The newspaper with the largest circulation in the United States, USA Today, was forced by observable science to admit (reluctantly, and with a cheeky style) that the planet is not cooperating with Al Gore’s infamous testimony before Congress that the Earth has a fever.

To reset the stage, Al Gore testified before Congress in March 2007 that "the planet has a fever."

"If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, ‘Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.’ If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action."

Well, something’s on fire. And it’s not the crib. More like the liar Al Gore’s pants. Not only has the planet’s temperature not gone up in the last decade, we’re in a cooling trend.

Oh, the humanity.

As if global warming proponents don’t have enough to worry about already, with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Fox News and the Heartland Institute, now Mother Nature has thrown them yet another curve: July 2009 was officially the coldest July on record in six U.S. states, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Specifically, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Not one of the coldest, mind you, but the absolute, rock-bottom, chilliest on record. Records go back to 1895. Meanwhile, four others – Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Kentucky — had their 2nd-coldest July ever recorded. [Emphasis mine]

It sure is inconvenient when Mother Nature won’t cooperate with the Al Gore brigade. Of course, the global warming alarmists have now taken to calling what they see as a human-caused catastrophe "climate change" — a clever way to maintain that any change in temperature is all our fault. What they fail to admit, however, is that Earth’s climate is never stable, and never has been.

But if the coldest July on record is enough to get the public to even further tune out these zealots, that’s a good development for our personal and economic freedom.