Global Warming and the Snowpocalypse
Every snowstorm, ice storm, blizzard, squall- brings out Facebook posts, Tweets, exposing the grand conspiracy of “Global Warming.” I’ve had friends and family post this tripe. Sometimes I engage them. Sometimes I ignore them ( this may be part of the problem). The argument boils down to this; its cold therefore everything is fine. Today schools across the state of New England and even New York are closed to prepare for the “Snowpocalypse.” The news is touting this as the biggest storm in years. Doesn’t a lot of snow mean that “Global warming”is lie? Well, no.
Part of the problem is the term itself. According to NASA “Global warming” “refers to the long-term warming of the planet. ” Modern science has tried to re-brand this issue as “Climate change.” The world is still getting warmer. In fact “Global temperature shows a well-documented rise since the early 20th century and most notably since the late 1970s.” The problem is essentially the same, but “Climate change” implies that we have more than just heat to deal with. According to the National Wildlife Federation “(it’s) making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, hurricanes stronger and droughts more severe.” Their website also goes on to say, “Many areas are seeing bigger and more intense snowstorms, especially in the upper Midwest and Northeast.” Translation: lots and lots of crappy weather.
Today’s big storm is brought to you by self delusion. Plain and simple.