Wednesday, July 29, 2009

BC's Heat Wave: Mother Nature's Rope-a-Dope

Perusing the blogs tonight, I noticed a comment or two in some threads, noting the BC heat wave as counter-anecdotal evidence of the cold summer experienced elsewhere.

Last I recalled, it is supposed to get hot in the summer, and very hot, here and there for a spell, but that's not really the point I'm trying to make. We used to hear a lot of anecdotal "proof" that it was getting warmer: glaciers crashing into the ocean, heat waves etc. We don't hear a lot of that anymore, mostly because the anecdotal evidence is following the statistical evidence. The Earth has been cooling for the last ten years, and particularly dramatically over the last year and a half, and many of us are feeling it in the cool summers, and brutally cold winters.

So by all means, let's talk about the weather we're experiencing right now. In my neck of the woods we have consistently had colder than normal temperatures for months and months. Not a "wave" mind you, but one steady low.

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