let people know He is still in control.

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

Al Gore

on Apr 12, 2013

yeah, I just read where the Mayan civilization collapsed because of climate change and drought. Must have been caused by all those internal combustion engines they used back around 1000 AD.

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

How many variables influence the climate/weather? 5000? And how do you rank each one of those variables according to the strength of it's influence? The fact is that nobody knows any of this and if a person tells you he knows, he's lying.

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

We have fossils of sea creatures on the arid plains of western south dakota, petrified cyprus trees and glacial plains to the east.So now we are supposed to get all excited because the climate is changing????????????????

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

The weather of the world has been cycling for millions and millions of years, Hence no more dinosaurs. Man has been on earth but a nano-second of its history Pretty arrogant of us to think we could have a dramatic affect on the climatic conditions in that short amount of time.

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

i think a lot closer to 2 or 3 thousand years old, than a million

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

We live in a dynamic system. For as long as we've been keeping records, climate has been variable. Climate will continue to be variable, controlled by forces much larger than a paltry 7 billion humans. You have to laugh at the notion that government bureaucracy, surely the worst example of human achievement, can control reality. Think what we could do if we dealt with the world the way it is rather than hoping for change because we want... uh, what was it we wanted again?

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

I agree that GOD is in control and we can't always understand or see the big picture.

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

Mother Nature works her wonders. Have to remember there is Someone more powerful than us and his name s GOD!

Anonymous
on Apr 18, 2013

i agree 100 per cent

Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

The Good Lord is responsible for it, and if there is "global warming," then it is because He said it would be. By the way, ole Virginia just experienced the coldest March on record.

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