Friday, December 19, 2008

A Modest Request

cnn_lou_dobbs_portrait-thumb Here is CNN’s Lou Dobbs’ intro to a discussion about the odd weather permeating the country:

DOBBS: Welcome back. And let's talk about what is happening across this country. The weather is just unbelievable. And let's also talk about what it all means for discussion of global warming. Unusual storms and a deep freeze across much of the country tonight. An overnight storm dumped about three and a half inches of snow on Las Vegas, which broke the previous December record of two inches of snow back in 1967. The normal snowfall for Las Vegas is just about a half an inch for the entire year.

Snow even falling on the beach front community of Malibu, California. The normally sunny and balmy city hit with half an inch of snow, and snow plows cleaning up roads in Payson, Arizona, there, after a winter storm dropped several inches of snow. Snow also falling in the state's higher elevations 10 inches of snow falling in Flagstaff, Arizona. It was snow, not the usual rain, that ensnared traffic on Seattle roads this morning. There could be more snow, we're told, over the weekend, in the northwest.

Perhaps Al Gore now is considering global warming isn't such a problem, because it is unusually warm in his home state of Tennessee. The forecast there calls for a high of 64 degrees in Nashville. Mr. Vice President, be careful.

Of all the bases one might debate climate change, this isn’t one of them. We request that all TV yakkers learn the difference between weather and climate and start the conversation there. Then, debate away. Have at it.

Lou Dobbs. Not sure this picture extended all the way down. If not, it looks like one leg is some inches longer than the other. Is this common in portraiture?

1 comment:

GRLCowan said...

I recently rode a nice stealth flitter to the World Government secret HQ, boron power department, 107th floor, North Tower. Al had to take the elevator 'cause he's fat.

Thus, I can attest that AGW is the second biggest hoax ever.

Still, recent weeks' temperature trends in Perth, Australia and in Patagonia give significant cause for concern. It's like they aren't even having winter down there any more.


--- G.R.L. Cowan (How fire can be domesticated)