Howard Dean says that we Republicans don’t believe in science. Science, he explains, tells us that our breathing, etc., is warming the Earth to unprecedented and alarming levels. A year or two ago, the alarmists were telling us that warm weather and a lack of snow were evidence of global warming. (Rush reminds us here.) That made a certain kind of primitive sense. Today, however, they are telling us–rather feverishly–that cold weather and record-breaking snowfalls are also proof of global warming. Sure. They’re the ones who believe in science, right? “Science” is whatever you need it to be to justify more government power.
Here in Minnesota, we’ve been out of the headlines for a while. Others have been bearing the brunt of a winter that is also pretty formidable here. I heard on the radio this morning that in Minneapolis, we have more snow on the ground than we’ve seen for a number of years. I don’t think anyone claims that we’re getting a lot of snow because it’s so warm. The Minneapolis Star Tribune highlights a Wisconsin farmer who built a snow house in his back yard, measuring 58 feet long, 26 feet wide and 11 feet tall. This is a photo of the interior; it brings back memories of my youth. Back in South Dakota, we liked to dig snow caves, although admittedly they were never quite this large. Click to enlarge:
Once upon a time, science told us that nature is powerful and we humans are relatively puny. That’s a lesson that many seem to be re-learning.
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