You are comparing statements about a one summer period- where there is certainly some evidence that AGW had an influence- to a period of several years- where there is very strong evidence of a trend influenced by AGW.<quoted text>
I haven't gotten lost. We keep hearing that "extreme" weather is proof of AGW, so an ice age would be the ultimate extreme as we are being told now that increase cold is a sign of AGW.
But what I find interesting is what public officials tell the public versus what they say behind closed doors.
Julia Slingo of the Met office recently publicly stated this:
"The reduction in Arctic sea ice caused by climate change is playing a role in the UK's recent colder and drier winter weather, according to the Met Office. Speaking to MPs on the influential environmental audit committee about the state of the warming Arctic, Julia Slingo, the chief scientist at the Met Office, said that decreasing amounts of ice in the far north was contributing to colder winters in the UK and northern Europe as well as to drought. But she stressed that while it was one factor and not the "dominant driver" in the UK."
But emails obtained through FOIA reveal this was said:
It has been suggested that the decline of Arctic Sea Ice may drive low pressure over the UK, although this remains very uncertain at present. If low levels of Arctic sea ice were found to be affecting the track of the jet stream, for example, this could be seen as linked to the warming of our climate – but this is currently an unknown. The Met Office Hadley Centre, working with climate research centres around the world, is making strides in determining how the odds of extreme weather happening have been influenced by climate change. However, it is very difficult to do this type of analysis with such highly variable rainfall events, so it may take many years before we could confirm how the odds of this summer’s wet weather happening have been altered by greenhouse gases."
So without any scientific evidence, publicly, these officials state that the Arctic melt is causing the cold "extremes."
Whether through stupidity or mendacity, you again live up to the name "twisty kristy".