Monday, January 11, 2010

Struggling to Cope

If it's snowing in the Northern Hemisphere, in the middle of winter, global warming must be a hoax. It's just common sense!

Granted, South Australia recently "issued a statewide 'catastrophic' fire danger warning after temperatures passed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)." And people are collapsing from heat stroke in Melbourne, which "sweltered overnight, with the mercury hovering above 34C for most of the night." And Australian farmers are expecting "massive crop losses" thanks to prolonged high temperatures.

But none of this does anything to change the fact that the UK has been decidedly chilly. Greg Pollowitz has the details of this developing scandal, which you won't hear about in the MSM. Apparently, Great Britain is covered in snow and ice and sleet; these are empirically verifiable phenomena that all honest readers must concede are the polar opposite of "warming." How's that for an inconvenient truth, doomsayers?

A garden-variety liar would leave it at that. But Pollowitz has bigger fish to fry, and so he quotes this dispatch from the frontlines of Teh New Ice Age:

Hospitals have been struggling to cope with rising numbers of patients who have broken bones after falling on icy paths.
Brace yourself, friends, because here's what Pollowitz has to say about this sad news:
"Struggling to cope?" I guess socialized medicine only works properly on sunny days.
Bwahahahahaha! This is funny, see, 'cause there's a natural disaster underway, and many more people than usual are seeking medical attention, and it's overwhelming local medical facilities!

Aren't you glad it it can't happen here?

(Photo via NASA/GSFC.)

1 comment:

rootless-e said...

"Bloch set out on foot [..] At Bray, which was swollen by thousands of abandoned English and French vehicles and other equipment, he found his column and an empty house to rest in. Because there was no fresh water in the coastal area, he had only champagne to quench his considerable thirst" - from "Marc Bloch" a life in History.