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Musings of an Energy Nerd

Songs for Christmas 2016

The 8th installment of Martin’s multi-year holiday tradition

Donald Trump’s Song

Oh, the weather outside is frightful,

But the new AC is delightful,

I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:

Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!

Polar bears these days are thinking

That the ice cap seems to be shrinking,

I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:

Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!

The heat shows no signs of stopping,

And the corn in the fields is popping,

I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:

Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!

We expect a most wild ride,

Because it’s so hot outside,

I’ll tell you what I’ve always felt:

Let it melt! Let it melt! Let it melt!

 

I’m Dreaming of a Cold Christmas

I’m dreaming of a cold Christmas

Just like the ones we used to know,

With pies on the table

And a climate that’s stable

And snowmen made of real snow.

I’m dreaming of a cold Christmas

Just like the ones in years gone by,

With fewer forest fires,

And leaders who weren’t liars,

When warm weather didn’t make us cry.

I’m dreaming of a cold Christmas

With every Christmas card I write

With temps (please!) in a normal range —

And no threat of rapid climate change.

 

Donald Trump Is Coming To Town

You better watch out

You folks at DOE,

You better not pout,

Because, you’ll see:

Donald Trump is coming to town.

He’s making a list

And checking it twice;

He’s gonna find out

Who’s naughty or nice:

Donald Trump is coming to town.

You’re thinking of retiring?

And how you want to time it?

Well, Trump will soon be…

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3 Comments

  1. Chris Stratton | | #1

    These are great
    How about one called "it's beginning to look apocalyptic" to the tune of "it's beginning to look a lot like christmas"?

  2. Malcolm Taylor | | #2

    Martin
    There must be times when you look at how with a change in policy, what seems like encouraging progress in the way we use energy gets reversed - the small gains perhaps dwarfed by some larger developments.

    There are probably other times when you can barely bring yourself to answer questions here that you have dealt with over and over again, trapped in a Groundhog Day sequence of endless repetition.

    I hope you sometimes take a moment to step back and think about how your writings, and your patient answers have affected innumerable projects for the better. I'd just like to express my appreciation to you, and the other GBA posters who provide help here. Best of the season to you all.

  3. User avater GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Response to Malcolm Taylor
    Malcolm,
    Thanks very much for your kind words. Each new question posted at GBA is a brand new question for the person asking it, and I try to address it with that fact in mind. (That said, your reference to Groundhog Day made me smile.)

    When a GBA reader shares a success story, or describes a high-performance house that was built after reading GBA articles, those of us who write for the web site feel that our work is worth it.

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