Monday, December 22, 2008
Global Warming vs. New Ice Age
Whenever I hear about Snow in Las Vegas, or global causing the ice caps to melt, I think about the two brothers miser from the popular Christmas cartoon "The Year Without a Santa Claus". In this cartoon, Santa isn't feeling very well, and since most of the kids don't believe in him he pretty much says the heck with it, he's staying home. Mrs. Claus then embarks on an adventure which leads somehow to her wanting to have snow in the south, which will somehow make things better.Cold Miser who is the personification of cold weather, says that in order to make it snow in the south he needs permission from his brother, Heat miser. They are the children of "Mother Nature", who I think is Gaea in disguise.
After thirty some years the brothers are back in a new Christmas special. I watched this with my kids yesterday. There was a scene where Heat Miser blames his brother for trying to slander him by creating the myth of global warming, while Cold Miser fires back by saying Heat Miser has tried to scare everyone into thinking a new ice age was coming. LOL! I loved it! I couldn't find that clip, but here they are in a remake of the songs that made them famous.