UN’s WMO Blames Cold And Snow On Global Warming
No one should be surprised in the least that the IPCC will go down this road
(Daily Caller) The United Nations’ weather arm says that global warming was responsible for last year’s droughts, heat waves and heavy rains, as well as the freezing cold winters in North America and record sea ice coverage in Antarctica.
The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that 2013 tied with 2007 as the sixth warmest year on record, and proved that the world was still on a warming trend. This warming trend, the WMO contends, is caused by human activity and is responsible for driving extreme weather events last year, including Australia’s record-setting heat wave and the record-low temperatures in United States.
“There is no standstill in global warming,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud in a statement. “The warming of our oceans has accelerated, and at lower depths. More than 90 percent of the excess energy trapped by greenhouse gases is stored in the oceans. Levels of these greenhouse gases are at record levels, meaning that our atmosphere and oceans will continue to warm for centuries to come. The laws of physics are non-negotiable.”
Alas, there is a standstill, with a miniscule .14F increase since 1997 and .28F since 1990. And some data shows a zero degree increase since 2000. Some data even shows a slight decrease since 2000, though it would also be considered statistically insignificant. As for extreme weather, America saw a record year for unextreme weather in 2013. 2014 is seeing another year of record low numbers of tornadoes. The US has not seen a landfalling major hurricane since October 2005, which will shatter the record set during the Civil War era if there are none through November. There has been only 1 hurricane since October 2008, and it could be argued that Issac was simply a strong tropical storm. There is no link between “climate change” and extreme weather. The whole meme has been debunked.
But, Warmists will not give up, the cult must continue, hence the blame of mankind’s release of greenhouse gases, specifically what they unscientifically call “carbon”, making it so warm that it is cold and snowy
Oddly enough, warming is also responsible for the “frigid polar air [that] plummeted into parts of Europe and the southeast United States,” and “Antarctic sea ice extent [that] reached a record daily maximum.”
Global warming also meant that “Israel, Jordan, and Syria were struck by unprecedented snowfall,” according to the WMO.
Got that? You drove a fossil fueled vehicle and made it so hot it snowed in Jordan. And don’t forget Cairo. The polar vortex as caused by “climate change” (a reminder: when you see climate change in quotation marks, it refers to the notion from Warmists that all climate changes are caused mostly/solely by Mankind) has been debunked. Arctic ice increased this year. The Antarctic ice has been increasing, and the temps decreasing, all except for one small portion. Much of the world has seen cold and snowy winters for the last 5 of 6 winters. Oh, and the new report is at odds with…the IPCC
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that there “is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century.” The IPCC also said current data shows “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century. … No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin.”
The IPCC states that there is a lack of evidence to prove man-induced extreme weather. Pish tosh, there’s a narrative to push, so the WMO releases their scary report. Who needs evidence? Have Warmists ever needed facts and evidence?