How'd it happen that this article on snow levels at scout camps became a tirade
for or against global warming? Maybe we should just chill (pun probably
intended). In any event this, kind of snow pack at high elevations
isn't unusual. In 1998 there was 8 feet of snow at Steiner on opening day,
2005, there was 4 feet. This snow pack is a little above average, and doesn't
say anything about global warming either way.
In a broad, technical sense, "Why is it" is correct, in that the 10 hottest
years worldwide SINCE WE STARTED KEEPING ACCURATE RECORDS 150 YEARS AGO have
occurred since 1995.But even that same record shows global temps
peaked in 1998 and there has been a slight cooling trend since then.Indeed, looking at the data over the past 30 years it would seem the recent
"heat wave" appears to have peaked and is beginning to wane.As
always, the Devil is in the details. Compared to the global average
temp over the past 1,000 years, the recent warming becomes less significant.Compared to the average of the past 10,000 years, it's well within the
normal range.It's roughly akin to measuring the average April in
Utah and using it to conclude the state enjoys a mild, moist climate year round.
Sign up to work at "Summer" Camp and end up shoveling snow!
And just how many of the - lets use a conservative figure - 2000 years have you
been monitoring these alarming trends. Now take a longer look, maybe at
2,000,000 years. Was the last 5 years a normal and cyclical blip or a trend
foreshadowing a disaster of global proportions? Common sense vs. alarmist is the
comparison that comes to my mind.
"The 10 hottest years on record worldwide have all occured since 1995."To steal a line from Jerry Maguire."SHOW ME THE DATA!"
THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!!!No, wait... I'm on the
wrong bandwagon.THE GLOBE IS WARMING, THE GLOBE IS WARMING!!!
"The issue of global warming is hardly settled".....Ummm, yes it is.
The 10 hottest years on record worldwide have all occured since 1995. The
debate on whether the earth is getting warmer is no longer a debate. The issue
of WHY is the only thing not certain."Last summer had record heat
and according to the Global Warming lobby was a harbinger of things to come."Can you provide some evidence/sources to support that statement? My
guess is no because they don't exist. Here's my evidence to prove you're wrong:
We're in the middle of a record heat wave right now and I've yet to hear one
person say it's because of global warming. But on the first day it snows in the
fall you know we're going to hear all these "I could sure use some global
Global Warming alarmists always make the same mistake.Last summer
had record heat and according to the Global Warming lobby was a harbinger of
things to come.This summer until recently was much cooler than
normal, but according to the GW lobby it is just due to normal variation in
weather patterns.Pot. Kettle. Black.
The issue of global warming is hardly settled Mr Why is it...You
like to paint with broad brushes, don't ya?
Why is it that global warming opponents never seem to understand the difference
between weather and climate? Could that be why no one in the world takes you
seriously?I call BS.....that is, I call BS on your understanding of
meteorology.Time to step into the 21st century - even your political
hero GWB acknowledges that global warming is real. I figured he'd be the last
person on earth to do so, but apparently I was wrong.
Snow persisting in the high country? Unusually wet and cold conditions?Come on, Deseret News. You should know that this is clearly false:
After all, just three years ago Mayor Rocky Anderson predicted the doom of the
Utah ski industry due to a lack of snow.Ignore the conditions on the
ground; Global Warming is real.