The hype about global warming is more man-made than the weather itself, according to John Tierney of the New York Times. "In 2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm" he predicts wacky weather will inevitably occur and will be blamed on global warming, whether rightfully or not. The precedent of recent years demonstrates that viable alternative explanations for such phenomenon will be ignored. Equally obscure will be phenomenon that seem to contradict global warming, such as more ice in Antarctica. In an era of global paranoia about an overheating planet, Tierney's prediction is one of the surest for the new year.