Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

December 7, 2005

Climate Change

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:08 pm

AP Reports:

Record Low Temps Seen in Parts of U.S.

By CATHERINE TSAI
Associated Press Writer
Dec 07 5:55 PM US/Eastern

DENVER - Bitterly cold air poured southward across the nation’s midsection Wednesday, dropping temperatures to record lows from Montana to Illinois. The mercury dived to a record 45 below at West Yellowstone, Mont., the frequently cold spot at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the National Weather Service said. The old record for Dec. 7 was 39 below, set in 1927.

The cold even extended south to the Texas Panhandle, where Lubbock shivered at a record low 6 above zero, the weather service said.

Global warming is starting to sound like a good idea!

In fact, it could even save lives:

The body of a homeless man was found huddled next to a fence in Denver, where the temperature hit 11 below Wednesday, and authorities were trying to determine if he froze to death. He apparently had shed his jacket in a phenomenon called “paradoxical undressing,” where victims of hypothermia become disoriented and hallucinate, deputy coroner Amy Martin said.

The Denver Rescue Mission opened all available space for the homeless.

Does this mean that those who advocate policies to prevent global warming are insensitive to to plight of the homeless?

Or perhaps it is an issue of church-state separation — “Denver Rescue Mission” sounds like a faith-based organization, so cold weather promotes religious affiliation, so the government must act to stop …. no wait, that’s backwards … perhaps the ACLU should sue the environmentalists by advocating politicies that drive the homeless into the arms of religious organizations?

;-)

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