Last month, the industrialists who oppose action on global warming were heartened by subzero temperatures in the Eastern half of the United States. Making the old mistake of failing to understand the difference between weather and climate, they triumphed: “Global warming my foot!”
They asked: How could Al Gore and his crew of pointy-headed scientists actually believe in global warming? Couldn’t they feel how cold it was outside?
All the while, the pointy-headed scientists at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration were busy actually measuring and recording the temperature around the nation. Yesterday, they released their results: January was warmer than average – not colder than average.