With all the snow over the United States recently the climate change deniers are once again out in full force. They claim that this winter has been unseasonably cold. The problem here is that we are not even into our second month of winter so to actually make that claim is making one without facts.
So they fall back onto the Winter of 2009-2010. They claim that winter was also unseasonably cold based solely on where snow fell and how much of it fell. They are either ignoring the facts or just hoping no one takes notice of their claim.
Last Winter went down as the fifth warmest winter on record. You have to remember that when we talk about Climate Change only discussing what happens in the United States is extremely short-sided.
A report from NOAA stated that the decade we just left behind was the warmest on record, easily beating out the former number one which was the decade before that.
The deniers love to point to all the snow the northeast has gotten or that South has gotten over this portion of Winter (and last year's) as proof that Climate Change does not exist. If those two instances do anything it is prove that Climate Change is in fact occurring. Over the past decade we have seen deadlier tornadoes, hurricanes, snow storms, and flooding. Their frequency may be steady but their intensities are increasing by year.
The only real debate over Climate Change is whether or it is caused (or at the very least helped) by human behavior or not. I tend to agree with the argument that we are in part helping to change the climate in the world.
The whole "Climategate" debacle turned out to be a complete set-up. The steps that SOME climate change deniers are willing to take to discredit those who subscribe to the idea of climate change has become almost comical at this point.
Portions of this blog were taken from a story about last year's Winter: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/184...
"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase