As the old saying goes, “Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get.” It’s clear that the liberals howling about climate change have confused the two, according to the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s latest climate assessment.
There isn’t much the GWPF and the World Meteorological Organization agree on except this: 2016 was probably the warmest year on record, likely due to an “El Nino” event over the winter of 2015-2016, according to The Daily Caller.
Ole Humlum, the author of GWPF’s “State of the Climate in 2016” report, is professor emeritus of physical geography at the University of Oslo and adjunct professor of physical geography at the University Center in Svalbard — in other words, no academic lightweight.
He rejects the “man-made climate change” assessment of liberal scientists and argues that current warming trends are merely a historically observable weather pattern.
Humlum has spent decades studying glaciers and weather patterns and says there is “little doubt that current climate change is not abnormal and not outside the range of natural variations that might be expected.” He has a clear and concise explanation for the recent decrease in global sea-ice, according to The Federalist Papers Project:
“In the Arctic, a 5.3-year periodic variation is important, while for the Antarctic a cycle of about 4.5 years duration is important,” Humlum wrote. “Both these variations reached their minima simultaneously in 2016, which explains the recent minimum in global sea-ice extent.”
El Nino is a “the large-scale ocean-atmosphere climate interaction linked to a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures across the central and east-central Equatorial Pacific,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The presence of a major El Nino event can affect weather patterns over large portions of the earth for years.
History backs up Humlum’s claims. Although the name “El Nino” was coined by South American fishermen in the 17th century, there is strong scientific evidence for periods of warm weather patterns going back thousands of years.
They likely perpetuated the demise of pre-Columbian cultures. They were instrumental in droughts that touched off the French Revolution and the most deadly famines of the 19th century. As recently as 1998, a massive El Nino caused widespread death among the earth’s critical reef systems.
The point is that liberal howlers like to pick and choose about the science they give credence to. Their claims don’t stand up to critical review.
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