Scientists: Global warming is not causing harsh winter weather 

Posted: January 7, 2018 by oldbrew in climate, Critique, Natural Variation, weather
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NASA temperature anomaly map (week to 2nd Jan. 2018)

As one university-based climatologist said: ‘Such claims make no sense’. The climate isn’t doing as predicted so far-fetched excuses are produced by climate alarm promoters.

Record snowfall, a “bomb cyclone” and cold Arctic air have once again stirred up the debate over global warming’s impact on winter weather, says Michael Bastasch at The Daily Caller.

Some climate scientists are pointing the finger at manmade global warming as a culprit behind recent wintry weather, but there’s not a lot of evidence or agreement that global warming is currently driving extreme cold and snow.

Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann authored a blog post for the Climate Reality Project, former Vice President Al Gore’s group, claiming what’s happening is “precisely the sort of extreme winter weather we expect because of climate change.” Mann’s argument is that we can expect more “bomb cyclones” and cold snaps as the planet warms.

But Mann, who often invokes the “consensus” on global warming, seems out of step with the evidence on this issue.

Kevin Trenberth, a scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said “winter storms are a manifestation of winter, not climate change.”

“The Arctic is greatly affected by climate change and it has a feedback effect – but not in winter,” Trenberth told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It is not a cause but a part of climate change.”

“Such claims make no sense and are inconsistent with observations and the best science,” University of Washington climatologist Cliff Mass said of claims made by Mann and others. “The frequency of cold waves have decreased during the past fifty years, not increased. That alone shows that such claims are baseless.”

“And on a personal note, it is very disappointing that members of my profession are making such obviously bogus claims,” Mass said. “It hurts the science, it hurts the credibility of climate scientists, and weakens our ability to be taken seriously by society.”

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  1. TinyCO2 says:

    Good heavens, is it integrity I see?

  2. ivan says:

    Maybe – if you can find a powerful enough magnifying glass after all, it could also be a step towards future job security.

  3. ren says:

    What will happen now with the stratospheric polar vortex?
    1. A weak solar wind increases the galactic radiance.
    2. Galactic radiation is focused on magnetic poles.
    3. Cosmic radiation breaks down the ozone particles.
    4. Magnetic field in the Arctic regions. In fact, there are now two maxima, one over central Canada, the other over Siberia.

    As a result, the stratospheric polar vortex will form two centers – one over Canada, the other over Siberia.

    Galactic radiation is focused over the magnetic pole.
    Currently, the magnetic activity of the Sun is minimal.

  4. ren says:

    A very strong wind over Iceland is a harbinger of a change in circulation in Europe.

  5. ren says:

    When it comes to the Arctic, the temperature over the pole drops.

  6. oldbrew says:

    US weather station colder than the Arctic and Siberia

    As the US and Canada continue to suffer frostbite-inducing temperatures, airports are struggling to cope with huge backlogs.
    . . .
    Temperatures in many places have been so cold that authorities have warned residents that they risk frostbite if their skin is exposed for just 10 minutes.
    – – –
    Sydney Heat and “Bomb” Snowstorm: Pimped Out for Climate Change
    January 7th, 2018 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

    More cold water poured on climate hysteria.

  7. ren says:

    The temperature in the morning in New York.

  8. ren says:

    Very high pressure on the US east coast to 1038 mbar.

  9. ren says:

    The pace of freezing of Lake Erie.

  10. ren says:

    Followers of anthropomorphic warming should seriously reflect .

  11. ren says:

    It will be another very cold night in the northeast of the US.

  12. ren says:

    Visible effect of the magnetic field on the polar vortex.

  13. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Such claims make no sense and are inconsistent with observations and the best science,” University of Washington climatologist Cliff Mass said of claims made by Mann and others. “The frequency of cold waves have decreased during the past fifty years, not increased. That alone shows that such claims are baseless.”

    Carnival barker Michael Mann made other fundamental mistakes in attributing hurricane Harvey to Mann made climate change. He doesn’t understand basic meteorology, yet in the extremist MSM is held up as the Messiah (he’s not, he’s a very naughty boy).

    As Ren comments Followers of anthropomorphic warming should seriously reflect .

  14. Keitho says:

    Michael Mann continues to treat the public with contempt when he claims that Global Warming always meant there would be more snow and colder winters. Mind you someone who can fraudulently claim to have a Nobel Prize obviously has a massive ego and a poor self image and thinks we are all stupid enough to believe him.

  15. Phoenix44 says:

    Hey Ren, does that weather station really say “Dans Wet Pants”?


  16. ren says:

    Hey Phoenix44
    Today it is much warmer.

  17. ren says:

    In the following days, high pressure over Scandinavia will strengthen. In the US, temporary warming.

  18. Ve2 says:

    Message to Mass, it is failure of climate scientists over the last 40 years to call these fraudsters out for what they are that damages your credibility.

  19. tom0mason says:

    It’s always fun to watch an animation, especially if it is an animated forecast of the temperature at 2m from the ground for all of the USA (but from a french weather site)–

    Just hit the [anim] button and watch the polar vortex move up and down over Canada and the USA. Watch the pretty colors change as freezing weather is predicted.
    So when will all the Great Lakes freeze?

    [reply] good anim

  20. Paul Vaughan says:

    $30 million

    “”We now know that this partisan fight has becomes a fierce battle for the soul of America,” Steyer said. “And we, the people, have to win this battle, and we don’t just have to win, we have to run the table.””

    Lubricating the major western fault is a tradition both left and right…

  21. oldbrew says:

    Sea freezes over in Cape Cod and rare snow hits Hawaii as temperatures plunge to -70C in US

    Parts of the US have been among the coldest places on Earth during a week-long deep freeze affecting 100 million Americans
    [several pics]

  22. oldbrew says:

    Normally balmy Bangladesh shivers in record low temperatures
    AFP | Jan 8, 2018, 15:16 IST

    DHAKA: Temperatures in subtropical Bangladesh hit a 70-year-low today as authorities handed out tens of thousands of blankets to help the poor fight a record cold spell, officials said.

    The mercury plunged to a frigid 2.6 degrees Celsius (36.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of Bangladesh, well below average in the low-lying riverine nation whose 160 million citizens are used to milder winters.

    “It is the lowest temperature since authorities started keeping records in 1948,” Shamsuddin Ahmed, head of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told AFP. The previous low of 2.8 degrees was recorded in 1968, he added.

    Ahmed said Bangladesh was in the “grip of a severe cold wave”, with temperatures dipping across all northern districts over the past few days.