Forum on climate change postponed due to snow

Posted: February 11, 2015 by oldbrew in humour, weather
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Snow mountain [image credit: ibtimes.co.uk]

Snow mountain [image credit: ibtimes.co.uk]


It’s not funny to be facing the result of massive snowfalls but this might be an exception.

BOSTON – A legislative forum on climate change has been postponed, ironically, due to the weather.

“I hope these repeated, severe storms serve as a platform for some important conversations around bolstering our natural and built infrastructure against climate change once a new date has been set for this discussion,” said State Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), who chairs the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and organized the summit.

The forum had been scheduled for Tuesday at the Statehouse, but the MBTA is shut down Tuesday as Massachusetts continues to dig out from an unprecedented amount of snowfall.

Pacheco’s forum was going to include numerous speakers from environmental organizations and academia as well as Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) and other legislators. Raymond Bradley, director of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst, and Richard Palmer, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UMass Amherst, were among those who had been slated to attend.

Report from masslive.com.

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Things are so bad they may have to dump cleared snow straight into the ocean.

Comments
  1. linneamogren says:

    Climate change! How can you go wrong with that scam? I noticed there’s a brutal arctic front coming towards the Boston area and all of New England and most of the eastern half of the states. Temps so low they have not been seen for many years.

    I’m sure we will hear it’s climate change. These massive arctic fronts or polar vortex fronts are caused by displacement which pushes the arctic air south. It has nothing to do with driving cars or C02 emissions. For New England predominately the polar vortex displaces from the Hudson Bay area, rather than northwest Canada or the Siberian ice packs.

  2. ren says:

    linneamogren says:
    I’m sure we will hear it’s climate change. These massive arctic fronts or polar vortex fronts are caused by displacement which pushes the arctic air south. It has nothing to do with driving cars or C02 emissions. For New England predominately the polar vortex displaces from the Hudson Bay area, rather than northwest Canada or the Siberian ice packs.
    100%
    Forecast 15.02.2015.

  3. ren says:

    In Boston still snowing …

  4. oldbrew says:

    They’ve brought in ‘industrial snow melters’ since they’re running out of vacant land to pile snow into.
    That won’t do their ‘carbon footprint’ any favours, tut tut😉

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/snow_removal_boston_northeast/42028195

    And the Boston Yeti is out there with a shovel…

    https://t.co/DPj0piAOtu

  5. dscott says:

    “I hope these repeated, severe storms serve as a platform for some important conversations around bolstering our natural and built infrastructure against climate change once a new date has been set for this discussion,” said State Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), who chairs the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and organized the summit.

    This is either Cognitive Dissonance OR a de facto admission that we are in a Global Cooling event.
    For some time now I have been observing the “Climate Change is the greatest threat to peace and stability” meme. It occurs to me that Climate Change is real but it is not what the liberal elites have sold it to be. The liberal elites above all else are greedy.

    Firstly, it is a financial scam to reap billions for their own greed and power. But more importantly, what use is the looted wealth and power over people when the theater of the absurd is finally revealed to be a farce? Surely, they recognize when Global Warming is shown to be a farce there will be “claw back” provisions enacted to confiscate that stolen wealth as in Spain’s dealings with all the solar and wind projects.

    This brings me to the conclusion that Obama and others in this political power and money grab of Eco-fascism know that Climate Change is Global Cooling. They are positioning themselves to reap the rewards of a starving population when crop failures start occurring around the world. They are counting on 100s of millions of people dying, thus obfuscating the original lie about Global Warming to complete the transition to Global Cooling via Climate Change. Eco-fascism is a death cult as defined by their own beliefs in de-population of the planet. What is happening now in the M.E. is a direct result of de-population plans, i.e. the culling of the planet using Islamic fascism of ISIS, al Qaeda and Iran as a front. Given Obama’s penchant for misdirection and projection, he admitted as much when he called ISIS a death cult. This was the man who said he was NOT a liberal ideologue, when in fact he is. His denials are admissions, it’s his “tell”.

    In a cooling world, coal, oil and natural gas will be premium commodities because they are a defined limited supply that can only last about another 300 to 400 years. We all recognize an Ice Age lasts tens of thousands of years which means nuclear, solar and wind will have to become the dominate power sources unless we can economically mine methane ice deposits (1000s of years worth of supply) on the ocean floor. I submit that solar and wind were chosen decades ago because at that point methane ice mining wasn’t even considered viable. Once the Japanese commercialize the methane ice mining process in their waters, you will see solar and wind power dropped by the eco-fascists.

  6. ren says:

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    David Epstein
    FEBRUARY 10, 2015 8:40 AM

    David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently is a meteorology professor at Framingham State College and teaches a January Program at Colby College.
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    Recently, I wrote about the Great Snow of 1717 a series of 4 storms in 10 days. When that event was over, Cotton Mather reported 3 feet of snow in Boston Common in what was an unprecedented snow event. Fast forward almost exactly 300 years and we have done it again and then some. What’s transpired meteorologically the past 18 days is simply amazing. Part of the reason it’s so incredible is because we don’t have anything officially in the record books to compare this to. We’ve had more snow than any other 14,20 or even 30 day period since the late 1800s and there is still more snow in the forecast.
    http://www.boston.com/news/weather/weather_wisdom/2015/02/the_great_snow_of_2015.html?p1=story_hp

  7. dscott says:

    BTW- If you have trouble believing President Obama means Global Cooling for Climate Change when he says otherwise, consider who is on his science advisory committee: John P. Holdren, a former 1970s ice age supporter.

    Climate Change is a convenient means to rehabilitate a former discredited Ice Age proponent. Notice that Holdren was a member of a group, Club of Rome, that advocated the earth’s population needed to be less than a billion people and in his book Ecoscience 1977 advocated how to get there. “The resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.” – Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind Interesting that the same prescription now for Global Warming aka Climate Change is the same plan then for the Ice Age… by the same person(s).

    They are enacting the same plan because this time around the timing will prove they were right in the first place. http://thetruthwins.com/archives/obamas-top-science-advisor-john-holdren-advocates-mass-sterilizations-forced-abortions-and-a-global-police-force?utm_source=ReviveOldPost Most people would say if you were wrong the first time around and then wrong a second time, why should we believe you the third time???

  8. p.g.sharrow says:

    Human caused global climate disaster mime has been around a LONG time!

    Just think how shrill the Ecoloons were 10,000 years ago while the Great Ice Mountains were melting away and the seas were rising a foot a year drowning the rich lowlands.

    Humans just had to be the cause of this unprecedented event. The only solution is great sacrifice by others.
    Insane people always believe THEY have the answer, If others would just follow them, salvation would be at hand. pg.

  9. M Simon says:

    dscott says:
    February 11, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I like Polywell Fusion.

  10. desertspeaks says:

    climate changers were global warmists until that lied failed miserably!

  11. Anything is possible says:

    So, are they going to “bolster their infrastructure” against the climate change that causes warmer winters :

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/climate-change-will-make-winters-warmer-2015-2?r=US

    or the climate change that causes colder and snowier winters?

    http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/15/global-warming-likely-to-cause-colder-and-snowier-winters/20962706/

    Quite the dilemma……..

  12. michael hart says:

    Boston used to be famous for another “Big Dig”, one more mega-project that worked out far more expensive than planned: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig

  13. oldbrew says:

    A-i-p: it’s that unfalsifiable theory again – which means by definition it’s not scientific.

  14. EternalOptimist says:

    Now that we know that climate is controlled by government policy, I need to know the climate promised by UKIP before they get my vote.

    All parties should spell out their climate manifesto

  15. ren says:

    People are so deceived that are already talking about climate change. Great snow, because a lot of moisture in the air. When the glacier was formed in America, it had to be a lot of snow.

  16. oldbrew says:

    ren: as the saying goes – if you can’t blind them with science, baffle them with bullshit.

  17. Rogueelement451 says:

    As Homer said to Lisa ,, “look honey I,m clearing the global warming!”

    https://tallbloke.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/snow-boston.jpg?w=300&h=200

  18. dscott says:

    Democrat Senator: “Climate Change Threatens Our National Security”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/02/democrat-senator-climate-change-threatens-our-national-security-video/

    This is liberal Democrat double talk for Global Cooling is upon us.

  19. ivan says:

    There are some idiots over there that want to do geo-engineering in a big way to counter the warming.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/11/giving_climate_tech_to_obama_would_be_like_giving_a_loaded_gun_to_a_child_scientist/

    The only problem with that is they are very likely to tip the world into an premature ice age – then what do we do with them.

  20. ren says:

    And again snowing in Boston (see radar). The temperature of -5 ° C and will to fall.

  21. ren says:

    Sorry. Temperatures falling in the northern states. Frost comes to Florida.

  22. Reblogged this on contrary2belief and commented:
    Is this like the fortune teller who’s having a day off due to unexpected illness?

  23. ren says:

    According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Henry Margusity, “The storm could bring life-threatening conditions, especially in New England with very low temperatures and strong winds combining with snow to bring blizzard conditions.”

  24. p.g.sharrow says:

    While the east coast catches freezing hell, we in sunny California are enjoying warm sunny days! Must get back to my garden and the spring pruning.😎 pg

  25. Brett Keane says:

    @ren says:

    February 12, 2015 at 5:28 pm: Meanwhile, here in the antipodes at the peak of summer, we have had a little snow. Also cold winds from the ice, some quite strong. High summer has gone cool. Slightly negative AAO seemed to coincide, and maybe also the solar outbursts……? An interesting situation. Brett

  26. ren says:

    Brett Keane

  27. Zeke says:

    From the safety and warmth of your favorite wingback chair, watch and “like” the man shoveling through 7′ of snow. (:

    Lights, heat, cars, and snow plows courtesy of natural gas and oil.

  28. Zeke says:

    It looks like 23,000 are without power in MA right now:

    Power outages in Massachusetts
    This is a consolidated map of reported power outages from the four major power companies in the state.

    Unitil
    0
    AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
    LAST UPDATE: NO UPDATE

    NStar
    18625 AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
    LAST UPDATE: 2/12 17:40

    Western Mass.
    0
    AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
    LAST UPDATE: NO UPDATE

    National Grid
    4679 AFFECTED CUSTOMERS
    LAST UPDATE: 2/12 17:55

    This from the last blizzard, in late January:
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/01/27/blizzard-of-2015-shuts-down-pilgrim-nuclear-station-in-plymouth/

  29. ren says:

    A tremendous amount of energy and bitterly cold air will be diving southeast into the Great Lakes and Northeast U.S. on Saturday which will initiate a storm south of Long Island. This storm should rapidly intensify Saturday night into Sunday off the New England coast and bring another round of heavy snow and strong winds to eastern New England then up into the Maritimes Sunday and Sunday night. I can also see an area of enhanced snow over New Jersey Saturday night due to converging winds as the intense upper low passes close to the south.

  30. ren says:

    Current temperature in New York: -10 degrees C.
    Toronto: -17 degrees C.

  31. M Simon says:

    Evidently the Warming is not Global.

  32. oldbrew says:

    CNN: ‘The snow that has already fallen in Boston is almost the stuff of mythology. The city has set a record 42 inches for the whole month of February. It’s only about half over, and the new snowfall could add another 8 to 14 inches.’

    ‘Snow shoveling residents are living the fate of Sisyphus — legendary figure who rolls a boulder up a hill. He almost makes it, and the stone rolls back down. He’s doomed to repeat his misery.’

    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/13/us/boston-blizzard/index.html

  33. oldbrew says:

    No let-up yet for Boston…

    ‘Heavy snow arrived in full force early Sunday, bringing near-white-out conditions and treacherous traveling on area roadways.

    As of 5 a.m., northern Massachusetts already had experienced significant accumulation, including 13 inches in Boxford and 11 inches in Topsfield. Boston had reported 3.2 inches on the ground at Logan Airport. Other snowfall totals included 8 inches in Salisbury, 7 inches in Fairhaven, and 6.8 inches in New Bedford and Acushnet.

    A blizzard warning that went into effect in Eastern Massachusetts Saturday afternoon was expected to last until 7 a.m. Monday’

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/02/15/snow/2IO1E0ibEJ1PK1sC1wPAyO/story.html

  34. oldbrew says: