Still snowing on my mountain this dawn. National Weather Service: 100M Americans under winter storm warnings: we are absolutely buried in snow this dawn. Note the string of big storms over the Pacific Ocean heading towards the West Coast. The balmy winter there is going to be a lot wetter. The recent spate of east coast storms formed over deep Dixie, not Canada, and then roared northwards covering much of the South in snow yet again. You can’t have snow in Alabama unless it is very cold, not warm. The global warming crew is in full retreat and has gotten quite nasty about the entire business as we see below.
Here is a hilarious example: The ultimate guide to shutting down climate trolls – Salon.com
The Southern U.S. has been paralyzed by a historic ice storm, and the Northeast is well on its way to another foot-plus of snow. If all that wasn’t bad enough, the climate trolls are coming out.
This time, top honors goes to the Federalist, which can’t get over the irony of Senate Democrats scheduling a hearing on global warming right as a blizzard is expected to hit D.C. In fact, there’s good reason to believe that global climate change is linked to extreme weather like this, but arguing that is an advanced move. Demonstrating that cold and snowy weather in no way disproves global warming? Anyone can do that.
How? Simple! Ignore the fact that Where’s the snow? On the ground in 49 of 50 states, instead, the very clever global cooling denialist can fight off the foes with this: AUSTRALIA! Why, it is hot summer there right now so why are 100 million people bellyaching, make that 200 million if you include all the Canadians and if other countries, another few hundred million or so…yes, Australia and California are both hot. Ergo: we are all in danger of roasting to death soon. Very soon. After it gets above freezing some time in the future.
Over two-thirds of the contiguous USA covered with snow and around 90% of Canada. A very goofy website called, erroneously, ‘SkepticalScience, gives a one sentence putdown of anyone pointing out that we are freezing for the most part, not soaking up the balmy sun:
“A local cold day has nothing to do with the long-term trend of increasing global temperatures.”
This puzzles me greatly. Skeptical Science prides itself for being ‘scientific’ yet can say something that stupid. Nearly an entire, huge, much, much, much bigger than Australia continent, is nearly covered by ice and snow with record cold temperatures repeatedly hammering it over and over again for months. This is ‘a local cold day’ to the urchins pretending to be scientific. This is like the Monty Python John Cleese wearing a hankie on his head skit where he talks about the▶ Water Tax and waxes indignant and then suddenly yells, ‘Oh!’ when he notices he is standing in a puddle.
Global Warming Hearing Scheduled Right Before Expected D.C. Blizzard has right wingers laughing their heads off. Several years ago, I warned the liberal community to stop pushing the ‘global warming’ business because the sun was cooling off and they should put off the ‘we are roasting to death’ for a while lest they look like fools. Instead, the leaders cooked up the very silly ‘climate change’ storyline which is insane since it can change to COLDER quite easily. And has begun to do exactly that. Freak snow storm paralizes northern Iran shows that Sochi may be warm and no snow but it is snowing much further south, in Iran!
As it did earlier in Egypt, for example. This is the biggest snow storm in 50 years in Iran! No small matter. So, snow isn’t just hammering most of North America, it is elsewhere, too, from central Europe to Iran. It may not be all places at once, that would be a full Ice Age. All Ice Ages started very suddenly, by the way. Within the liberal community that prides itself on being lovers of humanity in contrast with evil right wingers, there has been a gigantic deficit of sympathy for the many people who are dying this winter due to blizzards and extreme cold.
Our own NOAA weather service miscalled this winter nearly totally and now is on a campaign to convince us we will roast to death in the near future with no apologies for being utterly off base predicting the weather. Completely without shame, they continue to badger us about global warming. The ‘climate change’ word game is just cover for all this so they can sneer, ‘Global warming causes massive blizzards to blanket entire continents!’ They have twisted logic in pretzels trying to explain how being hot leads to severe cold that lasts for months and covers huge parts of the planet.
Obama, obeying the global warmists, made part of his State of the Union address about how we have to tax energy heavily to save us from roasting to death. Democrats then held hearings on this topic to back up the speech. The opening statement in Congress by a Democrat talks about HOT weather only. Hurricanes and of course, California which is pretty much the only hot spot this year. Not a peep about severe cold or blizzards even as a very cold blizzard roars into DC. Over and over again, they talk about things that not only happen only in warm times but make zero mention of the fact that hurricanes actually vanished instead of increasing.
The recent line of blizzards coming out of Alabama are following the same track many summer storms last year used to reach the Northeast. The persistence of this track is identical to the path of storms in the 1970’s. Virtually all ‘global warming’ graphs used by these believers start with the extreme cold years of that cycle. And then use tiny gradients to make the graphs look steep when it tracks a one degree difference between 1970 and 2010. If the graph showed it not by .01 degree increments but rather 1.0, the graph goes much, much flatter.
The global cooling denialists love to talk about Greenland, too. We are all going to drown due to Greenland melting. So…Aerial photos from Greenland topple climate models | ScienceNordic
Scientists have long believed that Greenland’s ice sheet is melting with increasing speed and that this will result in considerable rises in water levels in the world’s oceans over the next 100 years.
But the foundation for this view now appears to be completely wrong. In the latest issue of the journal Science, Danish researchers report that Greenland’s ice sheet is not behaving quite as expected – the speed at which the ice disappears rises and falls considerably when measured over the years.
The climate models for the influence of melting ice on water levels in the oceans must therefore be revised.
Much of what we think we know about climate has a strong ‘belief’ factor which has to be settled by incoming data. Which is why the global warmists are so difficult to talk to since they edit out incoming data that doesn’t support their belief system. Just like they edited out the sun entirely as a main driver of the weather. Here is another recent geological study that stands global warming beliefs on its head: Surprisingly few major Ice Ages in southwest Greenland | ScienceNordic
The Earth’s northern hemisphere has experienced more than 30 Ice Ages over the past few million years.
Here, thick ice sheets have covered much of North America and as far down into Europe as France.
New research from The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) shows that although Greenland has gone through many Ice Ages, only five of them have caused the ice in southern Greenland to grow so large and thick that it covered the entire shelf offshore southern Greenland.
This surprised the researchers:
”In our seismic analyses of the deep seabed off southwest Greenland we only observed sediments that stem from five extreme Ice Ages. This is a different number to the more than 30 Ice Ages we know have occurred in the northern hemisphere,” says geologist Tove Nielsen, a senior researcher at GEUS, who together with her colleague Antoon Kuijpers conducted the new study.
It ‘surprised’ researchers because they went into the study hoping to prove that if Greenland melts and its glaciers don’t grow, this means global warming. It does NOT. Instead, they had to change their minds and I hope they stick to their guns and face down the global warmists! They will be either under attack or ignored because this changes everything and makes my assertion that any estimation of ‘global warming’ or ‘impending ice age’ must focus ONLY on the exact places that have had the most Ice Age damage in the past.
Australia had zero damage from glaciation. North America had the most, more than any part of the planet, every time. Europe was hit hard, too, but Siberia had nearly no glaciation at all. This puzzle is easy to piece together. And warmists refuse to do this. The ‘Skpetic Scientist’ clowns, for example, want us to focus on Australia when worrying about global cooling. That is insane. And dishonest and worse, they know this deep in their hearts. It is just hard to let go of belief systems implanted in the brain.
I salute the Geologic Survey of Denmark for publishing their information instead of, like my dad’s paper on the sun being more variable than we wish which was censored by global warmists.
Third world countries were offered tons of CO2 derivative trade money so they began to complain about global warming while having fun in the sun while we freeze. It continues, being a great way of getting some loot: Fiji leader invites climate-hit Kiribati residents to relocate | The Raw Story. Yes, their tiny atolls are being submerged. Or are they?
Here is another study that won’t make the news much due to so many elites committed to the CO2 derivatives market and governments wishing to heavily tax energy to fund wars, etc.: Study finds S. Pacific islands growing despite rising seas | Toronto Star
Some scientists have worried for years that many of the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels.
But two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 120 millimeters — an average of 2 millimeters a year — over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size.
The reason: Coral islands respond to changes in weather patterns and climate, with coral debris eroded from encircling reefs pushed up onto the islands’ coasts by winds and waves.
Meanwhile, the Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving And Will Disappear, Study Finds …which is no shock. We can see the underwater stubby remains of previous islands and the biggest island is the one with present volcanic activity while the others slowly erode away, smaller and smaller. This went on for over 5 million years as the Pacific Plate moves over this stationary hot spot. I pointed out in the past that the West Coast is rising and the East Coast is sinking and this is why the West Coast doesn’t see more and more flooding while the East Coast is plagued by flooding.
The atolls and distant islands of the Pacific have been colonized only fairly recently. These atolls are not ancient structures but rather rose up during the last interglacial. During the ice ages, I would presume atoll building slowed down or even vanished due to the oceans being too cold to support the lifeforms that build these structures. Humans, being recent arrivals (on the geological scale) can easily move elsewhere and indeed, many emigrate away for a variety of reasons. No atoll is a solid, continent-style structure. They are by definition, living creatures that can die. They are not volcanic entities or if they have a volcanic past, they are now submerged unless corals grow sufficient to raise these out of the water somewhat.
Focusing on Australia and tiny, temporary atolls to define global climate is dishonest and stupid. And the warmists, desperate to deny the truth, cling to these extreme tropical examples shows us that incoming data is driving them all insane. The cynical refusal to admit we are in a cold cycle by our elites is due to naked greed. They are committed to the global warming story because it is an excuse to hammer the rest of us with higher taxes and huge restrictions on our own lives while the elites, screaming about too warm, fly private jets, drive gas guzzling fast cars, live in huge palaces and party on polluting yachts or party on tropical islands.
Note that Prince Charles’ brats are doing exactly that, over and over again! As daddy weeps and wails about global warming and England is hammered by winter storms, he and his spawn fled to the tropics to sip drinks in the sun and splash around in the warm seas, spewing CO2 all over the kingdom come. Obviously, neither he nor his brats have the slightest worry about CO2 destroying our planet. Nor do any of our goofy elites.
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