The irony was not lost to my wife and I when the day we got to sit down and watch An Inconvenient Truth was the day we both had to stay home from work because a huge ice storm kept us off the road.

And here I am watching the TV and there’s a blizzard shutting down other cities.

Still, these are just examples of how out-of-whack our weather is right now. When we start seeing polar bears digging through our Texas trash, we’ll have even more proof.

I’m not gonna lie and say that’s why I drive a Prius — that’s simply a function of gas prices plus the length of my commute plus my love of things that have big buttons and flashing lights. But I swore a while back I’d never drive an SUV and I’m happy that global events have made it a promise that wasn’t difficult to keep.