Where’s that global warming?
Europe shivered in some of the coldest temperatures seen in decades Wednesday as the death toll topped 80 and countries battled to clear snow from roads and railways.
Tell ya what. It was a bit bloody nippy here this morning, too. A balmy -8C to be pricise (according to my smartphone).
Andrew Bolt on Monday asked where all the warming had gone the past 15 years.
Ah! Climate change, you say. Yeah, but it hasn’t cooled much, either. In fact, looking at the graph in the above link, temperatures have been pretty static.
But bingers, you’re leading this post with news about record cold that’s killed <strike>80</strike> 83 people so far. Dudes and dudettes: decades doesn’t mean squat on a planet that’s 4.3 billion years old and to think that so many people think they are so self-important that their trace contribution to a trace gas can somehow…
Tim Blair the other day linked to a bloke – a Harvard physicist in case you’re wondering – who asked what historians will write about us when looking back at this ridiculous hysteria.
My two cents?
They’ll wonder how so many people could grow up – and I use that term loosely – having read tales such as Henny Penny and not see the connection.
Ho hum. As Zombie notes after reading an Ice Age doom and gloom book from the seventies, “The “solutions” prescribed to solve both Global Warming and the looming Ice Age are exactly the same.”
Sometimes I wonder if we’re only a generation or two away from freaking out at solar eclipses again.
One more thing. It’s -8C here and almost a full 30C warmer in my hometown. And everybody’s doing fine despite the massive differential.
Lady bingbing tells me it was -24C (eek!) near the DMZ this morning. We’ll never know how many North Koreans perished overnight.