A White Christmas Will Soon Be History Or Something

A White Christmas Will Soon Be History Or Something

Remember back to one of the biggest Warmist prognostications about snow being a thing of the past, which included the line “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” This has brought endless amusement to many of us who make a lot of fun of this during snow storms.

Of course, Warmists never give up on their un-scientific crystal ball readings, so we get schlock like this from Newsweek’s Sydney Pereira, which had to be linked to Christmas, of course


The chances of a white Christmas across the U.S. and even around the world have been well documented based on historical weather data. But as global temperatures rise due to climate change, snow on Christmas Day could increasingly become a rarity—even a distant memory.

How climate change affects weather on one specific December day is tough to predict

but they’re going to read a few tea leaves anyhow

—and a rarer white Christmas doesn’t mean there won’t be snow at all in the future. The differences between climate and weather partly explain that.

To better understand the strange ways climate change will affect snow around the world, Newsweek spoke with Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Unfortunately, Jessica doesn’t quite cooperate with the headline and first paragraph

Does that mean a white Christmas will be rarer? 
That is difficult to say. It’s really hard to predict how it’s going to be at certain times of the year or on certain days of the year—like Christmas, for example. In general, I would say yes, over time you would tend to see that. With respect to climate change, you just want to look at the general patterns over time. You look at generally what’s happening, but you can’t predict exactly what’s going to happen in a single place, on a single day, at a single time. We’ll never be able to predict that. You still may see a lot of snow in January and February just because they happen to be the coldest months, but even if it warmed 3 or 4 degrees over time, it could still be in the 20’s somewhere. It just depends where you are and what’s happening exactly.

Newsweek does give the new meme that Alaska snowfall has increased due to a Pacific made warmer by carbon pollution. But, Jessica does see doom in people moving to the mountains

Do you see any climate impacts that you don’t think enough people are talking about? 
I live in the mountains of North Carolina. Over the past couple of years, there’s been an influx of people moving from coastal areas to these mountains. I think that’s going to happen more and more. And that can change the whole dynamic of their communities. So even if you don’t see obvious impacts, there are going to be other subtle impacts from people who are feeling it directly. Climate change, eventually, is going to touch everyone’s lives.

Really? That’s something you never read about in the news outlets here in Raleigh or Charlotte (I read them both). What you actually get is a lot of northern Democrats who are escaping the high taxation/cost of living/burdensome regulations in those states to come South, and many love to move to the Asheville area of NC. Regardless, we’re all doomed, everyone is doomed, snow will be a thing of the past on Christmas.

Which means future Christmas’ are going to be even snowier, thanks to this prediction.

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