Friday, October 09, 2009

It's 19 degrees

In Denver, according to the Post. The wind is howling. Or maybe just whistling insouciantly. But it's cold. Summer ended just three weeks ago, experts say. And this summer was the coolest (temp-wise) I've seen in the quarter-century I've lived out here. Loveland ski area opened earlier than it ever has before (tho I'm not sure the linked story says that), and A-Basin opened today.

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.

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? . . .
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.

Cockeyed optimist, I know.

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