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Re: [science-32] ScienceBuzz Trivia: Did You Know? Global Warming as Much a Cause of Cold Snaps as Heat Waves

From: Mike
Sent on: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:08 AM
Since this thread started here, I don't feel guilty about a short comment here.  If there is a suitable forum in the discussion area, I'll gladly move there.

The idea that global warming is responsible for global cooling only highlights the ridiculousness of the concept.

"I don't care how many scientists named Steve or ...."

And I am unimpressed with solons named Al.

Your bias is showing when you say ""I don't care how many scientists...".  Do you then reject data and observations that don't support your dogma?

"Because in science, we don't work to prove things correct, we strive to prove theories wrong with data and observations."

Now you're making sense.  So far, 100% of the global warmer's energy has gone into proving it correct, and into silencing any attempt to prove it wrong.  All the models have been shown to be flawed (e.g., the "hockey stick model").

I'll respect the moderator's wishes and not post the several dozen links to strong, scientifically-based arguments that show that global warming is not the apocalypse it's being made out to be.

Mike Zorn







On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Brian Hart <[address removed]> wrote:
Q: Does the phenomenon referred to as "global warming" cause cold snaps to be colder, just as it's more commonly thought (because of the "warming" in the name) that the phenomenon causes heat waves to happen more frequently, be more intense, and last longer?
 
A: Yes!  The "warming" in the name actually refers to the increased amount of thermionic energy present in the atmosphere; i.e. the atmosphere as a whole has more energy.  Now, weather fluctuates like it does anyway, but the increased thermionic energy causes weather swings to be bigger and more intense and longer lasting.
 
In a way, "global warming" sort of "turns up the volume control" on the whole of the Earth's weather, making highs more high and lows more low overall.  "Warming" refers to extra thermal energy -- in the form of more little molecules jiggling faster -- from the Sun that becomes trapped in the atmosphere by gases, both natural and man-made.  But this doesn't always show up as hotter days or more mild winters. 
 
Sometimes it can make temperatures have records lows, because remember, Earth is a ball surrounded by an immense, gaseous atmosphere -- the air we breathe.  So this extra heat from the warming doesn't just sit around -- it sloshes back and forth.  And it's strongest on the side of the planet pointed more directly towards the Sun.  When it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere, this part refers to the Southern Hemisphere.
 
So basically, there are times when the hotter air heated by warming collects in different parts of the world.  Where the heat is NOT located, then we get big chills -- cold is the absence of heat.
 
I don't care how many scientists named Steve or whoever have signed a public opinion poll saying there's no global warming, and no human-caused warming; Nature has a funny way of not caring what a certain portion of Americans think. Nature is going to do what Nature will do and what we influence it to do.  After all the Dinosaurs didn't get much of a say when they were wiped out by cataclysm 65 million years ago.  It just up and happened.
 
Until someone comes up with clinching proof beyond the shadow of a doubt that global warming is definitely not happening and not human-caused, the debate continues.  Because in science, we don't work to prove things correct, we strive to prove theories wrong with data and observations.
 
Brian Hart, Ph.D.
Physicist





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