Category Archives: Global Warming

Global warming is upon us! Break out the winter coats and sunblock.

As the country suffers its worst freeze in decades, many are debating whether this proves or disproves the global warming theory. Let me summarize how weather events are caused by global warming.

Global warming causes extreme cold.
Global warming causes extreme heat.

Global warming causes flooding.
Global warming causes drought.

Global warming causes more hurricanes.
Global warming causes fewer hurricanes.

Global warming causes more tornadoes.
Global warming causes fewer tornadoes.

To summarize, if there is a weather event out there or if there is no weather event, it is being caused the global warming. The science is settled and the global warming deniers will burn in hell, unless hell freezes over because of…global warming.

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Global Climate Volatility disproven

Previously, I wrote about how Global Warming has morphed into Global Climate Change, then Global Climate Chaos, and my preferred term of Global Climate Volatility.

According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, The Weather Isn’t Getting Weirder:

Last week a severe storm froze Dallas under a sheet of ice, just in time to disrupt the plans of the tens of thousands of (American) football fans descending on the city for the Super Bowl. On the other side of the globe, Cyclone Yasi slammed northeastern Australia, destroying homes and crops and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

Some climate alarmists would have us believe that these storms are yet another baleful consequence of man-made CO2 emissions. In addition to the latest weather events, they also point to recent cyclones in Burma, last winter’s fatal chills in Nepal and Bangladesh, December’s blizzards in Britain, and every other drought, typhoon and unseasonable heat wave around the world.

But is it true? To answer that question, you need to understand whether recent weather trends are extreme by historical standards. The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project is the latest attempt to find out, using super-computers to generate a dataset of global atmospheric circulation from 1871 to the present.

As it happens, the project’s initial findings, published last month, show no evidence of an intensifying weather trend. “In the climate models, the extremes get more extreme as we move into a doubled CO2 world in 100 years,” atmospheric scientist Gilbert Compo, one of the researchers on the project, tells me from his office at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “So we were surprised that none of the three major indices of climate variability that we used show a trend of increased circulation going back to 1871.”

In other words, researchers have yet to find evidence of more-extreme weather patterns over the period, contrary to what the models predict. “There’s no data-driven answer yet to the question of how human activity has affected extreme weather,” adds Roger Pielke Jr., another University of Colorado climate researcher.

Story continues…

That’s it! The science is settled. I expect to never hear about Global Climate Chaos, Extremes, Variability, or Volatility ever again!

Yea, right…

Crazy Phoenix weather

We experienced some record cold weather here in Phoenix, AZ. Some stats I gleaned from the National Weather Service:

  • Low temperature yesterday: 33 degrees (predicting a low of 26 tomorrow morning)
  • Low windchill: 20 degrees
  • High temperature: 44 degrees
  • High windchill: ~35 degrees (estimated)
  • Low dewpoint: -18 degrees

Now how did this vary from the “normal?” For that, I went to Weather Underground:

  • High temperature was 24 degrees below normal
  • Low temperature was 23 degrees below normal
  • High dewpoint was 33 degrees below normal
  • Low dewpoint was 38 degrees below normal

In total, a historic day for Phoenix weather. And with a low of 26 expected tomorrow morning, let’s see what other record can be set (record low for February 3 is 28 degrees).

NASA’s James Hansen attacks democracy, supports totalitarianism

The Washington times reports that NASA’s laboratory head James Hansen is:

Citing the Chinese government as the “best hope” to save the world from global warming. He also wants an economic boycott of the U.S. sufficient to bend us to China’s will.

“I have the impression that Chinese leadership takes a long view, perhaps because of the long history of their culture, in contrast to the West with its short election cycles. At the same time, China has the capacity to implement policy decisions rapidly. The leaders seem to seek the best technical information and do not brand as a hoax that which is inconvenient.”

“After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.”

“The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction … or … accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being.”

Does Mr. Hansen really believe Chinese totalitarianism is better than American democracy? Does he really support an economic boycott of his own country? And what is the source of his ideology? Does he really favor these positions because it would help the environment? Or is he just interested in political power?

I’m not sure which is worse: 1) a demagogue using the environment to control the country or 2) an ideologue who is willing to adopt a political system responsible for death and destruction to save the environment.

I must thank James Hansen for his comments. He is showing the world what the “experts” in global warming really want: to control us.

Is the weather really becoming more volatile?

In a story about Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm,’ I read this “interesting” line:

The risk is gathering momentum now, scientists say, due to rising temperatures in the atmosphere, which has generally made weather patterns more volatile.

Has anybody seen a study verifying that weather patterns have become more volatile? How does one even measure weather volatility?

As I’m sure you guessed, I am skeptical of this claim. But if there is any evidence to it, I’d sure be interested in seeing it. (Please post links in the comments to any studies.)

Way back when people were talking about Global Warming, that is before it became Global Climate Change, which was before it was called Global Climate Chaos, I predicted that Global Warming would be renamed Global Climate Volatility. Now, I see this is true, though they have not yet adopted my name for it.

To return to the article:

The threat of a cataclysmic California storm has been dormant for the past 150 years. Geological Survey director Marcia K. McNutt told the New York Times that a 300-mile stretch of the Central Valley was inundated from 1861-62. The floods were so bad that the state capital had to be moved to San Francisco, and Governor Leland Stanford had to take a rowboat to his own inauguration, the report notes. Even larger storms happened in past centuries, over the dates 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, and 1605, according to geological evidence.

So this “cataclysmic” event has happened many times before. But remember, next time it occurs, it surely was caused by Global Climate Volatility.

Crabs believe in global warming; die for those beliefs.

James Taranto is his usual witty self in a recent Best of the Web:

Global Warmist Crab Antics
“Thousands of dead crabs have washed up along the Kent coast, with environmental experts believing the cold weather in Britain is to blame,” London’s Daily Mail reports. That can only mean one thing: global warming! Seriously, that is what these guys are claiming:

The Velvet swimming crabs – also called devil crabs – are thought to be victims of Britain’s coldest December in 120 years, which left sea temperatures much lower than average. . . . Coastal warden Tony Sykes said: ‘We suspect that climate change and warmer weather has lured the crabs towards the shoreline.

So this isn’t the same ridiculous claim we’ve been hearing lately, that global warming causes cold weather. Rather, the problem here seems to be that the crabs made the mistake of believing in global warming.