Former Vice President Albert Arnold Gore Jr., the father of the great global warming hoax, is having a serious problem with Mother Nature: She's refusing to cooperate with his campaign to convince the world that our planet is well on the way toward barbecuing itself on a spit fashioned from carbon dioxide (the dreaded CO2).
Gore's problem with the climate is . . . well . . . the climate. It simply won't do what he says it should be doing. Instead of raising the planet's thermostat to heat, it's turning on the air conditioning to cooling. In summer!
This is August, midsummer, and it is usually hot and steamy here in the United States. To Gore’s discomfort, it's been downright chilly in much of the U.S.
Doubt that? Take a look at the following records from iceagenow.com. Coolest July on record for Peoria and Lincoln in central Illinois. Second-coldest July on record for Springfield, Ill.Coolest July in more than 60 years in central Indiana. Second-coldest July on record in Champaign and Urbana, Ill. (since 1891). Coldest July on record in Wilmington and Louisville, Ky., and the first July without a 90-degree temperature day. Coldest July in many towns and cities throughout Kentucky. Fourth-coldest July on record in middle Tennessee. Third-coldest July on record in Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo. Eighth straight month with below-normal temperatures in Minot, N.D. One of the top 10 coldest summers on record in southern New England. A tie for coldest July on record in Houghton Lake, Mich. Second-coldest July on record in Gaylord Mich. Third-coldest July on record in Traverse City, Mich., dating to 1896. Fifth-coldest July on record in Sault St. Marie, Mich., dating to 1888.
Want more? New York could be looking at its coolest summer on record; July was the coldest on record in South Bend and Ft. Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago and Rockford, Ill. Record-low temperatures were set in 31 states, a total of 183 new records.
As Marc Morano wrote in climatedepot.com " ‘The New York Times' remarkable front-page article on July 31, 2009 titled 'In New York, It's the Summer That Isn't' by reporter Sam Roberts detailed the record breaking cold summer in New York. The article warned 'this could be the coolest summer on record' and 'this will have been the coolest June and July since either 1903 or 1881.' "
Notes Morano "As the Earth has failed to warm, it continues to be great entertainment to watch the promoters of man-made climate fears and their message pushers in the mainstream media contort and squirm to explain the lack of heating. The media, sadly, continues to ignore major new developments in the global warming debate."
According to the authoritative Web site Icecap: "It was the 15th-coldest June in the 31 years of satellite record keeping since 1979. The first half of the month was extremely cold and even snowy in south Central Canada and the northern United States. In snowed in North Dakota and in California and northern New England in early June. It was also unusually cold in the Southwest — well below the normal (often 10-20 degrees) in places like Palm Springs, Calif. In general, the desert Southwest was unusually mild. Phoenix had 15 straight days with highs below 100 [degrees], the first time [that’s happened] in June since 1913. . .
"In the Northeast, the month was unusually cold, cloudy, and wet. In Boston it was 4.7 [degrees] below normal in a tie for sixth-coldest June (with 1982) in 138 years of record keeping, all the other years were before 1916. It was just short of two standard deviations colder [than] normal. The NWS spot checked the average m aximum temp at Boston for the month and it appears this is the second-coldest average high temp since 1872. 1903 is the record. A trace or more of rain fell on 22 days of the month. Measurable (0.01 inches or more) occurred on 16 days just short of the record of 18 set in 1942.”
With the kind of summer much of the nation has endured, just what can we expect this coming winter? In a word: a very cold one, starting in early fall and continuing into a very late spring.
The recent record shows that the alleged global warming stopped in 1998 and it has been getting colder since, even if the warmist fanatics, in the face of the evidence, insist otherwise.
Button up your overcoat, Mr. Gore. It's going to get colder out there if Mother Nature has her way — and she always does.
Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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