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January was bitterly cold

From the Weekly Standard:

How cold? Anthony Watts reports that the drop from January 2007 to January 2008 “appears to be the largest single year to year January drop for the entire GISS data set.”

Of course, we’re not likely to hear much about record breaking cold, but Watts goes on:

This is yet one more indication of the intensity of planet-wide cooler temperatures seen in January 2008, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, which has seen record amounts of snow coverage extent as well as new record low surface temperatures in many places.

Which has had the not surprising effect of restoring much of the sea ice lost last summer. The CBC reports:

Satellite images are showing that the cold spell is helping the sea ice expand in coverage by about 2 million square kilometres, compared to the average winter coverage in the previous three years.

“It’s nice to know that the ice is recovering,” Josefino Comiso, a senior research scientist with the Cryospheric Sciences Branch of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, told CBC News on Thursday.

“That means that maybe the perennial ice would not go down as low as last year.”

So what, Al Gore might say. The problem isn’t the extent of the ice, but the thickness. Well…

The cold is also making the ice thicker in some areas, compared to recorded thicknesses last year, Lagnis added.

“The ice is about 10 to 20 centimetres thicker than last year, so that’s a significant increase,” he said.

I’m starting to think that the left only pays attention to the Arctic in the summer–when it’s supposed to melt. 

I think I’ll stand outside with a hair spray can pointed to the sky and empty the can, to see if I can generate some global “warming” to heat things up here.

February 20, 2008 - Posted by | global warming


  1. Making the rash assumption that Algore was all-the-way wrong on his carbon-dioxide hypothesis, we can look at what actual scientists say about global climate being related to the output of sun. I know it’s a giant stretch to relate the two, but let’s open our minds:

    “Solar activity fluctuates in an 11-year cycle. But so far in this cycle, the sun has been disturbingly quiet. The lack of increased activity could signal the beginning of what is known as a Maunder Minimum, an event which occurs every couple of centuries and can last as long as a century.”

    “Tapping reports no change in the sun’s magnetic field so far this cycle and warns that if the sun remains quiet for another year or two, it may indicate a repeat of that period of drastic cooling of the Earth, bringing massive snowfall and severe weather to the Northern Hemisphere.”

    Guess its time to pull the SUV out of the garage and go 4-wheeling!

    Comment by TheBad | February 20, 2008

  2. Global cooling! Damn I wanted warmer winters.

    Comment by FreedomLover | February 20, 2008

  3. Well well now, at least the Prius owners can pat themselves on the back for having an impact on global warming.

    Comment by Jenn | February 22, 2008

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