This winter is not going to be gentle on the D-blog's pocketbook. Global warming my ass. I hope.
Update (10/10/09: Last night's low temp beat Denver's old record of 25 degrees, set in 1904, by eight degrees. Tonight's Rockies playoff game has been postponed. It's cold.
Update II: OMFG. The BBC (yes, the BBC): "What happened to global warming?"
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.A bit of a surprise, the reporter doesn't mention, only because, as everyone knows, the BBC has been one of if not the most consistently AGW-biased outlets anywhere.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.They quote a scientist who says it's solar-related. Fine, fine. What I care about is that if the BBC is saying this, the tide might really, finally be turning.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
So what on Earth is going on? . . .
Cockeyed optimist, I know.