The “Warming Hole” In The South Is ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

And the cold weather means people aren’t going to Believe in anthropogenic climate change atmosphere cancer

Snow-covered beaches? Chilly iguanas? They are part of a mysterious ‘hole’ in global warming

Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud.

But according to a scientific study published this month, the Southeast’s colder winter weather is part of an isolated trend, linked to a more wavy pattern in the jet stream that crosses North America. That dipping jet stream allows artic air to plunge into the Southeast. Scientists call this colder weather a “hole” in overall global warming, or a “warming hole.”

“What we are looking at is an anomaly,” said Jonathan M. Winter, an assistant professor of geography at Dartmouth College and the principle investigator in the study. “The Southeast is the exception to the rule.”

Winter and lead author Trevor F. Partridge, a Dartmouth graduate student, say this year’s extreme cold in Southeast could be a product of the warming hole. “It is the same mechanism that causes this bitterly cold air to come down,” said Winter.

What the study does is blame Mankind’s use of fossil fuels and CO2 output for the cold weather dipping down, which apparently started in the 1950’s, when we actually were seeing a cooling pattern, and CO2 was below the “safe” 350ppm

The Southeast’s warming hole has been studied many times before, but the Dartmouth study in Geophysical Research Letters nails down some of its key features. The study concludes the trend started in the late 1950s, and is concentrated in six states — Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Nearby states are also affected, such as east Texas, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.

And what does this cause?

Either because of coincidence or cooler climes, residents of these states tend to be relatively doubtful that global warming is happening and is largely caused by human activities, according to surveys compiled by Yale and George Mason universities.

It’s rather shocking that cold weather would make people think that anthropogenic climate change is a bunch of mule fritters, eh? The Cult of Climastrology just keeps trotting these types of studies out, when, if they really want to convince us Skeptics, they should practice what they preach in their own lives. They won’t, though.

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7 Responses to “The “Warming Hole” In The South Is ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Oldav8r says:

    “…they should practice what they preach in their own lives.” Sure, but I would be a good deal less skeptical if someone could point out one, ONE, climate study that wasn’t tainted by manipulated or cherry picked data.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Overwhelming evidence supports that the Earth is warming from CO2 we’re adding to the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. This overall warming is causing unusual patterns in regional climates as well. But you know all this already.

    TEACH: Do you really believe that climate scientists are forging the temperature data?

    It was in the 80s in St. Louis yesterday, breaking the previous record. In February, no less.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Notice that the ignorant angry little black boy provides no citations of the overwhelming evidence of warming caused by CO2.

      Wonder why?

  3. Jl says:

    Yes, when scientists have overwhelming evidence temperature “adjustments” are always needed…….said no one

    • Zachriel says:

      Jl: when scientists have overwhelming evidence temperature “adjustments” are always needed

      Actually, independent analysis of the unadjusted data reveals the same warming trend. See Rohde et al., A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature Spanning 1753 to 2011, Geoinformatics & Geostatistics 2013

      • david7134 says:

        No Z, you are wrong in linking CO2 to anything.

        • Zachriel says:

          david7134: you are wrong in linking CO2 to anything.

          We didn’t mention CO2. We were responding to Jl’s comment concerning the warming trend.

          However, the warming trend clearly fits predictions of greenhouse warming.

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