I would like to share two items in today's news cycle about the earth's climate. The first is about January 2006 being the warmest on record in the U.S. The other concerns some Russian scientists who are predicting a mini-ice age for the upcoming middle part of this century. They compare it to the Little Ice Age which occurred from 1645 to 1705 and froze the canals of Holland solid.
I for one am very happy to have been able to save energy this winter due to the much warmer weather southern Utah has experienced so far. I like it when I can use solar radiation to heat my home instead of using natural gas which is very expensive. This warmer sunnier weather also makes me feel better and puts me in a nicer mood.
Should I brood because it is currently 55 F and delightfully sunny? I'm getting a tan and there are little buzzing honey bees in my office, in this second week of the month most dreary! Bring on more record breaking heat and we'll save even more energy and I'll get even happier. Who says this is bad or good and why? Long term predictions about the supernatural powers of the air is a tricky business ya'll, so I personally vote for a warmer planet rather than a colder one. Just my preference, that's all.
So let's hear it for Global Warming in my usually cold and windy Great Basin valley in February! It can warm up all it wants to.
January breaks records: http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/02/07/D8FKGOE80.html
Future ice age: http://upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060207-041447-2345r
The Little Ice Age in Europe