Global warming comes to Florida

Dateline: Orlando, Florida

Caution, bridges freeze before roadways. Although that statement is second nature to those of you who live in New England, it is not something you expect to hear on an Orlando radio station.  But, strangely enough, it was echoed repeatedly here this morning.

By 7am a bizarre (for here, that is) mix of rain/sleet/snow started falling while temperatures hovered around 32 degrees.   Luckily, for reasons I cannot begin to fathom, I saved a pair of somewhat bulky (but none the less warm) ski pants,and two pairs of leather ski gloves.  If we are fortunate, the high temperature today will reach around 40 degrees, with low morning temperatures the next two mornings predicted to be 27 and 24 respectively.  The race now is to get the citrus off the trees before that happens.  I learned from a grove owner this week that if the citrus trees themselves are damaged by a hard frost, it can take up to five years before the trees start producing fruit again.  That’s five years of watering, and fertilizing with no income from the grove.

I know I will get no sympathy, nor do I expect any, from those of you who are accustomed to this weather.  However, in the forty something years I have lived in Florida, this is the second worst winter I remember, and, it’s only early January.  Maybe, if we could get Al Gore to do a fly by in his corporate jet leaving a massive carbon footprint, perhaps this would all go away!

Seriously, though, isn’t it about time that we put this global warming/climate change hoax to bed?  If the recent disclosure of e-mails on this subject didn’t convince you it was a hoax, perhaps snow in Orlando will.

7 replies
  1. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    It figures that an unusual cold snap in FL would elicit an overarching statement on global warming. Perhaps some other place in the world is experiencing a heat wave. But, that would not fit the mind set.

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      When you consider how quickly the AGW fanatics were to latch onto this summer's brush fires in California, or Katrina as evidence for their hypotheses, one cannot criticize the skeptics for doing likewise.


      The bottom line is that the climate of the planet is bigger than any of us, individually or cumulatively, and the sheer hubris required to believe that today's climate is the perfect one is incredible.

  2. tom
    tom says:

    LOL,my sis in Ocala was complaining about the heat not too long ago…

    Take Care,hope some strawberries are left to harvest next month.

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    SOS: it isn't a hoax, it is a fraud.  Or at least it has developed into one.


    Can you burn spanish moss?  😉

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Perpetuating the "hoax" in light of new information, or at least reasonable doubt, introduces a level of maliciousness.


      I subscribe to the old adage "never ascribe to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.  But don't rule out malice."

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