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The sky is falling

August 12, 2010 - Blaine Hyska

The Associated Press is reporting that this summer’s heat is a result of global warming.

To me, it appears there is a bias at the news agency.

“From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Iowa and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown. It’s not just a portent of things to come, scientists say, but a sign of troubling climate change already under way,” The AP said.

Then The AP quotes British government climatologist Peter Stott

‘‘There is no time to waste,’’ because societies must be equipped to deal with global warming, Stott said.

Excuse me. Isn’t that the same Peter Stott who was mentioned in the climategate e-mail scandal? You know, the one where climatologists were caught trying to twist their results show that the temperature of the earth is rising.

Why would AP even speak to him?

Meanwhile, Jim (where’s my rain slicker) Cantore of The Weather Channel, is trying to huff and puff his way to a disastrous hurricane season.

Cantore has blamed massive hurricanes on the warming Gulf of Mexico waters.

Unfortunately for Cantore and his climate change pals at The Weather Channel, there have been no massive hurricanes this year.

That doesn’t stop him from trying. Just recently, he emphasized that hurricane season isn’t over and we still could be in for lots for storms.

You could also see a gleam in his eye.

And where was The AP and Cantore last summer, when the beaches were empty because of the cold weather?

We had just one 90-degree day in June. It did not reach 90 degrees in July, August or September last year.

Global warming reports were suspiciously absent from The Weather Channel or AP then.

Take these the-sky-is-falling warnings with a grain of salt.

Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.


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