Thursday, November 06, 2008

2008: Some Very Inconvenient Cold Weather

1. London was hit by its first October snow since 1922 (see photo above).

2. The Swiss lowlands last month received the most snow for any October since records began. Zurich got 20 centimeters, breaking the record of 14 centimeters set in 1939.

3. Ocala, Fla., experienced its second-lowest October temperature since 1850.

4. October temperatures fell to record lows in Oregon as well. On Oct. 10, Boise, Idaho, got the earliest snow in its history — 1.7 inches. That beat the old record by seven-tenths of an inch and one day on the calendar.

5. In the Southern Hemisphere, where winter was winding down, Durban, South Africa, had its coldest September night in history in the middle of the month. Some regions of the country had unusual late-winter snows. A month earlier, New Zealand officials reported that Mount Ruapehu had its largest snow base ever.

6. At the top of the world, the International Arctic Research Center reported last month, there was 29% more Arctic sea ice this year than last.

Bottom Line: Due to a decline in solar activity and other factors, the Earth is cooling and has been since 1998. And a peer-reviewed study published in April by Nature predicts the world will continue cooling at least through 2015.
Now, if only we could get the warming alarmists to face facts and cool it as well.

This follows some very inconvenient weather in 2007, see CD posts
here and here.

11 Comments:

At 11/06/2008 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I'm from Durban!

It's great.

Thanks for the great blog.

 
At 11/06/2008 10:45 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Perhaps I missed your implication. Is it that we shouldn't worry about global warming just because it won't happen for some time? Because that is a terrible idea. Or is it just that the perils of global warming have been overblown? I'd have to agree on that point.

 
At 11/06/2008 11:39 AM, Anonymous Fred said...

"Global warming" is just an excuse to implement a socialist anti-capitalist and totalitarian world view. The proposed solutions would be at home in a Stalinist five year plan.

 
At 11/06/2008 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Fred said.

 
At 11/06/2008 12:13 PM, Blogger stevedp86 said...

I personally don't buy into global warming. Of course in order to get funding you're going to exaggerate stuff. There are obviously going to be periods of temperature fluctuation etc...but it definitely can't hurt to reduce our carbon and greenhouse emissions for cleaner air through clean energy, but it needs to be more efficient as well.

 
At 11/06/2008 12:41 PM, Anonymous EJ said...

steve,

"but it definitely can't hurt to reduce our carbon and greenhouse emissions for cleaner air "

Carbon emmissions are clean int he traditional polution sence. They arent a polutant like gasses that creat acid rain. If you assume that greenhouse gasses dont cause global warming there is no reason to stop spewing them; they are harmless outside of this effect and are no worse they spewing oxygen into the atmoshere. And it does cost soemthing to get rid of them because producing low greenhouse gas emission energy is more expensive, which will drive up the costs of goods that we consume.

 
At 11/06/2008 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it that we shouldn't worry about global warming just because it won't happen for some time? Because that is a terrible idea.

We are not causing it. Carbon is not causing it. It is not even happening. But, when a warming period does occur, it will be due to natural events (sun spot activity, El Nino, etc.) and not human activity - certainly not the tiny, miniscule, negligible percentage of carbon put into the atmostphere that is of human activity origins. No, natural events caused the warming that ended in 1998. Natural events (decreased sun spot activity, La Nina, etc.) induced the now decade long cooling. This has been going on for 4.5 billion years and will continue whether or not humans exist on the face of the earth.

 
At 11/06/2008 1:28 PM, Blogger KauaiMark said...

"...Perhaps I missed your implication..Because that is a terrible idea? Or is it just that the perils of global warming have been overblown"

Neither. Temperature changes have more to do with sun activity that us simple humans have NO control over (Thank God...)

 
At 11/06/2008 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't you heard from Larry David's ex-wife (a leading expert in all sciences and alternative fuel and stuff), that all temperature swings are caused by global warming. When it's too hot, it's global warming. Too cold? Global warming. Too rainy? Global warming. A drought? Global warming. Kid has autism? Global warming.

 
At 11/06/2008 4:55 PM, Blogger Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...

Yes, now the pitch is less "global warming" and more "climate change." That's a far more clever malady on which to justify the adaptation of backdoor socialism.

BTW, considering what was the driving force behind this last Presidential election, isn't it interesting that "change" (no matter what the change actually entails) is so desirable in politics, but so terrible in weather?

 
At 11/06/2008 4:59 PM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

Good comment, Richard!

 

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