… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Global Warming

01.05.2006 · Posted in In the news

Is global warming a farse, or is it based in truth? Who do you believe? The scientific community, or George W. Bush?

It is going to hit the mid 30s today in Minneapolis. And it’s January, historically the coldest month of the year for us. Normally you can expect zero degrees, and if you’re lucky, there will be no windchill effect which can lower the temperature another 30 or 40 degrees.

Generally stepping outside in January without a jacket on produces frostbite on exposed skin within 60 seconds. For those of you who may not know what frostbite is, imagine having all of the humidity sucked out of your skin and then putting it into the freezer. What’s left is not pretty. Lubriderm does quite well here in the north.

Katrina was the worst hurricane in years, and there were a record number of severe hurricanes this year. Do you think this may have something to do with the polar caps melting and raising the sea level? Hmmm.

And then there’s my office. We’re in a very old building that actually has one of those things called a boiler in the basement. I don’t know anything about it other than it provides the heat. Well hot-damned if somebody didn’t throw all of the leftover yule logs in there this week, because they’re trying to sweat off the extra pounds we gained over the holidays. It’s damn near 80 degrees in the office and they tell us there’s nothing they can do about it.

Of course, my response to that is that I simply cannot help if I fall asleep – it’s the heat.

11 Responses to “Global Warming”

  1. I have been addressing the same issue for the past two weeks. In Dallas its been close to and up to 80 degrees the past couple of days. Normally we’re supposed to be in the 50s this time of year. But global warming is a farce. Its hot because god is angry at the gays. I learned that in high school during our lesson in theological meterology.

  2. It was in the 50s in NYC today!

  3. If it is that warm in the office, you better take your shirt off. 😉

    BTW, when I lived in Minneapolis, we had warm winters and nasty cold winters.

  4. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do!

  5. Did I mention it was 73f yesterday here in Houston? 🙂

  6. I’ve been wearing shorts and a t-shirt for over a week in Dallas, and it is January!

  7. I’m from the Caribbean. 30 degrees is still pretty freaking cold to me 🙂

  8. It was 80 degrees this weekend here in Dallas.

  9. Yeah global warming is just a rumor. You really shouldn’t talk about things you don’t understand. 🙂

  10. Weird to read this – the air conditioning in our office has been working in half of its capacity since before Christmas and it’s been sweltering here. It seems to be getting hotter and hotter in summer every year.

  11. boston was close to 50 all week.