Patterico's Pontifications


TIME Magazine Screws the Pooch on North Pole Temperature

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:34 am

Alexandra Sifferlin at TIME Magazine says the temperature at the North Pole is over 50 degrees higher than average. Global Warming!!!!!1!!1!

North Pole Unfrozen as Temperature Soars

Stormy weather in the North Atlantic has brought balmy weather to the world’s northernmost point.

The temperature in the North Pole hit 42 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning, which Discovery News says is 50 degrees higher than average for this time of year. Storms over Iceland and Greenland, fairly common in winter, are pushing warmer air to the Arctic.

Fifty degrees higher than average certainly seems noteworthy. Except, where it says 42 degrees Fahrenheit in the above passage . . . where does that link go? Go ahead, click it:

To “North Pole, Alaska.”

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Which is located around the center of Alaska, near Fairbanks. They even have a “Santa Claus House”!

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Maybe Alexandra Sifferlin at TIME can write Santa and ask for a clue.

I have a feeling they are going to disappear this post, so I saved it here.

Thanks to Simon Jester.

Bill Cosby Charged With 2004 Sexual Assault

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:33 am

In Pennsylvania:

Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with felony assault over an encounter with a woman 12 years ago.

“We are here to announce today charges that have just been filed against William Henry Cosby. These charges stem from a sexual assault that took place on an evening in early 2004 at Mr. Cosby’s home…” Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a press conference. “Mr. Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault.”

Aggravated indecent assault is punishable by up to 10 years behind bars.

Cosby is expected to be arraigned on the charge this afternoon in Elkins Park, Pa.

So there you have it.

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