- Politics and Social Issues
Global Warming is Cool
Here it is December 2012 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and it's sixty degrees out. I had to take off my long-johns and put on my shorts. Opened the windows and back door. Isn't that wonderful?
This is like Atlanta weather, where I left. They had great weather there, one of their many attributes, and my Daughter was born there. Between fifty and eighty degrees all year long. A little snow flurries around Christmas and that was it with the white stuff and the cold. Very cool in my book. Maybe one day I can lay in the sun in January, like I did there. We got snow a couple days ago, that's sufficient for the holidays.
I dread winters in the north east when I was a teen here. Sure the snow was fun, fun up to a point, then after I found the weather boring and depressing. One can only do so much with it, then it's time to come back inside, warm up and recuperate from the near-death experience. Winter is a time when Nature dies, it's no wonder I feel this way about this weather. So Global warming is an answered prayer for me. Bring it on, I say. And anyway, it is the way it is, as it is today, no need to panic and run with the dooms-dayers, enjoy the warm weather. And it's not like we are the only planet in our solar system that's changing. It's just that we are the lucky ones. Some planets are getting colder, and that's what we don't need.
- What climate change is happening to other planets in the solar system
There are three fundamental flaws in the 'other planets are warming' argument. Not all planets in the solar system are warming. The sun has shown no long term trend since 1950 and in fact has shown a slight cooling trend in recent decades.
Nothing to be sorry about, I've always been one to look on the bright side of life. Some are so caught up in the thorns they never see the beautiful bloom. When some see an end to the World, I see a new beginning. Some are worried about an old calendar ending, I see other old calendars from Egypt that don't end but go on and on and on, just like the battery bunny. Some see alien invasions, I see them as star brothers and sisters who've always been by our side. Some fear the unexplained and panic for the hills, I'll wait for a better answer, or a new way of thinking about the unexplained.
Think of global warming as a blessing. If there is more warmth on the planet, I think there will be an extra month or two, maybe more, of the growing season around the world. And guess what that means, yep, more food can be grown. Which means less people will be starving. It also means there will be more good jobs available and less government jobs. But yes, the government jobs that were started from the global warming scare by 'what's his name' will be lost. So much for what fear has done to the people!