Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What a difference two years make

Compare and contrast with the picture published on this blog two years ago. Last week in the Verbier region provided fantastic skiing conditions. It had snowed a lot the week before and had been very cold. That meant that last week we had great snow.

Of course, this doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening.
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Con said...

"Of course, this doesn't mean that global warming isn't happening"
This is what makes people very skeptical about global warming. "Experts" seem to pick events and say that's global warming for you, inconvenient evidence like the cold winter in the US and Europe are brushed aside. It discredits the whole theory.

The Editor said...

I think people have a tendency to believe what they want to believe. One of my colleagues was in Egypt recently on vacation and another Brit was saying that the recent British weather (very cold) showed that global warming was rubbish - this was despite the fact that Egypt was about 10 degrees warmer than usual for the time of year.

Kathryn said...

It's possible that skepticism comes from increasingly partisan data. Consider the misstatement of the Russian weather data for October, 2008.

Yes, it is corrected now, but how much other data has not been correlated? When funding is only for partisans of global warning and other points of view are shouted down (we have more studies than you, so HA, HA, you lose), then yes, there is a lot of skepticism about the "fact" of global warming or the role of human endevors in any change of climate.

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