The current temperature here in the Minneapolis suburbs is ten degrees below zero. The high today was three or four degrees. Last night it got down to twenty below zero. So it's winter; what else is new? The snow in my neighborhood is piled as much as twelve feet high.
In Cancun, United Nations bureaucrats are at it again, scheming to redistribute our wealth on the pretense that their efforts have something to do with the weather. Their current theme is that developed nations should adopt rationing as a way to reduce standards of living. The call for rationing, of course, doesn't apply to United Nations climate bureaucrats. Americans For Prosperity apparently crashed the party in Cancun:
Before the advent of the modern environmental movement, National Review founder Bill Buckley used to proclaim with a glint in his eye that a liberal is someone who wants to reach into your shower and adjust the temperature of the water. Man, oh, man, was he right. The liberals' environmental agenda has brought Buckley's satirical thrust uncomfortably close to reality. See, for example, the Wall Street Journal article "A water fight over luxury showers." Stephen Power reported:
Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre, an ecologist with the agency. He warned the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already smaller than what we've measured," said agency ecologist Dan Fagre.
AccuWeather.com - Weather Blogs - Weather News A powerful storm of historical proportions is aiming at much of the Northeast Thursday into Friday and will follow up to a foot and a half of snow through Wednesday over upstate New York and western New England. This second storm will be nothing short of a monster. Even in [...]