Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Obama v. Hyperion

In ancient Greece the Sun god was known as Helios or Hyperion and later associated with light and so called Apollo. The Anchoress (hat tip Larwyn)provides evidence that Hyperion is a Republican for, alas, he does not believe in global warming. According to Anchoress:

"Some scientists think the “warming trend” which (despite the fact that we’re having our usual early-June heatwaves) has stalled out over the past few years was helped along by sunspots. And lately, there aren’t any...It continues to be dead,” said Saku Tsuneta with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, program manager for the Hinode solar mission...Today’s sun, however, is as inactive as it was two years ago, and scientists aren’t sure why...In the past, they observed that the sun once went 50 years without producing sunspots. That period, from approximately 1650 to 1700, occurred during the middle of a little ice age on Earth that lasted from as early as the mid-15th century to as late as the mid-19th century."

The Anchoress wonders: "It’s not like we can do anything about it. Either old Sol will spot and flare or he won’t."

But the Democrats know what to do. Sue. Send the Trial Lawyers Association to civilly enforce global warming. I can see it now, Obama v. Hyperion, with Ron Kuby representing Obama.

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