Hey, it’s not me calling you stupid (unless you believe in this claptrap as pushed by Warmists)
This is not how it was supposed to happen.
The standard climate change predictions said that people in the tropics and the sub-tropics would be badly hurt by global warming long before the people living in the temperate zones, farther away from the equator, were feeling much pain at all.
That was unfair, because it was the people of the rich countries in the temperate zone—North America, Europe, and Japan, mainly—who industrialised early and started burning large amounts of fossil fuel as long as two centuries ago. That’s how they got rich. Their emissions of carbon dioxide over the years account for 80 percent of the greenhouse gases of human origin that are now in the atmosphere, causing the warming, yet they get hurt least and last.
Well, what did you expect? The gods of climate are almost certainly sky gods, and sky gods are never fair. But they have always liked jokes, especially cruel ones, and they have come up with a great one this time. The people of the temperate zones are going to get hurt early after all, but not by gradual warming. Their weather is just going to get more and more extreme: heat waves, blizzards, and flooding on an unprecedented scale.
Dwyer goes on and on and on and on claiming that it is now those in the 1st World who are being hurt by “abrupt climate change. You want proof of abrupt climate change? Here’s the photo that accompanies that article
That’s right, snow. Of course, Dwyer goes on about the polar amplification and extreme weather and jet stream movement and all the other Warmist anti-science talking points designed to say that cold and snow and ice and every weather event is the fault of people driving fossil fueled vehicles in cold and snow.
Hence the “polar-vortex” winter in North America this year, the record snowfalls in Japan in 2012 and again this winter, the lethal heat waves in the eastern U.S. in 2012—and the floods in Britain this winter.
“They’ve been pummelled by storm after storm this winter [in Britain],” said Francis at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago last week. “It’s been amazing what’s going on, and it’s because the pattern this winter has been stuck in one place ever since early December.” There’s no particular reason to think that it will move on soon, either.
Chicago is closing in on an all-time snow record. One might thing that all the snow and cold would be caused by cold weather. Not in Warmist world, where it’s caused by warmth. Right now Chicago is 38.1 inches above normal for the season, at 62.1 inches, placing it in the top 5. They’d need to hit 89.8 inches to break the record, set in the 1978-79 season. England has suffered through tough winters 5 out of the last 6, being especially cold and snowy.