ROME - FEBRUARY 12: Bare-chest guys enjoy the snow in front of the Coliseum on February 12, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Rome has seen today its heaviest snow since 1986.For the first time in 14 years a significant snowfall is forecast here on Hilton Head Island, SC. Around the country and around the world record snows are a common feature of the winter of 2009/2010. But the Warmists will tell us that we can't use one or two isolated examples of cold snowy weather to disprove their theory that man's release of CO2 is causing the planet to warm.
But apparently, they can use anecdotal evidence to prove that global warming is real. Their words are coming back to bite them:
Now of course the Warmers are changing their tune. Big snowstorms are now PROOF of global warming. Fire Andrea Mitchell has a wrap up of the warped thinking that continues to pervade as well as expose the idiocy of the Warmers. And let's not forget that idiot Keith Olberman.
Here's what Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC said with a straight face:
“Here’s the problem – these ‘snowpocalypses’ that have been going through DC and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating because of global warming.”Really? Here's what the UN's International Panel on Climate Change said about snow:
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.Yet, the Northern Hemisphere in February 2009 is blanketed in snow and ice which reflects sunlight back to space causing cooling, not warming. [full size image here.]
Climate Models Not Right in 20 Years!
The Warmists (global warming alarmists) tell us that weather is not climate and that the only way to verify the computer models upon which their theories are based is to look at climate over time. O.K., let's do that.
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 showing the predictions of James Hansen, another NASA scientist who has become famous promoting the idea of manmande global warming:
Clearly the models don't match reality but that won't stop the Warmists. Here's what one Alarmist scientist said: "Models are even difficult for the professionals to understand. Therein lies a problem. You have to take take my word for that"
Christy testimony: “GISS” A, B, and C are model projections of global surface temperature from James Hansen in Senate testimony in 1988. “A” and “B” are two “business-asusual” model projections of temperature which assume emissions similar to what has happened (though in actuality these estimates were a bit less than occurred). “C” is a model projection in which drastic CO2 cuts are assumed. “UAH” and “RSS” are two independent global satellite atmospheric temperature measurements (1979-2008) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Remote Sensing Systems adjusted to mimic surface temperature variations for an apples to apples comparison with the model projections (factor of 1.2, CCSP SAP 1.1, note all datasets are based on the 1979-1983 reference period). All model projections show high sensitivity to CO2 while the actual atmosphere does not. It is noteworthy that the model projection for drastic CO2 cuts still overshot the observations. This would be considered a failed hypothesis test for the models from 1988.
Yeah sure. We're going to agree to be taxed by $trillions and remake our society and the economy based on the word of a scientiest who makes his living by promoting global warming alarmism?
There is one computer model you can count on. By 2020, perhaps even earlier, the belief that man is to blame for global warming may be eradicated entirely!