Time passes on big cold 8/1/2014
Looks like the jig is up for global warming scaredycats. Alarmists, you can pack away those loaded thermometers, pull down those weather stations at airports and in heat-radiating city blocks and quietly disappear.
None other than Time Magazine has blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling.
Oops, I didn’t check the date. That was 1974 when the US was struck by similar ferociously cold weather as now.
Time explained then:
Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.
But that was then. Time’s view now:
But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely.