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!