SEARCH BLOG: CLIMATE
We all are tempted to use specific examples in support of generalities we believe. I'm as guilty as the next guy. However, specific examples are appropriate when there are enough of them over a long enough time to provide a sample of sufficient size to extrapolate to a generality.
When discussion turns to climate change, one must be careful to allow enough time to see the larger picture.
For example, has the arguable global warming [aka climate change] resulted in an increase in record high temperatures? Not in the 50 U.S.Over in Europe, the global warming crisis is illustrated by the SNOW CRISIS.
- In 2003 there was too much snow and cold
- In 2005 there was too much snow and cold
- In 2007 there may be too much snow and cold
There was snow on the dock which, while not a crisis, was certainly unpleasant. The waders were neoprene, but the gloves were not... so my hands each simulated five Popsicles on a cold hamburger by the time I got done.I guess I'll have to wait until 2009 for some pleasant winter weather around here. Then we'll get that global warming... instead of this in November.
And it doesn't get much better for awhile....
But it's only a little below average... 0.6° C or so.
No, we won't have to worry about setting any record high temperatures...