Sometimes, it’s a little thing that casts doubt on a supposed truth.
I don’t know how it’s been these past months with the climate zealots you know, but the ones around here have been wallowing in self-righteous certainty lately thanks to the unusually warm winter we had here in North America. Even pointing out the unusually cold winter experienced in Europe isn’t enough to penetrate their mindless certainty that in a few decades, we’ll all need SPF 1000 sun block as we flee the rising oceans.
I used to enjoy arguing with them, but of late, it’s grown tiresome. These days, I may toss out an inconvenient truth — a real one, not the kind climate-pimp and energy-equivocator Al Gore tries to pass off — but it doesn’t even cause them to stop and wonder. They are true believers and nothing can shake their faith. No matter what happens, to them, it is clear and convincing evidence of climate change.
And they’re right!
The climate is changing. It’s been changing since the Earth first had climate. And it will continue to change until the Earth is no more.
Today’s newspaper has a short news brief that further demonstrates how climate changes.
April was second warmest recorded
Forecasters are predicting rain for the first day of May after one of the warmest Aprils on record. Through Saturday, this April was the second warmest on record with an average temperature of 53.5 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton. The record was set in April 1976, which had an average temperature of 55.1 degrees. April also brought 3 inches of rain to Boston, just shy of the 3.6-inch monthly average. Total precipitation for the year remains far below the norm.
Imagine that! Way back in the ’70s, when climate activists were bleating about us heading into a new ice age by the turn of the century, we had an unusually warm April, a record setter. And now, thirty-six years later, we had another! Who could have imagined it?
I’m still waiting for the incontrovertible proof — not computer simulations, mind you — that mankind is causing the Earth to warm, or cool, beyond what it has been doing naturally and cyclically, since before life appeared on it.