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There's probably more to come - Times Online

The big freeze seems to defy all the logic of a warming world, but this is just part and parcel of the wild fluctuations in weather that can happen naturally.
Much of the blame for the wave of cold enveloping North America, Europe and Asia lies in the North Atlantic. An unusual layer of cold water has developed over the ocean, cooling the air and leading to a blockage in the weather pattern, with a huge area of high pressure centred around Greenland and low pressure towards the sub-tropical Azores islands.
It is unclear why the North Atlantic seas are so cold......

I'm driving half way across England this morning, and hopefully back later, for a meeting with a group about their ten year management plan. It majors on how they and their interests will respond to "Global Warming". What do I tell them?

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How about: Wake up and smell the (iced) coffee!
With a large helping of baloney, perhaps...

Stock up on winter clothing- there should be plenty of demand the next decade what with shortage of generating power and colder winters.

Buy (or take out a several year winter hire contract for) an mg set sufficient for their needs. Plus a guaranteed supply of fuel oil for, say, 2 month's use. As on-site bowsers if they want to be really certain.

Dress very warmly and tell them that "weather isn't climate".

Forget about the reality or otherwise of "global warming" and just exploit the tax and other breaks legislated by this government (supported keenly by the Conservatives so there'll be no repeal) which throw taxpayers' money at a non-existent threat.

Actually it's not "unclear" at all. Wattsupwiththat has a good meteorological explanation.

But what can you say, anyway, to people who insist that facts "defy all the logic" of their pet theory?

Could it possibly be, Times writers, that your theory is wrong? Isn't this how we used to do that thing called science - you know, hypothesis: experiment: not supported: throw away hypothesis, think again.

I know this stuff isn't taught in schools any more, but surely the Times writers can't ALL be that young? Can they?

Well I recommend that the read "The Last Centurion" by John Ringo, and contemplate the reports of snow in Australia and people freezing to death in the mountains of Peru, and etc. is taking place in the Summer of the Southern Hemisphere. It might not be a bad idea to invest in rye seeds.
I'm thinking about purchasing a bolt action .375 H&H for the possible polar bear hunting season in North Texas.

Get everyone to go along with the hoax and pocket the money. We may know it's nonsense, but it can't technically be fraud if HM Gummint says it's real, can it? I always work 'climate change' in to server room proposals at work when we spec them up for Govt depts - they eat it up and it gets me much bigger and more expensive air-con units and generators than I really need to sell.

I'm sure you had to be responsible at the meeting but the temptation for some fun must have been tempting....what did get said?

-31 C here this morning. Typical day in central British Columbia during January. Oh yeah, the average is -10 but what the heck, only 3 times colder than normal. Had a nice hot summer though.

It is unclear why the North Atlantic seas are so cold......

Yet they claim to have computer models that explain everything and that can predict temperatures 100 years hence to the nth degree of accuracy.

Am I the only one to spot a certain dichotomy here?

It is unclear why the North Atlantic seas are so cold......

Yet they claim to have computer models that explain everything and that can predict temperatures 100 years hence to the nth degree of accuracy.

Am I the only one to spot a certain dichotomy here?

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