We should’ve listened. And we didn’t. Global warming, or global freezing- it’s all the same, innit? So consider the case of the Willards from Wickford, England. Two weeks ago, they went online to check the temp in Orlando, Florida. Seventy degrees. Off they go. Now? A balmy 44 degrees with a possibility of icy rain or even snow. I recommend a lot of Jimmy Buffett to warm you up. At the very least, here’s the live webcam for Duval Street in Key West. Where it’s 50. Fifty! At least you can see the people looking up at the camera while on their phones. “Look! It’s me, on the webcam at the same time I’m talking to you! Yeah, I’m cold!”
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
See that big green blob down there? Yup, that’s Al Gore. A popsicle version. I know, hard to tell the real thing from a frozen block of ice. So this huge (two ton) sculpture has a Ford F-150 hooked up to it, and- you guessed it. It blows smoke out the mouth. Something to do with ZZZZZZZZZ climate change.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
In Wired. I have no idea
why there are teradactyls in that illustration, but then again, I watch A Flintstones Christmas Carol and my brain doesn’t explode, so it must be cool.
In the meantime, while waiting for the end of 2012 and beyond and if you need a reason to sign up for Twitter, this asteroid alert service could be the ticket.
Asteroids are a serious business once they penetrate the atmosphere; The rock that caused the Tungaska explosion in 1908 was estimated about the size of a six story building. The one that hit the Yucatan 65 million years ago that caused the massive dinosaur extinction was less than a kilometer cubed. And these things are not rare events.
Happy Holidays and look to the skies … don’t stand underneath when a monster flies by!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
So I’m getting loads of mail in response to my post about Al Gore. People are telling me I’ve got the facts all wrong: the world temperature hasn’t gone up 1.5 degrees Celsius in six months, it’s .05 degrees Fahrenheit in sixty years; it’s not true that a piece of ice the size of Greenland broke off from Iceland, and it couldn’t possibly be true, since Greenland is roughly 100 times the size of Iceland. So fair enough. Maybe it was a piece of ice the size of Iceland that broke off from Greenland. Whatever. Listen. You can quibble all you want over tiny mistakes. You can keep calling for more studies, and you can sit around with your thumbs up your butts while the planet keeps getting hotter. Or you can put aside the details and keep your eyes on the big picture. Don’t you see what the skeptics are doing? The tiny details are what the oil companies and Republicans want people to focus on. They’ll just keep throwing these nitpicky things at us, trying to wear us out. Like Al told everyone this weekend at Barbra’s house, these guys are just going to keep looking for tiny mistakes and then trying to extrapolate from those tiny mistakes that the whole theory is wrong. But it’s not wrong. It’s right. Everyone with half a brain knows that it’s right. Anyway. To those of you who wrote in, I appreciate your criticism. But you’re wrong and Al is right.