Today’s comic is more of a mini-rant than anything, forgive me. I am just a bit weary of hearing ‘gotcha’ proclamations from the global warming deniers because of the unusually cool weather occurring in some parts of the world recently. It’s absurd on so many levels.
For starters, not all parts of the world are experiencing the cooler-than-normal weather patterns. For instance here in Miami and in South Florida we set some record high temperature records earlier this month, right when other parts of the nation were experiencing record snowfall. The (very obvious) point is that you cannot look at a few regions and draw any conclusions, you have to look at the entire world. It’s called global warming people, not northern United States and Europe warming.
Furthermore, even if this ends up being a cooler year on average for the globe overall (as it could), that does not automatically disprove the global warming theory. Global warming theory predicts slow change over very long periods of time; naturally from year to year there are going to be fluctuations up and down. The evidence for global warming (and mankind’s involvement) is still very strong; one cool season in parts of the world does virtually nothing to disprove it.
And yes, I do understand that not all global warming skepticism is this simplistic or idiotic. There are some serious scientists who raise some serious objections. My beef is only with laypeople (and media figures like Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc) proclaiming that the global warming theory has been decisively refuted every time we get below average temperatures anywhere in the world.
Anyway, enough ranting. On a lighter note I am off to see KISS in concert later this evening. Ohhh yeah. Have a good weekend, see ya back here Monday!