My son has a snow day tomorrow—no school—for the twentieth time this year. That’s an entire month of school missed because of snow, cold, and ice.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am 100% certain that weather like this is completely unprecedented in my lifetime (stretching back into the 60s). In short, this is the worst winter I have ever seen in my entire life: I mean, 20 days of school missed?!? An entire month? That’s just unheard of, and I have lived in some snowy places (Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and – not quite sure this qualifies, actually: Seattle). We have had more subzero and single-digit temperatures here (to say nothing of the wind chills) this year than in any of the ten years we have lived in this area.
And I am supposed to believe that this is a consequence of global warming? Pardon me for having difficulty cramming the round peg of your theories into the square hole of real life, but I have a tremendously hard time wrapping my head around this notion that global warming can be the cause of colder weather. I mean, what does it take to falsify this theory, anyway? I have heard it named as the cause for everything from hurricanes (of which we have had fewer in recent years, contrary to the assured results of modern science) to rape to warts to gout to my lousy dancing. What will it take to falsify this theory? Look at this ridiculous list and tell me with a straight face that there is not something seriously wrong with the science here.
Meanwhile I have to put on more warm clothes for this “warmer weather” we seem to be having.