We're not dreaming...

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Dec 08, 2003

...of a white Christmas.

Some parts of Massachusetts got 3 feet of snow this weekend; the whole state is covered by at least a foot. It was the biggest December storm on record.

Last year, we set a record for snowfall over the course of a winter. We're ahead of that pace now.

Oh, sorry; did I interrupt? What were you saying about global warming?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 09, 2003 5:36 PM ET USA

    Greed as well as some natural factors are to blame for global warming. As long as we continue to ignore that greed is the main factor, and continue to find ways of contributing to greed in our own little way in everyday living, the polar caps will continue to melt, and future generations will be left with a world that more closely resembles a world ruled by the devil than the love of God. What a price for future children to pay and have to live because of our own satisfactions !

  • Posted by: - Dec. 09, 2003 11:47 AM ET USA

    The real environmentalists indicate that the current warming started in the 1850s. It's part of the cycle of cooling and warming the planet goes through. You couldn't prove it by eastern Pennslyvania either. Our storms are starting earlier each year, we have more storms and the weather is colder. I could do with some warming right now.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 09, 2003 12:01 AM ET USA

    I think some global warming/climate change proponents do, in fact, argue that the melting over the polar ice caps will lead to cooler temperatures in some places, particularly coastal regions that will be deprived of warming ocean currents. In addition, one consistent component of GW alarmists' predictions is increasingly volatile weather. Of course, as you know, it is not really a data point of any significance either way. Still had to shovel an awful lot of it, though.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 08, 2003 12:11 PM ET USA

    Heh, heh - just so, Phil. What is indicative in the whole 'global warming' scenario is that some of the people advancing this view are the same ones who, 30 years ago, solemnly told us we were in for a new Ice Age! Now if metereologists can't even get tomorrow's local weather right, why should we give any credence to 'experts' who seek to predict the world's climate? As with weathermen, while there may be a 40% chance of rain or a 50% chance of snow - there is a 99% chance they're wrong...!