According to this report from Argentina’s MetSul, and reported here in Watts Up With That?, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil are all experiencing some of the coldest weather in many years. That’s right, Brazil! According to the report,
On July 14th, in the afternoon hours, temperatures in the hills of Rio Grande do Sul state in Southern Brazil were lower than in Marambio, the main polar base of Argentina in Antarctica.
In Paraguay, thousands of cattle perished from the extreme cold. In some provinces of normally-balmy northern Argentina, snow has been seen for the first time since 1921.
The response from the warmistas is as predictable as it is hollow: Weather isn’t climate.
Years ago, I had a mate (now deceased, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me relating this), a drunk and a gambling addict. Used to drag me down to casinos and pubs with poker machine rooms. You see, he had a system. And that system was infallible. Can’t remember exactly what it was, but he used to go on and on about it, explaining in great detail how it never failed. Only, whenever I came with him and stood by him while he was using it, it performed pretty much like every other system I’ve ever heard of in games of pure chance.
In other words, it didn’t.
This didn’t faze my mate, though. Like all real gambling addicts, he saw any run of losses as a mere anomaly, that a return to his winning ways was just around the corner. As his losses mounted, and mounted, with me standing beside him, he would come out with increasingly convoluted explanations of how the losses were in fact proof that his system couldn’t possibly fail!
Maths never was his strong point, God rest his soul.
One time (this was very late at night and we were both pretty much plastered) I pulled out a pen and paper and proceeded to show him why his system was a load of old cobblers. I used words like combinatorics and lots of squiggly symbols. Bad move, Ozboy. He didn’t speak to me for six months.