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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

More evidence of Global Warming? What We Need is Clarity!

By Rich Kozlovich

For those of us who have been following this from the beginning it has been obvious there is a double standard for what is perceived as ‘real’ evidence regarding Anthropogenic Climate Change - or as it used to be known before the warming stopped about 17 years ago -Anthropogenic Global Warming.

To the Warmists, every drought, flood, heat wave, forest fire, or ice breakup in the Antarctic was glowing evidence of Global Warming. When there's an ice storm, blizzard, or extended cold and snow; that's merely weather, and doesn’t count because climate is far more complex. Well, actually I agree with that assessment, climate is far more complex than 'mere' weather, but shouldn't it work both ways?

There are two things in which I think we need clarity. First, weather is what makes up climate, and we really don't seem to be able to predict weather very accurately four days out. Secondly, climate really is infinitely more complex, and yet we are now expected to believe these AGW "Chicken Littles" can predict it out 150 or even 50 years. Does anyone besides me think this is irrational? What's even more irrational are claims by the Warmists that everything - and I mean everything - is a sign of global warming, including freezing and record cold, snow and any blizzard that happens to occur.

Well, I’m willing to accept 50 to 150 year ‘climate’ predictions could possibly be accurate when they start with an accurate 10 day forecast. When they start getting that correct 100% of the time I’m willing to start listening to the 30 day forecast and then the 365 day forecast! Let’s start a little smaller in our predictions before we decide to destroy industry and decimate the world’s economy over false CO2 claims. Before we throw humanity back into a Dark Age - in order to accommodate some eco-scare mongering that has been shown to be founded on speculation, fraud, junkscience and computer models whose predictions are all failing - let's try and get the weather report right.

There is one thing I know is rational. If the only government grant money available was to prove there is no such thing as manmade climate change these “Chicken Littles”, and the universities they work for, would do an about face so fast they’d look like the Color Guard in a military parade. The holy grail of science isn’t truth. It’s grant money. That is a fundamental truth that we must get fixed in our heads.  Global Warming has turned scientific integrity into an oxymoron.  Once we understand that -  clarity follows.

Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter
By Barbara HollingsworthFebruary 11, 2014
Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades. But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold. The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994. Jay Austin, associate professor at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minn., told that he expects that record will be broken this winter when the most northern of the Great Lakes becomes totally shrouded in ice......
By Brian Lada, Meteorologist, February 11, 2014
With a major winter storm unfolding over the South, snow and ice will severely impact travelers and residents from Louisiana to the Carolinas through midweek. The event could be the worst ice storm for parts of the South in more than 10 years. One batch of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain affected the South Monday into Tuesday. Nearly 650 flights have been canceledat Atlanta International Airport alone as of Tuesday afternoon. Another batch of snow and ice will hit many of the same areas Wednesday and into Wednesday night, including parts of northern Louisiana and central and northern Mississippi……..

By Christina A. Cassidy Feb 11, 2014

State agencies prepare for the approaching winter weather at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency State Operations Center on Monday. The city dodged the first punch of a dangerous winter storm Tuesday, but forecasters warned of a potentially "catastrophic" second blow in a thick layer of ice that threatened to bring hundreds of thousands of power outages and leave people in their cold, dark homes for days. The streets and highways in metro Atlanta were largely deserted as people in the South's business hub heeded advice from officials to hunker down at home, especially after the snow jam two weeks ago saw thousands of people stranded on icy, gridlocked roads for hours when 2 inches of snow fell.....

By Megan Gannon, News Editor, February 11, 2014
An Earth-watching satellite has spotted the latest winter storm threatening to paralyze the southeastern United States. A foreboding band of white clouds stretches from the Texas Gulf Coast to far beyond the eastern shores of the Carolinas in the new image captured at 1:15 p.m. EST (1815 UTC) on Feb. 11 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-East satellite. This large front is behind the rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow being dumped on the region, according to NASA. But the worst of the weather is yet to come…….

As a winter storm with potential to coat the South with ice and snow moves in, nearly 900 flights have been canceled at three of the region's major airports. Tracking service FlightAware shows that before dawn Tuesday, 894 flights for the day had been canceled into and out of the main airports in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C……
Adan Salazar & Kit Daniels, February 11, 2014
Atlanta residents ransacked neighborhood grocery stores in frantic preparation for their second major snowstorm of the year, waging fights over food items and leaving destruction and empty shelves in their wake, a stunning precursor to what will ensue once a major crisis impacts the U.S. After three inches of snow shut the city down two weeks ago, causing major havoc and leaving miles of cars stranded on immobile roadways, the residents of Atlanta took heed and shopped early. According to people who Tweeted photos of barren store shelves, residents went crazy over essentials like milk, water and eggs, and in some cases “people were fighting. Yes fighting,” alleges one user......
February 10, 2014
A major winter storm is expected to barrel up the East Coast mid-week, bringing a potentially significant snowfall to the already winter weary Washington region. The powerful Nor’easter will blow into the mid-Atlantic region sometime after dark Wednesday is forecast to dump between 6 inches and a foot of snow on the area before blowing north Thursday afternoon.“There’s even a chance of more than a foot, especially just north and west of the District,” meteorologist Bill Deger said. WUSA 9 meteorologist Topper Shutt also believes the storm has the potential to be a monster......

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