Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Hell freezes over"

That was the headline in Investor's Business Daily last week when snow fell on Las Vegas, an event that had not occurred in some areas of Nevada since they began keeping weather records 70 years ago.

IBD reported:
The Associated Press claims that the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since Bill Clinton's second inaugural. But after it was discovered that NASA's James Hansen, Gore's chief scientific ally, had been fudging the numbers, the agency was forced to correct its data. The 10 warmest years turn out to be, in descending order: 1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931, 1999, 1953, 1990, 1938 and 1939.

If there's a trend there, we don't see it. So is global warming man-made and an imminent danger? As the snow falls in Vegas, don't bet on it.
Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto weighed in on the climate controversy with his Common Sense corner titled The Cause of Cold Weather Is Global Warming?
So I’m looking at all this wacky weather and asking a buddy of mine who’s an environmentalist -- you see, I live fair and balanced, I asked him, “What’s going on here?" ...

The first snow Vegas has seen in 30 years. Temperatures below zero in at least 12 states in the Midwest and west, the most so early in any year. And all coming after a hurricane season that brought largely bupkis this year.

“It’s all part of warming,” my friend reminded me. You see, his is not a new forecast, just a revised one. Where you can kind of have your environmental cake and eat it too. Where the earth getting warmer is warming, and the earth getting cooler is warming.
Global warming continues to be disputed by scientists worldwide. Winter 2008-09 has just begun.

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