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Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« on: January 24, 2019, 01:26:21 PM »
Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
Weather and climate aren't the same thing, meaning you can expect harsher winters in a warming world.

By Sarah Gibbens

PUBLISHED January 23, 2019

A record-breaking cold snap is relentlessly descending on parts of the U.S. this month. It spawned from a split polar vortex that sent cold, Arctic air across the continent.

In a time when climate change is discussed in the context of record highs, droughts, and wildfires, cold weather and blizzards can seem out of place. For those who deny that climate change is happening, it's an opportunity to undermine scientific consensus.

How do you explain a cold winter in a world that scientists say is getting hotter?

First, it's important to understand the difference between climate and weather. Climate is defined as the average weather patterns in a region over a long period of time. It's the difference between Europe's temperate and Mediterranean zones versus the harsh cold conditions of the Arctic tundra. Each of these climate regions experiences day-to-day fluctuations in temperature, precipitation, air pressure, and so on—daily variations known as weather.

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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/climate-change-colder-winters-global-warming-polar-vortex/
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 01:39:28 PM »
A hurricane or a heat wave is caused by global warming but record cold is, well, that's just weather. Yeah,
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 01:52:02 PM »
That is the most gibberish I've ever seen packed into a single headline.

Doesn't sound like the "science" is quite "settled" yet.
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 01:57:01 PM »
That is the most gibberish I've ever seen packed into a single headline.

Doesn't sound like the "science" is quite "settled" yet.

You got that right.  National Geographic used to be a top notch publication.
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 02:01:37 PM »
You got that right.  National Geographic used to be a top notch publication.

Yes it was. Those days are long gone.

For one, it turns out there is no "scientific consensus" on man-made global warming. But here they are repeating that lie.

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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 02:17:40 PM »
NatGeo sold their soul to the cultists of Climate Change.
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 02:18:58 PM »
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For those who deny that climate change is happening, it's an opportunity to undermine scientific consensus.

To steal from @Oceander - to cite consensus means you don't have the science.
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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 03:10:44 PM »
Um, maybe stating the obvious, but isn't cold weather also climate change?


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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 03:19:17 PM »
Back before there was such a gimmick as a "polar vortex" and before winter storms got names, when the 'sexists' at NOAA or the NWS only named hurricanes after women, I experienced the worst cold weather in North Dakota I have ever been in. The early '80s were bitter cold (-30s common) and snow deeper. If all this global warming is causing harsh winters now, why haven't the winters become even worse?

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Re: Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 04:35:05 PM »
If all this global warming is causing harsh winters now, why haven't the winters become even worse?

Not to mention that we just got our first real weather of the season... The first plowing happened yesterday. I haven't even hauled out my winter coat yet this winter... It's been hovering around 40 all winter long, and I've been mostly looking at bare ground till yesterday... Oh, and btw, it's melting off, and our next storm on Sunday looks to be rain.

So where is it written that this is a harsh winter?


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