Sunday, November 4, 2007
Whoa. Colombia's covered in white powder. No, seriously. Almost the entire country of Colombia (39 out of 42 districts) got hit by a freak hail storm yesterday. Parts of Bogota were covered by six feet of ice. Le Monde has got some pictures. Crazy stuff.
What's striking about these stories now is that the first thought I have --and I'm sure I'm not alone -- is that it's a result of global warming. Were there freak hail storms in Colombia before? Heck if I know. But the advantage of the hypothesis that global warming is our fault is that it follows logically that there are things we can do to remedy it. The only conclusion that global warming negationists can reasonably defend, on the other hand, is that we're seriously screwed.