'NOAA, part of the Department of Commerce, is going to be providing information to individuals and decision-makers through a new NOAA Climate Service office. “More and more, Americans are witnessing the impacts of climate change in their own backyards, including sea-level rise, longer growing seasons, changes in river flows, increases in heavy downpours, earlier snowmelt and extended ice-free seasons in our waters. People are searching for relevant and timely information about these changes to inform decision-making about virtually all aspects of their lives,” the release says.'
I was brought up in a fringe religion, where one of the most popular games was to pick a story of some disaster, natural or human, from the newspaper, and opine 'Ah, another sign of the end'. The end being the end time before the return of Christ to earth for the big showdown. Every disaster was fair game. Whether is was a night club burning down (which they seem to do with shocking regularity) or a volcano doing its volcano thing, it provided proof certain that we were living in the 'end of days'.
The global warmists engage in the same logical nonsense. Every bit of slightly abnormal weather, hell, even completely normal weather, is posited as yet further proof (not that any is needed; the science is absolutely certain) that global warming is happening, that it is disastrous, and we all need to become subsistence farmers clothed in hemp, riding wooden bicycles in a socialist utopia.
I never found the argumentation for the 'end of days' persuasive, not even as a child. And as an adult, I just find it risible. Same for the Global warmists.
On a side note, Professor Robert Watson of the completely discredited East Anglia CRU and UN IPCC was on the Daily Politics last night, getting a pounding from Andrew Neil. After some particularly intensive questions, Will Self, famously crap writer and druggie, asked Andrew why he was giving Watson such a hard time. 'Because it is my job', he replied pithily.
At least there are a few terriers left in the press! Good on you, Mr Neil.