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Posted on 12/14/2005 5:30:36 AM PST by Esther Ruth
Coldest December since late 1800s? Meteorologist's claim comes on heels of climate-warming summit in Canada
Posted: December 13, 2005 9:42 p.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com A weather expert says December 2005 is on pace to become one of the 10 coldest in more than 100 years, despite claims at a global conference on climate change this week that the Earth is getting warmer.
Joe Bastardi, senior meteorologist with Accuweather.com, says present weather patterns across the country show below-normal temperatures in the single digits, with still colder air forecast in the coming weeks.
All told, he said, "the current look and pace may bring December 2005 in as a top 10 month for cold Decembers nationwide since the late 1800s."
Some examples of the abnormally cold temps include: Omaha, Neb., (17.5 degrees below normal); Indianapolis, Ind., (14.1 degrees below normal); Chicago, Ill., (13.9 degrees below normal); and Denver, Colo., (11.9 degrees below normal).
"The cold is widespread, with below-normal temperatures recorded from eastern Washington and Oregon south into Texas and into the Northeast," said the weather service.
And it could get worse. Accuweather.com "is forecasting another week of unseasonably cold weather, with the potential for another major snowstorm developing on Wednesday."
While the current weather pattern may be considered anecdotal by some, it is timely nonetheless, as it comes on the heels of a United Nations-sponsored event in which most of the more than 150 nations participating claimed the world is getting warmer a phenomenon most blamed on the United States.
Washington was the most frequent target of criticism over the course of the two-week summit in Montreal, Canada, where participants blamed the U.S. for being the world's largest contributor of harmful atmospheric emissions some experts say are increasing, on average, global temperatures.
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It's frikkin' freezin' here in NY. Where's all that good global warming the libs keep promising us?
18.3 degrees this morning at Woodcrest Drive in Ellicott City, MD.
So there is Global Warming but because the evil US is behind it the weather gods are sending all the cold air our way?
I guess Santa will have to move his shop to KS.
You know how many times the New York Times have run front page stories in early December declaring that year the 'warmest on record' only to be disappointed by a cold December? I am betting $1000 the New York Times does not run a front page story on this.
The cold weather is caused by global warming. The planet is trying to compensate for all the damage we have done. Ha. I should issue a fax to the MSM outlets on some letterhead from a college on that one. They would all surely bite.
15 degrees this morning at our home in Huntingtown, MD. That's 18 degrees below average for the date.
Not that I'm complaining. This cold weather will make for dandy duck hunting in the coming weeks.
It's a cold as a well digger's butt, out there! My poor rhododendrons have completely closed their leaves against the cold.
Maybe it will kill all the bugs...
Don't you remember?
In the 1970s, they were expecting a new Ice Age.
In the 1990s, they were expecting "Global Warming".
When they could neither prove or predict either of these, they changed it to "Abrupt Climate Change".
Now, they've covered all their bases.
Warming leads to cooling and cooling leads to warming.
Our global warming in MA was 3 degrees above zero this morning.
frikkin' freezin' is right!
...and every moonbat in the coutry would believe it and start screaming.
Then, we could get buckhead to investigate and prove the CBS was again using forged documents.
Then CBS would tell it's viewers they were "fake but accurate"!
GO FOR IT!
Yeah, but you see, according to the government climatologists in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming causes 10-degrees-per-second temperature plummets and initiates a new ice age in the entire northern hemisphere. Global warming = record-breaking cold. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
The whole NE is running about 10 degrees below the average for December (so far!)- that's pretty substantial.
I'm with you...as far a global warming is concerned, I say bring it on.
This person has obviously not been to Texas this month. Yeah, it got into the single digits one day here in the Dallas area, but just a few days before that we were pushing 90.
This thread is not covering itself in glory. There's a difference between weather and climate, and between one cold month and several years of record warmth.
I don't understand why people are in denial about this--the Earth is getting warmer. No one disagrees about that, no matter how cold it happens to be on a given day. The question here is whether there's anything humans can or should do about it, and Kyoto is obviously the wrong answer.
Global warming has NOTHING to do with the hurricane cycle in the Atlantic and there may well be nothing we can do to change it. Yet the science is completely clear on the fact that it's happening and we will feel its effects.
Everyone should be absolutely clear: the debate is about what we do in response, and whether we buy into every half-baked environmentalist plot to try to "do something!" It's not whether it's happening.
Enjoy this weather while you can. In 6 more months the mosquitoes will be back.
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