Depending on which scam they are currently being funded by, scientists blame the polar vortex alternatively on global warming and global cooling.
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought.
In 1971, the UN said that humans were melting polar ice and it could raise sea level by 7 meters.
Time Magazine reported a 12% increase in Arctic ice in that same year.
Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since.
Anemometers at ten paces
This is the awkward result when reality confronts ideology.
According to Un-Skeptical Pseudo-Science, the Pause is just a myth:
Climate myth… It hasn’t warmed since 1998
“For the years 1998-2005, temperature did not increase. This period coincides with society’s continued pumping of more CO2 into the atmosphere.” (Bob Carter)
No, it hasn’t been cooling since 1998. Even if we ignore long term trends and just look at the record-breakers, that wasn’t the hottest year ever. Different reports show that, overall, 2005 was hotter than 1998. What’s more, globally, the hottest 12-month period ever recorded was from June 2009 to May 2010.“
And in case that turns out not to be correct, there’s always a fallback position:
“There’s also a tendency for some people just to concentrate on surface air temperatures when there are other, more useful [yeah, more useful all right… more useful to plug…
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