Manipulating Mother Nature

I was just sent a tear sheet from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper. It’s a real letter to the editor from last week.

There’s not much I can say except, read it. You might need to read it again.

You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes were crawling around during a time in Arkansas when, on a normal year, we might see a snowflake or two.

This should come as no surprise to any reasonable person. As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of daylight would have on our climate. Or did they?

Perhaps this is another plot by a liberal Congress to make us believe that global warming is a real threat. Perhaps next time there should be serious studies performed before Congress passes laws with such far-reaching effects.

Connie M. Meskimen

Hot Springs


Blogger’s addendum: Jim, in Truckee, CA pointed out something I didn’t realize. The letter to the editor is probably heavily tongue in cheek by an attorney known for this sort of thing.

Since some of you don’t read the comments, and what Jim said is important to understanding (better than I obviously did) the story, I’ll include it here:

There’s even more to this ‘true’ story. (Urban Legends, etc.) says this guys is known for writing sarcastic and humorous letters to the editor.


3 thoughts on “Manipulating Mother Nature”

  1. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this. The Chief I worked with in Rockford had it on the station’s blog.

    I think this guy is a bit nuts myself.


    P.S. Why can’t I post a link to the WREX Weather Blog? It keeps telling me it’s “objectionable content”

  2. However, remember my story about the local news anchor that remarked that it was a shame that because of daylight savings time we lost of nighttime in which to fight a forest fire that they were trying to get under control. (no she was not blonde)

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