Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's Snowing Outside - Global Warming Must be a Hoax

Hmm, no, not really:

Here’s the problem – these ‘snowpocalypses’ that have been going through DC and other extreme weather events are precisely what climate scientists have been predicting, fearing and anticipating because of global warming.

Why is that? The thinking that warmer air temperatures on the earth, a higher air temperature, has a greater capacity to hold moisture at any temperature. And then as winter comes in, that warm air cools full of water, and you get heavier precipitation on a more regular basis. In fact, you could argue these storms are not evidence of a lack of global warming, but are evidence of global warming – thus the 26 inches of snowfall in the DC area and the second giant storm this year.

This really shouldn't be surprising to anyone who's honest enough to see what's in front of your eyes.  Greater concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere result in greater quantities of moisture in the air.  This moisture is fuel for storms, summer and winter.  You can observe this by looking out your living room windows.

In Minnesota, this fact is easier to grasp, because our local climate is affected by the cold arctic air to the north, and the warm air to the south.  When that humid moisture from the Gulf Coast collides with the colder Canadian air, you get the storms.  And the greater concentration of moisture in the air means stronger, more ferocious storms, with more precipitation.

In the summer, this means increasingly violent thunderstorms with extremely heavy winds, flash flooding, tornadoes, yadda yadda.  Remember those massive storms that hit Atlanta last September?  That's a perfect illustration.  "Once in a Century" storms are becoming more and more common, as a result of all that warm moisture in the air.

In winter, this climate change will result in stronger and more intense winter storms, and that means snow.  Lots and lots of snow.  It can only snow in relatively warm weather, anyway - between 20F and 30F is the ideal range.  By the time you've reached single digits, it's too cold to snow.  Again, "once in a century" becomes almost routine.

These winter storms across the Mid-Atlantic region of the US don't disprove global warming.  Far from it.  This is precisely the sort of weather climate change theory predicts.  You can predict it yourself if you've been paying close attention.  The human race has been pumping pollution and smog into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, and you knew there would be consequences.  There was always going to be consequences.

Just wait until the water runs out.

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