Forbes: Climate Change to Blame for Cold February Jobs Slowdown

The famous Frost Fair taking place on the frozen River Thames in London in 1683. Freezing to around eleven inches thick, the ice was strong enough to hold shops, stalls, coaches and sleds. The diarist John Evelyn describes bull-baiting, horse-and-coach races, puppet plays and tippling shops. In this painting by Jan Griffier the Elder, Westminster Abbey and Whitehall can be seen on the left and Lambeth Palace on the right. Date: 1683

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to Forbes contributor Erik Sherman, February’s unusual cold is a portent of the future climate catastrophes we shall experience if we don’t mend our wicked ways.

If Weather Affects Hiring Now, Wait For Climate Change To Get Worse

Erik Sherman
Contributor Personal Finance
Mar 8, 2019

It’s never a good idea to take a single data point and extract from it. The latest federal jobs report is an example. Only 20,000 new jobs this month, the smallest number since September 2017, when hurricanes battered the country and a number of its territories, like Puerto Rico and the U.S.

February job gains were particularly poor when compared to January’s 311,000. One reason that economists have offered is the difference in weather. January was relatively mild, allowing an unexpected expansion, even as so many were furloughed from the federal government during the shutdown. February, for those who forget too soon, was quite cold for much of the country.

Even if February’s numbers don’t make a trend, there is a factor that keeps showing up. Weather. The month broke records for cold and heat and rain and snow. The hurricanes in 2017 were so bad, decimated areas still haven’t seen a full recovery and probably won’t for years.

Weather can have wild swings. Climate drives the variations and has a much longer horizon. Although there are people who want to believe that all the scientists are wrong and that nothing need be done, we’re already seeing the effects. It’s not just scientists. Insurance companies are the canary in the coal mine as they write the checks to cover the disasters and damage. Although the company denies playing down information, ExxonMobil reporetdly has known about climate changefor decades.

The more you think about it, the more you realize that a Green New Deal isn’t so impractical and unrealistic. Inaction is.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2019/03/08/if-weather-affects-hiring-now-wait-for-climate-change-to-get-worse/

If we don’t embrace the Green New Deal to prevent more global warming, winters could get even colder.

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104 thoughts on “Forbes: Climate Change to Blame for Cold February Jobs Slowdown

  1. Forbes has joined the mindless set. I hope people realize the value of the totality of their writings now…i.e. just like the Temperatures in MN, BELOW ZERO!

  2. Sadly, what used to be “The Capitalist’s Tool” and now the “Socialist’s Ampliphone”. What happened to this publication!?

      • Forbes has swallowed the cool aid.
        The only truth in the post is that people who work outdoors don’t work in sub zero weather. Often they collect unemployment for that week or weeks. ( how many did that would have been a productive path for Forbes to pursue.) Instead mindless fear-mongering with numerous false statements relating normal weather events to CO2.

        • Not true. Miners work outdoors in subzero weather and do NOT get the winter off, nor a week nor a day usually. Construction guys do, but NOT miners. They work in below zero temperatures because you can’t just shut down a mine and its equipment. My husband worked in -70F temperatures (because coal, uranium, etc don’t always occur in warm places—it’s often in the coldest, most remote places) and high wind. They rarely shut down for any reason. Miners might be snowed in overnight but that’s just way it is. Oil field is the same way (it does pick up some in warmer weather, slows some in colder, although right now I can find ads for a 100 or more openings in the oil field and it’s been below zero several times). In the real, productive world, people don’t get to not go to work because “It’s cold”. They have to deal with it and they do.

          Construction is based on unemployment over the winter, it’s paid by the employer and it’s done so you don’t have to start over with a new crew every spring. That seems smarter than retraining on a yearly basis, but maybe not.

          • Why is my comment not true. I never said ALL works stops. Yet a great deal does. This is very true when exposed skin is subject to frost bite in minutes.

          • David A: Name the groups.

            What exposed skin? People who work in this are not stupid. They wear gloves and other such gear. EMT’s, police, etc. I can’t think of a group where exposed skin is vital to the job and would preclude working in subzero weather.

            I used to walk to night class in college in -70F wind chill. I’m not buying this.

        • Around 5 years ago, Forbes was notable for making the point that the natural-gas fracking revolution would pretty much take care of the US’s share of C02 emissions all by itself; a market-based solution I might add. This has by and large already come to fruition.

          Articles like this make me extremely disappointed in Forbes, which I’ve always up to now respected. Even allowing for influences by the greenie-industrial complex, this is intentional misinformation, particularly the blaming of “climate change” for current weather vagaries.

          The big picture is that nearly the entire “chattering class” is now completely and irrevocably detached from the ordinary reality and concerns of their working and business owning countrymen. Having no ability to run in 2020 on legitimate issues, they manufacture an endless stream of artifical, abstract “problems” only they can solve–because they created them.

          I’m here to tell you that the LAST things working family men and women are worried about are abstractions like “intersectionality,” “unconscious bias,” and the lunacy that taxing the people will change the weather. Even the millennials are groaning under the weight of their student loans, under water before they even start. Jobs that pay a living wage are EVERYONE’S No. 1 priority–except those silly effete “top-out-of-sights” who’ve never actually had to work for a living. That’s why they’re resorting to ever more hysterical fear peddling. Trouble is, they only ever talk/read/listen to/watch each other!

          • It has become second nature accept the meme and talk about Climate Change i.e. Man burning fossil fuel as the principle ill upon which all things bad can be linked. The Crony Capitalists are the worst offenders, advancing this hoax by finding the profit angle.

            I don’t know how we can recover from this. Since the Children have been conditioned to believe that the Emperor is fully clothed there is no one left standing to point out the obvious truth that the climate changes naturally always has always will.

            But there is no money to be made with the truth.

      • His latest recommendation is STRONG BUY for all the DOPE Stocks. He believes Americans are stupid and wanna get stupider.

    • They’re just flinging linguini against the wall at this point, hoping a strand will form a silhouette of the Madonna – “Aha!” What a desperate, pointless existence, writing ever scarier predictions while John Q. Public grows more and more inured to their flapdoodle.

  3. ” the low unemployment rate is making it harder for employers to find qualified workers”

    We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel…

    Face tattoos and jewelry, rasta hair down to their butts, millennial entitilitus, with drug and gansta crap all over their facebook pages…..and that’s just the ones showing up to interview so they qualify for benefits..and they are the good ones

  4. Thats the great thing about changing the name from Global Warming to Climate Change. The new name accounts for everything.

  5. “It’s never a good idea to take a single data point and extract from it.”

    I think the proper word would have been “extrapolate.” In any case, My opinion, after reading this ridiculous piece, is that Mr. Sherman is not a very astute thinker.

    • Yes. Warm weather means more jobs and cold weather makes fewer jobs, but warm weather is bad according to Mr. Sherman.

    • Great observation, Tom Halla. I’ll make sure to add this to my notes in my copy of “1984”.

  6. Climate ambulance chasing a by product of the weaponization of the weather Its only going to get worse ( using weather as a propaganda weapon, not the weather itself

  7. Climate drives the variations

    Climate is the variations.

    He has the horse before the cart and displays his lack of knowledge but the CAGW mob will ‘believe’, even if only because it feels right.

    On this morning’s news in Oz there is an item on how busy a cleric is in performing exorcisms. The madding crowd who seem to believe anything that is repeated often enough is getting madder

  8. Following their warped logic won’t this mean more snow and less warming of the planet. starting with the arctic ice expanding to close off all ice free areas and then spreading south to Florida and the Indian Ocean?

    • …he just said that warmer is better for the economy and employment

      global warming is a good thing

    • No kidding! This should be GREAT NEWS! for the 1.06 deg. increase in the earth’s temperature (fever if you will). Isn’t that the proper medical protocol for runaway fevers? To immerse the patient in an ice bath? Al Gore should be THRILLED (not in a crazy sex poodles way) that Global Warming is CURING itself!! We’re SAVED! Quick, someone tell AOC!! We aren’t all gonna dieeeeeee!! in 12 years.

  9. “Warmer” will improve the economy. Colder is just bad and miserable and raises costs (heating; lower mileage; snow removal…on and on…).

    Since most (all actually) of the CO2 effect in the models is warming…I’m sure Forbes will have lots of articles about how great the warming will be for the economy.

    There was NO talk the first 15 years of AGW about how rising CO2 would bring colder winters. Heck, the children were going to need to watch old videos to see what snow even looked like by now…YES, BY NOW.

    Climate Change is a very widespread propaganda program.

    Fortunately it’s still not getting much traction amongst the public…unfortunately, the public still isn’t concerned about rising costs and loss of freedoms. The GND will probably help with that.

    • “Yes … by now” should be the “Deniers” motto. I am going to make a stencil of our new motto and spray paint it on the sidewalks of Santa Barbara where the eco-sensitive government officials painted blue lines 20 years ago. Yes … (this was supposed to be underwater) … by now”

  10. Climate drives the variations and has a much longer horizon.”

    What an ignorant statement.

  11. “Weather can have wild swings. Climate drives the variations and has a much longer horizon.”

    Shows what a religion this has become.
    We must appease the climate god with co2 reductions or else it will destroy our livelihoods and plague us.
    It’s a case of human development guilt, the more prosperous, the more concerned with appeasing the climate god.

  12. To be fair, judging by the extract above, the guy didn’t say it was man’s fault. He just kind of inferred it.

    Being an optimist, I think it’s a step in the right direction.

    • Interesting point – I didn’t notice that.

      I think its a pretty fair assumption Erik is talking about AGW, and it seems a safe assumption that negative mentions of climate change and Exxon Mobil infers he means anthropogenic climate change.

      • Eric Worrall

        Inferences are fine, but this blog is about evidence. Not that I disagree with you, the article clearly appeals to the climate faithful, but like I said, perhaps it’s a step in the right direction that the blame isn’t overtly directed at man.

        I think we sceptics have to be careful not to be drawn into the trap of subjectivity and suggestion. Easily done, but it’s also important to recognise small victories.

        I have noticed a few other recent posts elsewhere that are much the same.

        But I’m an optimist, perhaps it’s just me.

    • Hotscot, what part of “The more you think about it, the more you realize that a Green New Deal isn’t so impractical and unrealistic.”
      is not perfectly alarmist and blaming your SUV for normal weather.

      • David A

        Sorry mate, but point me to where the guy actually said “It’s all man’s fault” and I’ll agree with you.

        But he didn’t as far as I can see.

        Your sceptical bias may influence you to interpret that the guy said it, but he didn’t, he merely inferred it and you, like the alarmists, fell for it hook line and sinker.

        And there’s no point in screaming “HotScot’s an alarmist” on this blog because I’m pretty certain this audience will find that rib bustingly ludicrous.

        • HotScot, All I am saying is that reconsidering the New Green Deal, an insane proposal based on CAGW dogma, is certainly the equivalent of
          of saying ” humans done it” and us not a positive step.

          Also, I never said you were an alarmist, but I did say the Forbes author, in his giving validity to the Green New deal, is a radical CAGW supporter. ( a distinction without a difference)

          I think you misread the article and my post.

          • Also, I know you are not an alarmist, and U appreciate your optimistic nature. I just think it misplaced here.

            Forbes is traditionally an economic magazine in support of capitalism. The author caters here to the “New Green Deal”
            You cannot get more alarmist and anti capitalist then that! A proposal sinking trillions into Government agenda and CONTROL, with zero discernable affect on GAT. The Forbes article is two steps backwards.

            P.S. Always borrow money from a pessimist, he already expects to not be paid back. (-;

            Cheers

    • My post vanished. In short if he said OC green deal now may make sense he is an insane alarmist.

    • To be fair, judging by the extract above, the guy didn’t say it was man’s fault. He just kind of inferred it.

      Being an optimist, I think it’s a step in the right direction.

      I beg to differ, HostScot.

      I believe it’s more a symptom of the almost ubiquitous use of “Climate Change” to represent “Catastrophic Anthropological Global Warming”. You know, that phrase now designated as a ‘Snarl Phrase’ used by Evil Deniers.

      The references to ‘Exxon Knew’ and the Green Leap Forward (GND) make this abundantly clear. I see no steps in the right direction here.

    • Reread the last paragtaph HotScot. What is 5he action it is clamoring for? Yeah, its got to 5he point 5hat 5hey no longer hsve yo rrpeat its our fault.

  13. What happens if we reduce the CO2 permanently with renewable energy and electric cars. Using this logic the summers would get colder and the winters would get warmer. That will reduce CO2 emissions by 100%. We have developed ways of burning coal and natural gas with no emissions, and a way to produce Alberta Bitumen with no emissions so that it is 40-45% lower than any other oil in the world. That would have reduced global emissions by 85.7% if we needed to but with hydrocarbons we can adjust the CO2 level anywhere they claim it needs to be.

  14. Eric Worrall

    P.S.

    Thinking a little more about it, from the correspondent’s perspective, It’s easy to deny being hysterically climate change partisan when someone points to this article accusing him of same, by just saying “I didn’t say it was man that was the problem” because of course, he didn’t say it was.

    Wriggle room.

    Hedging his bets perhaps?

    • I think it would be pretty difficult to recast the Forbes article as being about natural climate change, more likely the author assumed everyone would know what he meant, so I think it is premature to suggest this is evidence they are trying to back away from their CAGW positions. But yes it is interesting.

        • Eric, Hot Scot, its right there in the last paragraph. Why is their need for the disastrous GND and why is Inaction a problem if it aint about our CO2? Com’on fellas. Read some poetry and see if things have to be spelled out plainer than that.

      • Good grief Eric, a Forbes article that says;

        “The more you think about it, the more you realize that a Green New Deal isn’t so impractical and unrealistic. Inaction is.”

        can only be construed as alarmist.

  15. Forbes has swallowed the cool aid.
    The only truth in the post is that people who work outdoors don’t work in sub zero weather. Often they collect unemployment for that week or weeks. ( how many did that would have been a productive path for Forbes to pursue.) Instead mindless fear-mongering with numerous false statements relating normal weather events to CO2.

  16. Honestly, these journalists are complete morons.

    Journalists are one of the most destructive forces in society today, activists with a grip on the minds of millions of people who just dont know any better

    Trump has a point.

    Journalism has become a cancer eating away at society.

    • Fortunately, most people see a “climate change” headline, and instantly scroll or glance away to something more interesting, like Lady Gaga in her drawers. The only group who still give a chit are the social-climbers in their Patagonia-puffers trying to get invited to the Kewl Kidz’ drinks parties. I watch the silly arses every day, with popcorn!

  17. See what happens when you change the name from global warming to climate change, a meaningless name.
    The true idiots now just fear climate change without knowing what the change might be, except that it will be different. Hard to believe that writer somehow got thru some university, but then, Al Gore did so and look at him.

  18. What’s that old saying about….when you have hammer everything looks like a nail….

    The stupidity is breathtaking.

  19. I miss the good old days before human GHG emissions had such an effect on jobs. Give me the Great Depression any day over February 2019.

    • The Great Depression was horrible. I wouldn’t wish that kind of experience on anyone. Right now, we’re as close to full employment as it gets. There is no similarity.

  20. Richard Hood

    Eeek!

    Forgive me but you need to be more precise on this blog.

    What happens if we reduce the CO2 permanently with renewable energy and electric cars. .

    What CO2 are we reducing? Atmospheric or otherwise? That in the oceans perhaps?

    What is the definition of “permanently”? I’m not sure that’s possible unless the atmosphere suddenly abandoned the planet. Even then……..

    I’m a layman so, again, forgive my ignorance but my perception is that with increased atmospheric CO2 the whole world would heat up. Therefore, if we reduce atmospheric CO2 were reduced, the whole world would cool. The alarmists don’t seem to distinguish between winter and summer.

    As every organism on the planet won’t stop the production of CO2 I don’t think there is any way CO2 emissions could be reduced by 100%. The oceans are a bit of a problem in that respect as well.

    I’d be interested to see the coal and natural gas burning facilities that produce no emissions.

    I suspect extracting Alberta Bitumen takes considerable effort. I would be surprised if all the machinery involved didn’t produce emissions, CO2 or otherwise.

    I can’t figure out your last sentence. Are you saying that if the world used Alberta Bitumen we would reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by 85.7%?

    • Richard Hood

      Sorry. My perception isn’t that with increased atmospheric CO2 the world would heat up, I phrased that badly.

      My perception of climate alarmism is that with increased atmospheric CO2 etc……

      My perception is that increased atmospheric CO2 would have little to no effect on the planets temperature because it has never been empirically demonstrated it does.

    • You got it close to right. If all of the coal fired power plants and natural gas fired power plants use technology that reduces their emissions to zero, and Alberta Deasphalted Bitumen is the only oil produced in the world for about 60 years, we would only have 14.3% of the man made CO2 emissions we have today. That should take us back to about 1765 emissions.

      I think every year is getting colder since about 2017, I do not believe CO@ has much to do with anything but plant growth. Bt the solar and wind people started that because they did not believe anyone could make coal clean burning.

      God put the coal on earth. He guided my carrer from day 1 until today so that I owuld know how to do it. And I do.

    • If you stop producing CO2 the plants amd the singel scelled ameoba in the oceans will take care of reducing it in the atmosphere. the solar and wind people thought no-one would ever make coal or natural gas clean burning and emissionless. I guess they didn’t count on God to guide someones career to know how to do it.

      Kind of make the UN IPCC look kind of foolish, and the Green New Deal people in the USA.

    • I think everyone forgot the termites and the volcanoes?

      Are Forbes going to spray new hi performance pesticides worldwide, and concrete over Hekla, Etna, & Yellowstone park, for good?
      People might lose out on some good tourist revenue there.

  21. IMHO Eric Sherman is a nincompoop. My Grandmother was fluent in German. One of her favorite labels:
    nincompoop, possibly from Latin non compos mentis (“not of sound mind”).

    I hadn’t heard that expression for decades but about 1/2 way through Eric’s silliness this term came back to me in a flash. The multi-$trillion expenditure’s on wind and solar is a non-solution for the non-problem of a non-doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere in the next 100 or so years. CO2 is not the climate control knob. If there is one, a current more logical one is solar winds, cosmic rays and gravitational effects on the earth and it wobbles and tilts it’s way around the sun and through the galaxy. Mother nature has that control knob so get used to it. Adapt.

  22. One reason that economists have offered is the difference in weather. January was relatively mild, allowing an unexpected expansion.

    Bring on warmer temperatures

  23. This 100 year old magazine with the motto “Capitalist Tool” used to have some sensible writing when I read it 50 years ago. How did it go wrong?

    • Forbes magazine died the same day old man Forbes, the founder died. I was a subscriber back in the day but gave up on it about two years after the founder died. The last few months the only thing I read was the monthly Thomas Sowell op-ed.

  24. When every (legal) person who wants to be employed is employed, the number will drop to zero. I wonder what the weather will be like that month? Let’s run a book on what type of weather will be the despicable one, caused by carbon dioxide of course.

  25. You got it close to right. If all of the coal fired power plants and natural gas fired power plants use technology that reduces their emissions to zero, and Alberta Deasphalted Bitumen is the only oil produced in the world for about 60 years, we would only have 14.3% of the man made CO2 emissions we have today. That should take us back to about 1765 emissions.

    I think every year is getting colder since about 2017, I do not believe CO@ has much to do with anything but plant growth. Bt the solar and wind people started that because they did not believe anyone could make coal clean burning.

    God put the coal on earth. He guided my carrer from day 1 until today so that I owuld know how to do it. And I do.

  26. I still don’t get it. If the models can be believed (and they can’t) we will warm on average maybe another degree C (taking into account past warming since about 1850 and what we might expect in another 100+ years and ignoring the wacked-out models that “project” 3-5 C increase). So have we seen catastrophic effects since 1850 from THAT 1 C, and why would we see catastrophic effects from another 1 C? Or even a bit more than 1 C which seems unlikely if you go by EVIDENCE and OBSERVATIONS and not by models…

    I mean, just in a day the temperature may swing 10 C and even 20 C and sometimes more, in many places on Earth. And yearly swings may be closer to 50 C or 90 F and more in some places! SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? How can there be such catastrophes “projected” on such small increases, when increases an order of magnitude more do NOTHING? And where is the evidence that MAN is responsible and not just natural variation? Temperatures and climate went up and down and no one seems to know why, both in recorded human history and the history of the planet – and Man had NOTHING to do with those variations some pretty severe! Like our last Ice Age, for instance…and the warming that got us out of it…

    The whole thing is a sick scam. Really. But I’m ready no matter what. I have a down jacket, and a bathing suit. And my home is heated and cooled by FOSSIL FUELS which keep me pretty much at whatever temperature I desire, inside – I don’t even have to rely on the Magic Molecule CO2 to heat my home!

    • We don’t have a climate crisis. As I explained in an earlier post, we have a nincompoop crisis..especially in government.

    • /sarc on

      You heretic!

      You mean you don’t accept that CO2 is the only knob on the temperature of the planet????

      Look at Venus after all

      /sarc off

      shhhhh – don’t mess with peoples’ religion by those annoying common sense paleo-climate details. Just let them enjoy their bliss as we continue our inevitable slide into full glacier conditions. Where I sit 80 percent of the time in recent geological history (well since Antartica drifted to the south pole and lowered the overall temp of the planet a bit) I’m normally under a mile of ice.

  27. Don’t you read any of the scientific articles on climate change? The climate will be more extreme, from extreme hot to extreme cold.
    These extremes are the effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and they effect the climate in this manner. The greater the concentration of gases, the greater the effects.

    • I could not find those articles. The ones I found talked about less extreme. Most of the warming would be at night making crop frost damage less likely and the T between day and night less extreme.

    • …scientific articles…
      You mean the propaganda ones, the scientific ones don’t tell that.

    • If the winters are colder and the summers are warmer and half of the earth is in winter and half in summer doesn’t that cancel out the global temperature increase. And the north pole has moved. Maybe it is not CO2 but the earth is tilting on its axis to a different position where summers are closer to the sun and winters are farther from the sun. The whole CO2 issue was brought up by the solar and wind proponents that said all fossil fuels need to be shut down. They don’t need to be shut down they just need to stop emitting harmful chemicals.

    • I defy you, or anyone else, to explain how CO2 in the atmosphere can hold heat in during the summer and allow heat out during the winter. And then explain how that allows a global temperature increase. Sound as stupid as All Gore saying the polar ice caps would be melted by now.

  28. “Erik Sherman
    Contributor Personal Finance
    Mar 8, 2019

    It’s never a good idea to take a single data point and extract from it. The latest federal jobs report is an example. Only 20,000 new jobs this month, the smallest number since September 2017, when hurricanes battered the country and a number of its territories, like Puerto Rico and the U.S.

    February job gains were particularly poor when compared to January’s 311,000. One reason that economists have offered is the difference in weather.”

    Ding dong, this author makes bells look smart.

    Beside this author’s fixation on weather, he is clueless on causes and effects.
    It’s the weather, he claims…

    While ignoring an economy stabbed by the Fed.
    While ignoring Quackifornia burning, and subsequent loss of homes and life.
    While ignoring two plus years of blockbuster growth, increases in industrial employment, wage increases and booming consumer demand.

    Two plus years of job growth,it is unsurprising there is a brief lull. Nope, the author has a job responsibility and that is to blame weather while pretending it’s the same as climate.

    Ding dong and not bright enough to bell a cat.

  29. There are many factors that can affect jobs growth in any country. Blaming just one is plain dumb! Don’t think many, normal, people are worried about hurricanes (Or climate). I think many, normal, people would be concerned by two countries with nuclear capability, India and Pakistan, shooting down each others aircraft.

  30. “the difference in weather.” January was relatively mild, …, February, for those who forget too soon, which is quite cold for much of the country. ”
    ___________________________________________________

    January is ALWAYS relatively mild. ask the ski tourism industry: in january they are crying that this year will be a bad season and the business will probably not start ‘this year’.

    The second half of February is ALWAYS grim cold, ice-covered roads, fog and drifting, cutting snow dust.

    For such “predictions” you do not have to try a “trend”.

    • “As the days lengthen the cold strengthens” was a saying oft quoted to me as a schoolboy in England when I complained about walking to school in the modest ( by North American standards ) chill of a Feb morning.

  31. Johann Wundersamer March 9, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    “the difference in weather.” January was relatively mild, …, February, for those who forget too soon, which is quite cold for much of the country. ”
    ___________________________________________________

    January is ALWAYS relatively mild. ask the ski tourism industry: in january they are crying that this year will be a bad season and the business will probably not start ‘this year’.

    The second half of February is ALWAYS grim cold, ice-covered roads, fog and horizontal* drifting, cutting snow dust.

    For such “predictions” you do not have to try a “trend”.

    * horizontal because auf strong winds equalizing local thermal conditions.

  32. No frost fair this year, in fact the UK had record warmth in February.

    Currently good news in the UK is despite Brexit, bad news is due to Brexit.

    I am sure the BBC will be back on the CO2 bandwagon asap, because they hate Trump with a passion.

  33. (Do not approve this as he is a blacklist threat) MOD

    The jobs report for February 2019 like other months was out in the first week of March. This has been commented upon by Columnist Patricia Cohen through news report – “ The jobs report was the weakest in Months. Here is why” – on 8 March , 2019. This Vedic astrology writer is reproducing here a bit of the commentary as follows while interested readers may , if they so desire , to read the full content at nytimes.com :-
    “ February’s meager gain follows other signs of sluggishness while there were encouraging signs in the jobs report for February 2019. The economy’s remarkably steady job-creation machine sputtered in February and produced a mere 20 , 000 jobs. It was the smallest gain in well over a year”.
    In this context , it may be appropriate to share with readers this Vedic astrology writer’s predictive alert of 1 October , 2018 in article – “ Astrological Probable Alerts for the US in 2019” – published on 1 November 2018 through monthly webzine of Wisdom Magazine at wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/4897/. The related text in the said article reads like this :-“ 4 . ECONOMY IN 2019. Focus on economic health of the nation is highlighted , which will be followed by robust success……………………………………………January -February and July look to be posing some worrisome concerns”. It is thus evident that predictive alerts of this writer have been , so far , meaningfully precise and accurate.

    (This persons IP is from INDIA with a LOT of Blacklisting checks on him) MOD

  34. Unfortunately, construction jobs have the highest survey error rates and revisions of all the sectors in the employer survey. So when BLS states that the construction job slowdown was comparable to prior winters they are not telling the whole story. That survey error rate is also superimposed onto government shutdown during that period I might add.

  35. Forbes is just the latest crazy, gray bearded old man in a robe and sandals standing on the street corner with the . “Repent! The End is Near” sign. Life imitating art is change we can believe in.

  36. On Steve Forbes And The Magazine
    I was invited to be one of six speakers at a political-economic forum in Manhattan, last December 11.
    Been pleased to be a speaker at the twice-a-year dinner meetings since 2003.
    Steve Forbes was to be the keynote speaker, but they did not get enough attendees committing ahead of time.
    It was cancelled, but I thought I would use the connection to get some articles published.
    His secretary insisted that I send my note and article by snail mail.
    I did and then found a couple Forbes article on climate by an astro-physicist–who is a supporter of the nonsense.
    My theme is that the thrust in radical politics and recklessness in the financial markets is “ending action”.
    Ideal for the magazine.
    Mailed another article and the secretary said not to bother.
    That piece included the line by Nir Shaviv (astro-physicist) who at one time went along with the CO2 promotion. Because the media told him it was so. He looked into it and has since contributed to the Cosmic Ray theory.
    An important business magazine will not publish straight up stuff on climate.
    I wonder if the ignorance is feigned, or genuine?

  37. Presumably climate change was also responsible (it wasn’t), for the mild spell the UK and much of Europe had during the last week of Feb.

    It surely is the miracle molecule

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