It will be 46 degrees today in Raleigh. Tomorrow, it will top out at about 36. My Global Climate Change™ experts say that computer models based upon that trend show that the temperatures at my house will be below zero by Monday.
According to this estimate, life itself will cease to exist outside my window in just a week or so, and as the cold overpowers the insulation of my house, and the gas pipes underground become brittle, and wires above ground crack and snap, it will become impossible to stay warm even inside. I’ll stay blogging as long as I can, but you can’t question the computer models.
Or it could be that in the vast history of the planet, there have been periods of cold, followed by warming trends, and these patterns change all the time, regardless of our presence here. Similar to weather, but on a much grander scale.
Our ability to measure slight shifts in temperature over relatively short periods of time is limited, and our science cannot actually predict much about the future. It’s also true that we should not panic.