Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Snow Job

The Seattle Times does have a way with the words. First, they refer to terrorists as "ecosaboteurs."

Now, in keeping with the precepts of the Holy Gospel of the Boiling Planet, the Slimes calls our recent winter (which is still not over) "unusual" with an "extraordinary amount of snow." In fact,
Because of the unusual winter, the Legislature appropriated another $5.25 million over the $35 million budget. That leaves a $3 million deficit that will be carried into next winter. State officials are hoping a lighter-than-normal winter could make up some of those costs.

In Washington state, a new climate change law calls for reducing vehicle miles by 18 percent by 2020, 30 percent by 2035 and 50 percent by 2050, starting from a statewide baseline of 75 billion miles per year.
Go figure.


Mattwi said...

Here you go:
UNITED STATES Climate Summary March 2008

The average temperature in March 2008 was 42.2 F. This was -0.4 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 52nd coolest March in 114 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit per decade.

2.57 inches of precipitation fell in March. This was 0.17 inches more than the 1901-2000 average, the 35th wettest such month on record. The precipitation trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.02 inches per decade.

April E. Coggins said...

And just think, the governor wants us to burn the worlds food in our engines in order to appease the weather gods so that we can enjoy even colder, more expensive winters. We even get to pay an extra tax for this brilliant strategy.

Mattwi said...

I'm surprised the Coal miners unions are not beating down the doors to get FT coal liquification more mainstream... South Africa gets fuel this way... The WW2 German army got fuel this way too... Very practical for coal rich countries.