60% of America Covered in Snow, Global Warming to Blame


Global Warming scammers face a major threat. It’s light, white and fluffy. It’s snow. There’s too much of it and it makes people question their claims that all the snow is going away.

While MSNBC is claiming that the end of skiing is nigh, nearly 60 percent of the mainland United States is covered in the white stuff, with snow reaching the Mexican border. There might even be snow in Florida. What will Al Gore think?

Global Warming scammers, like any television psychic, are adept at coming up with explanations for why the North Pole didn’t end in 2012. Yes, there are more blizzards and more snow, they admit, but it’s still the fault of Global Warming, which is now called Climate Change.

The Global Snow Lab at Rutgers University says that spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has shrunk on average by 1 million square miles in the last 45 years.

An upcoming study in the Journal of Climate says computer models predict annual global snowfall to shrink by more than a foot in the next 50 years.

Well that sounds all doomy and gloomy, but at the same time we just set 652 new snow records. It must be witchcraft.

The record furthest south, in Paradise, AZ, of 6.3 inches snowfall, beat the old 2 inch record going all the way back to 1896. Paradise, AZ is just 40 miles from the Mexican border.

I also had a look at temperature records this past week, where there were 92 new record low temperatures all the way into Florida, and only 20 new high temperature records set:

So maybe it’s really Global Freezing after all. But talk of a new Ice Age is dangerous, because people might start wondering how they’re going to keep from freezing to death when coal plants are banned, oil drilling is banned and the solar panels are iced over and the wind towers are frozen.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Oh yeah…global warming, even as people are colder than ever in many parts of the world. But no matter, Al, the huckster, Gore has ice to peddle to the eskimos too! The fact that anyone took this clown seriously is beyond crazy. This is a man who would sell his grandmother for a buck. As such, he sold out America, and to jihadists who use their oil wealth to kill us! Talk about the biggest hypocrite on the ever colder planet earth – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/16/the-leftistti

    Adina Kutnicki Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Elaine

    Human history records thousands of scam artists and cons and some people are always fooled by them as it will be until the end of time. Someone always makes a fortune on creating fear and uncertainty and Al Gore simply beat the rest of the cons to make his fortune.

    There is nothing new under the sun.

    • Dan/Mesa, AZ

      The only thing new under the sun………is snow! Thanks to the effects of global warming, us folks here in the PHX area got covered with a few inches of snow last week…..and as a native AZ'n, it was the most I've ever seen here., it was absolutely beautiful. Al Gore is a liar, a slimy scam artist and couldn't give a flyin' %*ck about the United States. He not only got rich off of his useful idiots but also from the evil that is hellbent on destroying us.

  • Mary Sue

    If you ask Long-time semi-commie enviro-saint David Suzuki, he of The Nature of Things on CBC Television and peddler of Global Climate Change Myth as an "expert" despite the fact that his expertise is in fruit fly genetics not climate, he'd say it's evidence of "climate change" and that the "climate change" (whatever that means, it means so many things that it means precisely nothing) is causing "more extreme weather events" because "Global Climate Change causes greater variations in temperature."
    That's about as unscientific as you can get. But that's never stopped "scientists" who practice outside their expertise.

    • Don

      Global Climate myth is nonsense. The climate of Earth is always changing; nothing stays the same. Ice ages, periods of extreme heat (for us anyway) have always happened. Big deal! Life adapts. Geologist knew this from the geologic record. I don't know what "climate" scientist are talking about; climate change isn't new. It seems these climate Ph.Ds have only recently discovered what geologists have always knew from the geological historical record laid down upon the Earth.

  • Edward Cline

    It would be wrong to assume that the Chicken Littles of "climate change" have painted themselves into a corner by adopting and stressing the meaningless term "climate change." Because the term is so subjective that it can mean anything, there's absolutely no chance of shaming them into shutting up. They are impervious to reason. Reason is their enemy. And wait for someone to adapt the term to cover such things as "social climate change" to explain our forced march to socialism, which they would be all for.

  • Rudy Haugeneder

    Aberrations are common when change is happening: snow is the dead cat bounce of climate change.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Aberrations are common when change is happening: snow is the dead cat bounce of climate change."

      Heat can be quantified. Where'd all of that "extra heat" go if snow can expand so widely? Where is it now?

      Does water some times melt say, at 31F on the way down to lower temperatures? No it does not. Does it some times freeze at interim stages above 32F on its way to becoming gas? No. It's more predictable than you think.

      • Mary Sue

        you may be interested to know that melting can occur under a glacier from pressure, rather than just straight up direct radiant heat. (and instead of, if conditions are right)

        One thing the global warming crowd will NOT tell you is that the ice cores they used to measure CO2 levels "in the past" can't actually tell you what the CO2 levels were in the past. This is because as a permeable gas, Carbon Dioxide doesn't stay put in the little ice bubbles within the glacier. It can diffuse out and form what are known as clathrates, binding the free CO2 into other compounds within the ice. So researchers checking a core drill sample of ice will test for free CO2 and assume there was only like, 200 or so PPM 60,000 years ago or whenever.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "…you may be interested to know that melting can occur under a glacier from pressure, rather than just straight up direct radiant heat. (and instead of, if conditions are right) "

          Yes, and pressure can also lead to increased temperatures required for creating gas. But in the context of snowfall statistics, that doesn't explain what we're talking about. Atomic physics is very interesting, especially when it comes to the properties of H2O.

          "One thing the global warming crowd will NOT tell you is that the ice cores they used to measure CO2 levels "in the past" can't actually tell you what the CO2 levels were in the past. This is because as a permeable gas, Carbon Dioxide doesn't stay put in the little ice bubbles within the glacier."

          Politics and science don't mix well, especially when many of the scientists aren't even aware of their own political indoctrination.

          • LiamRonaldPhilosophy

            the answer lies in atmospheric physics. A warmer atmosphere can hold, and dump, more moisture, snow experts say. And two soon-to-be-published studies demonstrate how there can be more giant blizzards yet less snow overall each year. Projections are that that's likely to continue with manmade global warming.

            Consider:

            — The United States has been walloped by twice as many of the most extreme snowstorms in the past 50 years than in the previous 60 years, according to an upcoming study on extreme weather by leading federal and university climate scientists. This also fits with a dramatic upward trend in extreme winter precipitation — both rain and snow — in the Northeastern U.S. charted by the National Climatic Data Center.

            — Yet the Global Snow Lab at Rutgers University says spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has shrunk on average by 1 million square miles in the past 45 years.

            — And an upcoming study in the Journal of Climate says computer models predict annual global snowfall to shrink by more than a foot in the next 50 years. The study's author said most people live in parts of the United States that are likely to see annual snowfall drop between 30 per cent and 70 per cent by the end of the century.

    • Mary Sue

      Warming is warming. It can't get colder while it gets warmer! Where did all the cold come from? Where did all the heat go?

    • Guest

      What garbage you write Rudy. Even the biased UK Met office has now admitted that there has been no warming for the past 16 years.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    The fact that the weather keeps changing proves in the minds of leftists that they're right about everything.

    • EarlyBird

      You don't believe the overwhelming scientific evidence and agreement that Global Warming/Global Climate Change is real, simply because you don't want to believe it. Some how, these scientific facts are "leftist." It's like saying 4 + 4 = 8 is a matter of "leftist" opinion.

      As always, Facts which you Object to Don't Matter.

      As I've stated below, just because the scientists have hit pretty squarely on an actual fact about the climate, doesn't mean we then have to go along with the left's proposals for fixing it.

  • Wx guy

    Let's be clear. The alarmists are upset by warming caused by the increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide from human activity. There are two problems with this. (1) It's a theory that can't be tested in the real world, There is no evidence that this theory is valid. and (2) Why is warming or increased carbon dioxide a catastrophe? E. g., Imagine if Siberia warms up to become a huge productive agricultural area. etc. etc.

    Climate change has been occurring for billions of years.

  • anor277

    Greenfield conflates 'global warming' with anthropogenic climate change. This is sloppy journalism. How many comments here appreciate the distinction? There is no controversy about global warming; the Earth's surface temperature has increased by about 1 degree C over the last century (cue vociferous claims to the contrary!).

    • Cat K

      A anthropogenic climate "change" means nothing. Again, there is no definitive proof human activity affects climates or weather. Hiding behind the word "change" suggests childish reasoning. Change can be up or down or hot or cold or wet or dry. Whatever happens, or does not happen, you say "look, THIS proves my point" So, you conflate cause and effect with correlation,which is the dumbest of errors.

      • anor277

        Do you have a point? It is well established that there is 'global warming'. And I haven't claimed proof of anything. There is no proof of any scientific theory, but there is evidence to suggest that they are valid (otherwise 'scientists' wouldn't hold these theories).

        • damile

          you use the word "scientist" loosely here. There is no "proof" of scientific theory or it would be scientific fact.

          People who make money form "theories" used as "fact", like the ass wipe GORE, are charlatins. Or fakers or ass wipes.

        • Tim

          We have "global warming" every summer, and "global cooling" every winter. THAT is the only "climate change" that is "established."

          • anor277

            You can't debate with the ignorant. You are talking about weather, not climate. Most (if not all) opponents of anthropogenic climate change have accepted the reality of global warming – this is not to say that they accept the probablitiy that carbon dixoide emission caused this warming.

          • Mary Sue

            Temperature changes, this is true. But weather is influenced by climate.

          • anor277

            And in my part of the world, it has been unusually warm (50 C or so!). I don't point to this as evidence of anthropogenic climate change, yet this article touts a cold snap on the North American continent as evidence against global warming. C'est la vie.

      • EarlyBird

        Cat, does one actually need to be a scientist to look at the enormous amount of pollution being pumped into the atmosphere, 24/7, day after day after day, to conclude that is may affect the planet?

        Then, once you use common sense, when you read that nearly every scientist under the sun acknowledges that man made climate change is real, and a threat, why is that so unplausible?

        • Copie

          You write nonsense. Thousands of very creditable scientists dispute man made global warming. Even the biased UK Met office concedes that there has been no global warming for the past 16 years.

    • Rich

      Yes, I appreciate the distinction. The fact that the Earth's surface tempature has increased by 1 degree C (I don't know if it's a fact or not, I'll take you at your word) does not imply that the Greenhouse Theory (anthropogenic climate change) is occuring. All it means is that the Earth's temperature has increased by 1 degree C. This change may very well be a natural occurrence. After all, the end of an ice age IS global warming, too.

      However, anor277 would have done better to actually EXPLAIN his point rather than call out the commenters. It is incredibly immature on his/her part, and he/she should know better.

      • anor277

        And how do you know I am mature? I might be 13 years old (I wish!).

        Global warming is an established phenomenon; it is distinct from anthropogenic climate change; and the most rapid rise in global temperature has occurred since 1980. I grant that global warming could be due to some unknown mechanism; however, the best guess by climate scentists, and there is a very wide consensus of support for this view, is that global warming is due to the vast amounts of greenhouse gas pumped annually into the atmosphere (some 30 thousand million tonnes of carbon dioxide gas per year, and carbon dioxide is a very effective heat trap). You might say that this is a 'guess' or best estimate, but there are excellent reasons for these best guesses. And this is the considered opinion of climate scientists, who have no particular political agenda, who act in good faith, and whose data has been the subject of intense and sometimes vitriolic scrutiny. And guess what, the evidence of global temperature, glacial and polar ice depletion agrees with their position.

  • BS77

    Global warming, to be established as fact, would probably take about a thousand years of data since cooling and warming periods are very gradual. Twenty thousand years ago ice sheets two miles thick (!!) covered most of the northern part of the United States. All of it melted away during a warming period…there were no SUVs, coal plants, jets or cars……From what I understand warming and cooling is primarily a result of variations in the solar output over thousands of years…and volcanic eruptions. Eruptions such as Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Pinatubo blew more dust, gases and smoke into the atmosphere than all the cars, industries, trains and jets combined in history. Humans play a part in altering the atmosphere, but for all we know, another Ice Age could come along in the next five thousand years.

    • anor277

      At least you've taken a scientific view, and laid out your requirements for evidence – I don't think they are reasonable, but what do I know? As regards the claim that volcanic eruptions emit more carbon dioxide than human combustion of fossil fuel, it is estimated that human emission of carbon dioxide amounts to 30 billion tonnes annually (i.e. thirty thousand million tonnes). The most catastrophic volcanic eruptions are estimated to emit maybe 1-2% of the former figure, i.e. 100 to 200 million tonnes.

      To paraphrase Groucho Marx, 'these are the facts, if you don't like them I have others'. I urge you to check my figures; no doubt I stumbled upon a suspect website; try this, http://www.earthmagazine.org/article/voices-volca

    • Guest

      Another ice age could come along in the next five years, or the next five hundred, or the next five thousand. Ice ages happen, and they can happen quite suddenly. The Little Ice Age from which we are currently emerging came upon Europe in a very short time, forcing communities to flee encroaching glaciers. The ice always comes back, and it can come back fast. Best to be prepared for it.

  • djm

    I am truly concerned about all the hot air leaving all gores mouth,you know his excuses for selling his network to the enemy the largest greenhouse gas producer on the planet,other than gore himself

  • JacksonPearson

    Barack Hussein Obama II has been the biggest hoax on mankind, next is global warming.

  • Will

    I think it’s about time we took these hucksters out behind the woodshed and had our way with them… They don’t have a right to free speech when they abuse it so badly… They have been frauding the citizens of this country for far too long…Al Gore is a bung hole baby and everybody knows it… Time to stop the foolishness…

    • EarlyBird

      More calls for violence! Thanks, Will.

  • randydutton

    Researchers have got to keep panicking voters so they can keep their research money. The latest NOAA snow map tells me, my area on the western Washington coast will not see any more snow. What a farce, because local climate projections say we'll get more.

  • Turnipweed

    Is Gore frozen stiff? How can you tell?

  • EarlyBird

    Greenfield isn't stupid, he's a liar. The idea is that as the planet warms up, there are extremes in temperature and weather events. So, for instance, the summers get hotter and drier, and the winters get colder and snowier. Hurricanes get bigger, etc. The "once in a century" events come more and more frequently.

    Greenfield is consciously lying to you when he points to major snow storms as proof against Global Warming, aka, Global Climate Change, and it requires stupidity to believe his lies.

    Greenfield really has disrespect for the intelligence of his audience.

    Remember: one can accept the overwhelming scientific evidence and agreement that Global Warming is real and a threat, while not accepting the left's socio-economic plans for dealing with it. But to deny it is to deny reality.

    • Thomas Lee

      I can't believe that you have not read about ClimateGate I or ClimateGatge II where leaked emails proved that Al Gore's favorite prop in his $2000/plate environmentalist talks is the ill-fated Hockey-Stick chart, produced by a software model that will always produce such a chart regardless of the inputs, is indeed phony. Almost all of the so-called evidence of anthropomorphic global warming have been disproved and sent their authors to the wood-shed. Why shouldn't you and Obama follow them into the Fool's Hall of Fame?

      • anor277

        The original poster probably has heard about Climategate. It was trumpeted as a vast conspiracy to hoodwink the public. And yet many committees reviewed the leaked emails and the published data, and it was found that the individual scientists had NO case to answer with respect to misconduct. The scientists had simply manipulated their data, and data are always manipulated. You either accept the measurements or not (I take it that you won't accept them). Yet all national scientific bodies (and now many climate sceptics) accept that global warming is a real phenomenon.

      • EarlyBird

        Thomas, science can take certain data points and misread them, but that doesn't mean the entire theory has been debunked.

        To believe that Climate Change isn't real is to insist that there is truly a massive conspiracy between so many disparate groups around the globe. It's simply denial that it doesn't exist.

        That said, we don't have to therefore accept the left's insistence that we return to a pre-modern existence to combat it.

  • SGL

    There's a reason we're getting more snow: higher ocean surface temperatures produce more evaporation, which produces larger amounts of precipitation. More torrential rains in the summer, more heavy snowfalls in the winter– at least, the few weeks of the winter when it's still cold enough to snow. Higher ocean surface temperatures also mean more energy for storms, like Katrina, Irene, and Sandy. We're seeing the new normal, people. It's basic physics.

    It boggles my mind to see people still denying that the climate is changing and that human activity is responsible for the changes. It also makes me angry. The longer we have an ignorant populace, heads in the sand, the longer it will be before we actually make the necessary changes and confront this very real threat to our global security. Every moment that we waste arguing instead of taking action is a moment stolen from our children's future.

    • Copie

      What rubbish you write attempting to convince gullible people that severe cold weather is really global warming. Get a real job where you don't have to lie!

  • Norm

    The Planet is changing and cleansing and weather unpredictable. However, Haarp, the weather control device (s), for populace and planetary control is alive and well and very active. There's even a site you can go on and see when 'they' turn the power up and create earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes etc. The more indoctrination you have inside the box, the more difficult it is to comprehend what's outside.

  • Smokey

    Runaway global warming was the original false alarm. When that didn't happen, the goal posts were moved to "climate change". Now that it's getting colder, the climate alarmist crowd is telling us, "Global warming causes global cooling".

    Could they be any more disingenuous?

  • PhilosopherMcGee

    the answer lies in atmospheric physics. A warmer atmosphere can hold, and dump, more moisture, snow experts say. And two soon-to-be-published studies demonstrate how there can be more giant blizzards yet less snow overall each year. Projections are that that's likely to continue with manmade global warming.

    Consider:

    — The United States has been walloped by twice as many of the most extreme snowstorms in the past 50 years than in the previous 60 years, according to an upcoming study on extreme weather by leading federal and university climate scientists. This also fits with a dramatic upward trend in extreme winter precipitation — both rain and snow — in the Northeastern U.S. charted by the National Climatic Data Center.

    — Yet the Global Snow Lab at Rutgers University says spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has shrunk on average by 1 million square miles in the past 45 years.

    — And an upcoming study in the Journal of Climate says computer models predict annual global snowfall to shrink by more than a foot in the next 50 years. The study's author said most people live in parts of the United States that are likely to see annual snowfall drop between 30 per cent and 70 per cent by the end of the century.