Are you a global warming skeptic? Well, according to researchers at U.C. Berkeley, after you read their report, you should be “speechless.” They have compiled a billion temperature records dating back to the 1800’s from 15 sources around the world, and by golly, they know for sure that the earth is one degree warmer now than it was way back when. (Well, I have to say, we did have a heckava hot summer here in the Houston area. I think I stayed one degree warmer all summer.)
You can read more about it at “Study Confirms Global Warming’s Existence.” I read the article, but, amazingly, I could still speak. Maybe the actual study is more stupifying. Not sure. At any rate, I was thinking about the temperature gauges outside our house. We have two. Not sure why. We’re not rich or anything, but we have two temperature gauges. They’re not spaced very far apart either.
The only reason I mention this is so I can tell you in all seriousness that those two temperature gauges never agree with one another. Never. How accurate do you think a billion readings in 15 different sources around the world can be? Were they all read in the same amount of sunlight, at the same time of the day, facing in the same direction, etc. What about wind? A cloud that did or did not blow over? A bit of hot pavement nearby? An exhaust fan? On and on…
Too many variables, in my book. Come on, U.C. Berkeley. You want all of us to ride our bicycles to work, I’m sure. Kind of hard to do if you live in Houston — or Chicago in the winter. You need to move along, U.C. Berkeley. Get over it. Ride your bicycles on over to Whole Foods and get yourself some bean sprouts. We’re gonna hitch up our bass boats to the F350 and head to the lake, thank you very much.
By the way, wonder how much that U.C. Berkeley global warming study cost the good taxpayers of California? Just sayin’… Are any of the rest of you speechless?