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There will be no racing at Ascot today due to the snow

Published 19th December 2009 - 4 comments - 924 views -

In a dramatic end to a somewhat surreal global warming conference, US President Barack Obama left Copenhagen "in order to return to Washington before a major snowstorm hits." It might be only the 12th white Christmas for Washington in American weather-recording history.

Meanwhile, the worst cold snap to grip Europe in a decade has killed at least 30 people and left hundreds of thousands without power and heat. From Portugal to Poland, European nations have seen unprecedented snowfalls and record low temperatures in the past week. Homeless people have frozen to death in France and across Eastern Europe. An avalanche at a ski resort near Erzurum, Turkey, buried eight teenagers, killing six of them. Four trains have broken down in the Channel Tunnel due to cold weather, as snow is expected to cause further disruption in parts of Britain. Friday evening's Heineken Cup rugby union clash between Newport Gwent Dragons and Biarritz was called off due to a partially-frozen pitch. And, for the second day in a row, there will be no racing at Ascot today due to the snow.

Category: Polar Regions, | Tags: cold, frost, snow, death, suffering,


Mike on 19th December 2009:

The Gore Effect strikes again.

It’s almost as if Gaia were trying to tell us something…

Daniel Nylin Nilsson on 19th December 2009:

Sounds like the climate is changeing… I guess you know that noone thinks that warmer weather means that every day will be warmer, but that the weather will be more extreme.

Mike on 20th December 2009:

Global warming alarmists are like christian fundamentalists: The latter believe the world began 6000 years ago, while the former believe climate change began 100 years ago.

News flash: Climate has been changing for 4.6 billion years.

On the contrary, an enchanced greenhouse effect reduces temperature extremes. Ask yourself this: Does the desert, whose atmosphere is depleted of GHGs (water), have greater or milder temperature extremes, than the tropics, whose atmosphere is saturated with GHGs?

The intensity of weather such as cyclones are a function of absolute temperature difference, the greater the difference the greater the energy potential. Since enchanced greenhouse reduces this difference, you have no basis for claiming CO2-induced global warming will increase the intensity of extreme weather events.

Additionally, weather has not become “more extreme” over the past 250 years, so your claim that the weather will become so (based on warming) is nothing but religious faith. smile

Extreme weather is historically associated with colder climates, so allow me to take this article as a sign of the coming ice age!

Here’s to 2010 not even making it into the top 10 “warmest years on record”. You heard it here first.

Daniel Nylin Nilsson on 20th December 2009:

Mike, what do you mean with putting a smiley in every comment? Should I interpret it like you agree with me? Nice…

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