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January 11, 2010

Rasmussen: 64% Say This Is the Worst Winter in Years; 50% Say Global Warming Not Man-Caused Disaster

50%? Yes, 50%. 34% say it is.

A couple of other global warming items I've been meaning to get to. First, EdwardR. objects to Al Gore's magical thinking. One element of magical thinking involves counting confirmatory evidence while ignoring counter-evidence. This is why some people think that horoscopes or psychics actually have some sort of insight into reality -- they seize upon the (general, broad, nearly-universally applicable) stuff that seems to apply to them, and quickly forget about all the stuff that doesn't apply.

Al Gore is a confirmed horoscope-adherent:

"And by the way, our weather sure is getting strange, isnít it? There seem to be more tornadoes than in living memory, longer droughts, bigger downpours and record floods. Unprecedented fires are burning in California and elsewhere in the American West. Higher temperatures lead to drier vegetation that makes kindling for mega-fires of the kind that have been raging in Canada, Greece, Russia, China, South America, Australia and Africa. Scientists in the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Science at Tel Aviv University tell us that for every one degree increase in temperature, lightning strikes will go up another 10 percent. And it is lightning, after all, that is principally responsible for igniting the conflagration in California today."

And what's he ignoring? Oh, like, everything. Like the coldest winter since eighteen-naugtety-aught or whatever. And to that point, Dave at Garfield Ridge sends this picture of England:

Cool Britannia, baby. The whole island is covered by snow.

Now, is that real? I have to admit, I'm skeptical, but lefty-ish site Gizmodo says it's real so I'll take their word for it.

But seriously, there's a matrices of coldening going on with a high level of connectivity to freezing my taint off.

We have to treat Global Warming as every bit the threat that jihadism is. In just 100 years, the Pacific Island of Vanutu might experience a higher-than-normal tide or something.


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