Saturday, January 06, 2007



Enjoyed the day wearing shorts, and why not? Temperature must have been in the high 60's or higher all day. Great late spring weather. Too bad it's supposed to be winter.

Weather reports cite El Niño (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Ni%C3%B1o) as the cause of this record warmth. Nothing to do with global warming, right? Okay, so explain to me why this El Niño is occurring with increasing frequency and strength. It was considered a South American phenomenon for most of last century. Now it hits North America every couple of years. And years without El Niño, like 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Atlantic_hurricane_season), haven't been exactly normal either.

It's one thing to recognize the source of this warmth as El Niño. It's another to dismiss it as something normal. Sure, El Niño is normal now. But it wasn't normal in North America until the late 20th century and now it's stronger than ever. Hard to just dismiss that.



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What a wonderful spring day


1 Comments:

  1. I'm with you, brother. Our oranges are freezing on the branches in CA. My thermostat is set at 65 degrees, and it's getting a workout. You know, I don't think the president realizes that global warming will inconvenience the top 2% of the population along with the rest of us.

    By Blogger Clifford, at 1/15/2007 03:57:00 AM
     

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