From the National Post an opinion piece that wants us to think that because some places are experiencing colder-than-normal weather (or getting more snow than usual) that global warming doesn’t exist. How many times do these people need to hear that global warming means wackier weather? If we have warmer than usual weather in summer what does that mean?
But if environmentalists and environment reporters can run around shrieking about the manmade destruction of the natural order every time a robin shows up on Georgian Bay two weeks early, then it is at least fair game to use this winter’s weather stories to wonder whether the alarmist are being a tad premature.
Actually environmentalists and environment reporters aren’t shrieking about single events like the one mentioned. They’re shrieking about trends. And based on the fact that most climate scientists agree that there is global warming the shrieking is warranted.
I just can’t figure out why these people don’t understand the premise that global warming trends mean more extreme weather..including *cold* weather.
Oh and the best part? We can’t listen to the scientists and their talk of ice core samples and all that other scientific stuff. But we can rely on records from 1350-1850 about the Little Ice Age.
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.
Certainly those records are more accurate.