Thank You, Energy Producers

I found the juxtaposition of these headlines currently running at the Rocky Mountain News humorous:

Sub-zero cold snaps Denver’s record low temperature by 13 degrees

17 below zero at DIA; more snow on the way

Ski areas face big challenges in globally warmer world, study says

I ventured out briefly last night wearing long pants, boots, and a wool jacket and hat. I was immediately chilled. It’s the kind of cold that makes your nose feel like it’s freezing shut.

But I’m toasty warm. I’m listening to music and typing on the computer. My wife retrieved the mail in her toasty-warm car. Soon I’ll plug in the Christmas tree lights and cook up some dinner.

I looked out my window today and noticed that four of my neighbor’s houses were emitting steam from their furnace outlet pipes. Mine was going, too.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the producers of natural gas, electricity, and gasoline that made my day safe and enjoyable on this beautifully arctic day.