We deniers have all been wondering how long it would take for ‘scientists’ to blame global warming/climate change for colder weather (and not hotter as per their last try). Well, it took them long enough, but here it is. The new
scam ‘research’ goes like this: global warming is causing Arctic Sea ice to melt dramatically (lies), thereby altering atmospheric circulation patterns which encourages Arctic air to be blown into the Northern hemisphere, thereby more snow will fall and the colder it will be! How’s that for dodging reality and scaremongering? Wow, breathless in it’s intelligence. What else can they blame ‘climate change’ on I wonder? They’ve recently tried to warn us that horses will be smaller due to warming; and that earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are a result of global warming (really??). I guess we should all collectively believe these upstanding ‘researchers’ as they stumble from one theory to the next, all so that they can convince us deniers that the earth is warming dangerously and Armageddon is neigh. The more these ‘scientists’ try to scare us, the more stupid they look. And then they wonder why more and more people are waking up to this scam. Pull the other one. I don’t think they’ve heard of the fable ‘Peter and the wolf’ because if they had they’d stop now whilst they’re ahead.
Britain faces years of freezing winters because global warming is causing Arctic Sea ice to melt, researchers have found.
Climate change means autumn levels of sea ice have dropped by almost 30 percent since 1979 – but this is likely to trigger more frequent cold snaps such as those that brought blizzards to the UK earlier this month.
And Arctic sea ice could be to blame.
Dr Jiping Liu and colleagues studied the extensive retreat of the ice in the summer and its slow recovery focusing on the impacts of this phenomenon on weather in the Northern Hemisphere.
Information about snow cover, sea level pressure, surface air temperature and humidity was used to generate model simulations for the years 1979-2010.
The researchers say dramatic loss of ice may alter atmospheric circulation patterns and weaken the westerly winds that blow across the North Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Europe.
This will encourage regular incursions of cold air from the Arctic into Northern continents – increasing heavy snowfall in the UK.
Dr Liu said: “The results of this study add to an increasing body of both observational and modeling evidence that indicates diminishing Arctic sea ice plays a critical role in driving recent cold and snowy winters over large parts of North America, Europe and east Asia.”
While the Arctic region has been warming strongly in recent decades there has been abnormally large snowfall in these areas.
Dr Liu, of Georgia Institute if Technology in Atlanta, said: “Here we demonstrate the decrease in autumn Arctic sea ice area is linked to changes in the winter Northern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation.
“This circulation change results in more frequent episodes of blocking patterns that lead to increased cold surges over large parts of northern continents.
“Moreover, the increase in atmospheric water vapor content in the Arctic region during late autumn and winter driven locally by the reduction of sea ice provides enhanced moisture sources, supporting increased heavy snowfall in Europe during early winter and the northeastern and midwestern United States during winter.
“We conclude the recent decline of Arctic sea ice has played a critical role in recent cold and snowy winters.”
In November research showed there is less Arctic sea ice now than there has been at any time in the last 1,450 years.