‘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.”

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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.”


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Wash. Post Shocker: ‘GM’s vaunted Volt is on the road to nowhere fast’ — ‘The basic theory— if you build them, customers will come — was a myth. And an expensive one, at that’

Wash Post:

The basic theory of the Obama push for electric vehicles — if you build them, customers will come — was a myth. And an expensive one, at that’

The Energy Department study assumed that General Motors would produce 120,000 plug-in hybrid Volts in 2012. GM never came close to that and recently suspended Volt production at its Hamtramck, Mich., plant, scene of a presidential photo-op. So far, GM has sold a little more than 21,000 Volts, even with the help of a $7,500 tax credit, recent dealer discounting and U.S. government purchases. When you factor in the $1.2 billion cost of developing the Volt, GM loses tens of thousands of dollars on each model.

The Energy Department predicted that Nissan, recipient of a $1.5 billion government-guaranteed loan, would build 25,000 of its all-electric Leaf this year; that car has sold only 14,000 units in the United States.

The Lewandowsky conspiracy paper reveals how warmists are desperate: Study ignores prominent warmist promoters who appear to believe in 9/11 conspiracies

Climate Depot Editorial

The Lewandowsky conspiracy paper reveals how the promoters of man-made global warming are desperate. This latest study fails just by a reading of the title: ‘NASA faked the moon landing – Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax’ (Lewandowsky email: [email protected])

But if the moonwalkers themselves are global warming skeptics, how can Lewandowsky claim that skeptics believe the moon landing was staged?!

Sorry Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, but have you heard about the moonwalkers themselves? They are some of the most outspoken climate skeptics. How does Lewandowsky explain the fact that the NASA moonwalkers themselves are climate skeptics!? What a silly paper.

See Climate Depot’s 2009 special report: Climate Skeptic Moonwalkers Defy Gore’s Claim That Climate Skeptics Are Akin To Those Who Believe Moon Landing was ‘Staged’: Moonwalker and Award-Winning NASA Astronaut/Geologist Jack Schmitt – who recently declared he was a global warming skeptic and now, Award-Winning NASA Astronaut and Moonwalker Dr. Buzz Aldrin. [End excerpt]

The views of the NASA moonwalkers themselves have made a mockery of Lewandowsky’s “study.” It appears climate skeptics and moonwalkers share the same views on man-made global warming.

There is also ample evidence that the promoters of man-made climate doom who are the true conspiracy aficionados. Prominent global warming promoters appear to believe in 9/11 conspiracies.

See: Report: Pieter Tans, keeper of the CO2 records for Mauna Loa, is a declared ‘911 Truther’ — Tans co-signed letter claiming ‘a few people in our government allowed or caused the 9/11 attacks’


Report: A Truther Czar?… Obama’s Green Czar Van Jones Believes Bush Administration Was Behind 9-11

Lewandowsky is facing serious academic questions about his methods and agenda with this new study. Here is a small sampling of critiques for this woeful piece of work:

Climate Audit analysis: ‘Lewandowsky’s Fake Results’: ‘In addition to Lewandowsky using fake data, many of Lewandowsky’s results, including the result in his title, are fake as well’ — ‘Lewandowsky’s claimed yesterday that their ‘results withstand skeptical scrutiny’, but this claim is untrue’ — ‘Removing the outliers (which removes the most grotesque fake responses, but not all of them), Lewandowsky’s signature conspiracies (MLK, Moon, MLK) – all of which have negligible adherence – are now disproportionally held by warmists’

Climate Audit: ‘The key issue for Lewandowsky et al 2012 is its use of fake data’

New study claims ‘skeptics’ are nutters by asking alarmists to fill