Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Cool It on Warming

AP Photo/Rapid City Journal, Chris Huber
President Obama wants global action to fight climate change "while we still can." His warning continued with the grim admonition that the climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it.”

This from a man who stated that his nomination as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate "was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal..." As usual, it seems that Mr. Obama overestimated his effectiveness right from the start.

The actual data is quite a mixed bag, with variations of hotter and colder temperatures in various regions across the USA. For example, South Dakota had its earliest snowfall since 1888 on September 11, 2014. Yet the Western states suffer continuing drought conditions. This variance probably explains why "global warming" has been conveniently reclassified to "climate change." Because really, the idea of "global warming" in places like Rapid City, South Dakota, would be a hard sell right now.

Look, I don't know what the real deal is on "climate change." I don't think anyone else truly does, either. At the risk of proving myself a politically incorrect heretic, I have a few questions on the subject. Could so-called "climate change" possibly be "weather" in a state of flux? Can we ever see real "global" change actualized without huge, developing countries like China and India going green? How seriously am I supposed to take "limousine liberal" politicians and celebrities that fly hither and yon preaching climate doom while simultaneously leaving gargantuan carbon footprints in the wake of their private jets?

Just some of my thoughts on the weather. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine before it's illegal.