March 29/2015: AGW/Global Warming DOES NOT CAUSE EXTREME WINTERS!
Obviously warming cannot equal cooling unless one has cognitive dissonance. In 2015, despite two frigid winters- the carbon cult was initially claiming that warming would cause cooling. But scientists stated very clearly and quite sensibly that warming would reduce temperature variability.Cold snaps like the ones that hit the eastern United States in the past winters are not a consequence of (global warming AGW) climate change. Scientists at ETH Zurich and the California Institute of Technology have shown that global warming actually tends to reduce temperature variabilityRepeated cold snaps led to temperatures far below freezing across the eastern (central) United States (and Canada & parts of Europe etc...) in the past two winters.
Apparently Mother Earth didn't get the memo!
Presently- We are in the freeze again- For how long? I don't know. Hopefully just a couple of days? We had a very brief thaw. Less then a week
Friday January 12/17 "Rain has changed to snow and temperatures are expected to plummet behind the front" Tonight - 11 C or 12 F
Saturday's temps were : Max: 14.0°F / Min:1.8°F Max: -10.0°C Min: -16.8°C
Lowest same day temperature in the past ten years occurred in 2015: (2006-2017) -10.3°F 2015
Sunday January 14/2017 at 8:00 am it was - 3F or -19.4 Celsius
I know some parts of Ontario were, again, under extreme cold warnings-
Saved this from CBC the other day- Recent Cold Snap Can't Be Blamed On "Climate Change"
This article is, other then the acknowledgement that the two week long extreme cold can’t be blamed on climate change, still spin and rubbish for the most part
First the admission of fact:
“A quick study of the brutal recent cold snap in Canada and the U.S. found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature.”Obviously the deep freeze wasn’t global warming! Since cold does not equal warm! But was it a “freak of nature”? Or was it just weather? Nature? Climate? The planet doing what it does? Sheesh, does the spin cycle ever cease!
Now, onto the rubbish!
“The cold snap that gripped the East Coast and Midwest regions of the U.S. and much of Central and Eastern Canada was a rarity that bucks the warming trend”What trend is being bucked here? Let’s go back to look at the past 5 years of Great Lakes Ice Cover. This present winter (2017/2018) seasonal coverage had already surpassed the expected level this year. Covered here
Ice coverage retreated briefly, but, is back in full growth and expansion cycle. And will keep freezing all this week. Total Great Lakes Ice Coverage is back up to 24.8 percent, as of January 13/2018, up, very quickly from 18 percent coverage due to the brief thaw- Here
UPDATE: Great Lake total ice coverage is up to 29.8 percent as of January 14/2018
UPDATE #2: Great Lakes total ice coverage has increased to 32.1% as of January 15/2018
TWO consecutive frigid winters- Just 3 and 4 years ago.
2014 - The Ice Coverage over the entire Great Lakes System was 94.5 percent
2015- Ice Coverage over the entire Great Lakes System was 88.8 percent
Those two winter seasons were absolutely frigid! How can it be claimed these cold snaps are the rarity? "Bucking the trend" When we’ve had three of four recent winters, including the winter of 2017/18 so far featuring extended periods of really extreme cold.
The ice caves started forming at Crystal Beach earlier this month
In 2014 we had spectacular ice caves at Crystal Beach- Hubby and I went to seem them as did tens of thousands of people from Canada and the US- Heck there were people there from Europe visiting family who just had to see them too!
If I can dig up my images I'll post one! See below
|Yup, me in an ice cave at Crystal Beach|
2015- frigid weather posts covering deadly cold for man and animal alike- great lakes ice coverage, ships stuck in ice and more
2014: Where the AGW? Or Chillin' in the Polar Vortex
2013: Antarctica Low Temp Records
|A shot of an icy cave ceiling|