A Warming World Will Make Winters Worse Or Something

Remember the days when they said global warming was going to be the end of snow, that they’d be so much warmer? Of course you do. Unless you’re a climate cultist, then, you need Reasons to explain just why greenhouse gases are going to make winters worse. And, with what happened in Texas and other parts of the South, you need some good cult dogma, so, here comes yet another “explainer”. Remember when we just got news from the news, along with a very separate opinion section?

Climate change explainer: Earth is warming but winters could get worse – here’s why

Welcome back to the In This Climate Newsletter! I’m Ken. I launched this newsletter to bring climate change to the neighborhood level. How is climate change impacting Michigan right now — and how will it impact Michigan in the future? What can we do about it? (snip)

Today, you’ll hear from one of the country’s top meteorologists – Local 4′s Paul Gross. He has studied weather and climate for decades, and has been reporting on climate change since the early 1990s (before it was on other meteorologist’s radar). He’s our go-to guy to help understand the science behind the weather. Paul is one of only six meteorologists in the world ever to be named an AMS Fellow, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and Certified Consulting Meteorologist, and is recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in explaining the scientific truth about global warming without any political bias.

After the winter chaos across the south, specifically Texas, last week, I asked Paul to help us understand — if the Earth is warming up, why are winters getting more dangerous?

The science is settled on one aspect of climate change: humans have changed the composition of our planet’s atmosphere, and those changes have initiated an unusual warming of Earth’s climate. How that warming affects the actual weather you and I experience is becoming apparent, although finer details obviously are yet to be determined. But is global warming changing our winters? The answer is rather intriguing!

If the science is so settled then why the majority of Warmists fail to change their own lives to match their beliefs? Why is it that the vast majority of the policies be about taxation and taking away people’s liberty, freedom, and choice, and handing it to government?

Another impact of warmer winters is on snow. I suppose it’s obvious to state that we tend to get less snow and more rain and ice in a warmer winter…that’s not good if you’re a winter enthusiast and love hitting the slopes, doing some sledding, or just getting out and building a good ‘ol snowman. However, the warming climate is causing more and more ocean water to evaporate into the atmosphere, and that moisture is what winter storms use to generate snow.

The result? Snowstorms are dropping more snow! So, in those winters where the storm track is close to us, we are getting more snow than we used to. In fact, five of Detroit’s top-ten snowiest winters have occurred since 2004 and, not only have six of Detroit’s top-ten snowiest Februaries occurred since 2008, our current month of February is very close to cracking the top ten!

So, does this mean that snow doesn’t fall when it gets very cold? That the last ice age was due to being too hot? Cult. Anyhow, you’re welcome to read the rest of the talking points from the Cult of Climastrology if you want, nothing really different.

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18 Responses to “A Warming World Will Make Winters Worse Or Something”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Until the, um, top meteorologist can tell us exactly what caused Minoan/Roman/Medieval warm periods, Dark Ages/LIA cooling, early 20th cent. warming, & mid-20th century cooling, one should refuse to believe he understands natural variability enough to rule it out as the #1 post-1970s warming cause.

    But that would be silly right? https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif

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  2. Hairy says:

    Puppy killer have you tried to use google?
    The Minoan warm period which was about 0.04C warmer was probably caused by increased solar it was about 0.4C cooler than in 2000
    The Roman warming was regional and probably caused by changes in air currents the Medueval warming was caused by an increase in solar irradiance and a decrease in volcanic activity
    We have had very accurate data on solar irradiance for the last 50 years, it shows a slight decrease but of course the planet is warming at a high rate
    Especially in the last 50 years

    • drowningpuppies says:

      was probably caused by… https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

      Then again maybe not exactly, right?
      Or maybe caused by something else probably?

      Nice try Johnnie.

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    • Jl says:

      As shown before, John, the rate is no different than earlier times. You know you saw the post, so please don’t ignore it.

    • Dana says:

      The Hirsute One wrote:

      The Minoan warm period which was about 0.04C warmer

      And how do we know that a time 3500 years ago received a solar bump that increased temperatures less than one Fahrenheit degree?

      I understand: some scientists have said it was so, but we have no actual records, and are making guesstimations inferred from plant growth cycles and the like.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Then do we know anything? How do you know that CO2 levels were much higher in the past? How do we know that there was once pangaea?

        • drowningpuppies says:

          We do know that you pretty much don’t know anything but bitching, Rimjob.

          You prove it with every bitchy comment. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

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  3. david7134 says:

    John or Jeff,
    A question. The atmosphere of Mars is 90 CO2, yet surface temp is 80 below. According to your hypothesis the temp should be much higher due to the greenhouse gas. I know Mars is further from the sun. But still CO2 is so powerful even in trace amounts there must be an issue.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      As you accurately point out, Mars is farther from the Sun, so receives less solar energy (44% of Earth’s). And although Mars’ thin atmosphere is 95% CO2, the atmosphere of Mars is only about 1% as dense as Earth’s, and 95% of very little is still very little. The gravity of Mars is only about 1/3 that of Earth, resulting in the thinner atmosphere. Finally, Mars has little other greenhouse gases, e.g., water vapor.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        But we do know that Rimjob can copy%paste without attribution.

        He’s good at that but he’s not very smart. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

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  4. david7134 says:

    Sorry, that is a ridiculous excuse. Fact is a trace gas does nothing. But good bullshit response.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      Sorry you’re so ignorant.

      Why is the Earth warming now? Magic? Gods?

      Keep On Suckin’!

  5. Kye says:

    “Why is the Earth warming now? Magic? Gods?”

    Try Nature. The earth warms, the earth cools. With or without humans. For billions of years. It’s not magic Elwood, that would be Man made global warming.

    Why are you leftists constantly at war with nature? You refuse to understand how the earth can change without some magic from mankind. Or how different races can have different attributes. Or that a fetus is really a human being at a certain stage of development no different than a tot or a teen. Or that males cannot become females any more than they can become Swans. Or that there are two sexes in the human species not ten, not fifty. You guys seem to have problems accepting there are things you can’t control in nature and that’s just tuff shit.

    The Left is Dungeon’s and Dragons for mentally unstable, upper-middle-class white people.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      So leftists are at war with nature? The right considers our only Earth a magical cornucopia.

      So you believe nearly 8 BILLION humans can have no impact on the environment?

      Atmospheric CO2 is higher now than at any time in the last million years. Why? Simply, humans burning fossil fuels. CO2 absorbs infrared radiation as it leaves the Earth on its way to space. This is causing the Earth’s surface to warm. No magic, no divine intervention, just scientific principles understood for over a century.

      • Jl says:

        “Atmospheric CO2 higher than anytime in the last million years..”. And that’s a good thing. https://twitter.com/stormsignalsa/status/1360664683443847171?s=21

      • Kye says:

        First off Elwood, atmospheric CO2 is not higher “than at any time in the last million years”. Not only is that claim unprovable it’s also unbelievable and irrational.

        Secondly, : “So leftists are at war with nature? The right considers our only Earth a magical cornucopia.”

        I documented exactly how the left is at war with nature. Do you refute any of the ideology I listed? The right considers “our only Earth” (whatever that is supposed to infer) a natural and scientific marvel which changes constantly with or without human intervention. Sadly what you described is magic because they are not scientific principles at all. They are theories. Period.

        What you and your fellow travelling science deniers want to do is destroy the economies of “our only Earth” chasing a theory which (like most theories in science) will change over and over as time goes on. What makes you believe that fifty or a hundred years from now we will not have stumbled upon a completely clean means of energy (cold fusion?) that will make your argument moot but only after you’ve destroyed the economies of “our only Earth”?

        Elwood, you and your ilk have destroyed any validity your belief in man made global warming may have ever had by constantly having wrong predictions and by changing the name to avoid the “inconvenient truth” that the entire grift is full of shit. You have politicized science to the point where no one believes you any more except the loonies on your left. Just as you destroyed America with fraudulent elections and then refusing to fix the fraud, so have you ruined science by refusing to open your mind to any possibilities which don’t fit leftist anti-capitalist philosophy.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          If it’s unprovable how do you know it’s wrong.

          Deniers pick and choose. They “know” all about the climate on Mars and the CO2 there, but don’t believe it about Earth!

          How do you then know the Earth warms and cools?

          You don’t believe either contemporaneous temperature and CO2 measures but you’re convinced that past warm periods PRECEDED rises in CO2. Why do you believe those data but not today’s??

          If you really believe the election was stolen you’re really mentally ill.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            String together some non sequiturs with a few rhetorical questions along with an insult and we have another typical Rimjob retort.

            Not very smart that boy. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif
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