Ok, so I understand this isn’t the most read blog in the world. Nor is it the most sophisticated. But, really? Now we’re seeing where the administration is blathering about how climate change will dry up the west. How our snow melt screws the skiing industry and how all of the people will die of thirst.
Here’s a reality check. The reality is, we’ve had snow like we haven’t seen for a while. The ski industry is smoking this year. Uhmm, here’s another reality check. The west gets most of its water from the melt.
To the administrations credit, they do mention population growth as a reason why this is a problem, but they tie it to climate change or global warming or whatever……..
An easy answer…..quit moving there. We could actually try to stem the tide from the south if we considered this a problem.
Now, it could be that this year is an aberration. It could be that we have a diminishing snow problem which would equate to a serious water problem in the west. Now, I’ve already shown that the northern hemisphere hasn’t declined but rather increased in snow extent.(Subtitled MORE DAMNED LIES FROM THE LUNATIC FRINGE.) But it could be that this is only occurring in Eurasia and North America is suffering from snow drought.
So, I checked. If the N.A. snow extent is any indication, and it is, then we can say it is just fine, and has been for the last thirty years!!!!
People wonder why the discussion is so hateful, so vile, so mean spirited………here’s an idea. Quit lying. And, the people that know they’re lying, <b>correct them on it!!</b> It is total bs that laypeople such as myself feel the need to set the record right. Truly, I’ve other things I’d like to be doing. Quit lying to people, quit letting the lies be stated and I’ll disengage. Some people would be incredibly surprised at how nice people can be if you don’t lie to them as an excuse to take their money and liberty.
Oh, I almost forgot……some may want to see the truth.
As we can see, there is an ever so slight increase in North America’s snow extent. I’d do the fall, winter, spring stuff, but I find that redundant to what I’ve already done with the NH. My source is http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.html otherwise known as GSL. The data can be found at http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/files/moncov.namgnld.txt . As can be seen, the graph starts at Sep, 1980. After a couple of beers, I’m not sure why other than I didn’t want to get accused of cherry picking the data, and starting at Jan,1981 would cut a season in the wrong spot, so I settled on Sep. In retrospect, I can see where some one might see that as cherry picking…..so…….
Same, same. And tell them to quit lying.
UPDATE!! I recently read an article at WUWT, and I thought it would be useful to show Eurasia’s snow extent. So, ………….
There’s the last twenty years.
Another post coming soon.