Archive for January 5th, 2018

#12 – Why I’m lukewarm to climate change…

January 5, 2018

Reason #12 – When is weather “climate”… and when is it just “weather”?


For the record: I’m neither a denier nor a zealot …  so, according to British writer (& phrase-coiner) Matt Ridley, I’m a “lukewarmer”.

Moving on …


Last summer, I posted a series The 10 reasons why I’m lukewarm to climate change…

Then, I added Reason #11 – Celebs who “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Loyal readers had to know that this one was coming …


Reason #12 – When is weather “climate”… and when is it just “weather”?

OK, I concede that last summer had some scorching moments … creating an opportunity for the “warmists” to shout from every rooftop:

“See, I told you so.  Climate is changing, climate is changing. Globe is warming. It’s your fault.”

You see, a hot spell is “climate” … and ample proof of the warming dogma.


OK, lets fast-forward to the past couple of bone chilling weeks.

I grew up in Cleveland and lived in Minneapolis, Chicago and Connecticut … so I know snow and cold.

These past couple of weeks have been the worst prolonged deep cold spell that I can remember.

And, the record low temps are spread wide … and deep into the South.

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Of course, global warming skeptics have headlined the cold spell as an inconvenient fact for global warmists.

Not to worry.

The warmists simply school ignorant skeptics by dismissing the cold spell as “weather” not “climate”.

So, when is weather “climate” … and when it it just garden variety “weather”?