Global Warming Tin-Foil Predictions
From the Guardian comes the new report that "Global Warming" will cause, at the very least, extreme cooling for places like Europe. This nightmare scenario, straight from the movie The Day After Tomorrow, places the blame on Arctic ice melting into the Gulf Stream, which would result in the decrease of the heat energy that keeps Europe from being too cold.
Global Warming, even if understood historically, can not be the cause for every meteorological event from now into the foreseeable future. The conspiracy theorists who blame everything from this season's hurricanes to recent droughts and heat waves in Europe have fallen into the trap of convenience. Statistics not complying with historical norms--which have been recorded for only 150 years or so in most places? Abnormally cold winter? Plague of locusts? Must be Global Warming.