Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, February 25, 2008
Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many
American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early
February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January
'was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average.' ....
...There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and
Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the
pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing
out looking for new houses.
In just the first two weeks of February,
Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm
for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint
Yeah....I'm sure they will find a way to spin this into Global Warming too--rather Greenhouse Gases.
Just let the Earth be, it will straighten itself out---its what it does!!!
Okay this is stuff I've been saying for years. Yes we are heading towards lean times and cold (thus the world-wide 'obesity' problem). Don't be surprised too if the summer is hotter than normal--its all normal really....
"...Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year....
....According to Robert Toggweiler of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University and Joellen Russell, assistant professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona -- two prominent climate modellers -- the computer models that show polar ice-melt cooling the oceans, stopping the circulation of warm equatorial water to northern latitudes and triggering another Ice Age (a la the movie The Day After Tomorrow) are all wrong. [let me repeat that...THEY ARE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!]
"We missed what was right in front of our eyes," says Prof. Russell. It's not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind's effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of manmade warming on polar ice melt.
....Last month, Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off manmade climate change as "a drop in the bucket." Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to "stock up on fur coats." [got to love it, fur coats...lol....look out PETA]
He is not alone. Kenneth Tapping of our own National Research Council, who oversees a giant radio telescope focused on the sun, is convinced we are in for a long period of severely cold weather if sunspot activity does not pick up soon.
The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbours froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased...."
As my 18yr old said....we should have realized it would have been proved wrong the moment that Al Gore put his name on it....lol....my kid is so smart ;-)
Remember, Global Warming was brought to you by the same people who put their dogs in funny outfits and treat them like babies!
-ahhh, Drudge is finally back up--
better than yoga.