When the weather turns cold in Hanover, we at The Dartmouth Review think its cool to make fun of global warming. The way we see it, sustained temperatures below zero don’t exactly heat-up the campus climate debate. In fact, they might even cool it off; after all, who can empathize with a polar bear when not even a flask of single malt can keep you warm as you traverse the Green?
Invariably, our comments do wind up making some campus lefties hot under the collar. During a January cold snap, when we sardonically mention that it certainly doesn’t feel like the Earth is getting warmer, someone inevitably pops his head out of a portal on some puke-colored Greyhound and bellows, “You blasphemous infidels! Climate change is not the same thing as weather! Read a book, you racist science-hating fools!” Relax, hippie! We understand that. We were just making a joke. Cool down and put your shoes back on – it’s cold out.