Global warming in a freezing winter

A while back this blog was trolled by another Fox-watcher who thinks that just because some parts of North America and Europe are going through a cold winter, there’s no longer any global warming.    I’ve stopped posting his comments – sent his latest one straight to trash unread and permanently blocked him – because I got tired of reading his personal attacks.

But if you’re still shivering like we are through this winter, it’s not a sign the global warming trend has reversed and is now cooling.

If you haven’t the 9 minutes to watch this video which explains why, here are a few facts:

  • August 2009 was the second-warmest on record.
  • June – August 2009 ocean temperatures the warmest ever.
  • Canada, North Africa, the Mediterranean and southwest Asia are going through above-average temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees C.
  • The number of record high days has been increasing over the past few decades, the number of record low days decreasing.

Thanks to WriteChic Press.

5 Responses to “Global warming in a freezing winter”

  1. 1 C
    January 22, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    A presentation I saw several years ago at the Wuppertal Insitut ( http://www.wupperinst.org/en/home/index.html) mentioned that record cold winters in Europe are a consequence of global warming, not an indication of the converse. Just, you know, in case you needed to know.

  2. January 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for finding and posting this. I did find it amusing that one of the links under the auto-generated ‘Possibly related posts’ was to a denier site.

  3. 3 writechic
    January 23, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Hi, Ian.🙂

    I don’t get a lot of nutters, but when I do, whew. Unnerving. If I can be funny about it, I rip ’em a new one. If they’re tedious. delete, their names eliminated from the book of life and stuff.

    Alright. I’m off to read about your ski trip.

  4. January 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Excellent video, which I’ve passed on to a couple of folks who probably are hyperventilating, if they chose to watch it at all.

    Although he draws no conclusions in his current post, Jeff Masters’ overview of recent record-setting severe storms in the Southwest US raises obvious questions. The weather extremes certainly are becoming more extreme – the low pressures recorded with this one were phenomenal.

    The first long paragraph is concise and interesting: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=1418

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