The terrible cold experienced in Canada and the US this week and last week has caused death and misery for some, but also fun and laughter for others. All images below I got from facebook photos of several friends, not one I made myself.
A Filipino friend in NYC posted, "Many are cold, but only a few are frozen" :-)
This is lifted from the original biblical verse, "Many are called, but only a few are chosen."
The "soon extinct polar bears due to anthropogenic global warming (AGW)" also have a good time.
In Lake Michigan...
Chicago River was 3/4 frozen as of last Monday. See an article by Steve Goreham here, Bitter Cold Blasts Chicago, a City Fighting Climate Change
Hah, I went to Chicago for the 2nd time in May 2010 (1st time was April 2004). This is after I attended the 4th International Conference on Climate Change (4th ICCC) sponsored by Heartland Institute.
Polar vortex is caused by AGW?
Hep hep, do NOT question that...
Yes, yes, question that.
Direct question, direct answer. From a famous climatologist from the Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), who with his team analyzes the monthly satellite data of global air/lower tropospheric temperature, Dr. Roy Spencer.
Meanwhile, the rescued crew and passengers of an expedition ship meant to study global warming and shrinking ice in Antarctica...
They demonize fossil fuel, and guess the machine that rescued them is powered by...
For those interested to learn more about polar vortex, I recommend this. All data, zero discussion, make your own interpretation. The data though is not for the faint hearted.
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Climate Tricks 22: Typhoon Haiyan due to Man-Made CC?, November 10, 2013
Climate Tricks 23: Using Typhoon Haiyan for Climate and Energy Rent-Seeking, November 30, 2013