True, Plugsy, but if the USGS and other scientists are correct in their warnings, things are getting hotter. Average earth temps are rising, manmade or not, and we're overdue for an ice age, which could possibly occur after the salinity of the Gulf Stream and the ocean loop through the Atlantic change, bringing less warm water to the north. Heck, you've already read about all that stuff, sorry. I was a disbeliever in global warming for many years, but now I'm not so sure. Certainly the beginning of 2012 and the heat records don't make it a surefire calamity right around the corner, but the preponderance of rougher hurricane seasons and tornadic winds scare me a little.