Global warming is settled science, according to Barack Obama, Al Gore, and the rest of the progressive smart set in Washington, DC. Their only solution is more government – taxes, regulations, mandates – all throttling the American engine of innovation and commerce. Regardless of what we see on a daily basis, including record setting snowfalls, their assertion of catastrophic global warming is what we must believe.
Much like Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, or the Easter bunny, global warming is a fantasy created by leftists to gain control over the levers of power, not only within nations, but on a world wide scale. A warming planet is such an apocalyptic event that no single nation can effectively stop the planet’s imminent demise; instead, treaties, accords, and the United Nations are needed to control all nations. With unelected and unaccountable power-hungry bureaucrats in charge.
The modern environmental movement reminds me of the golden ring in Lord of the Rings,
“One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
and in the darkness bind them.”
The magical ring of climate change hysteria to rule the world and drive it into darkness.
As fall is transitioning into winter, it’s time to take a look around us and answer the question posed by the climate warriors, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” What do our eyes tell us?
Let’s start in Texas, still warm over the hotly contested Beto-Ted slugfest. One of the few states not counting and recounting ballots in an effort to create the desired result, Texas had early snow. As reported by one of the Houston news stations, “It’s official. According to the National Weather Service, that Houston has recorded its earliest snowfall ever observed — and not just by a day or two but by 10 days!” Note the words “ever observed”.
Also from the news article, “For the second year in a row, we beat both New York City and Boston for the earliest observed snowfall.” Help me here. When typically warm locations are colder than normal, how exactly does that support global warming, rather than global cooling?
Speaking of New York, the Big Apple was a bit cooler than expected despite excitement over electing a young female version of Bernie Sanders to the House of Representatives. Several days ago, New York City was hit with an early snow storm, “At Central Park, there were 6.4 inches of snow as of 5 a.m. Friday — the biggest one-day November snowfall in at least 136 years.” That was about the time cars were invented.
The snow lead to gridlock, abandoned cars, closed bridges, and Mayor Bill de Blasio and the rest of the city were, “Caught off guard.” Of course they were surprised. The planet is warming, not cooling, and who in their right mind would expect a major snow storm in mid-November? If only Mayor de Blasio could ban snow as he wants to ban guns.
Not only New York but the entire Eastern US was slammed with snow. An Accuweather meteorologist noted, “It is one of the earliest big November storms ever.” No climate change explanation was offered.
Here in Colorado, global warming allowed ski resorts to open earlier than normal. This headline might be an inconvenient truth for Al Gore and other climate warriors, “Colorado ski areas to open early for 2018-19 season.” How can this be? “The early openings come as more than 4 feet of natural snow fell last week and cold temperatures helped with snowmaking conditions.”
Just four years earlier, a New York Times op-ed asked, “The End of Snow?” pining over Colorado ski mountains turning brown and dry. The writer offered up the typical solution, “Nothing besides a national policy shift on how we create and consume energy will keep our mountains white in the winter — and slow global warming to a safe level.” National policy means big government to the rescue. The writer was quite certain as well, “This is no longer a scientific debate. It is scientific fact.”
Once upon a time it was also scientific fact that the earth was flat, that the sun revolved around the earth, and that bloodletting was the optimal treatment for most diseases.