Sunday, May 27, 2007

On the global warming front ...

... Cold snap brings 54 new records.

... Brrr... SA is freezing cold.

... First snow brings winter delight.

... and right here in the good old U.S. of A. - Climbers get the cold shoulder.

Oh, I know: Weather and climate are not the same. But many who are quick to tell me that are just as quick to cite any warm spell as proof the other way. This past January, people were going on about the cherry trees along Kelly Drive blossoming because of the unseasonably warm weather. They should have noticed that the trees native to the region didn't change their schedule. And they might have noted that the phrase "unseasonably warm" is thrice familar because, well, weather is often unseasonable. I continue to think that predicting the climate is about as fool-proof as predicting the weather.

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