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White House blames 'polar vortex' on global warming- Check your flight

There are 6 comments on the Fox News story from Jan 9, 2014, titled White House blames 'polar vortex' on global warming- Check your flight. In it, Fox News reports that:

The cold weather makes vision challenging as Jobin Curow's glasses fog up while walking in subzero temperatures and wind chills reaching -40 to -50 degrees on the Lawrence University campus Monday, January 6, 2014 in Appleton, Wis.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Orleans, Canada

#1 Jan 9, 2014
I guess Obama reads more sciennce than the writer of this article.

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-a-pola ...

a polar vortex is common enough. The issue is that the weakening of the jet stream due to AGW is allowing the 'breakup fragments' to push much farther south than in the past.

http://science.time.com/2014/01/06/climate-ch...
Cut n Paste

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 10, 2014
Waited for days to read about the threat to the citrus industry and not a peep. With Global Warming causing all this Unprecedented Extreme Cold I expected it to impact "orange juice futures" in Chicago.

In more affirming news... The extreme cold that most likely resulted from Global Warming did cause some black ice on a bridge deck in a Northern suburb of the Twin Cities that lead to a lady in a pick up spinning out of control and flying off the overpass into the ravine. The truck was ruined but she suffered but minor injuries. Just another piece of the puzzle we call "CAGW".

Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#3 Jan 10, 2014
President Obama's science advisor, John Holdren said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
...[A] growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak, is a pattern that we can expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues, and the reason is this:
Blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah ... blah
I believe that the odds are that what we can expect as a result of global warming is to see more of this pattern of extreme cold in the mid latitudes …
The world has warmed up from the late '70s to 1998 and the warming has remained since then. So just exactly why haven't there been any cold snaps of this nature for nearly 18 years if, as Dr. Holdren says, we should see more of this pattern of extreme cold in the mid latitudes as a result of global warming?

I believe that Dr. Holdren is making it up along the way.

He didn't point out that we've had a long spell of no cold snaps and we can thank global warming for that. Why not? Well be cause saying something positive about global warming goes agains the narrative. Cold snaps are a negative and he needs to tie it to global warming no matter how foolish he makes himself look. A true text boo example of a knee jerk reaction.

He has no credibility.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#4 Jan 10, 2014
Steve Case wrote:
President Obama's science advisor, John Holdren said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
<quoted text>
The world has warmed up from the late '70s to 1998 and the warming has remained since then. So just exactly why haven't there been any cold snaps of this nature for nearly 18 years if, as Dr. Holdren says, we should see more of this pattern of extreme cold in the mid latitudes as a result of global warming?
I believe that Dr. Holdren is making it up along the way.
He didn't point out that we've had a long spell of no cold snaps and we can thank global warming for that. Why not? Well be cause saying something positive about global warming goes agains the narrative. Cold snaps are a negative and he needs to tie it to global warming no matter how foolish he makes himself look. A true text boo example of a knee jerk reaction.
He has no credibility.
The reason is that recently Arctic ice has declined rapidly, and so has the zonal wind speed:

http://www.skepticalscience.com//pics/francis...

Science suggested at the time that this was likely to cause unusual weather:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/20...

As to whether a long spell of no cold snaps is a good thing, ask the owners of forests decimated by pests able to survive and thrive due to warm winters.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Jan 11, 2014
Steve Case wrote:
Blah blah ... blah. A true text boo example of a knee jerk reaction.
He has no credibility.
There goes your credibility..

OTOH have a happy new year!
B as in B S as in S

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 11, 2014
Fair Game wrote:
<quoted text>

As to whether a long spell of no cold snaps is a good thing, ask the owners of forests decimated by pests able to survive and thrive due to warm winters.
AGW has "decimated" our forrests and now this 'GW Driven Cold Weather' is going to benefit me and my fellow Forrest owners?

This idea that GW has positive effects (GW Driven Polar Vortex KILLS PESTS) seems to 'fly in the face' of the official narrative which suggests that CAGW is BAD.

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