Climate change and a matter of perspective

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Have you noticed that at age 15, you thought that 10 years would creep by slowly, but that at age 60 10 years had flown by? Or that at one time you had thought that 6.2 miles was a long distance to run, but that after running 26.2 miles the former distance was actually very short? A similar phenomenon appears to apply to snowfall. The American Thinker, 1-20-2020, has an article by Gregory Whrightstone titled “Warming and the Snows of Yesterday” which is worthwhile reading.

After relating perceptions of snowfall from his youth, as well as from other people around the country, he provided several charts explaining the factual accumulations. Mr Wrightstone presented a chart by weather.gov depicting the historical snowfall record in Pittsburg, Pa since 1880 that indicates an upward trend in snowfall. Another chart by the Rutgers Global Snow Lab shows the same upward trend for the U S and the northern hemisphere. These facts prove that “… the belief that man-made warming is more significant than it really is” (-0.6% F since 1975). Pointing out that the IPCC (2001) had predicted “milder winters” and that Dr Kathryn Hayhoe (2008) forecasted that California “… would experience a 70% to 90% reduction in snowfall (Three years before California experienced its’ snowiest winter on record…”). Mr Whrightstone encouraged people to checks the factual records before making decisions.

Charlatans might be chilled, but the past is a valuable teacher.

JEREMY CONLIN

Cocolalla

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