Thursday, February 8, 2007

Snow

It finally snowed last night. Already February, and this is the first real snow, other than a minor dusting a couple of weeks ago. And yet my father still calls global warming a "theory." (But that's a whole other debate that goes beyond the scope of this blog.) As I walked to work today, the uncommon sight of sunshine glinting off fresh snow stirred up thoughts of skiing. For someone like me who didn't grow up with real winters, memories of snow are forever intertwined with memories of ski trips. No past experiences of commuting through ice and dirty slush, no episodes of trudging through snowbanks to get to school, just recollections of good times playing in the white stuff. So today, while countless drivers gritted their teeth against the painful commute, I walked on with a smile on my face.

4 Comments:

Blogger Chuck said...

Global Warming is not a theory, it is a fact - certainly over the past decades. But Global Warming caused by man is a theory and has never been proven. Climate change is a natural phenomenon.

February 8, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Eric Johannsen said...

Here's scientific proof that humans drove cars and operated factories in the 11th century (after all how else could things have globally warmed up back then?)

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GB25Aa02.html

February 8, 2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger Tommi said...

If you say that people don't put 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide into atmosphere every year and if you say that carbon dioxide is not more transparent to visible light than infra red then you are talking about religion. When you put these two things together you get warming that is completely natural physical phenomenon caused by man. Every time climate has changed there has been a reason. Is your logic that because it wasn't cars last time it can't be this time either. With this logic anything can be explained in any random way I happen to choose.

February 9, 2007 3:09 AM  
Blogger Possumtown said...

I'd like to see a Global Warming Snow Globe.

February 9, 2007 11:41 AM  

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