No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
- Albert Einstein
The news is full of stories that Washington DC’s cherry blossoms are blooming earlier and earlier due to “global warming.”
The Washington Post Even predicted that cherry trees would start blooming in January.
It is simple enough to test these theories out, using actual data. Since CO2 hit 350 PPM, the average peak bloom date has changed from March 31 to April 2 – i.e. the trees are blooming two days later than they did 30 years ago.
Five of the last six months of March have been below normal or normal temperatures in the DC area, with this month (so far) being the coldest since 1960.
The years 1945 and 1946 had very warm months of March, and the trees bloomed record early those years.
The frequency of 60 degree March days in the DC area has declined slightly over the past century, with this month (so far) being the lowest on record.
Washington DC is expecting another snowstorm on the first day of spring. This year will be a late bloom again.
Like everything else which climate cult members believe, there is zero evidence backing up their belief that cherry tree bloom dates have anything to do with atmospheric CO2 levels. Since Hansen gave this testimony in DC, peak bloom date has gotten two days later.
On June 23, 1988, in the sweltering heat, Hansen told a U.S. Senate committee he was 99 percent certain that the year’s record temperatures were not the result of natural variation. It was the first time a lead scientist drew a connection between human activities, the growing concentration of atmospheric pollutants, and a warming climate.
“It’s time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here,” Hansen told reporters.
But the cult rolls on, believing their false prophets. They are completely oblivious to evidence.