“In the evening you say that the weather will be fine because the sky is red. And in the morning you say that there will be a storm today because the sky is red and overcast. You can forecast the weather by judging the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. Matt 16:2-3 (GW)
Yesterday the world’s most famous four-legged weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring. Phil’s handlers told Groundhog Day revelers at Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in Punxsutawney, Pa., that the groundhog had not seen his shadow, meaning winter will end within six weeks, according to tradition.
“I appreciate the question,” Gore wrote on his website.“As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming.”
Gore then quoted an article by Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune in early 2010: “In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.
“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”
In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray plays weatherman Phil Connors doomed to relive Groundhog day, over and over, until he achieves some sort of spiritual discovery.
As long as the earth exists, planting and harvesting, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never stop.” Gen 8:22 (GW)
But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)
Along for the journey
- Al Gore Responds To Bill O’Reilly: Yes, There Can Be Snow And Global Warming At The Same Time (mediaite.com)
- Gore Explains ‘Snowmageddon’ (foxnews.com)
- Punxsutawney Phil Predicts an Early Spring: What Part of Winter Do You Hate the Most? (abcnews.go.com)
- Fierce Blizzard Spreads Snow Over Nearly Half U.S. (foxnews.com)
- Relief on the way? Punxsutawney Phil predicts … (today.msnbc.msn.com)