Rapid Fake News Payback

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

  • Albert Einstein

Two days ago, the fake news New York Times announced the end of winter and blamed your SUV.

Spring Came Early. Scientists Say Climate Change Is a Culprit. – The New York Times

Now they are headed for one of their snowiest March weeks on record.

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35 Responses to Rapid Fake News Payback

  1. RAH says:

    But climate change will be the culprit that brought the snow on too! So once again we will see that there is absolutely no way that AGW or humane caused climate change hypothesis can be falsified.

  2. Thomas Robbins says:

    These are hyperfocus issues – you hyperfocus on weather, and in the back of your mind you think it has never happened before (often helped along by the media) – but then why do they have the tradition of pulling punxsutawney phil out of his hole FEB 2 to see if we will have six more weeks of winter? BECAUSE, it is not at all odd to have a warm up in February. You could point to many springs that “came early” and then winter has its revenge – its called weather. I myself took advantage of the most gorgeous Feb weather we had for a few weeks – sky so blue it looked fake.. As a side note, my memory as a child is that in St. Louis, we had huge snows quite often, and school closures – truth is, looking up NOAA’s own data, St. louis only has a 5 + inch snow event, about every 4 years, and a blizzard type event once a decade! It indicated most snows are just a light < 1 inch event, and that has been what it was like THIS year – about 3 winters ago we had 4 or 5 BIG snows (now I am also remembering the mid 70's, and it was a VERY COLD period as we all know – so memory and hyperfocus on an issue, can convince some people of anything – especially when it is constantly reinforced by idiots in the press. One more point – just because you have not lived through a normal warming cycle, does not mean it never happened, a huge trap many get into – I have a feeling if I could talk to someone who lived through the US summers in the early and mid 30's, they would laugh at us for thinking a few days of 95 degrees is a heatwave – IN FACT, I DO recall as a child, blistering hot summers in St. Louis, where we had several consecutive days over 100 – has not happened in my adult life. If anything, I think temp extremes have moderated a bit, with some less cold winters, and cake walk summers – of course this will change…I believe it already is..

    • RAH says:

      Last spring was nice because we had little severe weather and the summer here in central Indiana was wonderfully mild and the nice weather lasted well into the fall. I wouldn’t mind a repeat.

    • rw says:

      Very nicely put.

      This is beginning to remind me of something I read about several years ago when I was looking into the psychology of rumor. Some eager beavers were able to spark a social hysteria around the supposed mutilation of cattle that had died on ranch lands. (There’s a book on the subject that I think is a classic, called Mute Evidence.) It involved the same kind of “hyperfocus”, as you say:- people had never looked closely at dead cattle rotting in the fields (why should they?), but spurred on by a few heated reports, they began to, and when they did they noticed that various soft parts were missing (eaten by small mammals and birds, actually). As a result, a lot of people who should have known better began to think something spooky was going on.

  3. neal s says:

    Recently came across an opinion piece


    I was prompted to respond with a comment
    Unless CAGW is falsifiable, it is NOT science. The claims of consensus about CAGW have been debunked. If it is ‘settled’ it isn’t really science. Why are there constant adjustments necessary to measured temperatures? Why do recent charts of temperature history not match charts that were done previously by same people? How come the arctic sea ice isn’t all gone yet, despite the alarmist predictions over and over that it would be? Why do the balloon radiosonde and satellite records, not match the ‘adjusted’ ground temperature records?

    You’ve been lied to and you’ve swallowed it all. Next time someone claims some recent high temp record has been broken, check to see if it is just in the last 30 years, or if that is an all-time high temp record. Most all-time high-temp records were set in the 30’s.

    What would convince you that CAGW is a hoax? If there is nothing that would convince you, then your belief is based on religion and not actually on science.
    Don’t know if they will actually let it pass moderation.

  4. Frank K. says:

    Here is my reality: Forecast for my location in New Hampshire for Saturday, March 11, 2017.

    Day: Cloudy. High 14F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph.
    Evening: A few clouds. Low 1F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

    It’s an early Spring!! (LOL)

  5. cdquarles says:

    For most of my life, spring arrives around March 21st. I don’t recall a March 22nd start. I do recall a few March 20th starts. What the weather will be like is 70s/40s, +/- 20, winds from 0 to 20, gusts maybe 30+ and most likely from 145 to 360 degrees by the compass, sunny, rainy, occasionally snowy.

  6. The Iconoclast says:

    Oh that’s OK, all that late snow proves global warming too!

  7. Andy says:

    The Antarctic has had the longest melt season on record.

    By far.

    How come no mention on here, apart from by me?

    Compare that to claims of Arctic longest melt season last few years when actually it wasn’t.

    Is there equivalent of fake news called IgnoredNews ?



    • AndyG55 says:

      Ignore news is the flip-side of the Jet Stream weather event

      The HUMAN side in northern Russia that AGW slime-bags like you ignore.


      AGW slimebags put a tiny reduction in Arctic sea ice, ahead of massive freezing and deaths in northern Russia.

      And you wonder why you get treated like the scum that you are !!!

    • AndyG55 says:

      Antarctic has always bounced up and down.

      Nothing to do with global warming

      ALL to do with natural climate cycles and ocean currents..

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      CO2 ends winter early. Then it makes winter come back again. CO2 melts Antarctica. Then it makes it freeze again. I don’t know what made Andy post about Antarctica under a post about progressive religious beliefs of the Timesmen but I have a strong suspicion.

      CO2 made him do it.

      It is the most powerful substance on Earth.

      By far.

  8. Gail Combs says:

    RUSSIAN WINTER 2016-2017

    March 7, 2016 – Buryatia Russia – Cars stuck in snowdrifts more than 4 ft deep

    March 14, 2016 – Russia – Unexpectedly strong winter returns. Freezing poses a risk in the southern European territory to early blossoming apricots and plums. Frost could also endanger emerging winter wheat seedlings.

    March 20, 2016 – Russia – Blizzard leaves 39 settlements without power. Descriptions on social media tell of torn off roofs, falling poles, fences, winds howling, tree bends to the ground.

    April 7, 2016 – Russia – Unexpected blizzard in Bratsk

    April 8, 2016 – Snowfall and blizzards in Siberia, the Urals and the Far East continue.

    April 17, 2016 – Blizzard and (very) heavy snowfall in Sakhalin, Russia. Heavy snowfall closes major interstates in Wyoming and Colorado too.

    May 2, 2016 – Surprise snowstorm in Russia In Krasnoyarsk, snowstorm sweeps and raging storm. In some areas of the city the temperature was below -1 degrees below zero.

    May 28, 2016 – Russia – Snowfall paralyzes truck movement. On the border areas of Mogochinsky and Chernyshevsky fell more than 20 cm (8 inches) of snow.

    June 15, 2016 – Alaska, Finland, China, Russia, New York State have JUNE SNOW. Crop Losses Follow. In Tiksi and Novodvinsk Russia unexpectedly snowed.

    August 27, 2016 – Summer snow in Russia. In the central region of Magadan snow fell. Mean while Perth Australia was on track for coldest winter this century. June and July temperatures have been the coldest in years and three confirmed reports of snow on the Stirling Ranges this winter so far, the highest number since 1998. “On average, snow falls once a year in WA,” said MLM spokesman.

    October 12, 2016 – Russia – Heavy snowfall in Magadan Region for three days running. The snowfall paralyzes traffic between Magadan and Yakutia. The federal highway “Kolyma” is closed for the passage of freight transport in the Magadan region due to heavy snowfall.

    October 17, 2016 – Russia – Snow paralyzes Ulan-Ude. Meanwhile on the other side of the earth there was record snowfall in Montana and snow all the way from Yosemite to British Columbia

    October 23, 2016 – Snowing in Inner Mongolia. Snow hit northeastern areas of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in north China on Friday. Snow hit the town of Tulihe in Hulun Buir City on early morning of Friday as the temperature dropped sharply.

    November 2, 2016 – Russia – Record snow covers houses up to the roofs. Animals slaughtered due to record snowfall – Five times the monthly normal precipitation in Yakutia, Russia. Horses are unable to feed themselves because of deep snow forcing locals to slaughter younger horses.

    November 5, 2016 – Miles of giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia. An 11-mile (18km) stretch of coast covered with the icy spheres from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1 meter (3ft) across.

    November 9, 2016 – The cyclone [Blizard] now pounding Sakhalin [Russia] complicates the work of restoring power to settlements of the region, according to the press service of PJSC “Sakhalinenergo” on Thursday.

    November 13, 2016 – Ukraine and Russia hit by extreme cold and heavy snow. Forecasts had called for heavy snow from Romania to Ukraine. As a result, the temperature in Novosibirsk dropped to -31C. Snowdrifts in the Ternopil region of Ukraine have reached half a meter causing a huge number of trucks to remain locked in the snowdrifts. And in the mean time snowfall cause power outages in central China. Source: Xinhua 2016-11-13
    WUHAN, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) — Tens of thousands of households in central China’s Hubei Province is experiencing power outages after heavy snow severely damaged the local grid. Snowstorm hit Enshi last Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing down nearly 9,000 electric poles, and destroyed transformers and other supporting facilities.

    November 21, 2016 – Russia – Never so cold in many decades. Record cold – Temperatures in most parts of Siberia and the Urals with average daily temperatures as much as 16-20 degrees below normal. In Ural towns and villages the temperature dropped to -27 to -32 degrees. Temperatures in Siberia are even below -32 to -38 degrees. In the Tomsk region, central and southern regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, down to -42, and in the Khanty Mansiysk district down to -44 degrees.

    November 22, 2016 – Snowstorms and strong blizzards batter Russia and Kazachstan

    November 25, 2016 – Russia – Blizzard traps dozens overnight. blizzard suddenly fell upon the Sakhalin and paralyzed movement of vehicles in Dolinsky district, and forced dozens of drivers to spend the night in the Seashore. Because of the heavy snowfall, even emergency lights were not visible. AND in Tokyo Japan – First snow observed on the ground in November in 142 years

    December 23, 2016 – Russia – Record snowfall in Krasnaya Polyana

    January 17, 2017 – Russia, record snowfall in some areas. At the meteorological station “Central Mine” snow depth has reached 188 cm (6′-2″). In the village Chokurdakh, the snow measures 166 cm (5′-5″). The absolute snowfall leader in Russia is the alpine weather station Sochi, with more than 220 cm (just over 7 ft). An unusually large amount of snow for January is observed across Central and Eastern Europe. All the Baltic States, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, are covered in snow. The Balkans have not seen this much snow in several years.

    January 8, 2017 – Coldest Orthodox Christmas in Russia in 120 years. The mecury plunged to minus 30C overnight in Moscow, and minus 24C in St Petersburg.

    January 5, 2017 – Far colder than normal in Russia. -40ºC (-40ºF) frosts to come in Central Russia. Within 3-5 days, the average daily temperature is expected to be 10-15 degrees below normal. The danger is that the low temperature will be accompanied by strong wind.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Unlike Western ClimAstrologists, Russian scientists are free of CAGW Lysankoism, and been warning the Russian people of the cold period -Little Ice Age to come.

      October 22, 2016 – “The Earth is heading towards another ice age as solar magnetic activity is set to drop by up to 60 per cent in the next 15 years,” warns new study.

      Experts say that solar activity has not been this low since the Maunder Minimum, a period of low sunspot activity between 1645 and 1715 when the entire Thames froze over. That period is also considered the deepest part of the last “Little Ice Age.” Valentina Zharkova from Northumbria University, who applied this theory to the Sun, says she can predict the affects of solar cycles with 97 per cent accuracy.

      Based on her findings, Ms Zharkova says the next solar cycle is set to peak in 2022, and the cycle after that, Cycle 26, will herald a new ice age.

      November 17, 2016 – A New Little Ice Age has begun, says Russian scientist

      Not at some future date, mind you, but right now. The new Little Ice Age has already started.

      In his new book, Evidence-Based Climate Science: ‘Data Opposing CO2 Emissions as the Primary Source of Global Warming, astrophysicist Dr. Habibullo Abdussamatov warns that a new Little Ice Age has begun.

      A highly qualified and highly regarded scientist, Dr Abdussamatov is Head of Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.


      Since 1990, the Sun has been in the declining phase of the quasi-bicentennial variation in total solar irradiance (TSI). The decrease in the portion of TSI absorbed by the Earth since 1990 has remained uncompensated by the Earth’s long-wave radiation into space at the previous high level because of the thermal inertia of the world’s oceans.

      As a result, the Earth has – and will continue to have – a negative average annual energy balance and a long-term adverse thermal condition.

      The quasi-centennial epoch of the new Little Ice Age started at the end 2015 after the maximum phase of solar cycle 24. The start of a solar grand minimum is anticipated in solar cycle 27 ± 1 in 2043 ± 11 and the beginning of phase of deep cooling in the new Little Ice Age in 2060 ± 11.

      The gradual weakening of the Gulf Stream leads to stronger cooling in the zone of its action in western Europe and the eastern parts of the United States and Canada. Quasi-bicentennial cyclic variations of TSI together with successive very important influences of the causal feedback effects are the main fundamental causes of corresponding alternations in climate variation from warming to the Little Ice Age.


    • R2Dtoo says:

      Geez Gail: now you went and peed in Andy’s corn flacks.

    • Gail Combs says:

      OH, that is great. Now the Fabian wolves are starting to eat their own.

      • RAH says:

        Yep. When greens have to live in the real world they are bound to fail. The politicians got their kickbacks but that was no guarantee that that they would stick with program they instituted when the time came that it would be more profitable to their revenue scheme to throw the greens overboard.

  9. Squidly says:

    I live in Nashville, Tennessee. We are supposed to get 1-3″ inches of snow tomorrow night … yes, that’s right .. 1-3″ inches of snow, in Nashville, on freaking March 10th !!!!

    Are you kidding me? … Early spring my ass … and where the hell is the “global warming” ?? … according to Tony’s wonderful little temperature data application, the State of Tennessee hasn’t seen any change in average temperature since 1880’s … give me a break!

    • RAH says:

      HA! Glad I’m not driving into Crashville, TN this weekend. Went through twice this week and once was during the last of the afternoon rush on I-65 and that’s bad enough when the weather is fine! At least it was early morning when I went down to Shelbyville, because IMO I-24 is worse than I-65 during the high traffic hours.

      • Squidly says:

        Oh gosh, no kidding RAH. I-64, I-25 and I-40 are ambulance chasers dreams. I avoid those freeways like the plague during rush hour. Fortunately for me, my commute to work is on back roads that rarely have much traffic.

        “Crashville” .. I like it !! … :-)

  10. AndyG55 says:

    Yippeeee.. another “end of snow” prediction


    End of the century, though.. so they are not quite as stupid as Viner !! :-)

  11. Gail Combs says:

    A new twist to Liar Liar Pants On Fire!!!

    A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury – in an arson case.
    Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.
    He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.
    Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Miami Herald.


    Now why can’t that happen to a bunch of Urinalists too?

    Oh the Urinalists are now whinying because T-Rex won’t take them on his plane on his visits to China Korea and Japan.

    Poor babies don’t want to have to PAY for their flights and have to go through Grope-N-Fly like the Great Unwashed.

  12. RAH says:

    All kinds of battles against the fakes are going on out there. I found this one interesting though it has nothing to do with climate, other than perhaps the social/political climate:

    • Gail Combs says:

      ROTFLMAO — Those guys are GOOD!

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      That’s some great analytical work followed by a flawless execution.

      One has to wonder if present day FBI or CIA spooks could find the flag this fast without their ability to monitor and intercept electronic communications.

      I have my doubts their army of office jockeys trained to read what others wrote could pull it off.

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