Sunday, September 24, 2006

*Climate Change*

Sorry, it's not about Global Warming but a personal adaptation to a vastly different climate over here. S is a tropical baby and likes the heat very much. That is a good thing when his home climate consists of a) hot and humind or b) rainy and humid.

So once again, S and CL present to you yet another dramatisation.

(Chatting about inconsequential things like the prospect of democracy in Thailand and the uproar of Chavez's comments at the UN when the topic turns to the weather)

CL: So how's the weather been over there anyway?

S: Not bad. It was sunny today, which made a very nice change from the rain on Wednesday and Thursday, which plunged the temperature to low 2 digits.

CL: Uhhuh. Well keep warm then.

S: Yup. Although I have to say, if Fall is already this cold, I'm so not looking forward to Winter.

CL: *beat* Um....you are aware that you actually do still have one week of Summer left right?

S: *beat* Bu...what...? *long pause* You mean....it's not even Fall yet?!!!

CL: Uhhuh. One week more.

S: But...but...it's the Fall Quarter!
Translation: How could it still be Summer if I'm attending the Fall Quarter of the year (spot the logical fallacy in that)

CL: Yeah but the Seattle Times says it's still Summer
Translation: You silly fool, just because it says it's Fall doesn't necessarily make it so.

S: I'm so screwed......

Peace!

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2 Comments:

At 6:45 AM, Blogger ChewLin said...

*sends electric blanket*

men, i say....:P

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous rrrrrrrm said...

Tut, tut, tut...

1. The Seattle Times is not an authority on the weather, the local Meteorological Bureau is. Fallacy of appeal to (the wrong) authority.

2. The autumn equinox falls on or around September 21. By astronomical standards, fall has already started.

3. Even if it was still summer, the weather doesn't experience clear-cut changes, but rather cycles between hot and cold until an equilibrium is reached. Thus, it is very likely that a cold change could have occurred at the dying weeks of summer, followed by a warm change in the early weeks of fall.

4. Check with your local friendly Met Bureau for historical climate data, but I dare say Seattle will freeze overnight for most nights in winter.

5. Does your housing have heating? Please, please, say yes. Electric blankets won't save your scalp from frostbite when it's 10F outside.

I may be over-reacting. The building code would have taken care of it, but still...

 

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