Eleven Years Since The New York Times Announced “The Endless Summer”

Eleven years ago, the New York Times told us winter is a thing of the past, Polar Bears are dying, and sea ice is shrinking.

With Warmer Weather, Different Decisions to Make – The New York Times

So how did that work out? The eastern US is facing historic cold, Polar Bear populations are increasing, and there has been no change in Arctic sea ice extent since the day the article came out.

10-Day Temperature Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.

Twenty good reasons not to worry about polar bears | polarbearscience

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4 Responses to Eleven Years Since The New York Times Announced “The Endless Summer”

  1. LOL in Oregon says:

    But you MUST “religiously believe”!
    They are the Great Oz!
    They know all and see all!
    …Just ask’em (and send money, lots of $$$$)

  2. John F. Hultquist says:

    Twas a long time ago, before forecasters at NWSFO Buffalo in 1995 developed BUFKIT to predict “Lake Effect” snow:
    We went from 75 miles south of Erie to near the town center. That was in the A.M.
    Mid afternoon we headed back. The City is near the level of Lake Erie, on an old shore. The first mile south includes a 100 ft. increase in elevation. There is a steep little rise south of downtown, and then a continual climb for about 10 miles. From the lake it goes up about 700 feet.
    There was no snow in Erie as we left. After the first bench, we encountered snow. About 10 or 12 miles south we had a foot of snow. A few miles on the snow depth was less, but snow was falling, and did so for another 10 miles. Then it tapered off. The last 55 miles was easy.
    That was my first encounter with the Lake Erie “snow machine.”

    Happy New Years to all.
    John

    • RAH says:

      Lake effect is a strange thing. It extends down from the lake in fingers with some areas getting dumped on and others not far away seeing nothing at all. A few years ago I had a pick up in Tonawanda which is the north side of the Buffalo metropolitan area. The I-90 toll road was closed due to heavy snow which stranded drivers for 18 hours. The snow was heaviest at Lackawanna on the south side of the city. I detoured around it coming in from the east instead of the south. When I got to my destination in Tonawanda there was not a flake of snow in the sky or on the ground. Lackawanna is only about 8 miles as the crow flies from Tonawanda.

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