Global Warming really means Snowball Warming

January 6, 2016:
Hillary Clinton Points to Snow in January as Proof of [Global Warming]

Hillary Clinton mustered her best Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) impression during a grassroots event in Nevada on Wednesday afternoon when she pointed to snowfall in Nevada during the month of January as proof climate change is real.

The Democratic frontrunner mocked her Republican rivals for their reluctance to accept manmade climate change to be an absolute fact.

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24 January, 2016:
Snow blindness

To help make his case that people cannot be influencing the climate, Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, cited archaeology and scripture.

Then he produced a snowball, and said, “I ask the chair, do you know what this is?
It’s a snowball, just from outside here. It’s very, very cold out.”

Glorying in his idiocy, Mr Inhofe, who was chairman of an important environmental committee at the time, then tossed the snowball at his Republican colleague.

With Washington currently under two feet of snow, this episode is worth remembering for two reasons.

 First, because the ignorance, wilful or otherwise, many Republicans display on global warming is not dissipating.

The second reason why Mr Inhofe’s stunt is worth recalling is that, were it repeated today, it could, tentatively, be argued that the snowball was evidence of global warming.

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Like two bald men fighting over a comb …

January 22, 2016:

Twitter fight! Bernie and Hillary battle it out over who has the better climate plan

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97% Settled Science
IPCC, 2001: “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms”
IPCC, 2007: “Global climate change is likely to be accompanied by an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves, as well as warmer summers and milder winters

(see Table 3-10).” (via brennerbrief)

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Obama-SOTU: Only The Lonely

Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address:

“Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. 

You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world …”

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ABC, Tuesday, 12 January, 2016:

Scientists have made the surprising discovery that giant melting icebergs could actually be slowing global warming.

SMH, Thursday, 14 January, 2016:

The Earth is in the midst of an unusually long spell between ice ages and the build-up of carbon dioxide emissions through the burning of fossil fuels may postpone the next glaciation event by at much as 100,000 years, according to new climate research.

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Who is lonely now?