Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Global Warming – Also Known As Summer (A Little Rant)

Have you noticed how every summer the global warming debate really heats up (pardon the pun)? Yes, maybe some discussion happens during other times of the year. But the chatter gets really loud in the late part of June and continues through the fall. Why? Because it’s so darn hot! It’s 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Waco today. When it’s that hot it is real easy to convince folks that there might be something to this global warming thing.

It was pretty smart to bring the “Cap and Trade Bill” to congress in the middle of summer.

One congressman to another, “Man it’s so hot. Those polar ice caps are melting you know?!”

“Man, you’re right it was so hot today when I went to the café at lunch. It’s so hot! We’ve got to stop this global warming thing.”

“Oh, I know! Let’s pass the Cap and Trade Bill!”

“Dude, what a good idea!”

It’s not global warming! It is a season we call sum-mer.

Global warming is especially convincing when most people do not have a clue about the history of global weather. Did you know that the earth was much warmer 4,000-7,000 years ago? That’s during the time the pyramids were being built. The Medieval time period was a mini ice-age. Throughout history the earth has constantly experienced warming and cooling cycles. What we need to do is adapt and stop complaining about “it” in the heat of summer.

I heard about this book today. It looks pretty interesting. If you are interested in the global warming debate, it might be helpful to check out what this expert says.

Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media By Patrick J. Michaels

1 comment:

Anne said...

hahaha! I totally understand where you're coming from :) So funny. Silly people complain about the cold all winter and then tout global warming 'come summer. Sheesh.

And speaking of hot summers--so far we're not having one up here. It's been cool and rainy most of the past two months. Go figure, huh? :)