Western Snowpack Refuses To Cooperate With Warmist Prognostication, But It Will Soon Or Something

And this still doesn’t prove that mankind is mostly/solely responsible, either

Snowpack In The West Has Resisted Climate Change But That Won’t Last Forever

For the last 35 years, the snowpack in the West’s mountains has resisted the impacts of global warming. But that could soon change, according to a new study out of Oregon State University.

The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, found that although climate change should have caused a steep decrease in snowpack, naturally occurring, decades-long weather variations shielded the Cascades, Sierras and Rockies from some of the effects. Although snow stations have recorded some decline, it hasn’t been statistically significant. But according to the study, without this natural weather variation, snowpack in Oregon could have declined between 18 percent and 54 percent over the last 35 years.

The West has a wet season and a dry season and relies on wintertime snowpack for summertime water, so this could have drastic impacts on the region. Nick Siler, a climate scientist at Oregon State University and an author on the study, says that Oregon could be hit particularly hard when this trend reverses because it tends to snow in Oregon when temperatures are close to freezing, not far below freezing. It wouldn’t take much warming to tip that snow to rain. (snip to end)

“I don’t want to give the impression that we’re predicting an immediate shift into a regime where snowpack is going to become quite scarce. But my strong feeling is that in the last 35 years, the trends that we’ve seen are not a good predictor of the trends we’re likely to see over the next 35,” says Siler. “When exactly these significant declines will appear is impossible to say.”

So, this is looking in a crystal ball, ie, Warmist computer programs, and making a prediction that is in contradiction to what has been observed for 35 years. Which dovetails into another of all things Warmist


A new study offers another promising approach, which takes advantage of our desire for internal consistency. It finds that “conservative participants who first acknowledge several general contributions of science subsequently report significantly stronger beliefs in climate science.”

This suggests that having people first recognize the value and importance of science in general makes it harder for them to subsequently dismiss one branch of scientific research.

You get the gist of where they’re going, so, first off, they’ve been running these types of things for well over a decade, once they realized that people were no longer buying what they were selling, that people were opting out of Cult of Climastrology belief. Second, they so often avoid the central question of causation, and reading further in the article, it again avoids it. Hey, I believe in climate change, I just do not believe that mankind is mostly/solely responsible for it.

Second, the science itself doesn’t prove that mankind is mostly/solely responsible for it, and studies like the snowpack one do not help prove it. It’s based on something that hasn’t been observed and future-based fear mongering. And, again, even if it does start happening, that doesn’t prove anthropogenic causation. What the members of the CoC do is simply assume anthropogenic causation without science.

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2 Responses to “Western Snowpack Refuses To Cooperate With Warmist Prognostication, But It Will Soon Or Something”

  1. Professor hale says:

    Snake oil salesmen have long used sciency sounding stuff to dress up their claims. And I’m not just talking about 100 years ago. Just listen to the commercials for any kind of dietary supplement. They are ALL scams with pseudo-science claims to make them sound legit. It’s not really a “Study” to just repeat what is already public knowledge about how “marketing” works.

  2. StillAlive says:

    The sheer lunacy of the left and their AGW destroy the worlds energy so we can all die off and there will only be conservatives left.

    Because liberals are too stupid to actually own a gun, go hunting or live in a world in which they do not have their IPHONE constantly in their faces or recording some egregious deed of a dog catcher driving around the neighborhood looking for a stray dog.

    One has to appreciate the sheer stupidity of the left. They want to destroy fossil fuels and replace it with something that doesn’t work. I wonder how that would work out for them if they replaced their Iphones and Galaxy phones with the old walkie talkie looking devices that couldn’t connect to the internet??

    Right we all know they would go ape-shit insane and lose their collective minds, come to a frothing standstill while calling 911 to rectify the situation.

    the problem is with their plans their will be no 911 and there will be no internet and their will be no Iphones. There will only be starvation and blackouts and poverty and the first to die are the hundreds of millions living in huge cities stroking each other’s ego’s while they have no idea how to hunt, fish or survive in a world gone dark.

    I like their plan. perhaps we should let them have their way. Let them destroy the planet starting of course with the USA first.

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