Bitter cold at winter Olympics chills global warming hype

Posted: February 16, 2018 by oldbrew in Natural Variation, News, propaganda, weather

Another cold day at the Winter Olympics [image credit:]

Only the wooden spoon for climate propagandists at the coldest Winter Olympics for decades, if not all-time.

The bone-chilling cold and icy winds in Pyeongchang have contributed to any number of wipe-outs for Olympic skiers and snowboarders, not to mention a public-relations face plant for the climate-change movement, says The Washington Times.

Its dire warnings about how the Winter Olympics face an existential threat from global warming have been all but buried by the flurry of reports about frigid conditions at the 2018 games in South Korea, which are expected to set an Olympic record for cold temperatures.

Climate activists have also been frustrated by a lack of global-warming coverage by NBC Sports, prompting a social-media campaign led by Public Citizen, Protect Our Winters and Climate Nexus urging the network to stop the “climate whiteout.”

“Winter sports are taking a huge hit from our warming planet and the athletes who depend on cold weather and snow—are witnessing and experiencing climate change first hand,” they said in a statement on Alternet. “We can no longer talk about the Winter Olympics without warming.”

This year, however, it’s impossible to talk about the Olympics without freezing. Organizers handed out blankets and heat pads to spectators at Friday’s opening ceremony, which was shortened by two hours in response to wind-chill temperatures that dipped below zero.

A number of skiing events have been delayed as a result of high winds and ice pellets, and reports of spectators leaving outdoor events early in order to escape the brutal cold are rampant.

“It was unbelievably cold,” ski jumper Noriaki Kasai of Japan told the AP. “The noise of the wind at the top of the jump was incredible. I’ve never experienced anything like that on the World Cup circuit. I said to myself, ‘Surely, they are going to cancel this.’”

Skeptics like Climate Depot’s Marc Morano couldn’t resist needling leading environmental groups as they struggled to keep the global-warming theme afloat.

“More bad luck for climate activists as they push for more talk of ‘global warming’ during what is perhaps the coldest Olympics on record,” said Mr. Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.”

“The activists had the climate script written well in advance of the Olympics, but their message has literally been frozen out by the extreme cold,” he said in an email. “Despite this cold reality, the activists demand that the climate narrative go forth.”


  1. Ello says:

    It is the washington times, not washington post

    [reply] fixed, thanks

  2. Bitter@twisted says:

    Where is David (children won’t know what snow is) Viner when you need him?

  3. ren says:

    TOKIO, February 14 (RIA Novosti). Fifteen people were killed, 222 were injured due to snowfall in the north of Japan and on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan.
    In total, in the north of the main island of Honshu and on the coast of the Sea of ​​Japan, 222 people suffered injuries of varying severity.
    On Wednesday the height of the snow cover in Fukui is 2.78 m, in Niigata 2.5 m, in Toyama over 60 centimeters.

  4. ren says:

    The range of arctic air in the north-central US is expanding.

  5. Doonhamer says:

    Does ice lose it’s slippyness (if there is such a word) at temperatures well below zero?

  6. tom0mason says:

    Umm, people want to play games in the snow but do not want it too cold.

  7. oldbrew says:

    @ Dooonhamer

    Friction between a ski and the snow steals some of your energy. This energy is transformed to heat. The heat melts a thin layer of the snow.

    This layer of water isn’t going to drown anyone. It’s just a film − a few thousandths of a millimetre deep. This depth regulates your glide.

    In colder, freezing temperatures this water layer can be too thin for good skiing. The snow crystals scrape against your skis, making them sluggish.

    In mild weather the water layer gets too thick. This will make the layer act like glue between the snow and your skis. Once again – less glide and a slower ride. The glue effect is caused by the electrical charge of water.

  8. ivan says:

    oldbrew, it appears that we have, at last, a reason for battery powered transport – battery heated skis for the really cold weather that is coming.

    Sorry, couldn’t help getting a dig in to the warmists.

  9. oldbrew says:

    To skip the build, start at 4 mins.

  10. ren says:

    Very low temperature in Manitoba, Canada.

  11. oldbrew says:

    It gets worse ‘with the wind chill’…

    ‘It hurts your lungs’: –58 in Churchill, Man. as north under extreme cold warning

    Biting wind chill to make most of north feel like –50 for 2nd day in a row, Environment Canada says
    CBC News Posted: Feb 18, 2018