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Snow and Global Warming

I knew this was coming. Who’s surprised?

From TP;

Last night on his Fox News show, Sean Hannity claimed that the recent spate of winter snow storms in the Washington, D.C. region clearly means that the planet isn’t warming. He then attacked Vice President Gore, calling his anti-global warming advocacy “hysterical”:

HANNITY: And tonight’s “Meltdown” is brought to you by the D.C. snow storm, you know, the storm that dumped about two feet of snow on the Washington area over the weekend causing thousands of power outages and keeping many people home from work today. And it’s the most severe winter storm in years, which would seem to contradict Al Gore’s hysterical global warming theories. […]

Pretty unbelievable. I bet the snow even kept Al Gore’s jet from taking off.

Because of the recent snow storms in the Northeast, many conservatives like Hannity have taken the opportunity to take cheap shots at Gore. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and his family mocked the former Vice President by building an igloo on the National Mall and calling it “Al Gore’s new home.” And Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) joined in as well,tweeting today that, “It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries ‘uncle.’”

As the Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has explained, “winter snows do not invalidate the reality that the planet just experienced the hottest decade on record. Scientists have been warning for decades that global warming would increase the severity of winter storms.” And a recent National Wildlife Federation report has found that winter storms are getting fiercer even as the season gets warmer.

Climate expert Dr. Jeff Masters notes, “It’s not hard at all to get temperatures cold enough for snow in a world experiencing global warming. … Global warming theorypredicts that global precipitation will increase, and that heavy precipitation events…will also increase,” he said, adding that this “occurs because as the climate warms, evaporation of moisture from the oceans increases, resulting in more water vapor in the air.” Indeed, the IPCC has said that atmospheric moisture has increased 5 percentover the last century.

By |2010-02-10T12:25:05-04:00February 10th, 2010|Environment, Party Politics|Comments Off on Snow and Global Warming

Cowboys still look awful

You have to work hard in the NFL to look as bad as the Cowboys have over the last four weeks. The Cowboys won their first three games this season. It is hard to absorb the fact that the Cowboys fans can look back at the opening game against the Cleveland Browns as the highlight of the season!

For the second game in a row, the Dallas Cowboys’ defense has looked pretty good. They did give up several long runs to Brandon Jacobs, but they were able to create some turnovers. Eli Manning had only 147 yards passing.

Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line continues to be awful. There are several other words that could be used — abysmal, disgusting, putrid…laughable. They are so bad, one has to wonder how they’re actually getting paid as professionals. Although Brad Johnson played like a 60-year-old quarterback, it seemed as if he was being hit from the time he arrived at the football stadium. Marion Barber continued to run hard,despite of the fact that there were no holes.

After a 35-14 whipping, the Dallas Cowboys find themselves in the basement of the NFC East. If they are going to salvage their season, they must fix their offensive line.

By |2008-11-02T23:23:46-04:00November 2nd, 2008|Music|Comments Off on Cowboys still look awful

Disaster in St. Louis

I’ve been writing lately explaining all the ways the Dallas Cowboys rolled over and played dead for the St. Louis Rams. But then this week’s post would read almost exactly like last week’s post. I guess that the only difference was that this week is special in that the teams did not suck. I wish I could think of some other differences.

The defense was atrocious. No, that is not right. The word “atrocious” implies that the defense actually showed up. The St. Louis Rams had not scored more than 20 points in any game so far this year. Yesterday, in the first quarter, the Rams had more than 20 points. Sure, there were a lot of excuses. The offense turned the ball over. The St. Louis Rams a short field. Tony Romo was hurt. Roy Williams (the safety) was hurt. The receiver, Roy Williams, doesn’t know the offense yet. There are a million excuses. Unfortunately, you can’t win football games with excuses.

After the first drive, the offensive line was porous. Brad Johnson did not appear to have read the same playbook as the rest of the receivers. There’s really nothing positive to say.

That’s about it. 34 -14 was the final score. The game just really wasn’t that close.

By |2008-10-20T06:52:06-04:00October 20th, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on Disaster in St. Louis
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