One size fits all: 'Global warming did it!'

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

frozen river in winterWhile some are making the argument that global warming is responsible for the cold weather that's blanketing parts of the United States, others just aren't buying it.

Just prior to this week's record low temperatures and wind chills, an article from Avery Thompson in Popular Mechanics said that warming temperatures in the globe can have an effect on the jet stream – the band of air that travels west to east, typically near the U.S.-Canada border.

"Normally, it acts like a barrier, keeping cold Arctic air trapped in the northern latitudes and away from most of the people on the East Coast, at least, in theory," Thompson writes. "In practice, a warming Arctic strains the jet stream's ability to keep all that cold polar air locked away in the north. When the jet stream falters, that polar air can make its way south, sometimes as far as the Gulf Coast, and over the next week or so, that's exactly what's going to happen."

Skeptic Marc Morano of Climate Depot isn't buying it.

Morano, Marc (Climate Depot)"Originally, we were told that snow would be a thing of the past, that children just wouldn't know what snow was," he tells OneNewsNow. "Then we saw record snows and blizzards – and then we were told that was caused by global warming. Now we're being told the record cold is caused by global warming in a rather complicated scenario affecting jet streams and increasing extremes in the planet."

The problem, says Morano, is there is no weather event that those proponents can't blame on global warming.

"It's almost as if it's a comedy of explanations," he continues. "They really just will do and say whatever they need in order to make it all fit and reassure themselves that every weather event is consistent with global warming."

What if scientists have a better understanding today of climate change than they did years ago?

"Then make a verifiable forecast – tell us what's going to happen before it happens and stop this nonsense of telling us how everything that happened was either consistent with or caused by it after the fact," answers Morano.

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