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I'm no weatherman

October 12, 2009 - Blaine Hyska
The Weather Channel’s Jim “where’s-my-rain-slicker” Cantore cracks me up.

While discussing the hurricane season recently, he seemed disappointed no massive storms were headed Florida’s way.

In fact, he had to admit that it’s been an awfully quiet hurricane season.

His disappointment, it seems, does not stem from the lack of destruction. He’s no sadist.

Rather, Cantore missed the opportunity to sermonize about global warming. Ever the preacher, he gets his chance a few days later. This time he is talking about the flooding in Georgia.

Climate change is all about drastic changes, he says. First it will be severely dry, as Georgia experienced this summer, and then there will be flooding. That’s what we can expect with climate change, he predicts.

I’m no weatherman, but I do own an umbrella.

The doom-and-gloom of global warming is all the rage these days. The rant goes something like this: The Earth will be uninhabitable, and humans are all to blame.

But haven’t there been ice ages before man?

And isn’t there any study out there that would show benefits of global warming?

Wait — maybe there is one.

An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that climate scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are predicting Wisconsin’s average annual temperatures to rise 4 to 9 degrees by midcentury.

That would mean Wisconsin’s weather would be similar to the weather conditions in Missouri today.

Apparently, I missed the stories about Missouri residents deserting their homes because of the severe weather.

I don’t know about you, but I would have enjoyed a few more warm days this past summer.


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