I don’t hear much about Sarah Palin these days, but I followed a link to her Facebook page wher she was poo-pooing global warming because it was 20 below, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise in an Alaskan winter. She included a photo of her nephew clearing snow while wearing a t-shirt and shorts. At 20 below? Is he a little addled? And then there’s this:
Even the Arctic had a notably warm year, with the 2011 temperature a record 2.2 degrees Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit) above the mean for 1951–80. Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost U.S. city, spent a record-breaking 86 consecutive days at or above freezing, far more than the previous record of 68 days set in 2009.