Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fox6 Milwaukee Goes All Global Warming

It had to happen sooner or later. With a 1-hour hole to fill at the 9:00 PM slot, Fox6 Milwaukee made the decision to unleash their Junior Meteorologist, who told us all about how Global Warming will affect Wisconsin.

We got pictures of a relatively-treeless savanna, and were told that the lakes would largely recede or dry up. We're told that deer-hunters will have to go to Canada. And on and on and on and on....

Then the anchor pops back in to advise that 'fewer and fewer scientists disagree with the theory of Global Warming.' Evidently, that's "fair and balanced."

Somehow, they forgot to mention this:

For the second consecutive month, temperatures across the continental United States were cooler-than-average, according to scientists at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Drought conditions improved in some areas, but large parts of the nation remained in moderate to extreme drought. October ranked as the 12th wettest October when compared with historical precipitation records for the month.

The October 2006 temperature for the contiguous United States (based on preliminary data) was 0.9 degrees F (0.5 degrees C) below the 20th century average of 54.8 degrees F (12.7 degrees C). After a record warm January through August period, this was the second consecutive month of below average temperatures.

The combination of a cooler-than-average September and October dropped the year-to-date national temperature from record warmest to third warmest for the January through October 2006 period. The record warmest January through October occurred in 1934.

So after all these decades of Global Warming, how come is it that the record warmest North American summer was in 1934?

4 comments:

shana said...

They just can't admit that the Earth has ADHD. It can't stay still. It's constantly turning and tilting and rotating in orbit, and they just don't want to spend the money on the amount of Ritalin it would take to calm things down. ;)

Anonymous said...

Has anyone asked the Chicken Littles of Global Warming to step up to the plate and kill themselves so as to save the rest of us from burning up the planet with greenhouse gases? Just a thought.

Amy said...

We'd better watch our tongues. Those who support global warming have actually suggested Nuremburg-style trials for dissenters.

Anonymous said...

Certainly the industrial revolution has had little effect on our environment. Pumping billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere is probably a good thing.