McCain-Palin

Some thoughts on John McCain’s bold pick for VP, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

mcpalin2McCain took the wind out of the Dems triumphalist sails after the big Obama speech last night, completely stealing the news cycle this morning.

Despite what Democrats might wish, they cannot attack Palin’s lack of experience without drawing comparisons to Obama’s own paper-thin resume:

  • Palin has been a successful Governor for 2 years, while Obama has been a junior Senator for a little over 3 years.
  • She has cleaned up politics in Juneau and has approval ratings in the high 80%’s, Obama has little to show for his time in the US Senate.
  • She has no foreign policy experience, neither does Obama.
  • She has actual executive experience as mayor and Governor, neither Obama or Biden has any.
  • She’s a Washington outsider, Obama and Biden are both beltway insiders.
  • Obama’s greatest achievement is a slum in Chicago, Palin’s is a $5 billion savings in Alaska’s budget

All these points likely will play in the future, but the one thing that is certain is that the Democrats will lose a lot of women voters.  Not because Palin replaces Hillary in some simple ‘vote for a woman, any woman’ way, but because the misogyny of the left’s reaction to Palin will reveal its ugly face and drive the female vote away.

Already on CNN this morning, John Roberts asked reporter Dana Bash if it was appropriate for Palin to accept the nomination when she has a 5 month-old Down’s Syndrome baby at home.  Imagine if Fox news had said that?

UPDATE:  Obama’s campaign skips any congratulation on her nomination and smears small town America in it’s first attack on Sarah Palin.  Way to stay classy, Dems.

UPDATE #2: Some rumblings about an ethics investigation in Alaska.  I know nothing about it, but again, how can the Obama campaign pursue this with Rezko and Ayers in their candidate’s past?  Biden’s not exactly clean either.  If she is cleared of wrongdoing, the Dems have opened a door they might have preferred remained closed.  I have to believe that McCain’s people are satisfied there’s nothing to the charge for her to get the nomination today.

UPDATE #3: The progressive misogyny beginsAnd she’s a witch.  Lefties, they just can’t help themselves.

UPDATE #4: I guess some Hillary supporters are now in the bag for McCain-Palin.  Bad news for the Obamessiah.

UPDATE# 5: Obama/Biden issue a new first impression and Obama throws his campaign staff under the bus.

It’s Palin!

CNN confirmed that Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin is the choice for John McCain's VP pick.

More later, but this could be a master stroke by the Republicans.

UPDATE:  So far the Palin pick has achieved its first success by replacing Obama's speech last night as today's lead story.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round Up, August 29th 2008

The end of the week approaches, but I’m expecting to be busy tomorrow, so here is the weekly round-up one day early.  Also, I hope that links will now open in new tabs (or windows) so that you don’t have navigation problems.  Let me know if this is better or worse for you.

Before we get into the full throttle denialfest, I want to extend a thank you to those bloggers that help to get this post read each week.  My readership of the round-up increases every week, which I attribute largely to the attention given by folks like Tom Nelson, Skeptics Global Warming and Climate Change Fraud.  Thanks chaps.  If I missed anyone, sorry.  If you have a blog and would like to help spread the denier word, drop me an email .

To business…

Part One: Al Gore and Friends

Al’s big news this week is that he gets to speak to the lefty Mile High Club at the DNC in Denver.  Al’s always happy to speak to people, as long as they aren’t the press.

The weather was supposed to be a balmy 94F for his Denver speech, as predicted by those clever climate models Al likes so much.  Oh, wait, this just in:

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You’ll know by now that Al’s global warming hoax is not going so well, so he’s spending $300 million making sure Americans stay good and scared.  Unfortunately for the Profit Prophet, people don’t like his ads.

Remember Al’s speech where he channeled JFK and challenged America to be fossil fuel free in 10 years?  Ain’t gonna happen.

For once I must give Al credit for something, he has decided to save the planet by killing off his Climate Crisis blog.  Way to go, Al.

Canada’s own Gore-lite, the aging hippy David Suzuki, has an interesting column in which he wants us to worship mountains and live by scrabbling in the dirt.  Or something.  I don’t know what he’s on about, but neither does he, so it’s all cool. Man.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers and Propagandists

In a bid to add global warming believers to her fan base of teenage girls and perverts, Miley Cyrus, a pop-tart, sings an anthem to global warming.

While we’re talking about children, Roger Pielke Sr. notes that teachers are getting a very limited perspective on global warming.  In more despotic regimes this would be denounced as indoctrination.

SGW has a great post about the dangerous idiots that think combating climate change is a good idea, even if there isn’t any.  More from me on the same issue here.

The Washington Post spins so fast it could dry laundry in a different zip code.

AGW believer and academic Naomi Oreskes wonders why climate skeptics still persist.  Her conclusion (of course) is that skeptics are bought and paid for by Big Oil and Big Coal:

“We know where the money is coming from. We know this has been funded
by a mix
of sources including the fossil-fuel industry and particularly
the coal industry…”

Hey, Big Oil and Coal, I’m not getting my checks… what gives?

Polar bears are dying, again.  Every week we have the dying polar bears. They take longer to expire than that chick in the English Patient.  More on bears later in this round up.

The Bjorn Lomborg versus Oliver Tickell spat continues.  So far it’s 4-0 to Lomborg.  Tickell-me-Enviro seems to have dropped his argument in the face of all those pesky facts.  Typical lefty.

Here’s a fun take on the ever-intolerant global-warming muppet James Hansen.

The British Medical Journal has found the answer to global warming, but it’s not a new solution, its another iteration of the green’s depopulation fetish.  They want Brits to have fewer kids.  This is in the UK, not China.  Scared yet?

moppetsAn illustration of the BMJ’s recommended maximum number of offspring

Africa will soon be underwater.  Or parts of it will.  In 2099.  Maybe.  Whatever, it was a good headline, don’t make them explain it.

We’re all dead in 100 months.  I quit smoking for this?  Damn.

ouch2Not how we all die in 100 months, but a useful segway for Part 6.
Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Global warming believers like wildlife.  A lot.  Why then is it OK for wind farms to kill bats and rare birds, but not for oilsands to kill ducks that can’t tell water from toxic waste?  Isn’t that like, Darwinism?

To file under ‘uncooperative history’ we have a story about how recent ice core samples show that pollution was highest 100 years ago.  But, it wasn’t warm back then.  Oops.

A similar story but with older samples is at the BBC.  Let’s see if we can spot the problem in this generally pro-warming story

“What fascinates scientists about the age of the finds is that they
correspond to times when climate specialists have already calculated
the Earth was going through an especially warm period, caused by
fluctuations in the orbital pattern of the Earth in relation to the Sun.”

Hmmm, it must have been all those SUV’s the cave-men were driving around that caused all that warming.  Nothing like blowing a big hole in your own theory.

neolithicsuvsNeolithic SUV’s?

Alarmists against alarmism.  Classic.

It’s the Sun, stupid!

Canada tries to save a species of shark after Canada’s government tried to kill it.

When economies attack, AGW blinks.

People in the UK must pay more for power this winter.  Note to my old countrymen, it’s time for that revolution chaps.

Hybrid cars rock! Not. Australia doesn’t know how to dispose of the nickel-hydride batteries.  Oh, and the Prius uses virtual slave labour.  Take that, Pious owners.

priusPrius, meet reality.
Part Four: AGW in the News

Global Warming and related stories are always in the news, but I save all the best stuff for you.

Family is important, but so is the environment.  So it’s time to get closer to your family with re-usable toilet wipes.  As if we needed further confirmation that greens are all dirty hippys.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes Forrest Gump look like Einstein.  Natural gas is an alternative source of energy, really.

The Irish population dodges a carbon tax bullet.

Laughing at Green celebrities.  Number 5 will likely be all over the reusable wipes.

Two items from Australia:
First is the continued Western Australian ban on GM crops, a senseless pandering to scaremongers.

Second is the decision by Australia’s federal Environment Minister to expand uranium mining.  What’s so great about that, you ask?  Aha! I say, the federal Environment Minister is none other that anti-nuke activist and Midnight Oil singer Pete Garrett.  Reality bites, eh mate?

Dubai has an idea to build a city in a pyramid that would be carbon neutral.  It could hold a million people.  Presumably live ones, rather than the earlier Egyptian model.

dubyramidA Dubyramid?
Part Five: Real Science

Dr. Tim Ball on the madness of geoengineering.

Jennifer Marohasy on how its all too easy to misinterpret the science.

It’s the Sun, Stupid.  Part Deux.

Climate hoaxers are as bad as Nigerian email scammers.  Worse, IMHO.

Tim Blair notices that the planet rarely cooperates with the warmers.

British weather man says the rotten summer is not the fault of global warming.

Is it cold in here, or is just the planet?

Two more scientists join the ranks of the skeptics, here and here.

An appeal to let markets pick the solutions, not governments.

This week’s must-read post is a summary of the global temperature trends for the past 4,500 years.  Or back to when those neolithic SUV bastards screwed up the climate.

Here are the polar bear stories I promised you:

Polar bears are not dying out.  Make up your darned minds, Ursus maritimus.

Also, how can you tell if the polar bear population is up or down if you have no reliable data to base their historic numbers on?  Just askin’.

It’s the Sun, stupid.  Part the third.

Part Six: Global Hottie

I bet you guessed this one from the big clue in Part Two, right?  Wrong!  You thought this was going to be Liv Tyler and the link was Armageddon, I just know you thought that.  But no, this week’s hottie is Tea Leoni, and the movie link is Deep Impact.  I crack myself up sometimes.  Enjoy Mrs. Mulder…

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Have a great weekend.

How Carbon Taxes are Killing BC’s Government

You might remember this post about how the ruling BC Liberal party awarded huge pay hikes to senior staffers, at a time when most people in the province are trying make ends meet under the weight of the new carbon tax.

A new Angus Reid poll suggests that voters in BC have noticed that they are getting royally screwed, and for the first time in a long time the Liberal’s have lost their poll lead to the NDP.

According to the poll, 50% of BC residents opinion of Premier Campbell have worsened in the past two months.  You will remember that the carbon tax was introduced July 1st, about two months ago.  Coincidence?  I think not.  The poll also revealed that only 8% of voters in BC considered the environment the most important issue.  So much for pandering to the global warming hoax.

BC has fixed election dates, the next time the government faces the electorate is May 2009.  I anticipate a complete defeat for Premier Campbell and his wrecking crew, combined with a swift repeal of the carbon tax.

If a carbon tax cannot work on Canada’s enviro-friendly left coast, it is surely doomed in Ontario and the rest of the nation.  Bad news if you happen to be heading into an federal election with a carbon tax as your central platform.  Heh.

Note: Apologies for the odd text format, I can’t get Typepad to fix it.

The Opportunity Cost of AGW

Which of these is the biggest threat today: anthropogenic (man-made) starvation, or anthropogenic global warming (AGW)?

Unfortunately it’s the former, in large part because of the inflated fear-mongering promoted by leaders of the latter.

Global Warming believers pretend that there is no downside to implementing solutions to solve global warming. That we should do these things even if there is no warming.  But all actions have consequences, and unfortunately for the world’s poor, the actions of the green movement already has a high body count.

I’ve heard believers say that unless we act now the climate will kill many millions sometime in the distant future.  But by investing in ethanol, rejecting genetically modified crops and strangling innovation with taxes we are condemning millions to die in the very near future.

I think we should forget Al’s hoax and get back to trying to do the most basic things first, like feeding the world.

LCBO: Green Bully

Ontario has a province-wide communist system for selling liquor, called the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, or the LCBO.  I prefer calling it the KGBO, just because it upsets them.

kgboSocialist Booze Stores R Us

Recent trips to these central-planning nightmare stores has become even more of a chore than it used to be, because should you ask the clerk for a plastic bag, you instead get a lecture on why plastic is bad for the environment.  Really.  It’s their policy and it was the idiot McGuinty’s idea, thinking he needed to combat climate change, global warming AGWor whatever it’s called this week.

Just last week I had some $8/hour moron tell me that I was destroying the planet with my plastic bag choices.  I’d take my business elsewhere, if there was a free market and the government didn’t operate as liquor regulator and monopoly retailer.

It’s another useless spin-off of the global warming hoax that means we can’t even shop without inconvenience.  For the paper versus plastic fight, if you feel like fighting back, here’s all the ammo you need, courtesy of the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The highlights:

  • Paper sacks generate 70 percent more air and 50 times more
    water pollutants than plastic bags.
  • 2000 plastic bags weigh 30 pounds, 2000 paper bags weigh 280
    pounds. The latter takes up a lot more landfill space.
  • It takes 91 percent less energy to recycle a pound of plastic
    than it takes to recycle a pound of paper. It takes more than
    four times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as it does
    to manufacture a plastic bag. Energy to produce the bags (in
    British thermal units): Safeway plastic bags: 594 BTU; Safeway
    paper bags: 2511 BTU.
  • Current research demonstrates that paper in today’s landfills
    does not degrade or break down at a substantially faster rate
    than plastic does. In fact, nothing completely degrades in modern
    landfills due to the lack of water, light, oxygen, and other
    important elements that are necessary for the degradation process
    to be completed.

I’m considering printing these factoids and dropping them off at the local KGBO store.  If I do, I’ll tell you how that works out.

The Global Warming Circus is Full of Clowns

One of the biggest problems for those trying to prop up the collapsing global warming hoax is that the green movement attracts an increasing number of supporters.  That may seem like a paradox, but it’s actually true.

Every activist group and ‘good cause’ on the planet has jumped on to the great global warming hoax traveling roadshow; perhaps to seem relevant, or to support the issue du jour,  or because its a sure way to secure grants and funding for whatever you want to study.

The problem with being supported by so many diverse groups is that many of them are simply nuts.  The claims of what is caused by global warming have become wildly exaggerated, and not just by Al Gore.  As a consequence, sensible minded people have become suspicious of the claims made, and of the solutions proffered.

What other issue can you think of that has brought together human rights activists, communists, Marxists, white supremacists, black activists, peace activists, feminists, Africa activists, poverty activists, evangelicals, Muslims, Wiccans, Buddhists, water-rights activists, animal rights activists, prostitutes, psychologists, ethnic activists, children’s advocates, monster hunters and witches?

On any other issue it would be impossible to get all of the above to agree on what day of the week it was; but the great global warming hoax traveling roadshow has something for every cause to hang its agenda on, and so they unite under Al’s big tent.

Gore’s problem as the circus-leader is that his tent has filled with clowns, and now that people have started to laugh, its too late to change the program.  This hoax is about over, thanks largely to the clowns that flocked to the party and showed it for what it is, a comedy of errors.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Update, August 22nd, 2008

It’s time for the grand denier post of the week.  There are fewer links for you this week, I’m experimenting with the format after I noted that almost 30% of the linkiliciousness I provide weekly goes unclicked.  The hottie is at the end, so why not scroll down and get that out of your system before reading all the denier goodness.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

If you’ve suffered through Big Al’s slideshow movie, you’ll know that the Profit blames the snow loss on Kilimanjaro on global warming.  He’s wrong.  Who knew?

Dennis Miller has a few words for Gore and his acolytes, in his own understated way.  One day Dennis will just say what’s really on his mind so we don’t have to decipher it.

George Soros, beloved of lefties everywhere and royal pain in the arse for everyone else, has been caught being a green hypocrite.  Unless owning large stakes of oil companies is now OK.

Al will be speaking at the Democratic convention this weekend in Denver.  It’s cold in Denver, really cold.  Good luck peddling that AGW crap, Al.

denvsnowDenver in August
Part Two: Cooling Off

A shiny new satellite suggests that a cooling period of up to 23 years could be coming.

A scientist suggests that an 80-year mini ice-age is coming, and a leftard thinks it doesn’t count because the scientist is Mexican.

snowglobe
Some of this was foretold a year ago when people noticed the sun was quieter than normal.  It still is.

If you`re wondering, 2008 is a cold one.  And not in a good way, like Heineken.

Memories of 1975, Time magazine.  Climate change is a part of our planet’s SOP, if you don’t like it, leave.

time75

Part Three: Global Warming Zealots

Proving that global warming is an issue that is a moron magnet, apparently climate change is a human rights issue for womyn now.

Feel sorry for the poor Aussie global warming protestors that froze in the name of their cause.  Or laugh.  I did.

Would the zealots and their Profit Gore do as well with the snale oil sales if the media weren’t in their pocket?

Warming got you down?  End it all and become a global warming martyr.  It’s always 72 degrees in heaven, or something.  If that seems like a bad idea, don’t worry because the hoaxers have you covered.

Some of those IPCC types were embarrassed by one of their own reports this week.  But you can’t read it because they’ve pulled it.

I’ve saved the most egregious moonbattery for last, but be warned – this link is a serious brain strainer.  An excerpt, proceed to the link at your peril…

A sustainable world can also be a happier, saner, more human place. We
can consume less, and free ourselves from the ‘hedonic treadmill’ of
manufactured desires. We can work nearer home and commute less.
Industrial agriculture will need to be dismantled, which means food
will be local, organic, and therefore healthier and tastier.

He doesn’t mention which third of the world’s population he wants to starve to death so he can eat local, but what are such inconvenient truths to lefties?

Part Four: Real Science

It’s a fact that greenies like to say that global warming will kill the polar bears and cause more hurricanes.  Wrong and wronger.

On the topic of hurricanes, Fay is in the news this week, causing havoc in many different landfall locations.  A resulting question is that if computer models can’t accurately predict the path and strength of one storm, how can they be trusted to get the whole climate right?

Coolest link of the week, the must-read, is at Anthony Watt’s page about a Hawaiian volcano and a huge sulphur dioxide experiment.

Denier smacks believer in debate, says believer.  Cool.

12 things about global warming the press won’t tell you.

The loneliness of the long-distance runner has nothing on the trials of a skeptical scientist trying to get published.

A New Jersey politico wants to use actual science to stop bad policy based on the hoax.  Kudos to Assemblyman Michael Doherty of New Jersey.

In a related story about wanting to use real science and not junk, a mutual fund wants to stop the egregious use of ‘climate change’ as an excuse for everything.

Part Five: Global Warming in the News

NBC combats global warming in China by trying to use air conditioning outside.

Bjorn Lomborg brings the heat to a believer.

Greenies are upset that sensible people think nuclear power is a good way forward.  hahahahaha.

An editorial notices the unsettled science debate.

Greens tend to prefer dictatorial methods.  Now we know why.

Tire pressure versus drilling, the facts.

Carbon pain in the UK.

Americans don’t care as much about global warming as they might.  Smart folks.

No windmills in the City; besides shouldn’t this plan have been Chicago’s?

Part Six: Global Hottie

Your tortured link to this weeks hottie is courtesy of Hurricane Fay.  Fay Wray famously protrayed the victim/love interest in the excellent King Kong movie of 1933.  Peter Jackson cast this week’s hottie as Ann Darrow in his 2005 remake.  So, say hello to Naomi Watts.

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Have a great weekend.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Update, August 22nd, 2008

It’s time for the grand denier post of the week.  There are fewer links for you this week, I’m experimenting with the format after I noted that almost 30% of the linkiliciousness I provide weekly goes unclicked.  The hottie is at the end, so why not scroll down and get that out of your system before reading all the denier goodness.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

If you’ve suffered through Big Al’s slideshow movie, you’ll know that the Profit blames the snow loss on Kilimanjaro on global warming.  He’s wrong.  Who knew?

Dennis Miller has a few words for Gore and his acolytes, in his own understated way.  One day Dennis will just say what’s really on his mind so we don’t have to decipher it.

George Soros, beloved of lefties everywhere and royal pain in the arse for everyone else, has been caught being a green hypocrite.  Unless owning large stakes of oil companies is now OK.

Al will be speaking at the Democratic convention this weekend in Denver.  It’s cold in Denver, really cold.  Good luck peddling that AGW crap, Al.

denvsnowDenver in August
Part Two: Cooling Off

A shiny new satellite suggests that a cooling period of up to 23 years could be coming.

A scientist suggests that an 80-year mini ice-age is coming, and a leftard thinks it doesn’t count because the scientist is Mexican.

snowglobe
Some of this was foretold a year ago when people noticed the sun was quieter than normal.  It still is.

If you`re wondering, 2008 is a cold one.  And not in a good way, like Heineken.

Memories of 1975, Time magazine.  Climate change is a part of our planet’s SOP, if you don’t like it, leave.

time75

Part Three: Global Warming Zealots

Proving that global warming is an issue that is a moron magnet, apparently climate change is a human rights issue for womyn now.

Feel sorry for the poor Aussie global warming protestors that froze in the name of their cause.  Or laugh.  I did.

Would the zealots and their Profit Gore do as well with the snale oil sales if the media weren’t in their pocket?

Warming got you down?  End it all and become a global warming martyr.  It’s always 72 degrees in heaven, or something.  If that seems like a bad idea, don’t worry because the hoaxers have you covered.

Some of those IPCC types were embarrassed by one of their own reports this week.  But you can’t read it because they’ve pulled it.

I’ve saved the most egregious moonbattery for last, but be warned – this link is a serious brain strainer.  An excerpt, proceed to the link at your peril…

A sustainable world can also be a happier, saner, more human place. We
can consume less, and free ourselves from the ‘hedonic treadmill’ of
manufactured desires. We can work nearer home and commute less.
Industrial agriculture will need to be dismantled, which means food
will be local, organic, and therefore healthier and tastier.

He doesn’t mention which third of the world’s population he wants to starve to death so he can eat local, but what are such inconvenient truths to lefties?

Part Four: Real Science

It’s a fact that greenies like to say that global warming will kill the polar bears and cause more hurricanes.  Wrong and wronger.

On the topic of hurricanes, Fay is in the news this week, causing havoc in many different landfall locations.  A resulting question is that if computer models can’t accurately predict the path and strength of one storm, how can they be trusted to get the whole climate right?

Coolest link of the week, the must-read, is at Anthony Watt’s page about a Hawaiian volcano and a huge sulphur dioxide experiment.

Denier smacks believer in debate, says believer.  Cool.

12 things about global warming the press won’t tell you.

The loneliness of the long-distance runner has nothing on the trials of a skeptical scientist trying to get published.

A New Jersey politico wants to use actual science to stop bad policy based on the hoax.  Kudos to Assemblyman Michael Doherty of New Jersey.

In a related story about wanting to use real science and not junk, a mutual fund wants to stop the egregious use of ‘climate change’ as an excuse for everything.

Part Five: Global Warming in the News

NBC combats global warming in China by trying to use air conditioning outside.

Bjorn Lomborg brings the heat to a believer.

Greenies are upset that sensible people think nuclear power is a good way forward.  hahahahaha.

An editorial notices the unsettled science debate.

Greens tend to prefer dictatorial methods.  Now we know why.

Tire pressure versus drilling, the facts.

Carbon pain in the UK.

Americans don’t care as much about global warming as they might.  Smart folks.

No windmills in the City; besides shouldn’t this plan have been Chicago’s?

Part Six: Global Hottie

Your tortured link to this weeks hottie is courtesy of Hurricane Fay.  Fay Wray famously protrayed the victim/love interest in the excellent King Kong movie of 1933.  Peter Jackson cast this week’s hottie as Ann Darrow in his 2005 remake.  So, say hello to Naomi Watts.

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Have a great weekend.

Global Warming Hoax, Mini-Update

I’m busy today, maybe tomorrow too, so the best I can do is a few quick hits to point you at:

Climate Change Fraud generously gives its Idiot of the Week Award to a person that could have won the Idiot of Forever Award.  Except that one belongs to Al Gore and is now known as the Nobel Peace prize.

Some global warming believers realize that as their pet hoax theory falls apart under even minor scrutiny that its a good idea to have a back-up End-of-the-World theory handy.  So, here it is: Oxygen Depletion.
The good news is I have a plan to fix Oxygen Depletion and Carbon Emissions.  Stop these cranks from talking, problems solved.

How come all the global warming activist events are always affected by cold weather?  Here’s another oneAnd another.  And yet another.  Don’t they get it yet?

If you want a serious read, here it is: Dr. Tim Ball on the IPCC’s inability to be honest.

Yeah, I guess a mini-update gets you a mini-hottie, so here’s Kylie Minogue.  She’s short but hot, perfect for a mini-global warming post.

kymin1If this isn’t enough for you, please consider visiting any of the fine bloggers listed in ‘Daily Reading’ or ‘Regular Reading’.