On Friday, reader Richard Strimple sent in this little gem to The American Thinker:
I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but I have detected a new crisis that I have named “the daylight change crisis”. I first noticed it sometime around the end of June this year. I started paying attention and created computer models and sure enough I was right! We are losing daylight at an astonishing rate. Each day we are losing approximately 2 minutes of daylight and my computer models predict total darkness by next July.
I have been able to detect this phenomenon around the entire Northern Hemisphere. And here is the scary part: the day light appears to be leaking to the Southern Hemisphere.
I thought I should bring it to the attention of great scientists like Al Gore so he can help solve this new crisis.
He followed that up with another item yesterday. Funny, of course — and precisely because it hits on the scandal of carefully selected time-frames and garbage-in/gospel-out computer models.
I think if Mr. Strimple were to run the numbers again today, he’d discover that the trend has inexplicably and calamitously reversed (you know, like the global-temperature threat once did) and that, by December 2010, we’ll have no night whatsoever!
How will we ever get to sleep?