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January 7, 2014

That Wascally Wabbit, "Polar Vortex"

Ed Driscoll » Time Magazine Swings Both WaysIn 1974, Time Magazine blamed the cold polar vortex on global cooling.
‘Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.’ Another Ice Age? – TIME

Forty years later, Time Magazine blames the cold polar vortex on global warming
‘But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely. Right now much of the U.S. is in the grip of a polar vortex, which is pretty much what it sounds like: a whirlwind of extremely cold, extremely dense air that forms near the poles.’ Polar Vortex: Climate Change Could Be the Cause of Record Cold Weather | TIME.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 7, 2014 10:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

"Climate change could be the cause of record cold weather"

Can't get nothing past these guys, I'm telling you.

Posted by: b moe at January 8, 2014 3:13 AM

Vortex reminds me of "circling the drain" which reminds me of Time Magazine.

Posted by: ed at January 8, 2014 3:31 AM

1974 edition plainly asks the first innocent question. Casts the doubt. It was the setup for 40 years later, where we clearly now have the "answer."

These guys plan way ahead!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 8, 2014 4:08 AM

They still haven't explained how giving Al Gore's cronies at Goldman Sachs billions of dollars in "Carbon Credit" trading fees is going to change the climate. Every time I ask I get called a Denier and I get audited by the IRS.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at January 8, 2014 4:31 AM

They have tried global cooling, and global warming. What's next global "just righting?"

Posted by: tripletap at January 8, 2014 4:39 AM

The only way to relate to these climate fanatics is to regard them as members of an odd religion. There is no point in trying to reason with them: You would have as much luck trying to convince a Hindu to eat a hamburger as you would have in trying to convince a member of the Global Warming Religion that their obsession with temperature is wrong.
At this point, all you can do is talk to your children and inoculate them against this cult, and perhaps talk to whomever you know that still has an open mind.

Posted by: Orcadrvr at January 8, 2014 7:46 AM

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