An acquaintance tells me that in his part of the world, which would normally be warm this time of year, the weather is unusually cold.

If it’s shivery where you are, this may amuse you:  The next time someone comments on the cold, quietly murmur “Climate change,” then watch for the reaction.

I don’t claim to know whether the globe is getting warmer.  I do know that for scientists who live on money from the government, it’s a beautiful hypothesis.  No conceivable evidence can disconfirm it.  Hot weather or cold, rising global average temperatures or stable ones, favorable data, unfavorable data, or no data at all – it’s all good.