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Global Warming Is Making The World Colder

From the true believers at the Agence France Press:

Melting Arctic causes snowier winters in Europe, the US

February 28, 2012

MELTING sea ice in the Arctic may be causing the snowier winters the northern hemisphere has experienced in the last two seasons.

As the ‘climate skeptic’ Anthony Watts noted at his website, the original headline for this AFP article was: "Global Warming Is Making The World Colder." But apparently ‘cooler heads’ prevailed, and they caught the unintentional absurdity of it all.

But, really, why not blame colder winters on ‘global warming’? They have blamed everything else on it. In fact, ‘global warming’ is to our current era what radiation was to the sci-fi and monster movies of the 1950s and 1960s. And just as believable.

The level of Arctic sea ice has reached a new record low in 2007, said the study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Meanwhile, above-average snowfall has blanketed large parts of the northern United States, northwestern and central Europe, and northern and central China.

The northern hemisphere has recorded its second and third largest snow covers in documented history in the last two seasons, spanning the winters of 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

Apparently, ‘the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh it away.’

Researchers believe the disappearing Arctic ice is sending more water vapour into the air, and is interfering with atmospheric currents and westerly winds that would typically have swept snowy weather northward.

Instead, more cold air is descending into the middle and lower latitudes, "leading to increased heavy snowfall in Europe and the northeast and midwest regions of the United States", said Jiping Liu, a senior research scientist at Georgia Tech.

The research included scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and New York’s Columbia University, and was supported by NASA and the National Science Foundation.

And when they say "supported by" they mean these findings was ‘ordered by.’

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Global Warming Is Making The World Colder”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    How many times is the Press going to keep printing these canards? Sheesh, it’s like Hollywood running out of fresh ideas or something.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    The unbelievable arrogance that they, not unlike their scientific counterparts in the 1890’s…that “brain trust’ of people who scoffed at most new, bright thinkers. But now we have ignorance unabated and being packaged and sold as “knowledge”.

    The arrogance that they think they can answer the question is staggering. “Climatology” is actually, technically in its infancy and will be so for the next hundred years or so, or possibly longer. Why? Because it takes huge amounts of data to study it. And this is because the changes take place over very long periods of time. Eons, in fact.

    It’s comical….when I see a “scientist” such as a paleontologist pick up an artifact from the ground and describe its use, how it came to be where it is, who made it, etc etc etc. without giving any credence to possible things outside his scope of understanding. Sure, you can tell a lot about many things but they often seem to lack the skill of differentiation in their intellectual abilities. To give a sublime example, say they found a landfill and it’s the year 3021. Their intellectual scientists would be busy trying to assemble the refuse of our current society and explain how things were used. Finding a refrigerator, they might assess it as a “personal sleep chamber” or, a place to store clothing if one was found that had articles like that also found either inside it or near it.

    Narrow-minded people….allowed the ear of politicians have no idea (or maybe they do) how they can affect our daily lives. But then, maybe that’s the point. It gives them the gravity and importance they cannot get in life in any other way.

  3. Astravogel says:

    RS, you’d love, “Motel of the Mysteries” a fictional
    account of archeologists of the future digging up a
    buried motel in the US. Excellent illustrations.

  4. Right of the People says:

    Rusty,

    Spot on. I’d still like to know how paleontologists can say what a certain critter looked like just from its bones. If you mention to them that maybe the T-Rex’s skin was green instead of brown or maybe even yellow they will tell you in no certain terms that they KNOW for sure.

    This is a bit long but I copied this from a website years ago and have held onto it. It is from an article in Newsweek 1975 about the risk of global cooling. I remember the discussions well back when Mr. Peanut was in office and he made the federal building set their thermostats to 65 in the winter and 82 in summer. I was still in the army at the time and we had to do this ridiculous crap, I froze my butt off in Germany.

    From the now notorious April 28, 1975 issue of Newsweek :

    The Cooling World
    By Peter Gwynne
    28 April 1975
    There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production — with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas — parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia — where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.
    The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually.
    During the same time, the average temperature around the equator has risen by a fraction of a degree — a fraction that in some areas can mean drought and desolation. Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars’ worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.
    To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather conditions. But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic.
    “A major climatic change would force economic and social adjustments on a worldwide scale,” warns a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, “because the global patterns of food production and population that have evolved are implicitly dependent on the climate of the present century.”
    A survey completed last year by Dr. Murray Mitchell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals a drop of half a degree in average ground temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere between 1945 and 1968. According to George Kukla of Columbia University, satellite photos indicated a sudden, large increase in Northern Hemisphere snow cover in the winter of 1971-72. And a study released last month by two NOAA scientists notes that the amount of sunshine reaching the ground in the continental U.S. diminished by 1.3% between 1964 and 1972.
    To the layman, the relatively small changes in temperature and sunshine can be highly misleading. Reid Bryson of the University of Wisconsin points out that the Earth’s average temperature during the great Ice Ages was only about seven degrees lower than during its warmest eras — and that the present decline has taken the planet about a sixth of the way toward the Ice Age average.
    Others regard the cooling as a reversion to the “little ice age” conditions that brought bitter winters to much of Europe and northern America between 1600 and 1900 — years when the Thames used to freeze so solidly that Londoners roasted oxen on the ice and when iceboats sailed the Hudson River almost as far south as New York City.
    Just what causes the onset of major and minor ice ages remains a mystery. “Our knowledge of the mechanisms of climatic change is at least as fragmentary as our data,” concedes the National Academy of Sciences report. “Not only are the basic scientific questions largely unanswered, but in many cases we do not yet know enough to pose the key questions.”
    Meteorologists think that they can forecast the short-term results of the return to the norm of the last century. They begin by noting the slight drop in overall temperature that produces large numbers of pressure centers in the upper atmosphere. These break up the smooth flow of westerly winds over temperate areas. The stagnant air produced in this way causes an increase in extremes of local weather such as droughts, floods, extended dry spells, long freezes, delayed monsoons and even local temperature increases — all of which have a direct impact on food supplies.
    “The world’s food-producing system,” warns Dr. James D. McQuigg of NOAA’s Center for Climatic and Environmental Assessment, “is much more sensitive to the weather variable than it was even five years ago.”
    Furthermore, the growth of world population and creation of new national boundaries make it impossible for starving peoples to migrate from their devastated fields, as they did during past famines.
    Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects.
    They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.
    Lest we forget just how wrong the climate experts can be.
    It’s funny isn’t it?

  5. canary says:

    The United States having such a warm winter this year must have lead to this panic of b.s.

  6. fallingpianos says:

    So, in order to beat the heat in the summer, all I have to do is put on a coat?


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