April 13, 2007

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK: Snow won’t dampen global-warming rallies.

UPDATE: A reader asks if this means global warming is bogus. No. Here’s a good quote from the article:

“I think that’s an easy excuse, but if we’re really reasonable about it, we’re not talking about individual weather on individual days,” Locke said. “We’re talking about something much larger, on a global scale, which science has been tracking for decades.”

But keep this in mind when they start claiming, as the press inevitably does, that unusually warm days are evidence for climate change. The truth, as I’ve noted before, is that weather is very “noisy,” and that warm (or cold) days, weeks, or even years don’t mean much. And by pointing out the cold weather now, you get people to go on the record about that . . . .

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