Oh, my! How stupid can one be? Alarmist nutter HuffPo contributer Jessica Leader pointed to the AO (Arctic Oscillation) as proof of climate change.
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Leader was crying because Neil Cavuto and Charles Payne were laughing at the nutters protesting global warming in D.C. the other day.
“I think they might call this a case of, I don’t know, bad optics,” he said, as Fox showed footage of protesters bundled in hats and scarves.
Fox Business analyst Charles Payne, who mocked not only the temperature, but the message of the rally. “Maybe that was it, maybe it was the icicles on their lips,” said Payne, laughing. He then imitated protesters trying to say the word “fracking” through frozen lips, a gag he repeated later in the segment.
Leader, apparently was jealous of the ridicule heaped on the protesters in DC, so she brought some mock worthy BS so people could laugh at her, too! First, she asserts the warmcold hypothesis and it’s close relative the moreless snow phenomena, then she invokes the naturally occurring AO as the reason for winter storms.
After an extreme winter storm in the Northeast earlier this month, the AP reported that warmer winters punctuated by strong blizzards are consistent with climate change. Warmer temperatures cause a buildup of moisture in the atmosphere, which leads to snowier days during the winter.
“Shorter snow season, less snow overall, but the occasional knockout punch,” Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer told the AP. “That’s the new world we live in.”
Studies show that even precipitation-free cold temperatures may be a byproduct of climate change. Arctic Oscillations (AO), the pressure patterns in the atmosphere that regulate weather, switch between positive and negative states. During “negative” AO, air pressure is weakened around the polar vortex, allowing colder temperatures to break out of the Arctic Circle and collide with warm fronts in some regions. This collision creates extreme winter temperatures.
As for Oppenheimer’s idiocy, I’ve already addressed his idiotic assertion.
We’re not having less snow. Yep, that’s the new world we live in……. exactly like the old one. The study Leader quoted actually blamed 2 naturally occurring quasi oscillating events……
The major teleconnection patterns of the Northern Hemisphere, El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Arctic Oscillation (AO) were of moderate to strong amplitude, making both potentially key players during the winter of 2009–2010.
Shock news!!! ENSO and AO partially effects our climate!!!!! Next they’ll be telling us the rotating and orbital features of the earth also can effect our climate!!!! Proof positive that we need a tax to stop weather!
I’m thinking we need to go back in history and look for other periodicities of ages of stupid.