Logic Gets Sucked into the Polar Vortex

There is a new bogeyman in town.  His name is Polar Vortex.  He has been around forever, and has hitherto lived in obscurity as just another natural phenomenon.  But against all odds, he has suddenly found satisfying new employment and fame as this year's leading argument for tyranny. North America is presently experiencing the kind of abnormally cold temperatures that can wreak havoc on computer climate models.  (The same cold snap is not occurring in other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, hence the value of polar vortex as a wandering catch-all Scary Thing, as we shall see.)  The mainstream media is overflowing with headlines about coldness raging unexpectedly across Canada in January, Jack Frost nipping at people's noses, and other signs of the Apocalypse.  Naturally, then, it was only a matter of time before these media outlets -- aka the global Ministry of Propaganda -- let the other shoe drop, and explained how all this routine winter weather is...(Read Full Article)