Tuesday, January 5, 2010

So, What’s Up with Global Warming?

Weather experts everywhere are saying the winter of 2009 – 2010 could be the coldest recorded in the last 25 years! The past hurricane season was B-O-R-I-N-G! With barely a land falling tropical storm and a minimal amount of hurricanes, the past hurricane season compared to recent years gets a 1 on the notional weather excitement index. What about this past summer? It really was not that hot. I think it was not until August 10 that New York City hit 90 degrees… well, other than those few random days in April. But hey, that was spring. One of the first major metropolitan areas to receive measurable snow this year was Houston, Texas. Wait, WHAT!?!?

So really, what’s up with global warming? Global warming is defined as the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans and its projected continuation. There is no doubt that the effects of global warming are felt in many ways and the above-mentioned weather extremes are just a few.

It is FACT that even though the globe is warming compared to the last ice age; we very well could be headed for another glacial period. Or… maybe not. We really don’t know what the affect of global warming will have on our future… and our kid’s future, and their kid’s future. I mean, if we even make it that far (isn’t the world supposed to end in 2012 anyway?)

Forget the weather-related events... what about food and natural resources? Human health? The economy? Cross-nation disputes?

Just something to think about… meanwhile, enjoy the cold weather; it’s the only weather you’ve got!

Now here’s more on the questionable snowstorm late this week! Keeping our fingers crossed here at The Northeast Quadrant