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April 20, 2014

Could Climate Change Have Caused the Polar Vortex?

Filed under: Humor,Mockery,Polar Vortex,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 5:33 PM
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According to Time Magazine: “Climate change skeptics are pointing to the record cold weather as evidence that the globe isn’t warming. But it could be that melting Arctic ice is making sudden cold snaps more likely—not less

Do you want to see what a cold snap really looks like according to the NOAA?

February 1936 – Coldest Month in USA History (click on the image for the full effect)

cag_[ Statewide Temperature Anomalies (Feb 1936) ]

 

In 2014, Feb was -1.69°F below the 1901-2000 average. In February 1936 the USA was -8.59°F below average. Big difference.

NOAA_Feb_1936_Lower_48

 

In North Dakota, February 1936 was -26.0°F below the 1901-2000 average. The whole month averaged -14.1°F below 0.

NOAA_Feb_1936_North_Dakota

In comparison, lets take a look at Feb 2014:

cag_[ Statewide Temperature Anomalies (Feb 2014) ]

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3 Comments »

  1. Funny thing, though- in the 1970s, they blamed ‘Record’ ice for the cold winters….

    Comment by Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter) — April 21, 2014 @ 1:40 AM | Reply

    • Climate Change causes more/less/same ______________ fill in the blanks.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — April 21, 2014 @ 8:08 AM | Reply

  2. Climate Change happens. CO2 based Climate Change doesn’t happen.

    Comment by jlurtz — April 22, 2014 @ 4:29 AM | Reply


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