Just a few days ago, we saw that the polar ice supposedly melted by global warming is back.
And now, this:
Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.
There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing out looking for new houses.
In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.
And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.
The ice is back.
Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.
Professor Oleg Sorokhtin, of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, is recommending that everyone stocks up on their fur coats -- solar activity is apparently entering an inactive phase.
Gee, there's a thought: perhaps the warming and cooling going on in our solar system (unless we are also somehow responsible for the overall warming going on in virtually every other planet) is caused by the sun.
Maybe, just maybe, it's time to quit with the hysteria and just start being sensible. You can care about the environment without having to buy into the global warming scam. But then, if we were to do that, the Goracle and the U.N. bureauweenies wouldn't be able to keep driving forward their agenda! Sniffle.
Oh, and here's one more fun quote from that article:
The last time the sun was this inactive, Earth suffered the Little Ice Age that lasted about five centuries and ended in 1850. Crops failed through killer frosts and drought. Famine, plague and war were widespread. Harbours froze, so did rivers, and trade ceased.
It's way too early to claim the same is about to happen again, but then it's way too early for the hysteria of the global warmers, too.
Hat Tip: The Jawa Report