Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Is Trending To Be The Coldest Since 1996 In the US -- Planalytics

I try so hard to minimize stories on global warming, and now global cooling, but it just never quits. Here's another one. CNBC is reporting:
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring's delay.  "Right now, March is trending the coldest since 1996 in the U.S. It's also the snowiest March since 2002," said Evan Gold, senior vice president of client services at Planalytics, a company that analyzes how weather affects consumer demand. 
That's about right. Sixteen years ago the earth stopped warming; others say the 20-year "hiatus" in warming is confusing. And still other say that we have global cooling to fear more than global warming. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, to coin a phrase, I suppose.

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