Monday, April 09, 2007

What Was That About Global Warming?

The Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians have been forced to move this week's games to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, due to snow, which forced the cancellation of the Indians' opening home series against the Mariners. The Indians were leading their first home game last Friday when it had to be called due to heavy snow.

Games at Fenway Park in Boston may also be snowed out.

Meanwhile down in North Carolina, the state is experiencing historic cold, which meant a snowy Easter weekend. Charlotte, NC, experienced the coldest April day in recorded history.

Maybe this is why some global warming alarmists are switching to the phrase "global climate change." That way, any weather at all will fit their dire predictions.

An MIT meteorology professor writes in the latest issue of Newsweek that there is "no such thing as a perfect temperature."

Richard S. Lindzen writes, in part: "What most commentators—and many scientists—seem to miss is that the only thing we can say with certainly about climate is that it changes. The earth is always warming or cooling by as much as a few tenths of a degree a year; periods of constant average temperatures are rare. Looking back on the earth's climate history, it's apparent that there's no such thing as an optimal temperature—a climate at which everything is just right. The current alarm rests on the false assumption not only that we live in a perfect world, temperaturewise, but also that our warming forecasts for the year 2040 are somehow more reliable than the weatherman's forecast for next week."

And he concludes that "The alleged solutions have more potential for catastrophe than the putative problem."

Personally, I'll take the professor's credentials on this issue over those of Al Gore.


Blogger UGN said...

Hey, what's with that Anaheim Angels stuff? The local news channels up here do the same thing, but they are going to get theirs since it looks like the A's are going to be called the Oakland A's of Fremont.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I simply refuse to call them the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (grin).

Youngest son may have a special opportunity to meet some Angels in a couple weeks via Little League!

I didn't know that about the A's --

3:59 PM  

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