US Senator Jim Inhofe's (R-Oklahoma) family had a little fun last week in DC after the snowstorm, when they built an igloo and put a sign on it, "Al Gore's New Home". In Inhofe's mind, global warming is a liberal plot to wreck the US economy. Look-ee here!
But the weather in the Pacific Northwest and Rockies is wrecking the Inhofe/Limbaugh plot line. In Seattle, the runoff is now forecast to be about 74 percent of the 30-year average, and the lowest since 2001. In northern Utah, "The Surface Water Supply Index (SWSI) is currently at 28 percent of normal, meaning 72 percent of years had more water available." In Vancouver, BC, the US Senate's Global Whiner could experience global warming first hand. The biggest change in world records at the Winter Olympic Games is the warm weather.
The El Nino cyclical weather pattern is being blamed for this winter's unusual weather patterns. But climatologists have long contended that global warming woud add extreme variability to 'normal' climate patterns; including the odd winter rains in South Florida. I'm sure that Limbaugh, Palm Beach's most famous pill popper, knows that. It takes a lot of drugs to make you believe global warming is a conspiracy theory, don'cha think?