14 Mar 2010, 11:04pm

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  • Month 3, Day 15: Wet

    Was wondering what to write about when I got involved in trying to fix some leaks that had developed in my basement. Dammit.

    Anyway, I was good and pissed-off, so I thought I’d take it out on the Boston Herald. The swollen belly returns for another turn in this one. One day it’ll make it into print.

    Hey, climate-change deniers! Do a few freak snowstorms disprove global warming? How about a few freak rainstorms? Climate scientists have long predicted that extreme weather will increase over the next decade as global temperature goes up: more heat means more water evaporating into the atmosphere, and that means more rain in spring, more snow in winter, and more weirdness and wetness all around. We can expect big effects on agriculture, faster deterioration of roads and infrastructure, more power outages and disruptions. It’s time for you to face the facts. An unseasonal snowstorm in Washington DC no more disproves global warming than the kwashiorkor-swollen belly of a starving child disproves world hunger.

    Warren Senders

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