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October 23, 2007

Global warming finally strikes home

I must admit, I was slightly skeptical of global warming. 

Until today.

I called Bertha's in Fells Point to see if they have started serving their famous hot buttered rum.

It's a seasonal drink, made with brown sugar, butter, hot water and dark rum and served with a cinnamon stick. It is also unquestionably delicious.

Much to my dismay, they have not started making hot buttered rum yet.  

"It's too hot!" said general manager Andy Norris. "Nobody wants these hot drinks yet. Check us out when the temperature changes."

That's when it hit me: We're almost in November and it's still too warm outside for hot buttered rum.

What is happening to the world? This is more than just an inconvenient truth! Help us, Al Gore!

(Elizabeth Malby/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:09 PM | | Comments (11)


When you "PEOPLE" learn???

I can't believe there are so many foaming-at-the-mouth dittoheads around here!

Hey J.M.,i'm a liberal and proud of it.What's that got to do with this blog? I think Sam was making a joke.AND..if you think global warming is a joke,just wait a couple of years and you'll see..

Don, in a few years will deny, to your friends and family, that bought the global warming farce. Look at historical records from the 20th century (NASA) for the United States and Greenland and you will find that these areas were warmer in the 1930's than they are now. The world has cycled many times. Read NASA's Dr. Hansen's work on "global cooling" from the 1970s. Dr. Hansen is now a leading "global warming" crusader. And finally, look at local issues impacting regional conditions such as Mount Killamangiro and the Himalayas. Climate is regional and global and C02 is a minor greenhouse gas in which the human contribution is and will continue to be minor. What is 3 or 4 percent of 3 or 4 percent?

Look at what's happening with fires. They are up fourfold from historical records and burning six times as many acres with intense heat. This is going on all over the world! When will we wake up and get out of our airconditioned spaces?

This is not a liberal matter!

Bob-For our sakes,i hope you are right.

well I for one wil lboycott Bertha's as long as they continue to buy into the myth perpetuated by Gore and his liberal mouthpieces.
I do love Bertha's Hot Buttered rum though....maybe I'll reconsider.....

How can anyone NOT believe that global warming is happening? All one needs to do is look around. Do you honestly believe we can continue to pollute the atmosphere and it not have ANY consequences?
If you want to live your life like global warming is a myth, then I hope for all our sakes that you are right because if you are wrong, there goes the planet!

The Santa Ana (aka El Diablo or the Devil) winds and fires have been in California since long before Europeans arrived in the Americas. The problem today is that homes are built on wooded hills (grass, trees and shrubs) that are extremely prone to such fires. Coupled with the Santa Ana winds and an arsonist's match or other type of fire starter, they are nearly impossible to put out. These are the conditions with or without "global warming." California was dry last year which probably means there was less fuel for these fires had there been a wet year.

How did we go from hot buttered rum to the Santa Ana winds?

Jo, the planet heats, the planet cools with or without humans. We live in the information age and we hear reports of every heavy rain, no rain, hurricanes heavy snow false in nearly real time. We have 24 news program that must fill time, part of this filler time is used to blame every weather event on global warming. If the stars homes in Malibu slide down the hill in heavy rain (which regularly happens in Malibu,) it would be the fault of global warming. By the way much of Malibu is built on a large ancient landslide.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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