Skip to comments.Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Deep freeze and hard data refute “global warming”
Posted on 02/26/2014 6:44:17 AM PST by SeekAndFind
During his recent visit to Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered 5,957 words on so-called global warming. As he told students at Jakartas American Cultural Center on February 16: Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction all challenges that know no borders the reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them. Kerry added, Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the worlds most fearsome weapon of mass destruction. He continued: The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3D movie.
Meanwhile, in the nation that Kerry represents, snow coated 49 of the 50 United States, including Mount Mauna Kea in Hawaii; only Florida escaped. The morning of February 18 brought snow to the sidewalks of New York, which were already icy from a February 15 snowstorm the sixth in one week. That blizzard, in turn, arrived barely a day after the previous blast, which dumped snow from Georgia to Maine, toppled power lines, left at least a half million Americans in the dark, and killed 25 people.
After six feet of snow pounded mountains in Colorado in recent days, three avalanches have devoured four people. These snow slides have been breaking trees that have been there a long time, the Colorado Avalanche Information Centers Brian Lazar told the Washington Post. This is a good indication that avalanches are running bigger than they have. So far this winter, avalanches have killed 15 individuals.
Two polar vortices lately have made New Orleans feel like Chicago with flying beads. The Great Lakes are now 85 percent frozen. Average ice cover at this point in the season is 35 percent, the Michigan Daily reports. The current levels are the highest since 1979, when the lakes were almost 95 percent covered. Lake Erie already is at that level; Lake Huron is nearly 96 percent frozen.
Americans who awoke on cold airport floors probably ground their molars as they looked up and saw Kerry pontificating on TV screens near their departure gates. It must have been equally galling for Americans to shovel their snowy driveways and then hear Obama declare in drought-ravaged Los Baños, Calif., on February 14: Unless and until we do more to combat carbon pollution that causes climate change, this trend is going to get worse. And the hard truth is even if we do take action on climate change, carbon pollution has built up in our atmosphere for decades. Obama ominously added: The planet is slowly going to keep warming for a long time to come.
True, the Golden State has been cursed with scarce rain lately (and, conversely, blessed with toasty sunshine that allowed one to bike comfortably in shorts and then enjoy Christmas dinner in Los Angeles while wearing a Madras shirt). But the federal Endangered Species Act has aggravated matters.
Environmental special interests managed to dismantle the [state water-delivery] system by diverting water meant for farms to pet projects, such as saving delta smelt, a baitfish, according to Investors Business Daily. That move forced the flushing of 3 million acre-feet of water originally slated for the Central Valley into the ocean over the past five years.
Just this annual waste of some 600,000 acre-feet of water equals about one quarter of the 2.3 million acre-feet typically delivered by the State Water Project, Californias largest aquatic conduit.
Theres plenty of water, says Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.). But the courts say it cant be touched, so its flowing out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Kerry, Obama, and most of their fellow Leftists cling to the gospel of so-called global warming just as fervently as the geocentrics of yore insisted that the heavens revolved around Earth. Who the hell was that crackpot Galileo to question settled science?
Among many other brilliant ideas, Kerry, Obama, and the other high priests of the Church of Global Warming demand cap-and-trade schemes, green-energy subsidies, and taxes on carbon pollution (i.e. the toxic fumes that YOU keep pumping into the atmosphere each time you exhale).
With so few people feeling globally warmed these days, liberals now denounce climate change an all-encompassing condition whose alleged risks conveniently are confirmed by snow and sunshine, ice and heat waves, cool breezes and hurricanes, droughts and floods, and everything else on the Weather Channel.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently decreed brand-new climate action hubs to help farmers cope with the impending doom that this supposed problem surely will unleash . . . any day now. The need for this assistance is so desperately urgent, Vilsack explained on February 5, that Team Obama had no choice but to commence this project unilaterally. These climate action hubs are really part of the presidents climate action plan and its directive of us actually to act, not wait for Congress, not wait for laws to be passed, but to do it on our own.
Before Obama issues further such decrees, he should study the recent findings of Dr. Roy Spencer. He is a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). Spencer earned a Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of WisconsinMadison in 1981 and eventually became a senior scientist for climate studies at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center.
Spencer recently reviewed temperature readings from 1983 through 2013 as recorded on Earths surface by sensors known as Hadley Centre/Climatic Research Unit Temperature, Version 4 (HadCRUT4), and from outer space via satellites tracked by UAH. Spencer then compared these actual temperature observations against predictions made by 90 different climate models that compose the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5).
The forecasts that these computer models generate are exactly what the high priests of so-called global warming use to foresee Earths doom and prescribe massive government intervention to prevent Judgment Day. Christians have their prophets. Warmists have their models.
Unfortunately for the Warmists, Spencers research finds their models more uncertain than a roomful of agnostics. Of the 90 CMIP5 models that Spencer scrutinized, 86 (95.6 percent) predicted temperatures higher than what surface-measurement devices actually observed. Even worse, 88 of these models (97.8 percent) overpredicted warming on Earth, when compared with temperatures captured by satellites.
Spencer evaluated these models, the surface-measurement stations, and satellite-based detectors from the same starting point. That baseline represents the five-year global average temperature from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 1983. From there, the models soon began predicting that temperatures would rise much higher than the ground-level and orbiting detectors actually reported. By the end of 2013, the models forecast that Earths analogous five-year average temperature would increase 1.17° Fahrenheit (0.65° Celsius). But the actual surface readings were only 0.68°F (0.38°C) higher; satellite observations were just 0.61°F (0.34°C) above baseline.
In other words, the Warmists hallowed computer models overshot real thermometer readings here on Earth by 71 percent and readings taken from space by 91 percent. Almost every one of these theoretical models resembles a car whose steering wheel drifts slightly to the left: This small error eventually nudges one out of the fast lane and into oncoming traffic.
Spencer also has presented satellite data from January 1979 through January 2014. They show how much the global average temperature has diverged at various times from the average that prevailed on Earth between 1981 and 2010. The satellite-based reading for January 1979 was 0.47°F (0.26°C) below that 30-year average. In April 1998, the satellite data peaked at 1.19°F (0.66°C) above baseline. Since then, Earths average temperature has failed to match or exceed that level. In January 2014, in fact, the average global temperature was only 0.52°F (0.29°C) above the 30-year average.
Spencers research proves that so-called global warming has been AWOL since April 1998. Thus, the climate crisis if it ever existed slipped away almost 16 years ago. Obama and those suffering from his condition are demolishing the economy and trashing personal freedom so they can rescue Earth from a disease that exists only in their heads (e.g. prohibiting the Thomas Edison light bulb, banning wood-burning stoves, sinking the coal sector, destroying coal-industry jobs, etc.). This is a sterling example of what George Will calls a collective hallucination.
Whatever one thinks of Spencers long-term thinking, his short-term outlook will sadden winter-weary Americans.
Cold arctic air is going to gradually return to the Eastern U.S., and especially the upper Midwest and Great Lakes, Spencer predicted on February 19. The eight-day forecast for Thursday night [February 27] has -50 deg. F temperatures knocking on the door in Minnesota, and below-freezing temperatures pushing into northern Florida. . . . Time to fire up your SUV, sacrifice the groundhog, or something.
Those who wish to learn more from Dr. Roy Spencer should read his volume Climate Confusion (Encounter Books, 2008). Those tempted to dismiss him as an industrial tool should consult his website. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service, it states. Not even Exxon-Mobil.
So, with the federal government $17.3 trillion in debt and deepening, Obama, Kerry, and their ilk should stop flying across the country and around the world chasing mythical monsters. Their quest for climate bogeymen is as foolish as riding Air Force One in search of Sasquatch.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University.
"Yyyyyyyeahhhh. Those movies aren't real, either. I'm going to have to ask you to take a flying leap."
global warming is the biggest lie ever told. this is the coldest year ever :Snow in new Orleans , snow in Pensacola, snow in Egypt this year. factories have been emitting C02 for the past 200 years. This CO2 is what democrats say is trapping heat in the atmosphere causing global warming. if that were true then sea levels would have risen 60 feet in those 200 years. They havent .there is MORE ice than ever in Antarctica( google it) not less. Its hasnt warmed. there is no sea level rise, ice caps have not melted.global warming is a big lie democrats push to grow government and control us . idiot democrat voters believe the news media who are huge liars. democrats trust government and the media .
we are living in a false reality created by the evil news media,our slavers. time for protests against the news media and Obama and democrats..
These socialists/democrats have taken over every institution in the uSA. democrats own the news media, the media,academia, the unions, the government schools, hollywood etc. . a far left ultra radical leftist Bolshevik, marxist rabid political activist is What EVERY democrat is . we have been taken over by far left ultra rabid communists. they show our children Al Gore’s movie as science fact in gov schools. the news is polar vortex, global warming, trayvon etc. they have to be stopped but what do we do sit on the couch cause they give us olympics and sports to watch as a distraction
God proves once again he is in control of everything not Al Gore and his freak fan club..
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM EST THURSDAY
UNTIL 11:30AM EST
Urgent - Winter Weather Message
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317 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2014
Including The Cities Of... Clare... Mount Pleasant... Alma... Ionia...
St. Johns... Charlotte... Lansing... Battle Creek... Jackson
... Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 9 PM This Evening To
3 PM EST Thursday...
The National Weather Service In Grand Rapids Has Issued A Winter
Weather Advisory For Snow... Blowing Snow And Bitter Cold Wind
Chills Which Is In Effect From 9 PM This Evening To 3 PM Est
* Up To 2 Inches Of Snow Late Tonight Through Midday Thursday.
* Wind Gusts Of 25 To 35 Mph Tonight Will Cause Blowing Snow.
* Wind Chill Readings To 20 Below Zero Late Tonight Into Thursday
Does anyone remember the words “mild winters”? That’s what we were guaranteed that global warming would cause our winters to all be like by 2010.
Now they change their tune to say that extremely cold winters are the the expected results of global warming.
All I know for sure is that we haven’t had any measurable rain fall in my area (Heart of Texas—Austin area) in months. Our lakes and streams are drying up .
Tell me about it...last night I fell out of bed and broke my pajamas.
global warming is the biggest lie ever told.
We have laughed so much at the progressive Democrats that now they are calling it climate change which I hope people don’t fall for.
global warming is the biggest lie ever told to enslave us.
this is the coldest year i remember
John Kerry has really established a new standard, in that, with a flashlight, map, compass and GPS, he *still* cannot find his own rear end.
At least Hillary knows what Bill’s naked rear end looks like, having repeatedly walked in on him displaying it while vigorously humping some zoftig plumpkin.
After which he unabashedly argues, “That...was...not...me!”
some idiot low info democrat voters are falling for the climate change bs.
That's exactly the lie the news media is preaching to all. and democrat voters believe it like the brainwashed puppets they are. many democrats have told me that all this cold is caused by global warming. and i set them straight with a rant and shut them up,left them speechless with their mouths open.
it's not getting warmer so the news media changed global warming to climate change and the democrat sheep buy it.
BBC News - Frost fair: When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25862141
No Industrial Revolution, no smog control regs back then, and there was no out cry during the Industrial Revolution which belched tons of smog into the air, polluted rivers, etc. And we burned coal and wood to heat our homes then.
Freezing cold and record snowfall is the new "Man-Caused Warming".
Freezing cold and record snowfall is the new “Man-Caused Warming”.
The lying evil news media reporters DO say that line above with a straight face. and the idiot democrat voters BELIEVE that lie and parrot that lie . i have heard them parrot that lie.and then i gave them a rant that left these democrats speechless with their mouth open lol . true story
Global warming has always been a hoax, a scam, a fraud. It’s never been about “saving the planet” or any such rot. It’s just about accruing power for the totalitarians on the “progressive” left. Nothing more, nothing less.
Yes that is true..It will be the worse flooding in history if Gore predicted a dust bowl..
Isn’t it sad that the morons believe Gore and the democrats about warming when all along the weather was being controlled by GOD as it has been since the beginning of time.. all it did was make them all rich with Gore in the lead.
Global warming = $$$$$$$$$$$$
I agree with your post
“Global warming has always been a hoax, a scam, a fraud. Its never been about saving the planet or any such rot. Its just about accruing power for the totalitarians on the progressive left. Nothing more, nothing less.”
now that chick in this pic in your post is one pretty girl:
” democrats own the news media, the media,academia, the unions, the government schools, hollywood etc.”
May I make a correction? MARXIST own the news media, academia, the unions, the government schools, hollywood etc.”.
I have frequently posted that America is in serious trouble due to Marxist media and Marxist education.
Could you make those charts larger? I can’t QUITE read them. ;)
Good info. What a scam! Why aren’t I ever smart (or evil) enough to get in on the bottom floor of these things?
...in the nation that Kerry represents, snow coated 49 of the 50 United States, including Mount Mauna Kea in Hawaii; only Florida escaped.
Here’s what Florida gets instead of snow...
RE: Heres what Florida gets instead of snow...
How does that relate to climate change?
I had pulled the above quote to go with the comment - then forgot to include it. I don't believe in man made climate change - but I do believe in man made ecological disasters... even small ones like this lizard invasion...
It’s the Rebound Effect of Mother Gaia over-correcting for MAN’s folly...
Thank’s for the word of the day!
Pharaoh only had a plague of frogs!
“Global Warming is the biggest lie ever told.”
The “Reverend” Al Sharpton was in a short video in which he told all the “flat-earthers” that “Global Warming” is real and trying to say that a cold winter disproves it is untrue. He said, “It’s winter, it’s supposed to be cold!”, thereby proving that Global Warming/Climate Change really exist to all the leftist fellow-travellers.
Leftists will embrace Global Warming/Climate Change as real and in large numbers vote for those who want to manipulate an entire economic system with taxes, controls, and regulations. They’re already doing it by bypassing Congress and their constituents are applauding it!
Absolutely mind-boggling and amazing. (And if one lives in Colorado or New York, the leftists just eliminated the 2nd Amendment with the swipe of a pen on paper; also absolutely amazing.)
In Wisconsin, we have 7 feet of frost in the ground. Most water/sewage lines are buried at 6 feet. Cities are asking residents to keep faucets flowing to prevent the mains from bursting. A water bill adjustment has been promised, but people are skeptical. Tomorrow is March 1st and we have a forecast of 7+ to -7.
It is too cold to start garden plants. Organic produce farmers are facing huge propane bills for their greenhouse starts. We will be lucky if soil temps are warm enough for row crops by June. That’s if the ground is dry enough to plow in time for planting.
I am 71. I have lived in Wisconsin for 50 years, 40 of them in my present location. The 1970s winters were brutal and I do recall winters with successive days of -30+ real temperatures. But this year, we did not have a January thaw and we had 2 days above 39 in February.
All of this is combined with high energy prices, energy shortages due to government edicts, silver lining articles about how to lose weight by being cold and nanny edicts about transport of firewood outside of townships due to the Emerald Ash Borer and proposed regulations on existing woodstove sales, even when included in an existing home sale.
It may not be THE coldest winter ever, but it has been unrelenting and our noses rubbed in it by TPTB. I have never been so cold for so long or spent so much to keep buildings at minimum temperatures of 55. I know of people who have retreated to one room of their house and others who spent nearly $1000/month to keep a house and a small office heated.
It is intolerable. It is something that could have been avoided. It is something exacerbated by government. They got every long term forecast wrong, probably due to their agenda, and that same agenda was behind every vicious regulation that has made everything worse. I wish them all chilblains, painful muscles and quadruple-digit monthly heating bills.
Forget the vortex, this winter is brought to you courtesy of the persistent Lake Baikal high pressure system.