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Old 6th February 2008, 13:04   #16
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Hope we have snow in Mahabaleshwar next year .. Then we dont have to head north to Manali / Shimla etc just see the snow.
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We are having very pleasant weather too. It was 24C at 11AM today. Usually it starts hitting 30s by Jan. Visitors are finding the weather very surprising.
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Old 6th February 2008, 14:03   #18
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Default Climate Change !!

I do not mean to be a dooms day prophet !
Dont all these exteremities in weather mean something !

What can we do to slow down climate change!
  • I insist that I car pool with my boss at least once a week (Del-Ggn)
  • I use my bicycle when ever I need to run an errand nearby.
  • Use my car only when I really need to. Use my car for atleast 6 years (hmm maybe 4 for sure), before buying a new one.
  • Ensure its running as lean as it should be.
  • Continue Air drying laundry for sure, as most Indians do
Also being environmentally concious does not necessaryly put a damper on an auto enthusiast,..only elevates the playing fields.
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Old 6th February 2008, 14:31   #19
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Hope we have snow in Mahabaleshwar next year .. Then we dont have to head north to Manali / Shimla etc just see the snow.
If you have snow in Mahabaleshwar I'm sure we will have a lot more to worry about than seeing snow.
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Old 6th February 2008, 14:39   #20
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Chennai was pleasantly cold this "winter"... the temp gauge hung in the low twenties. very nice and chilly.
but now the suns out with vengeance! not looking forward to the "Summer"
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I think its nice to be blessed with such temp, BUT i think its hight time human beings think as to what they SHOULD be doing, OR it will become very unpleasant and uncomfortable in couple of years.

Yes do your bit to stop the climate change!
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I don't get it!

All these news reports show that this is the coldest in 40 or a 100 years.
That means 100 years back snow did fall in Baghdad, 40 years back it did go to 7C in Mumbai.

So why do we think its climate change.

Maybe its just a big weather cycle turning around.
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Not sure its related to climate change..

After all Bombay did have its lowest temperature many decades ago. We still have to catch up with 7 C temperature recorded sometime in 1920 0r 30.
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If you have snow in Mahabaleshwar I'm sure we will have a lot more to worry about than seeing snow.
Chill (pun intended).. I was only joking.. Besides, Mr George W Bush wont be in office next year .
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The weather is amazing.. esp early morning bike rides.. lets hope the summer is not as extreme as the winter.. it will be too much to tolerate..
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Its exactly the opposite here in Chennai.
The summer's waking up and my usually cold Ikon's AC was straining today.
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Actually, I am worried how summer would be down south!
Its already very warm in Bangalore...
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It's warming up. Ooops! I mean heating up down here in South. Hilly areas have already started noticing the wells drying up.

There were some blessed showers in some parts to keep things under control. But OH MY GOD!!! What is happening??? I would be glad to understand if this is just a climate cycle.
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Not sure its related to climate change..

After all Bombay did have its lowest temperature many decades ago. We still have to catch up with 7 C temperature recorded sometime in 1920 0r 30.

We can continue denying it.... but its going to catch up with us sooner than later !! Climate change is not one event, it is a chain of them.
Not all caused by man ! However we do play a huge role.

Numerous facets of this change are felt on the very quality of lives we lead. Things that we take for granted like rain or the air we breathe ,..or even something as simple as being and feeling healthy....all of them are based on the very health of our delicate ecology....which I must say is far from livable in our cities at this point.....!
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I have stayed in Mumbai one winter in 1991 and at that time the min. used to be around New Year, which was comparable with early Nov in Delhi (where I live). I had to go to Mumbai twice in the last month. On 27-12-07, it was quite hot; but when I went there on 24-01-08, it was cold and I did not have to take off my suit. So definitely, it is good news for Mumbaikars, and hope that the cold weather stays for some more time, and causes a decline in car AC usage.
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