Cold snap draws comparisons to Mars

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  • jsf Centerville, UT
    Jan. 3, 2018 10:57 a.m.

    @Vanceone there are three serious omissions in your list from what I have read recently.

    One, we are due to have increased volcanic activity due to global warming. Argument made thinning ice on Iceland, Antarctica, and Greenland will result in major increases in volcanic activity.

    Two, Climate Change will be responsible for an increase in earthquakes. I really don't get this one.

    Three, Climate change is causing the earth to be squeezed. The article claimed this was due to the Artic ice cap melting. Who would have guessed if the ice in your drink melts the glass and the liquid in the glass would be heavier after the ice melted than before the ice melted.

    See why it is so hard to take AGW religion seriously.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not a warming denier. I am not an advocate for dirty polluted air. But I think a warmer climate is a good thing. Because of warming, olive production has spread to the Willamette Valley of Northern Oregon. Growing seasons are longer in Canada. The earth has greened by more than 12%. Plant growth increases with more CO2 and warmer temperatures, while decreasing water consumption needs.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Jan. 3, 2018 7:55 a.m.

    Let's not go into a panic yet. . . wait for a pronouncement from Al Gore on Global Warming being responsible for this cold snap.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 11:37 p.m.

    These extreme weather patterns are suggestive and consistent with global climate change as nature attempts to re-balance what humans are doing to the environment. The gas and oil corporations as did both the tobacco and sugar industries have made a huge profit by using mis-information and smart marketing and emotions to override science time and time again. This is why it's so vital that America put more money into education so that our children will grow up with educated minds to be able to distinguish between propaganda and evidence-based truth.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Jan. 2, 2018 9:25 p.m.

    Colder than Mars?

    Yikes! The climate is changing!! Ban cars, cows, factories, and raise the taxes.

    Hmm? Isn't half of Mercury colder than earth while being close to the sun?

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Jan. 2, 2018 7:18 p.m.

    Do not panic. It is January 2nd...I expect it to be cold. Start to worry because in July it is going to be hot. How will we survive?

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 7:16 p.m.

    @lets check the facts
    "Came up with a big goose egg. Zero (0) references in the index"

    IPCC AR5 section 8.4 pertains to Natural Radiative Forcings, references solar minima, solar activity and fluctuations (perturbations), complete with citations.

    Perhaps look further than the index.

  • Lets check the facts Santa Fe, NM
    Jan. 2, 2018 6:59 p.m.

    @silo - Sandy, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 12:32 p.m.
    There's actually plenty of talk about "natural cycles, orbital perturbations and solar minimums". The IPCC Annual Report references all three numerous times throughout the body of the report and in the cited references.

    There is no such thing as an IPCC annual report. There are assessment reports with the last one published 2014 "IPCC Fifth Assessment Report." For the fun of it I searched for
    natural cycles,
    orbital perturbations,
    solar minimums
    in the index for the Working Group Report "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" (WG1AR5_Index_FINAL.pdf) which is part of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
    Came up with a big goose egg. Zero (0) references in the index.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 5:26 p.m.

    Not all of the US is as cold as the coldest spot in the US today. Donald trump has spent much time golfing. He does not golf in North Dakota this time of year.
    Not all of Mars is as warm as the warmest spot on Mars today.
    Mars is not warmer than the US.
    Oh, and manmade climate change is real.
    Science.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 2:12 p.m.

    So, the center of the Earth and Universe are portions of the USA? Ignorance is bliss and it seems to be quite in vogue these days now that it has got its figurehead in the WH.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 2, 2018 1:54 p.m.

    Just think how cold it would be without the greenhouse effect keeping us warm!

  • fani wj, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 1:10 p.m.

    Trump fixed the economy, decimated ISIS, and fix global warming LOL ....all in just one year - Make America Great Again!

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 12:32 p.m.

    @james e
    "I guess no one wants to talk about natural cycles, orbital perturbations and solar minimums"

    There's actually plenty of talk about "natural cycles, orbital perturbations and solar minimums". The IPCC Annual Report references all three numerous times throughout the body of the report and in the cited references.

    I guess no one wants to talk about actual research.

  • James E Tooele, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 11:47 a.m.

    You know if these were record highs we'd be hearing all about the evils of global warming. As it is I've heard a little about how even this cold snap is related to global warming (because if you add hot water to a bowl it will create ice, duh!). I guess no one wants to talk about natural cycles, orbital perturbations and solar minimums. You know, science n' stuff. We'd rather debate the shocking increase of atmospheric CO2 from 0.02% to 0.04% and make up studies that tell us the sky is falling. There's real money in that. Conversely, who will pay when you blame the sun?

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    Jan. 2, 2018 11:42 a.m.

    I saw a whole bunch of leftists proclaiming how record cold weather is just another proof of global warming. Really, it's amazing: everything is "Human Caused climate change". Record heat? Global warming. Record cold? Global warming. Massive storms? Human's fault. No storms? Again, American citizens to blame.

    Doesn't matter what the weather is, humanity is at fault from deviating from Gaia's perfect weather.... which no one seems to know what that is, only that we need to turn over complete control of our lives and money to leftists who know better than us and are the High Priests of the Global Warming Religion.... since nothing at all could possibly disprove it, it's a religion.