Whats Wrong with Mild Winters, Anyways?
When I started reading this Forbes article, I thought that perhaps is was a bit of humour, sort of like Emily Litella's "Whats all this about endangered feces?" bit. No, it is in fact a serious article that says "I'd like to suggest that the debate about climate change include, for once, a fair assessment of the benefits alongside the declamations of harm." The Author goes on to say "For example, cold winter storms kill a lot of people. More people die from blizzards and cold spells than from heat waves." Clearly he was not in Europe three summers ago. He continues: "And once you think about it, there are likely to be other beneficial consequences as well. Life in many places would become more pleasant. Instead of 20 below zero in January in Saskatoon, it might be only 10 below. And I don't think too many people would complain if winters in Minneapolis became more like winters in Kansas City." And then I got to the bottom and found out that Forbes is taking articles from Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Exxon funded gang that brought us CO2: We call it life." ::Forbes, we don't call this journalism. Never mind. For more hilarity, Linton at Hugg found Fox News discussing how Global Warming is all media spin, it is hotter on the coast where the media live, just go to real Fox country like Denver and you will find more snow that you know what to do with.