More snow = global warming. Also, less snow = global warming.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades.
Forecasters warned that the same system could soon strengthen into a “bomb cyclone” as it rolls up the East Coast, bringing hurricane-force winds, coastal flooding and up to a foot of snow.
At least 17 deaths were blamed on dangerously cold temperatures that for days have gripped wide swaths of the U.S. from Texas to New England.
A winter storm warning extended from the Gulf Coast of Florida’s “Big Bend” region all the way up the Atlantic coast. Forecasters said hurricane-force winds blowing offshore on Thursday could generate 24-foot seas.
Schools in the Southeast called off classes just months after being shut down because of hurricane threats, and police urged drivers to stay off the roads in a region little accustomed to the kind of winter woes common to the Northeast.
Doublethink. Big Brother is love.
In George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984, doublethink is the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely. Doublethink requires using logic against logic or suspending disbelief in the contradiction.
The three slogans of the party — “War Is Peace; Freedom Is Slavery; Ignorance Is Strength” — are obvious examples of doublethink. The act of doublethink also occurs in more subtle details throughout the novel.
Dutch climate priests now say that sea level ISN’T rising (oh really?) because the FLOOR of the sea is FALLING.
The ocean floor is likely sinking due to climate change, rendering sea level rise measurements over the last 20 years grossly inaccurate, Dutch scientists claim.
Researchers from the Delft University of Technology say the sea has risen four percent higher than previously estimated over the past two decades. They published their findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters late last month.
It’s a circular situation, in which climate change spurs glacial melt which leads to higher sea levels and fuller oceans. All that water weight, the scientists hypothesize, warped the Earth’s crust by .1 millimeters per year between 1993 and 2014, the time period surveyed for the study. That may sound insignificant, but when coupled with the knowledge that the sea has risen by 84.8 millimeters since 1993, the picture starts to look much more terrifying.