I keep hearing how the Arctic is warmer than normal, and so it’s a sure sign of “global warming”.
Yet I came across a chart earlier today showing conditions over Siberia, which of course is a vast region. What’s interesting is the extent and sheer depth of the cold that has gripped this area:
I roughly outlined the lower 48 states in the above chart (right) and compared it to the size of the dark rose area (-40°F and colder) over Siberia (left). Here we see that this area is at least enough to cover half of the lower US 48 states. When you go over the region with your mouse you find many areas under 60°F below. A couple of locations showed -70°F! Certainly no global warming there.
What does it tell us? Most likely if you combined both the Arctic and Siberia, you’d end up with a mean temperature that is about normal. Indeed the globe is currently just a couple of tenths of a degree C above normal. That’s it. That’s what all the fuss is all about. 95% hysteria.
Some people may not realize it, but the North Pole is in fact a rather small area, and so to claim that it being “really hot” this year is a sign of global warming is just fake science.
The unfortunate thing is that no one lives there, and so no one is able to enjoy the warmer than normal temperatures happening this winter.
What’s unfortunate is that people do live in Siberia, and right now these people aren’t happy about the extra-severe conditions, and would certainly welcome a bit of that “Arctic warming”.