Blizzard blamed on ‘global warming’ – Bill McKibben: Blizzards are ‘Climate change at work’ – NY Gov.: ‘Part of the changing climate’


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 26, 2015 12:55 PM with 19 comments

Climate activist Bill McKibben, who was key organizer of the NYC climate march in September 2014,  wasted no time in blaming the massive blizzard bearing down on the Northeast on ‘global warming.’ McKibben tweeted on Monday:

McKibben: ‘5 0f 10 worst blizzards in NYC in last ten years, 0.2% chance that’s chance. Climate change at work’

Not to be outdone, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined in:

New York governor says massive storms are ‘part of the changing climate’: Andrew Cuomo says frequency of extreme weather, such as hurricane Sandy and current blizzard sweeping across north-east, ‘is a pattern never seen before’

Scientists were not impressed. Prof. Roger Pielke Jr., an extreme weather expert, mocked Cuomo’s claim. “Uh-huh, sure there is,” Pielke Jr. tweeted in response to Cuomo’s claims.

Also wading into the blizzard and ‘climate change’ connection is Bill Nye, the Science Guy.” See: WATCH: BILL NYE ON MSNBC: BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BLIZZARD – NYE: ‘I just want to introduce the idea that this storm is connected to climate change.’ & Bill Nye on MSNBC Hits ‘Unglued’ Viewers Who Object to Blaming Blizzard on Climate Change

UN IPCC Lead Author Michael Oppenheimer was also very clear in his predictions:  See: NYT in 2000 quoted ‘Oppenheimer on the pathetic spectacle of the unused sled in his stairwell, symbol of a warming world: ‘I bought a sled in ’96 for my daughter,’ said Oppenheimer, a scientist at the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. ‘It’s been sitting in the stairwell, and hasn’t been used. I used to go sledding all the time. It’s one of my most vivid and pleasant memories as a kid, hauling the sled out to Cunningham Park in Queens.’

2014: Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974 – Special Report

2013: Climate Astrology: Blizzard blamed on global warming?! Is there any weather event that is inconsistent with global warming? — Climate Depot Round up – ‘No matter what the weather is like, it always turns out to be exactly the kind of weather we should expect if human activity were causing global temps to rise’

2013: Round Up: Meteorologists Slaps Down latest warmist claim of ‘Less snow = more blizzards’ — AP’s Seth Borenstein rebutted – Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue mocks: ‘Hint, if your theory or hypothesis involves contradictions, may be time to admit your original knowledge of subject was inadequate’

2013: Meteorologist Slaps Down latest warmist claim of ‘Less snow = more blizzards’ — ‘Whac-a-moling Seth Borenstein at AP over his erroneous extreme weather claims’ – By Dr. Richard Keen, Meteorologist Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder

Gore now claims ‘increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with… man-made global warming’

The New York Times on December 27, 2012, featured an OpEd with the headline : Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming

Watch Now: Flashback: Climate Depot’s Morano on Fox News Mocking ‘Climate Astrology’: ‘This is now akin to the predictions of Nostradamus or the Mayan calendar’ — Morano: ‘There is no way anyone can falsify the global warming theory now because any weather event that happens ‘proves’ their case…Man-made global warming has ceased to be a science, it is now the level of your daily horoscope’ — Gore [in 2006 film] did not warn us of extreme blizzards and record cold winters coming’

2010: New peer reviewed paper refutes claims of blizzards of last winter being driven by ‘global warming’

2010: Gore’s Back: ‘We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change’ — Claims global warming ‘causing heavier downfalls of both rain and snow’ (Why didn’t Gore warn of blizzards in his film?)

Flashback 2014 New York Times: ‘The End of Snow?’

Time Mag.: ‘D.C. Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse’

Flashback: ‘Climate Astrology’: Physicist: ‘Whether the ice caps melt, or expand — whatever happens — the AGW theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology’

Flashback 2000 New York Times: ‘Sledding and snowball fights are as out-of-date as hoop-rolling’ – Blame lack of snow on ‘global warming’ – NYT 2000: ‘Years of mild, rainy winters seem to be making New Yorkers hungry for the freezing winds and snow..’ – NYT in 2000: ‘But it does not take a scientist to size up the effects of snowless winters on the children too young to remember the record-setting blizzards of 1996. For them, the pleasures of sledding and snowball fights are as out-of-date as hoop-rolling, and the delight of a snow day off from school is unknown.’

Time Magazine Goes Both Ways On The Polar Vortex: ‘In 1974, Time Mag blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling’ — In 2014: ‘Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming’ (Via Real Science)

U.S. News: ‘Is Climate Change Causing the ‘Polar Vortex’? Article rebuts: Claim ‘appears unsupported by the observations’

Wash Post Throws Cold Water on Idea that Global Warming Is Causing Record Cold: ‘It’s still heavily debated…Elizabeth Barnes of Colorado State disputed the link’ – ‘The UN IPCC in 2007 predicted that there was ‘likely to be a decline in the frequency of cold air outbreaks… in [N. Hemisphere] winter in most areas.’

Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue rejects claim that global warming is causing record cold: ‘This polar vortex episode is the global warming media’s most recent ‘Snapchat’ message: after a few seconds, explanation just dissolves’

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer refutes claims that global warming is causing record cold: ‘Polar vortices have been around forever. They have almost nothing to do with more CO2 in the atmosphere’

Climatologist Cliff Harris: ‘The claims that greenhouse warming causes more cold waves like we have seen this week really seems to be without any basis in observational evidence or in theory. The media needs to stop pushing this unsupported argument’


  • Bjorn Thompson

    Climate Change might not be a hoax but global warming sure as hell is.

  • derfelcadarn

    If this were happening in August they might have a story but in North America in January/February it snows.Duh !

  • Zippit

    I’m 56 years young and from the time I was a little kid, the weather was always an interesting topic because of how weird it could be, and nothing has changed. There are hundreds of variables that give us thousands of outcomes. Wait long enough and it will happen. Mankind has no impact. Zip.

    • markkozikowski

      20 binary variables give over 1 million combinations. Imagine the number of combinations you get with weather variables.

  • allencic

    If you want solid scientific information about climate change and blizzards aren’t the first people you think of are McKibben (English major from Harvard) or maybe Chris Mooney (English major from Yale). If you look at those who push AGW hardest they’re almost always liberal arts scientific imbeciles.

  • Sam Pyeatte

    I am curious, what type weather would be considered evidence of global cooling? Something happened in the lead up and entry into the ice ages…what was it?

  • James Atkinson

    Bill has always followed in the footsteps of his daddy, always wanting to be the rebel, never being dark skinned enough or under privileged enough to be a victim but always wanting to be of the victim class. So Billy made himself a victim as a homeless advocate……That’s It! They are victims, I am their advocate so I am a victim too because I am their voice. Look at all his books, every book he has written is an “I am a victim with them” book, unless you agree with his disturbed outlook on life. He does not suffer though, he has the hand behind the curtain feeding his lifestyle, liberal cry-hard and idiots that buy his trash output as gospel and verse to serve earth repentance. He may not be with the 1%, but he is well within the top 5%, don’t kid yourself. Bill is a self deluded victim that will righteously deny the hungry, dung burning water starved tribes and clans in Africa for the sake of mother earth and NEVER take on their mantel of poverty and lifestyle. WHY? Well because He is one of the few smart one who can save them with solar so HE MUST BE THE VOICE. He shops at stores to meet all he needs, drives cars, sails in big boats with the wealthy patrons who fund his clap trap, flies on jets and lectures us and the western world on our lack of victimhood and how the plight of those in dire need are our fault. Bill, never having worked to produce anything that has been of any benefit or value to those in real need sucks us dry of our vitality and pisses on the poor with unwelcome words that are not the worth of a cup of rice to those who suffer because of his righteousness! Bill?…He does not think of the words he speaks, he repeats the words of Gore, Hanson, Mann, Schmitt and other papered fools and liars who pay his bills and give him his words, his food and his fossil fueled life style. He is a lost shell of a man-child stuck in his assumed victimhood for his own sake and no other.
    Bill, give up your current lifestyle, give away your car and house and take on the burlap and ashes. Bill go forth to a third world county of your choice and cook over a dung pile with your wife and child in a stick hut for 5 years. When you have survived that and have accomplished something to get YOUR victims in Africa out of their life happen stance, then YOU can come talk to us about mother earth and green hope! Otherwise shut the heck up and quit lying to your church of fools and start sending your(?) money to feed and fuel these victims of your cult.
    Jim Atkinson

  • So

    What a difference a day makes!
    Well, for those that missed the big CAGW-induced NE blizzard, don’t feel bad….so did the rest of us. The ‘historic’ blizzard fizzled. Another failed model?
    Regardless, with the predicted CAGW-blamed blizzard failing to materialize, I assume we ALL now can state unequivocally that global warming is over.

    • LINER011

      Too bad for DeBlasio and Coumo. They really wanted a big headline storm so it could be tied to Global Warming.
      Their Lefty minions are so vulnerable to Gruber type tactics.
      Warm causes cold; I guess you can fool some of the people all of the time.

      • PsykoKlown

        Don’t worry, they’ll just spin it so that climate change is what caused it not to happen. And the pea brained minions will eat it up like snow cones.

  • Will Tolen

    basically, any weather that happens or does not happen is “proof” of global warming for the alarmists. in 2005 when florida had an over active hurricane season, it was blamed on warming ocean temps, and the “experts” said it would get worse and worse every year, remember??? in the beginning of hurricane season the “experts” predict 14 storms, and in recent years there has been few or ZERO. florida has not had a hurricane in over 9 years, does anyone of these phony “experts” have an explanation for this, or do they simply ignore it?? this g.w. is the biggest farce in the history of mankind, and that’s saying something considering all the madness that has taken place in human history.

  • ScienceABC123

    Would one of you Climate Scientists please identify, specifically, what observable conditions would falsify AGW? Seriously, I want to know.

  • jhsif

    IF the PLANET is getting HOTTER then ILLEGALIZE thick warm coats for ALL global Waring believers! Once they have all died of frostbite HOORAY!

  • markkozikowski

    It is interesting to note that almost all of the snow minimums occur at or around (+2 years) a solar maximum.

  • Big Leo

    If you have a theory that makes predictions that never come true and needs a careful ‘adjustment’ of the raw data to make your case, that isn’t science. It’s conjecture. The language of the True Believers in AGW is not scientific, but religious– the Deniers should be thrown out of the scientific world, shunned, and demonized. Those who disagree are stupid and evil. That’s not how real science is done.What is particularly dishonest is that they measure the warming period from the end of the Little Ice Age, which means we are in a warming trend for the last two hundred years, which they blame on the Industrial revolution. It has been much warmer and much colder in human history. No one has proven that we have any significant effect on the world climate.

    Of COURSE there is climate change. There always has been. What is arrogant beyond all belief is the idea that we control the climate, or could control the climate if only we were willing to cripple our economy and put all economic decisions in the hands of the Good and Wise people who know better than we do. Nonsense. Climate is not stable, and we cannot call this last century normal and claim that we can somehow ‘stabilize’ it by controlling tiny changes in a perfectly harmless glass necessary for life on earth.

    Tell you what. When any of the predictions of twenty years ago come true, which they haven’t, get back to me on the AGW thing. Until then, it’s a scientific fad with those who have a financial stake in continuing the idea on one side and those who do not on the other..

  • midpath

    Uhuh and producing trillions of tonnes of CO2 ir absorbing has to be a variable with huge impact. Only the most unread ignorant can’t recognize that…

    • gc83

      Then follow eugenicist Bill Gates mandate and reduce your carbon footprint to zero. No farts and no breathing. Sound scientific enough?

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