A Mid-Summer Night’s Freeze

July 27, 2005 at 7:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I wouldn’t be a proper Nebraskan if I didn’t write at least one post about our mini-deep freeze of late. Every Nebraskan is legally obligated to comment, to as many people as possible, on every dramatic change in weather patterns. Likewise on any especially stable weather patterns. Likewise on pretty much any weather phenomenon at all. It’s in the Constitution somewhere.

It is odd coming off a long stretch of 95+ degree days and hopping straight to 50 degree nights. Not as odd for me, perhaps, since it got that cool in the evenings in the mountains where I stayed over the weekend. But it still feels funny.

I always enjoy listening to the Global Warming fanatics (both believers and non-believers) during these hiccups in the “normal” weather pattern. Global Warming believers insist that both the heat wave and the cold snap are proof of Global Warming. Non-believers insist that the heat wave is a normal summer occurrence, while the cold snap is proof that Global Warming is not occurring. It’s a beautiful thing, watching the two sides talk past each other.

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