Wed Feb 14th, 2007 at 08:54:53 AM EST
Well, there's some excellent news on the global warming front thanks to NASA. For all the people who aren't praying humanity goes extinct. I suppose that makes it bad news for environmentalists.
You see, the coldest places on Earth seem to be roasting first. Now naively this might seem to be a bad thing. But as it happens, this is exactly what we want to happen. Again, assuming we care about human beings which not everyone does.
If we look at the map, a big exception to the "coldest places are roasting first" rule seems to be Antarctica. Which is exactly what we want since we don't want the Antarctic ice sheet to melt away. It's melting plenty fast enough as it is thank you very much.
The Arctic is melting but so what? Arctic ice is floating on the ocean so it doesn't matter if it melts. Aside polar bear's cute and cuddly factor which will make environmentalists moan in pain as if they've been gutshot, this isn't going to affect us.
Another thing that's conspicuously missing from the map is heating of the equator. No heating! Or well, only insignificant heating. Which is good. Pffft, good? It's fantastic! It means a whole bunch of equatorial rainforests aren't going to spontaneously combust and turn into deserts. Again, fantastic news, something well worth repeating.
About the only still-bad news from the new weather map is the Himalayas and Greenland still melting.
Overall? Only a third of the apocalypse promised so rejoice and celebrate!