Climate Fear Promoters Try to Spin Record Cold and Snow: ‘Global warming made it less cool’


By: - Climate DepotJuly 27, 2009 12:38 PM

Climate Depot Editorial

The year 2009 is proving to be a yet another very inconvenient year for the promoters of man-made global warming fears. As the “year without a summer” continues, the U.S. in July alone has broken over 3000 cold temperature records, and global temps have fallen .74F since Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” was released in 2006. In addition, meteorologists are predicting more record cold and snow this winter. (See: Brisk July portends ‘heavy snowfalls and bitter cold this winter along Eastern Seaboard’)

But man-made climate fear promoters have finally constructed an explanation for the recent record cold temperatures.

The explanation? According to climate activists: “Global warming made it less cool.”

It appears the global warming fear movement has gone from predictions that we face a “climate crisis” and we are all going to die to their new slogan: “Global warming made it less cool.”

The environmental activist group Union of Concerned Scientists declared “Global warming made it less cool.” Brenda Ekwurzel, of the Union of Concerned Scientists, claimed in a July 24, 2009 letter to the editor in the Washington Post that “2008 was a cooler year, but global warming made it less cool.”

Let’s consider the Union of Concerned Scientists’ claim that “global warming made it less cool.”

Gore’s hometown, Nashville, recently broke an 1877 cold temp record set when Rutherford B. Hayes was in the White House.

Are we to believe that instead of breaking the 1877 Nashville cold temperature record set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president, the city would have allegedly broken a hypothetical 1862 cold temp record set when Abraham Lincoln was president? Or a hypothetical 1797 temperature record set when George Washington was president?

Would the absence of man-made “global warming” impacts have brought us to cold temperatures back in the colonial times? (Ok, that is a weak attempt at humor since there are no reliable land based temperature records going back that far. But recent peer-reviewed scientific papers are continuing to further embarrass climate fear promoters: See: Peer-Reviewed Study Rocks Climate Debate! ‘Nature not man responsible for recent global warming…little or none of late 20th century warming and cooling can be attributed to humans’ – July 24, 2009 & Climate Fears RIP…for 30 years!? – Global Warming could stop ‘for up to 30 years! Warming ‘On Hold?…’Could go into hiding for decades’ study finds – Discovery.com – March 2, 2009 )

It appears the man-made climate fear promoters believe the “global warming made it less cool” claim is their ticket to persuade Americans that record cold and global cooling are meaningless. Yes, pay no attention to that record cold and instead think about how it would have been cooler without man-made global warming. (This explanation sure beats the “Climate Astrology” movement that blames any odd weather event — “global weirding” — on man-made global warming. Plus there are new efforts to rebrand global warming as “man-made atmospheric change” or “our deteriorating atmosphere” or “climate change” as temperatures fail to rise as predicted. See: http://algorelied.com/?p=2555 )

With their new logic, Union of Concerned Scientists may soon be one step away from recommending that Americans idle their SUVs in the driveway to make it even “less cool” in the future. (Note: Union of Concerned Scientists also recommends that people “should take a look at the federal government’s recent report “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” to find out “the facts” on global warming. That would be the Obama “science” report that was soundly rejected by scientists from around the world. See Climate Depot Report: Scaremongering’: Scientists Pan Obama Climate Report: ‘This is not a work of science but an embarrassing episode for the authors and NOAA’…’Misrepresents the science’ - July 8, 2009 )

In addition, in even more bad news for the Union of Concerned Scientists, many scientists are now predicting a coming global COOLING. (See: Scientist: ‘There is no possible global warming threat for at least next 193 years’ — Predicts possible COOLING; Australian scientists declare climate change ‘a natural phenomenon’…warn of ‘severe COOLING’; Geologist warns of ‘coming ice age’; The Sun: ‘Lowest of any solar cycle since 1928′ and ‘Global temps have flat lined since 2001…This is nothing like anything we’ve seen since 1950…Cooling trend could last for up to 30 years’ – June 22, 2009 )

But “less cool” is exactly what many around the globe are wishing for in recent years, particularly this summer.

Let’s see how much impact man-made global warming had in making recent temperatures “less cool.”

Climate Depot Exclusive: Small Sampling of Recent Record Cold Around the Globe:

Cold prompts grizzly bear attack warning: ‘Unseasonably cold temps have made food scarce for bears, pushing them closer to towns to find more’

Cincinnati is having its ‘coldest July ever’

Iceland’s Potato Crops endangered by unusual Coldness

NYC ON PACE FOR ‘ONLY 2ND TIME SINCE 1869 THAT 90 DEGREES WAS NOT REACHED IN JUNE OR JULY’

Omaha breaks 1873 cold record during Summer

New Zealand: Coldest May on record…”broke records from one end of the country to the other’

’250 children under the age of 5 died’ due to freezing temps in Peru — ‘Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold’

Frost may force Brazil to cut this year’s corn output; Canada’s June frosts the most widespread in recent memory

‘Worst snow event in 50 years’ hits South America

Record cold hits the tropics‘Unseasonable cold’ causes French carrots to make later start

South Africa: Cold a killer for homeless

Danish Meteorological Institute records show: No Arctic Warming Since 1958!: ‘Arctic was warmer in the 1940s than now’

Wisconsin set to see coldest July day since 1900; N. Dakota farmer on Cold July: ‘Gore should be out here and tell us about this global warming stuff’

Scientist: ‘Cooling earth temps may last a couple of decades’: Moment of Clarity: ‘If we don’t understand what is natural, I don’t think we can say much about what the humans are doing’

No Warming Until 2020? ‘RealClimate.org giving climate skeptics reason to cheer’: Imagine, twenty-two or more years (1998 to ~2020) of no new global temperature record. What would that do to the debate?’

3,000 Low Temp Records Set in U.S. This July! – Sea-surface temps drop as well!

AP: Cool summer disappoints tourists, delays crops: ‘We’re changing our advertising to talk about heated pools in our water parks’

Iceland’s Potato Crops endangered by unusual Coldness

Coldest July on record in Peoria causes pool attendance to dive: ‘I haven’t seen a summer like this’

Cincinnati having ‘the coldest July ever’ — ‘Will not reach 90 once!’

NYC ON PACE FOR ‘ONLY 2ND TIME SINCE 1869 THAT 90 DEGREES WAS NOT REACHED IN JUNE OR JULY’

Brrrrr. Greens visits Arctic in midsummer: ‘It is very very cold and we do not go outside voluntarily’

Peer-Reviewed Study Rocks Climate Debate! ‘Nature not man responsible for recent global warming…little or none of late 20th century warming and cooling can be attributed to humans’

‘Surge in global temps since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean’

Report: ‘Oceans have been cooling slightly since mid 2003′

Arctic sea ice extent tracking below 2008

‘Worst snow event in 50 years’ hits South America

Globe’s warmest days in a decade?

Brrrr, is Al Gore back in the USA?

7 out of 8 copies of Gore’s movie ‘sitting on shelf’ at Nashville library

USA chills: 1077 Lowest max temps and 856 Low temps for week ending July 21

Claim: Global warming could ruin Calif. fruit, nut crops

Reality Check: Frost damages California peaches

Meteorologist: ‘We should worry about a new ice age’

Record cold in Obama’s home state of Illinois

Gore’s hometown in Summer Shiver: Nashville’s Record Cold Breaks 1877 Temp Record ‘Set when Rutherford B. Hayes was President’

UN IPCC Scientist declares his climate skepticism: ‘There is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem’: ‘If you are looking for hard scientific facts, you are still a long ways away’

Shock from NYT: Missing Its Spots: ‘Sun may be on verge of falling into an extended slumber’ — could cause ‘extended chilly period’ – ‘Cosmic ray levels correlate well with climate extending back thousands of years’

Omaha breaks 1873 cold record during Summer

Co-author Markey of climate bill: ‘We must bring soaring temperatures from global warming back to normal’

Summer Cold Breaks 1897 Temp Records in Gore’s Home State — Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga Set Or Tie Record Lows

COLD AND SNOW INVADE SOUTH AMERICA

Michigan sweet corn, tomato crop delayed because of cold – ‘We are having to close the windows because it’s too cold outside. I still haven’t run the ac yet this year’

Peoria ties 1892 cold temp record

Connecticut: Unseasonably cold spring leads to smaller crops — ‘big challenge to farmers’

Parts of Michigan break 1914 cold temp records

Minnesota: Cold prompts ‘sudden influx of mice indoors’ — Sweaters in summer? Jackets in July?

‘Unseasonably cold temps’ create ‘hungrier than usual’ bears in Canada

Quiet Sun: ‘Sun has gone back to blank after having had just one sunspot group’ – ‘Hiatus between Solar Cycle 23 and the next cycle is unprecedented in nearly a 100 years’

Another cool summer day for Chicago — challenges 85 year old cold temp record

Climate Fear Promoter slams Climate Depot! Morano has ‘abandoned intellectual integrity’ by highlighting record cold temps: ‘As soon are you start listing how cold it was in Idaho or India…You lose the only thing that science really has — honesty’ — ‘Rachel Carson didn’t win by playing their game’

NYC breaks ‘Summer cool’ streak: ’46 consecutive days without reaching 85° – longest since 1916′

Record cold hits the tropics

U.S. Navy Atmospheric Scientist: ‘Dire warnings about ‘runaway warming’ and climate ‘tipping points’ cannot be taken seriously’: ‘As history has often shown, consensus is the last refuge of poor science’

Minnesota: No lie about July; we’re about to take the high out of high — may break 1939 cold record

Update: July 14, 2009: ‘The Warmest Day Ever?’: Temperature ‘not considered calibrated against the full record’

Meteorologist says man not cause of climate issue: ‘We could very well be headed for a cool period’

Wisconsin set to see coldest July day since 1900

Nebraska Cold Weather: ‘Two-thirds of the cedars died over the winter’

N. Dakota farmer on Cold July: ‘Gore should be out here and tell us about this global warming stuff’

NASA GISS reports June is 2nd warmest month after only 1998

UK: ‘Is it always so cold in July?’

Not so peachy: Ohio cold snap takes bite out of local peach harvest

Kenya: Cold weather in tea growing areas is expected to cut production

Brrrrr. Canadian fed up with July’s ‘unseasonably cold nights with heavy frost’: ‘If this is what we can expect of global warming then it might be wise to hang on to our long John’s’

‘Weather continues to run unseasonably cool…concern over delayed crops and possibility of frost damage on corn’

Rain and cool weather wash away millions of tourism dollars in Northeast

Scientist: ‘Cooling earth temps may last a couple of decades’: Moment of Clarity: ‘If we don’t understand what is natural, I don’t think we can say much about what the humans are doing’

(posted 1 week, 5 days ago)

NYC fails to reach 85°F in June – first time since 1916

New Yorkers ask: ‘Wherefort art thou, summer?’

SILENT SPRING: ‘Threatened birds declining due to heavy snowfalls — numbers decline by 80-90%!

No Warming Until 2020? ‘RealClimate.org giving climate skeptics reason to cheer’: ‘Imagine, twenty-two or more years (1998 to ~2020) of no new global temperature record. What would that do to the debate?’

Still another record-low temperature at International Falls

Meteorologist: ‘Deadly and destructive cold…is causing me increasing concern every day’: ‘We’re seeing much colder weather in both hemispheres and its effects on humans and agriculture’

Potato famine disease striking home gardens in U.S. — ‘This year’s cool, wet weather created perfect conditions for the disease’: ‘Late blight has never occurred this early and this widespread in the United States’

Portland Maine has set a record cold temp 4 out of first 8 days in July’

’250 children under the age of 5 died’ due to freezing temps in Peru — ‘Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold’

‘Global sea ice anomaly in June 2009 remained positive. Over the 1979-2009 period, there is zero trend’

Massachusetts reflects on ‘the year without a summer’

Temp of 64 sets chilly record for Long Island…’coldest since records began’

New Zealand: Coldest May on record…”broke records from one end of the country to the other’

Chicago has its coolest July 8 in 118 years

Scripps News cites Climate Depot: ‘The chills of Global Cooling…Mother Nature refuses to cooperate’ with global warming

Climate Depot Factsheet on the ‘Gore Effect’ Phenomenon: ‘Happens when global warming-related event, or appearance by Gore is marked by exceedingly cold weather’

(posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago)

Summer Frost: Prince Edward Island sees record low temps…’Frost has never been reported before in July’

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: FREAK SUMMER STORM DUMPS SNOW ON YONKERS

Canada’s National Post Cites Climate Depot: ‘Earth is no warmer than it was in 1979′

D.C. Temps Plummeted as Soon as House Passed Global Warming Bill–And Left Town

Bitterly cold weather has been gripping Tasmania as temps plummet

Greenland: Ship carrying much needed provisions forced to turn back ‘due to large amounts sea ice’

‘What’s happened to summer?’ ‘Too cool for lemonade, so far’ in West VA

Summer Chill: Ohio swimming pool ‘closed due to cold weather conditions’ for 3 days

Fox News Channel Cites Climate Depot on Temps Dropping Since Gore’s Film Released

Solar Physicist Predicts Ice Age. What happened to global warming?

8 Year Downtrend Continues in Global Temps

Earth’s ‘Fever’ Breaks! Global temperatures ‘have plunged .74°F since Gore released An Inconvenient Truth’: June 2009 saw another drop in global temps

‘Gloomy cold weather’ in Cape Cod causes farmers to lose thousands of dollars as ‘June that felt more like April’

California’s June temps well under average

New York City has ‘coolest June since 1958′

June 2009 saw another drop in the global average temps

Arctic temp above 80N parallel still below freezing – ‘latest date in 50 years of record keeping – trend flat

Chicago shivers: ‘What has happened to summer?’ — Chilliest day since 1930

Scientists Write Open Letter to Congress: ‘You Are Being Deceived About Global Warming’ — ‘Earth has been cooling for ten years’: ‘Present cooling was NOT predicted by the alarmists’ computer models, and has come as an embarrassment to them’

South Africa: Cold a killer for homeless

Early summer chill in Illinois hurts beach attendance

Grasping at Straws: Global warming caused Greenland snow to be a lot thicker than expected?

BBC: Global warming to shrink our brains? Humans’ ‘extraordinarily large brains’ stem from cooler climates

‘Average arctic temp still not above 32F–Latest date in 50 years of record keeping’

‘Antelope numbers are down in South Dakota — harsh winter is to blame’

Another new record low set at Bryce Canyon

New York: ‘In the 25 years we’ve been in business, this is the coldest mid-May frost I ever remember’

Scientists: Mediterranean Sea ‘Not Warming’

Cool weather dampens U.S. June retail sales…’coldest in 27 years’ in Northeast

Eastern Arctic currently experiencing coldest spring in more than 50 years

Arizona has longest stretch of days below 100 degrees since 1913

More Climate Astrology: ‘Mass starvation’ – Global warming ‘WILL make growing seasons shorter, generating lower crop production’

‘Winterkill’: ‘One the snowiest and coldest seasons on record’ in Iowa continues to hang around’: ‘We’re expecting about half the apples we had last year’

June? 70 feet of snow still clogging Montana road…may not open for weeks’

Grasping at Straws: Brutal cold, late start to Spring ‘are part of a bumpy ride toward global warming’

‘Prolonged cold snowy conditions in Hudson Bay area expected to obliterate breeding season for migratory birds and most other species of wildlife this year’

UK Astrophysicist: ‘World cooling has set in and it will stay colder for at least 100 years’

UK climate fear promoter admits to ‘freezing’ in June; concedes he wishes for warmer weather!

Where is global warming? Sen. Schumer demands ‘immediate assistance after unusually low temps destroyed crops’

Finland: Harvesting of strawberry crop to be delayed by cold early summer

Claim: ‘Coldest Weather in 100 Years to Strike by 2012′: ‘New solar period is one of the most amazing events in the history of science’

Cooler Temps Making New Jersey Mosquito Problem Worse

Teacher takes fossil-fueled trip to Greenland facing -28 degrees; reports ‘It was so cold… had to sit there and eat just to keep warm’

New Evidence the Earth Is Cooling

‘Nightly News’: Don’t Let the Mild Weather Fool You, There’s Still Global Warming

Long cold spell is to blame for lack of shellfish

Summer’s coming. Grab a sweater: Many forecasters have one word for this summer: COOL

First Ever Ice Wine in Brazil

New study: Antarctic ice shelves showing no sign of global warming

June Winter Wonderland In New Jersey? – Residents Watch In Amazement As Plows Clear Streets of Hail

‘One of the longest and coldest springs that I can remember’… Cold spring taking toll on Canadian grain farmers

Mid-June in Calif.: Oakland baseball player blames hitting woes on cold weather: ‘I’m waiting for weather to warm up. This is getting ridiculous’

June’s chill in Chicago ‘coldest since records began’

‘It’s cold out here, I’m freezing’…Olympic superstar Phelps has more trouble with cold in Calif. than with competitors

‘Cool, soggy June dampening spirits in Chicago…Little Leaguers all yearn for some warmth’

Cold weather smashes records in Australia

Warming promoters ‘frothing at the mouth in frustration over the growing disbelief’ in climate fears:

Bismarck N. Dakota ties 1877 record low temp

Cold snap forces waitresses in topless Maine coffee shop to cover up with sweat shirts

Report: ‘Solar activity is still falling’

Frost may force Brazil to cut this year’s corn output

Canada’s June frosts the most widespread in recent memory

‘Are we about to start a new Little Ice Age?…If so, we will look back fondly on the time we were all so concerned about global warming’: ‘Global warming is just another term for ‘good weather’

Faith based? Warming activist ponders: ‘I wonder if this snow is the result of global warming?’

Parts of U.S. forecast to have a ‘year without a summer’

Will global cooling be replaced by global warming?

Brrrrr. Too cold for ice cream! Parts of U.S. forecast to have a ‘year without a summer’: Long winter marches into June as unseasonable cold and snow continues

Record-low temp recorded in International Falls

Unseasonably-cool weather slows ice cream sales

Green Bay breaks 1943 cold temperature record

Isn’t this June? Snow sticking around on Pikes Peak…’7 foot snowdrifts’

Below normal temps bring frost damage to Michigan hayfields

Erie, PA: Temperature dips to record low of 40

Winnipeg likely ‘to see a record low maximum temperature’

Parts of Canada forecast to get 4 to 8 inches…’set new record lows’

North Dakota city sees first June snowfall in 60 years

‘Devastating freeze’: Spring frost in Texas killed ’99% of our peach crop this year’

It’s June…so it must be snowing: Great British summer goes from sweltering to shivering in just a week

Schoolchildren rescued from hiking trip as June snow and cold hits California

Geologist: ‘Records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling for first several decades of the 21st century to about 2030′

Meteorologist Counters: ‘Romm’s Fairy Tales’…’ignoring El Nino is in a low solar and cool PDO era’

Global temps plunge further; have dropped .63°F since Gore released ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

DC Climate Conference: More Scientific Dissent – ‘For more than 90% of last two million years, the climate has been colder’

‘Solar activity is not even feeling bottom yet’ – Interplanetary Magnetic Field lowest point since 1913?

‘A very cold and slow-starting spring’: Frost, freeze warnings issued for Minnesota

‘Long, harsh winter’ chills construction sector in Switzerland

Canada: Cool June to frustrate heat freaks…’It’s June and no one’s wearing shorts’

Early summer cold snap hits Germany…bringing chilly polar air

‘Lowest May temperatures ever’ in New Zealand

Parts of Australia had coldest May day on record

‘Large number of eastern red cedar trees died this spring, probably from very cold temps’

Is it June yet? ‘Freeze watch’ issued for many parts of New York

Renowned Arctic Scientist Akasofu says ‘cooler decades ahead’ — Rejects ‘instant climatology’: ‘World temperatures have already stopped rising since 1998, which annoys the IPCC’

Scientist: ‘There is no possible global warming threat for at least next 193 years’ — Predicts possible COOLING

The Sun: ‘Lowest of any solar cycle since 1928′: ‘In our professional careers, we’ve never seen anything quite like it’

Australian scientists declare climate change ‘a natural phenomenon’…warn of ‘severe COOLING’

Brrr…Parts of Canada running 16 degrees F below normal… Arctic ice recovery should continue

‘Extreme cold temperatures cause death of 133 children under the age of five in Peru’

Say what?: ‘Unusual heavy snowfall in the Himalayan range is a direct effect of climate change’

Winnipeg suffers under ‘The Winter That Refused To End’

Scientists claim global warming will cool the Earth!

‘Unseasonable cold’ causes French carrots to make later start

Analysis: The 4 global temperature data sets show no significant measurable rise in global temp since 1997

Paper: ‘Global cooling has arrived. Global warming is dead’

Danish Meteorological Institute records show: No Arctic Warming Since 1958!: ‘Arctic was warmer in the 1940s than now’

US forecaster may cut Atlantic hurricane outlook ‘because sea temperatures are cooling’

Arctic Comedy: Global warming trek ‘makes it less than half way’ to North Pole due to temps dropping below -40C!

Geologist warns of ‘coming ice age’

‘Rare’ Snow in Saudi Arabia in May?

Mud flies: UK’s Monckton Accuses Real Climate’s Schmidt of ‘tampering with my global-temperature graph’

Report: 5 years’ ocean cooling disproves models

Report: ‘Global temperatures have plunged .54°F (.30°C) since Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ was released

‘Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier is advancing at the rate of seven feet per day!’

Report: Since Gore’s film launched in 2005 ‘global cooling has occurred at the equivalent of 11 °F per century’

NOAA predicts ‘new active period of Earth-threatening solar storms will be weakest since 1928 and its peak is still four years away’