I had the strangest thought the other day while I was playing golf in shirtsleeves and shorts here in October: What do Climate Change Alarmists think on days like we have had here in the Fox Valley this week? An entire week of high temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal ioncreases the likelihood that we will see another one or two tenths of a degree annual temperature increase this year--adding to the impending "disaster" awaiting the planet (until the next Ice Age starts in about 2,000 years).
Do the alarmists call the TV stations to complain about how cheerful and happy the weathermen and the news anchors appear when they talk about above-average temperatures? Do they demand that forecasts of upper 70's to around 80 include a disclaimer that this is "obviously not right and is proof that we have passed the point of no return"?
When they are buying their fair-trade-certified, soy mocha latte in the 100% recycled content cup, do they shoot angry glares at the others in the coffee shop smiling and laughing about the warmer weather? I bet they mutter under their breaths "I hope your great, great, great, great, great grandchildren enjoy going to "Underwater Disney World in what's left of Florida".
As they drive by schools in their Priuses, do they spy the kids running around with no jackets on in the warm sun during recess or gym class and think about pulling into the parking lot to demand the teachers bring them inside immediately to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and to write essays about how "sad they will be" when there are no more polar bears?
At the Farmers Market do they complain to the vendor with the certified-organic, vegan products about how the extended growing seasons will only "put more money into the pockets of those greedy bastards at Monsanto and Archer Daniels Midland with their genetically-altered, drought and disease-resistant super-crops."
And did they cheer when the Old Farmers Almanac predicted a colder and snowier than normal winter for the Great Lakes region this year--because that is "what's needed" to get temperatures back down to "what they should be"--even if it means greater danger to senior citizens trying to clear their driveways and that it will cost low-income families more to heat their homes?
The next time I see a miserable looking person getting out of a vehicle plastered with Obama/Biden and Russ Feingold bumper stickers, I'll have to ask them "How about this weather?"