Baseball manager and Twain on global warming
It's kind of random, but that's the uncanny nature of pop culture — when one looks for developments and change about an issue, you never know what you will catch.
From the LA Times, the manager of the LA Dodgers, Don Mattingly, wonders if drier air, due to the drought in California, could be affecting the anomalous number of home runs early this season.
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly has, at times, hypothesized that the especially dry weather means less drag on the balls. Maybe, he pondered, global warming is behind it?
"I don't know," Mattingly said. "But it was good to get a few [home runs] tonight."
It's worth noting that the California drought/global warming connection is suspected but not proven.
In this context, there's also the impossible-to-forget Mark Twain remark — and an interesting hint from cartoonist Kevin Siers of the global warming/Middle East crisis connection: