You have seen the headlines: Europe Closed Again Due to Winter Storms, Snow in Baghdad Second Time Ever, Record Cold Reported Here, Record Cold Reported There, Polar Bears Cuddle with Cubs to Keep Them From Freezing. Now fast forward a couple of years.

April 1, 2017.
Today the New York Times published an article entitled “Hudson Tunnels to Be Abandoned When River Dries Up.” UN scientists predict global cooling will cause water levels to drop 48 feet by 2040. As temperatures cool, much of the precipitation that normally falls will remain in a solid form called ice. The more water that remains in this solid form, the less there will be to feed future precipitation (rain and snow). As this vicious cycle proceeds, oceans will begin to recede and the world will begin to reveal itself. There is little hope for change in the outlook, scientists say.

A minister who recently moved to Florida blamed it on the government. “They lied! They lied!” he repeated. “The government had a program to stop the warming so certain people would die! Now the chickens have come home to roost.”

Economists worry that declines in the value of prime property could precipitate a financial crisis if rich people who own waterfront property default on their mortgage payments. Republicans are holding Obama responsible, while Democrats are blaming Bush. Truthers say Bush wanted to dry up the Gulf coast so Texas would be bigger and Obama wanted Kenya to be a little cooler so he could retire to his home in comfort. We say its because the sun has lost some of its spots. It’s not anthropogenic at all. The climate change issue is just like this post, a lot of nonsense.

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