- Marble Hill fires entire sewer department (8/23/16)5
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)13
- The Chrome Queens (8/21/16)2
- Bootheel lawmaker seeks probe into crop damage by illegal herbicide spraying (8/24/16)1
- Witness says he saw man shoot Domorlo McCaster (8/19/16)2
- Local private school dreams bigger, plans for new building at Sprigg and Lexington (8/22/16)
- Newsmakers 2016: Jason Bandermann (8/15/16)
- Pitmasters to descend on Arena Park for Cape BBQ Fest (8/19/16)2
- Southeast imposes 'interim suspension' of Sigma Nu fraternity over vandalism incident (8/19/16)22
- New CEO named at Wood & Huston Bank (8/21/16)
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.