Is that All Gore hiding under the snow?
With their National League Division Series tied at one game apiece and with no clear starter for Game 3 in Colorado tomorrow night, the Phillies face an uncertain future. But a swath of winter weather that is scheduled to move into the Denver area today could provide some unconventional relief.
It’s not just in Colorado. They are predicting SNOW for Chicago, Il for Sunday. Not just snow, freezing temperatures as well. In Boise, Id the snow is already piling up and what might be the earliest snow days off from school in state history.
If the snow sticks, it would be the earliest recorded measurable snowfall in Chicago. The record was set just three years ago when it snowed on Oct. 12.
The question many in Denver, Co, Chicago, Il and Boise, Id that is being asked recently is what happened to global warming? Funny, the BBC is asking that very same questions as well … “What happened to global warming”?
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
UPDATE I: Gore has been criticized for not publicly debating his position since the release of his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
If Al Gore really believed what he spoke, wouldn’t he run for President and have the greatest platform and bully pulpit to advance his notion of global temperature change? That fact that he never has since he lost to GWB is quite telling.
His optimism isn’t shared by a lot of other folks,” said Tim Wheeler, an environmental reporter for the Baltimore Sun. Gore may have been trying to push politicians to action, Wheeler added.
Conservative groups led by Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow and Americans for Prosperity held a demonstration Downtown that drew about 200 people, including U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Menomonee Falls, who also participated in the conference’s panel discussion following Gore’s speech. The demonstrators worried Gore’s policies would push American jobs overseas.