i tell ya, there aren't too many things that get under my skin. lately, though, all this snow has caused the stupid to come out in people: "where is global warming now?", "bring back global warming!", or some such status updates like that have been all over facebook or blog sites that i like to read.
i suppose i learned a while ago that you can't argue with stupid either. so, i don't. i just keep my mouth shut and shake my head. (and keep a mental record of who is saying them because i know who is "stupid"!)
folks, global warming isn't a hoax. you can listen to rush or fox news all you want, but if you really want to learn something, you need to open a climate book and READ. don't take their word for it. educate yourself. learn about the Milankovich cycles, the way the earth wobbles on its axis, the way the plates move and land is created and how that affects the ocean currents - how the oceans disperse the temperature around the globe and how those land masses affect the global climate. learn how the climate record is studied (what are indicators) and what "has been" in the past, so maybe YOU can better understand what is happening now and in the past 100 years.
hey, maybe you can even learn about el nino and understand why we are having a cold, wet winter, and why that IS a sign of a warming ocean (which causes a strong el nino)!
people. please. don't be that person.
just as a disclaimer, this blog isn't stating my opinion whether or not humans are to blame for the current rate of global warming - global warming is a natural process as shown through the geological record, however the past 70 or so years has had a rapid increase in temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide - some scientist attribute that to humans and the industrial revolution.