As another mega-blizzard bears down on Chicago and points East, former V.P. Al Gore came out of hiding at his Nashville home (the one which uses more electricity in one month than the average home does in a year) to make the following statement:
The scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:This is exactly the OPPOSITE of what warmers were saying just a few years ago when winters were milder and snow less frequent. And as I documented in detail, a number of scientists who dissent from the prevailing liberal/socialist orthodoxy on global warming have completely debunked what Gore said:
“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”
“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”
“You can make up any analogy you want, but the fact is that computer models don’t show that change,” Pat Michaels, a climatologist and senior fellow at the Cato Institute told The Daily Caller. “If you can’t model it, you don’t have any evidence for it.” It is, said Michaels, the “core problem of climatology:” “It is attempting to explain everything even when everything becomes contradictory.”So enjoy the snow and know that it's not your fault and you shouldn't have to give up your lifestyle and pay enormous new taxes or enrich Al Gore and his buddies with their big scare/ big lie schemes!
“They make this stuff up as they go along,” said Myron Ebell, director of the Center of Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “If this theory is true, a necessary consequence is that there will be less severe winter storms because arctic air masses will not be as cold.”
According to Ebell, if the Arctic was getting warmer, the air rushing south would also be warm. This would reduce the difference between the two meeting pressure systems, leading to less severe winter weather. This hasn’t happened.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/21/severe-winter-weather-caused-by-global-warming/#ixzz19Np8kYAl