Frozen in denial

Well, it looks as if I've been in denial about Global Warming. Turns out that it's killing people:

At least 60 people have died across Europe during the current cold snap, as snow plagued transport in Britain on Friday and serious flooding prompted mass evacuations in the Balkans.

Seventeen people died in Central Europe in the last 24 hours from the cold, bringing the total this week to 45. A further 11 died in Russia, plus three in France and one in Germany, according to local authorities.

At least 30 people, mainly homeless men, have died in Poland in the past week, and temperatures dropped to minus 15 degrees Celsius (five degrees Fahrenheit) overnight.

Temperatures plunged to minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus four Fahrenheit) in Braemar, Scotland, while Britain struggled to get back to its feet after days of transport chaos.

I anticipate that there may be cynical doubters and stubborn denialists out there who will say that if people are freezing to death, it's the opposite of warming, but they just don't understand.

Freezing is caused by warming!

"this shows that the climate is becoming more dynamic, and thus large shifts in the wind patterns are possible - in this case, sub-tropical air being trapped further south than usual."
Hey, as any idiot knows, if you put a frog in a pot of water and slowly heat it up, the frog will freeze to death before it realizes it's actually boiling.

posted by Eric on 12.04.10 at 02:23 PM










Comments

I blame Al Gore. Was he in Europe recently?

Casey   ·  December 4, 2010 7:05 PM

Keep an eye out the next couple months. The ocean temps have been falling like a rock for months and it looks like air temps are finally starting to follow (speaking in terms of their anomaly from mean, not in the absolute sense).

2010 is currently tied with 1998 for the hottest year according to UAH satellite data, but it looks like it's been below 2009 so far this month.

TallDave   ·  December 4, 2010 7:12 PM

the world wide scandal

And than we see "that Pope Benedict had firmly established his "green" reputation", which "even if discreetly, is significant because the Vatican is often reluctant to appear to compromise its independence and moral authority by associating itself with particular lobbying efforts". Religion, at it's best.

What really strikes us is the fact that all this Copenhagen/Cancun stuff has nothing to do with the Climate, or saving the World. It's about political positioning, money, and plain old fascism cult promotion. But as referred before, this is only the tip of the iceberg. More is to come, and I wouldn't be surprised if we're going to be answered about who is behind Climategate, or Al Gore's Nobel nomination, or the facts behind all the IPCC mess. Stay tuned...

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ne   ·  December 4, 2010 8:16 PM

If the ocean temperature is dropping the ocean will absorb
carbon dioxide, bringing the level down rapidly. Then what will AGW types shrill about???

Hugh   ·  December 4, 2010 10:20 PM

The same things Hugh, they ignore any and all facts in pursuit of their religion.

Veeshir   ·  December 5, 2010 8:21 AM

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