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GREAT LAKES BECOME NEARLY COVERED WITH ICE
Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | JOHN FLESHER

Posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by thackney

From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders - a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew during one of the roughest winters in memory...

As of Thursday, ice cover extended across 88 percent,...

At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, the rock-solid cover has allowed around 35,000 visitors to trudge miles over Lake Superior to explore caves featuring dazzling ice formations. It's the first time in five years the lake surface has been firm enough to allow passage....

Coast Guard icebreaker teams, it's all business. They've logged four times more hours this season than the average for the same period in recent years...

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Indiana; US: Michigan; US: Ohio; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; greatlakes; ice; illinois; indiana; michigan; minnesota; ohio; wisconsin
excerpted for AP
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by thackney
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To: thackney

Meanwhile, Al Gore is absolutely nowhere to be found for comment.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:50:11 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: thackney
Weather is not climate...

Unless it supports the "consensus" narrative.

3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:10 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: thackney

” - - - ice cover extended across 88 percent, - - - “

WOW! That is almost the same percentage as the Federal Tax rate will in be in 2017 to pay for Obamacare!


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:28 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

If you are discussing the whole season instead of days, is it climate then?

Freeze pushes Great Lakes ice cover toward ‘79 record
http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/02/14/icy-great-lakes/5478697/


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:51 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

It’s never frozen 100% on recorded history. I wonder if it can make it this year.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:57:41 AM PST by MNDude
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To: thackney

I hope we negotiate with glaciers better than we negotiate with terrorists. The way it’s going, we’re going to need to pass a UN resolution to keep ice out of the US.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:59:51 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends






"Climate Change" = new term for their hoax "GLOBAL WARMING"!

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8 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:19 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
I heard an climate 'expert' on the radio yesterday. I came in late so I didn't get his name (it was a CBS affiliate). He went into great technical detail as to why we have cold weather (and, yes, it was due to global warming). At the end he proclaim that in the future we can expect either mild or harsh winters. What other kind of winter is there?
9 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:42 AM PST by fhayek
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To: thackney

Time for some “Ring And Run” with Canada.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:47 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: thackney

Lakes that were created by massive glaciers freezing over?

Whoda thunkit?


11 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:01 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MNDude
It’s never frozen 100% on recorded history.

"recorded history" being the key point there. At one time, the "great lakes" were actually a few miles thick ice sheet that extended almost to present day Kentucky.

12 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:21 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: thackney; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Breaking news! It’s cold in Wisconsin.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:55 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Gaffer

he’s eating lots and counting his money’
and thanking GOD Tipper left his sorry ass.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:05:43 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: thackney

Global Warming!


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:12:25 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: thackney

But... but...

Weather, not climate!
Infallible science!
97% consensus!
Global Warming causes cold weather!!
We must stop climate change!


16 posted on 02/14/2014 11:12:51 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Myself? I’m rooting for cheeseburger and fries cholesterol to win out the day.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 11:12:54 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: thackney

18 posted on 02/14/2014 11:14:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Tenacious 1
At one time, the "great lakes" were actually a few miles thick ice sheet that extended almost to present day Kentucky.

Which always is my answer to the global warming folks - "these same people tell us where we are right now was once covered in a few miles of ice. Yes, I am pretty sure there is global warming."

19 posted on 02/14/2014 11:14:23 AM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: thackney

AP Environmental Writer? WTH....


20 posted on 02/14/2014 11:15:48 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: thackney

GLOBAL WARMING!!!! (sarcasm)


21 posted on 02/14/2014 11:19:51 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: b4its2late

Care to guess how he votes?


22 posted on 02/14/2014 11:20:14 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Gaffer

Sure he is, he is claiming that globull warming is causing more extreme winters.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 11:24:17 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: thackney
Has algore picked up his satline/land line on his G-5 a/c to comment? No? Why not?

Paging algore...

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/14/2014 11:28:12 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Gaffer

Let’s strip Albert naked, slap on some ice skates, and make him cross to Canada!


25 posted on 02/14/2014 11:29:51 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Gaffer

Where is Al Gore?


26 posted on 02/14/2014 11:30:53 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (we')
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’d bet if one were to provide a concurrent video of his statements, he would see Gore doing that from the warm confines of a Jacuzzi between mouthfuls of cheeseburgers, curly fries and chocolate milk shakes.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 11:31:14 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Mamzelle

bat gluttonous fastard.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 11:31:58 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: M Kehoe

I submit the reason we are experiencing “GLOBAL COOLING” is because the global warming scientists DIDN’T COMPENSATE for what would happen when we got rid of all the CO2.

Now we need to pull scientists in front of committees asking how they plan to FIX WHAT THEY HAVE BROKEN.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 11:34:36 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
globull warming is causing more extreme winters.

Obvious to the most casual observer.........

30 posted on 02/14/2014 11:38:05 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Al has turned into a pitiable self imposed recluse of Howard Hughes proportions. He rarely ventures out into the sun, his nemesis, and it is reported his skin is becoming translucent, naked he looks like two blue spots and a brown one.
31 posted on 02/14/2014 11:43:27 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: thackney

32 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:09 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: thackney

Open a skate rental and hot cocoa stand.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 12:22:53 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Global Warming caused it to freeze. Global cooling will cause it to melt. Everything the democrats do is BACKASSWARDS. It’s in their genes they are off 180 degrees from kilter.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 12:44:23 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: thackney

See, Cold fusion does exist.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 1:15:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: thackney

45 ducks today on one of the two final clarifiers at the wastewater treatment plant I run. Not sure why they prefer one over the other but thinking wherever they would usually rather be is frozen over.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 1:16:54 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

To get really cold the Arctic Ocean has to melt some.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 1:26:44 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Gaffer
Meanwhile, Al Gore is absolutely nowhere to be found for comment.

Wait... there he is... just updated his Facebook status (not GenderCisQueerNotMaleBiHermaphrodite)


38 posted on 02/14/2014 10:05:09 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: thackney; Liz; AT7Saluki

39 posted on 02/26/2014 4:25:17 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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