Research purports to bolster theories that man-made global warming is leading to colder U.S. and European winters, but buried in the paper is an admission that completely undercuts its findings.
The study, published in a “Nature Communications” January 2018 issue, made the assertion that historical data showed an East Coast cold snap is two to four times more likely when the Arctic is abnormally warmer than when the pole is colder. It’s not a widely accepted theory among climate scientists, but the study’s made the rounds in the media, touted as more evidence man-made warming is making U.S. winters colder.
Literally, they’re trying to say cold is hot.
The study “basically” confirmed “the story I’ve been telling for a couple of years now,” the study’s co-author, Rutgers University scientist Jennifer Francis, said. “This is no coincidence” and that “it’s becoming very difficult to believe they are unrelated,” Francis, who’s regularly cited in the fake news media during intense cold snaps, added.
The ridiculous “cold is the new hot” theory resurfaced this winter during a prolonged cold snap in the eastern U.S., which lasted from around Christmas 2017 to mid-January. Cold and snow pummeled the northeast, and “inventor of the Internet”, former Vice President Al Gore claimed it was the product of man-made warming. Francis’s new study confirms that theory, she said.
Upon looking deeply enough into the study, it was found there is a section on limitations undercutting the mainline findings.
JunkScience.com publisher Steve Milloy pointed out the admissions on Twitter.
Boom… Nature study admissions undercut almost all climate studies:
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) March 14, 2018
“The most obvious is common to all observational analysis, i.e., correlation does not mean causation,” the authors wrote in their study, adding “even though elevated heights and warmer temperatures in the Arctic are positively correlated with more frequent severe winter weather in the mid-latitudes, we cannot conclude that the warmer Arctic is responsible.”
More importantly, the authors “have not offered mechanistic explanations for these relationships” but instead try and argue “our findings are consistent with previous studies linking a warming Arctic with extreme winter weather in NH mid-latitudes,” they admit.
The authors basically admit they are not testing any hypothesis; they are just running the numbers and looking for some sort of correlation between Arctic warmth and cold snaps in the northeastern U.S. and Europe.
Francis has been arguing for years that melting sea ice and a warming Arctic is weakening the jet stream and leading to more frequent and persistent cold snaps in the U.S. and Europe. But as she admitted in the study, scientists have no idea how this could be happening.
“Five of the past six winters have brought persistent cold to the eastern US and warm, dry conditions to the West, while the Arctic has been off-the-charts warm,” Francis said.
“Exactly how much the Arctic contributed to the severity or persistence of the pattern is still hard to pin down, but it’s becoming very difficult to believe they are unrelated,” she added.
Her study comes as the third nor’easter this winter bears down on the northeastern U.S. The storm follows the “Beast from the East” storm that brought temperatures to record lows across much of Europe while the Arctic went through record warmth.
There we have it, ladies and gents. Another inconclusive global warming study that not only contradicts itself, but the authors themselves cherry picked what talking points to bring up instead of being honest and admitting the study proves nothing.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
March 15th, 2018