Is Climate Change Happening?

The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world temperatures have been above average 337 months in a row. If you were born after April 1985, you have never experienced a colder than average month.

The odds of that happening are ½ to the 337th power. We don’t even have a verbal number for something that small – it is 3.571 e—102. That is .000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000357% likely that this happens randomly. You try throwing heads with a coin 337 times in a row. Most of us would call this zero.

You are thousands of times more likely to survive a lightning strike, and win the lottery, but get hit by a meteor in your bed on the same day.

Climate change is a natural cycle? Yeah, right.

As the world moves into the Doha round of climate negotiations, it would be most helpful if our leaders would recognize that urgent change to the way we produce and use energy is needed. And then get on with it.

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