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Does it feel a little warm? Tell the Flat Earthers

We'll believe it when we see it, but the Journal Sentinel reports that we energies is forecasting lower heating bills for this winter than last year:

Key contributors to the decline: a winter that’s 8% warmer than last year and slightly warmer than normal.

Get that news to State Sen. Glenn Grothman and State Rep. Jim Ott, who co-chair the Wisconsin Legislature's Flat Earth caucus.

The pair have been insisting that Wisconsin's been colder the last two years, so there must not be any global warming.

A representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists patiently explained to a legislative committee that climate is measured in spans of 20 to 30 years, while weather is measured in short periods of time. Ott, a former TV weatherman, is used to measuring it every 15 minutes or so.

So if it's cold out tomorrow, forget what we energies said.  That will be evidence that global warming is over.

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February 15, 2010 - 9:37pm

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