When a farmer makes plans for next year’s crops, he doesn’t consult Al Gore or a climatologist. Hysteria, hot air and hockey stick graphs will not suffice. What he needs is a time tested prognosticator that has an accuracy rate scientist like James Hanson of NASA is envious of. God knows he and his ilk have been wrong so often, it’s become an embarrassment. What this steward of the land consults is the Old Farmer’s Almanac.
And what kind of winter are we going to have? According to Editor Janice Stillman, it will be a “refriger-nation.” All I have to say is thank God for global warming. Otherwise, we’d be in an ice age.
And what factors contribute to The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s success?
The almanac, which has about an 80 percent success rate in its forecasts, employs modern technology but still uses the "secret formula" that founder Robert Thomas devised in 1792. By combining the study of sunspots, prevailing weather patterns and basic meteorology, the almanac's weather staff comes up with a long-range forecast. The temperature deviations are based on 30-year averages compiled by government forecasters.
Sunspots? Are they trying to tell us the sun has something to do with the earth’s temperature? Somebody needs to inform these man-made global warming fanatics.