Global Warming is striking fear into the hardiest of us. Will the Earth be inhabitable in just a few years. Will only the rich be able to afford air-conditioned lives. Will the climate change out of all recognition. We are forced to wrestle with these questions every day. From the television and the radio to our newspapers and our Facebooks, we are bombarded with tales of woe. No relief in sight.
Perhaps we should try to cool down with a few popular songs of yesteryear.
Back in 1944, before Global Warming had been invented, I’m sorry, I mean discovered, Frank Loesser wrote “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”.
I really can’t stay
Baby it’s cold outside.
In 1980, The Rolling Stones hadn’t discovered Global Warming and wrote “She’s So Cold”
I’m so hot for her, I’m on fire for her
I’m so hot for her and she’s so cold.
In 1991, Mariah Carey released her view of Global Warming. “You’re So Cold”
So cold, how can you be
So cold, so cruel to me?
Richwood Soulja joined the bandwagon with “Cold world, cold world, it’s a cold world”.
Cold world, cold world, it’s a cold world
The closest to you gonn’ betray you it’s a cold world.
The rest of his lyrics are not suitable for a family newspaper, so I will not give any more details.
And, speaking of dancing, the US State Department held international dance tours during the Cold War trying to show that modern dance was typically “American”. Luckily, the war stayed Cold, if it had gone Hot you would not be reading this blog.
What Lord Tennyson wrote about a simple brook is also true for our planet – For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.
So, before we push the panic button, let us remember that ice ages may come and ice ages may go, heat waves may come and heat waves may go, even floods come and go, but we humans are still here and, hopefully, are here for ever (or at least until the Sun explodes and we see some genuine Global Warming).