From the IslandPacket.com:
Thousands of dead starfish that littered a beach near Charleston last weekend are the first signs of what might become a disastrous winter for coastal sea life. They died because water was chilled to a lethal temperature by frigid weather earlier this month.
With coastal waters already hovering near critical lows, biologists worry there might be a mass die-off of shrimp, sea trout and red drum as the season turns cold again.
William Gay, owner of Port Royal Seafood, said he has heard Beaufort crab trappers talk about dead shrimp showing up in their crab pots, but said the cold water hasn’t yet affected his business.
S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologists also heard reports of stunned red drum and sea trout.
And it’s not just the possible extension of countless species around the earth that is caused on the cold (Isn’t that how they say it when it’s warming related?)…
Atlanta, Georgia has also broken a record of green Christmases as they enjoyed their first white one in 128 years.
Merry Christmas, Al Gore.
We’ve talked about this before. Record cold temps don’t count for anything and are shunned, but the moment there is record heat, that is definitive proof as far as the Church of Global Warming is concerned. Not only are temperatures down now compared to the last fourteen years, but they are also down compared to the last 1000 years and the last 65 million. We’ve also pointed out here the record cold that we experienced all throughout the United States and the world, so it’s not just us saying this.
But as predicted, the Church is using high temps now as more proof of Global Warming.
From USA Today:
March, April, May and June set records, making 2010 the warmest year worldwide since record-keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
“It’s part of an overall trend,” says Jay Lawrimore, climate analysis chief at NOAA‘s National Climatic Data Center. “Global temperatures … have been rising for the last 100-plus years. Much of the increase is due to increases in greenhouse gases.”
Lets first dispute what he is saying.
The claims “Part of an overall trend” and “Rising for the last 100-plus years” are easily dealt with. Anyone can find a trend anywhere if the limit their data enough. In this case, he is limiting his data to the last 100 years (or rather the 100 years before the temps started going down.) If I, for example, Looked at the temps and their trend between 4:00am and 11:00 am, I could say the temps are going up, and would be accurate. If however I looked at the temps for the last 24 hours, a different story is told.
They are looking at the last 100 years because that is what fits their claims, and anyone who believes this hog-wash apparently doesn’t question the fact that the process used to record world-wide temperatures in the 1880s were not as accurate as the 1950s. And the 1950s were not as accurate as the 1970s. The 1970s were not as accurate as now.
To quote myself:
Eco-Fascist: warmest in a hundred years bla bla bla, I love Al Gore bla bla bla
Me: 100 years eh?
Me: Think those temperature records of 1908 are accurate?
Me: Like… Satellite accurate?
Eco-Fascist: ummmm… sure.
Then there are other issues with temperature records like pulling the stations in Siberia from the global temperature averages, but I digress. As ClimateGate has shown us, those who have much to gain on the Church of Global Warming, are willing to manipulate data to fit their preaching.
From the same article:
Marc Morano, a global-warming skeptic who edits the Climate Depot website, says the government “is playing the climate fear card by hyping predictions and cherry-picking data.”
Joe D’Aleo, a meteorologist who co-founded The Weather Channel, disagrees, too. He says oceans are entering a cooling cycle that will lower temperatures.
He says too many of the weather stations NOAA uses are in warmer urban areas.
“The only reliable data set right now is satellite,” D’Aleo says.
Jay Lawrimore, climate analysis chief at NOAA‘s National Climatic Data Center also said: “Much of the increase is due to increases in greenhouse gases.”
Um yea, for a rebuttal of this, you can look anywhere on the Church of Global Warming.
Take note how very few (if any) of the ‘cooling’ articles mention Global Warming or Climate Change. Three others from USA Today in January (here, here, and here) talk of the record cold, but do not dare to mention Global Warming or Climate Change at all.
It is amazing that while there are tens of thousands of scientists who don’t subscribe to this religion, the people who do are in absolute disbelief of their existence, or continue to belittle us for daring to look outside their window of dogma. Speaking of which, I have talked with Dr. Art Robinson on this issue before. Who the hell are we to even say that 280ppm of CO2 is “normal”?
But I digress. Keep an eye on the news and how they report this religion. Then note, as I did during the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 winters how little you hear about it. Every summer is proof of Global Climate Change and an excuse for larger government to those who are looking for reasons for their God (Al Gore) to be right, and every winter means absolutely nothing.
How Global Warming distorts US Jobless Figures
We all know global warming causes everything bad and nothing good, but what is the worst thing that it could cause?
Not even close.
No, the worst thing that Global Warming could di is to make Obama look bad. (And I don’t have to use all six degrees of Global Warming to do it)
February 10, 2010 – Right in line with Time Magazine’s typical political stance, they expressed how the blizzards of 2010 were caused by global warming:
In the meantime, warmer air could be supercharged with moisture and, as long as the temperature remains below 32°F, it will result in blizzards rather than drenching winter rainstorms.
And if Time magazine isn’t enough for you, the National Wildlife Federation was a little more certain that it was Global Warming causing the snow. (ripped apart by a fantastic article at Cliamteaudit.org)
Global warming is having a seemingly peculiar effect on winter weather in the northern United States. Winter is becoming milder and shorter on average; spring arrives 10 to 14 days earlier than it did just 20 years ago. But most Snowbelt areas are still experiencing extremely heavy snowstorms. Some places are even expected to have more heavy snowfall events as storm tracks shift northward and as reduced ice cover on the Great Lakes increases lake-effect snowfalls. Even as global warming slowly changes the character of winter, we will still experience significant year-to-year variability in snowfall and temperature because many different factors are at play.
So, according to the greenies, Global Warming causes global cooling.
What does this have to do with US jobless figures and making Obama look bad you may ask?
The White House came out yesterday to try to head of the upcoming and obviously negative news about US jobless figures.
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Monday winter blizzards were likely to distort U.S. February jobless figures, which are due to be released on Friday.
“The blizzards that affected much of the country during the last month are likely to distort the statistics. So it’s going to be very important … to look past whatever the next figures are to gauge the underlying trends,” Summers said in an interview with CNBC, according to a transcript.
Construction activity was hit particularly hard by the storms, but many restaurants and stores also had to close, putting the brakes on hiring plans and temporarily throwing some employees out of work.
Let me paraphrase:
Wait wait everybody, before we tell you how bad they are, remember, it is all because of the winter blizzards. Don’t blame Obama. Blame the weather.
So there you have it. Global Warming = Global Cooling = Blizzards = disruption in Obama’s Plan = Obama looks bad.
When will the craziness ever cease?
It is not hard to find members of the Church clamoring all over themselves with their proof of global warming by pointing out record heat. A simple Google search will give you all the pages you want for this (despite many of them ignoring the last 10 years of cooling).
But during a record cold spell, in times like this, one must be reminded by the true believers that just because heat is a sign of global warming, that doesn’t mean cold is the opposite: A sign against.
A couple of examples for you:
Beijing had its coldest morning in almost 40 years and its biggest snowfall since 1951. Britain is suffering through its longest cold snap since 1981. And freezing weather is gripping the Deep South, including Florida’s orange groves and beaches.
Whatever happened to global warming?
Such weather doesn’t seem to fit with warnings from scientists that the Earth is warming because of greenhouse gases. But experts say the cold snap doesn’t disprove global warming at all — it’s just a blip in the long-term heating trend.
The brutal cold snap that has put much of the Northern Hemisphere on ice this week doesn’t disprove global warming or mean we’re off the hook for greenhouse emissions.
No sane climate scientist would say that global warming means never having another severe cold snap. What it does mean is a gradual shifting of the odds away from record-breaking cold days and toward record-breaking hot ones.
Closer to home, while we shivered yesterday, in Madrid the temperature was 10C against a seasonal average of 9C, and in Rome it was 13C, compared to an average of 11C. The weather’s natural variability means it is impossible to draw long-term conclusions about a changing climate from any single episode, be it of hot, or cold.
Surely, this means that all of this talk — or at least some of it — about global warming is hype.
No, it doesn’t.
But he said it was wrong to focus on single events – whether they were cold snaps or heat waves – which were the product of natural variability.
Instead they should look at the underlying, longer term trends for the climate which were more ”robust” evidence of the changes which are happening.
They go on and on. The dilemma here is they are all saying the same thing:
Just because we’re in a cold snap, doesn’t mean we should see that as a sign of anything. Instead we should look at the bigger picture.
Much like the Wizard of Oz, here they say one thing, but behind the curtain, something else entirely is going on.
Now, again, the Interweb is a fantastic source of information. Anyone can Google and disprove what their saying now in regards to not paying attention to a single weather event. They have all argued at one point or another that every time it gets hot for a day, that warmth is proof positive of climate change. Even watching the media reflects this, as television is bombarded every summer with Global Warming this, Climate Change that every time the mercury rises even for a short event.
Yet now that big-time cold is happening, and not just for a day or an isolated event, they yelp to ignore the facts behind the curtain.
As one commentator (by the name of board_member) wrote on the Independent article:
Wait just one cotton-pickin’ minute, it seems like only yesterday (maybe 2 weeks ago), all you climate warm-mongers were screaming and shouting, touting VERY localized observations of warming trends to reinforce your claims of the devastating effects of anthropogenic global warming. Now that the same observations don’t support that claim, you’re saying that the localized observations are meaningless? What gives?? Which is it??
You’re not trying to sell us something, are you? Surely not!
You see, I have two problems with the whole “Let’s look at long-term trends” thing that they are spouting now.
They weren’t saying it in the summer, or when they wanted to point out localized observations of warming.
Even if we go back a thousand years, we still aren’t looking “long-term trends” which go back millions of years.
The earth has been warming/cooling with and without humans here. We are even at a low point when it comes to the earth’s temperature, as the average global temperature is somewhere around 6-8 degrease census warmer then the earth is now, but all of this history and “long-term trends” is ignored for 1000 year hockey stick graphs to pick and choose the reference points. I’m sorry, but 1000 years of history on the Earth (which even ignores the medieval warm period) is like me judging climate trends for the next year based off of the last fifteen seconds.
In the case of measuring history and pointing fingers, size matters, and no one wants to show the temperature record going back millions of years because it completely blows away the entire notion of human caused global warming. Sorry guys, but my graph is bigger.