Thursday, December 06, 2007

Doesn't it do anything but snow up here? We've had a blizzard every day for the past two months.

Amongst the myriad of proof signifying the increase in global warming I'd like to point you towards a couple of stories. The first was in today's Big O entitled Big, wet storms may become new 'normal.'

The steamy tropical belt around Earth's midsection, birthplace of the powerful storm that pounded the Northwest this week, is expanding much faster than scientists studying global warming expected.

It's now as wide as climate models suggested it would be at the end of this century, new research shows. The rapid growth is another sign that bigger storms carrying more rain may become the new "normal" in the Northwest, especially in fall and early winter.
Snabby's been blogging about the recent Storm of the Century(tm)
this week.
Apparently those of us in the Northwest are going to see more of this. So we got that going for us.

Perhaps more troubling are the findings of NFL Meteorologists- NFL Meteorologists Warn Steaming Black-Guy Heads Occurring Later Every Year.

NEW YORK—Steaming black-guy heads, the traditional sign of approaching winter for generations of football fans, have been occurring later in the season with every passing year, a fact that may be evidence of a climatic change with long-term effects on football itself, top scientists in the meteorological department of the National Football League said in a study released Monday.

"The phenomenon of weather-related African-American supracranial vaporous emission, or 'Steaming Black-Guy Heads,' as it is colloquially known, occurs when cold dry winter air comes into contact with hot, humid, shaven heads of football players, causing their personal water vapor to condense and rise on a column of heated air," the statement read in part. "It is then observed by network cameramen, who overwhelmingly choose to film African-American players due to the dramatic contrasts that result—especially when the player in question is backlit—and beamed to millions of households during time-outs, replay reviews, and other stoppages of play. The viewers then realize that winter has come to America."
Will it be possible for even George W. Bush to ignore this latest scientific evidence? Only time will tell.


ladybug said...

Ha Ha! Love the "Victorians in their underwear" shot from 7 Brides....

(or how to titillate w/o getting the NC-17 rating!)

I guess more rain is good, because turning into more of a desert (a la Afghanistan, the SW) impacts your food supply....should I start buying brood chickens now?

Swinebread said...

Yeah but there will be huge droughts in the summer.

Dean Wormer said...

Brood chickens would be good.

We're at 900 feet so if we lose the rest of the state to flooding ya'll are welcome to move up the mountain.

Thanks for the 7 Brides idea. :-)

Don Snabulus said...

I am glad that The Onion still has "it." Only they could tie global warming, race relations, and sports together in one commentary.