Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What climate disasters does Global Warming cause?

Snow in the UK in August:

So much for summer: Snow set to blast Scotland as forecasters warn of 'coldest August spell in a century'

  • Forecasters have warned that Cumbria and Yorkshire could see the coldest August spell in 95 years
  • The temperature rose no higher than 8.9C in 1919 and it is expected to dip that low again later this week
  • Snow is predicted in the mountains of Scotland as a stubborn band of low pressure drags air in from the north
  • Experts are predicting scattered showers, cool temperatures and windy weather for the next two weeks
  • MeteoGroup has said said there is 'not much to be optimistic about' as the Bank Holiday weather looks 'disappointing'
No doubt all Right Thinking People® will sniff that I am pointing out localized weather, not climate change.  My response is that I'm just playing the same game that they play whenever there is a flood, hurricane, or warm spell*.

Which is another way of pointing out the difference between weather and climate: weather is a localized event unrelated to overall global climate; climate is anything that proves Global Warming™.

Hat tip: 2cents via email.

* My response would also be "neener neener" but that would be juvenile and disrespectful.


Opinionated Grump (Rich in NC) said...

Neener Neener.... and we don't ever want to be juvenile or disruptive, do we, Boys and Girls?

Rich in NC

Glenn B said...

Well, according to a chart I saw on the news yesterday for the YC Metro area, this August is the coolest (so far) in the last 7 or 8 years and the average temps for August in those years have been steadily declining. I guess it is not just happening over in Scotland.

Glenn B said...

That should have been NYC metro area.

Bob said...

Most famines and crop failures are the result of cold weather, not hot weather. Many of mankind's wars have been fought over population pressure brought on by famines caused by cold-weather crop failures.

kx59 said...

neener neener indeed.