Skip to comments.As Blizzard Nemo Strikes, Global Warming Won’t Be Far Behind
Posted on 02/09/2013 4:59:38 AM PST by Kaslin
Blizzard Nemo is bearing down on the Northeast- hence the term noreaster to describe it- so prepare for the folks at Fashion Week, now being held in New York City, to be out in force battling the storm.
The organizers of New York's Fashion Week, reports the CSMonitor, a closely watched series of fashion shows held under a big tent said they will have extra crews to help with snow removal and will turn up the heat and add an extra layer to the venue.
We can only hope that they wear furs.
Because well need blizzards of hilarity to withstand the up-and-coming storm, which will be the worst storm ever since, well, the last WORST-STORM-EVER!
However, we wont have to brace against the snow per se; there have been plenty of monster winter storms in the Northeast that have been shrugged off, shoveled out from and tobogganed on.
Even in the midst of an outbreak of global warming, snow still, after all, eventually melts. Even in New England.
Yes, said Mark Twain, a resident of Connecticut, one of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty ofit.
So, the biggest storm well face wont be Nemo, in other words; it will be the blizzard of pseudo-scientific, trash journalistic, moralizing, hypocrisizing and hyperventilating rain of ink that will tie the storm to the effects of global warming.
Al Gore cant fart sideways today without the gas being caused by global warming.
By definition, global warming can now be defined by anything that disturbs the comfort and security of anyone who lives on the Eastern seaboard.
Or anything that can get the mug of anyone who lives on the Western seaboard into the news as anything other than a money-grubbing whore to stardom.
Before the last flake has fallen, as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once again mismanages civil discomfort into civil emergency, and Governor Chris Christie demands more federal mullah for Jersey while walking hand-in-hand with Obama, an army of bloggers, grant-seeking scientists, self-appointed experts and climate hobbyists will tell us NEMO=GLOBAL WARMING.
Making cameos in this modern-day, passion play will be the usual suspects: the Greenland ice shelf, artic sea-ice, the gulf stream, polar bears drinking Coca Cola, penguins marching one minute and dancing the next, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.
It will have all the hallmarks of a Disney classic, animated by Pixar, including the shooting of Bambis mom with an assault rifle by a crazed Tea Party activist. The shooter will later be correctly identified as either: 1) mentally-ill with no connection to the Tea Party- and that correction will be buried on the last page of the New York Times; or 2) as a leftist who mistook Bambis mom as a right-wing hate group because she was wearing deer fur.
In a world in which it takes 9-12 years for scientists to develop small molecule drugs for commercial use, its a relief to know that it only takes 9-12 minutes to tie the LARGEST STORM IN HISTORY into something as complex as our global climate.
Or two days to read, analyze and pass the most complex healthcare bill ever.
Or to ruin the 250 year Republic in just 9-12 years in slavish devotion to bad science, bad economics and a broken and brokered political system.
But never mind that: Hurrah! for Fashion Week, Nemo and Mayor Big Gulp.
And bring on the furs.
Since the planet is much warmer than a year ago (recently as much as 1C warmer than a year previously), one would expect more cooling storms. These much hyped storms do not appear in any climate models for the simple reason that they are negative feedback, reducing the slight warming from CO2. Ask the models how Greenland will melt in 100 or 200 years and the answer is fewer and weaker storms.
Guess this will give me something to think about when I spend all afternoon shoveling my driveway.
Thank you Kaslin for posting this.
Thank you Mr. Ransom for seeing and telling it like it truly is.
They are called Nor’easters because of the prevailing wind, not which part of the country they strike.
It’s called a Nor’easter because the cyclonic winds from an off shore storm hit the coast from the northeast. The winter hurricane pumps ocean water over land (”lake effect” snow on an oceanic scale).
What’s with this business of naming winter storms? When did this start? Why do they do this? And where do they get the names from?
People in the NE are such drama queens in the winter.
God hates the communist northeast.
When did they start naming snow storms and why doesn’t it have a black name?
To be fair, this is the America that has directions on the cereal box.
Can you be any more ridiculous? Do you expect the northeast to have temperatures at this time like Florida does? It’s Winter and it snows in Winter
This is quite a newsflash. You must notify the warming authorities immediately, since even they admit the earth is no warmer than it was fifteen years ago.
Blizzard Nemo ? When did they start naming blizzards? Hurricanes and Typhons, yes but blizzards?
Has very one forgotten about the GREAT BLIZZARD of 1888?
There was also a string of massive heat waves during those summers. Must have been horses passing gas as the buffalo herds were wiped out and there was not enough cows yet to make up for the loss of methane produced by the buffalo.
The Weather Channel, on its own, started naming winter storms. They came up with Nemo.
No doubt an attempt to boost ratings for an increasingly sad channel.
Maybe they’re scared because Nemo spelled backwards is “Omen”.
What the authorities don't understand is that natural variability dominates. They talk about how global average temperature has risen 0.6C or more due to manmade "global warming". It is true that increases in CO2 raise the equilibrium temperature on average. But the amount is completely trivial. The planet's average temperature can rise 0.6C in a month due to weather and fall that much a month later. That is important and the only thing that matters.