Remember this:A yellow leaved three stands among snow covered hill outside the town of Westminster, MD, October 29, 2011. Unusually cold weather hit the North East part of the United States a few days before Halloween.
Pay special attention to that last quote: "no snow is consistent with what the models predict will become a significant problem for us in the future." It is a theme that was repeated over and over by the Warmists up until a few years ago when the snow cycle reversed and turned the white stuff on full blast.
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) 2002: "Look at the kind of winter we have had. One snow, three inches...I don't need a scientist to tell me the differences in the winter and we had better do something about it."
Sen. Barbara Boxer(D-CA) 2007: "30-70% of the snowpack will disappear... recreation industry is already hurting....we've seen the melting snow and changes in the seasons."
Sen. Amy Klobachur (D-MN) 2008: "I've heard it from the head of our snowmobile association...decreasing snow levels."
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) 2005: "Having no snow is consistent with what the models predict will become a significant problem for us in the future."
Note the words of Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (where the Climategate email scandal was centered),within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event". "Children just aren't going to know what snow is."
The United Nation's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)shared the Nobel Prize with former Vice President Al Gore said this:
FAQ 3.2:Observations show that changes are occurring in the amount, intensity, frequency and type of precipitation. More precipitation now falls as rain rather than snow in northern regions. For a future warmer climate, models project a 50 to 100% decline in the frequency of cold air outbreaks.
Last December, the news was filled with stories of mammoth snows and record low temperatures. About that time Al Gore and the Warmists changed their tune. In response to the frozen winter of 2010-2011 Al Gore said this: "increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming.”
Of course this is the opposite of what they said just a few years before. Did they think no one would notice?
The Models Supporting Global Alarmism Are WRONG!
While the Warmists shift their predictions from one year to the next depending on the weather (what's that old expression: "as changeable as the weather") the fact remains they base their predictions of doom and gloom on a set of computer models. But test their model against reality and the entire theory collapses.
Prof. John Christy, a lead author of the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change, recipient of NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal testified (PDF) before the House Ways and Means Committee in February 2009. In the hearing he showed a graph comparing the temperature change predictions of James Hansen, another NASA scientist who has become famous promoting the idea of man made global warming:
The bottom line is that temperatures have not risen to anything close to the predictions of the computer models and new research continues to come forward to support the idea that climate change is due more to variability in the output of solar radiation from the Sun. Imagine that... the earth is warmed by the Sun. Who would have thought?
Hurricane Season 2011 Another Bust for the Warmists!
At the end of November the 2011 Hurricane season will come to an end. Despite the hopeful predictions of the Warmists like Al Gore who said that serious storms like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (Gore used the satellite image of Katrina for his Academy Award movie as if it came out of a smokestack) would become more common the opposite, like snowfall, has occurred. Total measures of hurricane energy have declined to 20 year lows and only one storm, Irene had any major impact on the U.S. this year.
When will Dems Propose a Huge Tax Increase for Global Cooling?
The whole purpose behind the alarmism of the Great Global Warming Swindle ( film now available on You Tube) was to use the scaremongering to impose new taxes on energy and production to fund socialist government schemes worldwide. There was never any serious expectation that the tax scheme would result in significant reductions in carbon emissions of that any reduction which did occur would have the slightest impact on climate change.
But now that it looks like we are headed for a new ice age we can expect the same scaremongering tactics to be applied to global cooling. And the usual remedy will be more taxes to support whatever extreme solution the scaremongers think might sell.