Skip to comments.Delingpole: The Frozen U.S. Is Paying a Terrible Price for Green Lies
Posted on 01/05/2018 5:47:03 AM PST by davikkm
The North-Eastern U.S. is experiencing record-breaking cold. Even the very sharks are dying as they swim. Happily the New York Times is here to put it all in context. Its all further evidence of global warming, of course!
All is explained in a story headed Why so cold? Climate Change May Be Part of the Answer
As bitter cold continues to grip much of North America and helps spawn the fierce storm along the East Coast, the question arises: Whats the influence of climate change?
Some scientists studying the connection between climate change and cold spells, which occur when cold Arctic air dips south, say that they may be related. But the importance of the relationship is not fully clear yet.
The Arctic is not as cold as it used to be the region is warming faster than any other and studies suggest that this warming is weakening the jet stream, which ordinarily acts like a giant lasso, corralling cold air around the pole.
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Enjoy libtatds. Hope your windmills and solar panels can produce the heat you need
Delingpole is a genius. Period.
Well, if the Arctic isn't as cold as it used to be, where the *#&@! is this cold weather coming from? Is UPS running a special delivery service for Antarctic cold weather to the US?
I remember Michigan winters well enough to make that one of the reasons that I moved to Texas. I can remember it being cold enough so that, when I exhaled warm moist air through my nose, I couldn't inhale through my nose again because my nostrils had frozen shut.
Nothing has changed. It's just that the liberal/progressive memory hole has grown larger, engulfing all past history of frigid winters that have been occurring in the upper Midwest and in New England since I can remember.
Climate change/global warming? Ha!
There are hardly any temperature monitors in the artic. the warming is totally made up from computer models.
Every time I see one of those heat maps showing the blue cold in the US and the red warmth in the artic I think of one thing....”hey...nice cartoons.”
Smart move.......-5 this morning in S.E. Michigan and yesterday while there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it only got up to 8 degrees.
It’s still zero (Pittsburgh) here without the wind chill... way way below normal here.
I used to run a youth ski club in SE Michigan. We’d ski every Friday night. Sometimes it was so cold, my mustache hairs froze and cracked. Good times.
I now live in Maryland. Last Monday, I pumped gas at -10 in Toledo wearing only a fleece.
Last night was 24 here and a friend posted a picture of him sitting by a roaring fire because he was so cold. Wimp.
What is relevant is that the Earth has (past tense) entered into one of the coldest periods in its existence. These periods last thousands of years. Ice caps form 2 kilometers high in around 100 years.
Warm would be nice but its not happening.
It’s gonna be 54 here today. Brrrrr
The facts need not detain us here because there arent any. Its just speculation could, may gleaned from conversations with tame experts at institutions like the notoriously alarmist and fervently left-wing Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. And theres plenty more nonsense where this came from, as Thomas Williams reported here earlier.
These people are nuts. It's not a "giant lasso" that's causing this.
It's the huge pretzel these climate change enablers have to contort themselves into, to attempt to tie extremely bitter cold winter weather into their scam on global warming.
Either way, it doesn't prevent them from demanding, "Give us your money or we're all die from the global warming".
Where's that Al "I've-Never-Been-A-Scientist-But-The Debate's-Over" Gore when you need him? Too cold to come out and take some flak, Al? Keeping your head down to dodge climate change denier bullets? Lips too cold to talk? Or is the truth "Too Inconvenient " for you to do that right now?
Suggest? We've all known since grade school that warm air rises, and cold air sinks. Warm air at the equator rises, and cold air at the poles sinks. It ain't rocket science. However, the equator is moving at roughly 1000 miles per hour. It's dragging the air along with it. (It's a bit more than 24,000 miles in circumference, and rotates once per day. 24,000 miles divided by 24 hours equals about 1,000 miles per hour. If the air weren't moving with it, there would be 1,000 mph winds at the equator.) The poles hardly move at all. If you stood at one of the poles, you would simply rotate around once per day.
So what happens to this 1,000 mph air as it moves to the nearly stationary Poles? It creates high altitude west to east winds. (The earth's surface below is moving east to west.) They're called the Jet Streams. Unless Global Warming is slowing the earth's rotation, it's not going to slow the jet streams.
I appreciate that the air motion is not quite as simple as this. Nevertheless, the major driving force for the jet streams is the difference between the rotational speed of the equator contrasted with the nearly stationary poles.
The only benefit of this awful cold snap is that the Weather Channel has temporarily stopped lecturing us about global warming.
Maybe the temperature hockey stick smacked the cold into the U.S.
It is the polar vortex just like in the movie, “The day after tomorrow”! We are all going to die!
I’m pretty darn sure there is no polar vortex but I am very sure we will all die one day.
Great Post! Never thought of it that way! I’m not a climatologist but know a bit about planetary science and atmospheric modelling. I would like one of the global warming whackos to prove to me that a gas...any gas, can be an insulator (greenhouse gas). Then I would ask them to prove how other planets in our solar SYSTEM, yes it is a system (I’m sure they’re confused by that), effected our climate in the time periods they compare as proof of global warming, and then compare that effect to the present gravitation effects!
This is actually interesting but how is the wind going the opposite direction of the ground if the movement drags the air with it?
May, could perhaps, ever notice they can never be definitive even though they claim it is settled science? That alone should send up red flags to everyone.
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