- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)9
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)58
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- City wants to put hold on shipping container houses for now (4/17/17)1
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Scott County: M Kay Supply in Benton fills unique needs in community (4/14/17)
As New York Times science columnist John Tierney suggested on this page Tuesday, there is a tendency among what he calls "availability entrepreneurs" to take a social-science rather than a scientific approach to long-range weather trends. As a result, weather events like the warm temperatures we're had this week are cited as part of a major weather shift.
Every time there are unusual storms, floods, hurricanes, heat waves or cold snaps, you can count on a spate of gloomy forecasts by those who have one agenda or another to promote. To paraphrase those commercials of a few years back for margarine that supposedly tasted like butter: It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.