Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Global warming alert!
MaineToday.com | News Update: Brrr! Farmers' Almanac says cold winter ahead: "Households worried about the high cost of keeping warm this winter will draw little comfort from the Farmers' Almanac, which predicts below-average temperatures for most of the U.S.
'Numb's the word,' says the 192-year-old publication, which claims an accuracy rate of 80 to 85 percent for its forecasts that are prepared two years in advance.
The almanac's 2009 edition, which goes on sale Tuesday, says at least two-thirds of the country can expect colder than average temperatures, with only the Far West and Southeast in line for near-normal readings."
It's no wonder the public has lost interest in the global warming scare. The weather has been cold for years. Last winter was brutal. This summer is cool. The upcoming winter is predicted to be cold. Computer projections and Hollywood movies don't cut much ice (pun intended).