A Warmed-Up Story

Did the Post overdo it with Sunday’s front page piece on how warm it was this weekend? Slate’s Justin Peters kind of thinks so:

    It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel warm: Is global warming to blame for the unseasonably warm weather that’s sweeping much of the country? According to the uninformed opinions of D.C.-area passersby (recorded by the Post), the answer is a resounding yes. “It makes me think we might not be here too much longer, because of global warming,” said one jogger. Others expressed similar opinions. The National Weather Service, sounding slightly aggravated, explains that El Niño is the real culprit. “It’s very dangerous to blame climate for weather,” said a Penn State weather scientist, who should know. Talk about an inconvenient truth!