Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Today's Hoot!

As if we needed more proof that global warming is caused by humans, remember that the Stanley Cup was won by the Carolina Hurricanes and the NBA Finals were just won by the Miami Heat.


I think not.
I was kinda thinking it was the "bean and cheese" burritos I had for lunch. Meanwhile Tim Blair spots a beauty:
Reported in The Guardian:
Climate change is bringing animals out of hibernation prematurely, making them lose weight and causing them stress, Italian scientists said yesterday. Spring-like temperatures too early in the year are waking animals up sooner and putting their feeding and breeding habits out of kilter with the environment.
Meanwhile, in Canada:
Bears in the suburbs north of Vancouver have been coming out of hibernation as hungry as ever but later than usual this spring because of a heavier than normal snowpack from the winter. The report Thursday was one of six complaints police said they received about bears in the area that day.
Tim laments that the pesky weather just isn't perfect. Not to worry, I'm sure a little central planning will fix it, just like Russian agriculture in the 80's, so that it's better than average everywhere. And in related news (via Global Warming News Site), the Louisville Courier-Journal's resident ecoweenie makes a shocking discovery:
The Courier-Journal's environmental reporter was shocked to find that he has an oversized effect on climate change. He writes about that discovery today in the first installment of a Web log on science and environmental issues at the newspaper's Web site.
He blamed it largely on a house that is not energy efficient and too many airplane trips, one of them needed to get to a remote Alaskan research center so he could learn more about global warming.
I'm shocked, I tell ya! Maybe he should hang around the house chinking the logs with buffalo chips and stop polluting the Internet.

Then there's ABC which is encouraging folks with global warming obsessions to send them tales of the hot horrors thay have encountered. Ace obliges with a saucy tale entiltled... well, er, how can I phrase it for a family blog? Let's try Global Warming Is Making Certain Sensitive Portions of My Anatomy Very Steamy. His commenters help out with more poignant prose.