Global Warming Is a Measurable Fact

Vacationer Kieth Ashner walks back to his hotel room after watching tidal surge from Hurricane Sandy come ashore at Rehoboth
Vacationer Kieth Ashner walks back to his hotel room after watching tidal surge from Hurricane Sandy come ashore at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, October 28, 2012. Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and from airports along the US east coast ahead of the arrival of a major storm, officials said Sunday. Air France and other European airlines cancelled all flights into New York and Washington on Monday while US airlines called off thousands of domestic flights and moved planes away from east coast airports away from the path of Hurricane Sandy. New York airports stayed open Sunday but the airport authority warned passengers there will be major disruption in the next two days. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Global warming is real. Statistics unequivocally prove Mother Earth is on a hot streak. Deal with it.

Have doubts? Join me for What on Earth Descriptive Analogy Time (WoeDAT!) Imagine you're a sports fan whose favorite team's record has been above .500 for 332 straight months. Impressive, right?

That's exactly the kind of performance we've seen from Earth's global temperature. That means today's 27-year-olds have lived their entire lives on a planet that is warmer than the 20th century average. That includes Lady Gaga. Maybe the heat is what drove her to wear that meat dress.

The last month with a below-average temperature on Earth was February, 1985. 1985! That was the month before Amadeus won the Best Picture Oscar and the year Tetris made its name. The Macintosh computer was only one year old.

WoeDat! Part 2! Let's say you like your favorite daily news source because it has always provided a good balance of information about both national and international affairs. Except that this year it has devoted 1200 times more space to national than international. Quite a disappointment. Similarly, the first half of this year saw a 12-to-1 ratio of record high temperatures to record lows.

Denying overwhelming statistics is not a good practice... unless, of course, you prefer decades of excessively warm weather, a dearth of seasonal cold, and generations of adults who will never know there ever was seasonal cold.

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