Saturday, March 20, 2010

It's snowing on the first day of Spring in Fort Worth, TX

It's March 20th, the first day of Spring, and on the boundary line between Fort Worth and Burleson TX, we're seeing tiny little snow flurries.   

This, of course, is a sign of Global ____________. 

8 comments:

Dr Ralph said...

When I was in first grade (you were still in diapers) my fellow Greenbriar Elementary School inmates and I watched in wonder as it snowed one day in April.

Snowing in March? Meh...

Typical Texas weather. If you'd been born here you'd know that.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Doctor,
My only concern is what it signifies. What does it all mean? If used to be that changes in typical weather meant something.
Does it still hold true?
Just wondering....

P.S. - I still wear diapers. Less downtime that way.

Dr Ralph said...

This *is* typical Texas weather.

And my children are convinced I'll be wearing diapers again before long.

Cedric Katesby said...

This year above-normal temperatures were recorded in most parts of the continents. Only North America (United States and Canada) experienced conditions that were cooler than average. Given the current figures, large parts of southern Asia and central Africa are likely to have the warmest year on record.
World Meteorological Organization

March 16, 2010
Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the sixth warmest February ever recorded. Additionally, the December 2009 – February 2010 period was the fifth warmest on record averaged for any similar three-month Northern Hemisphere winter-Southern Hemisphere summer season, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.

Based on records going back to 1880, the monthly NCDC analysis is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to businesses, communities and governments so they may make informed decisions to safeguard their social and economic well-being.

Separately, the average global ocean surface temperature for both February and the December-February season was second warmest on record, behind 1998. The global land surface temperature for February 2010 tied with 1992 as the 14th warmest on record, while December-February period was the 13th warmest on record.

Link ot NOAA.


NASA reaches out to a terminally confused public.

Finally, in desperate need of some comic relief on the subject, we turn to Rachel Maddow. (Warning: Contains basketball clips, Science and Sarcasm)

Harper said...

Isn't Cedric the one who is always demanding that we get our science from real scientists, or something along those lines?

Rachel Maddow has a doctorate in POLITICAL SCIENCE. Hint: that type of "science" has nothing to do with the weather.

Bill Nye the Science Guy, her "expert" in the clip has a BS in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING and, in his official bio, calls himself a 'comedian'. Interestingly, he does make the point that 'climate change' was first called 'global warming'. Maddow skips over that observation to continue hurling insults at those who do believe that CHANGE is occurring, but refuse to believe that it is a natural and long-term cycle of temperature fluctuations - and that record breaking snow amounts and the frequency of snow storms contradict what the warmistas preached would be our inconvenient future.

Her comparisons are idiotic, BTW. The existence of a tadpole doesn't disprove the existence of a frog? Huh?

It was Gore et al that touted the "warming" piece of the scenario. "Change" we can believe in (couldn't resist the pun), but "warming" we don't buy.

Cedric Katesby said...

Isn't Cedric the one who is always demanding that we get our science from real scientists...

Yep.
That's the reason why I linked to the WMO, NOAA and NASA.
Try it some time.

Rachel Maddow was thrown in for comic relief.
That's why I said "comic relief" when I gave her link.

Interestingly, he does make the point that 'climate change' was first called 'global warming'

Both terms are valid.
They just happen to mean different things.
Just ask NASA.

...record breaking snow amounts and the frequency of snow storms contradict what the warmistas preached would be our inconvenient future.

Look beyond your own borders.
The are other countries apart from your own.
It was rather hot in most other parts of the world.

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

Cedric did get his information from VERY scientific real scientists! Super scientists from the United Nations. Let's see... where did they get their information. OK. Let's check:

From the World Meteorological Organization's press clip he cites:
"This press release was issued in collaboration with the Hadley Centre of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office; the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; oops. Stop."

Seems both the UN AND University of East Anglia have been lest than ... balanced and scientific at times.

Note to Cedric: I'm throwing this grenade and running away.

Cedric Katesby said...

From the World Meteorological Organization's press clip he cites:
"This press release was issued in collaboration with the Hadley Centre of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office; the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; oops. Stop."


No.
Don't stop.
Keep reading. There's a lot more.
There's a lot, lot more.

This press release was issued in collaboration with the Hadley Centre of the United Kingdom Meteorological Office; the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; the National Climatic Data Center, National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service, and the National Weather Service under NOAA; and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the United States. Other contributors are the NMHSs of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD, Niamey), the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN, Guayaquil, Ecuador), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC, Nairobi, Kenya), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Drought Monitoring Centre (SADC DMC, Gabarone, Botswana) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) also contributed.

They all contributed. Science is a collaborative effort.
The science of studying the weather and the Earths climate is...hard.
It requires work from countless scientists from all around the world. The work requires input from all the Earth sciences covering multiple, seperate lines of evidence going back many decades.

There is no small group of people "controlling it all" from one university or research centre. That's physically impossible.

While it was snowing in Washington, there were devastating droughts in Africa and Australia.
These droughts are ongoing.
They destroy national economies and bring misery to millions of people.
If you want to understand global warming...then look at the global situation.
Not just your own backyard.
The world is a bigger place than that.

I'm throwing this grenade and running away.

That's a pity.
I wish I could get you to seriously look into this and do some research for yourself.

The same people that tell you that global warming is a hoax because it snowed in Texas are the same people who told you there's a super special list of 31000 scientists.