Here Al Gore responds to Bill O’Reilly of Fox News on his blog:
Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.
As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:
“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”
“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”
Apparently, Gore has never noted that climate scientists once thought snowfall would disappear. But wait, there’s more.
According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
Apparently, Mr. Gore is unable to track the global monthly temperature either. There is no “global warming” this month.
Note to Al, the global temperature has been falling in December and January in concert with a strong La Niña.
When values are Negative: Cooling/La Niña | Positive: Warming/El Niño
Al, please note the pretty blue colors:
NOAA Aqua satellite TLT channel 5 shows us globally below normal at this point. I’ve helpfully added a big purple arrow to help Mr. Gore read the graph.
Dr. Roy Spencer takes him to task here. We’ll have the final January UAH global temperature anomaly in the next day or so. I hope Bill O’Reilly points it out to him on Fox.
h/t to my local friend David Walton, who has been trying for two years now to get me a tip that I was not already on top of, proof that persistence pays off.