The ironic thing was, this winter really didn't even seem like a bad one...maybe a little longer than usual. I like to hold off until Thanksgiving to stoke up the stove...this year the house was cold in the second week of October. We didn't really get any breaks this year, either...did I miss the Indian summer that usually comes in January or February? Punxsutawney Phil usually needs sunglasses and lotion when he comes out for his annual prognostication. This year's event looked like a scene from the Iditarod, meaning that a) it was bleak and cold that day, and b) that Phil predicted a short winter. Some folks weren't buying it.
So, one year does not necessarily mean that Chevy Volt sales have turned around Global Warming. Yet. But take heart, and start stocking up extra wood for next year. With all the high-priced light bulbs that are being sold, each year should start getting a little colder.