Dress Appropriately

On Climate

“Since Al Gore released his feature-length cartoon, “An Inconvenient Truth,” in 2006, the Earth has cooled about 0.74 degree Fahrenheit, almost the same amount that the U.N.’s climate panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims was gained in the entire 20th century.”–Investor’s Business Daily Editorial, ‘Nuts’ to Copenhagen, September 30, 2009

It should be noted that this relatively rapid cooling since 2006 occurred even as the economies of those countries signing on to the Kyoto Accord were severely impaired (e.g. Spain’s), and that man-made carbon emissions continued apace without any apparent negative impact on the environment that could be measured.

On Weather

“No one on the Prairies and in parts of the U.S., like Colorado, is thanking Mother Nature for some record-breaking chilly weather.” (Emphasis added.)–Blurb accompanying Global News video , posted October 13, 2009

The records set were in some cases the coldest in 100 years as reported. A Major League Baseball playoff game had to be postponed for the cold and the game was started in freezing conditions.

On Politics

“A provocative public awareness campaign is hitting the streets in 20 hotly contested federal ridings, urging voters to pressure the Harper government to do more to fight climate change on the eve of a major international summit in Copenhagen.” (Emphasis added.)–NationalPost.com, October 13, 2009

Quite possibly the Canadian public ought to be aware of some of the other facts about climate change. Let’s hope that Prime Minister Harper responds to any pressure by asking the provocateurs to provide evidence for dangerous climate change.

As a bon voyage to the world’s leaders and emperors on their way to Copenhagen in December let’s remind them to double check that they are properly dressed for the weather. Emperors and other fools ignoring this advice could freeze their private parts.

©Copyright 2009 Edward Podritske

4 thoughts on “Dress Appropriately

      1. No, you’re only looking for evidence to disprove global warming. If you look at all the evidence, it overwhelmingly shows that global warming is a real problem.

        As far as the Colorado story, I live in Denver. The day before the canceled game, it was in the upper 50s. I was out playing tennis in just shorts and a t-shirt.

        1. To Ben Hoffman:

          The only thing overwhelming so far is the consensus of opinion on global warming. Even granting it were a real problem as you say, the solution is not to be found in politics, which again is my point.

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