Monday, January 25, 2010


The weather in Rhode Island today would best be described as "monsoon season." It got up to near 60 (degrees Fahrenheit, I mean), gusts of wind as high as some ludicrous number of miles per hour, rain all over the place, isolated flooding, and so on.

Now, it's entirely possible that this weird January weather is just a fluke, not indicative of any larger pattern. But when you have to say "It could just be a fluke" almost every goddamn day, it's not a fucking fluke. It's a pattern.

I have a friend who refuses to accept the science behind anthropogenic climate change, specifically, to hear him say it, because Al Gore is profiting off of talking about it. Similarly, I refuse to believe that oil gives off energy when burned, because Texaco makes money off of it.


JRB said...

You are a very wise man, my friend.

Ethan said...

Yeah, well, it takes one to know one.