Is the record snowfall in the Eastern U.S. proof that Global Warming is a hoax?

The eastern U.S. is experiencing horrible cold and record snowfall this winter. If the earth is warming like Al Gore says, this shouldn't be happening. Global Warming is just a hoax invented by liberals like Al Gore to fatten their bank accounts and to take control of our lives by taxing us to death. Humans changing the weather is just silly stuff.

Update:

Icarus62, I don't believe you. Just another LIBERAL LIE!

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  • 10 years ago
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    "The eastern U.S. is experiencing horrible cold and record snowfall this winter. If the earth is warming like Al Gore says, this shouldn't be happening."

    On the contrary, record snowfall is a consequence of high atmospheric moisture content, which in turn is a consequence of global warming (a warmer world has greater evaporation). There is now about 5% more water vapour in the air than was the case decades ago - that is significant, and it's demonstrated by the measured increase in extreme precipitation events in many parts of the world.

    We all know the world is heating up because the ice sheets and glaciers are melting, the sea level is rising, climate zones are moving polewards and uphill, winters are getting milder, warm seasons are getting longer and so on (even if you discount the worldwide increase in measured temperatures).

    So what we are seeing now is exactly what was predicted many years ago as a consequence of global warming. For example, this conclusion from the IPCC's Third Assessment Report, 2001:

    "The amplitude and frequency of extreme precipitation events is very likely to increase over many areas and the return period for extreme precipitation events are projected to decrease."

    http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/vol4/english/03...

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Right, I've already answered this one, but for those at the back not paying attention the last time, I'll go over it again slowly.

    To every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.

    Observe the graph until about just after mid-January.

    The ice has been building up quite nicely, and then the graph takes a downward direction.

    This of course coincides with the cold air coming down from the Arctic to North America and Northern Europe, which caused our horribly low temperatures.

    Agreed?

    Next: The cold air is obviously being replaced by warmer air, slowing and indeed reversing the ice build-up.

    Agreed?

    The cold air has returned from whence it came (the Arctic), now the graph shows an upward line, proving if proof were needed that it's now colder up there. Yes?

    I expect that now because no wind is forecast to descend on North America and Northern Europe the ice will start growing again.

    QED.

    The above was written on 3rd February. Now once again the USA is experiencing cold weather. Guess what’s happened to the ice build up?

    It’s faltered because warm (er) air has replaced the cold air currently giving these freezing snowy conditions.

    When the current snap is over, the ice will start to build again.

    Folks, that’s weather, not climate.

    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_im...

  • 10 years ago

    (Icarus62): "On the contrary, record snowfall is a consequence of high atmospheric moisture content, which in turn is a consequence of global warming (a warmer world has greater evaporation). There is now about 5% more water vapour in the air than was the case decades ago - that is significant, and it's demonstrated by the measured increase in extreme precipitation events in many parts of the world.

    We all know the world is heating up because the ice sheets and glaciers are melting, the sea level is rising, climate zones are moving polewards and uphill, winters are getting milder"

    You say that record snowfall is a result of global warming, but yet you also say that global warming causes milder winters. So my question is, which is it? Record snow fall and cold temps during winter months. Or Milder temps (which result in rain, not snow) during winter months.

    Or maybe you just have no clue about what your talking about, and contradict yourself at every turn.

  • 10 years ago

    On the one hand heavy snowfall can appear to be synonymous with "global cooling," but snow is precipitation, and it is well known that snowfall rarely goes together with intensely cold weather. So, a person could look at it either way: lots of snow in the winter isn't really characterizing warming, nor is it really characterizing increasing frigidity. I think looking at this winter's snowfall means very little indeed in trying to make a determination of long-term climatic change/trends.

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  • Ann
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    4 years ago

    The reasons the global warming scientists have for the weather is mind numbing.No matter what happens with the weather they say that it is because of global warming. None of the crap the say makes sense.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Scientists predicted that snowfall would get heavier because of global warming back in 2003

    http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_i...

    What's interesting is you think that snow discounts global warming, which shows everyone here that you don't know the first thing about global warming.

  • 10 years ago

    Icarus' answer has some intuitive logic to it. And so does the notion that global warming will result in less snow. Their problem is, they used to say the latter and now they say the former.

    As for "Winter is Winter" - but we're talking about RECORD snowfall. And please - I used to live in Arlington, VA. This isn't normal for D.C.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The current climate is because the sun is only producing a very small number of sunspots and so the elements that keep our climate warm and comfortable are seriously reduced. Our sun is a variable output star that can vary its total output some 10% to 15% through sunspots. Currently it has been well below minimum for about 3 years and is still running at less than 1/3rd the output power it was only 10 years ago at the last maximum. So real scientists are concerned about global cooling from a sun that is operating at reduced output levels and how serious the cool down is going to be. But of course the liberals with their political agenda will never admit that it is the sun that causes warm periods and ice ages depending on its output of sunspots.

    It is the sun which both warms the planets when it is highly active and lets them cool when its activity is reduced. But Celtic scientists have known this for more than 3,000 years as they studied the sun and the stars with massive observatories predicting climate alterations based on observations of the suns activity levels. But then the primitive Roman barbarians destroyed the culture and murdered the Druids who were the scientists that designed and maintained these observatories.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/26/us/gerald-hawkin...

    http://witcombe.sbc.edu/sacredplaces/stonehenge.ht...

    http://www.robertlomas.com/megyard/index.html

    http://www.mikecrowson.co.uk/SevenStars.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeoastronomy_and_...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Hawkins

    http://www.britannia.com/wonder/hawkins.html

    http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=214641...

    http://templetongate.tripod.com/rahfuture.htm

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Try telling that to the Australians, who are suffering through a brutally-hot summer. You DO know the meaning of "Global", don't you?

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    No, it just proves that winter is winter.

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