The next time Confederate Southerners take a "swim" to the Grand Old Opry, they might consider the "theory of evaporation" and the role it plays in the "rain/snow" cycle. When Nancy Carrol heard the cowbell in the watermelon patch, she ran outside to shoo away Betsy Mae leaving the grits water boiling. When she came back, all the water was gone out of the pan. Global warming works the same way, only that water comes down as "rain" and if that water goes high enough, it comes down as "snow". The hotter it gets, the more rain. Remember, white (like ice) reflects heat away. No ice means a "darker ocean". Do they wear black outside in Tennessee in the summer? Why not? The most rain in Tennessee EVER.