Snowfall in Baghdad
The strangeness of it all seems to have temporarily brought violence to a halt as Sunni and Shiite all stopped to take in the unusual sight. As of late Friday afternoon, there hadn't been any bombings, shootings, killings, kidnappings, or anything else reported. It's amazing how the simple things seem to have the most profound affect. Now if we could just convince the global warming fanatics that they're all wrong too, the world would be much better off.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil
Well. I guess that's that then.
I just did a small article on research done at Scripps that shows that there was glacial _growth_ during the Cretaceous Thermal Maximum, IE the warmest climate on Earth in the last 100 million years where the average water temperature was 10C higher than it is now.
Still, if Baghdad wants snow, there's no lack of supply here. I invite them to come over and take as much as they like! In fact, you guys are welcome to it as well! Bring big trucks! Take it! Exclamation point!
Not that I doubt the validity of the result, but did they bother to explain in that research just how they came to the conclusion that 100 million years ago, the average water temp was 10C higher than it is today? It always amazes me how researchers make such bold and definitive claims on things they can't possibly know with any certainty. Especially that long ago.
The research wasn't being done to find out the temperature of the water at any rate, evidently that's already been done (feel free to look it up yourself if you want to dispute the claims, I will side with the scientists who know what they're talking about, even if they could be wrong).
You can't know with any certainty that they can't know with any certainty.
Knock yourself out (this was part of my source).
I think the fact that you have oil buried under the arctic circle is a much more solid indicator that back when that oil was tropical plant life the Earth was MUCH warmer up there than it is now. Which is why these global warming freaks and climate disaster morons always piss me off by being so arrogant as to assume that the climate, right here and now, is the one true and correct climate. Evidence proves beyond all doubt that we've had planet-wide tropical conditions as well as planet-wide ice conditions. We're just in the middle of the transition to the tropical phase again.