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Deroy Murdock: Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what Al Gore says
The Manchester Union-Leader ^ | December 22, 2008 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 12/21/2008 10:53:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Winter officially arrived with Sunday's solstice. But for many Americans, autumn 2008's final days already feel like deepest, coldest January.

New Englanders still lack electricity after a Dec. 11 ice storm snapped power lines. Up to eight inches of snow struck New Orleans and southern Louisiana that day and didn't melt for 48 hours in some neighborhoods.

In southern California Wednesday, a half-inch of snow brightened Malibu's hills while a half-foot barricaded highways and marooned commuters in desert towns east of Los Angeles. Three inches of the white stuff shuttered Las Vegas' McCarran Airport that day and dusted the strip's hotels and casinos.

What are the odds of that?

Actually, the odds are rising that snow, ice and cold will grow increasingly common. As serious scientists repeatedly explain, global cooling is here. It is chilling temperatures and so-called "global-warming."

According to the National Climatic Data Center, 2008 will be America's coldest year since 1997, thanks to La Nina and precipitation in the central and eastern states. Solar quietude also may underlie global cooling. This year's sunspots and solar radiation approach the minimum in the sun's cycle, corresponding with lower earth temperatures. This echoes Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas' belief that solar variability, much more than carbon dioxide, sways global temperatures.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service reports that last summer was Anchorage's third coldest on record. "Not since 1980 has there been a summer less reflective of global warming," Craig Medred wrote in the Anchorage Daily News. Consequently, Alaska's glaciers are thickening in the middle. "It's been a long time on most glaciers where they've actually had positive mass balance," U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia told Medred Oct. 13. Similarly, the National Snow and Ice Data Center found that Arctic Sea ice expanded 13.2 percent this year, or a Texas-sized 270,000 square miles.

Across the equator, Brazil endured an especially cold September. Snow graced its southern provinces that month.

"Global warming is over, and Global warming theory has failed. There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent climate change," Imperial College London astrophysicist and long-range forecaster Piers Corbyn wrote British Members of Parliament on Oct. 28. "According to official data in every year since 1998, world temperatures have been colder than that year, yet CO2 has been rising rapidly." That evening, as the House of Commons debated legislation on so-called "global-warming," October snow fell in London for the first time since 1922.

These observations parallel those of five German researchers led by Professor Noel Keenlyside of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences. "Our results suggest that global surface temperature may not increase over the next decade," they concluded in last May's "Nature," "as natural climate variations in the North Atlantic and tropical Pacific temporarily offset the projected anthropogenic (man-made) warming."

This "lull" should doom the 0.54 degree Fahrenheit average global temperature rise predicted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Vatican of so-called "global warming." Incidentally, the IPCC's computer models factor in neither El Nino nor the Gulf Stream. Excluding such major climate variables would be like ESPN ignoring baseball and basketball.

So, is this all just propaganda concocted by Chevron-funded, right-wing, flat-Earthers? Ask Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a physical chemist and retired Navy meteorologist.

"As a scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear-mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science," Hertzberg wrote in Sept. 26's USA Today. "From the El Nino year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C (0.45 F). From Jan. 2007 until the spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C (1.35 F)."

As global cooling becomes more widely recognized, Americans from Maine to Malibu should feel comfortable dreaming of a white Christmas.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; gorebullwarming
Global Warming is the left's religion: Ever try talking someone out of their religious beliefs?
1 posted on 12/21/2008 10:53:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its a New Ice Age!

Come one, people, we have to elect socialists before its too late!

Oh, we already did.

OK, we’re fine. Go back to sleep.


2 posted on 12/21/2008 11:06:58 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At work Friday in So Cal, where it was unseasonably cool, these two fools were attributing the COLD to global warming...

I vainly tried to engage these idiots, saying...”shouldn’t there be some warmth involved, if it’s GW? I’m freezing in here!” their “answer” was some tripe like, “dude, like, it’s warming, ok?

Rush was right...never get in an argument with a fool (much less a pair of fools) lest passersby not be able to tell the difference.


3 posted on 12/21/2008 11:16:46 PM PST by Christian4Bush (The left-wing cancer took root in the 1960s and the funeral took place on November 4th, 2008.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
West of Chicago, it has warmed up to -6F in the last few hours, from -7 all day. Maybe Algore is right. Or maybe not.
4 posted on 12/21/2008 11:19:17 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

haven’t you heard? cold is the new warm!


5 posted on 12/21/2008 11:21:38 PM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: Seven plus One

-1F here in the NW suburbs.
Wind chill readings are supposed to be 20 below to 30 below zero in the morning.


6 posted on 12/21/2008 11:22:02 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BUMP!!!

This is excellent!


7 posted on 12/21/2008 11:24:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NASA and the UN seem to have re-installed those BOGUS “October Temps” for Siberia {a repeat of the September temps},in order to proclaim 2008 as WARMER.


8 posted on 12/21/2008 11:34:07 PM PST by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Global warming is “Al speak” for

“Tipper’s almost ready to let me come in from the garage”


9 posted on 12/22/2008 12:08:23 AM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"As a scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear-mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming to be a disservice to science," Hertzberg wrote...

Amen.

10 posted on 12/22/2008 12:39:30 AM PST by christie
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To: Christian4Bush

Imagine how cold it would be now without global warming? Every one should drive an SUV the long way to work to stop the glaciers from swallowing up the northern states.


11 posted on 12/22/2008 12:50:41 AM PST by Tramonto (More broker for you money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 12/22/2008 3:47:45 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: Christian4Bush

We peasants are incapable of grasping that cold weather is caused by global warming.


13 posted on 12/22/2008 4:21:41 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s 5 nasty degrees here in central PA now. A week ago it was 60.


14 posted on 12/22/2008 4:26:48 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Problem id'd, opinion keyed in...now, what will you DO about it?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

it is
15°F
RealFeel®
5°F
Winds: N
at 8mph
Right here in north Mississippi at this moment.


15 posted on 12/22/2008 4:41:45 AM PST by billhilly
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To: billhilly

Ouch!


16 posted on 12/22/2008 4:46:02 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Problem id'd, opinion keyed in...now, what will you DO about it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This echoes Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Sallie Baliunas' belief that solar variability, much more than carbon dioxide, sways global temperatures.

This was a given back when I was in school. How'd we get away from this...?

17 posted on 12/22/2008 4:52:45 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: Seven plus One
West of Chicago, it has warmed up to -6F in the last few hours, from -7 all day. Maybe Algore is right. Or maybe not.

Yeah, left work early in Sycamore to get home to Rochelle because we heard hwy 251 was being closed around Rochelle due to blowing/drifting, and they might close hwy 38. The wife was working at her store in DeKalb, and we both left, getting home 5 minutes apart. We hit three white-out areas on 38, two between Kishwaukee College and Creston, and one just West of Creston. Not fun.

Now we're supposed to get 3-5" more tomorrow, then turning "wintry mix" into Wednesday. Supposed to go to Rock Island Christmas Day. Well, maybe...

18 posted on 12/22/2008 5:02:07 AM PST by bcsco (Illinois politicians should be read their Miranda rights when sworn in to office...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve done a lot of physics/chemistry experiments over my high school and college years and not once have I created ice crystals by heating the air around me. I bring this up around global warming acolytes and the usual response is “F*** YOU!”


19 posted on 12/22/2008 5:04:49 AM PST by NRA1995 ("You improvise, you adapt, you overcome" (Gunny from "Heartbreak Ridge"))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While I agree that Global Warming and the uproar surrounding its “scientifically-established existence” is complete and utter BS, it is not the current cold that causes me to think that way. The problem in all of this is people have no understanding of the difference between “weather” and “climate”. Same people can’t get the difference between “tree” and “forest”.


20 posted on 12/22/2008 5:28:17 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Global warming is over, and Global warming theory has failed. There is no evidence that CO2 drives world temperatures or any consequent climate change"...

Unfortunately the Obama administration is firmly in the grips of the global warming cult and will destroy the US economy and decrease our standard of living to reach carbon reduction goals that will have absolutely no consequence on climate. Sooner or later I hope people recognize that Al Gore and his adherents are nothing more than frauds.

21 posted on 12/22/2008 6:01:37 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sallie Baliunas- has been a voice in the wilderness of real climate science for many years

http://www.marshall.org/experts.php?id=38


22 posted on 12/22/2008 6:19:49 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: xcamel

Pinging to a great article!


23 posted on 12/22/2008 11:40:53 AM PST by alwaysconservative (We have a President-elect who believes that AGW is worse than a nuclear Iran, for heaven's sake!)
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