You would think we never had cold weather before. Or ocean storms. Or heat waves.
Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, every weather event is now a CRISIS! Warnings go out to citizens presumed to be too dim to know to dress up or cool down when the weather changes.
Business-wise, this cold weather all over should be a boon for companies that make products to help us get through the freeze: tire chains, generators, down coats, and other items.
What IFO would like to know is, why aren’t these events greeted with happiness? Not the tsunamis, of course – people die when those tidal waves hit – but both warm and cold weather.
Both of these serve very useful services for us. Some plants don’t do well without a nice freeze. Pests like mosquitos disappear for months at a time, or forever, if we are lucky.
Other plants only bloom when the weather turns hot. Hot weather usually means sunshine – a boon for people needing lots of vitamin D3, which is all of us.
IFO is surprised that people are still quoting the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) – she would have thought they would never show their faces again after all the doom-and-gloom they had been preaching. And blaming US for it, too!
And some warmists are still claiming sea levels will rise melting ice, blah, blah, global warming, blah, blah… And how do they know this? Via computational models, computer programs that predict what would happen to the sea level, or whatever, if various changes in the climate occurred. Simply put: Guesses.
And, yes, they do claim that “greenhouse gases” – i.e. breathing, are a leading cause of the global warming, even though all they have to do is look out the window to see that temperatures are not going up.
There was an ingenious suggestion a few years ago that warming in one part of the world sucked out the heat from other parts of the world, thereby creating really cold weather. Really? Straight face and all. But we guess that little confusing meme got laughed off the world crisis stage.
Investment and lifetstyle lesson: Learn to live with what you have. Prepare for what may happen without going to extremes. Don’t blame yourself for anything you can’t personally control. If you do this, you’ll be fine, come what may.
Oh yes, go see the movie Frozen. It will cheer you up immensely!