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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.
I agree that this is definatly a possibility. It could go either way IMO (not a very well read "IMO" I must add) We are seeing hotter summers, and the more sun there is in the summer, the more water will evaporate and become clouds. The more clouds there are, the more chance there is of it dumping a load upside ya heed. Be it rain or snow, depends on the weather at the time. I guess the gulf stream is playing a big part at the moment, it's pushing the warm air down, and the cold air is coming up and over into Europe (from America, we usually get your snow after you've had it)
Originally posted by DaMod
The climate model for the last few thousand years shows trends of warming and cooling over and over and over again. Up down up down up down up down up down etc.
I think we will soon see sharp global cooling.
And we were forced to eat Robin's minstrels.....Yay! I love how the AGW crowd will not allow for any variation in the Sun's energy output. That is the biggest variable in the equation! Right on.
Originally posted by expat2368 You may need to bar-b-que your favorite "warmist idiot" in order to survive.
Originally posted by expat2368
You cannot believe any of the temperature charts the so called climate scientists are putting out. They baked the numbers, massaged the data to get the results they wanted and have temperature monitoring devices in ridiculous places.
Man made Global Warming is a large load of pure BS
it has been clear that the solar "constant" does, in fact, vary
Gave up on that a while ago, no thanks. You should listen to all that you hear on any media outlet..... carbon taxes, carbon credits, carbon, carbon, carbon.... you haven't heard any of that?
Originally posted by countercounterculture
reply to post by butcherguy
You mean thats not what Copenhagen was about?
I should really watch MSM once in a while...
Originally posted by melatonin
Well, guys, all things being equal (sun doesn't go kaputt, yellowstone go boom etc) even Yazz in the 1980s knew the score for the long-term:
ccculture: I think MrVertigo summed it up nicely for us, Thank You MrVertigo!
Originally posted by MrVertigo
Sure the current cold snap could just be a blip in the long term trends.
Just as the dramatic drop of global temperatures in 2008 could be just a blip.
Just as the lack of any clear warming trend for the past 7 - 8 years could be just a blip.
But it's starting to add up to a whole lot of blips...
(And don't even get me started on CLimategate:lol