It is a bit warmer this morning. Actually in the low, very low, 20s. The weather report on the morning news said that all fifty states had below freezing low temperatures. "All FIFTY??? Even HAWAII???" I found this at the same time the news reader was talking about the extent of the arctic freeze. I remarked that it seems a bit odd to think that 2014 will be, barring something unforeseen, the warmest year, globally, since records were started in the late 19th century. We experienced the coolest summer I can remember--much below normal temps. But the West of the country baked under relentless heat and drought. The hot areas more than compensated for the cold ones.
Now this is an interesting idea.
As a person once owned by cats I can attest that everything the Archdruidess says is absolutely true.