Monday, April 07, 2003
This is why the British drink their beer warm: I thought I'd throw this out before you got to it. It seems that we're not warming up so much as no longer cooling off. A recent comprehensive study argues that between the 9th and 14th centuries, the overall climate was in fact warmer than the "record-setting" temperatures we're starting to see now. If true, this is certainly good news for those that would claim the sky is falling. However, it's equally difficult to believe that our globe can withstand the greenhouse emissions we pump out every day and just absorb it all without some change being inflicted. Perhaps it reinforces the notion that we're not as all-important as we think we are.