Friday, January 21, 2022
HomeMiddle Column'Horse sh*t!' Declares Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels as he shreds claims made...

‘Horse sh*t!’ Declares Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels as he shreds claims made by some scientists that ‘Arctic Ice Melt Could Mean More Extreme Winters For U.S. And Europe.”

-

Special to Climate Depot

Dr. Patrick Michaels

Director, Center for the Study of Science at Cato Institute

“Horse sh*t,” declared Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels in respond to claims made by some scientists that ‘Arctic Ice Melt Could Mean More Extreme Winters For U.S. And Europe.” (September 13, 2012 article in Huffington Post.)

Michaels response is direct: “Horse sh*t.”

Michaels explained: “U.S. winter severity is largely perceived as a combination of snow and cold. Warming the arctic, warms the source region for extreme cold outbreaks; indeed this is probably one reason that the target zones for the worst cold–the upper Midwest/Great Plains–have seen a striking reduction in the frequency and severity of cold outbreaks in recent decades. For what it is worth, the trend in winter (December-February) temperatures averaged over North Dakota since 1895 is a remarkable 5.1 degree F. — I hear little complaining.

With regard to snow, the northeastern quarter of the country (including the Mid-Atlantic) tends to receive the most publicized storms. The limiting factor for these is not moisture, it is cold.

For Washington-New York, there are about 10-20 storms each winter that would be capable of producing significant snow except for the fact that they lack cold air. In reality, these regions average around one (Washington) to maybe three (New York) major snowstorms each winter–which shows how limiting cold air is.

If you believe that warming causes cold, you’re like my neighbors back in Virginia who believed that putting hot water in the ice cube tray results in faster freezing.

Like I said, Horse sh*t.”

#

Related Link:

Don’t Panic! Arctic Ice Hits ‘Record’ Low!? Climate Depot Explains Arctic melting hype

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Green Campaigner Exempts Herself From Her Own Climate Demand

British green campaigner Angela Terry has plumbed new depths of arrogant hypocrisy, by demanding a ban on home conservatories during a TV interview -...

Grid Balancing Costs Rocket

 Net balancing costs were £506m in 2015. The system pressures mentioned above have pushed the net cost in 2020 to £1.3Bn, 67% higher than...

Wrong Again, Atlantic, High Lumber Prices Are Not Being Caused by ‘Climate Change’

The recent spike in lumber prices is due to the post-pandemic supply chain and shipping bottlenecks. The already climbing prices were exacerbated by the...