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November 21, 2014

Stephen Colbert Explains The Difference Between WEATHER And CLIMATE

I am sure you've seen this by now:
Global warming isn't real because I was cold today! Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate.
Four feet of snow (as of yesterday) in Buffalo must mean that the so called "global warming" must be wrong, right?

I mean if the world is warming up then how can there be so much cold snow out there?

I wonder if they're saying the same thing in Sydney, Australia:
Sydney is in for another burst of summer-like heat, as a series of troughs draw in some of the hot air massing over central Australia.

The mercury in the city will climb to 38 degrees on Friday, according to updated forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology, after reaching about 27 degrees on Thursday.

Many western suburbs sweltered in temperatures well above 30 degrees on Thursday, with 35 degrees reached in Bankstown and 37 in Penrith.
Those numbers are in Celsius by the way.  Here's a Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion for all those numbers:
  • 38C = 100.4F
  • 27C = 80.6F
  • 30C = 86F
  • 35C = 95F
  • 37C = 98.6F
Due to the tilt of the Earth on its axis, they're moving into Summer in Australia while we move into Winter.  So just imagine if it's 6 months from now, say May 21, and Jeff Verszyla were to tell you that it's gonna be 100.4 out. That's what's happening in Sydney while Bills fans are getting 4+ feet of snow in Buffalo.

Meanwhile globally:
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October 2014 was the highest on record for October, at 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F).
The difference between "weather" and "climate."

1 comment:

Ol' Froth said...

They also cannot wrap their heads around the concept that a warming world can in fact result in more snow, as warmer air holds more moisture, and that moisture will fall as snow if its below 32 degrees. We're likely to have more extreme weather in a warming climate, such as last weeks snows, coupled with wild temperature swings resulting in flooding as that snow melts, predicted for next week.