Wait, a global warming fear monger’s predictions were wrong? Shocker.

Today:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Many Virginians returning to work after the long holiday weekend can expect a messy commute.

A winter storm blowing into the state is expected to dump up to 6 inches of snow in some areas, starting early Tuesday and continuing much of the day.

The National Weather Service is also forecasting several days of extreme cold, which will keep the snow from melting. Strong winds in the western part of the sate were expected to cause blowing and drifting snow.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews started anti-icing operations Monday. The department says crews will be out in force through the duration of the storm, treating icy roads and plowing snow.

September 24, 2008:

Palin’s Big Oil infatuation — LA Times, Robert Kennedy Jr.

. . . In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today’s anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don’t own a sled. But neighbors came to our home at Hickory Hill nearly every winter weekend to ride saucers and Flexible Flyers.. .

Now John McCain has chosen as his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a diligent student of Big Oil’s crib sheets. She’s something of a flat-earther who shares the current administration’s contempt for science. Palin has expressed skepticism about evolution (which is like not believing in gravity), putting it on par with “creationism,” which posits that the Earth was created 6,000 years ago.

She used to insist that human activities have nothing to do with climate change. “I’m not one … who would attribute it to being man-made,” she said in August. After she joined the GOP ticket, she magically reversed herself, to a point. “Man’s activities certainly can be contributing to the issue of global warming,” she told Charles Gibson two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Alaska is melting before our eyes; entire villages erode as sea ice vanishes, glaciers are disappearing at a frightening clip, and “dancing forests” caused by disappearing permafrost astonish residents and tourists. Palin had to keep her head buried particularly deep in an oil well to ever have denied that humans are causing climate change. But, as Upton Sinclair pointed out, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

HT: Real Science

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