Friday, February 20, 2015

Severe Weather Events are Not Proof of Climate Change

In the last few weeks, with feet (not inches) of snow being dumped on Boston, all too many activists have leveled the claim that this is proof of climate change.  I cringe, because these people don't know what they are talking about.

In this country and, I guess around the world, people have been brainwashed into believing that weather events are the same as climate, and that somehow, severe weather events mean climate change. But, climate, as clearly defined by Wikipedia, is as follows:
"a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over long periods of time. Climate is different from weather, in that weather only describes the short-term conditions of these variables in a given region."
Weather (as noted above) is either a historical, current, or predicted measurement of meteorological conditions for a given period; typically for an hour or a day.  So, in order to have climate change, there needs to be some significant increases (or decreases) in specific meteorological measurements over a long period of time.  This, too is where a lot of climate scientists get it wrong with predictions.

To that point, there's a new website that exposes both ridiculous and contradictory climate predictions called   In one section of the site, called "having it both ways", it exposes some of the most contradictory public statements on climate change.  For example, in January of 2014, the people of the United Kingdom were told:

A change in the North Atlantic current could lead to the end of the soggy British summers, researchers have claimed...
 A year later, the same audience was told:
Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research...

Similarly, in 2005, we were being told the oceans were becoming less salty because of melting fresh water run offs.  Three years later, research predicted the oceans would be much saltier in the future.

So, therefore, our climate isn't really changing as much as the research on climate change is changing.  No wonder that, increasingly, people don't believe the science behind the theory. 




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