I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones Bing Crosby used to sing about — long before anyone talked about global warming and when the only carbon footprints were snow angels in the schoolyard.
But this December, you are more likely to see someone skateboarding than snowboarding in Montreal, which bears no resemblance to a winter wonderland anywhere outside the surreal holiday window display at the downtown Ogilvy store.
The warmest temperature recorded for Montreal on Dec. 25 was 12.8C in 1964.
Green Christmases are not unheard of in Montreal. In fact, there have been 14 since 1955, according to Environment Canada.
In a recent “conversation,” Timothy mentioned that a warm winter is evidence for man-caused global warming… and you are a “bozo” to deny this:
- Timothy Kershner [said]: Yes, the climate change denial bozos are the worst of the bunch, Des Andrie. Not sure which part they are in denial of the most. Is it the fact that 60 degrees in the mountains of Pennsylvania isn’t normal on Christmas day…
I merely ask if people like Timothy mention Philadelphia in 2014, which CBS notes set records:
The Winter of 2013-2014 is in the history books. Our latest blast from Mother Nature Tuesday morning brings the season snowfall total in Philadelphia above 58.4″ and it is now officially our third snowiest winter ever.
This is not a record many of us are bragging about. We had those opportunities in 1995-1996 when 65.5″ fell on the city and more recently in 2009-2010 when notable storms like “Snowmageddon” and “Snowpocalypse” helped pile up the all time season record to 78.7″ in Philadelphia….
(See also Accuweather)
When I bring up cold weather I often hear, “you don’t understand ‘weather’ versus ‘climate’.” Likewise, should I say that people like Timothy do not understand weather as opposed to climate?
Bernie Sanders said essentially the same thing, and likewise was torn-up on twitter (Hat-Tip–Weasel):
Young Conservatives notes this disparity between temperatures and global warming activists:
…From Real Science:
Christmas Eve 1955 was much warmer. Three fourths of the country was over 60 degrees, and Ashland Kansas, Geary Oklahoma and Encinal Texas were all over 90 degrees. Fort Lauderdale was 85 degrees. All of the stations below were over 60 degrees on Christmas Eve, 1955.
Last winter, the East Coast had record cold. That was ignored because it was “less than 1% of the Earth.” But this week, the Eastern US defines the global climate.
In Irving Berlin’s 1954 musical “White Christmas” – the story line was 70 degrees in Vermont on Christmas eve and no snow. That was why they were “Dreaming of a White Christmas”
So if the warm temperatures this year are because of climate change then what were the high temperatures in 1955 caused by?
Climate change alarmists will use any excuse and any change in weather to blame the world’s problems on pollution but their arguments hold no water when they are even slightly scrutinized….
The No Trick Zone gets in on the action:
At his always interesting Saturday Summary at Weatherbell Analytics here, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi confirms what Tony Heller’s Real Science posted a couple of days ago: December 24, 1955 was warmer than the impressively warm December 24, 2015.
It goes to show that you simply cannot judge climate based on a single weather event.