Using the big freeze to deny climate change… stupidity, cynicism, or for the deepest pockets – hide liability ?

The reaction to the polar vortex reminds us it is important to have a citizenry who can distinguish between scientific fact and fiction…Screen Shot 2019-02-06 at 12.50.05 PM

Full Article Link in The Guardian

 

Screen Shot 2019-02-06 at 12.51.51 PMOn this, and most other things he comments upon,  Dr. Michael E. Mann is absolutely, and wholly correct.


I can add something personal about the cold winters in Chicago in the 1970’s, the frozen Lake Michigan that we walked on one kilometre out.  I was given a pair of Sea Otter fur mittens by my fellow Operating Engineer in Local 302a, who I dug trench-line with through permafrost soil.  One yard a 10 hour day, down only 8″.  I had so many blisters!

Digging permafrost is not what you do for pleasure.  It was what I did to pay for my education at Northwestern University in the 1970’s.  I worked alongside Inuit and Tlingit.  Texan, and Canadian.  That summer, I fortunately worked with an Inuit from Little Diomede, who had his wife make me a pair of Sea Otter mittens.  “It gets real cold in Chicago, I hear.  So my wife made a pair for you to take back to school.  Come back with all the fingers.  I’ll need help on that pick!”  We both laughed.


 

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