Skip to comments.Many didn't warm to snowless holiday (Al Gore supporter says global warming hurt Christmas)
Posted on 12/26/2006 10:17:11 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Jeanine Browne knew something was amiss the moment she strolled into the Public Garden yesterday morning with her 5-month-old whippet, Cocoa . Birds were chirping, the grass was green, and families were playing football in sweatshirts, no hats or gloves needed.
The historic Boston park utterly lacked a key ingredient for classic yuletide cheer: snow.
"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested. "I might as well be in San Francisco if I wanted a Christmas like this."
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>>I want a white Christmas
You know what? Snow can be pretty sometimes--maybe an inch or two. But that being said: I LOVE Global Warming! I love
the weather we've been having (no snow in Boston)...and not having to hear on the radio, or see on the TV:
"Total snow accumulation expected to be..."
"Dangerous driving conditions. If you don't have to be
out, don't go out..."
"A classic nor'easter, with high winds and heavy snow
"Ice will mix in. Better bring a chisel if you want to
get into your car..."
Yeah, I'm in Denver... 28 inches last week... new storm moving in expected to drop in excess of 8 inches... global warming my ass.
True story: December 9, 2005. I work a 6 pm shift at the post office. Knew snow was coming so I left at 2:15 pm(!).
Went about 4 and a half miles, then traffic came to a total standstill on Rt 128, Danvers MA. Thunder-bursts of snow,
but mostly ice...cars couldn't move. Rt 128 was a parking lot and I inched along.
Danvers police were going up to every car (the snow had stopped by then but it was a huge traffic jam, and road conditions were bad) telling people to head home. I called in to work and told them due to conditions, I couldn't come in. So I headed back (went via the access road to a shopping mall.)
Had left for work at 2:15 pm. Got back to Beverly--one town away, 4.5 miles...at 6 pm.
So, 9 miles: 3 and a quarter hours on the road.
In better weather, I can go to Burlington VT (210 miles
away) in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Don't forget, extremes of cold are also indications of global warming. In fact, weather of any kind is an indication of global warming.
Well we got 30 inches of snow in Denver w more on the way.
I'm keeping the car running until this part of the globe heats up.
Just a random thought but has Al Gore ever shoveled snow?
But but - I thought y'all Yankees could drive in all that stuff. At least that's what I hear when we get our occasional heavy wet snow that freezes into solid ice.
I want a palm tree and a parrot.
Forty five degrees in Boston? Wow, I can remember throwing a football outside the house in Mass back in the late sixties and the temperature was almost 70.
Seems like it's really getting colder down there in fantasy land.
Twas on Christmas day.
Warm winters have occurred since the Founders were here, and before too I'm sure. It's not a new phenomenon. It may happen a bit more often now, but I don't think it much to do with us.
I loved not having slush/snow/rain/clouds on my birthday (the 19th). It was a bit cold, but it was bright and sunny and that never happens on my birthday.
I loved driving out to see my dad on Christmas Eve because it was warm and we didn't have to worry about ice/snow on the highways and I didn't have to "bundle" up.
Some people really don't know a good thing when they've got it.
Paging Shelby Scott.
>>Forty five degrees in Boston?
One year on Dec 1st it managed to hit 60. From my back
porch here in Beverly I could see people on Jet-Skis out
in the harbor!
>>I thought y'all Yankees could drive in all that stuff.
Actually there was something on the news here in Boston
about a woman dying of emphazyma and her relatives trucked
in some snow (maybe was actually ice via an ice company)
so she could have her last Christmas be a White Christmas...
in the Boston area, some of us are referred to as Yankees
(esp. of Olde English heritage) but usually that term
refers to a NY baseball team that we DON'T like. :)
Stay warm & dry...just think how cold and wet you would be without global warming ;)
Here in Iowa, temps are moderating. Winters have been warmer, but the summers cooler. Not really warming or cooling, just narrower extremes and more erratic weather patterns.
In the last several years we have had frosts around the 18th of May. Very rare indeed. Our first frost this year was in September. Yet we've also had mild winters, a few years ago I picked salad out of the garden Christmas eve.
Does anyone remember the buttass cold of '93 - '95? I lived in Chicago those years and had to walk 15 blocks to work. I remember many subzero days and a few record low mornings at -25. No global warming those years. Funny how that gets forgotten.