By JR on Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Recent N. American blizzards a sign of global warming! The writer below fails to note that they are having unusually warm weather in England at the moment -- so there is nothing global involved. He is not a total nit however. Unlikle many Warmists he has picked up: "Dr. Richard Miller still doesn’t support human activity as the cause"
There’s frost on the pumpkin and then there’s snow, which was all over pumpkins in the Northeast because of a blizzard that didn’t wait even for November. Nearly one million people in Connecticut alone were without power.
Coincidentally, last week a former global warming skeptic announced that he had become a believer.
He changed his mind because of research he had begun last year that he thought would enable him to challenge data that climatic scientists have cited to prove the Earth is getting warmer because of human activity.
But instead of discovering that the Earth is not getting warmer, the scientist confirmed that it is. Dr. Richard Miller still doesn’t support human activity as the cause, but he agrees that warming is happening.
One sign of that warming is freakish weather, and the weekend storm certainly qualifies. Connecticut hadn’t had an October snow like this since 1804, and that was caused by a hurricane. It’s the sort of freakish weather that is happening more often.
There’s a good debate to be had about the long-term effects of global warming. Climate scientists disagree on the severity and the timetable. All say, however, that the impacts eventually will be serious unless we stop pumping so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
We believe that the weekend blizzard shows again the effects of global warming.