The list covers local
winds and local
weather phenomena including seasonal winds.
friend sent me this list of different wind names when I couldn't remember
the name of the wind in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. It was a
Chinook that was that wind that, because of it's speed, would actually raise
the temperature of the snow and create huge avalanches. I've hiked in
the Sierras for about eighteen years and climbed many mountains also.
Most mountains that I've climbed, I climbed several times, but one little
one, which is great for taking beginners for a breath taking view and a real
good break in workout was Little Baldy in Sequoia National Park. We
would climb this mountain with the beginners and when we had our running
group, unofficially called the Wolfpack, we would use Little Baldy as good
mountain run. The total distance up the steep side and down the trail
was about seven miles and a fantastic workout.
(squall frequent wind that occurs from May through August between
Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of
(northeasterly across central
Africa and the Caribbean)
Aliz Maritime (wet, fresh northerly wind across west central
This is a southern view of Sequoia National Park from the peak
of Mt. Little Baldy. Little Baldy was a fantastic mountain to climb for
beginners or even experienced climbers who just want to see a fantastic view.
Little Baldy is 8044 feet and the trail is about 2.3 miles to the peak. It's
just absolutely beautiful. In the background, toward the left side, you
can see a little sawtooth type of mountain, that is Sawtooth Peak at 12,343 ft.
which I have climbed four times. The mountains are beautiful there, and in
the 1970, the ice at 12,000 was totally gone in late summer. I am
wondering how it was fifty years before that and how it is now?
The background picture
was taking by the Webmaster on the North Pole Expedition of 2003, of the sea ice
while flying to the island of Spitsbergen, Norway in the Arctic Ocean. I
watched global warming happen in my nine years of North Pole Expedition
evolvement. It's real.
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graphs, statistics, and photographs that leave no room for doubt regarding the
reality (not "theory") of global warming as Earth's ultimate
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As we learn about the milestone events that shaped his character
(including his sister's death and young son's near-fatal injuries after being
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campaign and impresses us as a man with a mission, transcending partisan
politics with an impassioned plea for common sense, ethical forthrightness, and
passionate purpose in reversing the harmful effects of global warming through
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taking the high road and discreetly avoiding a full-on assault against the
George W. Bush administration (which has steadfastly avoided "the inconvenient
truth" with obfuscating spin control and policies favoring the oil industry),
Gore effectively rises above political differences with a stern but hopeful eye
toward a better future for our children.--Jeff Shannon
Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with
Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of
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audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case
that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we
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