The headline should be “Warmers continue to spin anything and everything as proof positive of anthropogenic global warming” but it was just too big to put out there.
This week we have several highlights of things the warmers are shouting and touting, while conveniently forgetting and ignoring all things noted as non-warming, or cooling, or even reality.
I see complaints of a possible drought in the UK. You can go to the Daily Mail here and read about it. But oops! Seems were having major rains and flooding in the north per the BBC here. I see no mention of global warming in either article. But we get nice scare piece from the Guardian here about how all that drought is proof we’ll all burn up.
HEAT-WAVES and COLD-WAVES
We have the giant heat-wave in Russia coupled with the forest fires that, according to some of the “warmistas” just have to absolutely, positively be “unprecedented’ proof that we’re all going to burn up. We’ll all be hotter than a “sex poodle.”
Time has a piece here about how the Russian heat-wave is all global warming related. Funny how this works. When we have a heat-wave it’s always global warming, when it’s cold we don’t hear much about it, or sometimes even cold is caused by global warming. Go figure!
You can look at the below from NOAA and yes it’s hot in Russia, it’s even a little hotter than normal (the green is about a 1-3 degrees Celsius) over much of Europe, but there’s a substantial area (the white) that has no deviation (aka: it’s normal). Seems everyone conveniently forgets small or no increases over normal. They just yell and scream global warming and only note the big increases. But when it’s conveniently going to prove global warming they’ll tout a small .05 degree temperature rise. Reality doesn’t matter, it’s what they think they can use to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes that they search for and misconstrue.
We recently had a heat-wave in the Northeast United States. Again the “warmers” are touting is as proof that global warming is coming to get us. Here’s an item in the Washington Post blaming heat waves on global warming.
Yet they conveniently ignore that the San Francisco Bay Area and much of the US as been well below normal temperatures this year. You can see from the below NOAA map. Much of the US is normal (white) and below normal (blues, purples, black), not hotter, but you don’t see any headlines about that, do you? Note the black area over much of Colorado and Wyoming? That’s at least 8 degrees celsius lower. That translates to about 17.6 degrees fahrenheit below normal.
Don’t believe my assertion that some heat-waves aren’t tantamount to being proof of global warming? Here’s a piece from the New York Times Green section. Now you know the NYT is on the “warmer” side, yet this is very obvious about not being able to attribute a heat wave to global warming. Why? How about because it’s the truth? Something that appears to be a novelty to many “warmers.”
Politics aside, what does one heat wave really mean? Not too much. As climate science informs us, individual weather events say little about the state of the global climate, which is measured by decades, centuries and millennia, not days.
The science of heat waves and climate change remains unsettled.
Hmmmmm, “unsettled,” not “unprecedented,” not “the science is settled,” meaning that it just might be weather and no more, period.
We seem to have a lamestream media blackout on the fact that it is so unusually cold this year in South America that many animals are even freezing to death along with a significant number of people. Evidently if it’s “unprecedented” cold, (which it is), then it’s not going to be acknowledged by the “warmer” media. I just “Googled” it and pages 1-5 have nothing from MSM on them. Proof they avoid anything about cooling like the plague. Some do report about it.
Here’s an item from Global Times titled “Peru braces for 7th cold wave this winter.” Yes 7th! No, we don’t get any mainstream media reporting about it.
Per this article from Accuweather you can see that its record-breaking cold, yet we see nothing about it because it doesn’t feed the “alarmist global warming” crowd.
More than a week of abnormal cold has chilled Argentina and other parts of South America, leaving rare snow, rewriting record books and causing hypothermia deaths.
Snow was seen for the first time in living memory in parts of Santiago del Estero, the MetSul meteorologist said. In the far north, one town of Tucuman had snow for the first time since 1921.
Interesting indeed that there’s no mention of this in the MSM. They will shriek about the heatwaves and completely ignore the cold waves. The heat waves are global warming, we’ll ignore the cold waves, they don’t fit “sex poodle’s” vision of us paying carbon taxes to save the globe and conveniently make a lot of his good buddies wealthy or wealther in the process.
Well we can’t forget that we now have a new giant iceberg courtesy of a glacier in Greenland calving into the ocean. That just has to be “robust” proof that there’s global warming, look it’ melted the glacier! Here’s an article from AOL noting how “the process is exacerbated by global warming.” Which of course everything is according to the “warmers.”
Ummmm….lamestream media and other assorted warmers should note that calving is a normal glacial process and actually proves the glacier is growing because the ice is flowing out over the sea. If the glacier was having heat related problems it wouldn’t be growing it would be retreating and there wouldn’t be any ice over the water, no calving, no iceberg floating about, no “alarmist” news articles either, no papers being sold, hmmmmmm.
It’s a rather normal process, too. Even the “alarmist” AOL article notes that….
The U.S. Coast Guard’s International Ice Patrol estimates that anywhere from 10,000 to 40,000 icebergs break off from Greenland’s west coast in any given year. But what’s unusual about this one is its size – more typical of Antarctica rather than the Arctic.
Gee, only 10,000 to 40,000 per year? But they have a “whopper” here so they can use it to foster the “whopper’s” they tell about global warming and make tons of money selling online news, magazines, newspapers, TV news shows, etc.
It’s not “unprecedented” either, or even something new.
The last time such a massive iceberg formed in the Arctic was in 1962, when the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf gave birth to a 230-square-mile ice island which also broke up in the Nares Strait.
Hmmm, in 1962 no one even heard of global warming. It was all about the global cooling. I wonder if the cooling scientists pulled something out of their collective butts to prove that it was caused by global cooling? Probably not because science was science back then and not the dog and pony show we now have. Note the 1962 one was double the size of the current one, yet it appears no one was having a heart-attack about it. The nightly news probably said something like “a large iceberg has broken off Greenland that may pose problems for shipping.”
Heat isn’t the only reason for calving either. There’s stress from all that weight, ocean currents (moving water, not necessarily warm water), wind, it’s obviously summer in the Arctic, meaning that regardless the status of global warming, it’s going to warm up and thin the ice which makes it fracture and break easier. Sounds like a normal process to me.
The ice isn’t “lost” as reported by some. It’s actually still there, it’s not going anyplace far as there’s still a lot of sea ice blocking the way. It’s not going to melt very fast either regardless what direction it heads. The only thing unusual is it’s big, nothing more. But it’s a terrific way to skew things, sell newspapers and scare the crap out of the public.
I’m still waiting for all those global warming induced Atlantic hurricanes we’re supposed to have this summer. According to Colorado State University, NOAA and a host of others, we’re supposed to have a shitload of them. I”m also still waiting for the lamestream media to ask that same question. Seems they’re conveniently ignoring the “where’s all the hurricanes?” question. Especially after the predictions floating around about how global warming is going to cause more hurricanes and larger hurricanes. Sorry, it’s not “alarmist” no news there folks, now turn to page 2 and read about how global warming is causing an increase in genital warts.
We have a synopsis here from Maholo.com here that you can read. Here’s a couple of the predictions below.
- Colorado State University says 8 hurricanes.
- NOAA is really off the deep end with 8-14 hurricanes and 3-7 major hurricanes.
- Colorado State University upped the ante by changing their prediction to 10 hurricanes with 5 major ones.
So far we’ve had one hurricane since the June 1 Atlantic Hurricane season start for 2010. Yes ONE hurricane is all. You can see the below timeline.
The season ends November 30, 2010. Plenty if time for things to pop in the Atlantic, but thus far it doesn’t look very promising that these “alarmist” forecasts will come true. Reminds me of the MET Office in Britain predicting a “Barbeque summer” that never occurred and their infamous prediction that the 2009-2010 winter in the UK would be the warmest on record, then having to eat it as it was the coldest in the past 30 years.
Seems we have BS flying about that the oceans are warming, of course due to global warming. Let’s just all forget we have El Niño conditions where the Pacific Ocean warms and La Niña conditions where it cools. Both have a global effect upon weather. You can see per the below from NOAA that things are definitely NOT heating up in the Pacific.
Funny we have a La Niña firing up and it seems that’s going to have a chilling effect on not only ocean temperatures but also on those who have been promoting that ocean temperatures are rising. Sure ocean temperatures will rise and they’ll fall, but is it global warming? Or, is it the natural process that’s been going on that we call ENSO? (El Nino/La Nina Southern Oscilation).
ENSO conditions have occurred at two to seven year intervals for at least the past 300 years, but most of them have been weak. There is also evidence for strong El Niño events during the earlyHolocene epoch 10,000 years ago.
It’s like the thus far almost non-existent hurricane season this year. They probably figure if they ignore it, this too shall pass. The whole report from NOAA is here (PDF) if you want to read it there because I wonder if any MSM will publish anything about it because it’s contrary to all things warming.
In summary we have a lot of weather related events that the “warmers” have seized to postulate about anthropogenic global warming. Well they can postulate all they like, it doesn’t change the facts of reality. The reality is that weather is not necessarily global warming, it’s weather, regardless if cold or hot. We’ve had plenty of heat waves and cold snaps in the past. They’re not proof of anything more than we have weather and that planet Earth heats up and cools down also known as what the Earth does.
Heating and cooling isn’t some globally linear process, we have heating and cooling in various parts of the globe at various times. Right now we have an extraordinary heat-wave in Russia that’s balanced by an extraordinary cold-wave in South America. Seems mother nature balances things out doesn’t it?
We get El Nino heating up things, then we get mother nature balancing things out by giving us a La Nina to cool it off.
We have places in the world that are flooding and places that are having a drought, deserts and rain forests, etc. Balance.
The big problem with the “warmers” and the “alarmist” is they tend to ignore reality and present us with postulation, half-truths, ignore most anything cooling they can get away with, and even present some outright lies like the infamous hockey-stick graph that conveniently ignores the Roman and Medieval warming periods.
Yet we’re all supposed to continue to believe their global warming BS. Sorry, I can’t buy into that.