Climate Alarmists Trash IPCC Cold Spell Predictions

Climate Alarmists Trash IPCC Cold Spell Predictions
January 7, 2014

James M. Taylor, J.D.

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)

Global warming alarmists are defying the “settled science” of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with alarmists now claiming global warming causes more frequent and severe cold spells. The alarmists’ claim – presented while the nation is being pummeled by historically cold weather – may give them short-term public relations exposure for their mythical global warming crisis, but it completely contradicts the latest IPCC report that alarmists claim is indisputable settled science.

Faced with the embarrassment of historic cold walloping most of the nation, global warming alarmists now claim cold temperatures prove a global warming crisis. The Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, and Time magazine are just a few of the media outlets blaming global warming for the cold temperatures. According to the media reports, global warming causes more frequent and severe winter cold spells, like the one presently gripping the nation. The media stories trot out and quote the usual band of prominent alarmists to support their alarmist storyline.

Nevertheless, these are the same media outlets and global warming activists who repeatedly tell us the IPCC represents settled science compiled in near unanimity by all the world’s most expert scientists. So what does the latest IPCC report say about severe cold spells?

In IPCC’s Working Group II: Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability, we are told there will be “warmer winters and fewer cold spells, because of climate change.”

Somebody please get the global warming alarmists to hole up in a room somewhere, debate each other about whether global warming causes more or less severe cold spells, and then let us know when they have a consistent answer.

James M. Taylor, J.D.

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)