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Winter weather welcomed by myopic deniers of global warming

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A Facebook friend of mine implied yesterday that our current spell of wintry weather in much of the country stands as proof that mainstream theories regarding global warming are bunk.

This kind of predictable nonsense was addressed HERE a few months ago:

[P]olls suggest many members of the public are confused about the connection between climate change and cold weather. As I noted in a post last week, belief in climate change drops among Americans during cold weather and dipped slightly after this past winter. Moreover, climate deniers and right-wing pundits tend to hype winter weather, as if climate models never anticipated another flake of snow.

But a new report produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…shows that both cold and hot weather in 2012 were heavily under the influence of climate change.

Among the highlights, the United States had its warmest year since the country began keeping records in 1895. Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming had their driest years on record. Last summer, delivered the biggest wildfires in thirteen years, including the largest fire in New Mexico’s history (more than 460 square miles, or about the size of the city of Los Angeles).

But even though the planet as a whole is getting warmer, the report makes it clear that there are new trends of weird and extreme weather in all seasons…

In Europe, “an exceptional cold spell” fell over several countries last year…The causes of Europe’s more frequent cold snaps weren’t fully understood until recently. New studies, published a few months ago, revealed the reasons that climate change is sending more frigid polar air to Europe—because of a complex interaction between the jet stream and the amount of Arctic ice, which continues to shrink every year.

The tome-sized NOAA report is a reminder that the global climate is extremely complex, and climate trends can’t be easily simplified. But the planet is getting warmer, even while ski seasons in the western United States shorten and Europe gets more deep freezes.

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  1. wilson: Here’s a handy list of nearly 200 organizations worldwide that subscribe to mainstream scientific theories on anthropogenic global warming.

    1.Academia Chilena de Ciencias, Chile
    2.Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa, Portugal
    3.Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
    4.Academia de Ciencias Físicas, Matemáticas y Naturales de Venezuela
    5.Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de Guatemala
    6.Academia Mexicana de Ciencias,Mexico
    7.Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia
    8.Academia Nacional de Ciencias del Peru
    9.Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal
    10.Académie des Sciences, France
    11.Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada
    12.Academy of Athens
    13.Academy of Science of Mozambique
    14.Academy of Science of South Africa
    15.Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
    16.Academy of Sciences Malaysia
    17.Academy of Sciences of Moldova
    18.Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    19.Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    20.Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
    21.Academy of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    22.Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
    23.Africa Centre for Climate and Earth Systems Science
    24.African Academy of Sciences
    25.Albanian Academy of Sciences
    26.Amazon Environmental Research Institute
    27.American Academy of Pediatrics
    28.American Anthropological Association
    29.American Association for the Advancement of Science
    30.American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
    31.American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
    32.American Astronomical Society
    33.American Chemical Society
    34.American College of Preventive Medicine
    35.American Fisheries Society
    36.American Geophysical Union
    37.American Institute of Biological Sciences
    38.American Institute of Physics
    39.American Meteorological Society
    40.American Physical Society
    41.American Public Health Association
    42.American Quaternary Association
    43.American Society for Microbiology
    44.American Society of Agronomy
    45.American Society of Civil Engineers
    46.American Society of Plant Biologists
    47.American Statistical Association
    48.Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
    49.Australian Academy of Science
    50.Australian Bureau of Meteorology
    51.Australian Coral Reef Society
    52.Australian Institute of Marine Science
    53.Australian Institute of Physics
    54.Australian Marine Sciences Association
    55.Australian Medical Association
    56.Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
    57.Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
    58.Botanical Society of America
    59.Brazilian Academy of Sciences
    60.British Antarctic Survey
    61.Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
    62.California Academy of Sciences
    63.Cameroon Academy of Sciences
    64.Canadian Association of Physicists
    65.Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
    66.Canadian Geophysical Union
    67.Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
    68.Canadian Society of Soil Science
    69.Canadian Society of Zoologists
    70.Caribbean Academy of Sciences views
    71.Center for International Forestry Research
    72.Chinese Academy of Sciences
    73.Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
    74.Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) (Australia)
    75.Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
    76.Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences
    77.Crop Science Society of America
    78.Cuban Academy of Sciences
    79.Delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters
    80.Ecological Society of America
    81.Ecological Society of Australia
    82.Environmental Protection Agency
    83.European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    84.European Federation of Geologists
    85.European Geosciences Union
    86.European Physical Society
    87.European Science Foundation
    88.Federation of American Scientists
    89.French Academy of Sciences
    90.Geological Society of America
    91.Geological Society of Australia
    92.Geological Society of London
    93.Georgian Academy of Sciences
    94.German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina
    95.Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
    96.Indian National Science Academy
    97.Indonesian Academy of Sciences
    98.Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
    99.Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
    100.Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
    101.Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
    102.InterAcademy Council
    103.International Alliance of Research Universities
    104.International Arctic Science Committee
    105.International Association for Great Lakes Research
    106.International Council for Science
    107.International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences
    108.International Research Institute for Climate and Society
    109.International Union for Quaternary Research
    110.International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
    111.International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
    112.Islamic World Academy of Sciences
    113.Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    114.Kenya National Academy of Sciences
    115.Korean Academy of Science and Technology
    116.Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts
    117.l’Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal
    118.Latin American Academy of Sciences
    119.Latvian Academy of Sciences
    120.Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
    121.Madagascar National Academy of Arts, Letters, and Sciences
    122.Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology
    123.Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts
    124.National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina
    125.National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
    126.National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic
    127.National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka
    128.National Academy of Sciences, United States of America
    129.National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    130.National Association of Geoscience Teachers
    131.National Association of State Foresters
    132.National Center for Atmospheric Research
    133.National Council of Engineers Australia
    134.National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
    135.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    136.National Research Council
    137.National Science Foundation
    138.Natural England
    139.Natural Environment Research Council, UK
    140.Natural Science Collections Alliance
    141.Network of African Science Academies
    142.New York Academy of Sciences
    143.Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences
    144.Nigerian Academy of Sciences
    145.Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters
    146.Oklahoma Climatological Survey
    147.Organization of Biological Field Stations
    148.Pakistan Academy of Sciences
    149.Palestine Academy for Science and Technology
    150.Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    151.Polish Academy of Sciences
    152.Romanian Academy
    153.Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium
    154.Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Spain
    155.Royal Astronomical Society, UK
    156.Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
    157.Royal Irish Academy
    158.Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
    159.Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
    160.Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
    161.Royal Scientific Society of Jordan
    162.Royal Society of Canada
    163.Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
    164.Royal Society of the United Kingdom
    165.Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    166.Russian Academy of Sciences
    167.Science and Technology, Australia
    168.Science Council of Japan
    169.Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
    170.Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics
    171.Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    172.Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    173.Slovak Academy of Sciences
    174.Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    175.Society for Ecological Restoration International
    176.Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    177.Society of American Foresters
    178.Society of Biology (UK)
    179.Society of Biology, UK
    180.Society of Systematic Biologists
    181.Soil Science Society of America
    182.Sudan Academy of Sciences
    183.Sudanese National Academy of Science
    184.Tanzania Academy of Sciences
    185.The Wildlife Society (international)
    186.Turkish Academy of Sciences
    187.Uganda National Academy of Sciences
    188.Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
    189.United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    190.University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
    191.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    192.World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
    193.World Federation of Public Health Associations
    194.World Forestry Congress
    195.World Health Organization
    196.World Meteorological Organization
    197.Zambia Academy of Sciences
    198.Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences

  2. Since you’re going to put up a list of scientist defending those who believe in global warming, I thought it appropriate to put up another list of distinguished academia types that question the findings of the 911 Commission Report. Why should your list be anymore evidence to support your cause than what I’m posting to support what I believe has merit? I’ve got more list if necessary, but I think I made my point.

    http://www.wanttoknow.info/070618professorsquestion911

  3. Just a guess, but I bet this might have a big impact on our climate.
    “Eruption ‘due’
    From analysis of rock and sediment layers, scientists say another eruption is almost due – at least by geological standards.
    It appears the supervolcano explodes roughly once every 700,000 years.”
    “So what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt?
    Something close to Armageddon.
    Soil samples reveal that the last time it happened the whole of North America was smothered by ash. The lava flow was almost as great.
    The streams of molten rock were hundreds of miles long, and miles thick.
    Such was the extent of the smoke and debris cloud generated by the eruption that the climate of the entire world was affected for several centuries.”

    What can we do to prevent another eruption?

    http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/beneath-yellowstone-a-volcano-that-could-wipe-out-u-s/

    • “What can we do to prevent another eruption?”

      Isn’t there already a remedy in place for that? Something to do with virgins. If not, I’m sure DARPA is working on it and has a plan, but it’s a secret. http://www.darpa.mil/

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