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Tragic winter weather in Europe doesn’t fit the Mannian narrative
watts up with that? ^ | February 5, 2012 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 02/06/2012 1:14:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

From the Weather is not climate unless we say it is department: Over at Climate Progress, paid propagandist Joe Romm wails about “journalistic malpractice” from Michael Mann’s words in a tweet:

The wailing (Jan 31st and again Feb 4th) was because the LA Times didn’t use the words “global warming” or “climate change” in a story about the mild winter in the USA. But Romm and Mann both ignore the much bigger story of a bitterly cold winter in Europe with snow reaching into northern Africa which has caused nearly three hundred deaths. Conversely, there doesn’t seem to be any deaths associated with the mild winter in the USA that Romm and Mann are wailing about. You can decide who’s committing “journalistic malpractice”.

Rutgers Snow Lab has the current NH snow extent:

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Romm’s buddy, Dr. Jeff Masters puts the temperature departure in Europe and Alaska in perspective with the continental USA:

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Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average as analyzed by the GFS model, for February 2, 2012. Remarkably cold air was present over Europe and western Alaska - Image: Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground

And here’s a CNN story from today about the severe winter weather in Europe:

Situation ‘tragic’ as winter weather blankets Europe (Snow Reported as far south as Algeria in Northern Africa)

By the CNN Wire Staff

updated 12:23 PM EST, Sun February 5, 2012

London (CNN) — Heavy snow left several Italian villages paralyzed and without power as winter weather and cold temperatures spread across Europe, the mayor of one village said. Many of the 32 villages in the Aniene Valley, near Rome, lost electricity on Friday when an electric pylon fell because of the snow, said Piero Moscardini, mayor of Vallinfreda. The valley, home to about 50,000 people, has received some 100 cm (39 inches) of snow, Moscardini said. “It’s the worst snow since 1956,” he said. “The situation is tragic. We need the Army to save us.”

Ambulances cannot traverse the roads, he said, and some villagers cannot reach their stables to feed livestock. Meanwhile, deaths continued to increase from the cold. In Romania, four people died on Saturday and another six on Sunday, authorities said. A total of 34 people have died since the cold snap began in late January. Nineteen national roads and one highway remained closed on Sunday. More than 30 cities and villages are isolated, authorities said, and power outages were reported in 200 cities and villages. More than 3,000 employees belonging to the Interior Ministry were involved in rescue operations, as hundreds sought refuge in temporary shelters and hundreds more were hospitalized because of hypothermia.

In Poland, TVN Poland said a total of 53 people have died, eight of them in the past 24 hours. The victims are mainly homeless people, according to the report. Heathrow Airport, one of the world’s busiest international airports, canceled about half of its flights Sunday, its owner said Sunday — about 260 more flights than it expected to cancel as of the night before. Between two and four inches of snow fell on London overnight, as the British capital became the latest European city to be hit by winter weather wending its way west. Drivers in both London and Rome will need to worry about ice as temperatures rise slightly, then fall again to below freezing, CNN meteorologist Tom Sater said Sunday.

Full story here

<br/>People stand in snow in front of the Colosseum on Saturday, February 4, in Rome.
People stand in snow in front of the Colosseum on Saturday, February 4, in Rome.

<br/>A boy and his mother skate on the partly frozen Elbe River as the skyline of the eastern German city of Dresden is silhouetted in the background on Thursday, February 2. A cold snap kept Europe in its icy grip, pushing the death toll past 150 as countries from Italy to Ukraine struggled to cope with temperatures that reached record lows in some places.
A boy and his mother skate on the partly frozen Elbe River as the skyline of the eastern German city of Dresden is silhouetted in the background on Thursday, February 2. A cold snap kept Europe in its icy grip, pushing the death toll past 150 as countries from Italy to Ukraine struggled to cope with temperatures that reached record lows in some places.

<br/>A man pets a dog next to frozen sea waters in Constanta, Romania, on Wednesday, February 1. Temperatures plunged to -34 degrees Celsius (-29 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Romania, where eight people died due to cold-related causes, according to local media.
A man pets a dog next to frozen sea waters in Constanta, Romania, on Wednesday, February 1. Temperatures plunged to -34 degrees Celsius (-29 degrees Fahrenheit) in central Romania, where eight people died due to cold-related causes, according to local media.

<br/>Freshly plowed snow frames a road in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, January 27.
Freshly plowed snow frames a road in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, January 27.

<br/>iReporter Cosmin Stan sent in this photo from Bucharest, Romania, on Thursday, January 26.

iReporter Cosmin Stan sent in this photo from Bucharest, Romania, on Thursday, January 26. “The problem was not the quantity of the snow, but the strong winds,” he told CNN.



TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; climategate2; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax

1 posted on 02/06/2012 1:14:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


2 posted on 02/06/2012 1:16:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Daily Snow Map looks a lot like this one, in it's first stages perhaps... Photobucket
3 posted on 02/06/2012 1:28:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

Thanks.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 1:32:49 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pinging myself for later so I can show my global warming believer friend, who is of Italian heritage, the pic of the coliseum. He whines continually that because Americans drive big vehicles, etcetera, that his relatives in Italy and Spain are baking in global warming.

Of course he’ll still claim the cold is our fault but it will be fun to show him the pic.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 1:36:28 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The older I become, the more exhausting it becomes to live on this planet. the truth is buried under layers of lies, fabrications, superstitions, distortions, mis understandings and outright excrement. This list can include religion, politics, medicine, finance, human inter relationships of all kinds and many others as well.

Pontius Pilate: “What is truth”. No questionmark needed as this was not even a question.

Truth is apparently whatever the hell “you” or “I” decide truth to be? We are all Borgia?


6 posted on 02/06/2012 1:38:11 PM PST by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: prisoner6

Yes, the ole globull warming causes global cooling!


7 posted on 02/06/2012 1:39:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Cool pics!

We got High Wind Advisories up as a short blast hits the West Coast.

http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp

Loved to have seen EUrope back when a mile of ice covered it..


8 posted on 02/06/2012 1:48:32 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What’s that white stuff in Kansas?


9 posted on 02/06/2012 1:53:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What’s that white stuff in Kansas?

Winter Weather Alert

Imagine ,, winter in february on the plains.. heck, the lake ice is still thin in a lot of spots in Minniesoda..

We should get a good soak the next 24 hours here.. some snow in the LA peaks.. I miss the sight of Mt. Baldy covered in snow.


10 posted on 02/06/2012 2:01:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Guess it is real:

***********************************************************

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 3:21 PM CST on February 06, 2012

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 am to 4 PM CST
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow... which is in effect from
4 am to 4 PM CST Tuesday.


* Timing... 4 am CST Tuesday through 4 PM CDT Tuesday.

* Main impact... snow accumulations between one and three inches
will combine with 30 mph sustained winds and gusts up to 40 mph.
These conditions will create reduced visibility to under a half
mile for a few hours.

* Other impacts... primarily a travel hazard in reduced visibility,
but some Road compaction is also possible creating slick Road
conditions. High profile vehicles will also be challenged by
strong 30 to 40 mph winds.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...


A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

11 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The white outlined areas in Kansas are for Winter Weather Advisory conditions.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 2:03:00 PM PST by halo66
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To: NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach

That’s getting too close, time to mover further south!


13 posted on 02/06/2012 2:11:45 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

14 posted on 02/06/2012 2:17:58 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: DariusBane

I wish posts had a “Like” button as I would click on it for yours.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 2:18:47 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: DariusBane

You’re right. It’s gotten so bad I’m glad the contents of my hour-glass are almost all at the bottom.


16 posted on 02/06/2012 2:27:33 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’d just assumed that Al Gore was on a European lecture tour.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 2:30:05 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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18 posted on 02/06/2012 3:46:46 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Time for Al Gore to come to the aid of his fellow followers in Europe. He could at least breath a few times upon them to warm them up a bit. He could enlist Manning and Hansen in the effort. Freaking clowns...


19 posted on 02/06/2012 4:55:25 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle

Whooooops: Manning = Mann.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 4:56:59 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Fred Nerks

I thank God I am not immortal. I am 43 and healthy so i am half way there. But i have three children whom i am cursing with the “gift” of independent tbought. they would be happier i think if I left them to Justin Beiber, global warming and the sweet liquor of faith in theif fellow man and his foolish institutions.

Instead I give them God, rationality and misery until temporal time leaves them mercifully undone.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 9:22:30 PM PST by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Marine_Uncle

LOL....Manning is that FootBall player...


22 posted on 02/06/2012 9:23:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Thanks Ernest. I’m nabbin’ those Getty pix before they vanish.


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24 posted on 02/07/2012 12:48:09 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pictures that look just like home.

ONly this year, WE don’t have the snow. The grass is showing and has been most of the winter.

I don’t mind sharing the wealth.


25 posted on 02/07/2012 1:04:31 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pictures that look just like home.

Only this year, WE don’t have the snow. The grass is showing and has been most of the winter.

I don’t mind sharing the wealth.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 1:05:00 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

RE: “LOL....Manning is that FootBall player...” Yeah. I realized it a few hundred milliseconds after I typed the line then hit the return key. Heh heh.


27 posted on 02/08/2012 12:41:06 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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