been way too much lampooning of scientifically
climate change (nee "global warming") as a
result of the Snowpocalypse currently inundating
our nation's capitol, led most
gleefully by the evil minions of Fox News. Yes, it's
cold and snowing and
an idiot, yadda-yadda-fucking-yadda. But here's
you may not know...
January 2010 was, globally, the hottest month
in recorded history. (Addendum: As was the following
February, March and April of 2010.)
Yes, we had a couple of cold
fronts in the U.S. make the news this winter
but they were statistically
insignificant. Purely local phenomena.
Vancouver, site of the 2010 Winter Olympics,
doesn't have enough snow for the event. This
is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada we're
talking about. Weathermen there are referring
to the climate as "spring-like"... in freaking
It's 50 degrees today in Vancouver. Gonna be
in the 50s through the weekend, too. Meanwhile,
there's record snowfall in my home town of Dallas, Texas.
to ship all the snow they can into the city via
So, from now on, always use the phrase"climate
change", boys and girls, because
find "global warming" just too difficult
a concept to understand.
While researching this information I also stumbled
upon the fact that sunspot activity has slowed
down so much that it's almost nonexistent.
No one knows what this means, either. I just
hope it's not the Next Big Headache. We have
too many of those already.