Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Embracing the Controversy

Well, snow has come the Seattle area once again. And since it doesn't snow here all that often, one of the interesting things that happens with every snowfall, especially when it's cold enough that it doesn't melt within several hours (or a couple of days) is that people upset about "Global Warming," come out of the woodwork with online denunciations, that usually go something like this: "If the world were actually warming up, why is it cold enough to snow this year, when we didn't get much snow last year?"

I know that this is going to sound odd, but I'm actually glad that human-triggered climate change is the subject of some controversy. Because if things were to the point that it met the burden of proof for the hard-core skeptics to believe that it was happening, we'd be well and truly screwed.

1 comment:

Keifus said...

Ha! I'm still going with "half-empty" myself.