Wednesday, February 27, 2008


When I was in elementary school all the text books talked about how, based on temperature trends, we were slowly descending into a new ice age. The past decade it's been all about how we are doomed to a fiery death at the hands of global warming. Now we are experiencing the coldest, most snow-laden winter since 1966. Even Red China is suffering it's coldest winter in a century. And how about those quickly melting ice caps that last year were thinner than they've ever been (at least thinner than they've been since 1972 when they started taking measurements)? Well, they've gained their weight back. Makes ya wonder.

A great site, though at times a bit on the heady side, is Junk Science.

Data gleaned from here.


Evan said...

Hadn't you noticed that the buzzword has recently been surreptitiously switched from "global warming" to "global climate change"? This allows people to continue to cite it as the root cause of any weather out of the imagined "ordinary". As if weather has ever been ordinary, ever. Why else would it be the fundamental stuff of human smalltalk worldwide?

Big Doofus said...

There's an ice age alright....IN YOUR PANTS!!!!!

Sorry. I don't even know if that means anything. I just wanted to sound cool.

Uvulapie said...

HIGH-LARIOUS! "Cool"... "Ice Age"... you're a laugh riot!

Me said...

Cha- more like an inferno.

Uvulapie said...

Inferno IN MY PANTS! I think I need an ointment.