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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Juxtaposition This: Boston Snowfall--New York Underwater

It's easy to forget that under all that snow that's fallen in Boston, there are streets and sidewalks, fire hydrants and mailboxes. 
With 96.3 inches on the ground so far in Boston, this winter is now the second-snowiest winter on record, according to the National Weather Service (the record was set in the winter of 1995-1996 with 107.6 inches on the ground). From the start of this snow season until today, the Boston Public Works Department has plowed 285,145 miles of roadway, put down over 74,862 tons tons of salt, and plowed for 174,248 hours, according to the city. And winter is not over yet.
Yes, and don't forget the temperatures being 25 to 30 degrees below normal (and windchill sending the felt temperature down to -20.

On the other hand, from the Daily Mail:
New York could undergo devastating increases in temperature, rainfall and sea level as a result of global warming. 
This is according to a Nasa-backed report which predicts annual temperatures will increase 4.1°F to 5.7°F by the 2050s and 5.3°F to 8.8°F by the 2080s. 
The frequency of heat waves is set rise to two per year in the 1980s to roughly six per year by the 2080s.
It takes a lot of faith to be a global warming believer:
There is a madness to walking through a blizzard and discussing Global Warming. A theory according to which we should be sliding toward the tropics, awash in fleeing polar bears and Florida style temperatures, instead of frantically shoveling our driveways. 
To believe in Global Warming while stamping the snow off your boots is not a matter of science. It is a matter of faith. The scientist sees what is, while the believer has faith in what he cannot see. The scientist does not see Global Warming in a blizzard. 
The Warmist does. To see Global Warming while walking through a blizzard, is itself an act of faith. 
Every winter, Global Warming advocates stake their bets on a mild winter. And every winter the snow and ice break their cars and shoes, but never their faith. 
Last year the New York Times was predicting the end of snow. This year the New York Times building is snowlogged, but still keeping the faith. 
No matter how much slush trails through its lobby, its writers must continue to show people the pernicious effects of people driving to work and using extra shopping bags. Digging out of a snowstorm and their own lies, Global Warming advocates claim that colder winters are actually another effect of global warming. Which may be renamed to Global Temperatures We Don't Like.

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