SEARCH BLOG: WEATHER
We're catching a break for a few days in Michigan. Today the temperature is supposed to reach about 60° F or almost 30° F above normal.
Global warming? Hardly.
Just a typical weather variation for the winter. Actually, it will be about 10° F below the local record for the month of January.The problem is that next week, the high temperature is forecasted to be well below normal again... and the snow that is melting rapidly will, no doubt, be back.
That's the problem: when winters are warmer we burn less fuel for heating and create less CO2, but when they are colder we burn more fuel for heating and create more CO2. Of course, the CO2 part is a problem only if you really believe that AGW is what made the temperature in Michigan go up to 60° F. ...and you can ignore the fact that it has been colder than normal since the beginning of November ...and you can ignore the fact that there has been way above normal snowfall in many areas, including California which was supposed to have snow-free mountaintops this winter...