Thursday, January 15, 2009

Global Warming - It's a Killer

I met a gentleman that works as a dispatcher for Pacific Power. I made the same dumb observation I'm sure he hears from nearly everyone he meets: "Oh, I'll bet you've been really busy over the last month or so." Sherlock Holmes could not have made a more acute deduction, right?

He said, "This is just the beginning. We haven't even entered storm season yet."

If you've ever seen the movie "The Day After Tomorrow", you'll recall that global warming caused the entire Northern Hemisphere to freeze over almost instantaneously. In yet another example of life imitating art (if you can call Hollywood blockbusters 'art'), this very same phenomena appears to be occurring right now - in the Northwest, in the Northeast, Alaska, the Midwest, even Europe.

The good news is I think we can declare an official end to global warming and finally get back to capitalism. This article from the University of Illinois notes that, among other things, Arctic ice is back to levels not seen since 1979 - when global warming was just a twinkle in its mother's (that would be "Mother Nature") eye.

Really though, we must give credit to the environmental activists. Even though we were told it would take a half-century or more just to stabilize the earth's climate, their dedicated efforts have managed to completely reverse the damage in just a few short years. Bravo!

Now, who can I talk to about possibly warming things up just a bit? It feels like it might snow again tonight.

On a related note - here is a GREAT letter from two days ago to the editor of the Baltimore Sun from a professor at the US Naval Academy, in response to some journalist's story about global warming. We hardly ever hear the other side of the argument. 

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