Another post about snow? But aren’t these anecdotal stories superficial compared to the great weight of NASA’s temperature measuring system and the analysis of the Great Oz himself, James Hansen? Three points:
(1) Anecdotal information is inherently valuable. It can be over-extrapolated, but if it is ignored in an effort to seem scientific, that has its own perils.
(2) The spate of record-breaking snow events in London, New Orleans (and many other locations in the U.S. South), and now Las Vegas are anything but isolated events but rather are part of a pattern. That pattern was predicted by many people who dispute the overarching power of carbon dioxide to drive temperatures, including myself.
(3) The double-barreled climate drivers that those of us predicting a switchover to a period of falling temperatures have emphasized are the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, which I have written about elsewhere on this blog, and the current deep solar minimum.
In the SkyNews story that follows about the Vegas snow event, the reporter manages to pick up on the fact that the storm was the biggest snow-maker in Las Vegas in 30 years and the biggest snow-maker in December, ever. Those of us watching the pendulum gather momentum as it starts to swing against Al Gore and his army of global warming doomsayers have noticed that the likelihood of a cold-weather event is heightened if Gore decides to have a press opportunity in a given location. The so-called “Gore effect” has been repeated in multiple countries.
Well, as these “extreme” cases of snow, ice, and cold proliferate (and they will continue to do so), it will slowly become clear that Mr. Gore was not physically present at each location. That has led me to theorize about a significant new phenomenon that I have called “The Enhanced Gore Effect.” For the Enhanced Gore Effect to become operative, all Gore needs to do is think of going to a specific location for the elements to unleash. Evidently, he recently thought of going to Vegas, which can now thank the High Priest of Heat for their lovely mantle of white.
SkyNews article follows. (For complete article, click here.)
It’s the worst storm in 30 years, as three inches of snowfall has been forecasted to settle on the palm trees and casinos of the famous Las Vegas strip.
Other parts of the city are expecting as much as eight inches of snow, in the week’s second snowstorm.
Schools have been closed due to snow for the first time in three decades, as the city struggles to cope with the wintry conditions.
Some holidaymakers have been forced to extend their holidays, as all flights in and out of the city are cancelled.
They’ve flocked to the landmark “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign – now covered in snow – to have their photos taken of the rare sight.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Gorelow said the three inches of snow set to settle on the strip would break the current December record of two inches, set in 1967.
But he said it wouldn’t match the Las Vegas winter record of nine inches, set in 1974.
The wintry weather has been blamed on a powerful wet Pacific storm combined with a rare Arctic chill.
Bear in mind, readers, that it is the position of your host that warming was never bad for Earth’s eco-system (least of all for human beings), that scare tactics do not science make, and that most reasonable people will have to decide not whether to withdraw from the Holy Anthropogenic Global Warming Apostolic Church but when to do so.