According to Google Maps, my morning commute should be about 35 minutes. Thanks to the edge of the latest national blizzard coming along during the morning rush, it took me nearly 1-1/2 hours. Ridiculous and further proof that global warming lunatics need to be taken out onto a frozen lake and drowned in some ice fisherman's hole. Seriously, if someone came up to me asking to invest in their unicorn ranch, I'd reach for my wallet before I gave a single farthing to any of the scams Al Gore and his ManBearPig worshipers proposed.
The reason for relating this latest tale of snowy Michigan weather as it relates to the fear-mongering of the ManBearPiggies is this Power Line item, "The Name Is A Clue", which discusses al-Associated Press' utter confusion about the sightings of the snowy owl - get that? SNOWy owl? - farther and farther south.
Now, snowy owls like cold weather. They are white in order to blend in with snow:As I've mentioned here before, to these psychos, EVERYTHING is "proof" of ManBearPig: it gets warm, it's proof that we're gonna die unless we do what the Goreacle commands; if it snows, it's proof that we're gonna die unless we do what the Goreacle commands. They're like little children playing "Heads, I win; tails, you lose! Ha-ha!"
So, why might they be moving south these days? Obviously, because the weather has been getting colder. Global temperatures peaked a decade ago, and this year has seen snow and cold temperatures dipping into the southern states. Here is another story the AP reported on today:LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Well over a million people shivered in ice-bound homes across the country Wednesday, waiting for warmer weather and for utility crews to restring power lines brought down by a storm that killed 23 as it took a snowy, icy journey from the Southern Plains to the East Coast. But with temperatures plunging, utility officials warned that it could be mid-February before electricity is restored to some of the hardest-hit places. The worst of the power failures were in Kentucky, Arkansas and Ohio.But this simple explanation--snowy owls are following cold weather and snow southward--escapes the Associated Press. To the AP, the owl's behavior is a mystery. Maybe a shortage of lemmings is driving the owls south? But no! The lemming population is thriving. That being the case, it's an insoluble puzzle. The obvious explanation, cold weather, is unmentionable.
What's doubly absurd about this is that when species have moved North, the AP and other news outlets have robotically attributed the migration to global warming. Like moths, opossums, and various flora and fauna.
In 1974, when armadillos were moving southward, Time magazine saw a "telltale sign" of global cooling that threatened the survival of humankind. But that was then, and this is now. The media are trying to sell global warming rather than global cooling these days, so if a cold-loving animal packs up and moves south, it can only be a mystery.
Too bad the science is bogus and the books are being cooked in order to create the illusion that the planet is cooking.
In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.The problem sane and truth-seeking people have in arguing this issue is that the facts, like the above link, tend to be technical and complicated to understand, while the delusional ravings of the doomsayers are fronted by vacuous pretty-boys like Leo DiCaprio and awarded Oscars and Nobel Prizes by coreligionists. I've always said that a well-told lie will beat a badly-told truth and in this case, ain't that the truth, Ruth!
I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.” (Emphases in the original.)