3. 2.. 1… Claim: Severe Winter Storms Caused by Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Hold the wind turbines; According to climate scientist Judah Cohen, the uptick in winter storms over the last decade was caused by the global warming in the Arctic.

Heating Arctic may be to blame for snowstorms in Texas, scientists argue

The wintry weather that has battered the southern US and parts of Europe could be a counterintuitive effect of the climate crisis

Oliver Milman
@olliemilman
Wed 17 Feb 2021 17.00 AEDT

This week, a blast of winter weather has reached deep into the heart of the US, causing several deaths and knocking out power for about 5 million people. Sleet and ice have battered Oklahoma and Arkansas, while many people in Texas have been left marooned, amid unsafe travel conditions, in homes with no electricity.Millions without power and 21 dead as ferocious winter weather sweeps USRead more

“The current conditions in Texas are historical, certainly generational,” said Judah Cohen, the director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research. “But this can’t be hand-waved away as if it’s entirely natural. This is happening not in spite of climate change, it’s in part due to climate change.”Advertisementabout:blank

Last year, Cohen co-authored a paper that found a strong uptick in winter storms in the US north-east in the decade leading up to 2018. This, Cohen and some other scientists argue, is a symptom of heating in the Arctic, occurring at a rate more than twice the global average, that is disrupting long-established climatic systems.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/17/arctic-heating-winter-storms-climate-change

Now that we know the science tells us global warming is making winter storms worse, I hope Joe Biden listens to the science, and cancels all federally funded wind and solar projects.

There is no point building power generation systems which are vulnerable to snow and ice, if there has been a global warming driven uptick in the severity of snow and ice events.

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John Tillman
February 17, 2021 10:05 am

Explain then please, Director Cohen, why it is so figgin’ frigid in the Arctic right now, at the same time as Mexico shivvers in snow.

Thanks!

Reply to  John Tillman
February 17, 2021 10:41 am

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/meanTarchive/meanT_2021.png

The Arctic warming is the difference between mean to actual temperature, far below freezing

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PCman999
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 17, 2021 11:56 am

You also need to show the 2 sigma range on the mean temp curve. The range is pretty wide and so current temps are just weather.

Robert W Turner
Reply to  PCman999
February 17, 2021 3:12 pm

A strong low pressure system north of Greenland is currently pulling warm air over the Arctic from the Atlantic. Get ready for the “North Pole is currently warmer than [some cold place]” headlines.
https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=-37.48,83.54,1322/loc=-96.496,46.394

John Dueker
Reply to  Robert W Turner
February 17, 2021 8:25 pm

Which I recall happened in 1978-9. So what.

John Tillman
Reply to  Robert W Turner
February 18, 2021 7:03 am

It’s currently -9 C at Nuuk.

Reply to  PCman999
February 18, 2021 1:30 am

Have a look at the source of the plot, than you see, I have nothing to show.
If there is s.th. missing, ask the DMI, not me, ok ?

John Tillman
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 18, 2021 6:53 am

Alaska’s North Slope was far below normal when the Lower 48 and Mexico were hit by the cold blast.

Director Cohen’s lame excuse is falsified. In every sense of the term.

Vuk
Reply to  John Tillman
February 17, 2021 11:22 am

On January 18th I wrote: “Very cold February in the North hemisphere.”
In short: On Tuesday 22 Dec 2020, Sheveluch volcano (Kamchatka, Russia) had a powerful eruption producing spectacular ash plume rising up to 28,000 ft (8,500 m) altitude. The hot air column rose few km higher breaking into stratosphere (at these latitudes at 9km or so). 
Almost instantly the SSW- sudden stratospheric warming of 30C (-65C to -35C) occurred.
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for the rest of discussion see
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/18/the-stratosphere-has-warmed-profoundly-this-month-what-are-the-implications/#comment-3164797

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Pauleta
February 17, 2021 10:07 am

What doesn’t GW cause?

I have seen earthquakes, viruses, oceans rising, more insects, less insects, more fires, less fires, droughts, floods, more hurricanes, less hurricanes, more powerful hurricanes, long lasting hurricanes, less ice in the Arctic, more ice in the Antarctic, bigger icebergs, more icebergs, more snow, less snow, mass extinction, new species arising (don’t you know new viruses are new species?).

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 11:37 am

In case you were in any doubt about how pervasive AGW is, I recommend the following list …

https://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 17, 2021 1:07 pm

That list was last updated back in 2012, and in the intervening years there has been no letup in new and dumb things blamed on global warmening.
If anything there has been more of that nonsense than there was back then.
The whole project became ridiculously unmanageable to keep updated and current.
Most of those links are no longer active.

And let us not for a second forget that the “theory” (it aint one) is that CO2 warms the planet…not that it causes “climate change”.
In fact the climate regimes of the Earth have always changed.
The weather has never been static and unchanging, ever, at any scale, at any place on the planet.
So before anyone can say what might be causing changes, one would have to point to a period of “climate same” and explain what caused IT!
No one knows what caused all of the variations in weather and climate prior to the present era, and so it is just making noise to ascribe any cause to anything going on now.
Besides for all of that, just about everything that these people spend there lives and endless dollars “researching” (it aint research) is either exaggerated, mischaracterized, or just plain made up.

It is a mistake to let these jackasses control the language or the conversation…cause they are just making it up as they go.
Warmistas may be the least intelligent and least insightful people to ever gain a foothold in any conversation, ever in history, anywhere on Earth.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
February 17, 2021 1:18 pm

Are you just venting, or did you have some purpose to your post? I posted the warmlist as an hilarious example of how silly it all is, as an addition to what Pauleta wrote. I’m aware it’s out of date. You might want to look at some of my other posts.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 17, 2021 1:26 pm

Try not to be so touchy.
I was not criticizing you.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 17, 2021 1:47 pm

I was in the first place merely pointing out that the list would be miles longer if it had been possible to keep it up to date.
From there I was putting forth something that people here used to keep in mind…that using the language of warmistas is to let them control the conversation.
Both you and Paulette correctly referred to global warming, not climate change.
As such, my remarks on that were not directed at you specifically.
Note that the Guardian article does not use the term “global warming”, but instead refers to climate change.
And the reason they do is because it is patently ludicrous to speak of warming causing cooling.
There is no explanation for how the supposed heat trapping of CO2 and resulting global warming leads to the general phenomenon of “climate change”.

So, I will answer your question with a question: Did I offend you by jumping into the conversation by attaching my comments in a reply to you?
If so, sorry.
But no where did I disagree with you.

You posted a link that is way out of date. You know it is…but others may not, and you did not say anything about that.
In fact I was merely amplifying and expounding.
Knowing that all of those examples are a tiny fraction of what has been blamed on GW as of 2021 makes it all the more hilarious, if one finds it laughable to begin with.
I for one do not know whether to laugh or cry at this point.
It is certainly ridiculous, but at this point it is killing people, and wildlife, and costing us all huge heaps of money and jobs, and they are just getting started with the plans.
It is the biggest crime in history, and getting ever worse…but if you read my posts, you will see that I am not exactly without humor.

Venting?
Now, why would anyone do that?
It is not like this is a public forum for anyone who wants to, to say whatever is on their mind or anything, is it?
(That last part might sound snippy, but I say it with a smile on my face, mmkay?)

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George Tetley
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
February 18, 2021 1:34 am

Well done Sir Nick , we all seem to forget that some time in our life we can be idiotic
( Me About 90%)

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
February 18, 2021 7:11 am

I agree with virtually all your steam letting except this.

”And the reason they do is because it is patently ludicrous to speak of warming causing cooling.”

I dont agree because when one area or point of a system with a fixed income of energy warms then the energy has to come from another area and that area cools, so you are wrong.

Other areas of the world will currently be experiencing heatwaves, or more solar energy is being deflected back out to space unused.

Warming always means cooling and cooling always means warming, one does not happen without the other.

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Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Gary Ashe
February 18, 2021 9:31 am

“Warming always means cooling and cooling always means warming, one does not happen without the other.”
I am not sure I should to bother with someone that tells me I am wrong by saying this.
I can tell you one thing…nothing I have said here recently is what I would call “steam venting”.
More like offhand opinion sharing.

As to Arctic outbreaks always being balanced by warm air moving northward at some other location and in equal amount…of course this is true. I knew that very well from newspaper articles and science periodicals, long before I finished High School, let alone studied related topics in college.
But that is not what these warmista blatherings are saying.
Global warming and climate change does not refer to the fact that we have a weather pattern on our planet, in which air masses can and do move around, and sometimes these movements are more longitudinal and at other times more zonal.
That is not the thrust of any of this.

But I want to back up, because I am wondering now…which part of the Sun is getting colder when it shines it’s light onto the Earth?
But I would not ask anyone to answer such a dumb question.
What I want you to ‘splain to me is, if the warmistas are correct, and CO2 is causing global warming, you are saying this is impossible unless part of the Earth gets colder?

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 19, 2021 8:26 am

The warmlist is great, and so is the superb “Extinction Clock” that keeps an up to date record of all the daft thermageddonists’ predictions over the past 50 years.
https://extinctionclock.org/

Every time a prediction fails to transpire the Extinction Clock ticks it off the list.
When I used to be on twitter (no more!) and a thermageddonist was holding forth about how we were all going to hell in a very hot handcart and banging on about “following the science”, I would post a link to the Extinction Clock and they went remarkably quiet. Various climate scientists blocked me in a huff when I embarrassed them with the Extinction Clock

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
February 19, 2021 11:04 am

I’ve never used the extinction clock. I’ll check it out. It’s always good to have another arrow in the quiver in case of emergency. However, now that I’ve been banned from YouTube for not toeing the line, life is far calmer.

In my experience, whenever they claim to be “following the science”, they’re almost certainly not. That’s a common retort from Peter Hadfield (Potholer54) He’s addicted to using fallacies.

TonyG
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 19, 2021 12:14 pm

The next one up is interesting: “US Scientist sees New Ice Age coming”.

Reply to  TonyG
February 19, 2021 4:24 pm
2hotel9
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
February 20, 2021 4:29 am

Thanks for the link! A listing of their failures is great way to get the point across to most people.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  2hotel9
February 20, 2021 6:54 am

When you point it it’s HALF A CENTURY of failed predictions they sit up and think. Well, some of them think….

Oldseadog
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 11:48 am

You forgot to list ingrowing toenails.

CorchMed
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 1:10 pm

You forgot wars in the Middle East.

Eisenhower
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 1:29 pm

From the News in last 24 hours

Climate change likely drove the extinction of North America’s largest animals
New findings show that megafauna populations fluctuated in response to climate change.The findings, based on a new statistical modelling approach, suggest that populations of large mammals fluctuated in response to climate change,Around the time of the extinctions (between 15,000 and 12,000 years ago), there were two major climatic changes. The first was a period of abrupt warming that began around 14,700 years ago, and the second was a cold snap around 12,900 years ago during which the Northern Hemisphere returned to near-glacial conditions. One or both of these important temperature swings, and their ecological ramifications, have been implicated in the megafauna extinctions.

http://www.ice.mpg.de/ext/index.php?id=1669

Why Did It Take Dinosaurs 15 Million Years To Reach The Northern Hemisphere?

The answer may be CO2; 215 million years ago, though the temperature was not drastically higher, CO2 levels were 1,000% of what they are today – 4,000 parts per million. Over the next 3,000,000 years, the CO2 concentration halved, to about 2,000ppm.

milder levels of CO2 may have helped to remove climatic barriers that may have trapped the sauropodomorphs in South America.

https://www.science20.com/news_staff/why_did_it_take_dinosaurs_15_million_years_to_reach_the_northern_hemisphere-253139

CO2 – The Miracle Molecule, There’s Nothing It Can’t Do!

Gums
Reply to  Eisenhower
February 17, 2021 3:05 pm

Salute!

Yep, the big animals moved north cause they did not like a few more degrees of heat, or just following their prey. And then the glacier sequence happened so fast they could not race south as well as their prey or the veggies they consumed.
Somehow, human beings moved and we are here discussing history and debating the future. Seems to me that the animals and plants were slower to move, but I don’t have the fancy degree from Harvard.

Gasp. Que sera sera. And try to look ahead beyond the next showing of some movie or TV show.

No need to go overboard as a preppie, but remember what is happening in Texas now and think what you would have done.

Gums sends…

John MacDonald
Reply to  Gums
February 18, 2021 8:51 am

Simpler question: Was there a land bridge 215 million years ago? Its hard to walk on water.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  Eisenhower
February 18, 2021 4:39 am

I remember reading that, and thought at the time that it undermined the entire global warming via CO2 idea. First, the fact that CO2 levels were “…~4,000 parts per million which is 1,000% than today [actually, 900% – but math is hard]”, yet temperature was not drastically higher. How can that be? And over the next 3,000,000 years, CO2 concentration dropped to 2,000 ppm. That’s the definition of a “quasi-equilibrium” process in engineering thermodynamics. But on that time-scale, why was “the temperature…not drastically higher” than today? That’s plenty of time for CO2 to do its fiendish work.

These people are such bozos…

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Dave Andrews
Reply to  Eisenhower
February 18, 2021 8:22 am

Surely the important point about the dinosaur story is that CO2 levels were at 4000 ppm but the temps were “not drastically higher.”

PCman999
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 10:04 pm

“What doesn’t GW cause?” Apparently, it doesn’t cause an increase in intelligence or resistance to scams and conmen.

February 17, 2021 10:09 am

Director Cohen must be related to Obama’s science advisor — and genius — John Holdren … https://newtube.app/user/RAOB/3fEZDK4

ResourceGuy
Reply to  John Shewchuk
February 17, 2021 1:58 pm

They just need to update that with the Journal Nature also refuting him.

Flight Level
February 17, 2021 10:09 am

One more executive order. By virtue of gender neutrality, cold is the new “hot”. Next ?

MarkW
Reply to  Flight Level
February 17, 2021 10:14 am

cool

Philip
Reply to  MarkW
February 17, 2021 10:27 am

Or did you mean warm. (Sarc)

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Philip
February 17, 2021 11:07 am

‘they warm’ is to be more correct according to the U.S. Congress

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Philip
February 18, 2021 7:21 am

Its just warm identifying as cold silly.

Philip
Reply to  Gary Ashe
February 18, 2021 8:26 am

Can’t argue that!🤣🤣

Pauleta
February 17, 2021 10:11 am

Never trust a “scientists” that puts his media appearances before publications on his personal website.

http://www.judahcohen.org

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 11:46 am

Self-promotion does seem to be his MO.

Mr.
Reply to  Pauleta
February 17, 2021 12:18 pm

just confirms what their priorities are.

Science is just a popular ‘meme’ for them.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Pauleta
February 20, 2021 1:03 pm

Yup.
And never trust an atom.
They make up everything.

February 17, 2021 10:12 am

Settled climate science?! Everywhere is warming faster than everywhere!

https://www.climatedepot.com/2021/01/31/settled-climate-science-everywhere-is-warming-faster-than-everywhere/

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Med Bennett
February 17, 2021 11:38 am

… and at twice the speed.

Run away!

goldminor
Reply to  Rory Forbes
February 17, 2021 3:48 pm

Which way should we run though?

Rory Forbes
Reply to  goldminor
February 17, 2021 5:10 pm

I think it’s customary to “run off in all directions”.

Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 10:13 am

Judah is likely right. And your attack on wind energy in Texas was wrong and pathetic. Stop lying. You’re misleading and harming the planet

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 10:27 am

The evidence you used to back up your statement is astounding. Almost as good as Judah’s. There are more storms, so it must be global warming.

Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 10:33 am

He is wrong at all, and there were lot of reasons for black-outs in Texas, wind was one.
, at least.

Ron Long
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 10:44 am

Joe Houde holds a Psychology degree and a Doctorate of Education. Science? No!

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Ron Long
February 17, 2021 11:52 am

Joe,
When all possible weather and climatological outcomes are blamed on Climate Change due to mankind’s sins of CO2 emissions, it certainly is not science.

If we were having unusually warm winter, Judah Cohen would of course blame it on CC, along with the rest of CC carnival barkers.
Now that we are having unusually cold winter, Judah Cohen blames it on CC.

Do you see the problem with Judah Cohen calling himself a scientist?

A scientist will admit a pet hypothesis is wrong when contradictory evidence is confronted. A climatologist, owing his salary to adherence to today’s CC religion, will attempt to fit all observations into the theory, rather than change the theory. This is the hallmark of a religious-like belief system.

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Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 17, 2021 1:20 pm

A theory that explains everything explains nothing.
And it is not even a proper theory…it is just yammering and doomsday panic mongering gussied up as something important and true.
If it is a proper theory, what is it called?
And what is the concise thing being called “climate change”, that some of us supposedly do not believe in and are hence harming the planet?
And how is whether or not someone buys into someone else’s ideas the cause of anything physical?
Paying lip service and bowing down to the Gods and High Priests of Climate Change does not lower anyone’s emissions. Nor does criticizing the boondoggle and ecological catastrophe of wind energy raise them.
Joe here is doing nothing more than professing a holier-than-thou attitude, while smugly forgiving himself for doing the same things everyone else does, in what is a gloriously robust form of virtue signaling, and literally nothing more.

In science what counts is being correct.
Being smug and politically correct and in-line with the latest fads are not any part of the scientific method.
Making accurate predictions and clearly delineating one’s hypothesis are.
Honestly assessing the outcome of predictions is also part of the scientific method.
Science is not a set of beliefs.
But Joe has no way of knowing that…because he has no idea what a real scientist does, or even what the word means.

Mr.
Reply to  Ron Long
February 17, 2021 12:23 pm

Joe Houde holds a Psychology degree and a Doctorate of Educationcomment image

h/t Dave

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Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Mr.
February 17, 2021 1:21 pm

Oh, like “Doctor” Jill Biden, eh?

Lrp
Reply to  Ron Long
February 17, 2021 10:05 pm

That’s what I don’t understand, how can someone so stupid hold a doctorate in anything?

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Ron Long
February 18, 2021 7:26 am

Yeah he got it of the back of a cereal box along wish a plastic dinosaur.

Andrew Burnette
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 10:48 am

You are likely wrong and your attack on the previous commenter is pathetic. Stop lying. You are misleading. Fortunately, you (specifically) cannot harm the planet by being wrong.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 11:17 am

Another day, another new sockpuppet.

czechlist
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 11:20 am

What is harming the planet is contaminating it with non biodegradable rubbish in the form of solar panels and fibre glass windmills set on massive concrete bases, killing birds and destroying the natural beauty of our countryside. You now Cape Cod and the Grand Canyon are ideal sites for wind. Perhaps the Muir Woods should be sacrificed since he was a racist.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  czechlist
February 17, 2021 1:02 pm

“Cape Cod and the Grand Canyon are ideal sites for wind”
Too many wealthy elites living on or having 2nd homes on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard (like Obama)- so we won’t see wind turbines there. When some were being planned at sea within site of Cape Cod- the rich started screaming- though the governor and greenies want them at sea. Meanwhile, solar “farms” are popping up all over central Mass.- a relatively low income area- with low land prices- and all of this on destroyed forests.

fred250
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 12:08 pm

The whole AGW agenda is a LIE and is doing MASSIVE damage to the planet

Where is you pathetic angst about that ?

Closing coal powered stations, Increasing non-reliable supply, not protecting gas lines properly from cold

ALL PART OF THE SAME CAUSE.

And that is the anti-green, anti-CO anti-science, ANTI-LIFE CO2 reduction socialist-control agenda.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 12:15 pm

When you try to do sarcasm, it helps to indicate your attempt with a <sarc> at the end. Otherwise people will think you’re being serious, which doesn’t seem possible.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 12:29 pm

Do you think burying spent bird blender blades is not harming the planet?

LaNina,PDO,AMO,Solar minimum do these words mean anything to you?

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Notanacademic
February 17, 2021 1:04 pm

I bet Joe Houde doesn’t want a 500′ tall wind turbine or multi acre solar “farm” next to HIS house.

Notanacademic
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 17, 2021 3:41 pm

No I bet he doesn’t, I have not been so fortunate. Look out of my back windows I can see a windfarm, look out the front I can see a windmill. Walk three or four hundred yards to the top of the hill and I can see four windfarms. Fourteen years ago when I bought this house I had a nice view. Two of the windfarms have had a turbine destroyed by fire, one is being repaired now and another windfarm four or five miles from my home but not visible from my house had one that looked like it just fell over. They truly are bloody useless, and the cherry on top some of the hillsides without windfarms have privately owned smaller turbines on them. I can’t escape the dam things. Ok rant over. Oh not quite there is also one hillside with an acre or two of solar panels. if this carries on there’ll be nowhere left for trees.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Notanacademic
February 18, 2021 3:43 am

A 20 acre wind farm was built next to my neighborhood in north central Mass. in 2012. The land is zoned rural/residential- but these “farms” really are industrial. I sued the company and town. We settled – allowing them to build but pushed it back and they installed several hundred trees as a buffer. I probably would have won in court but couldn’t afford an attorney. As it was being constructed- I filmed and photographed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYVZKgusU4&t=15s
(rank amateur video of course but it does show a lot)

Notanacademic
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 18, 2021 5:20 am

I watched the video, I feel like I just watched a crime being committed. Destroying the environment to save it from a made up problem, criminal.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Notanacademic
February 18, 2021 5:38 am

During the planning board meetings- the guy representing the solar company was a clean cut looking dude in his ’30s. But, he kept looking at his handlers- who were clearly Chinese. Hey, you can always tell Chinese from China – from American born Chinese. Those from China have bad haircuts- with their hair looking kinda like Moe of the Three Stooges. My wife was freaked out by those guys- they really looked a bit dangerous. Suposedly the “farm” was funded or backed up by Deutche Bank but then what were those suspicious looking Chinese guys in very expensive suits doing there?

Notanacademic
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 18, 2021 6:04 am

Very strange I imagine your wife wasn’t the only one freaked out by them.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 18, 2021 9:48 am

Bad haircuts like Moe, but expensive suits?
So, they were Shemp?

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
February 18, 2021 9:46 am

Driving a bulldozer looks like a fun job.
Lately I have been considering a change of tack…a “if you can’t beat them, join them” approach.
Years of arguing have gotten me exactly nowhere.
There is money to be made, and frankly I would not mind having me a pile of it.

Peter W
Reply to  Notanacademic
February 17, 2021 3:46 pm

Given the way things are going, I would suggest adding Milankovitch Cycles to your list. Looks as if the next one of those cycles may well be involved!

Notanacademic
Reply to  Peter W
February 18, 2021 12:21 am

It seems everything is pointing to a period of cooling. And when it gets cold those pushing the narrative will claim a false victory, China, India and others will keep increasing co2 output and the west will be cold and dark. I wonder if that will be enough to wake the public?

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oeman 50
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 12:41 pm

Another case of weather becoming climate when it fits the narrative.

MarkW
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 17, 2021 2:50 pm

Likely right? That’s really the best you can do?
Why don’t you actually take the time to explain why Judah is right and everyone else is wrong?
Or do you just expect us to accept you at your word since you have such a high opinion of yourself.
Nobody’s harming the planet, the planet is fine and will continue to be fine no matter what we or anyone else does. You on the other hand are killing people, though that doesn’t seem to bother you.

Lrp
Reply to  MarkW
February 17, 2021 10:15 pm

His stupidity is definitely killing me

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 17, 2021 5:17 pm

Exactly! Why is it that fundamental logic like that escapes so many people of the AGW persuasion? If one must clear snow off the solar panels 3 months of the year, perhaps solar panels were the wrong choice.

KAT
Reply to  Eric Worrall
February 17, 2021 5:18 pm

Logic 101

Gary Ashe
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 18, 2021 7:23 am

What a Wally.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Joe Houde
February 18, 2021 1:14 pm

The EIA data says otherwise.

MarkW
February 17, 2021 10:13 am

that found a strong uptick in winter storms in the US north-east in the decade leading up to 2018

To borrow an old phrase, correlation is not causation.

According the High Priests of Global Warming, anything that has changed in recent decades, is caused by CO2. Period.
Anyone who questions that is an inactivist.

Reply to  MarkW
February 17, 2021 10:34 am

North Easter is a meteorogical name for an event that often occurs

sailor76
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 17, 2021 11:09 am

where on the Rhine do you live? I grew up in Wageningen. Sailor76

Reply to  sailor76
February 17, 2021 2:36 pm

Vis à vis de Mainz

MarkW
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 17, 2021 11:58 am

That’s Nor’easter, as in northeast.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  MarkW
February 17, 2021 1:01 pm

And it is pronounced “cu-cum-bah” according to Sra. Hillaria Baldwin.
She’s fram Bahstahn, so she oughta know.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 17, 2021 2:11 pm

Nor-easters are coastal storms that ride up the East coast of the US and into the maritime provinces of Canada.
They are not called that because they happen in the northeast, but because that is the prevailing wind direction during the storms.
While true they are “an event that often occurs”, that is not what the term means at all.
And it is a phrase with a local origin a long time ago…it is not exactly a meteorological term at all.
More like an idiom.

The effect of such storms can extend far to the south and over a thousand miles inland, clear to Florida and the midwestern US.

There are other such phrases that have local origins and refer to storms with specific characteristics, such as what are called Alberta Clippers.
These are storms that follow a strong Arctic cold front after it passes off the East Coast of the US. They are fast moving, and usually have little associated moisture, and commonly dive southward into the US from the general direction and location of the Canadian province of Alberta…although it would not surprise me if few in Alberta ever even heard of them.

People just like to name things.
Nor-easter: Coastal storm that is centered off the East coast of the US and brings strong winds from the northeast.

Wow…looks like Wikipedia and I agree on something:

“A nor’easter (also northeaster) is a synoptic-scale extratropical cyclone in the western North Atlantic Ocean. The name derives from the direction of the winds that blow from the northeast. The original use of the term in North America is associated with storms that impact the upper north Atlantic coast of the United States and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. In 2019, Tropical Storm Melissa became the first tropical or subtropical Nor’easter in recorded history.
Typically, such storms originate as a low-pressure area that forms within 100 miles (160 km) of the shore between North Carolina and Massachusetts. The precipitation pattern is similar to that of other extratropical storms. Nor’easters are usually accompanied by heavy rain or snow, and can cause severe coastal floodingcoastal erosionhurricane-force winds, or blizzard conditions. Nor’easters are usually most intense during winter in New England and Atlantic Canada. They thrive on converging air masses—the cold polar air mass and the warmer air over the water—and are more severe in winter when the difference in temperature between these air masses is greater.
Nor’easters tend to develop most often and most powerfully between the months of November and March, although they can (much less commonly) develop during other parts of the year as well. The susceptible regions are generally impacted by nor’easters a few times each winter.”

Nor’easter – Wikipedia

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Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
February 17, 2021 2:37 pm

They are not called that because they happen in the northeast, but because that is the prevailing wind direction during the storms.
Thanks, but I know that.

dh-mtl
February 17, 2021 10:17 am

Historically the coldest troughs in global atmospheric temperatures occur when there is a confluence of a reasonably strong La Nina and a Solar Minimum (i.e. the minimum between two solar cycles).

This happened in 1956, 1966 and 1976. It is also the condition today. So maybe the cold that we are experiencing shouldn’t be a surprise.

From the looks of the ENSO forecast (SST Outlook: NCEP CFS.v2 Forecast (PDF corrected)Issued: 15 February 2021) and the status of the sun, this condition could persist into next winter as well. Of course the next confluence of these two conditions, La Nina and Solar Minimum, is scheduled for 10-11 years from now.

climanrecon
Reply to  dh-mtl
February 17, 2021 10:49 am

Ice.age.farmer has an interesting video along these lines on bitchute:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/1YjeIMf976qK/

goldminor
Reply to  dh-mtl
February 17, 2021 3:41 pm

I think that there is a good chance that the next solar minimum will hit much earlier than that. SC 25 could well be a short solar cycle. My main clue for this thought lies with the West Coast flood pattern which has been a main focus point for me in my efforts to understand the connection between the solar cycle and West Coast floods. The next such flood should occur in the winter of 2026/27, or no later than in 2027/28. That places the next solar minimum around 2029 or 2030. The flood also requires the ENSO regions to be negative

There is another clue which struck me just recently, and that came from looking at a long version showing the solar butterfly diagram as displayed on Wiki. I can’t help but think that SC25 is going to be very similar to SC14.

Sunspot_butterfly_graph 2 15 21 large Wiki.gif
February 17, 2021 10:28 am

This, Cohen and some other scientists argue, is a symptom of heating in the Arctic, occurring at a rate more than twice the global average, that is disrupting long-established climatic systems.

Just the contrast is right, it’s the cooling of the thermosphere because of the lack of UV radiation due to the solar minimum.
And nor to forget La Niña and a negative NAO.

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fred250
Reply to  Krishna Gans
February 17, 2021 12:12 pm

Arctic has not warmed this century apart from the 2015/16 El Nino, effect gradually subsiding

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And before the 1998 El Nino was actually COOLING

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Neither El Nino WAS CAUSED BY HUMANS.

These people BELIEVE THE LIES without even checking the actual data.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  fred250
February 17, 2021 1:49 pm

Data? Who needs data?

Rick C
February 17, 2021 10:31 am

….. A theory that explains everything, explains nothing.

Karl Popper

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leitmotif
Reply to  Rick C
February 17, 2021 4:11 pm

Or in the case of CAGW, A theory that explains nothing, explains everything.

Pill Popper

February 17, 2021 10:39 am

Our “friend” Rahmstorf” refered on Cohen telling that warming causes cooling, letting beside science.

Ron Long
February 17, 2021 10:40 am

Argentina just got hit with a cold atmospheric river, producing four days of cold rain at lower elevations and intense snow at higher elevations. The access to Chile was closed due to deep snow. I can see Cerro La Plata, part of the pre-cordillera and just under 20,000 feet elevation, a from upstairs office balcony, it is solid white with a snowpack appropriate to mid-winter, and here we are in southern hemisphere mi-summer. I am sceptical that the Arctic is heating at double the rate of the rest of the world, but for sure Antarctica is not warming, yet we have unusual large cold storm in both north and south hemisphere. What’s up? Not CAGW!

Vuk
Reply to  Ron Long
February 17, 2021 12:01 pm

Another Grand Solar minimum on the horizon, for the moment it is just ‘the weather’ but when it gets persistent than it becomes ‘climate change’, year after a year a bit up and a bit more down, eventually might get far worse.

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Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Ron Long
February 17, 2021 12:09 pm

Sea ice extent in Antarctic is very close to average for this time of year. And Arctic Sea ice extent is not much below average for now as well, not enough to claim the Arctic sea ice extent is suffering. They make these claims but they don’t want people to actually look at the data.

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fred250
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
February 17, 2021 3:55 pm

According to NSIDC, 2021 day 47 is ABOVE the 15 year average.

Maxwell Babaganoosh
Reply to  fred250
February 17, 2021 6:34 pm

Do any of your on any side realize how stupid you sound talking about “the 15 year average”?!
15 year average.

How many miles of ice sheet existed over the Northern hemisphere just 12k ybp? 1.5 mile average??

And you are talking about a GD. 15 year average. What a joke.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Maxwell Babaganoosh
February 17, 2021 6:56 pm

Wait, so you think vast stretches of frozen wasteland are a good thing?
That is was a situation to be desired when ice sheets two miles thick covered the areas where billions of people now live and grow food and enjoy their lives?
12k years ago…what a joke!
For hundreds of millions of years, the planet teamed with a vast profusion of life from pole to pole.
Nearly the entire planet was productive habitat.
And this occurred with CO2 many times current levels, and the global average surface temperature far above what even the worst of your doomsday catastrophist brethren believe is possible no matter how much stuff we dig up and burn.
Ice Ages are global catastrophes.
The one we are in has wiped the planet clean of life right down to solid bedrock, over entire continent sized areas.
And in your tiny unimaginative sycophantic mind, you have managed to delude yourself into believing there was even one single thing about a planet covered in ice that was not an unmitigated icy hell of death and destruction ?
Go tend your camel dung heaps, and leave the thinking to people that know how to do it.

fred250
Reply to  Maxwell Babaganoosh
February 18, 2021 1:30 am

What a weird rant !!.

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Robert of Texas
February 17, 2021 10:42 am

I know Global Warming freezes the U.S. – I saw it in a movie!

Or, it’s part of the natural variability as many understood and not understood natural cycles overlap creating what we think of as unusual events. It could be they happen with some frequency over thousands of years, but to a human observer they seem very unusual – the gods are angry, start the dances, sacrifices, and blame ourselves for being sinful.

I live in Texas…we didn’t even set new records, it just got colder than any recorded storm since 1949 (or thereabouts). Hardly earth-shattering events.

The difference was our extreme reliance on electricity and of course – unreliable electric generation from solar and wind. We actually got LUCKY because the wind turbines that actually functioned were spinning at higher rates than average – if wind had slackened things would have been much worse. The next time we not be so lucky. Unreliable is just that – do not count on it in an emergency.

Dave-E
February 17, 2021 11:00 am

One indication that the “climate change crisis” is a scam is that it requires an unfalsifiable hypothesis. Too hot, global warming. Too cold, global warming. Too much rain, global warming. Drought, global warming. Opps, better stop calling it global warming and adopt the “better to scam you with” moniker climate change.

ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 11:04 am

At the rate we’re going, we will have red grids and blue grids in routine media usage.

ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 11:31 am

No, at this point we need to let crazies take science and the economy over the cliff. That appears to be the only way to wake people up, except some will die in the process.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 3:26 pm

Let them? I don’t see that we have a huge amount of choice. We can keep on trying to educate and reason with them and they will carry on regardless, perhaps with a wry grin for the ‘crazy person’ or some form of abuse – but they are on a runaway train and they can’t stop it before it crashes, even if they wanted to. If we’re very, very lucky then the loss of life may be minimal, I’m certainly hoping so.

Maxwell Babaganoosh
Reply to  Richard Page
February 17, 2021 6:40 pm

You folks still refuse to acknowledge the reality of the GEORGIA GUIDESTONES and AGENDA 21/ 2030? Hopefully? Hopefully?!

I really don’t understand the reluctance of the average human to wake up to the shadows on the wall. Plato was right.

This is planned, by religious zealots and supremecists, using blackmail to get politicians and judges to obey.

FFS we just watched the most egregious political theft in our lifetime to put in Beijing Biden and cameltoe whorris and you folks think it’s any way possible this is not going to end with serious death counts?

No one did a dang thing. None of us who know, organized. I tried. No one wanted to step up and revolt. No one.

The camps are coming. The death tolls will skyrocket, and all our guns will stay in safes. Mine won’t, but I bet most here will, when they come knocking. Because you also cuck to police, who have proven they exist for the system and not to serve or protect the citizens. They will come for all of us, just like they always have. Hopefully… Haha. This guy talking about hope.

This is absolutely planned, for depopulation. Nothing else

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Joel O'Bryan
February 17, 2021 11:39 am

More evidence Climate Change has become a take-it-on-faith religion. When all possible weather and climatological outcomes are blamed on Climate Change due to mankind’s sins of CO2 emissions, it certainly is not science.

Reverend Michael
February 17, 2021 11:54 am

Global warming must be stopped! I found a slight cooling is forecasted for my area in the future.

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ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 12:07 pm

When does John Holdren appear on CNN?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 1:07 pm

As soon as he joins The Lincoln Project. 😉

Alex
February 17, 2021 12:18 pm

First of all, CO2 levels have got nothing to do with warming, or cooling. It’s the sun, stupid. Simple math proves it. We release 10 Gt carbon equivalent of CO2 annually as a result of the combustion of oil, gas and coal to keep ourselves warm, and cool, keep food safe, drive to work, make our workload easier on our body, visit our loved ones and generally live a better and longer life .

The natural CO2 sinks, the atmosphere and hydrosphere together hold 38,000 Gt carbon equivalent of CO2. 10 Gt, compared to 38,000 Gt, is less than insignificant.

Hint: The atmosphere and hydrosphere are in constant equilibrium obeying Henry’s Law.

Richard M
Reply to  Alex
February 17, 2021 4:53 pm

Exactly right. The climate on Earth is determined by the energy it receives in conjunction with the physics of water. While other things my modify those inputs (e.g. volcanoes temporarily reduce the energy received), those two items provide the foundation of the climate. CO2 is not a factor.

It’s too bad we have so many fools, such as Joe Houde, who are not capable of understanding the complex world of science.

Tom
February 17, 2021 12:20 pm

For the average person, it’s easy to think “Uhrm… Didn’t you climatologists say the world is warming dangerously? It’s &$*@! cold!”

It’s panic mode and damage control time for the Alarmists.

-“It’s Climate Change, not Global Warming, remember?”

-“Cold is caused by Global Warming. It’s complicated. Just trust us.”

-“Bad stuff is happening related to the weather. Since we are the weather people; give us more $ and power.”

-“No, no, no! Only heat waves are Climate Change! Cold is just weather!”

-“It’s hot in Australia right now. Let’s focus on that.” [don’t tell ’em it’s summer down there]

-“Here is a picture of a starving polar bear.”

Any more you’ve seen?

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fred250
Reply to  Tom
February 17, 2021 3:51 pm

“-“It’s hot in Australia right now. Let’s focus on that.” [don’t tell ’em it’s summer down there]”

.

Here in Dubbo, the current February average max temp is 2.5C BELOW the long term average

average February min temp is 1.4C BELOW the long term average

https://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/cw-slopes-and-plains/dubbo

And UAH shows Australia for January with a strong NEGATIVE anomaly.

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fred250
Reply to  fred250
February 17, 2021 4:22 pm

Betting that when UAH comes in for February, this Australian summer will be well down the list of warm summers.

Mohatdebos
February 17, 2021 12:27 pm

I saw an article in Bloomberg, which correctly attributed the cold spell to Sudden Stratospheric Warming, but than blamed the SSW to anthropogenic CO2 emissions.

Vuk
Reply to  Mohatdebos
February 17, 2021 1:42 pm

Nothing anthropocentric or past climate related. See my comment further above @ February 17, 2021 11:22 am

goldminor
Reply to  Mohatdebos
February 17, 2021 3:25 pm

What really gets me is that all they have to do is use their eyes to see one of the main causes of what is driving arctic cold air masses to the south. Also, the outbreak is still running strong. North Korea is now getting hit by the ever moving vortex with temps below 0 F. … https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=-6.44,72.30,546/loc=2.581,73.367

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Peter W
Reply to  goldminor
February 17, 2021 3:54 pm

Oh, no! Once again we will have to send food and supplies to North Korea, all because of the weather!

David Hoopman
February 17, 2021 12:45 pm

Okay, let me get this straight. If we don’t do something to stop global warming, we’re all going to freeze to death?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  David Hoopman
February 17, 2021 1:11 pm

“It rained so hard the other night
The weather it was dry
Sun so hot I near froze to death
Suzanna don’t you cry”🎶

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Peter W
Reply to  David Hoopman
February 17, 2021 3:55 pm

Congratulations! You understand perfectly!

Nicholas McGinley
February 17, 2021 12:57 pm

What is the explanation for severe storms at least as bad back in the 1960s and 1970’s?
And all the other decades?
The fact is that there is no evidence whatsoever that there are more or worse storms now that any any other time in the past.
This is just more of the same “science by assertion” BS that the warmistas are long since famous for.
They are able to get away with it, apparently, because most people paid little of no attention to anything as arcane as the history of storminess.
Most people in fact will never check on anything they are told.

Jeffrey H Kreiley
February 17, 2021 12:57 pm

I remember the snow storms in the 70’s. Was that climate change too what done it?

Peter W
Reply to  Jeffrey H Kreiley
February 17, 2021 3:57 pm

Yes, and it was all our fault! Global cooling, caused by our emissions of soot into the atmosphere which blocked the heat of the sun. I recall it all too well!

Coeur de Lion
February 17, 2021 1:15 pm

It’s quite clear. Global warming causes cooling. Global cooling causes warming. Easy

lackawaxen123
February 17, 2021 1:33 pm

an “opinion” (thats what this is) by a supposed “scientist” is not SCIENCE … its just an opinion with an appeal to authority shield from criticism …

Cam_S
February 17, 2021 1:40 pm

Is the Texas Cold Wave Caused By Global Warming?
Texas and neighboring states are experiencing a major cold wave causing substantial snowfall and power outages affecting millions of people.
A number of major media outlets are making the claim that such cold is a “sign” or “indication” of global warming
Such claims are demonstrably untrue and can be easily proven to be untrue.

https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2021/02/is-texas-cold-wave-caused-by-global.html

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Cam_S
February 17, 2021 4:27 pm

The alarmists always do that. Anything that happens is attributed to Human-caused Climate Change. It’s just one unsubstantiated assertion after another, with the alarmists. If they didn’t have unsubstantiated assertions, they wouldn’t have anything at all.

Right-Handed Shark
February 17, 2021 3:02 pm

This is actually plausible if you have a grounding in “the science”. Here is Global Warming 1:01 currently being pumped into a pre-schooler near you.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-understand-the-issue-of-global-warming-on-the-polar-habitat-6rw64t?step=1

Barf bags at the ready, and if you find anything objectionable in the propaganda, er, I mean lesson, just “tell the screen”.. although I’m pretty sure you won’t be heard.

Alasdair Fairbairn
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
February 18, 2021 12:58 am

No wonder kids these days are turning to self harm as they struggle to come to terms with reality having been stuffed with this sort of political nonsense.

ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 3:05 pm

Is this going to be reported to the Paris Climate Agreement police?

Biden administration sending generators to Texas amid power outages (yahoo.com)

ResourceGuy
February 17, 2021 4:32 pm

Add Bill Gates to the ‘experts’ refuting the Journal Nature with more crackpot out of date science.

Richard M
February 17, 2021 5:08 pm

What’s really sad about this story is there are literally millions of fools who will believe this utter nonsense. Doesn’t say much for our species.

Maxwell Babaganoosh
February 17, 2021 6:17 pm

Just another Cohencidence

Ulric Lyons
February 17, 2021 8:14 pm

Arctic heating is a symptom of weaker solar wind states causing negative Arctic Oscillation conditions. Rising CO2 forcing is supposed to make the AO increasingly positive.

https://archive.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch10s10-3-5-6.html

John Dueker
February 17, 2021 8:22 pm

If these winter storms are generational why have I experienced seven? More than one of those was used by climate propaganda as being the run up to a new ice age.

Conclusion they don’t know how to predict climate.

Solar Mutant Ninjaneer
Reply to  John Dueker
February 18, 2021 1:14 pm

I recall a colleague explaining to me many years ago after a similar artic invasions that there is nothing between the north pole and Texas except for a barbed wire fence, and parts of it are down. This was clearly a significant weather event, but nothing out of the ordinary.

2hotel9
February 18, 2021 3:25 am

So, this guy is the chief shyster running a scam operation to bilk us out of our tax dollars. Got it.

JCalvertN(UK)
February 18, 2021 4:40 am

“Heating” in the arctic? What is the source of this “heating”?

“Warming” I understand. You can get warm by getting under a blanket.

But you can’t “heat” something with a blanket. You have to actually apply heat.

ResourceGuy
February 18, 2021 12:00 pm

I would suggest closing all pipelines exporting natural gas from TX and OK to CA, IL, and the northeast. They don’t need it.

Hutches Hunches
February 18, 2021 1:46 pm

But But But…the whole world is going to be frying in 10…no 20…no maybe 30 years if we don’t eliminate Carbon from our atmosphere. Forget what you see and hear on the news. The computer models are where its at

February 18, 2021 2:48 pm

Just watched the BBC’s evening news, they weren’t shy to attribute Texas cold to – you guessed it – global warming! According to their journalist-scientist expert, the cold outflow reaching Texas was displaced by warm air moving north over the Arctic.

Slight problem – Texas is bigger than the Arctic. And the US cold system is much more than just Texas.

February 18, 2021 2:49 pm

What we’re seeing now is glacial inception caused by global warming.

The colder it gets, the warmer it actually is, and the less we can do about it, the more we’re to blame.

Anything and everything that happens is “see – told ya!” climate change.

“This I had also foreseen”
Asterix and the Soothsayer,
Goscinny & Uderzo

Joe
February 18, 2021 11:22 pm

I blame global-warming-climate change on my worsening hemorrhoids. They have gotten worse over the past 20 years and I blame it all on climate change, so we must change our ways so that may painful, burning itching will go away.

Joe
February 19, 2021 1:10 am

I live in Alaska and we are freezing our nards off up here!

observa
February 19, 2021 4:23 am

Well at least they’re trying-
Why we can’t yet say with certainty whether the Texas cold snap is linked to global heating | The Independent

Although naturally they kick off with-

“The cold weather was driven by an “Arctic breakout”, according to the US National Weather Service.

Some have suggested that there could be a link between the current cold snap and global heating. This is because some scientists have theorised that the rapid heating of the Arctic could be linked to episodes of extreme weather in mid-latitude regions such as North America and Europe.”

and we end up with Twitter as you do-

‘Posting on Twitter, Dr Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and director of climate and energy at the Breakthrough Institute in California, said “there was not much evidence that climate change is making cold extremes more common”.

“One of the challenges of being on the frontier of science in complex systems is that we have to live with a lot of uncertainty,” he said. “For the time being we could all use a bit more restraint around arguing either that occasional cold weather disproves or is caused by global warming.”’

Calm down with this cold snap people as there’s a lot of uncertainty with this cutting edge sciencey Twitter stuff and climate change but rest assured we’re all working diligently on the global warming.

observa
February 19, 2021 4:53 am

Well now we’re all behaving like learned ladies and gentlemen with this nuanced freezing and the scientific method we’ll hand the megaphone over to our next guest-
Why on earth would right-wing people with connections to the fossil fuel industry lie about ‘frozen wind turbines’ in Texas? (msn.com)

“The current crisis in Texas, and the way the fossil fuel industry and its backers have swooped in to take advantage of the situation in order to spread climate denial and anti-renewable energy talking points, is a perfect case study in how a disinformation machine operates.
Let’s be clear about what’s really going on in the Lone Star state right now. These temperatures are not that unusual in the grand scheme of weather changes over decades. It may even be that the freezing temperatures are actually connected to global warming, with climate change leading to changes in the Arctic jet stream that allow freezing weather to escape the polar regions and break down south……….
……………………………

In short, the failure of fossil fuels is what’s causing the blackout.
It’s not enough to just to push back on the fossil fuel industry’s propaganda on a case-by-case basis (there are very few effective ways to combat a lie once it’s spread across the internet). We need to actually dismantle the industry’s disinformation machine — or at the very least, throw a few wrenches in the gears.” 

It was never arguing the science that was going to unseat them but their technically illiterate prescriptions not to mention their saviour they’ve all been covering for-
‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ | Sky News Australia
Anyone but Trump eh climate changers?

2hotel9
Reply to  observa
February 19, 2021 6:48 am

“In short, the failure of fossil fuels is what’s causing the blackout.” Just keep repeating the lie, it is the only tactic warmunistas have ever had.

Joe Ebeni
February 19, 2021 6:51 am

Do these guys ever read history??? Historical, unprecedented? Check out the winter of 1886-1887, especially the blizzards of January 1887

TonyG
Reply to  Joe Ebeni
February 19, 2021 7:57 am

That’s a big part of a lot of problems today: no understanding of history. If it wasn’t personally witnessed it didn’t happen. And even then, too many forget anything that happened more than a few years ago. To listen to some politicians, history started in 2016.

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