Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It's cold! (Update, not really!)

This weekend, we put a new battery in one of the cars.  It was still starting but we were facing a prediction for -20°F (-29°C) this morning and had some serious reasons for wanting the car to fire.  Besides, the old battery was nearing eight years old so why push our luck?  There is nothing magical about -20°F. It's just that when I was a kid, that was the temp that provoked my mother into full worry-wart status.

So this morning it was an almost balmy -7°F.  This barely qualifies as winter.  Of course the car started—it would have with the old battery! But to hear the climate-change deniers over at Fox tell it, this mild cold snap is reason enough to discredit all the science and scientists who are working to give us a realistic description of what is happening to the atmosphere.

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