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Global Warming Alarmists in Hibernation

As record breaking cold sweeps the U.S. this Easter weekend, plunging temperatures 20 degrees below average for early April, nary a mention of global warming can be found in the news. Talk about putting a cold damper on Friday’s release of the 2007 IPCC report on so-called global warming, the timing couldn’t have been better. Is someone trying to tell us something by making it snow in southern Texas in April just as the IPCC report is released? You can bet your bottom dollar that if the temperature in the U.S. was 20 degrees ABOVE normal we’d be hearing plenty from the global warming alarmists but they are mysteriously silent now. I can’t find a single major news source carried by Google News mentioning the record cold and global warming in the same article. Gee, I wonder why?

Update: A number of people have questioned whether I know the difference between climate and weather. Certainly. Climate is the average of weather. On average we know it will be warmer in Texas than New York. That’s climate. On any single day it might be warmer in New York than Texas. That’s weather. Then why would I point out unseasonably cold weather to dispute global warming? Simple. First of all climate is an average of weather so atypical weather does influence the average. Get enough weather deviating from the average in one direction absent counter balancing deviations in the other dirction and you have a change in climate. But really the main reason is fighting fire with fire. Global warming pundits seize upon hotter than average weather as evidence of global warming but ignore colder than average weather. I’m just operating on the principle of “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”.

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24 Responses to Global Warming Alarmists in Hibernation

  1. Dave, Is the following the headline you were looking for?:

    “Global Warming Leads to Easter Cooling” ;)

  2. I don’t think that global warming always results in all places on earth getting warmer. Some areas could in fact become cooler as ocean currents change.

    However I do think that at least some news sources should have given asked for a reason reason why the local cooling was an expected effect of global warming.

  3. Of course, you can’t use a few days of local temperatures to conclude anything about global climate change. But local weather (warming only) has been used to influence public opinion and fan the hysteria. A few months ago, one of the broadcast networks’ website had a page where you could send in personal anecdotes about global warming, as if a couple of days of record temps in East Buffalo Chip Arkansas had any relevance to global climate change.

    I guess the important thing is to get some content—any content—to fill in the global warming news template.

  4. Dave, clearly you are bring your religious motivations to this debate. This is just a matter of timing. Be assured that during summer the global warming alarmists will be all over the place.

    Anyway, won’t people comment on this?

    Find raises doubts on key theory of human evolution
    http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=511592007

  5. The typical response from the Global Warming Crowd is that global warming causes abnormal weather, not just warm weather. Of course, there are a couple of problems with this:

    1. There have been years in the past (before industrialization) in which there has been abnormal weather, and there have been years after idustrialization in which weather has been normal. Abnormal weather is…well, normal.

    2. If global warming can explain all events and their opposite, then it can explain everything, and as the saying goes, if something can explain everything, then it explains nothing.

  6. I was just wondering this morning while walking to my car after church why it should be so unseasonably cold when the global climate is supposed to be getting warmer. Strange indeed.

  7. 7
    The Scubaredneck

    WinglesS is exactly right. The global warming alarmists show their ignorance when they say that the “global cooling” argument is just a canard. Through a well understood mechanism, the melting of the arctic ice cap would indeed cause NW europe to become significantly cooler.

    And we wonder why most of the support for Kyoto comes from the EU. ;-)

  8. Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together ?
    Jebus, what a package.

  9. 9
    The Scubaredneck

    I know plenty of folks to the left of center politically who have their doubts about global warming. I think that the link you suggest is largly a construct of the media.

  10. “Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together ?
    Jebus, what a package.”

    http://www.crichton-official.c.....ote04.html
    I got this link off this site, can’t remember who posted it. But OilBoy I think it would go a long way to answering your question.

  11. To OilBoy-

    1) ID is not anti-evolution
    2) It isn’t global warming, per se, rather many people question the cause.
    3) I have yet to hear why a warmer Earth is a bad thing- a thought echoed by DaveScot and many others.

  12. “Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together?”

    Some might ask why pro-darwinism, global-warming-dogmatism, leftwing marxism, and atheism, seem to go together.

    Make one wonder.

  13. Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together ?

    I’d guess and say that the religious crowd are worried that if global warming is correct, that by the time of the second coming there will no humans left alive to witness it. An armageddon of sorts, although perhaps not exactly what the religious crowd had in mind.

  14. After the crazy-warm Dec-Jan we had (here in the NE at least) we were bound to have a cold spring or summer. The weather always seems to balance itself out somehow. I’ve heard a “La Nina” is projected to form in the Pacific, which would give most of the US below-normal temps for a good deal of time. It would also likely mean more hurricanes though, which the warming alarmists will be thrilled about.

  15. True science means giving votes to the most obscure of all knowledge, the archived record. It is the democracy of the data. True science refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy of models that merely happen to be seeking funding.

    Rampant, consensus science OTOH, turns true science inside-out. Should consensus science fail, judicial science will succeed.

    Consensus science cons the senses.

    Post normal science stretches truth until taught.

  16. Oilboy,

    Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together ?
    Jebus, what a package.”

    The thing I see running through a lot of this is truth. I understand that truth is hard for a lot of people to take but you have to call it as you see it.

  17. “Why is it that anti-Evolution, Global-warming-scepticism, Political-conservatism, religiosity always go together?”

    I guess another answer may be that many Christians hear the continual beating of the anti-Christian drums from the media et al. leading Christians to distrust them. Along comes climate change, blown up by the same media et al. so Christians again reply with skepticism.

    I suspect many scientists are following the pack, just as they do re evolution. And they suffer the same scorn if they dare move against the pack.

  18. I’d guess and say that the religious crowd are worried that if global warming is correct, that by the time of the second coming there will no humans left alive to witness it.

    You must not understand the religious fundamentalist very well. If something is predicted in scripture to happen, it will happen. Therefore, there MUST be humans around when the “Second Coming” occurs, or else such events wouldn’t have been predicted in the first place. To a fundamentalist, nothing can stop the predetermined will of G-d.

    Therefore your guess that fundamentalist types fear the untimely end of man are fundamentally incorrect.

  19. “What we’ve got to do in energy conservation is try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, to have approached global warming as if it is real means energy conservation, so we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy. –Timothy Wirth, former U.S. Senator (D-Colorado)”

  20. You want to know what this manmade global warming business is really about?

    “For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of GLOBAL GOVERNANCE [emp.mine], one that should find a place within the World Environmental Organisation which France and the European Union would like to see established.” (Jacques Chirac to the U.N.)

    See full text at:

    http://www.sovereignty.net/center/chirac.html

  21. “Some might ask why pro-darwinism, global-warming-dogmatism, leftwing marxism, and atheism, seem to go together.”

    Mike—you said it all!

  22. Dave,

    I don’t know if you saw the two part video by Steve Hayward on Global Warming that was on Powerline yesterday.

    Here is a link to the first part

    http://powerlineblog.com/archives/017378.php

    and the second part

    http://powerlineblog.com/archives/017380.php

  23. The main goal of this hype, to institute a tax that the everyday worker will have to pay rather than the energy companies taking the bill upon themselves to develop the alternative energy. I believe that we should develop alternative fuels, but you or I should not have to pay for the development. Why doesn’t one of those energy companies that just profited by $45 billion take $2 billion and develop that fuel. I’m gonna have to pay for it at the pump, why should I pay for it (through taxes) to be developed?

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