Coincidentally , I'm sitting in my hotel room in Cusco, Peru when I come across this story in the Guardian about how folks living in the Peruvian highlands are suffering global warming by seeing their tempertures drop.
The few hundred people who live here are hardened to poverty and months of sub-zero temperatures during the long winter. But, for the fourth year running, the cold came early. First their animals and now their children are dying and in such escalating numbers that many fear that life in the village may be rapidly approaching an end.A random sampling of a few people I've talked with gave also complained about the cloudy and rainy weather of late (not that that matters).
Of course that gets this article gets the conservatives going:
Don Surber and
Jim Hoft both have posts too stupid to try to quote on my iPhone.
Having been up here at 12,000' for couple of days now makes one thing very obvious: the sun controls the temperature much more here than at sea level at 45 north. When it shines, it's warm, when the thunderclouds from the amazon cloud the sky, it's cold. More warmth producing more amazon clouds will bring about more cold days up here.
Surreal, looking back at this spin back home. Surreal.