As record breaking cold sweeps the U.S. this Easter weekend, plunging temperatures 20 degrees below average for early April, nary a mention of global warming can be found in the news. Talk about putting a cold damper on Friday’s release of the 2007 IPCC report on so-called global warming, the timing couldn’t have been better. Is someone trying to tell us something by making it snow in southern Texas in April just as the IPCC report is released? You can bet your bottom dollar that if the temperature in the U.S. was 20 degrees ABOVE normal we’d be hearing plenty from the global warming alarmists but they are mysteriously silent now. I can’t find a single major news source carried by Google News mentioning the record cold and global warming in the same article. Gee, I wonder why?
Update: A number of people have questioned whether I know the difference between climate and weather. Certainly. Climate is the average of weather. On average we know it will be warmer in Texas than New York. That’s climate. On any single day it might be warmer in New York than Texas. That’s weather. Then why would I point out unseasonably cold weather to dispute global warming? Simple. First of all climate is an average of weather so atypical weather does influence the average. Get enough weather deviating from the average in one direction absent counter balancing deviations in the other dirction and you have a change in climate. But really the main reason is fighting fire with fire. Global warming pundits seize upon hotter than average weather as evidence of global warming but ignore colder than average weather. I’m just operating on the principle of “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”.