“Weather story that’s not topping the news”
After receiving our most recent gas bill from National Grid–and picking my wife up off of the floor–I thought back and realized that, “Gee, February was a pretty cold month.” Don Surber (Via Glenn Reynolds) calls this the “Weather story that’s not topping the news.” He links to several stories, here’s one example:
It was the coldest February since at least 1989 (18 years) and possibly 1979 for the nation as a whole, and the month is expected to rank between the 8th and 15th coldest in 113 years of national records. National precipitation trended up 134% over last year with snowfall up 60% over last year. Tornadoes and severe weather were also up with 89 during the month vs only 12 last year. Gasoline prices trended up 6% vs last year and were at the highest levels since middle September.
As Surber notes, “They have politicized the weather. None of the coldest February stories mention climate.” Well, don’t forget Don that there is a consensus that says that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity. All the cool–er, warm?–scientists say so.