Thursday, January 31, 2008

Big chill ...

... One Snowflake in a Blizzard. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

... PROFOUND COLD. (Hat tip, Dave Lull, who reports that, In Superior, Wisc., it's "17 below (45 below wind chill) this morning and there's a promised high of 0.")

Then there's this: Snow storm brings China to a halt.

And this: UPDATE: Jerusalem grinds to halt as snow falls.

Nothing of note weather-wise to report from Philly, however.

Update: Well, that was fast.

Also, check out this: An experiment that hints we are wrong on climate change.


  1. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Most scientists who are not directly involved in what is essentially a professional controversy (akin to the print vs. blog lit review dustup) believe that it's not an either/or choice among climate change theories. All of these proposed factors could be working in a multiplicative fashion to increase both the magnitude and frequency of climate change. What happens when increased CO2 levels interact with the solar activity/ cosmic ray phenomenon? We're about to find out during this century.

  2. Well, that's pretty much what I have been saying all along. While I claim no scientific expertise, I am not scientifically illiterate, either, and I've spent a lifetime observing weather very carefully (a personal interest of mine). What has bothered me about this has been the distinctly unscientific dogmatism on display. Genuine science, it seems to me, tends to provisional when it comes to grand claims.