FFfAW — So Much For Global Warming


“It freaking snowed last night,” Jonathan said as he looked out of the kitchen window.

“Get out!” Jeanine, exclaimed. “It never snows around here.” She came over to the window. “Will you look at that? That’s got to be a couple of inches, right?”

“See, Jeanine,” Jonathan said, “the President is right. This whole global warming thing. It’s just a big hoax. How can the the planet be getting hotter if it got cold enough to snow in LA last night?”

Jeanine looked at her husband. “I think you’re confusing weather and climate. Climate change is not just about warming temperatures. It alters weather patterns, which can result in extreme weather events. Heat waves and large storms will become more frequent and more intense. There will be more precipitation, storms, floods, and droughts due to climate change.”

“Woman,” Jonathan said. “You’ve been drinking too much of that liberal Kool Aid lately.”

“Well, Jonathan, maybe you should ask Trump why it snowed here last night. He undoubtably knows more than the climatologists.”

(171 words)

Written for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo credit: Yinglan.

16 thoughts on “FFfAW — So Much For Global Warming

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith November 20, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Good one! For some reason your posts are not showing up in my reader anymore. They fixed the space glitch, and created a new one lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 20, 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Wow. That’s weird. I wonder if my posts aren’t showing up if anyone’s readers.

      Liked by 1 person

      • The Haunted Wordsmith November 20, 2018 / 4:08 pm

        I have no idea. It says I am still following you, which is good. I found three that I mysteriously stopped following overnight. I thought it was odd you hadn’t posted today so I went straight to your site.

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  2. Abhijit Ray November 20, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    And the global warming debate continues between believers and sceptics.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Joe Owens November 21, 2018 / 6:40 am

    My argument? We have only collected climatological data for a couple of hundred years compared to thousands of years of actual history. What do we really know?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 21, 2018 / 10:08 am

      We DO know that global temperatures have been rising at an accelerating rate and if it continues unabated, it presents a clear and present danger to the planet and to life on Earth.


  4. H.R.R. Gorman November 22, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Lol. I think most people could get a laugh out of this!

    Also, global warming sucks and causes me existential dread.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 November 25, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Good take on the prompt! I hate people who say that whenever it snows.

    Liked by 1 person

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