Dept. of Take That You Damn Hippies

Story from Edmonton Sun:

Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.

Vendors and presenters from various eco-friendly groups, including Bullfrog Power, CO2 Reduction Edmonton and the local solar energy society, crammed into a lone tent in Hawrelak Park after a blizzard forced them to abandon their original locations.

Meanwhile here in Vancouver:

All that April snow this weekend was more than surprising — it was also record-setting.

The flakes that fell across the Vancouver region Friday night and Saturday represent the latest snowfall ever on record.

It was very little snow, though I was shocked to see it on my lawn yesterday morning.  More ice really than snow, but then it melted by the afternoon, then snowed a little bit again last night, was there like frost this morning, gone already (1 pm).  Weird.

But please no write ins with the “global warming is a lie” (the Edmonton Sun article linked above invokes that meme).

Nevertheless, I don’t want to go into a whole take on the actual theory of global warming (i.e. increase in average worldwide air temperature not weather patterns), but the argument is made that the melting up north of the icecaps is actually releasing trapped pockets of cold air and frigid water that is coming down the river streams and ocean, thereby changing local climate–i.e. cooler due to warming elsewhere.

Published in: on April 21, 2008 at 12:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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