Roland Emmerich Wins a Round

Oh, by the way, we’re about to add chills to our fever:

What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth — far from facing a global warming problem — is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.

Bear in mind that the science is inconclusive — while it’s well-established that the Earth experienced a “Little Ice Age” from 1645-1715 the last time the Sun went somewhat dormant, NASA will only say that “the connection between solar activity and terrestrial climate is an area of on-going research.”

And, well, it doesn’t leave humanity off the hook — we’re doing our best to fuck up our environment in a million other ways, with or without the Sun’s help.

Earth may be headed into a mini Ice Age within a decade [The Register]

I got your Earth in the Balance right here.

@Dodgerblue: Based on “The Coming Global Superstorm” by Art Bell.

The temperature gets all the headlines, but I’m of the opinion that we’ll probably do ourselves in with ocean acidification and nitrate pollution *well* before the serious weather problems start. Some of the stuff going on in the Gulf (anoxic dead zones, jellyfish taking over, the “rise of slime”, etc) should be a warning…

T/J: CIA website being hacked as we speak.

@Dodgerblue: Ooh, think they’ll get my file? I’m not sure I want everybody looking at the porn sites I visit…

@redmanlaw: Really? The guy with the weird radio show?

Is it worth breaking the story that Santorum was the real-life inspiration for Constable Tom of National Lampoon’s Timberland Tales? They’re identical twins and have much the same speak pattern.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: You think the CIA has a ranking of porn sites by popularity? By terrorist status?

@Dodgerblue: Dodger, priorities. It’s been your fucking move in Scrabble for days. baked and I are waiting for you to hop to it! I accidentally started a second game, too.

@SanFranLefty: Oh, you mean Wordscraper. It hasn’t been showing me that it’s my move. I’m on it.

Oops — Steve Jobs won’t let me play it on my iPad. I’ll get it tomorrow at work.

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