I mean, have there been any picketers at the US embassy with signs saying, "Frogs Si, Yankees No?" Or did we just think the Costa Ricans were becoming more pro-French?
Anyway, as usual, this has prompted me do do my own research and I discovered that popsicles and other cold treats are now melting faster. As a result, there is a large increase in the number of children experiencing "Ice cream headaches," as they scramble to get more in their stomachs and less on their clothes.
Meanwhile, the Auto Club notes that there is a sharp increase in calls for emergency road service due to engine overheating. One tow truck driver who asked to remain anonymous, probably because he's Australian, said, "We used to get most of our calls from people who ran out of gas – now they're out of water…… mate."
And the American Medical Association has issued a directive effective immediately which advises its member doctors that the normal body temperature is now an even 99, adjusted for global warming, not inflation as an earlier report had claimed. But if doctors act now, for a limited time, they can still have it for 98.95.
I reported months ago about plans to extract resources from Greenland because warming has made them more accessible. Well, Angus & Ross announced it will reopen its Black Angel mine. Yes, that's right I said "reopen," as in, it used to be open before it got too cold?
And I've even been personally affected by global warming which may have gone unnoticed were it not for the disappearing frogs story. That caused me to realize that I lived here for a decade and never had a single lizard in the house. Then about four years ago, I found one in the shower. How he turned the water on, I still don't know.
Anyway, the significant thing is that it was a mere two years later that I found another one on my family room ceiling, and it dawned on me that they are increasingly being driven indoors to escape the rising temperatures. What is not known at this time is whether these are individual lizards acting alone or if they are networking.
Finally some good news for sweltering Clevelanders – the city's Recreation Department has announced that because of global warming, it is extending the swimming season at the city's public pools by one hour, weather permitting.