First we had the global warming expedition to Antarctica that got stuck in ice and had to be rescued via helicopter. (The rescue ship then got stuck in the ice, too.) Next we had a blizzard across much of the northeastern United States. Now it’s Minnesota, a place where cold weather in January isn’t usually newsworthy. But today Governor Mark Dayton announced that all Minnesota public schools will be closed on Monday due to extreme cold. Normally school closings are determined by local districts, but the governor has statutory authority to close public schools in case of emergency.
What’s the emergency? Extreme cold: the high temperature on Monday in the Twin Cities suburb where I live is forecast to be 17 degrees below zero.
Sure, it’s only weather. But it is almost as though fate were mocking the warmists. Not only are temperatures in the deep freeze, we can’t generate many extreme weather events, either. Tornadoes in the U.S. are at a 40-year low, and we are currently enjoying the longest stretch on record without a category 4 hurricane making landfall in the U.S. Such placid weather is welcome; now, if it would only warm up!