How does snow in New Orleans fit into the ‘Man-made Global Warming’ story template widely used by nearly every journalistic endeavor? Especially when it’s the earliest ever recorded? Perhaps it’s only a symptom of news industry budget cuts that kept the The Times-Picayune of New Orleans from including a quote from an expert linking this to “Global Warming’? http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/the_new_orleans_area_is.html Would a more robust organization have had the wherewithal to include the de riguerquote about how “no single event event can be directly tied to man-made global warming, but events like this can be expected to be more frequent”?
It’s all speculation on my part, I’m not aware of the financial condition of the Times-Picayune.