Extreme Weather Was A Raging, Howling Signal Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

The Washington Post “science” section has become a hotbed of opinion

Extreme weather in 2018 was a raging, howling signal of climate change

Just off the top of his head, climate scientist Kevin Trenberth can recount many of the weather disasters that hit the planet in 2018. Record rainfall and flooding in Japan, followed by a heat wave that sent tens of thousands of people to the hospital. Astonishing temperature records set across the planet, including sweltering weather above the Arctic Circle. Historic, lethal wildfires in Greece, Sweden and California, terrible flooding in India, a super typhoon with 165-mph winds in the Philippines, and two record-setting hurricanes that slammed the Southeast United States.

“Climate change is adding to what’s going on naturally, and it’s that extra stress that causes things to break,” said Trenberth, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. “It takes the experience well outside anything that’s been experienced before. It crosses thresholds. As a result, things break, people die, and things burn.”

Blah blah blah. The opinion piece mentions lots of weather events, things that have always happened, and provides zero proof for the assertion that this has anything to do with the actions of Mankind. This is activist journalism.

Not to be outdone, David Leonhardt writes in the actual NY Times opinion section

The Story of 2018 Was Climate Change

Our best hope may be the weather.

For a long time, many people thought that it was a mistake to use the weather as evidence of climate change. Weather patterns contain a lot of randomness. Even as the earth warms and extreme weather becomes more common, some years are colder and calmer than others. If you argue that climate change is causing some weather trend, a climate denier may respond by making grand claims about a recent snowfall.

And yet the weather still has one big advantage over every other argument about the urgency of climate change: We experience the weather. We see it and feel it.

It is not a complex data series in an academic study or government report. It’s not a measurement of sea level or ice depth in a place you’ve never been. It’s right in front of you. And although weather patterns do have a lot of randomness, they are indeed changing. That’s the thing about climate change: It changes the climate.

I wanted to write my last column of 2018 about the climate as a kind of plea: Amid everything else going on, don’t lose sight of the most important story of the year.

Remember when they said weather was not climate? Surprise!

Yet, people still do not care enough to actually Do Something in their own lives. When with the WP and NYT stop using fossil fuels and go carbon neutral?

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4 Responses to “Extreme Weather Was A Raging, Howling Signal Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    It was 69º F down on the farm today, on New Year’s Eve, and I’m supposed to be opposed to global warming climate change?

  2. Jl says:

    More of “extreme weather is proof that CO2 causes extreme weather”.

  3. StillAlive says:

    NASA have announced that the Earth may be about to experience a pole shift, leaving it unable to defend itself against solar radiation for up to 200 years, which would have devastating consequences for humans.

    Express.co.uk reports:

    Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet’s magnetic field, an event that has happened before and has been attributed to wiping out the Neanderthal species.

    Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN principal investigator at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said when the switch does take place, the Earth’s magnetic field which prevents the Sun’s dangerous radiation getting through, would be neutralised for around 200 years.

    I do not post from unreputable sources.

    The rapid shifting of the pole’s position has prompted some experts to speculate that the Earth’s entire magnetic field may be preparing to “flip,” whereby all compasses invert and point south instead of north. It may sound radical, but in geological time, pole reversals are relatively common. Though they typically occur once every 400,000 years or so, it’s been 780,000 years since the last flip.

    Almost every researcher concludes that the rapid shifting of the poles )The thing that really makes the pole’s current movement so unusual, however, is the speed that it is shifting. In the last decade alone, movement has increased by a third, throwing off compasses by roughly 1 degree every five years.) is the major cause of the extreme climate we are experiencing. Not AGW.

    But the ignorant and those paid by governments to cook the books keep deluging us with stupidity and continuing to remove our focus on the real problems with the weather, and the future.

  4. StillAlive says:

    GRAND SOLAR MINIMUM.

    Source NASA SCIENCE.

    Normally Earth’s upper atmosphere is heated and puffed up by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Satellites in low Earth orbit experience friction as they skim through the outskirts of our atmosphere.

    But during solar minimum, this natural heating mechanism subsides. Earth’s upper atmosphere cools and, to some degree, can collapse. Without a normal amount of drag, space junk tends to hang around.

    General information. The earth is entering sunspot cycle 25. Every sunspot cycle preceeding it has been weaker.

    Zharkova was one of the few that correctly predicted solar cycle 24 would be weaker than cycle 23 — only 2 out of 150 models predicted this.

    Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and her findings suggest a Super Grand Solar Minimum is on the cards beginning 2020 and running for 350-400 years.

    The last time we had a little ice age only two magnetic fields of the sun went out of phase.

    This time, all four magnetic fields are going out of phase.

    She was immediately smeared, discredited and shamed by the science community which makes their money spouting AGW. This is sad when no one can publish any information even though hers has been easily verified by simply looking at the sun, still her theory is being largely discredited.

    US WINTER WHEAT QUALITY DECLINES PLUS PLANTINGS FALL BEHIND ESTIMATES Of course its Weather Change and totally and one hundred percent due to an extra 100 molecules of co2 in the atmosphere.

    I only continue people to prepare. The biggest danger is going to be food shortages and might want to stock up on sun screen. As the upper atmosphere as seen above and referenced by NASA changes with the declining heat from the sun the Jet STreams change pulling polar vortexs farther south into the northern latitudes which is where the mini ice age will hit. The mid latitudes and the southern latitudes will remain largely unchanged although most predict they will cool somewhat and with the cooling of the planet the oceans will release their heat which will eject massive amounts of water vapor into the atmosphere causing lots and lots and lots and lots of snow.

    Be prepared.

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