The widespread frigid cold gripping Asia and Europe is illustrated by the following chart (Source here) .
Media outlets have reported that this is the worst February cold wave to hit Europe and western Russia in 25 years. Dozens have frozen to death over the last few days.
So it goes without saying that the warmists at their websites are truly desperate for an explanation – any explanation will do. It turns out that all the cold is caused by global warming, the warmist sites and one institute are now claiming. And, the global warming is going to cause winters to get even colder in the future, they say.
Their level of desperation is clearly illustrated by their most recent absurd claims to explain the cold. The reason for all the cold, writes warmist site klimaretter.de (climate rescuer) emphasis added:
It’s going to get much colder. So far 70 people have frozen to death in Central Europe, but this is only the start of the effects of global warming: The less summertime ice coverage there is in the Arctic, the higher the probability is for Arctic cold in the following winter in Munich, Dresden, Potsdam, Warsaw or Kiev. That’s the result of a study from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Ocean Sciences.”
The same rubbish is also being spewed by warmist site Klima der Gerechtigkeit (Climate of Justice). Both of these hard-up sites are referring to an Alfred Wegener Institute paper I mentioned a few days ago here.
So how does a little local Arctic summertime warming freeze half the globe? The Alfred Wegener Institute says that in the summertime the warming melts the Arctic ice, which leads to a more exposed Arctic Ocean, which in turn then can release heat into the atmosphere. This heated atmosphere then triggers altered atmospheric dynamics that morph into massive widespread frigid cold waves sweeping down all over the northern hemisphere 6 months later.
You see, the situation was reversed back in the 1960s and 70s when all the extra summertime Arctic ice coverage led to all them warm Eurasian winters – you know – the ones with all the snow and cold in Europe?
Altered atmospheric dynamics where a little warm triggers massively amplified cold?
I’d say the Alfred Wegener Institute has become that weird little laboratory in that early 1980s film Altered States. Climate science trips, sensory deprivation, hallucinations, dormant genes – it’s all there folks!
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The warmist scientists behave like the members of the cult in this event.
“December 20. The group expects a visitor from outer space to call upon them at midnight and to escort them to a waiting spacecraft. As instructed, the group goes to great lengths to remove all metallic items from their persons. As midnight approaches, zippers, bra straps, and other objects are discarded. The group waits.
12:05 A.M., December 21. No visitor. Someone in the group notices that another clock in the room shows 11:55. The group agrees that it is not yet midnight.
12:10 A.M. The second clock strikes midnight. Still no visitor. The group sits in stunned silence. The cataclysm itself is no more than seven hours away.
4:00 A.M. The group has been sitting in stunned silence. A few attempts at finding explanations have failed. Keech begins to cry.
4:45 A.M. Another message by automatic writing is sent to Keech. It states, in effect, that the God of Earth has decided to spare the planet from destruction. The cataclysm has been called off: “The little group, sitting all night long, had spread so much light that God had saved the world from destruction.”
I was wondering what their response would be when the Arctic freezes up again, now Dirk has answered my question.
The Wiki entry goes on:
“Festinger stated that five conditions must be present, if someone is to become a more fervent believer after a failure or disconfirmation:
A belief must be held with deep conviction and it must have some relevance to action, that is, to what the believer does or how he behaves.
The person holding the belief must have committed himself to it; that is, for the sake of his belief, he must have taken some important action that is difficult to undo. In general, the more important such actions are, and the more difficult they are to undo, the greater is the individual’s commitment to the belief.
The belief must be sufficiently specific and sufficiently concerned with the real world so that events may unequivocally refute the belief.
Such undeniable disconfirmatory evidence must occur and must be recognized by the individual holding the belief.
The individual believer must have social support. It is unlikely that one isolated believer could withstand the kind of disconfirming evidence that has been specified. If, however, the believer is a member of a group of convinced persons who can support one another, the belief may be maintained and the believers may attempt to proselytize or persuade nonmembers that the belief is correct.”
Relevance to action…undeniable disconfirmatory evidence… recognized by the individual……member of a group… The episode led Festinger to develop the theory of cognitive dissocance. Question: is there no upper limit for the size of the group of true believers? Or do they only work if they for a Politbureau, an Inner Party, where these dynamics work, while the great unwashed masses are held in thrall by the dependent priesthood and their propaganda?
The German anti nuclear mass movement fulfills the criteria and numbers many millions.
It’s the WILL to believe that is important; and these movements are always about purification in some form.
We don’t know what the winter temperature anomaly will be for the current 2011-2012 winter but there have been plenty of cold winters in Europe that may have been colder.People have forgotten or did not look up the the historical data . The 11 coldest winters for Europe as a whole are listed below . The temperature anaomaly is shown in brackets . There could be other even colder years in individual countries . All of the winters shown below 1987 were colder than 1987 . Remeber these past winter anomalies were averages for the entire winter. This winter had relatively mild December and January and only February will be very cold . So the anomaly for the entire winter may not match these past cold winters even if February is cold
Just to illustrate how people may have gotten complacent about cold winters and how cold the winters typically get regionally . Moscow has had at least 29 winters since 1900 that have been as cold or colder than the 1987 winter if we are comparing this winter being comparable to 1987. If the warmist expected all winters to be like those of the last decade or two and if IPCC said they are going to get warmer still,there may be a big wake up call coming and the buzzer has gone on this winter.
How long do the alarmists have to observe normal climate variability before they will finally admit they have been observing normal climate variability?
Shocking news for you all: incontrovertible proof that dwindling glaciers are caused by human activity:
I consider myself shaken, not stirred.
“NASA scientists found out that the average surface temperature in 2011 was one of the highest in 125 years” (with video; animation of the colorcoded temperature of the globe)
On the same news page right next to that article
“New low extremes linger!”
(with video: “Germany freezes; a (chopper) flight over Hamburg”
The Elbe is freezing over. Some dramatic strings in the background; even though it’s not time-lapse, they try to create a Philip Glass/Koyanisquaatsi allusion. Boys, you could at least have used some recitals from Glass’s Akhnathen, how befitting would that have been:
“The sun of him who knew thee not
Has set, O Amon.
But, as for him who knows thee,
The temple of him who assailed
Thee is in darkness,
While the whole earth is in
Who so puts thee in his heart,
Lo, his sun hath risen.”
(Akhnaten tried to create a new monotheistic religion; and replace the Sun god and the lesser gods of PDO, AMO, ENSO etc., but fails, and after his fall, the Sun god rules supreme again, and the new CO2 god is forgotten.) 😉
“12:05 A.M., December 21. No visitor. Someone in the group notices that another clock in the room shows 11:55. The group agrees that it is not yet midnight.”
“Thee is in darkness”: Epic fail (2nd pers. sing.: “thou art”). Back to Bible school, Mr. Glass. And it’s lucky they didn’t think of the Great Hymn to the Sun. Remember what happened after Akhenaten’s death: The old priests went back to the old gods, Tutankhaten became Tutankhamun, and the whole Amarna period fell victim to an absolute, and successful, damnatio memoriae until Flinders Petrie and other discovered the presence of a “phantom pharaoh” in the inscriptions and royal lists around 1875. Maybe our current High Priests remember the Hegelian saw about repeating history.
Not so fast, Ulrich.
In dir ist Freude – BWV 615 – In Thee is Gladness ~ J. S. Bach
“Thou”, “thee”, “thine” and “thy” are pronouns that have dropped out of the main dialects of Modern English. During the period of Early Modern English (~1470-1700), they formed the Second Person Singular of the language, and were standardized by the time of the King James Bible as shown below.
Subjective Objective Possessive Present Tense
1st Pers. Sing. I me my/mine none
2nd Pers. Sing. thou thee thy/thine -est
3rd Pers. Sing. he/she/it him/her/it his/her/its -eth
1st Pers. Plural we us our none
2nd Pers. Plural ye/you you your none
3rd Pers. Plural they them their none
: “Mine” and “thine” were used before “h” and vowels, much as “an” was.
: “You” had replaced “ye” for most plural uses by 1600.
Here are the conjugations from that era of two common irregular verbs:
to be – Present tense to have – Present tense
I am I have
thou art thou hast
he/she/it is he/she/it hath
we are we have
ye are ye have
they are they have
You may have been told that “thou” and “thee” were for familiar use, and “you” and “ye” were formal. This was not true originally, but it was true for about two centuries, roughly 1450-1650, including Shakespeare’s time. The previously plural “you” was used in the singular to signify politeness and respect, which left “thou” and “thee” for all the other singular uses, ranging from endearing intimacy to bitter rudeness. Eventually, the politer “you” drove out nearly all uses of “thee” and “thou”; they survived mostly in poetry and religion.
Several groups continue to use these pronouns today as part of their daily speech (although with different grammar), including residents of Yorkshire, Cumbria, the East Midlands, and some rural areas of Western England. Some Quakers also used their Plain Speech with “thee” and “thy” until the middle of the 20th century.
Sorry: mea culpa: with classical metre you tend to parse verses starting with new lines, especially in a libretto.
The funny thing with the climate change is that it keeps constantly changing, in 2006-07 the warm artic was said to be the cause for the warm winter:
now it is supposed to cause a freezing winter and snow in Northern Africa. The only constant thing is that we can always blame global warming err climate change for any weather phenomena we no longer remeber having experienced (and our memory keeps getting worse).