The unusually cold, bitter winter continues with barely a pause. We had some above freezing days briefly here in upstate New York but it is back into the zero degree refrigerator for the next week. A big snowstorm is raging across the nation and NYC already had significant snow this week and will be hammered yet again. We are expecting over a foot of snow here on my mountain. The sneers about ‘it is only WEATHER’ has finally begun to fade as severe cold grips entire continents showing us how Mother Nature disregards computer projections when it comes to solar activity and volcanoes both of which have a huge effect on the weather with the sun being one of the biggest, most absolute driver of weather change.
Massive volcanic eruption kills at least 16 people as toxic clouds hamper rescue efforts in Indonesia and in Ecuador there was another eruption. This will make it colder and more snow in the northern hemisphere. The el Nino events which has already pretty much vanished, won’t appear any time soon if these eruptions continue. SpaceWeather.com — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids: we are at the solar maximum so there finally has been some sun spot activity. Today, there is a significant solar storm:
Deep Freeze: Was the Polar Vortex Really the Cause? – weather.com explains how this ‘mysterious’ polar surge really wasn’t due to the polar vortex moving southwards suddenly. Of course, the story that there was this one-time ‘polar vortex’ causing super cold weather which was due to ‘it being too hot in the stratosphere’ is downright silly since our below zero surges began before Thanksgiving and have pulsed southwards every other week since then with yet another super cold surge this week and I presume, this will continue to the bitter end of winter whenever that is.
The groundhogs all said we will have at least six more weeks of winter and I trust a groundhog a lot more than a human meteorologist. Natural gas soars as cold grips nation; 50% higher than last year at this time. According to energy dealers, if we have a cold April (and I am betting on this) it will cause huge financial pain to people living in cold regions. Liberal websites have opted to pretty much ignore this winter and keep up the storyline, ‘We are heating to death’. Here is a sad example: How rainbows and oil slicks help to illustrate the greenhouse effect | The Raw Story
Not shy at all, Raw Story uses the words ‘global warming’ rather than the colder ‘climate change’. The author, , whines about all the myths made up to counter the global warming story. The comments from readers are even sadder. I am aghast at how ‘liberals’ who claim to love humanity, are brutally vicious when sneering about people freezing to death or paying super high energy costs due to incredibly cold, brutal winters. Basically, the global warming gang wants us all to die via freezing to death. And this is killing the liberal movement. The cruel desire to freeze people to death is very unappealing to put it mildly.
It is horrible. Just like I warned the liberal left to not idolize Trayvon who was a troublesome teen seeking to be a criminal thug as his life goal, clinging to global warming while millions and millions of people across thousands and thousands of miles are freezing cold, is insane. And very alienating. Some comment such as ‘Our computer projections were way off!’ and ‘Wow, we should worry equally about a possible Ice Age!’ would go a long ways to saving the left from utter annihilation.
As it is, the left has staked its claims and sticks to these even in the face of obvious failure. Here is a desperate rearguard action trying to convince people that Cold weather ‘doesn’t undermine global warming science’ -from the Brit Telegraph. It seems that a number of sane Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974. Wash Post Throws Cold Water on Idea that Global Warming Is Causing Record Cold: ‘It’s still heavily debated…Elizabeth Barnes of Colorado State disputed the link’.
▶ Bad weather batters Europe – YouTube: heavy snowfalls, blocked roads, 4 feet in places, falling. I recall the ice polar bears carved by protestors at the Copenhagen Climate meetings. Living polar bears will thrive this year in many places at this rate.
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