“What happened to global warming?” asks a headline at the BBC.
Folks in the Rockies are shivering. “Western Montana breaks records,” says a report. Missoula reported a low of 8 degrees yesterday…14 degrees lower than the previous record for this early in the season.
Nearby Idaho had heavy snow last week too. Same thing in New Zealand, where roads were blocked by heavy snow.
In New Zealand, two major North Island highways remain closed after unseasonal heavy snow days stranded motorists for two nights. “Even if this was the middle of winter this is extreme,” said an analyst.
And right now, it’s spring in NZ. They had a spring snowstorm that put their winter snowstorms to shame.
“Forget global warming,” says old friend Jim Davidson. “Get ready for another ice age.” Buy Brazil, he advises; the cold will drive down farm output in North America and Europe.
As the BBC reports, worldwide temperatures are not increasing; they’ve been falling for the last 10 years. No one knows why. Global warming enthusiasts say the trend is still towards higher temperatures. Their opponents say the world is actually beginning a major period of cooling – driven by solar activity, not by man-made carbon emissions.
Who’s right? We get out our mittens and wait to find out.
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